Martial Arts Training in Manila – A Continually Growing Directory with Maps


Decided to compile a list of the Martial Arts Gyms in Manila. I haven’t been to all or even most of them so I’ll add the contact numbers and website of each one. I’ll also try to add a Google Maps picture so it’s easier for you to find them :).

Feel free to get in touch with whichever gym  is closest to you if you’re interested in training.

Also This will be a continually growing list so if you know of any that aren’t here or of any new ones, then please let me know so I can add them.

And if you spot any mistakes or anything that needs to be updated I’d love a heads-up as well.

To make searching this post easier, you might want to use “Ctrl + F” and type in the gym you’re looking for or your area (if you’re looking for one close to where you live/work). This way you can find what you need quickly.


10/4/2013 – added Deftac RT

3/72014 – added Onyok, Spartacus, and Salavarria Gyms


K1 Extreme SportShop

Not exactly a Gym but it’s got all your MMA needs so I figured I’d add it here anyway.

Address: 14 Granada, Ortigas Ave., Cor. Santolan Rd. (Near Petron Santolan Cor. Ortigas Ave.), 1100 Quezon City

Contact Number: 726-4681

K1 Extreme Sportshop Map


Elorde Boxing Gym

Teaches: Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA training in select gyms

This is where I train boxing. Check my post on them for more details on where they can be found. They have a lot of branches so you might want to head on over to their site and contact the branch closest to you to ask for rates and the lessons that they offer.


Deftac RT Jiu-Jitsu

Teaches: Jiu-Jitsu

This is where I train Jiu Jitsu. The classes are taught by Gerard Marstela. He has a class for both kids and adults. I believe he holds classes everyday, kids/teens classes are usually in the afternoon and the adult classes are 8-10 PM in the evening during the weekdays and 4-6 PM during the weekends. You’ll find the schedule for the classes over at their Facebook account.

Address: 7 Valencia, 1112 Quezon City, Philippines (it’s along the street where the save more grocery is located)

Contact Number: 0917 806 0004 (Gerard’s Phone), 726-6669, 966-2832

Deftac RT Jiu-Jitsu

It might seem far from Gilmore LRT 2 station if you look at the map but it’s really not. you can walk there, that’s what I do.


Teaches: Wrestling, boxing, kick boxing

Address: 3rd floor JN Building, 657 EDSA corner Monte De Piedad Street, Barangay Immaculate Concepcion, Cubao, Quezon City

Contact Number: 0910-440-8035; 0907-302-0384; 0927-703-6912



I couldn’t find a Google Map for the gym so I created one based on the address they have. It should be around that area.

Rapido Realismo Kali

Teaches: RRKali

Address: SIG Center for the Arts, Greenhills Elan Hotel Modern, #49 Annapolis St. Greenhills, San Juan

Contact Number: (63)9216176010





Wushu Discovery

Teaches: Wushu extreme for athletes, kids Wushu, Taiji for Balance, Fitness Wushu, and San Shou

Address: Mindanao Ave. cor. Road 3 Project 6, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines

Contact Number: 454-3017; 480-1508; 0918-9093275; 0922-8700299

Wushu Discovery Map


Safehouse MMA and Fitness Gym

Teaches: Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, and BJJ

Address: Queson Ave, Quezon City. Check the Map below, the entrance is in-between the Max resto there and the McDonalds Fastfood.

Contact Number: 0932 375 3361


Safehouse MMA and Fitness Gym Map


Makati Aikido

Teaches: Aikido

Address: L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, 1227 Makati

Contact Number: 890-1976 or 77

Makati Aikido Map


BAMF Mixed Martial Arts Center

Teaches: MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Wrestling (they also have BJJ for kids)

Address: 4 Dr Arcadio Santos Ave, Parañaque City, Philippines

Contact Number: +63 2 385 5264

*they have an awesome 30 day free trial plus a 60 day money back guarantee once you actually enroll. I’d jump on this in a heartbeat if the gym wasn’t in Parañaque :(.

