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Top 10 martial arts classes in Culver City, CA

Students agree: these Culver City martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Santa Monica Striking

Santa Monica Striking

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Culver City, CA
Santa Monica Striking, founded in 2019 and located in Santa Monica, California, is a dedicated martial arts and self-defense school. They offer comprehensive training in traditional Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, and grappling, tailored to all skill levels. The experienced coaches, with over 15 years in the field, have extensive training in Thailand and provide personalized attention to students. They also offer private lessons upon request. Santa Monica Striking is not just a martial arts school, but a community that fosters fitness and personal growth.
Coach Julian - Fight Science MMA

Coach Julian - Fight Science MMA

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Culver City, CA
Adriana V. says, "Coach Julian is a martial arts encyclopedia; he is well-versed in all forms of combat sports. He is very patient when teaching, and makes his class time fun, yet informative. I highly recommend taking a course with Julian." Read more
Conscious Defense | Women's Self-Defense

Conscious Defense | Women's Self-Defense

5.0(3)
8+ years in business
Serves Culver City, CA
CHRISTINE S. says, "Full of very valuable information on how to protect yourself in a life threatening situation. The opportunity to practice these self defense moves with Elliot was extremely important. I feel more confident in my ability to disable an aggressor and get to safety. I have been recommending this class to my female friends. " Read more
Authentic Martial Arts And Combat Fitness

Authentic Martial Arts And Combat Fitness

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Culver City, CA
The knowledge that I like to pass is used and proven to be effective in a competition setting along with a realistic self defense setting. Not only do you learn and get a great workout but I make sure to make it fun in the process. I enjoy being able to help people achieve their goals in martial arts or fitness weather it's to compete at any level or to simply stay in shape and everything in between.
2020 MMA & Fitness

2020 MMA & Fitness

5.0Exceptional(9)
Top Pro
5+ years in business
Serves Culver City, CA
Janet P. says, "Coach Akkim was able to give new comers proper posture and instruction while still giving more experienced people direction in the workout. It feels like a small community of people who just want to learn self defense and have a good time doing it." Read more
Spencer Steele Boxing

Spencer Steele Boxing

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Culver City, CA
I personalize the training to each individual student. Whether you want to learn the sport, get in shape, build confidence, or just pick up a new hobby, boxing is a great vehicle to many destinations. I enjoy watching students progress in fitness and technique, and get to the point where they can defend themselves and enjoy the art.

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 Culver City martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Culver City area.
Del
Working with Coach Rush has great experience for me. Always professional, and you can tell that he does research with his scientific approach to training.
Coach Julian - Fight Science MMA
Kimberly B.
This course was a game changer for me! 1 in 3 American women experience domestic violence, in their lifetimes. This is a shocking statistic! As a survivor of domestic abuse, I had gone to therapy to address the emotional scars, but it had never occurred to me to take a self-defense course and learn how to fight back. Elliott encouraged me to give it a try, and I'm so glad I did! It was empowering to discover that I am equipped to defend myself, effectively, in the face of an attack, without any special equipment, at my current weight and fitness level! The course required 4 hours of time and a modest fee. The results were priceless! Every woman in American needs this information!
Conscious Defense | Women's Self-Defense
Fran R.
I have trained with Coach Akkim and I cannot say enough good things about my experience. From the very first class, I knew that I had found a coach who was not only skilled and knowledgeable, but also incredibly passionate about teaching martial arts. In addition to being an excellent teacher. Coach Akkim is also a talented martial artist in their own right. He has a deep understanding of the techniques and principles of boxing and MMA, and he is always eager to share their knowledge and expertise with you. Overall, I would highly recommend 2020 MMA & Fighter to anyone who is interested in learning martial arts. Whether you are looking to get in shape, learn self-defense, or simply have fun while learning a new skill.
2020 MMA & Fitness
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