Doncaster Sambo is a family run Martial Arts club.  We provide affordable training for anyone who wants to learn.  Our coaches are all friendly and welcoming as are our members.

We offer a free week for anyone wanting to try out our classes, with no obligation.  There's no contracts or minimum membership sign ups, you try us, you like us and you pay as you go, with multiple payment options suited to your needs.

People come to us for many different motivations, some to get fit, some for a hobby and to make friends, for self defense and some come to learn to fight and go on to compete.  Whatever your motivation, you have nothing to lose by popping in and seeing what we have to offer.  Get involved.


It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat. 

~Theodore Roosevelt




1st Dan Judo.
7th Dan Taijutsu.
4th Dan Kempo Karate.
5th Dan Freestyle Sport Jujitsu.
Kru (red mongkon) Muay Thai.
BJJ Purple Belt (Ben Poppleton).
1st Dan Kobudo.
British Open Sambo Gold Medalist 2020.

British Open Sambo Silver Medalist 2019.
British Open Sambo Gold Medalist 2018.
World Masters Sambo Bronze Medalist 2018.
WCJJO World Bronze Medalist 2001.
UKFSJJ Gold Medalist 1997.

Brian Lister

Head Coach


1st Dan Taijutsu.
BJJ Blue Belt (Ben Poppleton).

British Open Bronze Medalist 2020.

Kent Sambo Open Gold Medalist 2019.
YMMAC Lightweight MMA Belt Holder 2018.
MMA, BJJ (Gi and NoGi), Muay Thai and Grappling Coach.
WKO Qualified Corner Person.

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Club Coach

Ewan Jack 'The Gripper' Lister


BJJ Blue Belt (Ben Poppleton).
Fitness & Ladies Self Defense Coach.

Club Admin & Reception.

WKO Qualified Corner Person.


Club Coach


+44 7563141702
01302 340533

61a Carr House Road, Doncaster DN1 2BY.

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