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The Best Martial Arts Gyms in Hong Kong

31 July, 2017
Health & Fitness

The Best Martial Arts Gyms in Hong Kong

Fighting Fit

“Burning up to 750 calories in a single boxing class” (if you seriously give it your all, says URSUS Fitness), martial arts has blown up in the fitness world as one of the top, overall body workouts out there. From Western-style Boxing to MMABrazilian Jiu Jitsu and Arnis (the art of stick fighting) Hong Kong boasts some seriously dedicated martial arts gyms. Game face on, it’s time to kick some serious butt with our favourites…

Read more: This is Why You Should Sign up for an MMA Class

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Mindful Wing Chun

A culturally significant Chinese Kung Fu system passed down from Mindful Wing Chun‘s late great Grandmaster, Chu Shong Tin, this calm, intuitive space promotes health through mindfulness, relaxation and balance. Not just an art, but a ‘way of life,’ Wing Chun strives to find a balance for both body and mind, relaxing you far beyond what you could imagine (perfect for our hectic Hong Kong lifestyles!)

Its team of five, dedicated instructors have a combined 65 years of experience and will help you to harness your potential and use this unique Kung Fu-style as an extremely effective self-defence tool. Intrigued? Book in for a class as this practice can’t be found anywhere else in the city!

Where: 8/F On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: Unlimited group training classes (over 20 classes per week) for as little as $1,200 per month. Other options are also available to suit any schedule.
Best For: Those whose focus isn’t primarily to be physically big and strong. Maximise your body’s capabilities by connecting with your mass and utilising and maintaining balance and structural integrity.
Must-Try Class: The group ‘Wing Chun’ class is an all rounder and the best place to start! Learn the forms, specific exercises, and self defence.

www.mindfulwingchun.com.hk

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Impakt: Academy of Mixed Martial Arts

When it comes to working out, not all of us are able to stick to a tight schedule, so flexibility is key! Impakt offer a variety of memberships and packages to ensure that you can make the most of your training whilst also providing an elite services which caters to all fitness levels.

Located in the heart of Central, choose from Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kyokushin Karate and MMA and incorporate a combination of ‘raw’ training, aerobic and anaerobic workouts as well as circuit training and strength conditioning into your fitness routine.

Where: Wings Building, 2/F, 110-116, Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
How Much: $250 per drop in class, $1,399 monthly membership, personal training sessions from $950 per hour
Best For: Flexible training and tailor-made programmes
Must-Try Class: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Call 2167 7218 or send an email to info[email protected] to book a free trial class!

www.impakt.hk

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Warrior Academy

The brainchild of Sassy That Girl, Tricia Yap and Muay Thai expert Billy Tam, Warrior Academy is fully equipped with a skilled team of trainers and an awesome space built to accommodate all interests and fitness levels. From Thai Sword Fighting, Muay Thai and MMA to Western Boxing and Wrestling, sign up to a drop-in class, group or personal training session and build confidence, muscle and hone some serious self defence skills. The team is always on hand to assist with a structured training programme and help you with any consulting needs from lifestyle to nutrition advice.

Stick around for dinner or grab takeaway at The Elephas after your workout and snap up a healthy, nutritious and delicious bite to eatThe Elephas serves up a variety of fresh salads and Asian inspired dishes, as well as some great protein shake combos.

Where: 1/F Hong Kong Plaza, 188 Connaught Road West, Shek Tong Tsui, Hong Kong
How Much: $250 per drop in class, $2,200 for a one-month membership
Best For:
Martial arts with a strong focus on strength and conditioning
Must-Try Class: Thai Sword Fighting (because how awesome does this sound?!)

Call 28383878 or send an email to [email protected] to book a free trial class!

