Muay Thai for teens

Anybody with teens at home will know that apathy is a real issue. “I don’t know, I don’t care” have become hated phrases in our household. So, when the 15-year-old expressed an interest in kickboxing, I was over the moon and quickly seized the chance to encourage her.

We live in Hartamas, and we’re lucky that there are plenty of places to choose from, to try kickboxing for my daughter.

  • TNT Kickboxing in Desa Sri Hartamas with Master Khoo – I used to train with him 15 years ago.
  • Xtreme Martial Arts in Plaza Damas with Master Bathi – I enjoyed mummy morning classes here but my daughter felt a bit lost at this place.
  • Muay Thai FitnessLab in Plaza Damas 3 – looked a bit too hard core for us, as we see these very fit looking people often jogging around the neighbourhood.

We decided to go with TNT Kickboxing, which looked like the best option for our daughter. There are numerous classes at TNT: Muay Thai (partner pad work; don’t worry, they will pair you with someone suitable), Kickboxing HIIT (using a boxing bag) and Fight Class.

The joy of practising Muay Thai

Muay Thai is also referred to as Thai boxing. We both love it for the speed, agility, and technique. We also like Kickboxing HIIT which has got more cardio and force, and is quite different from Muay Thai. We probably won’t enter Fight Class for at least a few years if that!

Beginners are welcomed at TNT and a lack of experience isn’t looked down upon. My daughter likes kickboxing because she learns new skills and movements. Overall, she improves rapidly, which has made the whole experience even more enjoyable. 

It’s nice to see that she’s very motivated. Besides getting fitter, she would learn how to defend herself and to use her body in a new way. She’s always keen to go and is committed to the six months package that we signed up for.

At the end of the day, we love learning new things and we think self-defense is a much-needed skill. Learning to use your body in new and challenging ways, improving on agility and balance will always be a good thing.

Useful info

There are several packages at TNT, but the promo right now is pretty irresistible and is priced at RM1500 for six months, including gloves, wraps and a 1-on-1 personal session. If you use a Maybank credit card you can pay interest free for six months. You can email TNT here for more info. You can also call them at 03 6211 5879 or WhatsApp 012 268 3073.

TNT is located at No. 9-1, Jalan 26A/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur.

Parking can be tricky, but you can try the underground parking space next door in the Glomac Galeria building. There are lots of eateries around to quench your thirst and appetite. Our favourite is SALA, the vegan restaurant – their Chik’n burgers and wraps are yums.

For those wanting to try other types of boxing in the area, you can find Tribe Boxing Studio in Mont Kiara, Choices in Desa Sri Hartamas (my 13-year-old loves the classes here, and is learning all types of self-defense patterns) and Monarchy, to name just a few.

If you’re looking for more fun activities for your teens in KL: have a look here at our listicle!




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