Find a martial arts class in Whittier, CA

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Whittier, CA

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A*International Security Affiliates

A*International Security Affiliates

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

AC Concepts

New on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Whittier, 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
Strong Style Boxing

Strong Style Boxing

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Whittier, 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
SoCalSerrada

SoCalSerrada

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Whittier, CA
I teach out of my garage.

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?

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