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Transform Your Physical And Mental Wellbeing With The Knowlesy Academy, World-Renowned Experts In Muay Thai

Knowlesy Academy students and teachers

Introducing The Knowlesy Academy, a renowned family-run Muay Thai Gym, driven by the passion to help people reach their full potential. As the UK’s No.1 Muay Thai and K1 Kickboxing Gym, The Knowlesy Academy has become known for transforming lives and helping kids and teens spend more time in the gym, and less time on the street.

Muay Thai translates to ‘Thai Boxing’, and is a full-contact martial art that builds physical strength and mental focus. Redefining the fitness landscape, The Knowlesy Academy offers group classes and 1:1 training in mixed-level Muay Thai for both kids and adults, making it the ideal gym for fitness fanatics and beginners alike.

The Knowlesy Academy aims to keep kids and adults off the streets and teach them that having goals and dreams is never unrealistic.

Whether they’re working out their frustrations in the ring, or getting in their daily exercise, The Knowlesy Academy offers people an escape from daily life, teaches them discipline and gives them direction, by allowing them to be part of a diverse community with a shared passion – Muay Thai.

Encouraging you to ‘dare to be great’, The Knowlesy Academy trainers are determined to push you to your limit. Founder and UKMF British Champion Christian Knowles lives and breathes Muay Thai, and has devoted his entire life to the sport.

He has an incredible 52 fights under his belt, and a wealth of knowledge which shines through his personal approach to training.

Christian is also the head coach of Jonathan Haggerty, the world’s most famous Muay Thai fighter with over 460k Instagram followers and a two-sport world champion for ONE Championship. 

No matter your experience or background, Christian, and his team have created an inclusive space where you’re able to try something new or hone your Muay Thai skills.

Partner and seasoned fitness professional, Katie Knowles, boasts that ‘Muay Thai is the ultimate sport which improves mental strength, self-confidence, muscle strength – and above all, allows you to be part of a community. We have seen people come to our gym and completely turn their lives around with Muay Thai.’

Katie, who is an experienced Personal Trainer and Strength and Conditioning Coach, has one mantra she lives by – to ‘make all dreams come true’.

She and Christian aim to help people achieve their physical and mental aspirations, no matter how ambitious they may be, and are dedicated to helping their clients work towards being a healthier, stronger and happier version of themselves.

The wider Knowlesy Academy team is made up of devoted and enthusiastic coaches, including former WBC World Champion Lyndon Knowles, who is Christian’s brother and an active professional fighter with over 100 fights and 5x World Champion and Sevket Cerkez, who holds the Roar Champion World Title, and Marie McManamon, who is the UK No. 1 in her ranking. The wider team of coaches and fighters include Hanna Turner, Anthony Kannike, Ellie Harber, Duncan McDermott and Tom Watson.

Due to the huge success and demand from the public, the Knowsley Academy has launched a second gym in Borehamwood, with a jam-packed timetable of classes, including:

  • Power Hour – allowing you to sweat it out with a high-intensity Muay Thai bag boxing, high-intensity, supercharged cardio workout.
  • Core Craze – an intense core workout that tones your midsection, improves posture and enhances stability.
  • Strong and Sculpt – a dynamic workout combining strength training and targeted exercises to help you tone your body and build lean muscle
  • Tiny Thai’s (5-8 years) and Kids Muay Thai (8- 11 years) – a class for young warriors to learn valuable skills and coordination, making fitness fun and empowering for kids.
  • Adult Muay Thai – a chance to learn striking techniques, and improve fitness and self-esteem in a challenging and supportive environment.

To start your transformation journey with The Knowsley Academy, head over to and book your spot!