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WHY CHAMPIONS GYM?

Champions Gym specialises in Boxing, Muay Thai and Strength training for the complete beginner right the way through to instructor status with an emphasis on health, well being and helping clients be their best everyday. 86% of people who come to be ideal members are bored of the standard gym routine and are looking for something fun, dynamic and exciting. Champions Gym caters to men, women and children boasting a 60% female client base and fostering an environment that is fun, safe, positive and EGO FREE.

VISION: Redefine the way every day people enjoy their health, fitness & lifestyle through dynamic martial arts and strength training.

MISSION: Empower people to live their best life every day, never allowing people to accept second best for themselves, unlocking the potential to achieve anything they set their minds to through teamwork, guidance, training, mindset, nutrition and recovery.

A BRIEF HISTORY: Champions Gym first opened it’s doors in 2012 in Highgate, Western Australia with the aim of redefining the way everyday people enjoy their fitness & lifestyle through dynamic martial arts training.

The brainchild of former Australian Muay Thai champion Pamorn Martdee, he learned that people can live their best lives through the virtues of martial arts providing certainty, significance and opportunity through hard work, passion, dedication, sacrifice, teamwork and discipline plus so much more. Following a successful career in training, competing and working with some of the best in the world, Martdee decided to pursue his passion in coaching and passing on his knowledge. What a started as a small training group of 5-10 ladies, has grown into and transformed into a colourful institute of coaches working with clients from all professions and walks of life who share the same passion.

Champions Gym is renowned for it’s strong culture and community with a belief that health is much more than just exercise and eating well, but a combination of training, mindset, nutrition, recovery and celebrating success along the way. Along with training for fun and fitness, Champions Gym is known for it’s strong Muay Thai & Boxing teams – A result of two refined Boxing and Muay Thai assessment syllabus’, a strong supporters base, a dominant competitive team boasting a stable of champions.

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MEET THE TEAM

PAMORN MARTDEE
FOUNDER & HEAD MUAY THAI COACH

Muay Thai is in my blood, there’s nothing that comes close to it. It’s fun, exciting, it breeds a healthy human and it makes you work harder. My passion is helping people develop a strong, fit, healthy mind, body and spirit, setting goals and enjoying it every step of the way.

WHITNEY TUNA
CO-FOUNDER & DEVELOPMENT COACH

Exercise is for everyone. It should be fun and enjoyable not endured and overdone – If you’re sick of your average workout give combat arts a try and you will never regret it or look back.

CHRIS WATT
HEAD BOXING COACH AND MUAY THAI COACH

Training for me is a way to stay on top of every day life. The feeling of accomplishment and working towards a goal is something that I really benefit from. I think Boxing and Muay Thai training for anyone is a great way to relieve stress and gain a ton of confidence. I’ve seen so many stress and gain a ton of confidence. I’ve seen so many people reap the rewards so why not you as well?

NICK VLACHOULIS
STRENGTH & CONDITION AND BOXING COACH

Over time I have come to notice and appreciate the subtle and positive flow on effect applying one self to martial arts has. It breeds a quiet confidence which slowly but surely permeates through to every aspect of life.

ERICA SHEFFIELD
BOXING COACH

I enjoy training boxing because it has made me more physically and mentally stronger. Boxing has made me a much more confident person in my work and personal life and has boosted my self esteem. I love the culture around martial arts and boxing has really stayed in my heart and is not leaving any time soon. I recommend it to everyone, especially women!

KOMKIT CHANAWONG (JACK300)
BOXING AND MUAY THAI COACH

I enjoy Muay Thai not just as a profession and a sport but as a lifestyle. Having recently moved over from Thailand with years of experience and over 300 fights, I enjoy the happiness it brings me that reflects back with my family life and being able to teach my daughter.

TIM LEVINS
BOXING, MUAY THAI AND STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

For me training all aspects makes me feel great both physically and mentally, and I enjoy the challenge. I find martial arts really benefit my mental state and has helped boost my confidence in every aspect of my life. A few years ago I wasn’t a very confident person, and I wouldn’t have imagined myself being where I am now without training.

TOBY EDWARDS
HEAD STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH

I ensure all members have competent movement quality before increasing strength, speed and power required for combat sports. A quote I preach to our member is “Variety in an athlete’s strength training program is important… However, the only way to progress in the gym and get anything out of it is to put in countless high-quality repetitions. This means doing the same exercises for an extended period of time”.

NATHAN GIGLIA
BOXING COACH

I love boxing as it’s both physical and mentally rewarding. Boxing has helped me become stronger in all aspects of my life, working towards a goal and overcoming obstacles has lead me to be a more disciplined and focused individual. It has given me so much and it’s a passion of mine to help others succeed in their experiences with boxing.

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OUR HISTORY

2012 | The Beginning

Champions Gym opened it's doors on Monday January 15, 2012 providing a unique combination of Muay Thai, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for the men and women of Perth in a facility of 150 sqm. Very few clubs in Perth provided multiple disciplines at this time.

