Yoga isn't the only solution if you're looking for a great workout that also benefits your mental health. Muay Thai and kickboxing classes are another active option that's healthy for your body and mind, as well as improving things like endurance and coordination. If you're keen to try out kickboxing or Thai boxing, there are various gyms and classes around the city where you can do that. Check out our guide to Muay Thai and kickboxing in London.
Guide to Muay Thai and kickboxing in London
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Muay Thai and kickboxing in London
- Fightzone – Inclusive gym for Muay Thai
- KO Combat Academy – Boxing since 1976
- MMA Den – Develop your skills and strength
- Team Underground MMA – Martial arts for all levels
- Singdayt Muay Thai – Authentic Muay Thai gym
- Diesel Gym – Community-minded East London gym
- Xen-Do Martial Arts – Kickboxing for all ages
- London Fight Factory – Muay Thai in a renowned gym
- Sabaidee Muay Thai Academy – Traditional Muay Thai
- Tokei Fitness Centre – Welcoming martial arts centre
- The Knowlesy Academy – Award-winning specialist gym
- The MMA Clinic – Martial arts in Islington
- MMA LDN – Inclusive martial arts gym
- KB Fitness – Female-led kickboxing
- London Kickboxing – Focusing on kickboxing
- Bloodline Gym – Leading specialist gym
- Niedō Kickboxing – Kickboxing classes and personal training
- Gav the Champ – Supportive boxing gym
- Springhealth – Kickboxing community
- Safari MMA – Fighting for women
- Fight City Gym – Gyms with community spirit
- Paragon Gym – Evening and weekend classes
Muay Thai and kickboxing in London
Inclusive gym for Muay Thai
Fightzone is a supportive and friendly gym that does Muay Thai classes. At the gym you'll find a friendly space with a strong sense of community. As well as Muay Thai, other sports are available here like wrestling and MMA. All ages are welcome and there are women-only sessions too.
Boxing since 1976
Established in the East End in 1976, KO Combat Academy is a renowned boxing gym. Boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai are the focus here, with a busy line-up of classes for all levels of experience. Coaching, personal training, nutrition support, and sports massage are all available at this well-equipped and spacious gym.
Develop your skills and strength
In Battersea you can train in a number of martial arts at MMA Den. The options include MMA, boxing, wrestling, and Muay Thai. Muay Thai classes for women only and classes for kids are offered here as well. The goal of this training is to help members develop combat skills and discover their own inner strength.
Martial arts for all levels
Total beginners, amateurs, and fighting pros are all welcome at Team Underground MMA. The gym is inclusive and open to everybody, offering classes in Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Adult and junior classes held in a supportive setting are on all week and cater to all levels of experience.
Authentic Muay Thai gym
Train at a Muay Thai gym with Singdayt Muay Thai. Group sessions and personal training are on offer with an experienced instructor. You can join a course to learn the fundamentals of this sport or arrange personal training to help you hone your skills. Group classes aimed at friends or corporate teams are also provided.
Community-minded East London gym
Diesel Gym in East London is one of the capital's top MMA gyms. It offers a range of classes including Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, MMA, and strength and conditioning training. Classes are available for under 16s as well as personal training. Community is a big deal at this welcoming gym, which invests its profits back into local community projects.
Kickboxing for all ages
There are a number of branches of Xen-Do Martial Arts where you can try out martial arts and kickboxing classes. Each dojo is smart and fully-equipped, with passionate teachers offering hybrid training. You'll get a thorough workout and develop self-defence skills. All levels are welcome here and there are classes for kids as young as four.
Muay Thai in a renowned gym
Near Old Street, London Fight Factory is a renowned MMA gym. All are welcome, from first-timers to professional fighters. This gym has quality equipment and offers classes that include Muay Thai, MMA, and boxing. It's a welcoming space for women as well as men and there are sessions for children. You can also work with a personal trainer.