BAMF Mixed Martial Arts Center Map


Deftac Makati

Teaches: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Address: KOREAN SPIRITS GYM, GF Makati Golf Club, Malugay St.

Contact Number: 0908 863 1137

Deftac Makati Map (Korean Spirits Gym, Makati Golf CLub)


John Baylon Clube De Jiu Jitsu

Teaches: Judo, Jiu Jitsu, and Boxing (they have kids classes for Judo and Jiu Jitsu)

Address: 4th Floor CK SY Diamond Building, 156 Libertad St., Brgy. 68 Pasay City, Manila.

Contact Number: +63.915.433.82.75 or +63.917.534.87.13

John Baylon Clube De Jiu Jitsu Map



Teaches: Boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu, and Wrestling (according to their site they’re also be offering Arnis and Kali soon but I’m not sure if the site is up to date so they might be offering it already)

Address: Unit 301 Gil-Preciosa Bldg. 2, Timog Ave, Quezon City

Contact Number: (02) 506 2393



Fight Factory Manila

Teaches: Boxing, Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and MMA

Address: Tomas Morato cor. Roces Ave., Quezon City, Philippines

Contact Number: (02) 7752781

Fight Factory Manila Map


KMA Fitness and Martial Arts

Teaches: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Cardio Kick Boxing, Fitness Yoga, Fitness MMA, and Filipino Martial Arts (FMA)

Address: There are 3 KMA branches, just look for the exact addresses at the caption for each of the Maps below.

KMA Makati Branch

KMA Makati Gym Map Rada Branch

Rada Regency,( Cityland Bldg), cnr Rada and De la Rosa Streets, Makati
09178242420 or 2110224

KMA Wack Wack Branch

KMA Wack Wack Branch Map

Map taken from KMA site


KMA Le Domaine Branch

KMA Le Domaine Branch Map

Unit 103 & 104 Ground Floor, Tordesillas Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City (near Dela Costa St.)


Project Lifestyle Manila

Teaches: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Address: Unit 1418 AIC-Burgundy Empire Tower, ADB Avenue corner Garnet St., Ortigas Center, Pasig City

Contact Number: +63-917-576-4898 | +63-921-753-1359

Project Lifestyle Manila Map


Extreme Fitness Club and MMA Gym

Teaches: Boxing, Muay Thai (I think, their FB page isn’t very clear) and MMA

Address: 3rd Floor E.K. Bldg. 50 Don Antonio Heights 2, Holy Spirit Drive, Commonwealth Avenue, QC, 1127 Quezon City

Contact Number: 931-2179 / 0917-3751190

Extreme Fitness Club & MMA Gym Map


Atos Philippines

Teaches: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Address: 2F Blue eagle gym, Judo Dojo, Ateneo de Manila, Katipunan, Quezon City

Contact Number: +09178588230, +639178925754

 Atos Philippines Map


Krav Maga Philippines

Teaches: Krav Maga

Address: #20 Asuncion Badminton Center (ABC) Bldg. E. Maclang St. cor P. Guevarra St. San Juan City

Contact Number: 7265021

Krav Maga Philippines Map


Muay Thai Association of the Philippines Makati

Teaches: Muay Thai, Grapling, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Address: 4th Floor 1175 MJL Building, Bagtikan St., Corner Pasong Tamo, Makati City

Contact Number: 844-2970/ 473-8780

 Muay Thai Association of the Philippines Makati Map


Olympians Taekwondo Training Center (OTTC)

Teaches: Taekwondo, Boxing, Bakbakan International (MMA), Modern Arnis, and Krav Maga

Address: 2nd Floor AMBER PLACE, #19 Bayani Road, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

