If you’re from Leeds or visiting the area and you’re keen to practise Muay Thai, you’re in luck – it is home to a plethora of Muay Thai gyms. I’ve compiled a list of the 6 best Muay Thai gyms in Leeds.
Whether you’re an amateur or professional, it’s all covered.
We’ll be covering the following to give you the best possible chance of picking the right place for you;
- 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?
Bad Company Thai Boxing | Burmantofts
Bad Company Thai Boxing gym, established in 1993, has built up a reputation that is anything but bad. With over 25 years in the game, Bad company Thai Boxing offer a range of different classes and lessons for any age. Whether you’re a professional, amateur or whether you’ve never even been in the ring, Bad Company has it all.
In a great location, the gym itself is a clean, open environment to practice. Offering lessons, classes and even seminars about the 3000 year old sport, Bad Company is definitely one of the front runners in Leeds for Muay Thai.
Anyone and everyone can come along and train, any skill level, at any age. Everyone is welcome. Even better news… you can come along and be trained by 3x British, Commonwealth and European champion, Richard Smith. Richard also happens to be the head coach at Bad Company. With accolades as high as Richards, you know you’re going to be in capable hands.
A64, Leeds railway station
Pay Per Session
Adults £7 per session
Children £5 per session
Pay Monthly by Direct Debit
Adults £45 per month
Children £35 per month
Private lessons are available on request.
Kiatphontip UK | Sheepscar
Kiatphontip Muay Thai Boxing gym is one of the highest rated Muay Thai gyms in Leeds. Focusing solely on Muay Thai, Kiatphontip has 3 dedicated trainers to be there for you and to show you the ropes. Trainer and owner, Jontop Kiatphontip has had over 160 bouts and has been training in Muay Thai for over 19 years.
1-2-1 tuition, monthly plans or pay as you go, Kiatphontip offers a range of different packages. Whether it’s to shed weight or to improve your fighting skills, you can tailor your training package to your specific needs, with the help of 3 incredible trainers.
A61, Roseville Road
£40 Adult Monthly Subscriptions
£35 Kids Monthly Subscriptions
Tobins Gym | Armly
With a 5 star Google rating, Tobin’s Gym is 100% focused on Thai boxing. With classes throughout the week, focusing on different areas for different people, you’re definitely not short of options here.
Complete with classes just for kids, just for ladies and classes solely for the more advanced Muay Thai fighters, Tobins Gym really is catering for everyone.
Tobin’s Gym not only prides themselves on being experts in Muay Thai, they also class themselves as a fitness centre. So if you’re looking to increase your fitness levels whilst also learning the art of Muay Thai, you’re in for a real treat here.
Tobin’s Gym are also part of The United Kingdom Muay Thai Federation, meaning you have peace of mind that everything will be professional, safe and by the book.
Armly Park, A647, Stanningley Road
No prices listed
Leeds Cage | Leeds City Centre
Leeds Cage refer to themselves as a friendly bunch of people, offering masterclasses in MMA, Muay Thai and submission Grappling.
Offering top class instruction and coaching with the opportunity to become part of the fight team, the opportunities are endless at Leeds Cage.
Whether you’re wanting to increase your fitness levels or join the fight team, you have the chance to do it all. With grading completed every 6 months, you can easily keep track of your progress.
Private tuition and a huge range of daily classes are available at Leeds Cage. From 5pm to 8:15pm, 6 days a week, you can attend a huge range of classes to increase your fitness levels and become an even better fighter or to simple increase your fitness.
Situated right in the city centre, this is probably the most centrally located Muay Thai gym in Leeds. With easy access, convenient location and a great time, Leeds Cage is ticking all the boxes.
Leeds City Centre
Leeds Central Railway Station, Leeds New Lane
Training once a week £20 per month
Training twice a week £40 per month
All classes, without use of the weights area £49.50
Full membership £60.00 per month
Students full membership £52.50 per month
Spartan Training only five nights a week. 6.30pm till 7.00pm £18.00 per month
Bag Blast only Five nights per week 6.00pm till 6.30pm and Saturday Morning 10.30am till 11.00am £18.00 per month
Submission classes only Monday and Thursday 6.30pm till 8.00pm £20.00 per month
Children training once a week £20.00 per month
Children training twice a week £40.00 per month
Family Package £120 per month (Immediate family members only)
Tigers Gym | Meanwood
Michelle Sutcliffe was the first professional British Boxing Board of Control licensed boxer to win a world title. Born and bred in Leeds, Michelle Sutcliffe has gone on to become a world champion and now teaches classes and 1-2-1 tuition at Tigers Gym. Her title fight was in Leeds Town Hall in 2000.
With general boxing from beginners to advance, Muay Thai training and 1-2-1 tuition, Tigers Gym offers a great variety. With up to 6 trainers in a clean, state of the art environment, you’re sure to get the most out of your time at Tigers Gym.
Without a doubt, one of the most professional and sleek dojos on this list. With 6 trainers, classes throughout the weeks at fixed prices, Tigers Gym is a no fuss, effective gym to practice Muay Thai.
New Pudsey, East Garforth, Cross Gates
£6-£8 per class
121 tuition prices on request
Aireborough Thai Boxing | Guiseley
Aireborough Thai Boxing have grown in recent years, from providing classes in local venues to establishing a purpose built Thai Boxing Gymnasium on the Gordon Mills site in Guiseley.
Whether you’re looking to develop your skills, knowledge or confidence, Aireborough offers it all, from young people to adults. The club has recently partnered with Guiseley AFC, Positive Futures and Local Businesses to grow the club but to also inject a real community spirit.
Aireborough appreciate if you’re new to the sport, you might not have the equipment in place. So with this in mind, they offer to point you in the direction of their suppliers or to make your life easier, they’re happy to source the equipment for you, with a 50% deposit in place. This really is customer service at it’s best.
Guiesley Railway Station
First class FREE
Prices on request
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