Find a martial arts class in Bolingbrook, IL

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Bolingbrook, IL

Students agree: these Bolingbrook martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Mitchell Nix

Mitchell Nix

5.0(2)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Rodney M. says, "Mitchell is great to work with. He really takes the time to learn what your goals are and individulizes what you need. He was very knowledgeable and explained stuff in a way that I could understand. His delivery of feedback was done professionally, and in the moment when it mattered most. Highly reccomended if you're just starting or trying to hone in on a particular area." Read more
The Family Jiu Jitsu Academy

The Family Jiu Jitsu Academy

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Safety first... for real : ) I help people get in shape and learn how to protect themselves and their loved ones without and crazy or dangerous stuff. This is a truly effective but gentle art.
Bruce Piazza

Bruce Piazza

New on Lessons
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Twenty years plus I have trained baseball and softball athletes. Mostly between 12 and 16 u levels. Specializing in training and developing hitting skills. There is a lot of moving parts in developing an average hitter into a good hitter, good hitting into a elite hitter. The athlete must understand the core basics of hitting. SET, LOAD, SWING MECHANICS, BALANCE AND FINISH. Then the secret becomes communicating with the athlete on how to apply the basic mechanics to his or her approach to hitting. This is were the difference comes in. Though practice, repetition and good old hard work and athlete can improve their skills which will result in
Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts

Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts

New on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
We teach Self-Defense in private instruction or we bring group training to your place of business. We can do 2 hour or 4 hour formatted classes for groups, ranging from general advice to hands-on participation. We can address specific topics as requested, from street defense to carjacking defense to advanced threats such as active shooters.
Grandmaster Pao Wang

Grandmaster Pao Wang

5.0(1)
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Pao W. says, "I have over 43 years of training experience. I teach Gung Fu, Hsing I Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, Tai Chi Chuan, Dim Mak, Traditional Martial Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. And monthly training tours to China." Read more
Personal Progress

Personal Progress

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Ian G. says, "Improves my technique and always gets me into better shape for the season. It is also a great way for me to get an intense workout without losing much time in my schedule. " Read more
316 Boxing

316 Boxing

New on Lessons
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Professional boxer with 20 years of experience with a record of 31-0 and 30 ko's. "Heru" is an amazing boxer, so amazing that the TV director from the "FOX" Hit TV Show "EMPIRE" ask him to feature in the first TV commercial to promote the TV show. In episode-1 he plays himself "Heru" the boxer. The TV star Terrance Howard is sitting on the stairs talking to his friend and all of a sudden "Heru" walks by and for a quick second Terrance Howard is distracted by the boxing star, but then goes back to talking to his friend. boxing style is an art form, it is a combination of speed, power, footwork, and meditation mixed with self expression. "Box...
Amalgam Martial Academy

Amalgam Martial Academy

New on Lessons
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
In 2015 we were faced with a choice: combine the expertise and talent of several experienced martial arts instructors to take a risk and open the best independent martial arts school we could on our own terms, or simply let experience, expertise, and opportunity slip away... And here we are today, Amalgam Martial Academy! We help you achieve your health and safety goals through expert education experience in traditional martial arts without the hidden fees and questionable business practices some schools still use to this day. We love to see all our students enjoy those breakthrough "aha" moments and reach new levels of health and achievement...
Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness Experience

Ultimate Martial Arts & Fitness Experience

New on Lessons
Offers online services
6+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
The type of intense training I offer is one of a kind. Being a Martial Artist and Professional Kick Boxer, I understand the training process and will help clients produce favorable results. I've been in Martial Arts since I was 4 years old training with my father who is a renown fighter and practioner of Karate, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and several other systems in this field. I enjoy helping others achieve their goals and therefore receive gratitude when students achieve their goals in fitness. I truly enjoy helping others attain the ultimate results through several training modules and look forward to seeing both men and women gain their intended...
Lessons By Castillo

Lessons By Castillo

5.0(2)
5+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
James E. says, "You get a good work out. And he knows his strikes and submissions." 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 Bolingbrook martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Bolingbrook area.
Joseph M.
He's a great sensei, who helped craft me into the threat I've remained to be ever since I've worked with him.
Mitchell Nix
Becca A.
Coach Joshua has been outstanding with our family! Started with general fitness for my husband and I but ended up teaching our son boxing aswell. It's been such encouraging experience and coach has really surpassed expectations.
Personal Progress
Daniel C.
David is a very knowledgeable, understanding and patient instructor. He knows his craft very well and his lessons definitely reflect this. His positive attitude, willingness to help, and kind demeanor make for a very comfortable, friendly and fun atmosphere (hard to find in the mma community). His feedback is always constructive and there’s no judgment or negativity associated with it. He’s happy to help in anyway and answer any questions you may have. His classes are always fun and a good mix of fundamentals and conditioning, but also incorporates more advanced techniques and sparring for those comfortable with it and wanting to dive a bit more in-depth to real training in a safe and controlled environment. All around a great experience and I loved every class is a able to attend. If it wasn’t for me moving for work, I would’ve definitely kept training with David. I highly recommend his classes to any one of any age or skill level, definitely one of the best instructors out there!
Lessons by Castillo
Michael W.
The instruction is great, and the instructor cares about his craft and his students.
Axé Academy
Shanna H.
Pure Muay Thai is a welcoming, motivating, training family. It’s more than a gym. It’s more than a class. Greg takes the time to teach you about the sport. He doesn’t just train you so you “get a good workout in” (but you’re sore in places you didn’t know could be sore) he ensures that you appreciate Muay Thai for the sport and the craft that it is. I have been an athlete my entire life. I’ve competed nationally in gymnastics (went to the junior Olympics), dance (on a professional dance company and dance team), soccer, cheerleading... so I gravitate towards training to learn and better myself physically though a sport. I can’t just go to the gym and lift or run. I need to challenge myself physically and mentally- See the progress in developing as an athlete in a sport. Greg has accomplished that at Pure. We train together. We learn together. He knows how we need to learn individually and as a team. I’m in love with the sport of muay Thai boxing and it’s because of the culture created at Pure.
Pure Muay Thai and Fitness Club
Chastity
I like how he pushes you not to be a quitter and very knowledgeable about training.
Travel Training
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