The Best Martial Arts Classes in Singapore

Published 27 April 2023 at 01:33

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The Best Martial Arts Classes in Singapore

Let’s face this, our children are real bolts of energy and they have to use this energy, otherwise, they can turn our homes into ruins. Martial arts are the best way for them to let off some steam while developing motor skills, discipline, self-defense techniques, and boosting confidence. 

Asia is considered to be a cradle of martial arts like Judo, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Karate, and so on. And Singapore is the best place to learn martial arts as the city has some of the best training grounds, coaches, and themed events! We have rounded up some of the top martial arts classes where you can enroll your kids… or yourself!

Karate Nation


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The main conviction of Karate Nation is that Karate is the ideal Martial Art to develop the emotional skills set, discipline, and values essential for succeeding in life and becoming a healthy and balanced person.

This Karate School was created by Cyril Martins who started his Karate career in 2011 in France. Cyril polished his skills under the supervision of Sensei Tan Soo Lin *(5th DAN JKA) and the training was so successful that within 4 years he managed to earn his Black Belt and 3rd DAN JKA. The Head of Karate Nation holds 7 different awards in Kata and Kumite and participated in the Japan Karate Association World Championship as Singapore's representative. Also, Cyril has more than 6 years of coaching experience.

Today, Karate Nation offers these programs for kids and adults:

Mini Ninjas (2-3 years old)

This program introduces little ones to various games, physical training, and workshops that establish coordination and social skills, and teach respect and discipline. 

Karate Kids (4-6 years old)

This program teaches essentials of the Traditional Karate and kids will learn the specific techniques of this Martial Arts together with the moral values embedded in it.

Karate-Do (7-9 years old and 10 years old – Adults)

Here, every lesson is a complete Karate experience that deals with all major aspects of the discipline and that starts and ends with a meditation. All classes consist of age-appropriate activities aimed at the development of the physical condition, self-control, discipline, and ability to focus. 

Women's Self-Defense

This program includes specific activities that help women to amplify their reflexes, improve stress management, and enhance their ability to defend themselves.

Karate Elites

Here, professional sportsmen polish their skills to compete in National and International Tournaments with a focus on Kata/Kumite skills. 

Online courses

Coaches of the school conduct live online classes streaming every day! And new and existing students are welcome to join them! You can ask for a one-to-one session, or a group and family session. 

Age: 2+.

Contacts:, +65 9107 0360.

Socials: Facebook, Instagram, Youtube.

Location: 149C Selegie Road, 188314 Singapore.

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VF Fitness


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Here at VF Fitness, everything is aimed to help kids and adults become better selves! Experienced and attentive coaches, top-notch equipment, great location create the perfect opportunity to train and learn something new. 

Adults can take boxing classes that combine the technical aspects of boxing with core strengthening exercises. Highly qualified coaches will help you learn the essential boxing skills like throwing jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and adjust the exercises to all fitness levels.

Another great option is a 45 minutes-long extreme circuit training that helps to improve strength, conditioning, stamina, and flexibility. 

However, VF Fitness is not just for adults! Kids can train here too, as here they can take Muay Thai classes. These classes incorporate Muay Thai techniques with an intense cardio workout. And here families can train and have fun together! VF Fitness creates the perfect, safe, and welcoming environment where every training can become a great bonding time.

And, if you or your kid needs more attention or have very specific goals or limitations, it is possible to order a one-on-one session with a trainer. Trainers will teach you how to work safely and efficiently. 

Contacts: +65 9231 9809.

Socials: Facebook.

Location: #4, 298 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208970.

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Chok Dee Muay Thai

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Muay Thai, also known as the art of eight limbs, is a traditional martial art from Thailand that focuses on striking techniques using fists, elbows, knees, and shins. 

Why choose Muay Thai for your child? First and foremost, it instills discipline and respect. Furthermore, this martial art improves physical fitness and coordination. Through a combination of cardio exercises, strength training, and technique drills, children will develop endurance, flexibility, and agility. They will also learn how to control their movements and enhance their hand-eye coordination.

