Find a martial arts class in Lawrence, IN

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Lawrence, IN

Students agree: these Lawrence martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
4L Sports  And Fitness Development

4L Sports And Fitness Development

Offers online services
12 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Lawrence, IN
Stacy W. says, "Well, I having been practicing much with Mr. Whiteley just started but I'm sure I'll get more practice in lot more and when I'm at home I work on some of the move that Mr. Whiteley taught me it's coming along." Read more
Circle City Kicks

Circle City Kicks

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Lawrence, IN
New students are always welcome. Classes available up to three times per week. Self defense and Karate class for adults and children. Most of our youth students compete locally and nationally. Our school is a member of the TKA, Tournament Karate Association.
Spearman's Boxing

Spearman's Boxing

1 hire on Lessons
Serves Lawrence, IN
Tiana R. says, "He really motivated me to workout when felt like giving up. The hours are flexible for my schedule. He is not trying to break my pocket." Read more
Danny's Boxing Workouts

Danny's Boxing Workouts

6 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Lawrence, IN
Katelynn T. says, "Danny is absolutely wonderful. I have been training with him since January. I started my boxing lessons without any previous knowledge and I have learned so much! If you are interested in boxing or simply just want to try something new check him out." Read more
Jonathan Shubert

Jonathan Shubert

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
Serves Lawrence, IN
My name is Jonathan Shubert. I am a coach at American top team and have been in martial arts and combat sports for over 30 years. I have a degree in the health sciences from Purdue University. I take a practical scientic approach to training and individualize plans for my students needs for the best results possible.
Hill Academy Of Martial Arts

Hill Academy Of Martial Arts

New on Lessons
Serves Lawrence, IN
Hill Academy of Martial Arts is dedicated to changing the world one martial artist at a time. We teach martial arts skills to individuals & families, while also helping to build self-confidence and promoting a healthy lifestyle mentally and physically. Our instructors have over 30 years of experience. We specialized in teaching everyone ages 5 & up. No matter what your situation may be, our instructors can help you meet your self-defense & fitness goals. Whether you are looking for a traditional class setting or individual and group private lessons, we are able to meet your needs.

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 Lawrence martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Lawrence area.
Mosun O.
Hired Mr. Whiteley to assist in establishing a workout routine and loose weight. I lost 10lbs in 2 weeks and my blood pressure went back to normal. He is patient and prompt. He is also very knowledgeable about various fitness and wellness activities.
4L Sports and fitness development
Marley M.
He’s very nice and understanding for new people. His price is very fair and makes you feel comfortable whether you’re new or experienced. 👍🏾
Danny's Boxing Workouts
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