9 Alternative Sports To Do in Jakarta

One of the key to stay health and stay happy in Jakarta is to always get moving and find new physical things to do. If you feel a little burned out with your normal jogging routes or the same gym routines, we recommend trying out some new activities offered around Jakarta. If you haven’t already, check out these cool things listed below that can help you get more excited about working out and to work some new muscle regions!

1. Archery


An ancient sport that has been around for hundreds of years, archery has recently started to gain popularity in Jakarta. It might seem simple, but archery is a lot more than just a simple aim, pull & release. It is known to be one of the fields of sport that requires the most focus, patience and stability. If you are interested to pick up a bow and arrow, Jakarta has its own archery club: Jakarta Private Archery, where both kids (ages 10 and up) and adults can learn and practice this ancient art.

Jakarta Private Archery
Senayan Archery Field (Lapangan Panahan Senayan) – Enter from Senayan Gate VII
Play & pay: Rp. 100,000/visit (2 hours)
Monthly: Rp. 350,000/month (4 visit)
Coach Danang +62856 877 1313
Phone: +6221 308 813 13

2. Rock Climbing

For a slightly more extreme sport, check out Jakarta Climber, a group of wall climber group that provide rock climbing classes for all ages in Plaza Festival, Kuningan. They also have a kids’ class on Sundays, from 9am to 11am. Fee: Rp. 100,000 per person/visit.

For more information, check out their Facebook, www.jakartaclimbers.com or call Panji at +62 813 1120 9767.

3. Hockey


Play some hockey with the ISCI Jakarta, a very socially inclined club that gathers to play field hockey in Jakarta, consists of a mixture of locals and expatriates. ‘Training’ and games are held at Gelora Bung Karno (Senayan) water-based artificial turf pitch every Wednesday night (from 8pm) and Saturday afternoon (from 4pm).  All are welcome, beginners included. There is no membership fee, just pay when you play at Rp. 100,000 per game (towards pitch rental).

For some ice hockey, you can head to the BX Rink (021- 2986-4888)  or the Taman Anggrek Sky Rink Skating School (021-5642888).

Click here for more info!

4. Master Boot Camp


One of a popular way in Jakarta to get toned up and to lose lots of body fat by doing 1 hour of outdoor circuit training, which targets strength building and muscular endurance. Master Boot Camp employs portable patented and Do-It-Yourself fitness equipment, and in the patented line, the stars are the state of the art TRX Suspension Trainer, TRX RIP Trainer and ViPR. Although the trainers are professionals, MBC is entirely independent to any gym or fitness organization. As such, you may avoid hassles of signing up contracts or committing to administration or monthly fees.

Training Location:
ABC Outdoor Basketball Court, Senayan
(enter from Senayan Gate across TVRI building)
Schedule: Saturday 6-7 AM
Cost: Rp. 100,000/session per participant
Mobile: +628561119481 , +628128077278
Email: [email protected]

5. Mixed Martial Arts


Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts such as Muay Thai, Jiu-jitsu and wrestling. In Indonesia, especially Jakarta, we have seen a few of professional MMA centers that not only provides professional trainer, but even champions from Brazil and Thailand.

Maximum MMA
Jl. Wolter Monginsidi, No. 83, South Jakarta
Phone: +6221-726 4570

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