Gyms in Japan

Friday, 17 October 2008

Sam Caplan of FiveOunceofPain.com had a great article of how to chose a gym

It got me thinking that I should try to make a list of MMA gyms in Japan. It is a HUGE task, but it is a question I get a lot. The problem is that it takes me a lot of time to research and I rarely have time to get back to each person.

I will list gyms here that I know have produced fighters, I will also provide links to their web-sites. Unfortunately, their sites are in Japanese but I hope that if you live in Japan, you will be able to get around the site.

Regaring pricing, generally there is a joining fee about 10 - 20,000 yen and a monthly fee of 10-15,000 yen.

If you work out at a gym and I haven’t listed it, send me the link and I will add it on with your recommendation. Keep in mind that some gyms in Japan will unfortunately not allow foreigners (mainly due to language), it is also normal to ban people with tattoos. But I hope most gyms are open for people with common sense that wants to work out.

So for the gyms (and I hope there will be some additions to this list):

Tokyo Train – Map: http://www.u-bourgogne.fr/monge/g.dito/poisson2006/images/tokyo_trainmap.pdf


Tokyo Area Recommend:

AACC -Omori- This is a gym that has some top fighters. It has been recommended to me by lots of people.

Homepage: http://www.aacc-sports.com/english/
Map: http://www.goldsgym.jp/golds/ggsta/access/access.html


Krazy Bee -Magome- A new gym. Also been recommended to me. This is a gym with some very good fighters and it’s a good place to train, from what I am hearing.
A little more expensive joining fee, but they have top facilities. Not too far from AACC, but a different line.

The gym is located close to the Magome station, on the Toei Asakusa line.
Homepage: http://krazybee.jp/en/gym.html

Shizuoka, Hamamatsu - Recommended:
Bull Terrier MMA Gym
http://www.b-j-j.com/gym/

Ok, so that’s the gyms that have been recommended to me personally, that means being a foreigner is not a problem and they have good facilities.

For the rest of the gyms I will just look for reputable gyms. If you have personal experiences with any of these, let me know and I can move them up, depending on recommendations.

I am sure there are gyms I have forgotten/don't know about, so please let me know. Also ANY personal experiences with these gyms would be helpful.



Tokyo

DEEP impact Gym
Ookubo Station, Shinjuku –Staff includes Shinya Aoki and Masakazu Imanari
http://www.deep2001.com/gym/index.html

U-File (5 locations)
http://www.u-filecamp.com/

Mukogaoka
Odakyu Line – Mukogaoka Station
http://www.u-filecamp.com/gym/noborito_map.html

Machida
JR Line – Machida Station
http://www.u-filecamp.com/gym/machida_map.html

Chofu
Keio Line - Nishi-Chofu station
http://www.u-filecamp.com/gym/chohu_map.html

Akabane
JR Line – Akabane station
http://www.u-filecamp.com/gym/akabane_map.html

Oomori (looks like same location as AACC)
JR Line (Keihintohoku line) – Oomori Station
http://www.u-filecamp.com/gym/omori_map.html

Alliance Square
Chiyoda line – Nogizaka station
http://www.alliance-square.jp/
http://www.alliance-square.jp/access.html

Grabaka (2 locations)

Higashi-Nakano
Closest station is Tozai line – Ochiai station
http://www.grabaka.com/pc/gym_higashinakano.html#Anchor-47857

Okubo
JR Yamanote line – Shin Okubo station
http://www.grabaka.com/pc/gym_okubo.html

GutsMan
(I found this site very difficult to navigate)
Keio Inogashira Line – Meidaimae station
http://www.gutsman.jp/
http://www.gutsman.jp/access-map.htm

Mach Dojo (Hayato Sakurai “Mach”’s gym) (2 locations)
http://www.machdojo.com/index.html

Sugamo
http://www.machdojo.com/dojo_sugamo.html
http://www.mapfan.com/m.cgi?MAP=E139.44.34.0N35.43.42.7&ZM=11&CI=R

Ibaraki – Ryugasaki City
http://www.machdojo.com/dojo_ibaraki.html
http://www.mapfan.com/m.cgi?MAP=E140.8.55.5N35.55.18.1&ZM=9&s1=%A2%A9301%2D0041%20%20%B0%F1%BE%EB%B8%A9%CE%B6%A5%B1%BA%EA%BB%D4%BC%E3%BC%C6%C4%AE%A3%B3%A3%B0%A3%B1%A3%B6


Wajyutsu Keisyukai (5 locations)
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/index.html

Ochanomizu (Main location)
Marunouchi line – Ochanomizu station
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/hon/index.html
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/hon/access/index.html

Wajyutsu Keisyukai A-3
Tobu line – Wakoshi station
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/a-3/index.html
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/a-3/access/index.html

Wajyutsu Keisyukai RJW
Tozai subway line – Monzennakacho station
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/rjw/index.html
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/rjw/access/index.html

