MMA Gyms in Tokyo

Here is a list of MMA gyms in the Tokyo Metropolitan area.

AACC (The Abe brothers’ gym)
Uno Dojo (Caol Uno)
Omori – JR Keihin Tohoku Line, Omori Station, Gold’s Gym

AKZA in Niiza, 3 minutes from Niiza Station on the JR Musashino Line

Alliance Square (Tsuyoshi Kosaka, TK’s gym) in Akasaka/near Roppongi- Tokyo Metro (Subway) Chiyoda Line, Nogizaka Station

Brave (Kazuyuki Miyata’s gym, 2 locations) in Kita-Senju, Tokyo – JR Joban Line, Chiyoda Line, Tobu Isesaki Line, Tsukuba Express, Kita-Senju Station, and Misato, Saitama – JR Musashino Line, Misato or Shin-Misato Stations.

Brightness Monma Dojo (Hidetaka Monma’s gym) in Adachi-ward – Tobu Isesaki Line, Nishi-Arai Station

Deep Impact Gym in Okubo – JR

Grabaka (2 locations)

  • Higashi-Nakano – (Subway) Tozai Line, Ochiai Station
  • Okubo – JR Yamanote Line, Shin-Okubo Station

Hearts (Kenji Osawa, formerly of Wajutsu Keishukai) – JR Shinjuku Station (south exit), Toei Shinjuku Line (Shinjuku Station), Odakyu Line (South Shinjuku Station)

Krazy Bee (Yamamoto “Kid’s” gym) in Magome – Toei Asakusa Line, Magome Station

Mach Dojo in Sugamo, JR Yamanote Line, Sugamo Station

Paraestra (mainly jiu-jitsu with some Shooto classes)

  • Edogawa-ku – (Subway) Tozai Line, Nishi-Kasai Station
  • Edogawa-ku – JR Sobu Line, Koiwa Station
  • Nerima-ku – Toei Oedo Line, Shin-Egota Station
  • 3 locations in Chiba

Purebred (Shooto) in Saitama, JR Utsunomiya Line, Higashi-Omiya Station

Shooting Gym (Shooto) in Yokohama, JR (and other) lines, Yokohama Station

RSCL Gym (Takanori Gomi’s gym) in Suginami-ward, Keio Inokashira Line, Kugayama Station

Roots Gym (Rumina Sato’s gym) in Odawara, JR, Odawara Station

Toikatsu Dojo in Nakano, JR Chuo Line, Nakano Station; (Subway) Tozai Line – Nakano Station, Marunouchi Line – Shin-Nakano Station, Seibu Ikebukuro Line – Araiyakushi-mae Station

Tribe Tokyo MMA in Nerima, 7-minute walk from Nerima station.

U-File (5 locations)

Wajutsu Keishukai

  • WK main gym: (Subway) Marunouchi Line/Chiyoda Line, Shin-Ochanomizu Station and JR Sobu Line, Ochanomizu Station
  • WK RJW: (Subway) Tozai Line, Monzen-Nakacho Station

 Yoshida Dojo (5 locations)

Note that most of these gyms do not offer information or instruction in English, but I have not found this a problem. Rather than trying to contact them, it is often best to visit the gym in the evening and speak to someone there. Someone with some, or at least limited English ability should be able to help you.

150 thoughts on “MMA Gyms in Tokyo

  1. Thanks admin, I’m looking for also a gym near Akihabara, because is very near at Funabashi
    Arigatou !

  2. hi, i would like to ask you some questions about mma gyms in japan, where can i contact you ? thanks a lot

  3. Hey buddy,

    THanks for the blog! Quick question I am located between Yoyogi and Shinjuku. Which gym would you recommend? On that note, I love Muay thai!

    Btw Have you had the chance to go to deep impact?

  4. Hi guys!

    I’ve got a little question, and I’m sure that most of you will be able to provide me with precious information!

    I’ve been practicing Krav Maga at “Kravmaga Japan” for 8 months now. Kravmaga in Japan is… unfortunately very soft. I used to practice Kung-Fu Sanda for 4 years back in my home country, and it was much more intense, but not as intense as what I used to hear from people practicing Kravmaga at that time. So I was expecting it to be very tough, I was expecting to go home and not having enough energy to eat, just wanting to rape my bed. That is how I used to feel after a good training session of Kung-Fu Sanda.

    But instead it is very soft, and I’m guessing that it’s because Kravmaga is very new to Japan.

    So, here comes my question: I don’t want to go to sports like kingboxing or muay thai, which I know that Japanese people are very good at, simply because it’s not what I’m looking for. I want to keep practicing a martial art that is in the line of kravmaga: practical, efficient, realistic. Any recommendations?

    Btw I live in Tokyo. Thanks in advance, and thank you for reading this long ass comment!!

  5. I’m in Fussa, Tokyo and desperately need to start training here. I just PCS’d here to Yokota AB and I dont mind driving to a nearby area to train as well! Please email me if you can!

