About us

Hikari – 光 (ひかり) means ‘light’ in Japanese.

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Hikari Martial Arts Gym was founded by a group of friends through their passion in martial arts. The name was chosen to signify the positive energy we wish to grow and retain within our community of students.

Our aim is to create a supportive learning environment for the pursuit of development in martial arts for both adults and children. We aim to foster respect, humility and trust among our students to build overall team improvement and individual growth.

We welcome everyone with different goals to join us. If your goal is fitness driven, being a part of community or competitive training, we have classes to suit your needs.


Our classes

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We have martial arts classes
suitable for all fitness levels!

We offer a range of personal training and corporate training options with
programs specifically tailored to your needs.

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Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu

A grappling-based martial art whose central theme is the skill of controlling a resisting opponent in ways that force him to submit.
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Muay
Thai

Utilizing punches, elbows, kicks and knees, we teach proven techniques for the competitive arena and self-defense.
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Kids Classes

A safe, playful and fun way to teach children Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing & Muay Thai. Helps instill discipline and develop coordination. For ages 4 and above only.

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MONDAY – FRIDAY
Bangsar & Ampang
12.00PM – 9.00PM

SATURDAY
Bangsar 
11.00AM – 1:30PM
Ampang  9.00AM – 5.00PM

SUNDAY
Bangsar  Closed
Ampang. 8.30AM – 5.00PM

   Our team

Professional, highly trained & vastly experienced instructors

Bruno Barbosa

Bruno Barbosa

4th Degree Black Belt

BJJ Coach


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Cassandra Poyong

Cassandra Poyong

Brown Belt

BJJ Coach


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Coach Kai

Kai Chee

Professional

Muay Thai Fighter & Coach


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Pros

Proven track record in combat fighting.


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Professor Bruno Barbosa

Bruno Barbosa

4th Degree Black Belt

BJJ Coach

Coach Cassandra J Poyong

Cassandra Poyong

Brown Belt

BJJ Coach

Coach Kai

Kai Chee

Pro Fighter & Coach

Certified WBC Lvl 1 Trainer
& Ring Official

Coach Jonathon Clemons

Jonathon Clemons

Ex-Pro Fighter

Certified U.S. Centre
for SafeSport 2023


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Proven track record in combat fighting.


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See why our members
love us!

Annika

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I love training with Coach Cass because she is very patient with me and she is also fun, gentle and kind. She helps me learn from my mistakes, and has helped me figure out my gameplan. I hope I can be a world champion like Coach Cass one day. XOXO

Justin Thong

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As a beginner to Jiu Jitsu, I’m glad I came to Hikari. Super beginner friendly with a fun and disciplined learning balance, everyone here is so helpful to one another and willing to share knowledge 🙂 Great gym to learn and grow your Jiu Jitsu! (they also have Muay Thai, Judo, No-GI and Kids or Ladies only BJJ)

Ailie Sofyiana Serasa

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Highly reputable coaches, good management, friendly and supportive gym mates, clean place. Highly recommended to those who wanna try variations of martial arts as they offer BJJ, Judo, Kickboxing and Muay Thai!

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Unlimited access to ALL classes as a member, truly worth it. Kids BJJ and Kickboxing available too. They offer FREE trial class so heads up to Hikari y’all!

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Samantha Han

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I have been training BJJ in this gym since March 2022. Everyone is very welcoming and the togetherness in the team is just topnotch. Everyone you roll with has a mission to improve and get stronger together. Hikari is also offering women’s class which is a great start if any ladies are interested to try!

Nelson Hsieh

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Brilliant Coaches with brilliant program, anyone wants a good sweat, good social atmosphere, good work out, this is the place

Ruzainah H

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My son learns jiujitsu here with Professor Bruno and Coach Cass and he loves it here, never wants to miss a class! We have no regrets after switching over to Hikari from another gym.

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Professor Bruno clearly outlined the learning and stripe/belt-awarding structure which we really appreciated. My son is motivated to come for classes, train and earn his stripes because Professor Bruno trains the kids like they’re his own Most importantly, my son feels more comfortable and relaxed at Hikari, as at his previous gym, he felt bullied and roughed around by the older kids who ranked higher in belt and felt the need to show their skills and prowess. Absolutely none of that I’m-bigger-and-better-than-you mentality at Hikari. Plus, Hikari’s combination of learn + play is optimal for kids, especially younger ones. Absolutely love the vibes and learning environment at Hikari!

