Channel your kids’ energy into perfecting a form of martial arts – a great activity to learn discipline, improve their motor skills and make some new friends in the process! Choose from a wide variety of sports such as boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, for a fun after-school or afternoon activity in a safe environment! Here are the top martial arts schools in Singapore.
Kali Majapahit Martial Arts is the #1 martial arts enrichment centre with more than 15 years' experience in Singapore. The Lil’Ninjas (3-5 years) and Kids (6-11 years) programs for boys and girls are built on the best of traditional Southeast Asian martial arts, teaching students important martial arts and self defence skills plus character education (confidence, focus, teamwork) and motor skills (balance and coordination). The structured curriculum is designed to optimise the students’ learning and have a lasting impact beyond the dojo. Free trials are available at the River Valley, Upper Serangoon, Katong and Sentosa Cove academies.
Learning to fight isn’t just about self-defense, it’s also about building resilience, discipline, and focus as well. Kids can take their pick from 2 martial art forms here. Little ones aged 4 to 6 can learn BJJ through games and movement, while older kids can have personalized coaching in small groups. Alternatively, Taekwondo classes are split between kids and teens, with classes for teens offering a holistic approach or greater focus on one particular area of the sport.
Trifecta Martial Arts, The Adelphi, 1 Coleman Street #04-35, Singapore 179803, +65 8111 7019, www.trifecta.com.sg
Conveniently located in town, Equilibrium Mixed Martial Arts offers both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai for little fighters. Both casual learning and more competitive training are offered, so kiddos can get familiar with the sport before taking it on more seriously. Not only will these help train students physically, but they will also learn to develop self-confidence, patience and a never-give-up attitude!
Equilibrium Mixed Martial Arts, *Scape, 2 Orchard Link #03-05A, Singapore 237978 , +65 6634 0696, www.equilibrium.asia
Taekwondonomics is one of Singapore’s biggest schools that specialize in the art of taekwondo, with award-winning world-class coaches. Little ones as young as 3 years old can step into a group class to learn the basics like balancing and coordination before they move on to intermediate kids classes with different forms and routines. If your kid falls in love with the sport, they can eventually sign up for Pace Challenger lessons or even the Elite Competition Team to participate in future tournaments!
Taekwondonomics, 8 locations around Singapore, +65 9388 2846, taekwondonomics.sg
Being agile and quick on your feet are important skills to have, that are also better taught during kids’ formative years. That’s exactly what little learners will experience with a BJJ class from The Gentle Art Academy. With 3 class types: Babybolos (4 to 6 years old), Lil Champions (6 to 8 years old) and Teen Warriors (9 to 14 years old), kids will get an in-depth guide to attain both physical and mental benefits from BJJ. Time to work towards that black belt!
The Gentle Art Academy, 183 East Coast Road, Singapore 428889, +65 6342 0113, www.thegentleart.co
Neue Fit offers both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai for their kids programs so children can pick between the two. Their Muay Thai classes are catered for 4 to 11 year olds, where they’ll don gloves and practise jabs, punches and defensive stances. BJJ lessons will let kiddos dress up in protective gear and lay down moves on the mat through fun games. On top of spacious training areas, the gym also has shower facilities and provide workout towels.
Neue Fit, 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall #02-07, Singapore 397628, +65 8866 8748, neue.fit/kids-programme
Evolve is voted the number one MMA school in Asia and gives your child a deeper sense of focus, athletic stamina as well as the general ability to perform ninja-style mad skills. Designed by a Harvard graduate, the Little Samurai Children’s Program instills confidence, teaches discipline and self-defense skills to boys and girls aged 6 to 13.
Evolve MMA, various locations, www.evolve-mma.com
Jagsport is the premier training service provider of designed grappling, - Judo/Grappling/Sambo, based programs for children and adults. They can create programs tailored to your individual needs. So whether it’s improving your throwing technique at Judo or getting to grips with your grappling, they have a workshop for you!
Jagsport, 340-B King George's Ave, Singapore 208574, jagsport.com
This is a premier MMA club in Singapore. They follow the six martial disciplines of Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Dutch kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). On offer are endless cross-training possibilities as you work on technical skills and physical conditioning. Kids under the age of 16 are welcome, so this is perfect for teens who have some pent up energy.
Juggernaut Fight Club, 275 Beach Road #01-01, Singapore 199549, +65 6535 2501, http://juggernautfightclub.com
Currently there are 20 affiliates and 32 Silat clubs that are actively conducting Silat lessons in Singapore, island-wide. Singapore Silat Federation is the main governing body for the sport. Led by world champion pioneer Sheik Alau'ddin, he also heads up the MMA team. Classes and times vary by location.
Singapore Silat Federation, 3 Locations In Singapore (Silat Centre of Excellence, Heartbeat @ Bedok, Sport Singapore), persisi.org
Get your kids moving with FaMa’s Kids Martial Arts classes! These classes offer a choice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and/or Muay Thai, which have been specially designed for kids, no matter their level or age! Watch as your little ones progress from ‘Little Warriors’ to ‘Junior Champions’, developing a passion for sports and learning life skills that will benefit them beyond their time at the school! Join now!
FaMa - Fitness And Martial Arts, 3A River Valley Road, #02-03, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020, +65 6352 0992, www.famafit.com/kids-martial-arts
Martial Arts Lessons For Kids In East and North-East Singapore:
Guerrero Arnis de Mano (Filipino martial arts) - Punggol
Singapore Judo Club (Judo) - Kallang
Sports Silat Academy (Mixed martial arts) - Kaki Bukit
The Dojo (Judo) - Katong
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) - Lavender
Fortitude Martial Arts & Fitness (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) - Jalan Besar
Martial Arts Lessons For Kids In North Singapore:
Shaolin Club (Kung Fu & Wushu) - Ang Mo Kio
Martial Arts Lessons For Kids In West Singapore:
Capoeira Kids Singapore (Capoeira) - Turf Club
Stronghold MMA (Muay Thai, Boxing, Taekwondo, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) - Bukit Timah
Martial Arts Lessons For Kids In Central Singapore:
Fight G (MMA For Kids) - Central
Shitoryu Karate Association (Karate) - Off Farrer Park
Rough Academy (Muay Thai) - Balestier
Chi Life (Kung Fu & Wushu) - Orchard
Gracie Barra Singapore (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) - Off Bugis
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Singapore - Dhoby Ghaut
Impact MMA (Muay Thai & Grappling) - Raffles Place
Martial Arts Lessons For Kids In Multiple Locations Singapore:
ActiveSG (Aikido, Taekwondo) - Multiple locations around Singapore
Ken Lau Wing Chun (Wing Chun) - Multiple locations around Singapore
KTMA (Taekwondo) - Novena & West Coast
Johan Taekwondo (Taekwondo) - River Valley, Thomson & Katong
JH Kim Taekwondo (Taekwondo) - River Valley, Katong, Siglap & Tampines
International Krav Maga Federation Singapore - Hillview, Geylang & City Hall
SA Judo Academy (Judo) - Ang Mo Kio, Balestier, Bukit Timah, Tampines & Whampoa
Aikiforest (Aikido): Sengkang, Alexandra & Toa Payoh
The Little Gym Of Singapore (Karate) - Orchard & Marina
JR Muay Thai (Muay Thai) - multiple locations around Singapore
Onyx MMA (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Muay Thai) : Jurong, Yishun & Tampines