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Top 10 martial arts classes in Baltimore, MD

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U.S. Combative TaeKwonDo

U.S. Combative TaeKwonDo

New on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
It is my on style fixed to each person them selves. Easy to learn, build confidence, health, and to achieve goals. I am a 5 time inductee of Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Teaching
Kenwood Karate

Kenwood Karate

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
Joshua S. says, "Sensei Steve is a real pro. He takes a vested interest in making his students better and truly learn self defense. He is a genuine person and a bit on the comical side to boot, making for each lesson to be something I look forward to. " Read more
Fight Champs

Fight Champs

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Baltimore, MD
You have to love what you do. Once you're a Boxer, you're always a Boxer, because Boxing is a mental sport; 90% mental/10% physical, so you take it with you everywhere in life you go. The world is a Boxing ring. When you're able to make people see that and understand that, they apply it to every day life. If I could tell them anything as it applies to Boxing inside of the ring, my philosophy is pretty-much the same as Bruce Lee's "Be water my friend." I fought as a decorated National Amateur Boxer for 10 years and also as a professional until injuries ended my career before it really got started, so I bring 28 years of ring experience and Box...
Three Dragons Karate

Three Dragons Karate

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Baltimore, MD
Seleta H. says, "I absolutely love it! He has the character, demeanor and patience. His instructions are always clear in talk and in action. He makes you feel comfortable, confident and reassures you that you can do anything! His energy is refreshing in times such as these and its appreciated ☯️" Read more
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New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Baltimore, MD
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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?

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