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5 Best Martial Arts Classes in Manchester

Below is a list of the top and leading Martial Arts Classes in Manchester. To help you find the best Martial Arts Classes located near you in Manchester, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Manchester’s Best Martial Arts Classes:

The top rated Martial Arts Classes in Manchester are:

  • Cobra Of Siam – is a Muay Thai or often referred to as Thai Boxing school
  • Fighting Fit Manchester – is one of Manchester’s longest running martial arts clubs
  • Northern Krav Maga – aiming to gain the best learning outcomes for students
  • Capoeira Natural Do Brasil Greater Manchester – is a martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, and dance
  • SBG Manchester – has world-class coaches in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and strength & conditioning

Cobra Of SiamCobra Of Siam

Cobra Of Siam is a Muay Thai or often referred to as Thai Boxing school based in Manchester city centre. They also teach and train in related martial arts, boxing, and street self defence. Training is taught in a friendly atmosphere and stays true to its historic teachings. Students can expect both modern and traditional styles and should dedicate some time to all areas of technique, fitness, conditioning, and fighting spirit. Knowledge of the art has been passed down from Grandmasters of Muay Thai and is mixed with the Instructor’s own training and fighting techniques.

The name Cobra of Siam comes from two well known and respected clubs; The Golden Cobra, and Siam Camp. The Cobra being respected in Thailand for its attack and movement, and Thailand is formerly known as Siam before winning independence with the help of Muay Thai against its oppressors.


Muay Thai, Boxing, Self Defense


Address: Circle Martial Arts, 52 Newton St, Manchester M1 1ED
Phone: 7932 422878


“Been training for a year at Cobra Of Siam. Very welcoming to anyone who wants to learn no matter their fitness or experience. I’ve been doing the private lessons also and I’ve found them excellent value for money and found my confidence and skills leap forwards. Cobra Of Siam are a force to be reckoned with.” – Chok D.

Fighting Fit ManchesterFighting Fit Manchester

Fighting Fit Manchester established in 2008, they are one of Manchester’s longest running martial arts clubs. They pride themselves on its high-quality coaches and programmes and they don’t think you will find better. Its coaches are all full-time professionals who are highly qualified in their fields and practice what they preach. They are a community that cares about its members.

They don’t have thousands who don’t attend, they want you to use your membership to benefit you in the best way possible, they want to know your name, your goals and help you achieve them. Many of its members call the gym their second home. Their members are amazing, from students to retirees, people from all walks of life show graft and grit every time they walk into the gym.


Martial Arts, Strength & Fitness, Membership


Address: 2 Millow St, Manchester M4 4DR
Phone: 7853 935348


“Hi, I’ve trialled martial arts in the past for a while with mixed results before coming here. This gym has been amazing, I’ve always come away from each season feeling like I’ve gotten great quality instruction. The gym is spacious and has loads of mat room as well as a good weights/calisthenics section. Finally, it’s a really friendly gym from the staff to the other members, it’s a great place to train.” – Mark P.

Northern Krav MagaNorthern Krav Maga

Northern Krav Maga aims to equip students with a 360-degree approach to self-defence in the simplest and most direct manner possible. It was founded by Jamie Birtles, the Head Instructor at Northern Krav Maga, the club has grown from small beginnings. Jamie has no doubt that Northern Krav Maga is the best club in Manchester to learn Krav Maga.

It is directly linked to Israel and all their Instructors undertake weekly training with the club and quarterly training updates direct from the Israeli IKMF Global Instructor Team. All its lessons are designed with the student in mind and they teach aiming to gain the best learning outcomes for students.


Adults, Teens, Kids, Women


Address: Beaver Road Junior School, 832 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 2RN
Phone: 7980 736328


“Myself and my 9yr old Son having been training with Jamie and Liv for the past 5months. We thoroughly enjoy it and are learning so much. I love seen my Son being able to freely express himself- Its the only time he is allowed to be himself. Krav with Jamie, really allows his personality shine and for that I am so grateful. Awesome!” – Jasyn S.

Capoeira Natural Do Brasil Greater ManchesterCapoeira Natural Do Brasil Greater Manchester

Capoeira Natural Do Brasil Greater Manchester is a martial art that combines elements of fight, acrobatics, music, and dance in a very elegant and magnetic way. Carried out by two people, it is often called a game that is played, not a fight. Capoeira is always played with a smile on face represent that the capoeiristas are not scared of the risk that is coming. The uniqueness of Capoeira will give your body physical power, strength, and flexibility, and your mind’s self-assurance, concentration, courage, and creativity. Contramestre Anjo is the founder of Capoeira Natural do Brasil. Capoeira training is available in Leamington Spa, Exeter, Coventry, Birmingham, Manchester, and Leicester.


Kids Capoeira, Adults Capoeira, Adults & Uni Students Capoeira


Address: 25 Church St, Manchester M4 1PE
Phone: 7557 055677


“I attended a beginner’s class as part of the general open day. The class combined martial art moves with rhythm and music – great for the body and soul. The passion of the instructor is infectious!” – Jess M.

SBG ManchesterSBG Manchester

SBG Manchester is not just another Martial Arts or MMA training facility but training at SBG Manchester is an experience. Every aspect of its unique curriculum has been specially designed to help you take your skills to their highest levels. As a member of SBG Manchester, you will be joining a facility that has a legacy of innovation, experience, and a proven record in both amateur and professional competitions.

Not only have they coached fighters for UK competition but they have coached top-level athletes across Europe and the United States of America. They have world-class coaches in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, and strength & conditioning.


Adult Classes, Kids Classes, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Kickboxing, Fitness, Self Defense


Address: 12 Sheffield St, Manchester M1 2ND
Phone: 7507 271883


“I’ve been there a couple of times because BJJ campus, great people, great coaches, and top BJJ level.” – Jose C.

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