Contact Number: +63-2-889-5463; 0916-328-4780; 0906-555-4155

Olympians Taekwondo Training Center (OTTC) Map


Stanley Judo Club

Teaches: Judo

Address: 4th floor, C.K. Sy Building, Libertad Street, Pasay City

Contact Number: (0918) 943 4568 or (0917) 791 3586

Stanley Judo Club Map


Muay Thai Association of the Philippines (the one that trains at ULTRA)

Teaches: Muay Thai

Address: Philippine Sports Complex ULTRA, Pasig City

Contact Number: 0906-245-4980

Muay Thai Association of the Philippines Map


Yaw-yan Buhawi

Teaches: Yaw Yan

Address: Domicile Building, J.P. Rizal St. Nangka, Marikina City, 1808 Marikina City (go through the black gate in between Purple Leigh Salon and the hardware shop)

Contact Number: +639164447326 – 8067253 – 9486009

 Yaw-yan Buhawi Map


Arena Fitness Center

Teaches: Kendo, Aikido, Boxing, capoeira and MuayThai

Address: 1623 Quezon Avenue, West Triangle, Quezon City

Contact Number: 928-5112, 426-9664

Arena Fitness Center Map


Reader Contributions:

Onyok Velasco Boxing Gym & Martial Arts Center

Teaches:Boxing and MuayThai

Address: Unit 210 LPL Bldg., Sen Gil Puyat, 1500 Makati

Contact Number: 5118478 / 4738780 / 0927 3164623/ 0917 8167864

Onok Velasco Boxing Gym Map


Spartacus Fitness and MMA gym

Teaches: Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA, Grappling, Wrestling, FMA, TKD, & Strength and Conditioning

Address: 4th floor, Barrington Place, Congressional Avenue & 3rd Floor, VL Building, #48 Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village, 1116 Quezon City

Contact Number: 0916 216 9880

Spartacus Gym Congressional Map

Spartacus Gym teachers village sikayuna map

Salavarria Boxing and Fitness Gym

Teaches: Boxing

Address: G. Felipe st. near cor. Roosevelt ave. San Francisco Del Monte Q.C (map below might not be super accurate but the general area should be correct based on location contributed by one of the commenters).

Contact Number: ????

Salavarria Boxing and Fitness Gym Map


That’s it for now.

I know the list is far from complete but I’ll be updating this as I find more gyms (and when I have some extra time).

Again, if you find a mistake please let me know so I can edit this. Also if you know of any gym/class/group that’s not here, then please let me know so I can add them.

Thanks and hope you find this useful.

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  1. pinoykendoka 27 February, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Hi Malds. Why not add Arena Fitness here? Aside from our club offering Kendo, there is an Aikido group also based there. The gym management itself also offers Muay Thai/Kickboxing, and there is also a Capioera group that trains there from time to time. An eclectic selection of arts for anyone I think. 😉

    • Malds 27 February, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Oks, I’ll do that.I dunno why I missed Arena Fitness and Kendo. But I didn’t know that they had Aikido, Muay, and boxing there. I knew there was a gym and I did see the ring near the basketball place. Dunno why that didn’t register till now though. Will add Arena later. Thanks for the heads up sir Inting, tama diba? lol I’m assuming from your email na that’s who you are :).

      And sorry I was never able to get back to training Kendo. I went home during the holidays last December, then I sprained my ankle in a climb and couldn’t really train in anything for over a month, then midterms came, and now it’s almost finals. Things sort of just started snowballing and I lost control of my schedule.

      Maybe once things lighten up a bit ti-timing ako ulit when you open up for beegginers this year para mga baguhan din kasama ko.

      Anyway, thanks for reminding me about arena.

      • pinoykendoka 28 February, 2013 at 12:02 am

        No worries Malds, I could certainly understand that life gets in the way of training sometimes. 😉 Anyway if you can’t come back to IGA Kendo Club this March, then there is always the July and November classes. Good luck, and hope to see you again in training soon!

