The Gym

Scorpions have been in the Muay Thai industry for over 25 years, and in the heart of Beckenham for over 15; our knowledge and expertise are second to none. All instructors endeavour to give you their time, effort and knowledge to support, encourage and motivate you on your Muay Thai journey.

Open 7 days a week, Scorpions Muay Thai Gym caters for all, and our instructors work to ensure they fit around your busy schedule.

The gym benefits from a large, spacious area and compromises of traditional Muay Thai and functional fitness equipment.


Adult Muay Thai Classes

Mixed ability classes are exhilarating, energetic and buzzing, and provide a high intensity workout and high calorie burner whilst having a focus on Muay Thai style and technique. Get fit whilst having fun!

Classes are suitable for men and women of all fitness levels and are designed to challenge you, giving you opportunities to continually keep pushing yourself further.

Everyone is super friendly and there are always instructors on hand during the sessions. If you are a beginner or have little experience in Muay Thai, coaches will always be around to welcome you into the class and you will be fully supported to ensure you quickly pick up the basics of Muay Thai.

Classes are a combination of warm up and stretching exercises, cardio, strength and conditioning exercises and pad work. Sparring is optional, and will take place towards the end of the class if you are confident and wish to do so. If you choose to participate in sparring you will need to have the relevant equipment – sparring gloves, wraps, shin pads, a gum shield and groin guard (men).

Kids Classes

There are so many benefits for kids training Muay Thai. Muay Thai is not only an extremely effective form of physical exercise that kids enjoy, but it also teaches essential life skills.

Some of these benefits include:

Improving physical and mental health, teaching self-discipline, learning new skills, improving self-esteem, improving concentration, improving coordination, teaching children the value of respect, developing confidence, developing social skills, releasing stress or negative emotions in a controlled, fun way and teaching children discipline.

The majority of our children do not train for the competitive side of the sport, however, there are a few that do and with this these children will reap the benefits of entering into competitions, such as increased self-confidence, boost to self-esteem and ability to accept new challenges.

1-2-1 sessions are also available to book.

1-2-1/2-2-1 and Group Private Training Sessions

Have you been interested in Muay Thai for years but never known where to start?Apprehensive about diving straight into a new class?
Do you want to lose weight, tone up, gain confidence, learn self-defence or make a positive impact on your physical and mental health?
Looking for a coach to support you in achieving your own personal goals?
Or maybe you want to progress with Muay Thai at a faster rate.

1-2-1 training sessions are suitable for all ages and abilities and are a great way to quickly build confidence, stamina and endurance!

Scorpions 1-2-1 private training coaching style is inspired by Muay Thai and tailored specifically to meet individual needs.

Each of our students goals are different; some aspire to train to fight professionally, master the art of self-defence or improve mental health and well-being, whilst others aspire to improve fitness, lose weight or simply train because they enjoy it as a hobby and sport. Others are training to give them something to focus on; a distraction and relief from the everyday stresses life can bring.

1-2-1 coaches at Scorpions have extensive coaching experience, and will provide expert training to support you in achieving your goals.

If you are interested in training with a partner, colleague, friend or family member, 2-2-1 training sessions are also available to book.

All sessions are an hour long and available to book 7 days a week.

All private training sessions must be pre-booked at the moment! Please get in contact by phone, message, or email to book your sessions.

Our Instructors

“Eat, sleep, breathe Muay Thai”

Mark Wakeling

Founder of Scorpions and Muay Thai instructor and coach

Mark has a wealth of Muay Thai experience spanning over 3 decades. His experience began in his early 20’s where he trained and fought as a professional fighter, before beginning his life long career as a Thai boxing instructor.

Along the way Mark has expertly trained many people from complete beginners to experienced fighters. In total, he has taken 16 fights into the ring for world title belts, with a remarkable 14 wins.

He has also taken many fighters into the ring for area English and British titles, with again, a very impressive win rate.

But the success doesn’t stop there…

Mark has been equally successful at using Muay Thai to support others to change their lives around, believe in themselves and become the best possible version of themselves they can be. He has a good head on his shoulders and has developed a unique ability of inspiring confidence and motivating others to reach their full potential both physically and mentally.

He continues to have a strong desire to teach others the art of Muay Thai; supporting these individuals to improve fitness levels, learn self-defence with correct, expertly developed techniques, and to live life with a healthy, happy and positive mind set.

Stephen Wakeling

Muay Thai instructor and coach

Stephen began training in Muay Thai around 30 years ago, and has accomplished a phenomenal amount over the years, including becoming 9x world champion, and multiple European and British champion; living proof that hard work and dedication does pay off!

Achievements include WMC Muay Thai World Champion, WBC Muay Thai Super-Middleweight world championship champion, S-1 Tournament World Champion and IKMO World Champion, as well as IKF Pro Muay Thai European Super Welterweight Title and British Champion.

Stephen has also very recently featured in WBC’s very first Hall of Fame 2020, alongside 14 other Muay Thai athletes, and was successfully identified as the ‘first-ever World Boxing Council MuayThai middleweight champion of the world’ in March 2006.

A genuine, humble and skillful Thai boxer, Steve is known worldwide for his traditional Muay Thai style, destructive power and iron toughness, as well as his impressive conditioning and relentless attacking style.

Stephen is dedicated and knowledgeable, and known for his intense workouts, attention to detail and ability to skilfully train a diverse range of students including men, women and children ranging from beginners to professional fighters. He enjoys passing on his skills, knowledge and experience to those who are looking for a world-class training experience.

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