Find a martial arts class in Tempe, AZ

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Tempe, AZ

Students agree: these Tempe martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Lift -N-Box

The Lift -N-Box

3 hires on Lessons
Serves Tempe, AZ
Paula G. says, "Erik is a great, motivating coach. My husband and I really enjoy working with him." Read more
Take Control Self Defense

Take Control Self Defense

5 hires on Lessons
Serves Tempe, AZ
Bihter P. says, "He is amazing ! Very patient, knowledgeable and has such a good vibe " Read more
Worl Martial Arts Academy

Worl Martial Arts Academy

37+ years in business
Serves Tempe, AZ
Wendy T. says, "Dan is a very patient and great teacher as I am absolutely new to Thai Chi. He explains every move and helps go very slow so that we can learn each specific move. " Read more
Musubi Martial Arts

Musubi Martial Arts

6 hires on Lessons
Serves Tempe, AZ
Jennifer C. says, "Competent practitioner and teacher, and flexible schedule." Read more
Angel One Training Group,  LLC

Angel One Training Group, LLC

1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Tempe, AZ
Ed says, "Ability to connect with individuals of all experience levels. Breakdown fundamentals in clear and understandable instructions. Safety is always a priority and instructor is top tier talent." Read more

Your Martial Arts Classes questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

What is mixed martial arts (MMA)?

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat spot that incorporates striking, footwork, and grappling techniques from boxing, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai. Many MMA fighters also blend techniques from judo, karate, kung fu, kickboxing, and other martial arts.

Mixed martial arts competitions take place in an octagon-shaped ring, sometimes called a "cage", with fighters competing against others in their weight class. Fighters are free to punch, kick, knee, elbow, slam, and grapple their opponents. However, for safety purposes, biting, eye gouging, head butting, and certain other moves are against the rules.

How much do mixed martial arts classes cost?

Mixed martial arts classes cost $100 to $180+ per month on average, depending on the class age range, number of classes per week, combination of martial arts taught, and the coach's expertise and reputation. MMA gyms are typically more expensive if they have well-known coaches who are UFC champions on staff, with some membership fees reaching $300 per month.

Many MMA gyms offer a 1-day drop-in option for $10 to $20 to give you the chance to attend a class and see if the gym is right for you.

Is mixed martial arts good for self-defense?

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is ideal for self-defense training because you'll learn a combination of skills and techniques to help you escape dangerous confrontations without injury. MMA's "no holds barred" style is often considered the closest to real-life fighting when compared to other martial arts.

However, MMA does not teach you techniques like knife defense or how to disarm an opponent with a weapon. MMA training is also geared toward dealing with only one attacker at a time.

What does mixed martial arts training help with?

Mixed martial arts (MMA) training incorporates strikes—including punches, knees, and elbows—short and long-range kicks, groundwork, and grappling. You'll also practice controlled and supervised sparring. This training provides a wide range of benefits:

  • Build your confidence
  • Improve your discipline
  • Get fit and increase your endurance
  • Improve your strength, balance, and flexibility
  • Reduce stress and improve your concentration

Where can I learn mixed martial arts near me?

Follow these tips to find the best mixed martial arts gym near you:

  • Research the instructors' competition record and reputation.
  • Read gym and instructor reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Confirm the gym offers classes for your experience level.
  • Visit the gym in person to confirm it is clean and well-maintained and the staff is professional.
  • Take advantage of their free one-day pass to take a class and ensure the gym is a good fit for you.
  • Get a copy of the membership contract in writing before making any payments.

What questions should I ask mixed martial arts gyms?

Before deciding on an MMA gym, be sure to ask these questions:

  • Is the gym beginner friendly?
  • What kind of membership contracts do you offer?
  • Do you offer a free trial class or one-day pass?
  • What is your class schedule?
  • How many students do you have?
  • How many students are in a typical class?
  • What is the instructor's competition record?
  • What kind of uniform or clothing is required?
  • Do your students and instructors compete regularly?
  • How often do you clean your mats?

Reviews for Tempe martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Tempe area.
Nate S.
Hands down the best trainer I've had. Erik does a great job of building you up and pushing you to hit that next gear. He won't have you do anything that you can't do and will go just as hard right next to you while you work out. I saw results in my overall performance and abilities within the first couple of sessions along with significant loss over the past two months. I'd recommend him to anyone. And the music is awesome!
The Lift -N-Box
Robert W.
Sensei Lee Koechig is the owner of Musubi Martial Arts and is a very experienced Martial Arts Instructor with more than thirty years experience in Aikido. He uses and practices his art on a daily basis as a professional bouncer and security guard and is able to share his real life experience of what does and what does not work. I am Sensei Lee’s senior Aikido student with five to six years experience of his instruction. Sensei Lee is also proficient in Judo and Jiu Jitsu and incorporates aspects of these Martial Arts into his Aikido training.
Musubi Martial Arts
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