  6. Hello Sir:
    I’m a black belt and professor of Jiujitsu under Relson Gracie living currently in the United States. Does anyone have an email list of gyms or schools that may be looking for a teacher/coach? I also have a Judo black belt (and completed the summer black belt throwing techniques camp at the Kodokan) and am an instructor in JKD and Filipino Martial Arts under Guru Dan Inosanto (Bruce Lee’s protege).
    Thanks for any information you can give me about applying to positions. I also am a lawyer and would be interested in teaching American Law and Gracie Jiujitsu at a university.

    Kind regards,

    Steven Abood, esq.

  7. Hi Kevin,

    There are some who practice Krav Maga at the Shinjuku Sports Center on Saturdays. I don’t have any other information on that at the moment but I’ll contact you when I do.

  8. Hey, I tried to sign up at Golds Gym Omori and after an hour of paper work and talk was told I actually couldn’t because of my tattoos. arms / knuckles / neck etc…

    Do you know if I could train at AACC without going through Golds…. or of anywhere that is ok with tattoos?


  9. Maybe if you contact Hiroyuki AbeAni Abe through FB or Twitter, but usually unless tattoos are covered (neck and knuckles is a difficult one) Gold’s can be funny about it.
    There are plenty of gyms that won’t bother but it depends on where you are willing to travel to.

  10. Hi admin, I am looking at training with Gomi. I want high intensity AND daily training in submission wrestling and boxing, at least 2 classes per day.

    Is his gym a good choice? (training partners, amount of classes per week, accomodation near by etc).


  11. Hi there,
    Its good to see that they are some people sharing the same fighting and training interest.
    I just arrived in Tokyo recently and struggling to find a good training gym dedicated to any Mma, k1, grappling,I have a pure muay thai background and which to extend, I live in Shinjuku and sorry I know that a list has been established and I saw the hearts gym but still could not find any…It would be very helpful if any of you could guide me.
    tks for the support

  12. Hi,

    I’m living in Nishi-ikebukuro (5 minutes from Kanamecho station and 15 minutes from Ikebukuro station), and I was wondering if you knew any good MMA gyms in the area. I have checked Triforce BJJ, and I liked it, but I was wondering if there were gyms that offered striking as well. Are you familiar with D-One MMA?



  13. I would say Tribe Tokyo MMA in Nerima (not far from the station) is your best bet. Ryo Chonan speaks a bit of English too.

  14. Mike : go to GRABAKA , depends on your weight class , grabaka has a lot of big guy , i train there ;)

  15. Hi

    I’m going to Tokyo for 5 months starting mid-Sept on an exchange stay and would love to continue my training (muay thai, MMA and no-gi grappling) while I’m there. I’ll be living in Shibuya (close to Komabatodaimae St.) and go to university in Meguro (close to Ookayama St.).

    I’m a 48 kg chick, so gyms with a lot of female training partners would be a plus. I’ve obviously checked out AACC, but do you have other recommendations?

    Great blog!

  16. AACC is a good bet, for sure. You could also try Groundslam in Yokohama, where Bri Chan trains. You might find her on FB too, or I’d be happy to introduce you if you find me there.

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  18. Hey guys. I’m going to be living in Bunkyo-ku and am looking for MMA/Muay Thai/BJJ gyms. Any recommendations for gyms with easy access to Myogadani Station? Is anybody familiar with Kuramitsu Muay Thai? Thanks.

  19. Hello! Nice blog! I’m moving to Japan soon and I want to fight often in shooto or pancrase. Which organization is most active? Which gym should I train for if I want to compete as much as I can?

  20. Fighters! This sunday is the orientation for the Japan Armored Battle League. If you are interested in being a part of this hard-hitting team fighting sport, please contact me at This isn’t cosplay; it’s MMA with axes.

    If you would like an example, here is a promo for a reality television series in the US based on their version of this sport:

  21. I’m looking for a good muay thai gym somewhat convenient to Tokyo center. Any suggestions? I saw Weerasakreck online. Anyone been? Any good?

  22. Does it have to be Muay Thai or would any good kickboxing gym do?
    WSR vary very much in their level of trainers and fighters.

  23. I went to a kickboxing school the other night and was not that impressed. I’ve done some muay thai in Thailand (various schools) so I prefer muay thai. I’m looking to supplement my other training.

  24. To be honest, the level of striking (especially for MMA) is shockingly behind here. Having said that, there are a few good gyms around. Try Bungling Bay in Ebisu.

  25. I am a going back to Tokyo to live in July and I would like to see if there are any gyms/dojo that teach Muay Thai, Jujitsu and Boxing. I am still a white belt and fairly a beginner, but would like to keep continuing. If anyone has any idea where I can look into, please let me know! thanks!

  26. Looking for a gym/dojo where they teach Muay Thai, Panantukan and Jiu Jitsu in Tokyo. I am fairly a beginner and will be moving to Tokyo in July. Any recommendations? Thanks

  27. I’ve posted here before. Please let me know if there is any problem with this post.

    On February 23, the Japan Armored Battle League will be holding it’s first official tournament in the Womb event place in Shibuya, and we thought that your readers might be interested.

    This will be the first event full contact, steel weapons and armour tournament of its kind in Japan. Swords, axes, maces, pole weapons will be allowed, with both individual and group combat. This is a tough, exciting, and dangerous sport. Both Medieval European knights and Japanese samurai will compete.

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    Event Site: WOMB, Shibuya

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