5 best Muay Thai gyms in Edinburgh

Best Muay Thai gyms edinburgh

If you’re in Edinburgh and looking to try your hand at Muay Thai then this guide is for you. Whether you’re a beginner or professional, Edinburgh offers something for everyone.

This list of the 5 best Muay Thai gyms in Edinburgh will cover everything, including; 

  • Location – Where is it?
  • Transport links – How easy is it to get there?
  • Prices – Is it good value for money? And do they offer a free trial class?


Hanuman Thai Boxing | Leith

One of the most highly rated Muay Thai gyms in Edinburgh, Hanuman Thai Boxing Gym takes Muay Thai to the next level. Whether you’re wanting a personal, one-on-one training session with a professional trainer or whether you’re looking to join in on one of their wide-variety classes, Hanuman covers it all.

Mixing high intensity, fast paced training with education around the sport, Hanuman really is leading the way in Muay Thai in Edinburgh. With an appreciation of the importance of taking an intelligent approach to such a high-impact sport, Hanuman Thai Boxing Gym is ticking all the boxes. 

Both the founders still work in the gym, meaning you can book a personal training session with them now to see if Muay Thai is your thing. 





Transport links

Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket, Foot of Leith Walk



No prices on site – However they offer a free training session with the discussion of prices after. 


Visit the Hanuman Thai Boxing website



Edinburgh University Sports Union | Edinburgh University 

Edinburgh University is one of the most highly rated universities in the country. So when joining the Muay Thai team, you know you’re in for a treat. Whether you’re studying at the university or not, everyone is welcome. 

With a structured timetable, you always know where you stand with this gym. Set classes, set prices and set teachers. You really can’t go wrong. 

With fair prices and highly-trained experts, the Edinburgh Sports Union is a great alternative if you’re not wanting to spend hellish amounts of money on trying a new sport. Meet like-minded people at the same university as you, or just simply socialise with some new faces. 



University of Edinburgh 


Transport Links 

City Link bus, Mega bus, Waverly Station 



Muay Thai Semester 1 Only £40.00 

Muay Thai Semester 2 Only £40.00 

Muay Thai Non Student Semester 1 Only £50.00 

Muay Thai Non Student Semester 2 Only £50.00 

Muay Thai Full Year Membership £70.00 

Muay Thai Full Year Non Student Membership £90.00


Visit the Edinburgh Sports Union Website

Scottish Martial Arts Centre | Tullibody 

The very highly rated Scottish Martial Arts Centre, offers a great range of different sporting classes for a range of different ages. From younger children to older adults, there’s no wrong time to join the Scottish Martial Arts Centre. 

Offering a fully equipped gym, with highly trained staff members, situated just outside the centre of Edinburgh, the Scottish Martial Arts Centre is the perfect place to practice Muay Thai. 

As per their FAQ, the Scottish Martial Arts Centre can offer members the ability to train in a modern, state of the art facility with highly trained, experienced instructors who can help you discover the areas in which you need help. 





Transport Links

Alloa railway station



No prices advertised, however a free class is offered to new starters. 


Visit the Scottish Martial Arts Centre Website  



Headhunters Martial Arts Academy | Falkirk

Currently having a refurbishment of their website ready to come back with a bang, Headhunters Martial Arts Academy is perfect for beginners looking to dabble in the world of Muay Thai and Martial Arts. 

With a 4.9 out of 5 star rating, Headhunters is the perfect place to begin your journey. With trained experts in a friendly, community surrounding, putting you at ease during your first steps into the world of Muay Thai. 

Alongside this, they have a large social media following, you can really get a feel of how community orientated Headhunters are and how much of a team spirit they have in their gym. 





Transport Links 

Newhaven Town, Newhaven Harbour



No prices listed 


Website currently going through updating. Visit Headhunters Facebook Page 



Rick Youngs Black Belt Academy | Leith 

With over 18 honours to his name and over 44 years studying Martial Arts, Rick Young and his Black Belt Academy definitely have what it takes to take you from a novice to a real contender. With classes throughout the week, and priced at a really competitive rate, you’ll be sure to improve your skills when it comes to Muay Thai. 

Classes run from Monday to Friday, throughout the day. There will be absolutely no excuse to miss out on a training session. A clearly set out timetable is available to view on the website, as well as the opportunity to contact Rick directly.

A note: Rick Youngs Black Belt Academy is a Dojo gym that offers a couple of Muay Thai classes throughout the week, but it is primarily a Karate dojo.





Transport Links 

Edinburgh Waverley, Haymarket, Foot of Leith Walk



One off joining fee of £30. This is to be paid on commencement of the third class taken.

For 1 class per week the price is £30 per calendar month.

For  unlimited classes per week- the cost is £60 per calendar month.

If you join in the middle of a month you can pay by the class. The cost is £8 per class.

Visit Rick Young’s Black Belt Academy Website


See also: Best Muay Thai gyms in Glasgow

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