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Top 10 martial arts classes in Plainfield, IL

Students agree: these Plainfield martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts

Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts

5.0Exceptional(8)
1 hire on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, IL
Amy M. says, "Eric is an amazing teacher. Patient, funny, and kind. I love that he adapts moves to work for MY body (I'm a little teapot, short and stout), and also that he fosters an atmosphere of respect and inclusion. He uses bits and pieces from many traditions to create a toolkit for each person that is both fun to learn and practical to use. I've taken lessons with him for years and brought my teen-aged niece and young daughter to learn self-defense as well. I can't recommend Kicking Dragon's Circle enough!" Read more
Mitchell Nix

Mitchell Nix

5.0(2)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, 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 Plainfield, 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.
Grandmaster Pao Wang

Grandmaster Pao Wang

5.0(1)
Serves Plainfield, 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
Sundo Martial Arts

Sundo Martial Arts

New on Lessons
Serves Plainfield, IL
Sundo Martial Arts, formerly known as Cho's Martial Arts, is a premier martial arts school located in Aurora, Illinois, serving the surrounding areas. Established in 2003, they specialize in teaching Taekwondo. They are committed to providing quality martial arts instruction to each and every student.
Panda Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Panda Kung Fu & Tai Chi

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, IL
Naperville Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy, founded in 2019, is situated in the heart of Naperville, Illinois and its surrounding areas. The academy offers Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi Quan, Qi Gong form, and boxing classes for both kids and adults. Led by Coach Qi, a graduate from Beijing Sport University with numerous national and international medals, the academy has made a significant impact in the city of Chicago and now invites you to join their esteemed ranks.
Pica Pau Jiu Jitsu And Grappling

Pica Pau Jiu Jitsu And Grappling

New on Lessons
Serves Plainfield, IL
Pica Pau Jiu Jitsu and Grappling, located in Aurora, Illinois, is a unique and inclusive martial arts gym. They offer a diverse range of classes for kids and adults, including Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, striking, and wrestling. With programs designed for beginners, young people, competitors, and women-only groups, they welcome everyone including the LGBTQ+ community. Their experienced instructors compete at the highest levels, ensuring they bring a wealth of knowledge to their teaching. Pica Pau Jiu Jitsu is a women-owned business committed to helping you get in shape, gain confidence, and make friends.
Baekwoon Martial Arts

Baekwoon Martial Arts

New on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, IL
Established in 2011, Baekwoon Martial Arts Academy, situated in Naperville, Illinois, and its surrounding areas, is a premier martial arts school. The academy specializes in the holistic development of its students, from children to adults, through martial arts training. Their unique program focuses on instilling discipline, focus, and leadership skills, offering an effective way to lose weight, relieve stress, and increase confidence. Under the leadership of Sensei Jeremy Talbott, Baekwoon Martial Arts Academy prides itself on individualized attention to each student, helping them achieve their goals while fostering a sense of community and
316 Boxing

316 Boxing

New on Lessons
Serves Plainfield, 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...
Personal Progress

Personal Progress

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Plainfield, 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

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 Plainfield martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Plainfield area.
Sebastian G.
Eric Miller, the head of Kicking Dragon's Circle Martial arts, is a fantastic teacher. I've been training for 30 years and competing in boxing and grappling for 10 years. I reached an impasse while sparring and competing so I reached out to Eric to ask for help. His ability to assess a person's strengths and weaknesses and build off of then is invaluable. I pretty much just go to him now when my coaches don't have any answers. I even signed up at an mma school with a weekly open gym just so I could invite Eric since his school is too far from me. During our first session Eric helped us learn more than we had in the last four weeks. He kind of reminds me of Dean Thomas in the sense that he seems to have an answer for everything except Eric's knowledge goes way beyond just grappling. I can't recommend this school enough!
Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts
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
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
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