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Top 10 martial arts classes in Pasadena, CA

Students agree: these Pasadena martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
A*International Security Affiliates

A*International Security Affiliates

5.0(1)
21+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Laura A. says, "Instructors are always willing to listen to students and are very patient" Read more
Strong Style Boxing

Strong Style Boxing

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Boxing-self-defense-MMA-bodybuilding Been doing combat sports since I was 8 years old. I coach pro boxers,Bare knuckle boxers,mma fighters and amateurs. Call or text 323 972 8843
Amirboxing

Amirboxing

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Walter L. says, "Admir is helping me get fitt and I never knew I could do a very high muay Tai kick I feel I will advance my game and get the self defense and most importantly my health" Read more
Self Defense Concepts

Self Defense Concepts

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
When the light comes on in the student and they get it. What you teach them.
Expectelite

Expectelite

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Ralph P. says, "Great personal trainers will help you learn to believe in yourself and help you uncover your strength and motivation. Daniel is that kind of trainer. He is patient, reassuring, and a pleasure to work with. - Ralph P" Read more
1v1

1v1

5.0Exceptional(6)
4+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Aaron S. says, "My first training was cool, we went over some wrestling offense and defense moves, then did some live sparring and he taught me a lot of technical moves that seem like will work in real life. My second session went over conditioning and more boxing practice. So far I like what he’s teaching me, he’s a cool guy and pushes me to keep going even though I’m tired. Overall a good coach. Thanks Frank! " Read more
Borboa Boxing Club

Borboa Boxing Club

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Giselle A. says, "Loved training with him, very friendly, teaches you all the basics of boxing in just one lesson!" Read more
Alen Alenkin

Alen Alenkin

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, CA
Striking and Self Defense Applications from the street to the cage, I have decades of experience and am a USA boxing certified coach with USA Safesport background check and certifications up to date. Offering the following Women's Self-Defense Courses: Specialized instruction designed to address the unique self-defense needs and challenges faced by women. Reality-Based Training: Hands-on approach helps individuals build confidence and muscle memory in a controlled environment. Personal Safety Seminars: Educational sessions that cover a broad spectrum of personal safety topics, including situational awareness, home security, and tra

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 Pasadena martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Pasadena area.
Alexander
Francisco is very professional, his background in wrestling and his knowledge with boxing combined creates a very effective martial combat. He will work with you on your form and makes sure you do them the right way. Always great sparing session! Would highly recommend!
1v1
Jonathan T.
My experience with Oscar was amazing, I learned a lot more than I expected in a one hour session. He definitely pushed me past my limits, especially with my conditioning, since it’s been a while since I’ve trained. Overall had a blast training with Oscar.
Borboa Boxing Club
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