  2. owlsgaze 20 June, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    Hi! Just want to let you know that FIST Gym is already offering Kali classes. Classes are held every Saturday at 10 AM. Excellent blog! Keep it up! 😀

    • Malds 22 June, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      Thanks for the update owlsgaze :)

  3. marj 21 July, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Hi! I would like to add Onyok Velasco Gym which is in makati — they offer muay thai and boxing — their muay thai group is from the former Muay thai Association of the philippines makati chapter, which was from Bagtikan(MJL Bldg).

    • Malds 23 July, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      Cool, thanks for letting us know about the gym Marj :)

  4. Pau Lopez 27 August, 2013 at 11:45 am

    this is a good posts, just what everything i am looking for! thanks for this!

    • Malds 27 August, 2013 at 6:26 pm

      Glad you like it pau

  5. SpartacusMMA_Manila 12 September, 2013 at 1:52 am

    Hi Malds!

    I would also want to add Spartacus Fitness and MMA gym! We already have two branches in QC. We have one in Congressional Ave., and one in Sikatuna Village! We offer Muay Thai, Boxing, MMA, Grappling, Wrestling, FMA, TKD, & Strength and Conditioning! :)

    • Malds 12 September, 2013 at 8:20 am

      thanks for letting me know about it. Will add the gym to the post in a couple of days :).

  6. Jay Dee 22 September, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    thanks for the info mate :) you know what level there muay thai is in pinas? i was hoping to train whilst i was in makati but most of the gyms dont have much info re: muaythai. i would like to know what there training schedule is like etc. thanks again…

    • Malds 22 September, 2013 at 10:34 pm

      Hey Jay Dee, re the level of training. Most of the local fighting/boxing gyms like elorde will teach muay thai but it’s a bit too “commercial” so it doesn’t have the martial art feel that it should have. This is just from personal experience tho, so it could have been that training at the branch I went to wasn’t that good. Still, they’ll have all the things you’ll need to train, and if you’re lucky and you’re able to pick a really good trainer, then you might still get a decent workout.

      You might want to give Muay Thai Association of the Philippines (MAP) a try tho. I’ve never actually trained with them but considering that they’re focusing purely on Muay Thai, they should have better training there, at least compared to the other boxing/fighting gyms that also offer muay thai. They have a branch in makati, you might wanna drop by and see for yourself.

  7. anna mae 23 September, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    Hi, if you’re looking for a trainer, I have good friend who is good in self defense; he’s good in Taekwondo & Wushu Sanshu. :)

    • Cherry 18 November, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      Hi. I’m looking for a teacher in taekwondo. :)

    • Seizen Cervellerain 16 May, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      I’m looking for a trainer in Wushu. Where does he facilitate his training?

  8. billy raymundo 7 November, 2013 at 6:52 am

    very useful info. can you include clubs/gyms just outside of metromanila i.e. paranaque and a little further south? thanks.

    • Malds 7 November, 2013 at 2:08 pm

      Hey Billy, will try to do that. Has been a while since I posted and updated the blog but I just got a Friend to help out with content so I’m sure I can get back to adding more content the next couple of months.

  9. Pao 7 March, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Salavarria Boxing and Fitness Gym. G. Felipe st. near cor. Roosevelt ave. San Francisco Del Monte Q.C. Owned by the famous former WBC/WBA/OPBF flyweight champ Erbito Salavarria and his 2 sons as professional trainers.

    • Malds 7 March, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Thanks for the info Pao, will add that to the list :)

    • Malds 7 March, 2014 at 11:55 am

      Pao could you maybe help me out with updating the info I have for Salavarria :). Do you know what they teach aside from boxing? and do you maybe know their contact number/s or website/FB page?

      Hope you can help out for everyone’s benefit, thanks.

      • Pao 7 March, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        I don’t have their contact details, though I saw this fb account but still not sure if this is legit.
        They only teach boxing and fitness techniques. They do train several amateur boxers, and MMA fighters(for their striking skills).

