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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
  • 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
  • A place you can walk into and feel uplifting energy, fire in your belly and know that you're not 1 in 100 ppl just there to do another training session. The trainers are amazing, friendly, inspiring and help you succeed any goal you aspire! You're there to make friendships, and smash goals I love Southside

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    Eleni Drakos
  • I've been a member of the Southside family for more than 6 years now. I couldn't speak more highly of the coaches and facilities. Given that training at Southside has had such a positive impact on my physical health and wellbeing I would recommend to anyone to give it a try. However, as a school teacher I have to admit that learning martial arts is the FIRST thing I suggest to parents and families of children who are struggling within realms of education. Respect, concentration, confidence, assertiveness and self-regulation are just a few benefits your child will experience at Southside.... read more

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    Karen Lee
  • Really enjoying training at the SSMT club with Barry and Kar and the team and learning some great new Muay Thai skills from the experienced trainers and getting fit at the same time. Very clean and organized club with a professional friendly team and a great timetable. Strongly recommend to anyone thinking about it to give the free trial a go.

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    Matthew Schwab
  • Southside Muay Thai provides the perfect training environment for those who have zero experience to those who are seasoned veterans. The friendly and helpful trainers give easy to follow instructions and never miss a thing with your technique. Being continually critiqued on your form helps you to learn quickly and enjoy it while you do. You're never out of your depth at Southside and would recommend it highly to all considering a physical challenge in a encouraging and friendly environment.

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    Jim Bob
  • 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
  • Great gym to learn authentic Muay Thai technique from two of the best Coaches you could ask for!! I initially joined to loose some weight but found myself quickly becoming obsessed with the healthy lifestyle Muay Thai promotes as well as the mental and physical challenges it can offer you. I have since personally lost over 20Kgs in just over a year and I still look forward to every training!!

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    Nick Brown
  • 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
  • Not just throwing this 5 star rating around willy nilly! Very much deserved 5 stars to Coach Barry and Coach Karr... if I could give them 6 stars I would. The atmosphere in this gym is addictive, the trainers, fighters and students are all very welcoming. The coaches and fighters set the bar high when it comes to technique and fitness. I miss this place so much!

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    Brooke Smith
  • 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 and present hanging up with pride that these guys know how train and... read more

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    Sally Hurst
  • Been here a little over a year and loving it!
    Highly recommend Southside if your looking to get fit, meet new people and have an all round good time working out!
    Kar, Baz and the rest of the staff and know their stuff when it comes to Muay Thai!

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    Jimmy Santin
  • 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
  • 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
  • Would 100 percent recommend Southside Muay Thai. I was a beginner and I have learnt so much within the past 4 months I have been there. The coaches are wonderful and professional and the atmosphere has been amazing and vibrant. I enjoy coming to Southside and get excited every time I book in a class!
    If you’re looking to get in real good shape and learn a martial art from the best, differently would choose Southside

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    Tarnee Arch


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


We take you on a walk through the gym! Experience the sights, hear the sounds and meet the coaches!