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Gods
Tokyu Iketami line - Senzoku-ike station
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/gods/index.html
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/gods/access/index.html

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Tiger Place
Nanbo line – Shitte station
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/tp/index.html
http://www.wk-net.co.jp/tp/access/index.html

Paraestra Tokyo
Toei Oedo line – Shinegota station (exit A2)
http://www.paraestra.com/

Paraestra Kasai
Subway Tozai line - Nishikasai station
Homepage: http://www.parakatsu.com/index.html
Map: http://www.parakatsu.com/access.html

Paraestra Koiwa
Homepage: http://www4.plala.or.jp/parakoi/index.html


KANAGAWA

Wajyutsu Keisyukai Tiger Place (see Tokyo section)

Shooting Gym Yokohama
(trainers include Mamoru and Lion Takeshi)
JR Yokohama station – West exit (15 min walk)
http://home.m06.itscom.net/shooto_y/
http://home.m06.itscom.net/shooto_y/html/stgyinfo.html

Roots Gym (Rumina Sato’s gym) - Odawara
Odawara station
Homepage: http://www.rootsgym.com/index.html


CHIBA

Paraestra Matsudo
JR Matsudo station
Homepage: http://www.parachiba.com/matsudo.php

Paraestra Chiba
Honchiba station
Homepage: http://www.parachiba.com/chiba.php

Paraestra Kashiwa
Kashiwa station
Homepage: http://www.parachiba.com/kashiwa.php


IBARAKI

Mach Dojo (see Tokyo section)

T-Blood (Tsuchiura)
Homepage: http://mmatblood.web.fc2.com/


R-Blood (Mito)
Homepage: http://www.native-groove.com/r-blood/index.htm
Map: http://www.native-groove.com/r-blood/access.htm


SAITAMA
Purebred Omiya
JR Utsunomiya line – Higashi Omiya station
http://www.purebred.co.jp/


SHIZUOKA

Hamamatsu
Bull Terrier MMA Gym
http://www.b-j-j.com/gym/

K.O Shooto Gym
http://www.kogym.net/index.html


AICHI
Barbosa
Handa city – Close to Nagoya
Meitetsu-line Narawa Station, go strait south first signal turn right, right side.
http://barbosajapan.com/english

Alive - Nagoya
Sakuradori Line - Fukiage station
http://www.aliveacademy.net/
http://www.aliveacademy.net/access/index.html


KYOTO

Purebred Kyoto
Kyoto subway line – Shijo station (K-09)
Homepage (click on the logo): http://purebred-kyoto.com/
Map: http://map.yahoo.co.jp/pl?lat=35.0.14.271&lon=135.46.2.727


OSAKA

Purebred Osaka
Homepage: http://www.ohta-gym.com/
Map: http://map.livedoor.com/map/?ZM=9&MAP=E135.37.42.9N34.43.16.9

Shooting Gym Osaka
Homepage: http://www.geocities.jp/shooto_osaka/
Map: http://www.geocities.jp/shooto_osaka/accees.html

FUKUOKA
Purebred Fukuoka
Homepage: http://pbf.purebredfukuoka.com/framepage1.html
Map: http://pbf.purebredfukuoka.com/tizu.html

Paraestra Hakata
Homepage: http://www.paraestra-hakata.com/
Map: http://www.paraestra-hakata.com/place.html


HAKODATE
Paraestra Hakodate
Homepage: http://www5.ncv.ne.jp/~masasai/main.html

10 comments:

Mark,  18 October 2008 at 03:35  

Shizuoka - Hamamatsu

Bull Terrier MMA Gym (recommended)
http://www.b-j-j.com/gym/

K.O Shooto Gym
http://www.kogym.net/index.html

JapanMMA 18 October 2008 at 03:43  

thanks!

Just about to head to the press conference, will add them when I get back.

Mitchell,  18 October 2008 at 03:56  

Howdy,
Do you know if there are any gyms in Tochigi Prefecture, preferably Sano?

Lyn 5 June 2009 at 02:21  

anyone know of any mma or muay thai gyms in sendai city?

Borre 8 June 2009 at 13:48  

There is a Paraestra gym in Sendai. I dont have much information, but it is listed with a phone number here:

Borre 8 June 2009 at 13:49  

Here: http://www.paraestra.com/branch.html

Lyn 13 July 2009 at 00:34  

thanks very much borre

BJJ 30 July 2009 at 09:39  

I contacted the Paraestra Osaka Gym, but no reply yet. Anybody knows if they have english speakers or another gym where english is okay. I just started studying japanese and can't speak yet.

Borre 30 July 2009 at 10:55  

I would try to go there at a time when there is practice going on (about 7-8PM). A lot of places are bad at answering mails and phones, its just easier to walk in and have a chat with them.

Marco 26 June 2010 at 12:15  

Brilliant list. Thank you for your efforts.

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