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Top 10 martial arts classes in Lakewood, CO

Students agree: these Lakewood martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Mason Michael

Mason Michael

New on Lessons
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CO
Hi! Mason is the name, fitness is the game! 22 years of training and being trained by other great coaches. I played many different sports growing up, which sparked my interest in strength and conditioning. I have many forms of fitness I can share and help guide you to become a stronger and more confident you! I care deeply about the wellbeing of our human race, if I can help pass along knowledge to mentally and physically free ourselves from life’s day to day activities, I’m happy to be here and happy to help!
Cortez Performance And Fitness

Cortez Performance And Fitness

New on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CO
My name is Nate Cortez I started Cortez Performance and Fitness in 2021 I’ve been into fitness since I was 12 and martial arts since I was 18. I’ve competed in multiple disciplines and have a ton of knowledge on performance and the human body and nutrition. My goal is to ensure clients reach their goals and are seeing results and holding them accountable every step of the way. I also offer boxing, kick boxing, lessons.
Dr. Jaffri Self Defense

Dr. Jaffri Self Defense

4.9Exceptional(8)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Lakewood, CO
Meredith A. says, "I had a great experience working with Dr. Jaffri. Learning self-defense means putting yourself in uncomfortable situations, and Dr. Jaffri patiently teaches you how to handle those situations. He goes at your pace but also pushes you to learn new skills. I am much more aware of my surroundings now and feel confident about my ability to defend myself if the need arises. I think every woman should learn some basic self-defense, and Dr. Jaffri is a great teacher. He is also very flexible about scheduling and made it easy for me to fit lessons into busy weeks. Highly recommend. " Read more
Brayden

Brayden

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CO
Hello! My name is Brayden and I am a lifelong Martial Artist. I had my first class when I was 7 years old and have never turned back. With 16+ years of experience I have a wide range of experience and skills. I am multiple time national and international champion in kickboxing and Taekwondo. I have been in 4 world championship competitions, which included coaching and competing at the highest level for team USA. I also have less extensive experience in Jujitsu, Judo, Boxing, knife combat, and gun combat. With that being said, striking and self defense are my specialties. My ideal students will be one of two types of people. The first
Mojo Kenpo, LLC

Mojo Kenpo, LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Lakewood, CO
Michael N. says, "Mr. Lucas is an excellent instructor. He understands the art of Kenpo and is able to communicate that understanding to his students. Mr. Lucas identifies areas of improvement that I sense need work, but I'm not sure how to make it happen." 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 Lakewood martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Lakewood area.
Sam D.
Ali is such a genuine person. He does this because he actually cares. I love his teaching method. He builds on what you’ve already learned to really increase that muscle memory. Somethings are repetitive, because they need to be, but never boring. He’s no drill sergeant, but he will make you work. He instills very serious knowledge in a fun way. He’s super professional and I’ve never felt uncomfortable (which is very important when you’re working through these scenarios). I’m so grateful to be taking these classes. I’ve noticed a huge boost in my confidence just knowing that I’m equipped to handle any situation. I 1000% recommend taking Self Defense classes with Dr. Ali Jaffri!
Dr. Jaffri Self Defense
Michael A.
Mr. Lucas is a very patient martial arts instructor. I am a disabled veteran and that directly affects my capacity, mood and balance. Mr. Lucas has been exceptionally patient with me ensuring that I absorb each principle and technique.
Mojo Kenpo, LLC
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