We’ve rounded up the best boxing gyms and classes in Hong Kong featuring Muay Thai boxing, Cuban boxing, kickboxing and more.
A combat sport and martial art, boxing is a Team Sassy favourite workout! Like self-defence, you learn new skills, get fitter and stronger and give yourself the confidence to protect yourself. Techniques and styles range from “Western” boxing to Cuban, Muay Thai, kickboxing and more, with kicking, elbow strikes, jabs and hooks (depending on the rules!). Some of boxing’s many benefits include relieving stress, building strength, helping you maintain a healthy weight and maybe even earning a championship belt to wear around your waist. It’s all a little badass (if you don’t mind us saying). Hong Kong is home to many, many boxing gyms and other fitness centres that offer boxing classes, so we’ve narrowed it down to our top seven!
The Best Boxing Classes & Gyms In Hong Kong
Basic Reflex — Cuban boxing gym in Sheung Wan
At Basic Reflex Cuban Boxing Gym, every new boxing skill or technique is taught step-by-step, regardless of its difficulty, making it a great choice for total beginners. The gym’s founder and head coach Paul has been a boxing trainer for over 30 years, having trained in Cuba. You’ll break down movements to understand the mechanics behind every punch, defence and footwork so you learn how to make powerful and game-changing jabs, hooks and blocks.
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DEF Boxing — Western boxing gym in Sheung Wan
Established in 2002, DEF Boxing is a premier boxing gym and home to the city’s “most decorated” professional boxer Rex “The Wonder Kid” Tso. A good place to head if you’re just looking to keep fit, we’d also push you towards this gym if you’re looking for glory in the ring (ie. taking up the sport and competing!). Coaches here will tailor your workouts to fit your needs and long-term goals and you can choose between group or personal training.
Impakt Hong Kong — Western boxing, Muay Thai and kickboxing gym in Central
Looking to really train those muscles? Impakt Hong Kong is one of the biggest and oldest MMA centres in the city with Western boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai all on offer — as well as other martial arts and strength and conditioning training classes. The facility boasts a full-size boxing ring along with various weight training, CrossFit and power workout equipment. Expect a sweaty workout session!
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JUMP — Western boxing and Muay Thai gym in Sheung Wan
A Muay Thai and boxing gym, JUMP combines combat sports and fitness training to create fun and highly effective workouts. Head trainer Kenneth Lee started training in Muay Thai as a teenager and has claimed the Hong Kong 60kg championship title three years in a row. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete looking to challenge yourself in the ring or just trying to change up your routine and add some excitement, you can count on JUMP to tailor a training programme that will deliver quick results.
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Kru Muay Thai HK — Muay Thai boxing gym in Central
A top Muay Thai gym in Hong Kong, Kru Muay Thai HK really pays attention to the martial art form and how it combines fists, elbows, knees and shins (that’s why it’s called the art of eight limbs!). All coaches here are national champions from Thailand who can be referred to as “Kru”, the term for a master of Muay Thai. You can join one of the daily small group classes (eight people max) or opt for one-on-one personal training. There’s also a regular sparring class every Friday evening.
POW Muay Thai and Fitness — Muay Thai school in Lan Kwai Fong and Causeway Bay
POW is a combative sports training centre and Muay Thai school that focuses on fitness and health. With locations in Lan Kwai Fong and Causeway Bay, you can expect fun, truly enjoyable and highly-effective workouts in 3,000-square-foot studios! The centre also offers MMA, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, yoga and dance.
POW Muay Thai and Fitness (Central), 2/F and 3/F, Tak Woo House, 1 Wo On Lane, Central, Hong Kong, 2506 0155
POW Muay Thai and Fitness (Causeway Bay), 1/F, Island Building, 439-445 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 3106 0885, www.pow-muaythai.com
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Santichai Fitness — Muay Thai boxing and fitness training gym in Mong Kok
Located in the heart of Mong Kok, Santichai Fitness is a traditional Muay Thai boxing and fitness training gym. Classes are led by current or ex-professional fighters (with an impressive track record in the ring!) and are suitable for beginners to more advanced students. You’ll really zero in on technique and the art of the eight limbs here!
Santichai Fitness, 9/F, Fa Yuen Commercial Building, 75-77 Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, santichai.com
More Hong Kong Boxing Gyms
- Espada Studio — Premier fitness studio in Sheung Wan offering Muay Thai boxing alongside MMA, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, yoga, HIIT, strength and conditioning and even women-only courses. espada.hk
- Fitness in Motion — Fitness centre in Tung Chung with boxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, gymnastics, yoga and more. fitnessinmotionhk.com
- Feel Fit Factory — Fitness studio in Tsim Sha Tsui with Thai boxing and strength and conditioning classes. www.facebook.com/feelfitfactory
- Fight House — Muay Thai personal training and group sessions, including women’s only classes. www.fighthousehk.com
- GSF Academy — Huge martial arts school in Central with boxing, Muay Thai, self-defence and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. www.gsfacademy.com
- Verano Boxing Club — Inclusive boxing community club in Sai Ying Pun where you train with former professional fighters in a standard 22” boxing ring. veranoboxingclub.com
Main image courtesy of Basic Reflex Cuban Boxing Gym via Facebook, image 1 courtesy of Basic Reflex Cuban Boxing Gym via Facebook, image 2 courtesy of DEF Boxing via Facebook, image 3 courtesy of Impakt via Facebook, image 4 courtesy of JUMP via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of KRU Muay Thai via Facebook.