Do you want to develop your skills and tap into the fastest growing market in martial arts?

When you look at Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), it’s easy to see why it’s the fastest-growing martial art on the planet. MMA pretty much has it all...

Want to get in awesome shape? No problem, MMA will give you a killer workout.

Want to improve your fighting skills? From standing to the ground and everywhere in between, MMA is a complete fighting system. 

Looking for a new fun activity? Great, MMA is engaging, enjoyable, and sooooo much fun to train.

It’s no wonder the most common question instructors get asked by prospective students is 

“Do you teach MMA?”

However, for the longest time, there have been very few resources available to help coaches run a successful MMA programme. 

That meant unless you were a seasoned mixed martial artist or wanted to start training as one, it was difficult to tap into the exploding MMA market.

However, that’s about to change… but before we get into that, you might be wondering who I am and why you should listen to me.

Former MMA fighter turned teachers teacher...

My name is Matt Chapman, AKA Mittmaster Matt. I’m a lifelong martial artist, former undefeated UK MMA champion, and ran a martial arts & MMA gym of 400 members, for 19 years.

One of the main reasons my school was so successful is down to the Mittmaster pad system. It helped our classes go from pretty good to downright awesome, almost immediately.

The 3 key elements of a successful programme...

You see, the Mittmaster System provides three essential elements that turbo-charge classes and keep students coming back for more. 

Firstly, the Mittmaster system provides STRUCTURE.

Despite what your students might say, a solid learning structure is essential to their development. It will make them feel comfortable in class, confident in their techniques, and allow them to develop faster because there is structure to their training.

Secondly, the Mittmaster system gives VARIETY. 

But not just random drills or techniques you might find on YouTube or social media. The variety of techniques and drills needs be to be linked to the overall structure and should always keep your students progressing.

Finally, the Mittmaster system is ENJOYABLE. 

Even the most committed martial artist will struggle to stick to training long term if they're not enjoying the classes. The Mittmaster system is simple, interactive, and has so much variety that it’s incredibly enjoyable to train. 

As I mentioned before, the moment I introduced the Mittmaster system to my students, the results were incredible. Attendance went through the roof, attrition went down, and my student’s skill level leapt forward. 

Until now, the only way you can get qualified as a Mittmaster MMA pad holder is through training with me privately. 

However, that isn’t possible for the vast majority of people and especially with the world in lockdown. So after being asked about running an online MMA certification for the umpteenth time, I decided it’s time to change that…

Introducing the Mittmaster MMA Pad Holder Certification...

Inside the certification, you’ll discover: 

  • How MMA pad holding differs from other striking sports
  • MMA stance & footwork
  • Core MMA striking principles 
  • Long. mid & close range MMA specific striking
  • Effective striking from the MMA clinch
  • The three most important takedowns in MMA 
  • Chain wrestling for MMA
  • My "3 H" system for defending takedowns
  • Ground & pound pad sequences from top & bottom positions

Here's an example of a ground & pound sequence I taught at live certification years ago

Best of all, as the certification is held online, you can complete the qualification without having to leave the comfort of your home (or dojo) and in your own time.

To make the certification easier to learn and keep the costs low, I have split the full certification into two levels. 

MMA Pad Holder (Level 1)

MMA Pad Pro (Level 2)

(This will also weed out any time-wasters who are only interested in collecting certificates without doing the work)

The Level 1 MMA Pad Holder certification covers the core Mitt Master MMA drills and concepts and includes: 

  • 35+ detailed instructional videos covering everything you need to know
  • Downloadable instruction manuals and notes to help you master MMA pad holding
  • FREE bonus content designed to improve your all round MMA coaching skills 

Once you have completed the Level One training (and passed the video test), you will be awarded the certification as a...

"Mittmaster MMA Pad Holder Level 1”

Which makes you eligible to begin the level two certification to qualify as a full Mittmaster MMA Pad Pro.


The Level 1 MMA Pad Holder course is only:

£99/ US$140

(I'm also limiting this course intake to 10 people, so I can answer any questions you may have and support your learning)

Your payment includes:

  • Lifetime access to the level one instructional content
  • Lifetime updates to the level one coaching manuals & materials
  • Free online testing for the level one certification
  • Unlimited re-tests if you are not successful the first time around
  • Access to the discussion forum within the course so you can ask questions, get help and share your experiences.

Please be aware - paying the fee for the certification DOES NOT guarantee you will pass the test. 

I have high standards and will NOT certify anyone who can’t hold pads to the required level. So don’t take this course if you are not serious or 

don’t want to put in the effort to elevate your pad holding.

Is this course right for me?

If you fall into one of the following categories, then this course is for you…

I’m looking to start a new MMA programme at my school - Excellent! As a Mittmaster MMA Pad Pro, you’ll have the pad holding skills necessary to teach awesome and effective MMA striking.

I already teach MMA, but I want to improve my pad skills - Perfect! You’ll learn skills and drills to work with all levels of student from beginner to pro-fighter.

I don’t have any MMA skills, but I want to learn - Not a problem! The Mittmaster MMA system will help you develop the key pad holding skills in no time at all.

Here’s how to get started today…

To secure your space for the special launch price of only £99 / US$140 all you need to do is follow these three simple steps:

Step #1 - Click the button below, where you’ll be redirected to our secure payment page. 

Step #2 Complete your payment and create your account.

Step #3 - Login and follow the instructions. Once you are inside watch the videos, download the resources and get training!

It is that easy! 

Click the button below to get started now or if you have any questions please send me an email here: 

Become An MMA Certified Pad Holder

Click The Button Below To Secure Your Spot & Get Started

What People Say About Mittmaster

5 star rating

MittMaster is simply the BEST

mark hibs

im a career martial artist. traditional background multiple black belts that make me sound way cooler on paper. I made the switch to MMA/ BJJ and then to mod...

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im a career martial artist. traditional background multiple black belts that make me sound way cooler on paper. I made the switch to MMA/ BJJ and then to modern combatives ( KRAV MAGA) style. there are 3 main skills that take a long time to master. 1) martial arts techniques for yourself pressure tested, 2) Teaching the skill 3) running a business. MittMaster fills in any gaps you may have in your curriculum WE ALL HAVE GAPS! I love what i teach , im on a mission to provide the BEST instruction and techniques for the people that train with us. Mitt Masters is THE BEST I've seen (20+ years ) for teaching skills that will improve your and your students overall game. this is carefully thought out and well organized easy to follow syllabus that your students will thank you for. There is an easy barrier to entry that makes this affordable quality. I cant think of 1 reason NOT to invest.

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Excellent Course

Graeme Campbell

This course made me think more about what I am doing and why. It's been a while since I have had my coaching reviewed and it was nice to learn it was at a pa...

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This course made me think more about what I am doing and why. It's been a while since I have had my coaching reviewed and it was nice to learn it was at a pass standard. Excellent video production, sound was clear and and image was clear. Great information and great fun as always. I love how there are always funny moments in these courses. They make learning enjoyable and I think I pick more up when I am relaxed and fully engaged. Great course thanks again.

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Awesome Course

Wayne Rutherford

Very in depth and you will come away with a great understanding of pad holding and teaching to others.

Very in depth and you will come away with a great understanding of pad holding and teaching to others.

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Matt Chapman

Hi, my name is Mittmaster Matt.

I'm a martial arts student for 35 years, instructor for 20 years, author and creator of the Mittmaster Pad Training system.

This unique pad training system includes over 500 pad drills for Boxing, Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Thaiboxing & MMA and is used daily by 10,000 instructors, coaches and school owners around the world.