About US

Hybrid MMA History

HYBRID MMA Northern Ireland, was created by Andy Young and Arnaud Dos Santos. Andy and Arnaud, have been team mates, each others prominent training partners and great friends for over a decade. With Arnaud’s highly successful Personal Training and fitness company “ADS training” along with Andy’s own already established and top level MMA gym, “ATY MMA”, the two decided it would be a great fit to combine each others skills, experience, drive and passion for MMA. Both Andy and Arnaud, compliment each other perfectly with like minded training styles, techniques and ambition, determined to see HYBRID MMA, become the premier Mixed Martial Arts facility in the country!

Meet the Hybrid MMA Coaches

Andy “Taz” Young

Head Coach

Andy is a lifelong martial artist, starting from the age of 5, he has trained in nearly every martial arts discipline, and has been competing in M.M.A for over 10 years. He has become one of the biggest names and veterans in the sport in the U.K & Ireland, winning Professional titles around the world, across two weight classes, including World Flyweight BAMMA, World Flyweight WWFC, Irish Bantamweight ISKA Title. Andy is still an active M.M.A competitor and enjoys passing on the knowledge gained from over 10 years in the sport to all those willing to learn. He is a certified MMA Strength & Conditioning Coach and with a degree in Psychology and years putting techniques into practice, works on Mindset training for athletes and everyday individuals alike.

Arnaud “The French Bulldog” Dos Santos

Head Coach

Arnaud is active professional Mixed Martial Artist and has been involved in martial arts, sports and fitness from a young age. Competing all over Ireland, England and as far as China. Arnaud is the only man from Northern Ireland to defeat a Chinese fighter on his home soil. Arnaud has fought on top promotions, winning an Irish Flyweight Title along the way. As well as his MMA career, Arnaud has expertise in personal training, he is the owner of top Personal training gym ADS training. Arnaud is a level 1 precision nutrition coach and has great knowledge into all things nutrition. Arnaud has also developed and worked with a number of schools and kids in programs to help young people improve their health, fitness and general well-being.