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Top 10 martial arts classes in Simi Valley, CA

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Self Defense Limalama Nokaoi

Self Defense Limalama Nokaoi

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Instructing youngsters and adults in martial arts for over thirty years has been a great passion as a teacher in the arts. I work with the individual student in their goals and how they see themselves at the end of the lessons. How empowered they will be and the self confidence has grown in their personal life. I have instructed in kickboxing, self defense, martial arts, weapons and Tai Chi and have enjoyed all the arts. Teaching in the Army was my first time as an instructor in the U.S. and Thailand, I have instructed also at YMCA and LA Parks and Recreation and trained Professional Karate fighters for Limalama our martial arts system. In th...
Train Goat Gainz

Train Goat Gainz

5.0Exceptional(27)
Top Pro
6 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Jeni B. says, "Was looking for some extra basketball training for my two sons, ages 14 and 11. My older son has played several years with his school, so was a bit more for refining his skills. My younger son hasn't played before, so is really starting from scratch. Jerome has helped both of their skills as well as their confidence. He was able to work both of them equally well in the same session, despite their difference in ability. Have really enjoyed working with him. Highly recommend!" Read more
Omega Coaching

Omega Coaching

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Simi Valley, CA
I am spirit who's calling is to provide direction and value for those who seek to develop their mind and body. I specialize in personal training, meditation, journaling, breathwork, martial arts, and yoga. The development of your physical body requires mental/emotional changes, thus, it's fundamental to facilitate the simultaneous growth of both. What we'd do is identify where you are and where you'd like to go while maintaining a balance of self-acceptance and self-improvement—unlike the toxicity of the modern self-help movement which is primarily concerned with self-improvement. The end-goal of our work together is to give you the tools nec
Boxing For Fitness

Boxing For Fitness

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Sybille T. says, "Coach Oscar is a fantastic personal trainer. His custom approach, attention to detail, and motivational style makes him a great choice for anyone interested in living a healthier lifestyle. In addition to fitness, Oscar is an expert in nutrition; helping me take the steps to build healthy habits for the long-term. I have been working with Oscar for several months now and highly recommend his services." Read more
Elite Boxing & Fitness

Elite Boxing & Fitness

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Elite Boxing and Fitness is about high performance training and leanring the art of Western Boxing combined with elite fitness to make each individual become the very best and believe in their true potential. My passion has always been Boxing coaching. I love to guide and coach people to become the best version of themselves.
Soodmand Academy

Soodmand Academy

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Founded in 2019 Martial arts Archery Fitness Spiritual energy healing The name of style is Hapkido
Personal Training

Personal Training

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Hello, My name is Nate and i'm a private trainer out of Zoo Culture Studios in Woodland Hills, CA. I'm NASM certified as a personal trainer and nutrition coach. I have an extensive background in sports, weight training, boxing, and martial arts. I specialize in weight loss, muscle growth, and sport performance. I utilize weight lifting, HIIT, and athletic conditioning to ensure clients reach their goals. I also offer boxing lessons, as it is both a great skill to learn and an effective style of exercise to include in your routine.
Alva Self Defense

Alva Self Defense

5.0(3)
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Vicky S. says, "Victor set up an incredible program for our son to keep him interested and motivated. The pace is challenging and changing to adapt to better evolving footwork. Our son can not wait for his lessons with Victor and always comes out excited and accomplished!!!!" Read more
Kravgirl Tactics

Kravgirl Tactics

5.0Exceptional(5)
29+ years in business
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Jennifer T. says, "I have taken a few classes with Kravgirl, (Jennifer). She is passionate about Self Defense skills for women of which was deeply expressed in by her to our group in my first session. I feel comfortable with how she facilitates her techniques, as they are done in a way that is interactive and real life, but safe for the learning group. I have been able to retain in my memory particular skills learned and have even implemented a new awareness by her in a recent situation. Not only does she offer life saving techniques, but also the mental and emotional awareness to be in when using self defense. She has a fierce determination and many creative ideas in promoting her work for women. I highly recommend any woman who wants to feel more confident, more empowered, and to learn life saving skills to work with Jen. She lives and breathes this work and I look forward to doing more classes with her in the future." Read more
Kid Gloves/Team Lagarto Muay-Thai Boxing

Kid Gloves/Team Lagarto Muay-Thai Boxing

5.0(3)
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Simi Valley, CA
Vic M. says, "I been with Kid glove for over 20 yrs it’s a great place to work, friendly staff " 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 Simi Valley martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Simi Valley area.
Melissa D.
1 highly and enthusiastically recommend Train Goat Gainz for your athletic needs! Coach Jerome has been working with my 10 year old son for basketball training and I just asked about batting coaching for my 6 year old son since we've had such a great experience. My son has grown tremendously in his basketball skills and would not be scoring the points he is without Coach Jerome. He also just genuinely enjoys training with him because he is a wonderful coach and person. On my end, I have had a great experience with communication, scheduling, and just positive interactions in general. Once again, I highly recommend!!
Train Goat Gainz
Rommel H.
Victor trains my 9 and 6 year old boys every week. He comes to the house and puts them through one an one exercises and drills that prepare them for anything that may come their way. Victor is an amazing instructor who connects with the boys and the same time getting them to listen and exert 100% energy! Victor has an impressive background and is a consummate professional!
Alva Self Defense
Anne M.
She was very knowledgeable and skilled. Patient and perceptive. I learned a lot of things I didn’t know before training with other martial artists.
Kravgirl Tactics
Vic M.
Best gym in Simi Valley
Kid Gloves/Team Lagarto Muay-Thai Boxing
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