Muay Thai (Thai boxing)

OUR GYM

Head Coach Michael Dicks

DBMA bootcamp

DBMA IS FULLY OPEN AND OPERATING AS A COVID-SECURE VENUE. TRAIN WITH CONFIDENCE

Darlington Boxing and Martial Arts Academy (DBMA) is a state of the art training facility for martial arts and general fitness based in Darlington, County Durham. We have a friendly and experienced team with over 30 years combined experience in martial arts and coaching – led by Head Coach Michael Dicks, a former two-time World Muay Thai World Champion.

We specialise in Muay Thai (aka Thai boxing) and amateur boxing, as well as being Darlington’s only professional boxing gym. We also offer a wide range of general fitness, strength and conditioning and targeted sports training and pride ourselves on a friendly and welcoming atmosphere

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Class timetable

 PLEASE CHOOSE "DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE" TO ACCESS OUR CURRENT COVID-ADJUSTED SCHEDULE. THE CLASSES BELOW AREN'T ALL RUNNING

07:00 - 07:50

1 hour

TIMETABLE NOT IN USE - CHOOSE "DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE" ABOVE

All Abilities






    10:00 - 11:00

    1 hour

    No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    All abilities






      17:15 - 18:00

      45 minutes

      Junior Boxing

      All Abilities






        18:00 - 19:00

        1 hour

        DBMA Bootcamp

        All Abilities






          18:10

          1 hour

          Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (age 5-12 yrs)






            19:00 - 20:00

            1 hour

            Youth & Adult Boxing

            All Abilities






              07:00 - 08:00

              1 hour

              TIMETABLE NOT IN USE - CHOOSE "DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE" ABOVE

              All Abilities






                16:45 - 17:30

                1 3/4 hours

                Kids' Muay Thai

                All Abilities






                  17:30 - 18:30

                  1 Hour

                  Juniors' Muay Thai

                  All Abilities






                    17:40 - 18:30

                    50 minutes

                    Boxing/Thai boxing for fitness

                    All Abilities






                      18:30 - 19:30

                      1 hour

                      Youth & Adult Muay Thai

                      All Abilities






                        18:30 - 19:30

                        1 hour

                        Youth & Adult Boxing

                        All Abilities






                          07:00 - 08:00

                          1 hour

                          TIMETABLE NOT IN USE - CHOOSE "DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE" ABOVE

                          All Abilities






                            17:15 - 18:00

                            45 minutes

                            Junior Boxing

                            All Abilities






                              18:00 - 19:00

                              1 hour

                              DBMA Bootcamp

                              All Abilities






                                19:00 - 20:00

                                1 hour

                                Youth & Adult Boxing (age 15+)

                                All Abilities






                                  07:00 - 08:00

                                  1 hour

                                  TIMETABLE NOT IN USE - CHOOSE "DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE" ABOVE

                                  All Abilities






                                    16:45 - 17:30

                                    45 minutes

                                    Kids' Muay Thai

                                    All Abilities






                                      17:30 - 18:30

                                      1 Hour

                                      Juniors' Muay Thai

                                      All Abilities






                                        17:40 - 18:30

                                        50 minutes

                                        Boxing/Thai boxing for fitness

                                        All Abilities






                                          18:30 - 19:30

                                          1 hour

                                          Youth & Adult Muay Thai

                                          All Abilities






                                            18:30 - 19:30

                                            1 hour

                                            Youth & Adult Boxing

                                            All Abilities






                                              18:30 - 20:00

                                              1 hour

                                              BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (age 14+)

                                              All Abilities






                                                07:00 - 08:00

                                                1 hour

                                                TIMETABLE NOT IN USE - CHOOSE "DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE" ABOVE

                                                All Abilities






                                                  11:00 - 12:00

                                                  1 hour

                                                  Yoga (Martial arts)

                                                  All abilities






                                                    16:15 - 17:00

                                                    45 minutes

                                                    Kids' Muay Thai

                                                    All Abilities






                                                      16:15 - 17:00

                                                      45 minutes

                                                      Junior Boxing

                                                      All Abilities






                                                        17:00 - 18:00

                                                        1 Hour

                                                        Youth & Adult Muay Thai

                                                        All Abilities






                                                          17:00 - 18:00

                                                          1 Hour

                                                          Youth & Adult Boxing

                                                          All Abilities






                                                            17:00 - 18:00

                                                            1 hour

                                                            DBMA Bootcamp

                                                            All Abilities






                                                              09:00 - 10:00

                                                              1 hour

                                                              TIMETABLE NOT IN USE - CHOOSE "DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE" ABOVE

