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Discipline. Endurance. Respect.
Hilltop was founded by Master Johnnie in 1996. Well known as one of the first few to teach Muay Thai in Singapore, he is affectionately known as "Master Johnnie" or "ShiFu".
Master Johnnie started giving Muay Thai lessons at Bukit Batok Nature Park, and to this day still continues to do so every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (8:30pm - 10:30pm).
On 15 September 2015, with Master Johnnie's blessings, a small group of his disciples decided to come together and set up their own gym; Hilltop Academy.
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No handwraps? No gloves?
We've got you covered.
Gym gloves are available for shared use at the gym. However, please note that we do not have shared handwraps available due to hygiene purposes.
Hilltop Academy handwraps are available for purchase at S$20/pair. They are reusable after washing.
Do approach our friendly counter staff for assistance should you need to purchase a pair!
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9.00AM - 5.30PM
576B Serangoon Road, Level 3
+65 9771 6718 (Wilson)
+65 9151 6537 (Eugene)
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I have never learnt Muay Thai before and am afraid the pace of the class might be too fast for me. Can I still join?
HT: We do have classes that are specially catered for beginners; where we focus on the foundations such as your stance, your jab and cross, as well as your kicks.
The pace of the beginner classes is slower in general, so no worries about not being able to keep up. The trainers who take these beginner classes are also very experienced in teaching first timers.
Q: What is a typical class like? I don't consider myself as extremely fit, so Muay Thai seems a little daunting and I'm worried that I won't be able to keep up.
HT: We start our classes with some rounds of skipping and static exercises to get our bodies warmed up, before moving on to shadow boxing. During this time, our trainers may also go around to correct technique.
Once that's done, the class will move on to guided bag work, followed by one-on-one padwork with our trainers, before we end off with some core strengthening exercises and stretching.
The top priority of all our trainers is a students' wellbeing. They are always observing the class and will actively call out a student to take a break if needed.
Q: I don't have any Muay Thai equipment, do I need to buy everything before I come? If yes, what should I buy?
HT: While we do provide gloves for shared use at the gym, due to hygiene reasons, you will need to purchase your own handwraps.
These are sold at the gym and are reusable after washing.
There are also shin guards available for shared use during sparring.
As for outfits, you aren't required to wear Muay Thai shorts, so no worries. Just join us in any comfortable sports attire! (Shoes are not required as we train barefoot in the gym.)