Find a martial arts class in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Students agree: these Fort Lauderdale martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Powerful Karate Lessons

Powerful Karate Lessons

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ira S. says, "It was great new experience for my children. Both of them have been practicing karate for a few years in Ukraine with one of the best coach in the country. So, we were looking for good coach with high level demands. The lessons with Beatriz were exactly what we looked for. It was real karate. It was not just for fan. We are coming back to our country, but when we are in Miami we are definitely will practice karate with Beatriz." Read more
Kannon Fitness Pit

Kannon Fitness Pit

5.0(1)
4+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Justin A. says, " Awesome workout! So glad I signed up here." Read more
Guerrero Boxing

Guerrero Boxing

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Gabriel C. says, "Grade A experience booked for the whole week " Read more
Evolution Martial Arts

Evolution Martial Arts

New on Lessons
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Evolution Martial Arts has been in business for over 15 years! We have two locations to serve our customers, Sunrise and Parkland. Our staff is professional and knowledgeable. We offer a very nice and effective combination of martial arts, including Tae Kwon Do, Karate and Kungfu among other disciplines. Our Black Belt leadership program teaches young students valuable lessons that last a lifetime. We are dedicated to help you be the best you can be. Our classes are designed to blend fun and martial arts skills and knowledge seamlessly. Our students develop in a safe and respectful environment that pushes them to excel and understand their ...

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 Fort Lauderdale martial arts classes

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Jos F.
Very easy
Guerrero boxing
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