Learn Muay Thai in Singapore at Evolve MMA

In response to the growing number of inquiries regarding the various martial arts programs on offer at Evolve MMA, we have decided to create a series of feature articles that will provide an in depth look into our many world class programs. In each feature we plan to take you on a guided tour of what it is like to train in a specific discipline at Evolve MMA. In this article, we will cover our world-renowned Muay Thai program.

The Evolve Fight Team and ONE FC Superstar Eddie Ng training with World Champion Dejdamrong Sor Amnuaysirichok
At Evolve MMA, our Muay Thai program is modeled on traditional Thai style training. Developed primarily by our world renowned Muay Thai instructor team, our program is recognized as the best in Singapore and considered by many to be among the best in the entire world.

Our instructors are all World Champions from the birthplace of Muay Thai, Thailand. They make up what can be considered a who’s who list of the best Muay Thai fighters in the history of the sport. Evolve MMA is home to the largest collection of Muay Thai World Champions under one roof in the world. When you train Muay Thai at Evolve MMA, you can be 100% sure that you are receiving authentic world class instruction.

MMA World Champion Shinya Aoki training with Muay Thai Legend Namsaknoi Yudthagarngamtorn
Our Muay Thai classes, which run 7 days a week from the early morning until the late evening, are generally 1 hour in length. The classes all begin with a focused warm up session to prepare the body for rigorous training. The warm up is very important for avoiding unnecessary injuries.

Nicole Chua, Singapore's First Female MMA Fighter training with Muay Thai World Champion Orono Wor Petchpun
Our students skipping rope to warm up for their training session.
Following the warm up, our instructors will lead the class into a specific series of Muay Thai drills and exercises. During any one session you can expect to go through some Muay Thai pad work with one of our World Champions, heavy bag training, shadowboxing, and specific striking combinations. The techniques covered run from basic to advanced, depending on the level of the class you are attending.

Clarissa, a mother of 3 children, doing pad work with one of our World Champion instructors.
The Muay Thai classes at Evolve MMA are divided according to level of experience. All beginner students will start at Muay Thai Level 1. In the Level 1 classes, students are given an introduction to the fundamentals and basic techniques of Muay Thai. You will learn how to correctly throw punches like the jab, right cross, uppercut, and left hook. You will also be taught elbow strikes, knee strikes, and Muay Thai kicks. These fundamentals will be taught in conjunction with basic stance, movement, and footwork.

Chris Busschaert, an Executive Pastry Chef at the Fullerton Hotel, practicing his combinations.

Advancement to the higher level classes will be determined by the instructor team. During training they will evaluate your technique, discipline, work ethic, and conditioning. Once they are confident you have mastered the Level 1 curriculum, you will receive a promotion and official certification for the next level.

Madeleine Narrainen, 9 year old martial artist, working the pads like a champion.

In Level 2 training, the focus is on combining all of the basic techniques you learned in Level 1 into fluid striking combinations. You will learn how to combine all of Muay Thai’s weapons into purposeful striking combinations. At this point, you will also start to learn some basic Muay Thai theory including counterattacks, feints, set ups, and fight strategy.

Nur Atikah Qistina, 15 year-old student, learning how to catch a roundhouse kick.

Once you have advanced to Muay Thai Level 3 your training sessions will increase in intensity, and you will be subject to a more freestyle oriented training session. The combinations will become longer and more advanced, requiring higher levels of skill and conditioning.

Dominic Er, one of Evolve MMA’s most senior students, learning the Wai Khru.
For those students who wish to take their Muay Thai training to the next level, we also offer sparring sessions.  Admittance into the sparring sessions is based solely on the instructor team’s discretion. Sparring sessions are a great way to test your progress and bring your skills to the next level. All sparring sessions are closely monitored by our instructors, and the number one priority is always on safety.

All students are required to put on protective gear before sparring.

For students who have demonstrated the dedication and passion to compete in Muay Thai competitions, we have the Evolve Muay Thai Competition Team. The team is selected after an intensive tryout, which we hold periodically throughout the year. The tryouts are always very well attended and the competition for selection is very high.

Members of the Evolve Muay Thai Competition Team have access to private team training sessions, and they are prepared by our world champion instructors to compete in local and international Muay Thai competitions. This team is for the truly dedicated and passionate Muay Thai student with a strong desire to compete on the highest levels.

Evolve Muay Thai Competition Team victorious at “Singapore vs. The World” event.

The Evolve Competition Team won 5 out of 5 fights at the Ultimate Beatdown MMA event.

Many of our students experience significant and positive changes in their lives through the practice of Muay Thai and martial arts. One of our students, Annabelle Yeoh, who is a mother of four children, shares her inspiring story below.

To get started on your Muay Thai training at Evolve MMA, head on over to your nearest Evolve MMA location in Singapore or call in to arrange a complimentary free trial with one of our World Champion instructors. All introductory classes are 30 minutes and can be scheduled at your convenience. Consider this your test-drive for the complete Evolve MMA experience. We can accommodate all skill levels, ages, and genders. Bring a friend along if you like, and don’t hesitate to ask us any and all questions you might have.

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts® is Asia's premier championship brand for martial arts. With World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Wrestling, and No Gi Grappling, Evolve MMA is the top martial arts training organization in Asia. It ranks among the best martial arts academies in the world.