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  • I've been training here for around 18 months now and I wouldn't have it any other way. The trainers are amazing, friendly, motivated, determined and always there to help you with whatever you need (whether it be Muay Thai related or not)
    I look up to Baz and Kar so much and am so thankful for all the time, effort and help that they put into every member and every session!!
    I highly recommend this gym to everyone and anyone looking to get fit, stay fit or to fight!
    I have made some great friends here and no one has an...
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    Benjamin Keir
  • Active member for almost a year, SsMT is the highlight of my working week! The classes are always different, fun and challenging. It's a place I can forget about the outside world... challenge and better myself mentally & physically. I walk out feeling accomplished and 10 feet tall!! And a top endorphin buzz too 🙂 All the coaches are awesome in their own special way, great facilities and opening hours.

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    Zuzana Huljak
  • I've been training at SSMT for many moons now and I love it for me it's not so much how much I've lost but what I have gained and that's friendships that will last a life time and a place where I can go and release the stresses of life by hitting the pads with people I respect and motivate me SSMT is more than fitness it's family

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    Ryan Rocky Blair
  • I decided to check out SouthSide Muay Thai because of good feedback I found online. Once I started training here I found the coaches extremely down to earth and the whole gym environment super friendly. There are no members with big egos and I felt extremely welcomed. After training for a while I decided that I wanted to progress and compete in the sport. Even though I was new to the sport I had great support from the fight team members and from the coaches. if you are interested in joining a gym I recommend checking out SSMT, as a... read more

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    Anela Ilic
  • I first started my training with Southside Muay Thai well over a year ago and have never looked back since! I've been grateful enough to have trained at a number of different Dojo's, Clubs & Martial Arts groups in my years... But I have definitely found my home @ Southside Muay Thai among friends and great Coaches in a professional yet friendly family orientated environment. Along with great gym facilities and traditional Muay Thai training & techniques right at your fingertips.. Or should I say, teep's. - SSMT is not just a team of individual Champions, but is more so... read more

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    Luke Bramley
  • I have been training at Southside Muay Thai for 10 years and fighting for three years. In that time Baz & Kar gave assisted me in obtaining a South Australian State Title and a Silver Medal at the Muay Thai National Championships in the Gold Coast. Their experience, wealth of knowledge and support is next to none. I wouldn't train anywhere else simply for that matter. As fighters our best interests are always put first and forward, which is so important in this sport. The gym culture is fantastic, as fighters we help support our coaches with teaching new students,... read more

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    Janelle Adamczyk
  • Great gym that teaches genuine Muay Thai techniques and has authentic martial arts values.
    Have been going for 7 years now and have also enjoyed building new friendships at this gym.
    I initially joined to lose weight and have lost around 20kg overall and maintaining.

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    Aaron Ong
  • I have trained in many gyms in many countries from Europe, USA, South America to the Asia Pacific region, and I am delighted to confirm:

    This gym rates among the best in the world! Their terms and conditions are clear and simple to understand and the owners work very hard to be flexible to work in with their client’s schedules....

    The training I have received during the past (almost) one year has been world class. I feel fitter & healthier than I have felt for some time. The programs offered are not just about training and techniques,...
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    Kerry Boscan
  • I have only been training at this club since November 2017 and it has been amazing. The coaches Barry Saunders and Kar Wong are the best coaches I have ever trained with, it is so very clear that they both have years of knowledge and experience as athletes, fighters, as teachers and trainers. The integrity and respect the coaches have for their students shows in their fighters. It is also pretty clear when you walk into the club and see the many trophies and belts both past a... nd present hanging up with pride that these guys know how train... read more

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  • I have been made to feel so welcome by Kar & Barry & all the members. Lots of support & no judgement about skill level. I have had a severe injury for years and believe this is the place I will overcome it! So glad I bit the bullet & joined up! Thanks. Jay

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    Atreyu Edgar
  • I have been training at Southside for about 8 months now (with some previous training experience) and have been impressed with the high standards of the coaching staff and the fighters in the gym. The coaches at Southside are passionate about Muay Thai and will accommodate your needs, whether you are an aspiring fighter or someone who wants to get fit and learn something new. I highly recommend Southside Muay Thai.

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    Joshua Fouyaxis
    When I joined Southside Muay Thai, the most notable quality that this gym possesses that others do not, is that they are not just a professional martial arts gym but also a family based business. At Southside, they treat each and every client with the same kind, caring, honest and accepting attitude. Kar & Barry give 100% to their clients every single session. During training, they take time to assess who may need extra help in the room. They cater to each individuals needs and help everyone improve at their own pace. They...
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    Verity Hawke
  • New to SSMT & loving it! Love the professionalism & the amount of classes esp the Morning ones which suit me perfectly. Kar & Barry (plus other coaches) have been fantastic! The members have been more than welcoming & I feel lucky to train & learn from some talented martial artists/athletes/fighters. Look forward to seeing my progression & having fun doing so 😀⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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    Tina Close
  • SSMT is by far the best gym I've trained at. Coach Kar and Coach Barry are both great blokes and have an amazing knowledge of Muay Thai. The people that train there are so humble, always willing to help and all round great people. I wouldn't dream of training under anybody else and this place is becoming my second home.

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    Matt Matthew
  • Have only been training at SSMT for 8 months and could not rate any higher. The environment, trainers and atmosphere is like nothing I have been involved in and I was addicted instantly. Would highly recommend to any and all types of people, whatever your goals !

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    Ben Millington


Muay Thai is a martial art that can be practiced for self-defence, fitness and as a sport. Apart from the obvious health benefits, individuals experience positive growth within many aspects of their personal life.

After training for a short period of time, improved fitness levels prompt physical changes to the body, increasing confidence. As confidence builds, so to does the way we look at ourselves and the way we interact with others. Relationships with family and friends become stronger, and we have more positive interactions with others within our local community. At work, home and school, productivity increases and absenteeism declines.

Develop discipline, focus, tolerance and fairness 

Gain confidence and self-esteem

Enjoy personal growth, through goal setting and target achievement

Improve interpersonal skills and create stronger relationships with others 

Relieve stress, anxiety and depression

Meet new people and create great friendships 

Collaborate with others and learn the dynamics of teamwork

Increase physical fitness and improve overall health and well being




Friendly and ego free training environment, where males and females are equally welcome

Adelaide's largest full-time, fully equipped martial arts training centre

Qualified and experienced coaching team that are mentors and positive role models

Effective and authentic programs, that provide for development and progression throughout each level

Age specific programs, catering for beginners through to professional athletes


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