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Certain photos and images featured in the following video were taken pre-COVID19
Certain photos and images featured in the following video were taken pre-COVID19

SMU Mixed Martial Arts (SMU MMA)


SMU MMA is a recreational CCA where members learn various self-defence art forms including Muay Thai and BJJ. We place emphasis on achieving the balance between discipline and resilience, together with forming bonds and friendships. SMU MMA hopes to instil in every member the courage to try, the resilience to train, and the discipline to practice. 

BJJ: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defence martial art form that focuses on groundwork, mainly through grappling and submissions. It relies heavily on the technique of the individual to manoeuvre on the ground to immobilise the opponent.

Muay Thai: Muay Thai ('Thai Boxing'), is a martial art form that focuses on stand-up striking. It is similarly called the "art of eight limbs". Practitioners will utilise their fists, elbows, knees & shins as the main points of contact.

Core Values: Sense of community; Discipline; Willingness to learn; Resilience


  1. SICS Week
  2. SICS Camp
  3. Vivace

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Day Thursdays (subject to changes)
Time 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Venue SMU Admin Building Level 3 (outside Multi-Purpose Sports Hall)



No, SMU MMA welcomes everyone regardless of their experience level. There will be free trial sessions for people to attend so that they can have a sense of what usual training is going to be like. These trial sessions are free-of-charge.

“If you have always wanted to try something new but never knew what to try, come join us! People of all levels are welcomed so don’t worry if you are a beginner. The coach will patiently guide you step by step.” 

- Abigail Lee, Vice-President, School of Computing and Information Systems, Year 3

“I’ve always wanted to learn mixed martial arts. However, the fees offered at the various gyms in Singapore are very expensive. Luckily, SMU MMA is very affordable and you only have to pay a small sum of money and at the same time, learn both Muay Thai and BJJ!”

- Kwek Hong Heng, President, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Year 3


Our training will be conducted by highly-qualified coaches that have years of experience in mixed martial arts. Each training will likely have 1 hour of Muay Thai and 1 hour of BJJ.

No, our utmost priority is safety. No one wants to hurt anyone and no one wants to get hurt. Members are always reminded to tap their partner when they feel the choking sensation.

Currently, physical training is temporarily suspended at school. However, once the situation improves, we will be conducting our physical training at SMU admin building with social distancing measures in place to make sure everyone is training in a safe environment.

We will be sending out recruitment emails to all undergraduates. All you have to do is fill up the membership form and pay the membership fee of $30 (subject to changes) to our Finance Director. Thereafter, you will be added to our members-only telegram group and will officially become a member for that particular semester.

Additionally, you can always email us at or slide into our Instagram DMs at to express your interest!

Yes! We will be having at least 1 free trial session for everyone to participate and see if they like to continue as an official member or not.

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