                                                              All Abilities






                                                                09:00 - 10:00

                                                                1 Hour

                                                                Kids' & Junior Muay Thai (age 5-15 yrs)

                                                                All Abilities






                                                                  10:00 - 11:00

                                                                  1 Hour

                                                                  Youth & Adult Muay Thai

                                                                  All Abilities






                                                                    10:00 - 11:00

                                                                    1 Hour

                                                                    Youth & Adult Boxing

                                                                    All Abilities






                                                                      10:00 - 11:00

                                                                      1 hour

                                                                      Kids Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (age 5-12 yrs)






                                                                        11:00 - 12:00

                                                                        1 hour

                                                                        Youth & Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Fundamentals






                                                                          10:00 - 11:00

                                                                          1 hour

                                                                          TIMETABLE NOT IN USE - CHOOSE "DOWNLOAD TIMETABLE" ABOVE











                                                                              Kids Classes: Ages 5 to 10 yrs
                                                                              Junior Classes: Ages 10 to 15 yrs
                                                                              Youth & Adult Classes: Ages 15+ yrs
                                                                              Small Group Classes: 9am to 4pm Weekdays
                                                                              Private Training: 7am to 7pm weekdays; 7am to 12pm Saturdays

                                                                              Our classes

                                                                              As well as the highest level of boxing and Muay Thai coaching, we offer a range of classes to suit your individual fitness goals

                                                                              “Fantastic place to train.....fitness it's a big part of DBMA training and you will be pushed to your limits but the rewards and your self-confidence will increase!! Thai training is intense and again you will be pushed but you also have the great advantage off the boxing training to brush up on your boxing skills.”

                                                                              Andrea

                                                                              "Unbelievable done the 8 weeks training camp for the UWCB with a great group off people but Michael Peter Camille and not forgotten Shannon made it more enjoyable learnt a few things and the mean thing they made it fun to train but also strict at times very best of trainers they sure know the trade well done every 1 took part "

                                                                              Marc

                                                                              "Unbelievable atmosphere and great team to train with, didn't box as an amateur but had 7 professional fights training out of here and won my first title as a pro with the coaches and the team and, the lads in the gyms backing!! If I lived closer and known about DBMA earlier defiantly would have boxed and trained as an amateur, and still would be training here!!! "

                                                                              John Green

                                                                              "Really excellent gym, I have been attending Ladies Bootcamp since January, I love it, the staff are very nice and friendly and really motivate you, I have lost almost two stone since starting, the other ladies are all nice too. I would recommend the class to anyone. "

                                                                              Lisa

                                                                              "Love this place. By far the hardest thing I do in a week but totally worth it"

                                                                              Alex

                                                                              "Anyone who have goals but can't achieve by themselves just give this gym a try and you will see the difference in you just in few weeks. It's never too late to start.!!"

                                                                              Adbullah

                                                                              "I'm at the fittest I've ever been since training here which is testament to the dedication and expertise of the staff at DBMA. No egos just a great group of people with a willingness to learn and get fit. Would definitely recommend to anyone."

                                                                              Keith

                                                                              "Fantastic gym. Friendly atmosphere. The trainers are great lads they have been patient and taught me loads in boxing and I'm still learning everytime I'm there 🙂 highly recommended for anyone who is looking to do boxing or Thai boxing or just general fitness"

                                                                              Megan

                                                                              "What a brilliant place great people and world class instructors with the patience of a saint i swear Michael should have been a military PT instructor.... highly recomended"

                                                                              Gazz

                                                                              "Great gym learn and socialise. Friendly and experienced instructors and you can learn lots of different Martial Arts. Give it a go. You definitely will be pleased you tried it out"

                                                                              Nokkaew

                                                                              "Excellent gym, excellent instructors (past and present).......brilliant for fitness or for learning new skills......can't speak highly enough"

                                                                              Ian

                                                                              "Excellent gym ! All classes such as Thai boxing, boxing and boot camp I have attended and love all of them ! Staff are very motivating and friendly !! ... Wouldn't go anywhere else xx"

                                                                              Jess

                                                                              "No1 Boxing and Thai Boxing gym in the U.K. Fantastic trainers and members. Best place to get fit and learn a martial art at the same time."

                                                                              Gavin

                                                                              "Great gym, very knowledgeable coach in Micheal dicks. Got a canny dig on him too lol"

                                                                              Craig

                                                                              "Excellent hard working gym, giving intense structured training developing fighters potential. Good to watch"

                                                                              Chris

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