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Top 10 martial arts classes in Tampa, FL

Students agree: these Tampa martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Nikida-Kan Martial Arts Private Studio

Nikida-Kan Martial Arts Private Studio

5.0Exceptional(10)
Top Pro
15 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Wendi H. says, "The instructor is very knowledgeable and is a great teacher. " Read more
Multi-Cultural Martial Arts

Multi-Cultural Martial Arts

5.0(1)
19+ years in business
Serves Tampa, FL
Nate T. says, "I hit it off with Adam the first time we talked on the phone. I had a kung fu school at the time and after a two hour convo I had invited and he agreed to come teach. About a week later he came in and began engaging with my students in a relaxed relatable manner that made everyone feel comfortable right away. I can count on one finger how many times this has happened where I immediately trusted and invited a guest instructor. As he began to teach it was easy to see both his skill and genuine passion for the arts. He carries a wide array of knowledge from a wide variety of traditional martial arts. I fell in love with his practical "real to life" self defense applications, weapons training and conditioning and even incorporated the material into my own training. He teaches hands on, step by step- fine tuning your technique and answering questions openly as he goes. You will get value from every single lesson and leave feeling confident, strong, and wanting more! Training with an instructor of his caliber is priceless. Don't waste your time! Train with Adam if you want authentic martial arts and immediate results. -Nate " Read more
Modernbrucelee

Modernbrucelee

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Tampa, FL
I am very passionate about helping others and I genuinely want to help everyone reach their goals. Im also excellent at helping people with their problems whether that be mental or physical. I am very technical and patient with my coaching and believe myself to be one of the best coaches in the city. Connecting and growing together with everyone I meet
NJ GOLDEN GLOVES

NJ GOLDEN GLOVES

New on Lessons
Serves Tampa, FL
Without a foundation, nothing will ever stand.
Tampa Bay Krav Maga

Tampa Bay Krav Maga

5.0Exceptional(16)
Offers online services
Serves Tampa, FL
Dave R. says, "I moved to St. Pete last year from the UK with 4 years Krav Maga experience. I came from an amazing club in London so I was absolutely thrilled to find an amazing club here. Joe and the team have been super welcoming. Their knowledge and experience is top notch and the sessions are always high intensity! 100% recommend this club to anyone wanting to learn self defence and fighting skills while keeping super fit." 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 Tampa martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Tampa area.
Sunita C.
What I was most impressed with is that Sensei Nikida-Kan is not only an expert in his craft, but he is a genuinely skilled and passionate teacher. Just because someone has decades of experience and they are an expert in their field, doesn't always mean they have the ability to teach a student. He is not afraid to correct movement so that we can truly learn form and control, but he does it in a way that is tactful and encouraging. He is patient, yet firm, and he takes the time to tailor the lesson plan to his student, based on his observations and discussions. His experience is vast. He really has taught all around the world and not only brings a wide variety of martial arts skills to the table to learn, he also exposes you to the Asian languages they were born from. I found my time with him fun and challenging and can't wait for my next lesson!
Nikida-Kan Martial Arts Private Studio
Taylor
What started out as an effort to learn some quick self-defense techniques has turned into an essential part of my mental and physical well-being. The self-confidence boost, stress relief, and continuous learning have all been great a great addition to my weekly routine over the past 4 years. The TBKM community is extremely friendly and a great place to start as a beginner or at any skill level.
Tampa Bay Krav Maga
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