Find a martial arts class in Covington, KY

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Covington, KY

Students agree: these Covington martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Red Tiger Martial Arts

Red Tiger Martial Arts

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Zayne S. says, "It’s a very fun and engaging environment. The art is full of vibrant culture and science. All instructors are very welcoming and encourage students to do their best at all times. " Read more
J.Ellis. Sr Martial Arts

J.Ellis. Sr Martial Arts

New on Lessons
Serves Covington, KY
Self defense, martial arts , certified physical trainer, nutrition specialist, cardio kickboxing I have studied Jinen-Do under Grandmaster Stroud for over ten years. Certified by ISSA.
Cincy Movement

Cincy Movement

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Derick T. says, "I started out fresh and he helped me massively with improvement! He definitely will get you better through his experience and knowledge. Great at instruction as well!" Read more
CIncy Women's Fight Club

CIncy Women's Fight Club

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Jillian M. says, "I haven’t actually met her yet because I just signed up; however, it’s crystal clear she and her affiliates are concerned with their mission to protect women. This is a heartfelt mission, and one that is very relative to my experience. It feels so different to have someone want to build you up and give you the tools and skills to protect yourself, instead of breaking you down! " Read more
Academy Of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Academy Of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

5.0Exceptional(24)
1 hire on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Chris H. says, " This school is awesome! Great for building character, confidence, focus, and physical fitness. Some of the best are in this school and after training with them for several years i had a new attituce on life. Belief that i can do anything. I have the Academy of Kung Fu and Tai Chi to thank for this as well as kung fu in general. Plus their style of kung fu is very well rounded for those looking for a solid style of martial arts." Read more
Mr. Charles Hammond

Mr. Charles Hammond

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Covington, KY
Coach extraordinaire enjoys building. Champions Seeing positive results !

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 Covington martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Covington area.
Ione S.
I think the Academy of Kung Fu and Tai Chi is a great place to learn chinese martial arts. I feel like this studio is not like any other. It has charater and what they teach there serves a good purpose and is'nt a waist of anybodies time. And that purpose is to help people become a beter individual mentaly and physically
Academy of Kung Fu & Tai Chi
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