If you want to train Muay Thai in Manchester, you have plenty of gyms to choose from.
But finding the right gym for your personal situation and experience level can be tricky.
So, I’ve put together a list of the best gyms to train Muay Thai in Manchester and written a brief review of each one.
As well as discussing the gym facilities and coaches, I’ve also given a run down of the following factors that I look at when choosing a gym
- 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?
Manchester Fighters Academy | Deansgate
Based within the Fighting Fit Martial Art Centre, MFA is a well equipped modern gym offering evening weekday training sessions to people of all experience levels. They have raised boxing rings and lots of modern training equipment. The gym attracts a wide range of people from novices and casual trainers, to professional fighters. Head coach John Chipchase has trained some very high level fighters over the years and the overall standard of sessions is very good.
Located within the Fighting Fit Martial Art Centre, Deansgate
Nearest rail station: Manchester Victoria
- £7 per session
- Free trial session
Master A Muay Thai | Northern Quarter
Founded by Thai Master Somapat Sitiwatjana and based in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Master A’s gym offers Muay Thai training sessions all week and weekend to all age and ability levels. A small but well equipped gym with a decent standard of training.
Nearest stations: Manchester Victoria / Manchester Piccadilly
- Adults: £50 per month (unlimited classes)
- Students: £40 per month (unlimited classes)
- Children: £25 per month (unlimited classes)
Cobra of Siam | Piccadilly/Northern Quarter
Cobra of Siam is a modestly sized gym in Salford – it’s not flashy but is has everything you need to train Muay Thai, including padded flooring, RDX punch bags, floor ring and sparring and pad work equipment. They offer Thai boxing classes for a range of abilities and ages for both men and women across the week and weekend.
Manchester Piccadilly rail station
- 1 lesson: £6 for members – £7 for non members
- Pay monthly: £30 for members – £45 for non members
- Membership £45 per year
- Private sessions £30
SBG Manchester Gym | Manchester Piccadilly
SBG is a MMA gym which offers limited Kickboxing sessions among it’s BJJ and MMA classes. It’s not the best gym in Manchester for Muay Thai but its well equipped and easy to reach.
Nearest stations: Manchester Piccadilly
Varied prices – free trial session available
Great Kings Fight Club | Moston, North Manchester
Based just outside of the city, Great Kings Fight Club offer a decent level of Muay Thai training to adults and juniors, welcoming all levels of experience. They run sessions throughout the week for both the casual trainer and those who want to compete in inter-clubs and beyond. It’s reasonably well equipped with all the basic gear you need
Moston, North Manchester
Nearest stations: Holt Town
All Powers Gym | Stockport
Although All Powers Gym is technically outside of Manchester in Stockport, it’s worth a mention because it’s a very well equipped gym with a high standard of training. It’s actually an MMA gym but they run a huge range of Muay Thai classes all week long for a range of levels.
Nearest station: Davenport
- Single Muay Thai session: between £3-7 per month
- Monthly membership: £30 – £75 per month
Phoenix Muay Thai | Bury
Another gym based outside of Manchester is Phoenix Muay Thai in Bury. It’s a relatively small Muay Thai gym, but they have great coaches and welcome people of all abilities, offering grading and private sessions.
Nearest station: Whitefield
- £6 per class
Training Muay Thai in Manchester
Hopefully this post has given you a good guide to the best Muay Thai gyms in Manchester.
You can also check out my guide to the best Muay Thai gyms in London