Ten-Second Takeaway

Fitness Fight Club {FFC} will teach you to be tough: physically, mentally and emotionally too. It’s gruelling at first, but it really does become a way of life.

Outside The Box

Started by venture-capitalist, lead trainer and ex-armyman Austin Prakesh from Singapore, FCC is touted to be India’s first fight club, and when it started in Bangalore back in 2012, it created waves that the town didn’t anticipate. Now, four years on, the space teaches you everything from Muay Thai {the speciality} and kick-boxing to Mixed Martial Arts and Jiu-Jitsu.

Ring It On

We love that you don’t just jump into training. You’re first made to do a couple of fitness tests to check what level you’re really at because we all know how to embellish our workout CVs, don’t we! Our workout kicked off with the Frankenstein walk. Then came high knee lifts, Spider-man walks {imagine doing planks and walking at the same time} and finish off with a static plank. Then comes the solid cardiovascular section with everything from skipping and step exercise to crunches and mountain climbers.

Then came the real deal – we got to step into the fight ring –Fitness Fight Club just got real! While there are other skilled trainers, our favourite is Kru Joy, a professional Muay Thai fighter from Thailand with over 250 fights to his credit, who’ll even give you a crash course on the basics of kick boxing. So jabs, crosses and ducks became our Holy Grail, like it will yours.

It’s Bout Time

On a good day, Austin himself will come into the ring to train you. If you’re quick then run to the nearest exit! His tips on how to get back up when you’re down, how to keep moving even while resting is invaluable. The White Collar Bout which FFC has made popular in India, this year, will see a return {last year they skipped} where members of the club will take on each other in a fight for supremacy.

So if you fancy taking part too, then make sure you quickly sign-up here for their lessons, be it basic, intermediate, advanced or pro levels. If you’re just looking to get fighting fit, the sessions here are challenging, energising and arm you with the life skills to take on a thug or two.

Price: INR 10,000 upwards per month but depends on your fitness levels.