About Us


"Fighting fit is not about just fighting in the ring or in street it's a battle within."

This is a belief focal to the fighting fit philosophy and drives our martial art training and fitness programs. Fighting Fit started as the brainchild of Shihan Hemal Shah in 1997 and has grown from a relatively small operation to an organization that embraces martial arts as a way to reach a wider audience. In his own words “I have been a martial artist since almost 3 decades and have reached a high level of proficiency in different forms of Marital arts. A 6th Dan in Jujitsu, 6th Dan in Kickboxing, 4th Dan in Karate, awarded Hall of Fame by US Martial Arts Association, a Member and Director with the International Street Fight Union, a Member of World Kobudo Federation, are enough credentials to call myself an expert in martial arts. Having established that, I have been a part of the fitness industry for over two decades gaining experience training clients, learning, updating, researching, devising programs for clients and trainers and associating with other fitness experts. The courses that are offered at Fighting Fit therefore, are a combination of the best of both martial arts and fitness.” Our philosophy is, we will help anyone who is interested irrespective of their background (style or art they are practicing) or the institutes they are affiliated with. We at Fighting Fit believe that Martial Arts needs to be taken beyond the general perception i.e. from the art of mara mari into a flexible and effective part of our fitness routine. It can be a powerful tool for a body and mind transformation.

"You don't have to be Jackie chan": At fighting fit - we won't make you do impossible but more things will become possible for you. We at Fighting Fit combine ancient martial art techniques with modern scientific training principles to develop a program that is suited to the needs of the current time. This way we help individuals and groups to achieve their various goals such as fitness, self defence, weight loss / inch loss, or just a love of martial art. So whether you are working mother, or retired dadaji, a youngster with excess energy, a stressed out professional or a model trying to tone up for his/her next break, there is something for everyone.

"Relevant and effective are the keywords" Although the program might look like a regular martial arts class to a person observing from outside, the program actually incorporates all the major fitness principles of aerobic-anaerobic exercises,resistance training, circuit interval training, progressive overload etc. Our classes and programs are customized and designed with great care. It is not just a mix of disconnected training philosophies, but a blend of principles, combined well it keep them relevant and effective yet a lot of fun.

"There are no bad students, only bad teachers" Just by learning how to kick and punch one can’t become an instructor! To teach and get the same form from others is a completely different ball game. One can easily end up with injury. To avoid the same, Shihan Hemal has developed a special Instructor Training program at Fighting Fit. The program lays special emphasis on injury prevention for clients and trainers alike. We are proud to say that we are the only fitness academy in India that teaches proper pad work. Holding the pads to make client / student do kicks and punches from day one, improving their form while maintaining their heart rate for better fitness over the entire workout period, is a skill which every Fighting Fit instructor has to acquire. A Fighting Fit certified instructor has upper hand. They are not only able to get the clients fitness level up but with proper foot and pad work they can even train more clients back to back without getting tired.

"innovation is the name of the game” Again we are proud to say that we are the only fitness academy in India who teaches the use of props while training for any of our programs. The props could be a dumbbell, barbell, thera-bands, swiss ball, bosu ball, kettlebell, aerobic steppers,chairs etc for effective training, fitness or skill development for martial arts.

Group Martial Arts
MMA Classes And Personal Training

Depending on one’s goals one can choose from a host of training programs.

Xtreme fitness kickboxing - Be fit be fighting fit
      A good workout not only shapes up your body, it also charges up your mind, your attitude and your mood, Kickboxing, Functional & Boot Camp (HIIT)

Ultimate QI- - Don’t limit your challenge, challenge your limits
    Combat kickboxing / MMA classes more focused on a sports aspect of martial art.

Vital QI Old Programme- - Say no to guns use your hands
A program where we combine various martial arts such as kickboxing/muay thai and Jiujitsu for various range of fighting like short medium or long range fighting. Also Eskrima for weapons based fight, defense against blunt and sharp weapons in street and Indian lathi. Its a street smart self defense training program along with a combined fitness element.

Young Warrior-
Bullying is always going to be thing. Stop wrapping your kids in cotton wool & raising a society of victims. Teach them to stand up & defend themselves. Combat kickboxing& Sports MMA.
Age group 5 - 10 yrs

Peaceful Warrior-
"Strength does not come from physical capacity it comes from an indomitable will" Develop one with us. Kali, Kickboxing, KravMaga, Jiu-Jitsu & MMA.
Age Group - 14 yrs and above

I am my own Bodyguard-
Here's to strong women, May we know them; May we be them; May we raise them - be your own bodyguard ideal for students going abroad or to other cities for studies, working class who travel or live alone.

Weekend Warrior-
"How much do you know about yourself if you've never been in a fight?"
Add something extra some zest/punch to your routine.
5 Weekends On, 1 Weekend Off

Kick ass
    A self defense workshop of 1hr 30 min to 3-4 hrs duration.

Dandiya defense/ Improvised weapons defense
    Specially designed 15 hour training program for females on how to defend themselves with the help of a short stick of 14inch or 30 inch along with empty hand techniques.

Combat gurus - Kickboxing and MMA Instructor training program
    An ideal training programme for Personal trainers who train people at home or in a gym! A trainer learns to combine kickboxing with functional training, calisthenics, suspension training, kettle bell, friction training, power yoga, or weight training for better results. The program also teaches how to train an individual, 2 or more people at the same time or a group class. The program is divided into 5 levels:

Level 1  

Basic kick punch combinations for 1 on 1 client.

How to make client do kicks and punches on focus pads.

How to combine kickboxing effectively with functional training, suspension, kettle bell, friction training, weight training etc for effective fat loss/ inch loss.

Level 2


Advance kickboxing and mma combination with footwear for one on one client and throws

Handling 2 clients at a time.

Level 3  

Punches, elbow and kicks on focus pads and muay thai pads. Few Throws along with locks and chokes.

How to handle 3 to 4 client at a time.

Basic street self defense.

Short stick (eskrima basic).

Level 4  

Advance combination with foot work for 1 on 1 training.

How to take a group class (shadow kickboxing) 4 or more clients

Intermediate street self defense skills, throws, locks, chokes, ground fight

Short stick (eskrima intermediate).

Knife defense basics.

Level 5  

How to take a group class for fitness as well as combat/ mma using various props.

Advance street self defense / short stick / knife defense

Black Belt  

Advance combinations, throws, take downs, locks along with various weapons training. Apart from the above, we at Fighting Fit believe that trainers have to keep expanding their boundaries and train themselves to be effective. We help the trainers in not just updating their martial art and fitness skills but also educating them on additional aspects like nutrition, public speaking, assertiveness, business planning etc. We have a sports physiotherapist, yoga teachers and dieticians amongst our faculty to keep our programs and our instructor’s up-to- date.