Find a martial arts class in Aliso Viejo, CA

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Aliso Viejo, CA

Students agree: these Aliso Viejo martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
DUB Fitness

DUB Fitness

5.0Exceptional(15)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
Jenette C. says, "My 10 year old son loves training with Chris. He is a great boxing instructor and amazing with kids. I would recommend him to anyone looking for training. " Read more
Patrick- Fitness & Martial Arts

Patrick- Fitness & Martial Arts

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
Erica A. says, "Patrick is a beast of a trainer and fun to be around. He built out an 8-week kickstart program that helped me get into the swing of working out, which was key given my former sedentary life. He was confident in me (even though I wasn't, haha) and had a plan for me on day one. The great thing about him is that he takes the time to explain things and puts you at ease right away. And he's really funny. I feel more confident, healthier and happier in general since training with Patrick. As a HUGE bonus, Patrick also taught me practical self-defense. As a woman in LA, I am really grateful to feel safer walking my dog at night. I know I'm not going to take down a big dude if there's a confrontation, but I feel like I can definitely buy myself time to get away. He taught me some pretty genius maneuvers. I would recommend him to anyone, so much so that I made my sister also take self defense with him. Oh, and he taught me how to punch!" Read more
Gabasilva

Gabasilva

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
Hello, I am focused on teaching people who seek long-term quality of life and strive to create or maintain healthy habits, such as exercising effectively and eating well. I offer personalized and adaptable training programs for individuals of all ages and genders. With extensive experience in martial arts, particularly judo, where I represented the Brazilian national team and hold a black belt for 13 years, I transitioned from a professional athlete to a personal trainer. I pursued a 4-year degree in physical education followed by a 2-year post-graduate program specializing in functional training and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Since 2016
Ancient Arts Martial Arts

Ancient Arts Martial Arts

5.0(4)
17+ years in business
Serves Aliso Viejo, CA
Courtney B. says, "If you’re looking for the real deal, you’ve found it. It can be hard to determine who to entrust your practice to with so many options for teachers and styles out there right now in martial arts. Master Dunchok stays very true to the art, tradition, and lineage of Kuk Sool Kwan, which encompasses everything (and then some) of any other fighting style out there. I highly recommend him and his studio. Suitable for all levels, from novice to expert." 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 Aliso Viejo martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Aliso Viejo area.
Lindsay F.
I went to Chris to work on boxing. He is very experienced with it, any issues I had with my form he was able to point out and correct. He is very encouraging and fun to work with !
DUB Fitness
Isaac H.
Patrick is an extremely knowledgeable and well rounded instructor. Whether it’s Grappling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Thai style striking or a mix of all three that you’re after, he’s definitely got you covered. In addition, another key component that separates him from so many other instructors, is his ability to teach you techniques that can and will work, not only on the mat, but in a real world “street” scenario as well. He’s great at explaining things in a way that makes it easy for me to grasp. Also, he has a sharp eye and is able to pick up on and iron out weaknesses that I may have. Patrick is a professional, and whenever I have a training session with him, where we may be working on more advanced techniques, I can be confident that I will come out of that session injury free. I would absolutely recommend Patrick to anyone from beginner to advanced levels.
Patrick- fitness & martial arts
Jonas L.
This is truly a life enhancing experience. I walked in as a curious 29 year old not knowing much about martial arts, and not the most confident about my abilities to protect myself and family from extreme circumstances. Regardless of if a threat was ever going to happen; I felt that I needed to be ready for it. Master Mike has been key to my learning and development. His ability to teach and transfer his knowledge surpasses many of the coaches I have had during my professional basketball career. My only regret is that I didn’t join earlier in my life. I walk in dark alleys confident that I’m ready for anything. When people walk behind me, I’m prepared for anything. And this allows me to be calmer and more grounded. No wild thoughts enter my head. No impractical worries take space in the sanctuary of my mind. I’m in the warmth and solace of my abilities and find calmness and confidence because of all my lessons in martial arts. I recommend this to any and everyone.
Ancient Arts Martial Arts
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