The 10 Best Martial Arts Schools in Singapore


For thousands of years, the fundamental purpose of martial arts has remained the same – to be able to defend yourself and the ones you love, while strengthening the mind, body, and spirit.

In today’s modern times, the need for martial arts is just as strong as it used to be, if not more. After all, life is a lot more stressful, yet sedentary. Martial arts is the perfect way to exercise in a fun and practical way, and helps you to let off some steam while instilling invaluable traditional values such as patience, respect, and humility that will aid you in daily life.

To get you started on your martial arts journey, here are the 10 best schools in Singapore. Please note that this list is by no means exhaustive, but rather a selection across a wide variety of martial arts.


In Singapore, Evolve Mixed Martial Arts (Evolve) is synonymous with martial arts. If you want instruction of the highest possible standard, Evolve is the place to go. Classes are taught by seasoned world champions who represent the pinnacle of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and many other disciplines. In fact, it has the largest roster of world champions available anywhere in the world.


Founded by a Harvard MBA with almost three decades of martial arts experience, Evolve provides extra peace of mind that the gym operates on world-class business practices. What’s more, it consistently wins awards as the best martial arts school in Asia, and is the largest martial arts school in Singapore with multiple easily-accessible locations and thousands of students ranging from young children to top-level executives.

Address: Evolve Far East Square at 26 China Street #01-01 Far East Square (flagship academy); Evolve Pomo at 1 Selegie Road #03-11 PoMo Mall; Evolve Orchard Central at 181 Orchard Road #06-01 Orchard Central; and Evolve University at
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 6:30am-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 7:30am to 9.00pm

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