And, Chok Dee Muay Thai team knows how to get the most out of the benefits that this martial art provides!

Here, the experienced instructor teaches children the importance of following rules, listening attentively, and treating others with respect, both inside and outside the training facility. These valuable life skills will benefit them in all aspects of their lives.

The classes are conducted in a controlled and supervised environment, providing parents with peace of mind.

The core belief of the team is that Muay Thai is for everyone. That is why the classes are catered for young kids, teens, adults, and seniors.

With extensive years of coaching experience and producing some of the most successful professional fighters, the coaches know how to find an approach to every student and help them unleash their full potential.

More than that, you can also try out the personal training program to achieve your personal goals and boost the skills you need. 

Do not hesitate to take advantage of the exclusive offer of 3-day Trial lessons (valid from July 28 to August 13) at 28 SGD for first-timers.

Age: 6+.

Contact: +65 9829 7646

Socials: Tiktok, Instagram, Facebook.

Location: 267 Geylang Road, #02-01, Singapore 389688.

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Kravist Singapore

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Krav Maga is a highly effective and practical self-defense system that serves a single purpose: to ensure physical safety in the face of a potential threat. Its techniques are designed to be simple and easy to learn: based on natural body movements and reflexes, they are highly effective in real-life scenarios and accessible for people of all ages and fitness levels!

At Kravist, our primary goal is to provide our adult and young students with practical and efficient techniques to defend themselves in real-life situations. Our method emphasizes neutralizing threats as quickly as possible, enabling practitioners to escape potentially dangerous situations. The main goal is to avoid prolonged engagements and create an opportunity to get to safety.

Krav Maga incorporates procedures from various martial arts disciplines and is not bound by rigid rules or forms. It allows students to adapt their responses to different situations and gives answers for real life situations.

Needless to say, safety is always the top priority in our classes for kids! Trained instructors ensure that the environment is safe and conducive to learning. Children are taught to follow rules and show respect to their instructors and fellow students, instilling discipline and self-control. Teaching children Krav Maga emphasizes mental toughness and quick decision-making as well as avoidance and deescalation. It's critical that our kids know how to defend themselves but identifying danger, avoiding danger, deescalating danger and being able to remain calm are equally as critical.

Our young students learn how to protect themselves from potential threats, including bullying situations - to identify and respond to different types of bullying effectively. The focus is on de-escalation, assertiveness, and non-violent strategies whenever possible. They are also taught practical techniques to escape from grabs, holds, and how to defend against common attacks.

Krav Maga coaches aren’t focused on how to score points! It is extremely important when working with kids – most children are competitive, and it is important to channel their desire to win into healthy self-improvement rather than quarreling. Group training fosters teamwork and social interaction among kids. They learn to work together, support each other, and build friendships in a positive and encouraging environment.

Naturally, our classes for kids are designed to be enjoyable and engaging. Incorporating games and challenges keeps children interested and motivated to attend regularly!

Age: 5+


Socials: InstagramFacebook

Location: 11 Irving Place, Tai Seng Point #02-04, Singapore, Singapore, 369551

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INDUK TAEKWONDO offers classes that benefits children, ranging from physical fitness and self-defense skills to personal development and character building - in a fun and engaging way to stay active!

Whether your toddler is a mini dynamo or quiet and introverted in nature, 'Induk TODDLERS’ program will help harness that energy and also encourage engagement in a social environment! The energetic and dynamic nature of the martial art, coupled with a structured training regimen, keep the young students entertained, while they learn.

During lessons, children will learn basic punches and kicks, together with movements for balance and flexibility. Through play and engaging activities, they are taught discipline and concentration - to follow instructions, and to respect their peers, in a fun and social environment.

