Never Back Down? Karate Kid? Here are the best places for MMA in Pune

Fighting has always been an integral part of our lives. Ancient homo-sapiens used to fight for hunting and gathering food. Monarchs and royalties used to fight for land and power. Recently, people fought for religious purity and dominance. Today, we fight for a seat in IIT’s and higher pay scales. Fighting in itself has evolved a lot as an art form since the beginning of time. Ancient arts and sciences have influenced a lot on the conditioning of people and their lives in the past century. Different forms of combat focus on different aspects of ones well-being; spiritual, mental, physical, are some of them. Here is the list of the best MMA Classes for you in Pune:

Capoeira, Pune

Brazilian Martial Arts in Pune, Capoeira Pune, Kalyani Nagar, Pune

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music.It is known for quick and complex moves, using mainly power, speed, and leverage for a wide variety of kicks, spins, and highly mobile techniques.Don’t be put off joining a capoeira class because you’re not a gymnast or acrobat. Beginners are not expected to be able to do cartwheels and handstands from the outset. However, your fitness will build from day one and after a few weeks of training, you might be surprised with what you can do. Capoeira is a total body workout which mainly focuses on your core and upper body and has a lot of leg movements involved. Just after a few sessions they will be a noticeable increase in your balance and agility.

Sagar is an exceptional trainer and its an experience to be part of the  Capoeira community, checkout the video below, you will understand what we are talking about:



Forge MMA

Kirloskar Marg, Apex Colony, Erandwane

Near Income Tax Lane, Prabhat Road, Pune

Forge is like one of our all time favourite movies “Never Back Down” same intensity, sincerity & passion in this place.

The spiritual aspect of MMA is quite often overlooked for the sheer intensity of the sport. But at no point should you overlook it, because MMA is not itself without the coalescence of one’s mind, body and soul. This could not be put better than the trainers at Forge MMA. Here the mind is conditioned just as well as the body. They have special healing centres that have healers to help you relieve stress, fatigue and injuries. It is almost as if you are in an ancient shrine where you realise the philosophy of combat, and find calm among all the chaos. Forge is probably very different from any other fitness studio, and surely a one of a kind experience. They even have a course on knife defence and yoga, and all in all, a holistic approach to teaching MMA.


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KLVSP Boxing

Boxing in Pune, Bhawani Peth

Your childhood dream of being cheered into the ring of blood, its Rocky Balboa all over again. Get the Rocky out in you withe this state of the art Boxing arena, Its located in the ArunKumar Vaidya Stadium, Bhawani Peth. The trainer Mr Vijay is set to make your blood pumping, head to enegae with one of the most disciplined sports ever, ping me if you want someone to tag along. check out the pic below, it does look like a scene from the movies.


Universal Power Martial Arts

MMA in Camp, Mohammad Wadi, Pune

UPMA also promotes a holistic approach towards teaching their students Taekwondo, MMA and Kickboxing. It promotes nurturing of both mind and body. Founded by a young martial art enthusiast, Avinash Dhotre, it is a dedicated institute for learning the arts. Locates on the 6th floor of the Royal heritage mall, the view outside the windows compliment your workout and boost your confidence. Go check out their trial workouts to get a taste of close combat training!

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MJK Academy of Performing Arts

Wanowrie, Pune,

Learn a traditional Japanese system of unarmed combat, employing smashes, chops, kicks, etc with the international fighting champion MJK himself.. They also keep conducting seminars on different workouts, MMA, kick-boxing, etc. and actively work on educating people about the perks of choosing from their versatile selection of workouts.It is one of the few places in Pune specializing in combat training.Fitato MKJ mma Pune


Orient Combat Arts

MMA in Koregoan Park, Kondhwa

OCA is a highly professional organization dedicated to teaching people how to fight to protect themselves. They have highly trained instructors recognized by internationally recognized bodies. It is quite evident that these people are one the best in what they do, looking at the dozen outlets that they have managed to open in the past decade since their birth. It is simply impossible for one to not notice their presence in various clubs and sport complexes.  Not just this, they have specialized women instructors for women, and individual batches for men, women and children.

Check out there training video here:



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