Find a martial arts class in Upland, CA

Find martial arts classes in Upland, CA

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Upland, CA

Students agree: these Upland martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
AC Concepts

AC Concepts

New on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Upland, CA
One-on-one instruction on self-defense and martial arts. Boxing, kick boxing, Kenpo, edged weapon defense, ground game, practical effective street self defense. all 1 on 1 training with top quality Internationally trained instructors. We build confidence in people and save lives. We also provide a full 1:1 personal sport performance training that features a State of the art facility and we train on the PROTEUS machine that the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL teams use to train on. We have Circuit Training and a variety of fitness equipment that will satisfy your fitness needs. Pair that with top quality personal attention and training , its a winning
1v1

1v1

5.0Exceptional(6)
4+ years in business
Serves Upland, 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
Shape Your Destiny, LLC

Shape Your Destiny, LLC

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Upland, CA
Tania T. says, "She is very knowledgeable in many areas. She is helping my son with corrective exercises to help with shin splints and many other areas of his body to perform better on the field. She is fun and truly cares." Read more
Slam Mma/boxing/kickboxing/physical Fitness

Slam Mma/boxing/kickboxing/physical Fitness

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Upland, CA
Result oriented training focused on results
Two Dragons Martial Arts

Two Dragons Martial Arts

New on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Upland, CA
Two Dragons Martial Arts, founded in 1995, is a prominent martial arts studio located in Altadena, CA. They specialize in a wide array of martial arts programs including Chinese kenpo, Northern Shaolin, and tai chi chuan. With over 30 years of experience, owner and principal instructor Shelene Hearring prioritizes ethical values, character development, and personal growth beyond physical training. The studio also offers wellness classes, women’s self-defense courses, personal training, and after-school programs. They provide a complimentary first class and offer discounts to armed services members.
Claremont Karate Kung Fu

Claremont Karate Kung Fu

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Upland, CA
As a martial artist with over 40 years experience I provide private and very small group lessons in Kyokumaru, ultimate circle, karate and Southern Chinese White Crane Kungfu. All of my instruction places its emphasis on real world defensibility.
UCS - University Of Combat Sports

UCS - University Of Combat Sports

New on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Upland, CA
Established in 2014, the University of Combat Sports (UCS), also proudly representing as Carlson Gracie Claremont, is based in Upland, California, serving the surrounding areas. UCS is an institution of excellence in Brazilian Jiujitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, MMA, Wrestling, and self-defense. Under the guidance of 2nd degree Brazilian Jiujitsu Black belt, Professor Jamar Ocampo, UCS has nurtured a family of dedicated students and instructors, promoting a safe and encouraging environment for learning and improvement.
Master Kang Taekwondo

Master Kang Taekwondo

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Upland, CA
Master Kang Taekwondo, founded in 2018, is a renowned martial arts school located in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and extends its services to the surrounding areas. The school places a strong emphasis on teaching essential values such as leadership, respect, perseverance, self-discipline, courtesy, and goal-setting, ensuring students acquire more than just physical skills.
Premier Martial Arts Academy

Premier Martial Arts Academy

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Upland, CA
Premier Martial Arts Academy, founded in 2017, is committed to delivering a fun-filled family experience through martial arts in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and its surrounding areas. They offer a range of programs for kids and adults, including Self-Defense, Anti-Bullying, Leadership, and Fit/Exercise, all guided by their qualified and energetic instructors. Their goal is to develop powerful attributes in all aspects of life by providing a positive martial arts environment.
Topils Boxing Lessons

Topils Boxing Lessons

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Upland, CA
I like teaching the new. The scared but courageous enough to try. The shy. I like seeing a caterpillar transform into a butterfly Absolutely everything. I like seeing people become strong

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 Upland martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Upland 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
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