Traditional Muay Thai
Traditional Muay Thai classes are available at Sabaidee Muay Thai Academy in Dalston. This martial arts club does sessions for all levels including competitors and children. Group classes run throughout the week as well as invitation-only sessions for fighters. These classes are taught in a friendly and supportive environment.
Welcoming martial arts centre
Explore martial arts in a positive setting with Tokei Fitness Centre. This place is known for its friendly and welcoming attitude. Classes for adults and kids are offered including Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, karate, judo, and wrestling. You can also join fitness classes or arrange personal training adapted to your fitness goals.
Award-winning specialist gym
The Knowlesy Academy is an award-winning place to train in Muay Thai and kickboxing. It's a family-run gym backed by decades of experience. There's a busy timetable of classes including sessions for children, with every class taught by a champion coach. The gym also runs inter-club fight days so competitors can get their first taste of fighting.
Martial arts in Islington
The MMA Clinic offers a range of training options in martial arts and combat sports. You can choose classes in Muay Thai, boxing, or MMA, plus HIIT workouts. Classes take place throughout the week and there's open gym time that lets you train in your own way. This well-equipped gym also has an on-site shop.
Inclusive martial arts gym
East London is home to MMA LDN, a friendly and inclusive martial arts gym. It's a welcoming setting with high-quality facilities and an on-site coffee shop. There are sessions for all ages and levels of experience here. As well as doing classes in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and wrestling, the gym gives free MMA classes for youths.
Train in kickboxing, kung fu, or self-defence with KB Fitness. You can join classes online or in-person in Euston. This kickboxing gym is run by a female team and the majority of members are women. Vibrant classes are offered in a sociable setting, making this a great alternative to a conventional gym.
Focusing on kickboxing
Based in West London, London Kickboxing is a dynamic kickboxing gym. Kickboxing classes for all ages and abilities are the speciality here. It's ideal for improving fitness and developing self-defence skills. Sessions are open to everybody with training adapted to suit your needs. Personal training is also available here.
Leading specialist gym
Kickboxing and Muay Thai classes are available at Bloodline Gym in Hackney. This friendly and inclusive space is one of the country's top specialist gyms, with a fully equipped space and walls lined with championship belts. The class schedule includes Muay Thai, kickboxing, sparring, ladies-only sessions, and vinyasa flow yoga that helps you wind down.
Kickboxing classes and personal training
Kickboxing and martial arts fans can check out Niedō Kickboxing in Golders Green. This dojo offers hybrid training in a welcoming and smart environment. Classes for every level, including teenagers, are taught by experienced and passionate instructors, plus there's personal training on offer too, adapted to suit you and your fitness goals.
Supportive boxing gym
At Gav the Champ you'll find a vibrant and sociable boxing gym. Based in a streamlined basement space, there are classes for all levels of experience in kickboxing, boxing, and pad work. You can also arrange private classes tailored to your needs. Sessions for adults and kids are offered here, led by an experienced fighter.
Specialising in boxing, Springhealth is a community-driven gym in North London. Everyone is made to feel welcome straightaway. Kickboxing, boxing, and Tabata HIIT training are offered here, including intro courses lasting four weeks for total beginners. Personal training tailored to your fitness needs and goals is also provided here.
Fighting for women
Intended as a safe space for women, Safari MMA offers classes in Muay Thai and kickboxing at various locations around the city. Classes are women-only and led by experienced female instructors. Women can work out in a supportive environment here, regardless of how much experience you have or your current fitness level.
Gyms with community spirit
Combat sports and martial arts are the speciality at Fight City Gym. These quality gyms have a community feel and offer classes for adults and kids, as well as personal training. Here you can try out Muay Thai as well as other options like boxing, MMA, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This gym holds events and socials to encourage a friendly atmosphere.
Evening and weekend classes
Paragon Gym in Shoreditch offers classes in boxing and kickboxing, as well as personal training. This gym has a friendly atmosphere and does a variety of classes including sessions for kids and classes for beginners. Group sessions are convenient, taking place in the evenings and on Saturdays, helping to make fitness accessible