There’s no doubt about it—Singapore has become a hotspot for martial arts enthusiasts from around the world and a centre of training in everything from karate to muay Thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, kung fu and MMA (mixed martial arts). Whether you want to bulk up, tone down, compete or learn to defend yourself, you can find a school and a program to suit your needs here in Singapore.
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts®
Founded by Harvard grad and martial arts practitioner Chatri Sityodtong, Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® has become one of the top martial arts centres in all of Asia and is consistently winning awards for their comprehensive courses, world champion instructors, and state-of-the-art facilities. Classes range from muay Thai to wrestling, kickboxing, self-defense and more, and there are programs for complete beginners, advanced competitors and everyone in between.
Evolve Far East Square
26 China Street, #01-01
Tel: +65 6536 4525
Hours: Mon – Fri: 6:30am – 11pm, Sat – Sun: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Evolve PoMo Mall
1 Selegie Road, #03-11
Evolve Orchard Central (new)
181 Orchard Road
Krav Maga Culture
Build strength, get fit and learn how to protect yourself from modern day threats at Krav Maga Culture, where the instructors teach logical defense principals based on Krav Maga, the Israeli martial art designed to combat real life confrontational situations. Although the majority of classes take place in the gym, there is also environmental training in the dark, the rain, in cars and other potential attack situations.
Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre, 765 Upper Serangoon Road, #01-03/#02-02
Tel: +65 6282 2721
Hours: Mon – Fri: 12pm – 10pm, Sat: 9am – 1pm
Singapore Kung Fu
Traditional Chinese martial arts are the focus at Singapore Kung Fu, a Martial Arts Club created by Leroy Kwok, who has trained in a variety of kung fu styles and martial arts since childhood. The school offers classes in Shaolin Kung Fu, Hung Gar Kuen, Hainan Kung Fu, and Qigong, as well self-defense training, traditional Chinese weapons and a Fitness Boot Camp with Kung Fu conditioning. You can opt for private one-on-one courses, corporate or group classes, or even design your own unique program.
Blk 237A Bishan St 22
Tel: +65 9757 5412
Vanda Boxing Club
Vanda Boxing Club does only boxing and muay Thai training, but what they may lack for in variety of styles, they make up for with excellent facilities and instructors and a relaxed and friendly environment. There are roughly 28 classes per week here including women’s only classes and the junior academy, and newbies are offered a free trial class to test the waters before signing up for a membership. In addition, Vanda also hosts White Collar Boxing™ events three times a year in Singapore.
Finexis Building, #01-01, 108 Robinson Road
Tel: +65 6305 2288
Hours: Mon – Friday: 7am – 10pm, Sat: 7am – 3pm
Wing Chun Kuen Training Centre
Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art that focuses on a series of strikes and locks at close range, and it encourages efficiency over brute strength. In Singapore you can study Wing Chun under Sifu Kah Joo Chua and his carefully curated team of instructors. The classes take place every week night between 7:30pm and 9:30pm except for Fridays, and weekends from 9am to 11am. Practitioners of all abilities are welcome, and there are a range of packages depending on how often you would like to practice.
Midview City, Sin Ming Ln
Tel: +65 9624 6895
Hours: Mon – Thurs: 7:30pm – 9:30pm, Sat – Sun: 9am – 11am