2013 | Growth and Popularity

In it's second year of operation Champions Gym grew in popularity with additions of numerous classes and as a result; an upgrade of floor space growing from a 150 sqm to 345 sqm. A full scale boxing ring added and multiple training areas for multiple classes at one time.

2014 | More Disciplines

Champions Gym rapidly became a household name, located on the main street of Lord Street it now housed a full timetable of Fit Body Boot Camp, Boxing , Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Mixed Martial Arts for fitness with a division for competitors across a variety of combat disciplines.

2015 | Empowering Women

Champions Gym continues to grow from strength to strength defined by it's quality of training and family-like community. The demand for combat sports training for women's health and wellbeing increases with the popularity of iconic female athletes like UFC Champion Ronda Rousey.

2016 | Present Day

Present day Champions Gym - Fully fledged with an abundance of everyday fitness loving people and a fruitful community sharing the same passion in combat sports and the addition of Strength and Conditioning to the timetable. In the competitive divisions multiple champions adorn the walls across Boxing, Muay Thai and Jiu-Jitsu

The Future

What does the future hold? No one knows, but we aim to continue to provide quality training in an amazing community of likeminded individuals… Be a part of the future!
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2012 | THE BEGINNING

Champions Gym opened it’s doors on Monday January 15, 2012 providing a unique combination of Muay Thai, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for the men and women of Perth in a facility of 150 sqm. Very few clubs in Perth provided multiple disciplines at this time.

2012 | THE BEGINNING

Champions Gym opened it’s doors on Monday January 15, 2012 providing a unique combination of Muay Thai, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for the men and women of Perth in a facility of 150 sqm. Very few clubs in Perth provided multiple disciplines at this time.

2012 | THE BEGINNING

Champions Gym opened it’s doors on Monday January 15, 2012 providing a unique combination of Muay Thai, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for the men and women of Perth in a facility of 150 sqm. Very few clubs in Perth provided multiple disciplines at this time.

2012 | THE BEGINNING

Champions Gym opened it’s doors on Monday January 15, 2012 providing a unique combination of Muay Thai, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for the men and women of Perth in a facility of 150 sqm. Very few clubs in Perth provided multiple disciplines at this time.

2012 | THE BEGINNING

Champions Gym opened it’s doors on Monday January 15, 2012 providing a unique combination of Muay Thai, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for the men and women of Perth in a facility of 150 sqm. Very few clubs in Perth provided multiple disciplines at this time.

2012 | THE BEGINNING

Champions Gym opened it’s doors on Monday January 15, 2012 providing a unique combination of Muay Thai, Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts for the men and women of Perth in a facility of 150 sqm. Very few clubs in Perth provided multiple disciplines at this time.

HALL OF FAME

MUAY THAI

WHITNEY TUNA

WMC Light Bantamweight WA State Champion

Won the title 20 August 2016 defeating Niki King (Kao Sok) at Nak Muay Fight Series presented by Adam Bailey

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CHRIS “KILLER” WATT

ISKA Light Middleweight Australian Champion

Won the title 6 October 2018 defeating Alex Ilijoski (8 Blade, Victoria) at Nak Muay Fight Series presented by Adam Bailey

WMC Light Middleweight WA State Champion

Won the title 3 April 2016 defeating Ricardo Pisaneschi (Kao Sok) at Domination 17 presented by Pure Adrenalin Promotions

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VICTORIA SULLIVAN (née Callaghan)

WMC Lightweight Australian Champion
Won the title 2 March 2019 defeating Leonie Macks (Urban Fight Gym, Queensland) at Futures IX presented by Chantel Green

3x WMC Lightweight WA State Champion

Won the title 17 July 2016 defeating Bec Rooney (Beast Masters) at Ignition presented by WA Thaiboxing
Defended the title 31 March 2017 defeating Saskia Vaughan (Seldy’s Gym) at Epic presented by Darren & Caley Reece
Defended the title 3 December 2017 defeating Saskia Vaughan (Seldy’s Gym) at Ignition Pro presented by WA Thaiboxing

WBC Muaythai Lightweight WA State Champion

Won the title 14 October 2016 defeating Alice Becklake (Country Muaythai) at Origins 8: Dawson vs JWP III presented by Origins Fight Promotions

JAMES “FLIPPO” ROWLAND

WMC Welterweight WA State Champion

Won the title 6 February 2015 defeating Tim Levins (WATBC) at Ignition presented by WA Thaiboxing

AMATEUR BOXING

JAMES “FLIPPO” ROWLAND

Boxing WA Novice State Champion

Won the 69kg title 13 April 2013 Novice State Championships defeating Nathan Perry (Sozokan) in the final – It would be the fourth bout won in four weeks to secure the title.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You may or may not know it, but effective striking martial arts such as Muay Thai and Boxing – Martial Arts are rapidly becoming the most useful way to keep the mind, body and spirit in check for harmony in everyday life.

Combing old school with the new school, with extraordinary coaches, in one fun, safe and convenient location – We bring you the finest in training, nutrition and community to help you achieve your goals. In training with us, you will not only learn valuable self-defence; but also burn more calories than any other workout, super charge your fitness, boost personal confidence, all the while transforming into best version of yourself – Plus so much more.

