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Martial Arts and Muay Thai Kickboxing Exeter

FSC Muay Thai

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Hi, my name is Sonny Perez.

I'm the owner, founder and head coach of FSC Muay Thai, martial arts training centres. I began my martial arts journey at an early age and it was my dream to set up high quality Muay Thai and kickboxing facilities here in Exeter and Exmouth. I have created an enjoyable and sociable environment for my students to learn and keep fit, building the confidence that they can carry into their everyday lives.

Exeter Coach Sonny Perez

What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai, which translates to “Thai Boxing”, is the national sport of Thailand. It is a martial art with roots originating from military use dating back to around the 13th century during the time of the Sukhothai Kingdom. Muay Thai is known as the “Art of 8 limbs” because it makes use of 8 points of contact namely, punches, elbows, knees and kicks which means that conceptually, it is an effective form of kickboxing. This differs from other stand-up combat sports and martial arts such as boxing (2 points - fists) and karate (4 points - fists and feet). Today, Muay Thai is practised and competed not only in Thailand, but also all around the world and is the stand up striking art favoured by MMA practitioners. We offer classes and coaching at our Exeter gym to students of all abilities from beginners to elite and competitive fighters. If you are looking to try something new, improve your fitness, build martial arts self defence skills or just have fun, look no further. You can read more about the benefits of training in Muay Thai and martial arts exeter here.

Exeter Martial Arts Beginners Classes

Our Classes

Exeter Martial Arts Kickboxing Muay Thai
Children Martial Arts Exeter

We focus on building confidence, respect and encouraging healthy habits through exercise in these classes for younger children aged four to seven...


Junior Martial Arts Exeter

Our Martial Arts classes for children in Exeter and teens develop life skills such as self-control, confidence, high goal setting, perserverence and self defence skills ...


Beginner Martial Arts Exeter

Our Muay Thai classes for beginners focus on developing martial arts skills and mastery of all the Muay Thai basics such as punching, kicking, knees and elbow strikes...


kickboxing and MMA striking
Warrior Program (Adults 18+)

We offer more advanced training for adults who already have martial arts experience. More advanced techniques are taught in these classes and many of our members have graduated from our beginners classes...


Adults MMA
Championship Program (Adults 18+)

We regularly train world champions, UK ranked fighters and advanced Muay Thai practitioners in our elite fighting programs. Classes are skills based, with a mix of fitness, sparring and strength and conditioning...


ladies kickboxing
Ladies Only Kickboxing (Adults 18+)

Ladies only kickboxing classes to cater for all abilities and fitness levels with a focus on self defence, fitness and building confidence through intensive martial arts and thai boxing training...


Why Train Muay Thai

Exeter Martial Arts Kickboxing Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a rigorous and rewarding experience that not only strengthens your body but also boosts your confidence. If you are looking for a fitness regime that will challenge your body and mind, Muay Thai is for you. Thai Boxing and Martial Arts training can transform your body and improve your self confidence in a fun and safe environment.


Children that learn and study martial arts build the confidence to know that if they are ever bullied or find themselves in a difficult situation, they have the necessary skills to defend themselves. Martial arts also develops self-discipline and self-motivation skills to help your child within their daily lives. The true benefit of our classes are the character and success traits that are developed through martial arts training. Read more about the benefit of children's martial arts training in Exeter here.

Exeter Martial Arts Classes



No! Our training can be demanding but we work with the individual and you can train at your own pace. Our classes are for all abilities and fitness levels. If you have any specific goals you can discuss this with our friendly and accomodating coaches. Muay Thai and martial arts are a great work out and will leave you feeling de-stressed, refreshed and with a sense of achievement. Each class will raise your heart rate, burning calories and maintaining a healthy body. You will also build flexibility and core strength. Read more here about the benefits of training Muay Thai with us in Exeter.


Our programs are excellent value for money and we don't have long running contracts: all of our memberships can be cancelled at any time. Your first session is always FREE on any of our martial arts programs and we can lend you some boxing gloves. All you need to start is your gym kit and a willingness to learn and develop! Our adults programs run seven days a week and our children's martial arts classes are held six days a week allowing flexibility and the ability to train regularly. This ensures that you get the best value for your money. Family plans and student discounts are available on all programs.


Your child will learn self-discipline, respect for others, self defence skills and life skills such as high goal setting, self belief and focus. We aim to teach the same values that you teach at home to support your parenting and ensure that learning is an enjoyable experience. More details on our approach to teaching children's martial arts can be found in our blog.


