With local fighting stars such as Angela Lee, Amir Khan and Royston Wee making history in Singapore’s combat sports scene, alongside many MMA franchises opening up in Singapore, it is no wonder that the sport has been rising in popularity over the decade.
Khan once said, “You never know what will happen in the future – I would never say ‘no’ to getting into MMA.” Many native enthusiasts may actually be thinking the same about MMA but don’t know where to start.
If you’re one of them then no worries because this guide will take you through the top four MMA gyms to embark with on your journey.
Making an impact in Singapore’s MMA scene since 2010, Impact MMA is known for producing homegrown local fighters including Singapore’s one and only UFC fighter, Royston Wee. Founded in 2010, this gym aims to provide affordable yet top-level training in a safe and friendly environment where people of all levels and athletic backgrounds are welcome to.
Trained under the tutelage of Singapore’s first MMA fighter Bruce Loh who has had 30 years of martial arts and 20 years of teaching experience together with other experienced local fighters, one will no doubt be in good hands when grappling with the proper techniques of a variety of martial arts. (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling and boxing)
Offering a variety of packages, Impact MMA caters to your taste and preferences as well as your expertise. With student and NSF privileges and welcome gifts, this gym aids in being financial-savvy. Ranging from walk-in classes, monthly packages, yearly packages, choice of trainer and group size, as well as free-trials, one will definitely be spoilt for choices.
Want to see how Impact MMA will have an impact on your MMA training? Visit their website or send in an email to them for further inquiries.
IMPACT @ SHENTON HOUSE
No.3 Shenton Way
#03-06A Shenton House
IMPACT @ CORE COLLECTIVE
79 Anson Rd
Phone Number: +65 6223 8275
Striving to unleash greatness, Evolve is the perfect place to embark on your MMA conquest. Known to be Asia’s number one MMA academy, Evolve falls short of nothing less than an authentic and reliable experience. Providing a variety of classes and seminars that range from Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling and more, Evolve enables one to specialize and master the complex yet strenuous combination of techniques needed to fight in the MMA ring, with the guidance of actual MMA World Champions and/or elite, world-class professional fighters.
With a history of successful world champions coaching under EVOLVE (Dan Henderson, Rampage Jackson, Rich Franklin, Shinya Aoki, Ben Askren, Tarec Saffiedine, Rafael dos Anjos), this MMA organization proves to stand behind a reputation of expertise for both MMA competitors and beginners to rely on.
By pushing the boundaries of a male-dominated combat-sport, Evolve also involves both women and children onto their training grounds. With 30-35% of the Evolve family consisting of women, Evolve encourages diversity in age and gender as they provide extensive MMA training and instructors that cater to these groups of people. Local World Champion Angela Lee and UFC World Legend Meisha Tate are examples of instructors for female enthusiasts to depend on.
Consisting of four outlets in Singapore, Evolve provides flexibility and convenience to participants with different schedules and locations. As a member, Evolve also offers discount privileges at restaurants and places outside of the arena to enjoy.
So what are you waiting for? Unleash your greatness now at Evolve and kickstart a memorable MMA journey to remember by registering on their website!
Evolve MMA (Far East Square)
26 China Street
Far East Square #01-01
Evolve MMA (Orchard Central)
181 Orchard Road
#06-01 Orchard Central
Evolve MMA (KINEX)
11 Tanjong Katong Road
Evolve MMA (PoMo Mall)
#03-11 PoMo Mall
1 Selegie Road
Phone Number: +65 6536 4525 (Far East Square)
Phone Number: +65 6536 4556 (Orchard Central)
Phone Number: +65 6288 2293 (KINEX)
Phone Number: +65 6337 0082 (PoMo Mall)
Juggernaut Fight Club:
Founded by former national amateur boxer and kickboxer Arvind “The Juggernaut” Lalwani, the fight club was born with aims to challenge the local combat sports scene by providing a fighting platform for members to experience the realities and mastery of boxing and wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and of course, MMA.
Under Lalwani and other experienced international trainers, the gym dishes out challenging yet fun gym sessions for members to push their comfort zones. With Singapore’s first female pro boxing champion Nurshahidah Roslie onboard the coaching team, JFC provides all-women fighting classes for the female MMA enthusiasts that want to dismiss the notion of MMA as a male-dominated sport.
Upholding their motto of “a real fighting experience”, their training authenticity, as well as wide training availability to kids (7-16 years), 1-to-1 or doubles, and even “drop-in” day-passes, enables anyone and everyone to have a real MMA experience with JFC.
Phone Number: +65 6535 2501
Address: 10 Seng Poh Road Singapore 168895
Hidden in a place of youth streetwear and scene kids, Equilibrium sits in a humble corner of the well-loved *SCAPE as it trains the ancient art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and Muay Thai (MT) to its members strenuously. Specializing in mainly these two core martial arts, this academy enables BJJ and MT enthusiasts to focus and master the the pioneer skills and techniques often seen in MMA. Equilibrium MMA also offers conditioning classes and kids classes on top of regular martial art classes.
Believing that greatness is within, the academy consists of former Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champions (Ajarn Apriao Ubon, Takeo “Draculino” Tani and more) as instructors to aid members to find their inner greatness and potential.
Providing lessons daily for differing expertise levels, the academy caters to the needs and convenience of its members in order to enjoy and enhance their experience.
Interested to master the art of Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Book a trial or sign up for a class now with Equilibrium MMA on their website. Prices start from $50 onwards.
Phone Number: +65 6634 0696
Address: *Scape, 2 Orchard Link #03-05A, Singapore
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