Google the terms: “Fighter Physique” and you will understand what we mean. You don’t have to get hit/hurt to have the physique of a “Fighter” – Come on the journey with us and we will show you how…

No, definitely not. Our clients are regular, everyday normal people (like yourself) who go to work every morning, work a 9 – 5 job, then come to training in the evening. Lucky for them, they have realised how beneficial martial arts training is for their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. You definitely do not have to be young and fit to start training with us! – Forget what you are now and think about the possibilities of what you can become with a little effort and dedication to bettering yourself. After all, you are your greatest investment.

Safety is most important at Champions Gym. There is no doubt that combative martial arts such as Muay Thai, Boxing and Martial Arts possess an element of danger (as with many of the everyday things we do in life) – But the general classes have been developed in such a way as to avoid the possibilities of physical injury making it suitable to all, especially women, who just want to get fit and reap the benefits of training.

No, not at all. Most people start with little fitness and 80% of the people who come to us have either lost motivation, struggle to train on their own and/or want something new, dynamic and in a group setting where they can achieve maximum results.

That’s where we’re unique… Our job is to empower you. Our team is dedicated to working with you, demonstrating the techniques and exercises plain and simply, making it easier for you to understand and overall, making it a pleasurable and satisfying experience. If you feel that it’s time to make that start you’ve been longing before, then take the first step!

Yes, all members are required to book classes they wish to attend, this ensures our coaches are prepared and can cater to the class sizes. In order to book classes download our Champions Gym App via the app store and see what classes are available to you.

Some classes may become unavailable or full without prior notice.

If the class has already commenced and you arrive late; you will be denied entry to the class.

This rule applies as it is disruptive to fellow members who have arrived on time; as well as a disregard to the instructor who has already started the class.

We encourage all members to arrive 10-15 minutes prior to a class starting in order to avoid disappointment.

Yes, we have a shower and change rooms available for your convenience. A great way to start a busy day ahead, or refresh after long day on the tools!

The process simple and easy… We have a few different options available and to ensure we can find the best solution for you we take the time to get to know you -> GET STARTED

Yes, as we are a Member’s Only Club, to maintain the integrity of our clients and culture, we do NOT accept random walk-ins or casual classes. To get started at Champions Gym, take the first step here

Champions Gym is located between the intersections of Bulwer/Lord Street and Lord/Walcott Street (turns into Guildford Road). A landmark many are familiar with is Perth Oval/NIB Stadium (home ground of Western Force & Perth Glory), we are located approximately 650 metres north. For more information please also refer to the map below:

There are only a few things that you need to bring to training. The essentials include:

For Boxing Classes
1. A pair of your own boxing gloves
2. Handwraps
3. A towel (compulsory)
4. Water bottle
5. Clean, comfortable exercise attire

For Muay Thai Classes
1. A pair of your own boxing gloves
2. Handwraps
3. A towel (compulsory)
4. Water bottle
5. Clean, comfortable exercise attire

For Strength & Conditioning Classes
1. Running shoes
3. A towel (compulsory)
4. Water bottle
5. Clean, comfortable exercise attire

If you don’t have some of the equipment as mentioned above, Champions Gym has a full range of equipment for purchase in-store at the gym. See reception for more info.

Yes, parking is available for our customers to the rear of the building. Entry to the rear parking bays are accessible by turning off Marlborough Street which runs East off Lord Street. For more information please refer to the map below:

A membership at Champions Gym entitles to you a multitude of benefits… Not only does it give you access to group fitness classes structured to assist you with achieving your goals, but as a member you also get access to our online community, training, seminars and exclusive Champions Gym Members Only events! You are also treated to our vibrant community and culture with plenty of fun and exciting social events to attend and be a part of… Be treated to the five pillars of health that encompass Training, Mindset, Sleep, Nutrition and Recovery.

*Classes subject to membership type, bookings & conditions may apply.

As with any establishment there are a few house keeping principles we like to encourage such as:

  • Keep calm and leave your ego at the door.
  • Please be polite, respectful and humble towards members, instructors and staff.
  • Please have an open mind and willingness to learn.
  • No swearing please.
  • Please bring a large sized towel to each training session – No towel, no training.
  • Please book your session and sign-in before each and every class prior to the class commencing.
  • Don’t disrupt the class – Please try to be on time to class.
  • Please do not spit during training.
  • Proper hygiene – Please wear clean work out attire to training, body odour may be offensive.
  • No sharing of gloves – Please have your own personal pair of gloves and equipment. (If it is your first time, gloves are available to hire at reception).
  • Please pick up after yourself, put away all equipment in a tidy manner after use.
  • Please use equipment correctly – If unsure, please just ask.
  • Please pay careful attention and follow the instructor’s instructions at all times.
  • Staff are not responsible for personal belongings of members.
  • If you notice a problem please bring it to our attention immediately.
  • Have a fun, safe and satisfying training experience!
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