ACE Coaching Team

At ACE MMA we want you to be safe and learning from the best. Our Coaching Team have extensive knowledge and experience in Martial Arts as both competitors and coaches.

Shaj 'Superman' Haque

Head MMA and Kickboxing Coach

Shaj is former UK no1 ranked Professional Flyweight and one of the best in the world. He was a BAMMA World Title contender, also shortlisted and interviewed in Las Vegas for The Ultimate Fighter 24 TV Series. He was the first Made 4 The Cage 2 Weight European Champion and is current Almighty FC Champion. Shaj has competed in many of the largest organisations in the world such as Cage Warriors, BAMMA and Fight Nights Global. 

Shaj is renowned for his exceptional footwork, head movement and striking skills and is also a purple belt in BJJ along with fantastic MMA wrestling ability.  Shaj has over 15 years of experience, and holds a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Coaching demonstrating his knowledge, experience and coaching skills.

Jordan Cooper

Head Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach

Jordan is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt under East Coast Jiu Jitsu's Renowned black belt Darragh O'Connail. Jordan is a multiple time British and Irish Open Gold Medallist. He is a submission specialist with over 10 years of experience and has travelled around the world learning from some of the greatest Brazlian Jiu Jitsu Practitioners, such as Marcelo Garcia, John Danaher, Andre Galvao and the Mendes Brothers.

 Jordan has also competed successfully in MMA before specialising in BJJ giving him fantastic understanding of both Sport Jiu Jitsu and Grappling for MMA.

Shamsul Haque

Shamsul has over 15 years experience in competing at a professional level and coaching MMA, he is a former top 10 UK Professional Flyweight and is currently Made 4 The Cage Strawweight Champion. Shamsul also has a vast amount of experience in coaching all levels from professional fighters to young children that are new to the sport.

Additionally, Shamsul is a qualified teacher with a BA Hons degree in Education and a Level 3 Personal Trainer with a Level 3 Diploma in Exercises Referral. 
Shamsul's knowledge, experience and passion has been a significant factor to our exceptional kids program.

Oobie Rahman

Oobie has over 13 years of experience and has won multiple kickboxing tournaments. Oobie is a former undefeated Professional Mixed Martial Artist who retired from competition but continued  training and became a coach. He has substantial knowledge and experience in Boxing, Kickboxing and MMA.

Oobie is also the padman of coach and fighter Shaj Haque in preparation for his professional fights.

Navid Rostaie

Navid has over 14 years of experience in Martial Arts, he finished his amateur MMA Career with a 9-1 record winning multiple British titles, however unfortunately due to a serious knee injury he was unable to compete as a Professional. He however continued training, coaching and improving his skills.

Navid has extensive knowledge in nutrition, weight cutting and strength and conditioning. Although not actively competing, Navid is one of the most knowledgeable Martial Artists in the UK.

Jennie Haque

Womens MMA Coach

Jennie has been involved in Martial Arts for over 10 years. She originally trained kickboxing then later took up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. She herself lost over 3 stones training Martial Arts and is an inspiration to others. Jennie has fantastic coaching skills which is proven by the outstanding feedback received from her classes. 

Aaron Givens

Aaron is an upcoming prospect in MMA with 8 years of experience. He is an Amateur MMA Champion, a top 10 ranked Featherweight, a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has also competed in Kickboxing and Grappling. Aaron has vast experience in teaching kids in multiple sports and despite his age has great skills and exceptional coaching ability.

Sami Hoque

Sami Hoque, nephew of Sham and Shaj Haque, is another young undefeated prospect. Training since the age of 8, he has over 10 years of experience and has competed in MMA, BJJ and Kickboxing, and is currently a top 10 UK featherweight. He has assisted in kids classes for over 5 years developing fantastic coaching skills. Sami has also studied A level sports and is an aspiring sports rehabilitation therapist.