Welcome to STAR Kickboxing and Fitness

Not just another Tay Ho Kickboxing Centre... find out for yourself what makes us so special!

Who is STAR Kickboxing and Fitness?

  • Owned by experienced Hanoi based coach, Phu and his British partner Gemma, together they founded STAR Kickboxing and Fitness with a focus of going against the trend in the Hanoi fitness market by prioritizing quality over chasing sales.

  • This means we only work with the best experienced, fully licensed, and certified trainers, whom we work closely with to ensure consistent and professional service. We have a diverse team that brings with them their own specialisms and experience in martial arts and combat sports, as well as health and fitness training.  

  • We are focused on designing programs and services that meet our member's needs, a small center that can provide a truly personalized training program, regardless of your starting point we are here to enable you to achieve your goals!

  • Phu and Gemma are passionately committed to running an ethical business and work hard to respect their members, their team, and the community. They do this through providing the best customer service, a clear and honest pricing strategy that ensures they offer great value to members and pays the team fairly, plus they work with numerous organizations as part of their STAR Community strategy. 

Meet the STAR Team



A popular and well-known coach in Tay Ho, having worked in other centers for a number of years. Phu's passion for martial arts started as a teen when he trained and eventually taught Wing Chun Kung Fu. 

This eventually led to him joining the security team for the President of Vietnam in his early 20's where he continued his practice in martial arts, including Krav Maga.

Over the years his skills and knowledge have developed and he can teach a range of disciplines including Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, and Self-Defence. 

Phu is a qualified personal trainer, who has had clients from all over the world, he offers his services in English and Vietnamese. 

Why choose STAR Kickboxing and Fitness?

Yes, we know... there are so many gyms and kickboxing centres in Tay Ho! So why choose us? What makes us different?

  • Exclusive personal and small group training centre focussed on Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing and General Fitness.

  • Wide range of membership options to suit all budgets and circumstances, with all prices available to view before you come in for your free trial! We guarentee that we will never pressure you into signing up to 100's of sessions that you don't need or want.

  • Our member app puts you in full control of your membership and session scheduling. 

  • English speaking professional, licensed and experienced coaches!

  • 100% personalised programming to meet your individual goals and needs.

  • Variety of equipment to supplement training and access to the private gym.

  • We are also the only licensed self-defense training provider in Tay Ho, Hanoi, currently offering a range of specific professional services to the general public, corporate customers and charitable organisations in Hanoi. 

  • Our commitment to quality driven service has enabled us to work with some highly reputable partners in the area...

Self-Defense Training Gender Based Viole


As part of the "Change Makers" Student Club at five publicly funded universities in Hanoi and in collaboration with French NGO, Batik International STAR has delivered a program of self-defense training to students. The objective of the Change Makers Student Club is to educate and bring about change to attitudes towards gender-based violence in Vietnam.

Want to know more? Ready to give us a try?

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Book a free trial

Try us for free, without any obligation to buy!

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View our membership options and prices

Our prices are not a secret, we have a set service list and pricing options available for you to see before you come in for a free trial. 

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We train children and teens!

We are a family-friendly business, offering a range of training options either at our centre or with one of our partners for children from the age of 5 years old. 


Group Training Options

Martial Arts inspired fitness classes running daily, small groups, flexible schedule that you can book onto with the STAR app.  

Gym for hire!

Are you a freelance personal trainer or run regular group classes, looking for a convenient, flexible location in the heart of Tay Ho to train your clients or to run your classes?

Personal trainers can bring their clients to our facility for 100,000vnd per session (assumed 1-hour sessions), if you want the center to yourself then the price is 400,000vnd. Want to use us on a regular basis? Speak to Gemma to work out a monthly deal. 

Fees include the use of our equipment (you are welcome to bring your own kit too), electric, Wi-Fi, chilled drinking water, all in a safe, clean, and secure environment. 

Sorry, but we can not hire our space for any freelance Muay Thai / Kickboxing trainers!


Get In Touch

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We are located at:

STAR Kickboxing and Fitness,

77 Xuan Dieu

Quang An

Tay Ho


(Underneath the K-Market!)


Call Us:

Phu (English and Vietnamese) 

+84 966 533 586


Gemma (English)

+84 353 042 950


Contact us online

Chat with us now on the website (it will be Gemma or Phu that answers, not a bot!)

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Our Opening Times

Personal training sessions available:

Monday to Friday - 06:00 to 22:00

Weekends - 07:00 - 19:00

Open Mat / Private Gym Access 

Monday to Friday - 08:00 - 21:00

Weekends - 08:00 - 17:00

We are closed on all Vietnamese national holidays