When it comes to fitness of the body and mind, Muay Thai delivers. Being both Anaerobic and Aerobic in nature, it is the perfect way to increase cardiovascular fitness. Every muscle in your lower body is strengthened with the various kicks and footwork drills, all while building muscular endurance, agility and force production in both the upper and lower body. Muay Thai helps with stress relief and by pushing your physical limits, the mind is also strengthened. Many of our members have no desire to fight but train regularly for the tremendous fitness benefits and the confidence of knowing they could handle themselves should they ever need to. Get in the best shape of your life now at City leegar with Muay Thai Training.
Muay Thai Kickboxing is well known to be one of the most effective forms of Martial Arts in existence. Punches, kicks, elbows and knees are used to cause maximum damage to opponents in the competitive arena or in self defense situations if needed. It is the main striking discipline used by fighters in the hugely popular 'UFC' mixed martial arts competition. City Lee Gar has a long history of producing champion fighters, with founder Sifu Phillip Lam considered the Godfather of the sport in New Zealand. Anyone wishing to compete in the sport of Muay Thai/Kickboxing will be in good hands at City Lee Gar and can be trained to fight at the highest levels, with frequent opportunities to compete both in NZ and internationally.
MEET THE COACHES
Tony started training as a teenager at City Lee Gar over 20 years ago and has since had involvement with almost every aspect of Muay Thai in New Zealand. A 2x NZ Champion at both Super-Cruiserweight and Heavyweight, Tony has fought at the highest level internationally while also judging and refereeing at local events on a regular basis. In 2014 he was given the honour of running the gym by Sifu Phillip Lam. It is a responsibility not taken lightly and he continues to ensure the Lee Gar Legacy lives on strong.
Richie has been training in Martial Arts for over 25 years. He started competing in Tae Kwon Do as a teenager, eventually obtaining a black belt, before moving into Muay Thai. In Thai boxing he won multiple titles and fought nationally and internationally. He competed in Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing and under MMA rules before retiring. Now as a coach and trainer, he has helped train many of New Zealand’s Champion Kick-boxers and Muay Thai Fighters.
Outside of the gym Richie works in the community as an educator and advocate about mental health issues, stopping sexual and family violence and alcohol and drug harm reduction.’
Jarrod 'the Saint' Thompson is making a name for himself on the NZ super heavyweight kickboxing scene and also one of our most dedicated fighters. His determination and dedication to the sport make him a great role model for our younger members who regularly attend his kids classes. Jarrod's degrees in sports psychology and management have given him valuable tools to use in the mental preparation for both himself and fellow fighters.
Alex Porter has trained some of New Zealand’s fittest athletes. A former Muay Thai and MMA fighter turned CrossFit Games competitor, Alex has coached athletes to multiple national, regional and world championships. He is considered one of the top strength and conditioning coaches in New Zealand. Alex has an extraordinary wealth of knowledge within his field and is a great mentor for our City Lee Gar members.
Terrance has dedicated his lifetime to the sport of Boxing. After a successful amateur career and time spent training in Las Vegas, injuries turned him towards coaching at the age of 25.
His Mayhem Boxing team have gone on to have major national and international success, with notable fighters such as Women's WBO World Lightheavyweight Boxing Geovana Peres, Navosa Ioata and Troy Garton along with numerous other National and Golden Gloves Boxing champions. In 2019, Terrence was awarded the NZ Boxing coach of the year, and Mayhem boxing team as the NZ Boxing team of the year.
Established in 1975 by Grandmaster Phillip Lam, City Lee Gar is the birth place of Muay Thai Kickboxing in New Zealand, producing many national and world champions. Today City Lee Gar is a home to both professional and amateur fighters and fitness enthusiasts. With a rich history and a true sense of belonging City Lee Gar is a place you can call home.
198 DOMINION ROAD,
MT EDEN, AUCKLAND, NZ.
MONDAY - FRIDAY
6:30AM - 8:PM