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Cheryl Kimberly

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Cass has helped me look into the details of my fundamentals and fixing areas where I am struggling. She has taught me to apply intention with movement and create more structure in my game. She is patient, motivating and supportive as a PT coach. I’d recommend her to anyone looking to improve their BJJ game.

Trishay Trada

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Excellent gym with great facilities, experienced coaches that are dedicated to student progress and a friendly community that welcomes people of all backgrounds.

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The Muay Thai program is authentic and focuses on proper technique, form and understanding of Muay Thai principles as opposed to a cardio-fitness only emphasis found in (some) other places. Also offers BJJ, Kickboxing & Judo as part of an all-access with very reasonable fees and flexible package options. Go in for a free trial and experience it for yourself. Watch yourself grow amongst a supportive community of like-minded souls.

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M Deiparine

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Whatever you are looking for, be it self defense, exercise & strength conditioning, building your confidence and learning to be more disciplined & committed — Hikari is the place.

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I am amazed and inspired how the students here work to achieve their goals under the direction of highly trained instructors and not to mention our world champion coach. I’m training here for not more than a year but i’ve already learned a ton. Coaches are patient, teaches thoroughly and will push you with positive remarks. Highly recommended to all age, size and gender. The community is fun and full of good vibes. The facilities are always clean and the space is big enough for you to grow yourself.☺️

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Faezlan Zaini

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Started my martial arts journey here, specifically Muay Thai under coach Kai. Had no prior experience in any combat sports but under his effective guidance and coaching i managed to compete after training for only 4 months, while getting fit and losing 8 KGs.

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Hikari MMA is not only for those who are interested in competing but is highly recommended for people who are looking to be in their best shape and health, at the same time gaining useful skills. The classes are friendly and nutures an environment where everyone supports and builds one another. The training and drills may look the same but Coach Kai will notice the individual strengths and weaknesses of each person, and personalize the focus of the drills to work on the best possible outcome for everyone.

Hikari also offers other martial art lessons such as Judo and Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, by great coaches who are masters of their art. with an all rounder constructive and healthy environment, highly recommended!

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Royce Lee

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This place is hot as #&@* but the jiujitsu is legit. Each class feels like a mini seminar. The technique of the day is typically explained over 30 minutes or so and the instructors keep a close eye to ensure you’re performing it correctly.

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There’s a good mix of belts here, all sizes and genders. Ranging from casual hobbyists to absolute freaks. This place (thankfully) lacks the old school, chest-thumping, sigma-grindset atmosphere that some academies inherit from the “good ol’ days” in Brasil. Everyone is very welcoming and hoping to see you get better. If you roll with respect and consideration, you’ll receive it back.

Coaches Cassandra and Journ, along with your teammates, will also push you outside your comfort zone if you express an interest in competing. Was able bag my first gold medal in my time at Hikari. I’m not sure if I would have been able to otherwise. The coaches themselves are also high-level competitors, so they walk the talk.

The facilities are simple but well maintained. There are two separate rooms for Muay Thai and Grappling, as well as two shower rooms.
If you don’t mind padding your step count a little, there’s ample parking along Jalan Telawi/Terasek. If you’re boujee, Bangsar Village 2 has parking that typically costs RM6 a pop.

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Tania Chang

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Coach Cassandra is a very passionate, skilled and patient coach. I am very impressed by how detailed she is. She guides me through every little details of each technique and make sure I know all the terms and names of the drills and techniques.

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She is also a very understanding and encouraging coach. She has helped me build my confidence not only in BJJ but personally as well. She has inspired me to be stronger and to never give up. I can never thank her enough for her excellent guidance and love. I highly recommend her 🤍

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Hakimi

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I started my Muay Thai journey here, and I must say, it has been an absolute game-changer for my physical fitness.
Coach Kai is a true master of the craft with his extensive knowledge, experience, and passion for the sport are evident in every session.

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The classes break down complex techniques into manageable steps, ensuring that even beginners can grasp the fundamentals while challenging advanced students to refine their skills.

Each class is an exhilarating blend of cardio fitness, strength training, body conditioning and technical drills. The sessions incorporate a wide range of exercises, including shadowboxing, pad work, bag work, partner drills, clinching and sparring (optional for those who wish to participate). The varied routines keep the workouts fresh and engaging.

Also, the community in Muay Thai class is incredibly welcoming and supportive. Everyone, from fellow students to more experienced fighters, is genuinely supportive and encouraging. The camaraderie developed within the class is truly remarkable and creates a sense of belonging.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced martial artist looking to enhance your skills, Hikari MMA offers a fantastic opportunity for growth and self-improvement. Joining this class has been a game-changer for me, and I am confident it will be for you too.

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