  10. Pao 7 March, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    I don’t have their contact details, but I came across their FB page:

    Although I can’t be sure if this is legit account.

    They do teach boxing and fitness techniques, they train several amateur boxers and MMA fighters(for their striking discipline).

    • Malds 7 March, 2014 at 5:27 pm

      Cool thanks for the info Pao :)

  11. RandomPinay 20 April, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Hi! Great list youve got here! Would it be ok to add our martial arts club? We are Pekiti Tirsia Kali Global City and we train at Track 30th and Trion Tower in Bonifacio Global City. Our head teacher is Guro Christophe Verdot. You can check out our website here:


  12. PewPew 8 May, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    anyone knows where i can practice pencak silat?

    • Blade Apprentice 18 August, 2014 at 1:37 am

      As far as I know, Bong Abenir, a Filipino martial arts instructor, also teaches Pencak Silat. Prof. Felipe Jocano Jr. also has Silat background. Look them up.

    • WarriorTris 27 December, 2014 at 9:52 pm

      I know few people who teaches/has silat background: Grandmaster Fred Fernandez-founder of arnis defense silat , Guro Joemar Obejas of rapido realismo, Bong Abenir of abenir kali and also Prof. Felipe Jocano Jr. of lightning scientific arnis.:)

  13. Seizen Cervellerain 16 May, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Is there any Wushu training center close to Global City, Taguig? Please advise. Thank you!

  14. Raul 26 May, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Been looking for a list like this since I needed a place to train in boxing/muay after graduating. Thanks!

  15. Mathias Wiberg 28 July, 2014 at 10:56 am

    I heard from K1 Extreme that Elorde will open in BGC, behind st. lukes second week of august?
    Could you confirm that?

    • Buu 3 October, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Yeah, they did. I’m actually planning to sign up. It’s actually a branch of Fight Factory Manila, they somehow tied up with Elorde or something since the gym’s actually co-branded.

      • Malds 3 October, 2014 at 6:45 pm

        oh cool. I’m guessing it’ll be deftac bjj and elorde striking then right? Alam ko Fight factory deftac group ang Bjj nila.

  16. Carrie Enders 2 November, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I’ve been working in your beautiful country for 3 years now, and I’m surprised you missed out on a big favourite, Empire Boxing. They’re very keen on people, I’ve also met so many expats who train here because the gym folk and trainers are all so nice! Plus they run charity drives. The American owner, Rob makes everyone feel at home. They’re quite technical but non intimidating. My brother, a student and professional boxer out of Leeds said he learned so much from his Summer leave here. I love your blog but don’t leave out the best! Cheers!

    • Malds 4 November, 2014 at 11:03 pm

      Haha thanks for reminding me about them. I actually already blogged about empire a while back, it’s over here Empire boxing gym :).

      I thought for sure I added it to this list already. Must have forgotten to. Thanks for reminding me. Will update this to include the gym.

      I worked in the building where empire is at for a month or two so I trained there for a while. Met Rob once or twice and yeah he really takes the time to make everyone feel welcome. He came over to me and my friend on our first day to say hi and chat a bit about our form :).

  17. WarriorTris 27 December, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Hi! There’s this new MMA Gym, Overdrive Gym Manila
    Check their facebook page 😀
    (And also Rapido Realismo Kali Espanya- Overdrive Gym Manila)

  18. Safehouse MMA and Fitness Gym 25 February, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    Hi great feature, We just wanted to Update our details:
    Safehouse contact number: ☎️02 351 2051/ 0917 827 6713
    Teaches: Caveman, Fightform, Boxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo and NOGI BJJ
    Thanks so much!

  19. Selena 17 July, 2015 at 7:41 am

    Thank you for the info!

  20. Marj Magcaling 1 November, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Is there anywhere in makati or near makati that teaches shorin ryu karate? Thanks!


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