Read more: Warrior Academy & The Elephas: An Awesome Workout Space and Health Café

www.warrioracademyhk.com

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The Studio by JAB: Mixed Martial Arts

Stuck in a rut? Whatever your fitness goals, JAB promises to get you there. Join a group class or don those boxing gloves and get stuck in for a one-on-one with your favourite trainer as JAB offers more than treadmills and crosstrainers. Opt for Kickboxing, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing or MMA and check out their BioSignature nutrition program which promises to be “the closest you will ever come to non-surgical, spot specific fat reduction.”

Specialising in strength and movement-based fitness training, Head trainer, Andrew Wong Kee comes highly recommended for his personable approach and attention to client needs, so if you’re serious about your goals, he’s your man.

Where: 5/F Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $275 per drop-in class
Best For: An all-rounded martial arts training programme
Must-Try Class: Although not strictly a class, JAB’s Cryospa sessions help to minimise muscle injury and to repair muscle tears quickly – perfect for post training. 

Call 2851 6684 or send an email to [email protected] to book a free trial class!

Read more: 5 Ways To Transform Your Body Into Wonder Woman’s

www.studiojab.hk

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Sitpinyo Muay Thai and Fitness

If you’re hard set on getting fit and toned, Sitpinyo is on board to slash your excuses with endless push-ups, sit-ups, squats and bootcamp-style body weight exercises alongside Muay Thai Boxing classes.

Where: 4/F, Mainslit Building, 42-44 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong (entrance on Pottinger Street)
How Much: 45-minute lunch time class; $180, 1 hour evening class; $200, personal training from $650, unlimited group classes; $1,800 per month
Best For:
Fitness training
Must-Try Class: All classes are Muay Thai based

Email [email protected] or call 9850 9825 for more information!

www.sitpinyo.com

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URSUS Fitness

This community-based gym prides itself in working with each individual on a case to case basis in order to help you achieve maximum potential. Take the plunge and join in one of its Strongman, Powerlifting or conditioning classes or opt for Muay Thai and Boxing. Sign up for a group class or kick some serious butt one-to-one with a professional and experienced personal trainer.

Where: Unit 2-4, 64-68 Pok Fu Lam Road, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong
How much: $250 per drop-in class, or $1,900 for 12 sessions ($154 a class!)
Best For: Muay Thai. Former sparring partner for Amir Khan, instructor Jay Rapido Solmiano is ranked 3rd best fighter in the Philippines. Instructor Pele has also trained world-class fighters in Muay Thai; his sense of humour means that his classes are fun energetic and always busy.
Must-Try Class: Sparring class. Take to the ring with a world-class fighter who has to just ‘smile and take it’ (their words not mine!) while guiding you through the class.

Click here to book your free trial or email [email protected] for more information!

www.ursusfitness.com

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DEF Boxing

With ‘the best boxing ring in the city,’ DEF Boxing offers state-of-the-art gear and equipment to aid you in your fitness journey. Designed around your needs, book in for personal training class or join a small, teacher-led ‘Circuit 6,’ Circuit 8′ or Muay Thai and Sparring classes where an expert coach is able to pay close attention to your form and technique.

Where: B/F,  125 Connaught Road Central , Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
How much: $850 per personal training session, $275 per Circuit 8 class
Best For: Small teacher-led training sessions
Must-Try Class: Circuit 8

Email [email protected] or call 2840 0162 for more information!

www.def.com.hk

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Warrior Muay Thai

Boasting panoramic views of the harbour and over 12,000 square feet of space, Warrior Muay Thai‘s facility is one one of the largest in the 852. Divided by your level of Muay Thai experience from learning basics to advanced technique, its trainers will work with you from start to finish on your fitness and professional fighting goals.

Where: 3/F, Block C, Sea View Estate, 8 Watson Road, North Point, Hong Kong
How much: $240 per drop in class, $980 for 5 classes, $650 per personal training class
Best For: Muay Thai training
Must-Try Class: Muay Thai classes aside, Warrior Muay Thai also offer Aerial Yoga classes

Call 2512 2262 or send an email to [email protected] to book a free trial class!

www.warriormuaythai.com.hk

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