East Side Muay Thai

East Side Muay Thai

We are the premier Muay Thai school in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads area. We provide high quality instruction in traditional Muay Thai/Thai Boxing.

East Side Muay Thai offers several different classes in a range of abilities. Whether you’re new to Muay Thai or a seasoned fighter, we have a class to fit your needs. We are a family friendly gym with classes for kids and women only too.

Operating as usual


It will be a busy month in June for our team as our athletes will be competing at the IFMA world championships in Greece🇬🇷. And then at the WKA world tournament in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿. It’s always an honor for our athletes to compete in these two prestigious world tournaments as they represent team USA 🇺🇸🥊 wish our team luck as we look to bring home the gold. 🥇🥇🥇


Katelynn, Rhyan and Colton had their very first fights last night and did great! All three showed great heart and skill.
Congratulations to all three of them of earning their spot on the ESMT fight team. The sky is the limit for these three! Keep fighting and keep learning. 🥊


🚨‼️📣 ATTENTION all fighters and coaches this will be our itinerary for Friday and Saturday for this weekends Smoker event.
Please note the times available for weigh ins and come on time.
All fighter are required to BRING THEIR OWN GEAR.

JUNIORS - Head gear/ 12 oz gloves/ leather strap shin guards/ Gum shield/ cup/ chest protector is not mandatory but will be allowed.

ADULTS - Head gear / 16 oz gloves/ leather strap shin guards/ gum shield/ cup.

Any fighters that do not have the proper gear we will have loaner gear available.

ALL FIGHTERS Mandatory Muay Thai shorts
❌ MMA or Vale Tudo Shorts
❌ Basketball shorts
❌ Pants


The team goes 12-2 for the weekend!
Our total medal count
8 Gold🥇
2 Silver 🥈

Words can’t explain how proud I am of this team. I just love being their coach. 💜



Jordan fought a very technical back and forth battle and secures silver🥈 great fight!


Manny wins by KO 1st round in the finals and secures 🥇


USA Nationals recap 🇺🇸🥊

After day 2 the team is 8-1

With 4 gold 🏅 and 1 🥈 secured.

We have 5 in the finals tomorrow.
Let’s go East Side!


Ty loses on points in the finals but won a well earn Silver medal 🥈. Congrats Ty!


Step into the ring with us! 🥊
Join our grand reopening celebration featuring renovated spaces, top-notch equipment, and an expanded schedule. From food & drinks to giveaways and face painting, it’s a day packed with excitement.

Plus, don’t miss out on exclusive events like a seminar with pro fighter Angela Chang and thrilling Muay Thai smoker matches! See you there!



I am extremely proud to announce that our boys, Manny and Jordan, are bringing home the prestigious Pro-am WMO world title. They competed in four fights against four top countries and have emerged as the champions. Not only have they made us proud, but they have also made Virginia Beach, Virginia and USA known in the world of Muay Thai.

It’s moments like these that remind us why we do what we do, and I couldn’t be happier for these two amazing athletes.

We want to thank everyone who has supported them throughout this journey. Together, we have achieved something truly remarkable. Manny and Jordan, you have represented us with grace, skill, and sportsmanship. Congratulations once again on this incredible feat on becoming Muay Thai WORLD champions. Keep shining and keep making us proud.

Photos from East Side Muay Thai's post 03/13/2024

Manny and Jordan win their first fights in the Muay Thai division.
Manny scores a second round knockout against Brazil and Jordan wins by points against usa.


The guys got some big wins and dominated the K1 kickboxing division today to win gold 🥇🥇 . They will fight again in a couple days in Muay Thai. Let’s go USA 🇺🇸


We are excited to announce that Angela Chang will be back at East Side! is a pro Muay Thai fighter who has over 50+ fights in Thailand including fights in and . She has a lot of knowledge and experience to share. Our seminars will be open to all gyms! RSVP your spot today!

• Tried-and-true defensive and offensive techniques
• Proper movement for efficiency, injury-prevention, and power
• Strategies and techniques against different styles of fighters
• Clinching manuevers
• Q&A available at the end of the seminar for any Muay Thai-related questions you may have!

