Ottawa's Most Authentic Muay Thai
Class Scheduling Now Available
In order to provide the best possible training experience for all participants, we have decided to cap our class sizes at 28 individuals. We kindly request that you secure your spot in the class by making a reservation.
We understand that unforeseen circumstances may arise, but please be mindful that if your reservation results in another individual missing out on the class, we may need to consider implementing a penalty system. Your cooperation and consideration for fellow participants are greatly appreciated.
Making Friends and Memories while getting fit
Muay Thai (มวยไทย), transliterated to english as 'Thai Boxing', is the art of 8 limbs. A combat sport where you can use Punches, Kicks, Knees, and Elbows to do damage to your opponent.
More recently taken up as a competitive sport, Muay Thai offers a fun way to learn about your body through movement and exercise. From HIIT style exercises, to in depth technical skills, we provide classes to help you develop your physical capabilities and learn about self defence in an interactive and fun way.
We offer classes for all fitness and experience levels, from a competition team to women's only closed sessions.
Our Trainers have real experience from all around the world with an unrivaled passion for the sport, making sure that you get the most out of every session.
Your first class is on us!
For your first time at Westside Muaythai, please Contact Us
What equipment do I need in order to train?
All you need to bring is comfortable shorts or any athletic wear you feel comfortable sweating (a lot) in, and a water bottle.
However, if you're experienced in Muaythai, we highly recommend you wear muaythai shorts, a pair of gloves, handwraps, as well as mouthguard and shinguards if you plan on/have been invited to spar.
We also sell team branded gear at the gym
However, stock is limited and subject to our ordering process, here are some other recommended options:
Do I need any experience to join?
Not at all, our classes are set up so you can hop in and start working out right away. We have some classes that require a level of fitness and experience, those can be found on Our Schedule
Do I need to be in shape to do muaythai?
That depends on your goals, for all intents and purposes, the answer is no. Come in, have fun hitting stuff, and watch yourself get in shape while you learn a new skill!
If you're looking to compete, know that being in shape is a baseline requirement. Practicing muaythai is quite safe, but competing can be quite dangerous if you're not ready to defend yourself.
Are there any age restrictions to practice muaythai?
Currently, we don't offer a good setup for children, so we recommend a minimum age of 10 years old. We do not have a maximum age limit, but we do require you to sign a safety waiver. Please let your instructor know if you have any health concerns regardless of your age!
Can I compete? How long does it take?
We love it when members want to take the dive into competition! Ask your instructor about timelines and advanced classes for competition.
You can definitely compete with Westside Muaythai, but note that you're representing our team, so it's up to the coaches' discretions if you're ready skill-wise and preparation-wise for a fight.
Typically, we recommend that at least 6-8 months of training 3-5 days a week (at a minimum) before competing if you have no martial arts experience. Remember that combat sports can be dangerous, so we set these timelines for you safety as well as in respect for the active competitors who put that time and effort in at the gym.