Absolutely not. Many of our members attend our sessions for a high energy work out or to have fun and try something new. In our more advanced programs, we teach Thai sparring techniques as this is an essential element of training for those who wish to compete. We do run inter club competitions which are completely voluntary where students can test their skills in the ring. However, the vast majority of our members simply train to gain kickboxing skills or keep fit in a fun and encouraging environment.


Most of our students come to us with no prior martial arts or Muay Thai experience. We run multiple beginners classes throughout the week for both adults and children. We welcome new members each week and will make you feel at home right away. Our classes are fun, friendly and enjoyable for all levels of ability. Our beginners classes aim to build your skills in the basic fundamentals of Muay Thai kickboxing. We will assist you in reaching your personal fitness goals in your own time and at your own pace. It is only natural to feel anxious or nervous before you try something new. Our friendly coaches will put you at ease and ensure that you get the best out of your training.


Muay Thai is an extremely effective system for self defence. It leverages all the weapons the body has to offer incorporating powerful kicks, knees, elbows and punches. It is tried and tested on historical battlefields and in the ring as a modern fight sport. It is the martial art of choice of most MMA fighters due to the flexibility and versatility of techniques including clinches, throws and sweeps. A range of defensive techniques are also taught from parrying and blocking with the hands to countering kicks with the legs and shins. Read more about the self defence capabilities of Muay Thai martial arts Exeter here.


If you have prior experience of Muay Thai, we have more advanced programs for you to attend. If you are an expereinced fighter, we would love to hear from you as we regularly train UK ranked fighters and world champions and offer high quality training to improve your skills and fitness. We have also trained MMA fighters looking for more advanced striking skills to augment their capabilities. Boxers looking to improve technique and fitness are also most welcome.

Latest News

Amadeusz Martial Arts Exeter

Amadeusz Sakowicz fights in Thailand!

One of our members recently fought in Thailand, winning by KO in round two. Amadeusz has been training with us for a number of years and has recently been selected for the Polish Olympic Muay Thai team. We are very proud of his achievements, skill and determination to succeed.

NEW Muay Thai Martial Arts Gym Exeter

Exeter Mayor opens new Thai Boxing Gym

The Mayor of Exeter opened our brand new, state of the art training facility in St. Thomas. We made the move to open up more space for our members to train and to fit some additional, high quality equipment. We marked the occasion with Thai themed celebrations including Thai dancing and of course, Thai food.

Ladies Martial Arts Exeter

NEW Ladies Kickboxing Classes

This year saw the return of our popular Ladies only kickboxing courses and classes. These classes focus on a variety of fitness and technique based exercises whilst building martial arts and self defence skills. All Ladies are welcome in these classes, regardless of fitness level or ability. The classes run on a Sunday and free trials are available.

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Expert Trainers

Exeter Martial Arts Kickboxing Muay Thai

We specialise in a single martial art and our instructors have a wealth of professional experience. We have the only Thai trainer in the South West and our head instructor is a veteran fighter who continues to train UK ranked fighters and competitors for the world games each year. You may have seen us on the NETFLIX documentary FIGHTWORLD or seen Team FSC featured on the televised Muay Thai Grand Prix!

Exeter Martial Arts Kickboxing Muay Thai
Head Coach

Sonny Perez

Sonny is a 3x Muay Thai Champion and a UKMF Instructor. Graded to Kru and Kru Yai by the Kru Muay Thai Association, he has many years of experience in both competing, training and instructing our martial art.

Exeter Martial Arts Kickboxing Muay Thai

Komsun 'Lucky' Sukkum

Lucky is a highly experienced Muay Thai fighter and coach from Thailand. He has had over 150 professional fights and has trained since he was 4 years of age. A true, consumate martial artist and the only Thai trainer in the South West!

Exeter Martial Arts Kickboxing Muay Thai

Chris Melhuish

Chris is a WBC ranked fighter and a WBC European world champion. He is ranked #20 in the world and #3 in the UK at super middleweight. He is an experienced martial arts coach and fighter and the latest addition to the Team FSC family!

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Exeter Gym

19, The Arches, Cowick St, St Thomas Court, Exeter EX4 1AJ

Exmouth Gym

Exmouth Leisure Centre, The Royal Avenue, Devon, Exmouth EX8 1EN

07791 607735

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