• Muay Thai practitioners of ALL LEVELS
• People who are interested in learning more about Muay Thai
• Fighters who want to improve their skills
• Trainers who want to learn new techniques to teach their students

Fri, April 26
(Youth 9-16 years)
Sat, Apr 27

Friday (Youths) 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday (Adults) 1:00-3:30pm

$50 for youths (Friday)
$65 for adults
*Family rates available* Email ESMT (mailto:[email protected])
for more info & to reserve


Calling all gyms 📣‼️

Match making in progress!


Our champions Taylor and Eden are headed to compete in the highly anticipated all juniors show in Delaware this Saturday. They are excited and ready to showcase their skills this weekend. Chok Dee girls! 🥊💥


Our very own fighters, Manny and Jordan, will be representing Team USA at the upcoming ISKA world tournament in Phuket, Thailand. 🇹🇭

These two talented individuals have been training hard and are ready to showcase their skills on the international stage again. They will be competing against some of the best fighters from around the world, representing their country with pride.

We wish them the best of luck and know that they will make us proud. Let’s send them off with our support and best wishes as they embark on this journey to bring home victory for Team USA and East Side Muay Thai.

Let’s go Team USA 🇺🇸

Photos from East Side Muay Thai's post 02/05/2024

Congratulations! 🎉🥊 🇺🇸


Monday squad ⚒️💪🏽


Come get that Pre thanksgiving workout in before the holiday! 🦃 💪🏽

Tonight’s schedule:
🥊 5pm Muay Tinys
w/ coach Summer and Chris.

🥊5:30pm Muay Juniors / Teens
w/ coach Jose

🥊6:30pm Adult intermediate
w/ coach Jordan

🥊 6:30pm Adult advanced
w/ coach Jose.


One day or day one?
Think about it…

Looking to learn about the sport of Muay Thai?! Now is your chance!

💥Our popular Adult 5 week Intro Course revs back up starting next Tuesday October 24th💥

Don’t miss your chance to learn the basics and fuel your love of Muay Thai!! Click the link in our bio to secure your spot today!!


Seminar announcement 📣‼️
Our hometown legend will be here at ESMT Saturday, October 28th!
Don’t miss out on training with a Vet and former 3x Heavyweight Champion. This seminar will be open to all levels and all gyms in the 757.

🥊RSVP your spot via email [email protected] or come in and sign up at our front office asap, as spots will be limited for this event. $65 per person

Photos from USA Muaythai's post 10/01/2023

Let’s go Landon and Team USA! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸


🎃It’s that time again!🎃

👻The ESMT Annual Halloween party is back!👻

Join us…if you dare…for drinks 🍸, food 🍭and games. Prepare to dance til you drop with special guest DJ JRok. 🧟‍♀️

👹Dress to impress in your Halloween finest. Cash prizes for best costume! 👹

🔥Don’t miss out on an epic night of Mayham here at East Side! 🔥

💣Mischief for the kids 5:30-7:30pm
🧨Mayhem for the adults 8pm-midnight


💥Fresh opportunities💥

Looking to learn about the sport of Muay Thai?! Now is your chance!

💥Our popular Adult Intro Course revs back up tomorrow Sept.19th! 💥

Don’t miss your chance to learn the basics and fuel your love of Muay Thai!! Click the link in our bio to secure your spot today!!


will be back in the ring next week in a rematch against top Muay Ying Megan Washam.
These two fought earlier this year in the USA national tournament which Summer won.
Next week we are looking to make a repeat. 😤


Adult team closes out strong. Coming home with 6 golds. With a team total medal count of 12 golds for the weekend.


Junior team goes 6-2 for the day and takes home 6 gold medals 🥇. Good way to start off the tournament. The adult team is up tomorrow! 😤


Landon wins gold🥇 in the finals and earns a spot on the IFMA USA team 🇺🇸along side his brother Quinn.

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Smitty secures gold 🥇 in the finals!
Quinn wins gold 🥇
Eden wins gold 🥇
Manny wins by points and advances to the finals.
Jordan wins by points and advances to the finals.
Chris wins gold 🥇 by 2nd round elbow KO.
Taylor wins gold 🥇
Smitty wins all 3 rounds to advanced to the finals on Sunday.
Hard fought battle but Landon wins gold 🥇




2135 General Booth Boulevard Ste 152
Virginia Beach, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 8pm
Tuesday 11am - 1pm
4pm - 8pm
Wednesday 4pm - 8pm
Thursday 11am - 1pm
4pm - 8pm
Friday 9am - 8pm
Saturday 12pm - 2pm

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