Physically, taekwondo helps develop strength, speed, flexibility and stamina. Through exercises like stretching, kicking and footwork drills, children enhance their balance, agility, and motor skills. The combination of aerobic and anaerobic movements during training sessions contributes to building strong muscles and bones, fostering a healthy lifestyle from an early age.

For older children (5 to 14 years old), the ‘Induk KIDZ’ program will complement your child’s development and encourage the best out of him or her. General curriculum includes hand & kicking techniques, learning the Taeguk (forms), sparring techniques and self-defense. The practice of forms (sequences of movements) and techniques require focus and attention to detail, helping children improve their concentration and mental clarity. In addition, the emphasis on moral development, also teaches them the importance of respect for their instructors as well as their peers. These skills can be transferred to other areas of their lives, such as schoolwork and daily tasks.

All our students are encouraged to train at their own pace - Through positive attitudes and discipline, they set their own goals - such as achieving higher belt levels. Thus boosting their sense of accomplishment and belief in their abilities.

Upon attaining the POOM Belt (Junior Black Belt), students will understand that this is only the beginning of their taekwondo training! The ‘POOM Club’ classes are exclusive for POOM Belt holders. Apart from preparing them for their 2nd POOM and/or higher POOM promotion; focus is also on the use of power, accuracies and finer points in techniques.

Taekwondo is a fantastic activity for children, as it provides them with a holistic approach to physical and emotional growth and teaches them to avoid confrontation whenever possible and instead to use their skills responsibly.

Age: from 4 y.o.


+6241 8005

Opening Hours:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 4.00PM to 9.30PM;
  • Tuesday & Thursday – 3.00PM to 9.30PM;
  • Saturday & Sunday – 10.00AM to 6.30PM.

Closed on Public Holidays.

Location: 231 Mountbatten Road (via Guillemard Crescent), Block G, #01-03. Singapore 397999

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FaMA - Fitness and Martial Arts is the premier independent academy of Fitness, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), and Muay Thai. Specialized Kids Martial Arts classes present the option of Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and/or Kids Muay Thai/Kickboxing programs, thoughtfully crafted to cater to children across various proficiency levels. The training sessions are designed to be safe and fun, with an emphasis on skill development rather than intense sparring or competitive fighting.

Little Warriors program is for children of 4-5 y.o.: they will learn about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, playing BJJ games to complement the basic exercises in a fun and safe environment. 'Riding the Bull' and 'Taking Down the Giant' – are the special funny games which help kids improve balance, speed, agility and mental readiness.

Kids of 6-8 y.o. are welcome to are welcome to the Medium Monstros class. Kids can recognize and differentiate a broader range of precise BJJ techniques and will be involved in more sparring all under the vigilant guidance of our experienced professors and coaches.

Within the Junior Champions program, the older children of 9 - 15 y.o. will acquire knowledge of techniques and tournament regulations directly from seasoned BJJ athletes of the highest level.

In Muay Thai for children, the focus is on teaching coordination, reaction timings and motor skills - all while learning basic stances, punches, kicks, knees, and elbows! Techniques and training methods are adjusted according to the child's age and physical development, ensuring that they are learning in a safe and suitable environment.

Little Tigers of 4 – 7 y.o. learn fundamental techniques, improving physical fitness, building self-confidence, and instilling discipline and respect in young practitioners.

Junior Tigers, 8-12 y.o., attend class which includes low-impact partner drills and specific sparring.

Kids Martial Arts classes at FaMA promote values such as perseverance, humility, and good sportsmanship. They provide opportunities for kids to interact with peers in a structured setting: kids learn to work together, practice partner exercises, and engage in respectful competition, fostering teamwork and social skills.

Opening hours: 6:30 AM - 10:30 PM 7 days a week.


WhatsApp: +65 6352 0992

Location: 30 Prinsep Street, #03-01 Singapore 188647; MRT: Bencoolen, Bras Basah, Dhoby Ghaut.

Socials: FacebookInstagram

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