In a world with continuously rising crime rates and criminals around every corner, it is always best to stay on guard and know how to keep yourself safe. It is better to rely on yourself rather than others because they will most probably be standing on the sidelines with their phones out, recording you getting attacked instead of helping.
So, if you looking for places you can go to to learn self-defence other than YouTube, you should take a class at one of these MMA gyms where you will be trained by professionals in the field:
#1 Team X Fight Academy
This spot not only offers you MMA but also the unique Pekiti Tirsia Kali which is a close-quarters fighting art originating from the Visayan region of the Philippines! We've never heard of that, seriously unique!
Classes offered: Pekiti Tirsia Kali, MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Zumba, Yoga
Address: LG2-3A, Seri Gembira Avenue, Taman gembira, 58200 Wilayah persekutuan kuala lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 2pm to 10pm, closed on weekends
#2 Fade Fitness & MMA Gym
Want to know why this spot is one of the bests? It is open 24 hours! However, the classes are of course not 24 hours but they do offer an array of MMA classes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.
Classes Offered: HIIT, Muay Thai, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Zumba, Personal Training, Weight Training
Address: 4-5-7, Cantonment Exchange Jalan Ipoh BT 4 1/2, 51200 Kuala Lumpur
Operating Hours: 24 hours
#3 3Sixty Martial Arts & Fitness Academy
With over highly-trained coaches with 40 years of coaching experience combined, you know you'll be getting classes that will be highly beneficial especially if you want to enhance your combat skills.
Classes offered: Self-defense, Taekwondo and Muay Thai
Address: 81, Jalan SS 22/23, Damansara Jaya, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
#4 Lekir Fitness & Mixed Martial Arts Academy
What's unique about Lekir Fitness & MMA Academy is that besides MMA, kickboxing and judo it also offers the traditional and rare Southeast Asian martial art, silat.
Classes offered: MMA, Kickboxing, Silat, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Judo Combat, Male & Female Self Defense, Boxing, Kids Martial Arts
Address: No.29A, Jalan Kristal L7/L, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Operating Hours: 5:30pm to 12am, closed on weekends
#5 Strive MMA & Fitness
If you want to know what it's really like to be in the ring, the adrenaline and the energy, the coaches at this gym have been there and done that since most of them have competed professionally in Malaysian MMA circles.
Classes Offered: Muay Thai, MMA, Boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kickboxing
Address: Pusat Perniagaan, 38, Jalan Keluli AN7/AN, Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Operating Hours: 4pm to 1am
#6 WUJI MMA
This spot teaches you the rarest form of Shaolin boxing, WuJi which is considered to be the purest of traditional Chinese soft-internal boxing systems. It requires a lot of discipline and it centres around the idea of freeing your true self.
Classes Offered: Freestyle WUJI MMA
Address: 49D 3rd Floor, Jalan PJS 1/48, Taman Petaling Utama, 58200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Operating Hours: Open on Mondays and Wednesdays, 8pm to 10pm
#7 Iron Grid MMA
If you're looking for a place to learn how to fight while getting fitter and stronger, then this safe, fun and friendly is perfect for you to unleash your true potential.
Classes Offered: MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Wushu, Judo, Cardio, Self Defence
Address: SH-01-30, Geo Bukit Rimau, Jalan sungai burung 32/68, Bukit Rimau, Kota Kemuning, 40460 Shah Alam
Operating Hours: Monday: 12pm to 4pm, 6pm to 11pm, Tuesday: 5:30pm to 11pm, Wednesday: 6pm to 11pm, Friday: 6pm to 11pm, Saturday: 12:30pm to 6:30pm, Closed on Thursdays and Sundays
Have you been to any MMA classes? What was your experience like? Share your experience in the comments section!