“The art of eight limbs”, or Muay Thai, is one of Singapore’s most popular martial arts and for good reason. The discipline focuses on simple, effective movements – think knee strikes and swift kicks – that are easy to learn, and practical for when the time comes to defend oneself.
Not to mention, Muay Thai training is also known for it being a great way to help keep in shape.
So here’s a list of some of the best Muay Thai classes and gyms that Singapore has to offer, even for beginners, because everybody starts from somewhere, right? So get your gloves and hop into the destiny of the ring that awaits you!
1. Evolve MMA
EVOLVE is one of the most well-known Muay Thai gyms in Singapore and it’s no surprise why. The instructors in the Evolve Official Fight Team boast many superb years of fight experience and are some of the most skilled practitioners in their fields including World Champions like Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, Sam-A Gaiyanghadao, Sagetdao Petpayathai, and Penek Sitnumnoi.
Evolve has three gyms conveniently located in the heart of the city, and offers Muay Thai classes in the afternoon if you want to squeeze in a training session during your workday.
The price is a little steep for their classes, ranging from about S$300, plus a one-time registration fee. But for its amazing facilities and renowned teachers, it’s the perfect place to start – especially if you’re the one for brand names. If you’re not too sure about the commitment, hit up one of their free trial classes to make the final decision.
Evolve Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Clarke Quay Central, #04-18, Singapore 059817. (Call 65364525)
Evolve Far East Square, 26 China Street, Far East Square, #01-01, Singapore 049568. (Call 65364525)
Evolve Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Rd, Orchard Central, #06-01, Singapore 238896. (Call 65364556)
Evolve Kinex, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, #02-52, Kinex (formerly One KM), Singapore 437157. (Call 62882293)
2. Chowraiooi Muay Thai
The Chowraiooi Muay Thai Gym has the distinction of being affiliated with the Chaorai-oi Boxing Gym in Kubon, Thailand, led by the coach of Thailand’s national team. While these might seem intimidating for a novice, the gym incorporates an informal atmosphere with a sprinkle of humor and fun.
The gym is nestled in the Thai enclave of Golden Mile Complex (how apt!) so you can treat yourself to some superb Thai food after training sessions. Good sweat + good food = endorphin explosion.
They also have different training packages for different needs, so you can check out their (quite) affordable pricing and session availability right here.
Chowraiooi Muay Thai, #04-07, 5001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Complex, Singapore 199588. (Call 82994981)
3. Vanda Boxing Club (Closed)
Vanda Boxing’s Muay Thai classes aim to build strength, flexibility, and power. The gym offers a unique curriculum that features a rotation of training themes each week, that will build on trainees’ fitness and technique. Whether you’re training to fight competitively or just to keep fit, you can be sure that classes here will push you to your limits. Definitely not for the weak of hearts, Vanda Boxing Club will toughen you up, one way or another.
Vanda Boxing Club, 108 Robinson Road, Singapore 068900. (Call 63052288)
4. Equilibrium MMA
Conveniently located at *SCAPE, Equilibrium is one of the most sought-after Muay Thai gyms in Singapore and it features top-notch gym facilities and equipment. The gym holds more than 50 Muay Thai classes a week, so finding a timing to suit your schedule shouldn’t be too much trouble.
Also, if you feel a little intimidated by the seasoned students and start wondering about how on earth you’re going to get on their level; private Muay Thai classes at Equilibrium offer more flexibility and promise quicker progress.
Equilibrium MMA, #03-06, 2 Orchard Link, Scape, Singapore 237978. (Call 66340696)
5. Impact MMA
Impact MMA, founded in 2010, is a real fighter’s gym and has produced numerous homegrown local fighters including Singapore’s first UFC fighter, Royston Wee.
The Muay Thai gym bears the philosophy to provide affordable yet top-level training in a safe and friendly environment. People of all levels and athletic backgrounds are welcome here – so whether you’re a little bird ready to spread its wings, or a mighty eagle, the environment Impact MMA brings will surely make you feel at home.
Prices are listed here.
Impact MMA, #03-06A, 3 Shenton Way, Shenton House, 068805. (Call 62238275)
6. Fight G
If you’ve already mastered the basics of Muay Thai, take part in its Fight Class, where you’ll get a chance to spar and partake in some healthy roughhousing with the best of your peers. You’ll be excited to face a new opponent each session, which changes things up and spices it, just in the right ways. Established by Darren “Senz” de Silva, Fight G is also Singapore’s first MMA gym; you can’t beat that.
Fight G, 41C North Canal Road, Singapore 059297. (Call 64385788)
7. Juggernaut Fight Club
Spearheaded by the Director and Head Coach, Arvind ‘The Juggernaut’ Lalwani, Juggernaut MMA embraces fight sports as a fun, challenging and useful way to stay fit.
If you have dreams of making it in professional fighting rings, you’ll be happy to know that some of the club’s students have gone on to become national Muay Thai fighters. And if you’re just here to have your weekly dose of exercise, the Muay Thai classes here work perfectly fine as well too.
Juggernaut Fight Club, 33D Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059672. (Call 65352501)
8. Trifecta Martial Arts
Want to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee? Trifecta’s virtue consists of firm fundamentals, technical mastery, fitness, and balance.
Embracing this harmonious combination in training sessions, the school places emphasis on having a solid foundation, which allows everyone and anyone to get the most out of every training session and enjoy the sport for years to come. This trainee-oriented philosophy makes this place a great starting point if you plan to keep Muay Thai around your life for a long time.
Trifecta Martial Arts, #04-51, 18 Ah Hood Road, Singapore, 329983. (Call 63343812)
9. The Ring
The Ring, founded in September 2016, is one of Singapore’s newest Muay Thai schools and has a focus on building a passionate boxing community in Singapore.
Members will get to draw on the experience of highly skilled trainers like Head Coach Rey Caitom Jr. who has over 20 years of experience in the ring. Like Trifecta, The Ring really places emphasis on the students – so this is another great place you should think of checking out if you’re willing to commit to Muay Thai as, not only a sport, but also a lifestyle.
The Ring, #01-01, 58 Kim Yam Rd, Singapore 239359. (Call 63851488)
10. The Jungle
The Jungle offers a wide variety of courses – yes, including Muay Thai classes. Their classes promise to be exciting, engaging, energetic and dynamic. Additionally, lessons will include important skills such as striking, sparring, pad work and clinching. It’s also specially designed to improve one’s strength, stamina and body tone – for anyone and everyone, no matter the fitness level and the experience.
You can find The Jungle’s rates right here.
The Jungle, 35B Boat Quay, UOB Plaza, Raffles Place MRT, Singapore. (Call 93286002)