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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

Stretch, mobility and core workshop Saturday 13 October 12.30 to 1.30pm

You asked for it! Wanna train harder (with less risk of injuries), kick higher (without pulling anything), gain a better awareness of your body mechanics (so you can utilise it better) and recover faster (so you can do the above…

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October 9, 2018

Richie “Supa” Nola

Richie Supa Nola How did you start learning Muay Thai? I walked past Philip’s gym (Lee Gar) in the 90s and heard a lot of noise coming from the inside. When I went in, I saw a bunch of Thai…

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August 23, 2018
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Fighter tryout – Thank-you from our JAI Fighters

Our JAI fighter tryouts last Saturday went amazing. Not because everyone who tried out boxed, kicked and clinched like a pro and didn’t even break a sweat during the fitness test. No. Because of the amazing love and support which…

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July 4, 2018

Happy 17th Sophia!

Happy 17th Birthday Sophia! You’ve come a long way since you first stepped into JAI as13-year-old! In fact, she first discovered us when we visited her house way back in 2015 – to pick up a bed we bought on…

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July 2, 2018

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
#MeToo

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
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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
Sweat

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
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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
  • FREE KICK START TRIAL CLASS
    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.
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    Simplified version of putting on Hand Wraps