Evade Martial Arts was originally founded in 1999 by world renowned black belt instructor David Breed. As one of David's original and longest standing black belt students, Stuart Tomlinson opened up his first full time gym under the Evade banner in 2009 after many years of coaching in and around the Tameside, Oldham and Manchester areas.  Thus Evade Martial Arts Tameside was born.

Evade Martial Arts has been in its current location just off Manchester road in Mossley since 2013. In the decade it has been open there, it has grown hugely and become not only one of the most well known and respected gyms in the area, but also the world. We have the huge honour and pleasure of regularly hosting a selection of the best Martial Arts fighters, athletes and coaches from across the globe for seminars and other amazing events.

A photo of Evade Martial Arts Kickboxing coach Emma McAnulty demonstrating a Kickboxing Kick as part of the Evade Martial Arts Tameside and Kickboxing Tameside programs


At Evade Martial Arts we teach children from as young as 4 years old through to adult. Our core Martial Arts disciplines include specific Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Freestyle Karate, Kickboxing and Boxing programs for the Tameside, Oldham, Saddleworth and Manchester communities.

Our full time centre in Mossley is open 7 days a week coaching classes day, evening and weekend to both beginners and experienced practitioners.

We also provide private lessons, public group work and corporate training to a wide range of different individuals, organisations, charities and companies.

All of our coaches are enhanced CRB checked and fully insured. We have extensive experience in working with children and adults who have specific learning needs, physical constraints and emotional difficulties.

We support the work of Mental Health Charities such as MIND and Papyrus, and firmly believe that regular Martial Arts training is hugely beneficial to students physical, mental and spiritual health.

A photo of Evade Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach Christian Knight demonstrating a BJJ position as part of the Evade Martial Arts Tameside and BJJ Tameside programs


Since its inception, Evade Martial Arts has gone from strength to strength developing champions not only in the combat sports of Martial Arts, but also in life through their exemplary work ethic, conduct and values.

Evade has grown into a large, welcoming and inclusive Martial Arts Tameside community of valued individuals where support, acceptance and sharing provide purpose and meaning for all.


We focus on more than just fitness, sport or self-defence; we also care about each individual’s personal development and their own particular journey through life.

The instructors within Evade Martial Arts are certified black belts with qualifications that have been both trained and earned professionally in order to teach multiple martial arts disciplines.

  • Inclusivity

    We believe that Martial Arts, when taught in the right way, is both accessible and open to all. We support our students in their training. Adapting our coaching to suit the needs of each individual learner is key to the way we teach.

  • Standards

    As a Martial Arts gym, our focus is on helping our students become the very best versions of themselves. We achieve this by maintaining high standards with regards to what we expect of both ourselves and of our members.

  • Community

    An athlete in any sport is only as strong as the people they surround themselves with. At Evade Martial Arts, we look to foster a community, atmosphere and vibe that is second to none. Belonging to a group that wants you to succeed is key to success in any endeavour, activity or challenge.

A photo of Evade Martial Arts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach Christian Knight demonstrating a BJJ position as part of the Evade Martial Arts Tameside and BJJ Tameside programs


We have a number of a truly brilliant Martial Arts programs for adults (students aged 14 years and above) at Evade Martial Arts. These include Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Freestyle Karate, Boxing, Ladies Only and Fight Fit.

A photo of a young Evade Martial Arts student demonstrating a punch as part of the Evade Martial Arts Tameside and Children's Martial Arts Tameside programs


For children, we split our programs into different age groups. These are then further diversified by Martial Art style, ability and goal. Little Ninja's is a specific program for students aged 4 - 7 years. Cadets is for students aged 8 - 13 years and Teen is for students aged 10 - 15 years.

We are proud to offer high level Martial Arts coaching within the Tameside area. 

Our Martial Arts classes operate out of our full time centre based in Mossley. 

We are also ideally located if you are looking for Martial Arts in Saddleworth. Or in the Stalybridge, Ashton-U-Lyne, Dukinfield or Oldham areas.

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