Malaysian Martial Arts: 5 Malaysia Martial Art Schools To Learn Self-Defense Skills

Malaysian Martial Arts

Martial arts is no stranger to Malaysia, there are always those who seek to enhance their self defense skills and improve their lifestyle. So here are 5 Malaysian martial arts schools that you can try to work on your fighting skills!


IZZA is a Malaysian martial arts school which offers classes for men, women and children. Their name, IZZA, derives from the Arabic term meaning honor and strength.

What They Offer

The school aims to provide classes, free of the negative aspects that MMA has. The school writes that they “are committed to providing hard core, serious training while upholding high moral values such as respect, dignity, discipline & compassion”.


Classes are offered for both men,women and children. Private sessions are on offer too. 

They offer training in the arts of:

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Boxing
  • Muay Thai.
  • Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)
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Along with Women’s Kickboxing and Children’s MMA.


The classes are segregated by gender and an extra emphasis is placed on safety. But be prepared as the school has a no-nonsense attitude to training.

School Information

Address: Cova Square, L01-03, G.03A, Jalan Teknologi, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Telephone: +60 18 2400 863 +6018 2400 863
Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday 8 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday 10:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Official Website

2. Kyokushin Karate

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This school offers training in bare knuckled training in the martial art of  karate with no protective gear, it is for those who wish the have the “real deal”.

The “Real Deal”

Founded by Sosai Mas Oyama, the school takes no shortcuts and the path to glory is full of blood sweat and tears, preserving the authenticity of Kyokushin training as intended by the founder.

The school can allocate classes for individuals ages 3.5 to 72! So long as their medically able. And they have an annual karate tournament.

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Are you able?

The Dojo says that if you are able to climb the two steps leading into the dojo, than you are fit to learn the art. If you have any previous injuries, don’t worry, the teachers are experienced in dealing with them and can work ways around in training.

School Information

2B, Jalan 19/36, Seksyen 19, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
But they also have branches in Sandakan and Sabah.
Telephone/ WhatsApp:
Sensei Yumun 0163898958
Shihan Michael 0182199268
Class Times:
Wednesdays (intermediate class)
8 PM – 9:30 PM
Sundays (fight class)
2 PM – 4 PM
Sundays (children class)
3 PM – 4 PM
Sundays (mixed class)
4 PM – 5:30 PM
Official Website

3. Lee Martial Arts Studio (Muay Thai Swat)

More than just punching

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Going beyond the punching and kicking the Malaysian martial arts studio strives to ensure that you acquire the effective self-defense skills.

That, alongside with providing a “comprehensive, personal development program,” to reach the goal of improving the quality of life for all the students.

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Tradition and Modernism

The school is open to new ways to enthuse their students, while still honouring martial arts traditions that go back centuries. Various events and activities are also hosted for the enjoyment of all the students.

The Malaysian martial arts school pledges “to make each student’s journey as fun, exciting, and educating as possible.”

School Information

104A, Blok B, Taman Subang Indah, Jalan PJS 11/2, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Telephone: 012-657 5988
Class Hours:
Monday to Tuesday
7 PM – 11 PM
12 PM – 11 PM
7 PM – 10 PM
2 PM – 6 PM
1 PM – 6 PM
Official Website

4. Jeet Academy KL

Helping with your Lifestyle

Jeet academy  “promotes an active and responsible lifestyle through Self Defense, functional fitness and martial arts”.

All are welcome

All those, regardless of their background, age or gender, are welcomed to join this Malaysian martial arts school if they seek to learn and they provide the essential tools and know-how when facing violence. 

They make the students be the best version of themselves by helping them find their inner strengths and to know their limits.

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“We prepare our students to be more comfortable in the uncomfortable.”


Private classes, Group classes and Corporate Workshops are all provided and their martial art programs include:

  • Krav Maga Self-defense
  • Muay Thai Programmes
  • And a Cross-Training Programme.

School Information

14-2, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 017-667 2869
Class Hours:
Monday to Friday
7:30 AM – 9 PM
8 AM – 5 PM
9 AM – 5 PM
Official Website

5. The Jiu-Jitsu Foundry

Founded in January 2016, the school seeks to spread the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and puts an emphasis on discipline, respect for others and individual development.


Jiu-Jitsu foundry offers a safe, professional and clean environment for the students and families that attend their classes.


The classes included in this Malaysian martial arts school include:

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • No-Gi
  • Wrestling
  • Ladies Classes
  • And Junior Warriors classes for the kids.

“Whether you are training for competition or looking for a new fitness routine our academy has something for you.”

School Information

72-C, Jalan SS 21/62, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Telephone: 011-1151 0501
Official Website

Those were 5 Malaysian martial arts schools to muster your self-defense skills. So go ahead and check them out if you’re interested in learning something new. You never knew – it might be something that will entirely change your life!

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