Greetings, Martial Arts enthusiasts!

We at Dragon Gym have been fortunate to serve the community in Exton, Malvern, Berwyn, and Phoenixville, in Chester County, Pennsylvania for many years. Our purpose has always been to inspire and empower our members to lead healthier, more confident, and disciplined lives through Martial Arts. However, we recognize that not everyone who wishes to be a part of our family can do so due to geographic constraints.

We've frequently been asked for recommendations outside of Chester County, so we've compiled a list of quality Martial Arts schools that align with our values and quality of training. These schools are personally known to us and offer top-notch programs in various Martial Arts disciplines. We believe they will serve you as effectively as Dragon Gym has served its many members.

  1. Master TKD, Plymouth Meeting, PA - Philip Hwang, (Master Phil), is the owner and head instructor at Master Taekwondo. Master Phil is a Kukkiwon-certified 4th-degree Black Belt.  One of Master Phil’s top priorities is to develop a personal relationship with each student. This individualized coaching strategy then helps him develop the ideal training program.

  2. 8 Limbs Academy, Philadelphia, PA - 8 Limbs Academy is the premier destination for Muay Thai and Strength training in West Philadelphia. With a strong emphasis on community, discipline, and personal growth, we offer a range of programs designed to meet the needs of individuals of all ages and skill levels. You will find a welcoming environment that will inspire and motivate you to reach new heights.

  3. Warrior Family Muay Thai, Austin, TX - Coach Alex Anoushian strongly believes that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life.

  4. Forza Combat Sports, Broken Arrow, OK - Since opening Coach Leo has produced numerous National, North American, and World Champions. He coached Jimmy Flick to an LFA World Title then in to the Dana White Contender Series which led to Jimmy being signed to the UFC, where Jimmy set records and retired undefeated. 

  5. Daruma Boxing Academy (Formerly On Target Training PDX), Portland, OR - As a Coach Jordan has worked with professional MMA fighters in the UFC, PFL, and Bellator, enjoying wins with them at the highest level of combat sports. As a boxing coach Jordan has been in the corner of some of the best pro boxers in the pacific northwest. His passion is in sharing combat sports with hobbyists looking to get fit and have fun.

  6. KRUFIT Muay Thai, Fishers, IN - Jamie Bradley is the Founder, Owner, and Head Muay Thai Coach here at KruFit. She founded the gym in 2018 after nearly two decades of training, competing, and coaching in the sport. Her passion for Muay Thai has taken me around the world to learn from some of the world’s top fighters, coaches, and organizations.

  7. SHIFT Combat Sports, Newport News, VA - Coach Adam has competed and won in a variety of combat sports including Muay Thai, MMA, Kickboxing, Jiu-Jitsu, and Wrestling. More than 10 years of coaching under his belt already, Coach Adam is eager and excited to share his love and experience with both new and advanced level students alike.

  8. Atlas Combat Sports, Riverton, UT - Zach has been in the martial arts since the age of 4. He has been teaching Krav Maga for 14 years and is the founder of Atlas Combat Sports. He is one of the most well rounded instructors in Utah and is known for his attention to detail. 

  9. Wasatch Combat Sports - Orem, UT - Wasatch Combat Sports is not your typical gym - it's a place where fitness, martial arts, and personal growth come together in a powerful way. With our world-class facilities, experienced coaching staff, and supportive community, we offer a fitness experience unlike any other.

  10. Ambush Muay Thai, Austin, TX - Ambush Muay Thai was founded in 2010 by head coach Elton Wells, a full instructor with Buddhai-Sawan USA. The program is rooted in traditional Muay Thai and also integrates elements of Western boxing. Ambush Muay Thai focuses on application in competition, emphasizing solid fundamentals, tactics, and clinch work.

  11. Level Up Boxing and Fitness, Lanham, MD - Coach Jason is now one of the areas sought after striking coaches. Multiple Pro Fighters from MMA gyms are now working with him privately to improve their striking abilities. Coach Jason works diligently with his athletes to become world-class competitors at the regional, national, and international arenas.

  12. Pound 4 Pound Muay Thai, Littleton, CO - Justin Houghton is the owner at Pound 4 Pound Muay Thai. He first started P4P in 2008 back in his hometown Eaton Rapids but moved to Colorado to advance his professional career as a fighter. He still actively competes at the highest level of the sport. Head striking coach for several UFC, Glory Kickboxing, and Bellator Athletes. At P4P Justin is on the mat daily with his students.

  13. Burning Spirits Muay Thai, Fishtown, Philadelphia, PA - Burning Spirits lineage is to the world famous Grand Master Kru Yodtong Senanan and the Sityodtong Muay Thai camp located in Pattaya Thailand. Our coaches have been trained by some of the best trainers in Thailand, and their direct descendants here in the US.

  14. Akers of Strength, Chadds Ford, PA - Akers Of Strength Training Systems is a physical fitness and athletic training facility founded in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Their mission is to focus on the individual and enrich the lives of our athletic and adult clientele through strength training, functional fitness, and healthy living.

While we would love to have you train with us at Dragon Gym, we understand that distance may sometimes make that impossible. We hope these recommendations provide you with suitable alternatives. Rest assured, the schools mentioned above embody the spirit and discipline of Martial Arts to the same extent as our Dragon Gym facilities.

No matter where you choose to train, remember that the journey of Martial Arts is a rewarding path of self-discovery and self-improvement.

Train hard, stay disciplined, and most importantly, enjoy the journey!

Yours in Martial Arts, The Dragon Gym Team

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