The best martial arts classes in Hong Kong


Want to become the next Wong Fei-hung or Bruce Lee? Féliks Cheang rounds up some of the best martial arts classes in town, so you can get started.

Mindful Wing Chun

Wing Chun is the most recognisable martial art in Hong Kong thanks to Yip Man. At Mindful Wing Chun, besides physical toning, mindfulness and the internal art to maintain healthy state of mind is emphasised for overall wellness. Be the next Yip Man with both physical and mental fitness.

8/F, On Lan Centre, 11–15 On Lan St, Central, 6620 7050;

Po Chi Lam Li Chan Wo Sports Association
Popularised by folk hero Wong Fei-hung, Hung Kuen has become a kung fu style synonymous with our city. The class at Po Chi Lam Li Chan Wo would be one of the best in town, as Sifu Li Chan-wo is a disciple of Wong Fei-hung’s wife and is instrumental in promoting Hung Kuen after she passed away. The association offers classes in different stances, basic movements and weaponry. 

Flat 3, 1/F, Tung Ho Bldg, 177-183 Shau Kei Wan Main St E, Shau Kei Wan, 2886 1903;

Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do
Jun fan jeet kune do (named after Lee’s original name, ‘Lee Jun-fan’) is unequivocally the best place in town for JFD classes. The only licenced and recognised JKD organisation in Hong Kong, this institute was established by Lee’s wife Linda, daughter Shannon and his disciples as a homage to his contribution to martial arts. And there is no other man that popularised kung fu around the globe than Bruce Lee. 

Rm 1005-1007, Winning Commercial Bldg, 46-48 Hillwood Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, 2422 0732;


Epic MMA Club
Don your Dri-Fit and get ready to show off your fists of fury at a training class for mixed martial arts (MMA). This fighting and martial art gym provides a variety of training, from Brazilian jiu-jitsu to Muay Thai. You can get in shape by punching and kicking or by lifting and metabolic conditioning. But what really sets Epic MMA apart are the trainers. They are highly qualified, and many of them are title-holders in their field, making the training super legit. 

You can also be trained by Juju Chan. 1/F, China Bldig, 29 Queen’s Rd C, 2525 2833;


Shoot Boxing

Invented by former heavyweight kickboxer Caesar Takeshi, shoot boxing is a Japanese standing martial art and combat sport that allows punches, kicks and throws without any ground fighting. As in samurai fights, shoot boxing must be done standing up and opponents cannot be attacked when they are knocked out. The real challenge to this martial art lies in the short and speedy matches, due to the lack of any kind of ground-locking stalemates. The prevailing philosophy behind martial arts guarantees that your mind will be trained together with your body – developing self-defence skills and building self-esteem. Located in Kwai Chung, the Hong Kong Shoot Boxing Centre is suitable for different types of shoot boxing training, where various levels of classes are available for all age groups.

$200 per class plus a $350 annual membership fee, Hong Kong Shoot Boxing Centre, 20/F, Unit G, Mai Luen Industrial Bldg, 23-31 Kung Yip St, Kwai Chung, 5346 3201;

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