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Welcome to JAI Thai Boxing Gym, we are a martial arts training centre with locations in Wellington and Auckland city.

Thai Boxing (or Muay Thai as it is called in Thailand) is Thailand’s national sport. It’s a complete workout, using punches, elbows, kicks and knees, to burn 1,000 calories / hr!

At JAI, our trainers are all professional fighters, but you’ll never be pressured to spar or fight.

In fact, you can de-stress and get the full benefits without having to do any sparring.

All fitness levels and shapes are welcome. Train with friendly pros for a real Thai experience. Champs from Thailand. We hand-pick our team from professional training camps in Thailand selected not only for their incredible fight experience and wealth of training experience but also for their patience, humility and gentle natures. Because we believe that martial arts training should make you a better human being.

jai thai boxingWhether you wish to fight or simply get fit and learn some self-defence skills, you’ll be in good hands.

Our six Thai trainers have over 1,000 professional Muay Thai fights between them!

Meet our TRAINERS.

We aim to keep prices low and flexible, so we have casual classes as well as concession cards and memberships starting from just $20 / week.

We are open for morning, lunch and evening classes or personal training.

We welcome males and females from all walks of life. We have kids classes and approximately half of our students are female.

See our Auckland timetable HERE.

See our Wellington timetable HERE

Featured Articles

Mother’s Day Kick-Box-Core Class in Auckland

What plans have you got for Mother’s Day? Bring your mum (or someone else’s) for a Mother’s Day Kick-Box-Core workout.Mum’s don’t need to hold pads (that’s the kid’s job) but they will: KICK some serious butt BOX out their stress…

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April 20, 2018

The #MeToo movement and what it means to us

I had been following the Harvey Weinstein fiasco with interest — partially because it involved so many movie stars  I thought were unbreakable. Starting with Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow. Followed swiftly by  Angelina Jolie and Taylor Swift. Hollywood heavyweights who endured…

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December 12, 2017
festive gains

How to stay Fit, not Fat over the Festive Season – Positive Festive Gains – part one

Ahhh…. Christmas. The festive season conjures up images of indulging in your favourite sweets, freshly baked artisan breads and pastries – and for some – their body weight in alcoholic beverages and meats. Even the most stringent diets tend to…

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December 12, 2017

Gym hygiene and etiquette – Part Two – BO and Sweat

How do you know that you sweat a lot? When the buddy that you’ve been clinching with for a few rounds, has prunes for fingers. True story, but it brings us to today’s topic of discussion. Sweat. To be more…

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November 13, 2017

Featured student – our friend James

  We recently bumped into an ex-student of ours at a nearby food court.  James (not his real name) trained with us on and off for about six months over a year ago. When he was on, he was at…

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November 12, 2017

Training while pregnant – guest post from a Muay Thai Mummy

A message to the keyboard warriors from THAT pregnant lady at the gym I am a firm believer in a simple fact that pregnancy is not a disease or a disability. It is not contagious (as far as I know).…

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November 8, 2017

Vegetable Gains – Using nutrition to supercharge your Muay Thai training

How to add Protein Gains to your Vegetable salad We recently had a conversation with one potential fighter we’ll call “X” that went like this: JAI: You’ve got some great speed and quick reflexes unusual for someone your size (He’s…

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October 1, 2017

Bag work for Muay Thai – what you should be doing

Are you one of those who does anything to avoid doing their bag work? Yes, working on the bag MAY seem boring and unproductive, but only if you choose to make it that way. The heavy bag can be a…

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September 13, 2017

The magic of Thai Oil – Namman Muay

Ahh the smell of thai oil. Like it or love it. Anyone who has ever stepped into a Muay Thai camp or stadium knows this smell. It has a strong musty, peppermint menthol aroma with a scent which can permeate…

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July 17, 2017

10 ways to get good at Muay Thai fast (aka lessons we learned from Bruce Lee)

This post has totally been endorsed by Bruce Lee. OK, that’s not entirely accurate (don’t sue us please!).  But a lot of what we learned has been echoed by him, and learned the hard way – through blood, sweat and…

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April 17, 2017
    Kick Start your Muay Thai experience with this free class. This one-hour introduction will give you a taste of action to come, and cover fundamental techniques. It is suitable for all fitness levels and ages. Bookings required.