Punches, kicks, chokes and takedowns… these are some of the various moves incorporated in the mixed martial arts discipline, more commonly known as MMA. You might come across MMA in action movies and tournaments like UFC and ONE Championship. If you are looking to learn some techniques, check out these recommended Top 10 Mixed Martial Arts Gyms in Singapore.
1) Juggernaut Fight Club
Arvind “The Juggernaut” Lalwani, both owner and head coach of his eponymous gym, is no stranger to boxing. A household name in Singapore’s boxing arena since 2000, he has won numerous accolades over the years. This includes everything from winning the 2000 National Heavyweight Boxing Champion to being appointed as a National Boxing Coach for Team Singapore between 2009 and 2015. Together with his highly-experienced team of instructors, he offers more than just a boxing lesson. You can find other combat sports-related classes including MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Muay Thai and wrestling. Prices start from $35 for a 1-day drop-in or you can go for the all-access packages ($190-$250 onwards). Alternatively, the gym allows you to choose any two of the aforementioned combat sports from $150-$200 onwards. You can even book Arvind himself to train you personally at $150 for one session. For more info, do check out their website below.
2) Stronghold MMA
Led by the husband-and-wife team (Lukas & Charmaine Leasure), Stronghold offers MMA classes for adults and even kids (from age 5 & above). The latter even earned the distinction for being among the only kids MMA programme ever conducted in Singapore. Both Lukas and Charmaine have years of experience in teaching not only MMA but also other combat sports such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. They also utilise the university method during the classes, which means paying attention to each student in making sure their level of fitness and training progress. Not sure whether you are up for it? You might want to go for a 1-day free trial (applicable only for first-timers) or 1-week trial for just $49. But if you are ready for a long-term commitment, they have numerous value-for-money packages to choose from.
3) The Jungle MMA & Fitness
Here’s a boutique gym that focuses on high-intensity circuit as well as martial arts including Muay Thai and MMA. The Jungle’s primary aim is to promote fitness while encouraging people to take up new skills. Even if you are a newbie, they have a team of dedicated coaches to get you in shape. The gym also prides itself in ensuring a safe environment during the training sessions, as well as making the physically-demanding lessons both fun and rewarding. These are some of the promises you can expect from The Jungle. You can drop in for a trial or a single-day class by purchasing 1 credit at $32. Credits are available on their website, covering various choices from Class Packages to 1-on-1 Personal Training Packages and Unlimited Class Packages.
4) Fighter Fitness Singapore
Level up your stamina and learn different martial arts techniques at Fighter Fitness. They cover everything from boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to Krav Maga and Muay Thai. Then, there’s MMA, where you will be trained under the guidance of the gym’s highly-experienced instructors. Learn from Niko Soe’s all-around fighting style, who is both a professional MMA and ONE championship fighter. Others like Henry Yeo can help you to increase your agility in performing high-tempo footwork. Book your first trial right here or visit one of their five branches throughout Singapore.
5) Fortitude Martial Arts & Fitness
Master the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) at Fortitude, where they particularly specialise in this discipline. Suitable for casual learners and serious competitors, Fortitude offers classes for all ages beginning with kids at age 5 right up to adults. Students can learn fundamental and advanced submissions, where BJJ can be applied to MMA. The coaches here are all experienced individuals, with founder and black-belt BJJ practitioner/champion Vinc Tan a.k.a. Professor Vinc T leading the team. Trial classes are available while various membership packages can be found right here.
6) Evolve MMA
Evolve MMA made its mark as Asia’s only mixed martial arts academy that produced “the most number of world champions” including the likes of Shinya Aoki, Rafael dos Anjos and Dan Henderson. You too, can learn from the best, with Evolve’s team of instructors consisting of former and current world champions in various tournaments such as UFC and ONE Championship. Classes are available for beginners and advanced students and of course, competitors looking to hone their skills. To date, Evolve MMA has four locations in Singapore including Far East Square, Orchard Central, Clarke Quay Central and Kinex. If you are a first-timer, you might want to test-fight with Evolve MMA’s 30-minute complimentary introductory class. Simply book your trial slot right here.
FaMA — an acronym for “Fitness and Martial Arts” — isn’t just your average training facility. Spanning a spacious 4,500 square feet, this family-friendly gym comes equipped with the likes of modern facilities, open training area overlooking the Singapore river and complimentary Wi-Fi services. Beyond its inviting and comfortable environment, FaMA’s team of instructors led by 3rd degree BJJ head coach Zoro Moreira have years of teaching experience. A free-week (7 days) trial is available for newbies, where you get to test out various disciplines as well as get to know the community better.
8) UFC GYM Singapore
The UFC a.k.a. Ultimate Fighting Championship needs no introduction, given its brand recognition in mixed martial arts (MMA). Already making its mark in more than 14 countries with over 160 gyms so far, the UFC Gym made its debut in 2019 at the CityLink Mall. Not surprisingly, students can learn all the moves and techniques from the topmost qualified coaches available. For more info about their classes, simply fill in the enquiry form right here.
9) Onyx MMA
Prepare to test your endurance and stamina upon sweating it out at Onyx MMA. They mean serious business when it comes to training their students since the gym utilises a no-nonsense, Thai camp style. They also offer classes for kids aged 4-12 years old, offering choices of BJJ and Muay Thai with monthly unlimited access. You can sign up for a complimentary trial class (applicably only for newbies) or check out other membership packages right here. Onyx MMA has two branches in 10 Science Road #01-02 and Safra Tampines.
10) IMPACT MMA
Founded in 2010, Impact MMA has famously trained Royston Wee — notable for being the first and only Singaporean fighter who made a major career in the UFC. Bruce Loh, who founded Impact MMA, is a reputable mixed martial arts fighter himself who has 20 years of teaching experience. Together with his team of experienced trainers, students can learn from the pros right here — all in a family-friendly and safe environment. Find out more about Impact MMA’s trial classes and membership packages by heading over to their website.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.