Find a martial arts class in Gaithersburg, MD

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Gaithersburg, MD

Students agree: these Gaithersburg martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Maryland Systema

Maryland Systema

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
If you're reading this, chances are you're interested in self-defense, not just as a skill but as a transformative experience. Look no further, because at Maryland Systema, we offer a training regimen that goes beyond the mere execution of moves. We provide an immersive, holistic experience that enriches your mind, body, and spirit. Why Maryland Systema? Personalized Learning: We believe every individual is unique. You don't just get a cookie-cutter program; you get personalized training tailored to your physique, capabilities, and objectives. Expertise: As the Founder of Maryland Systema, I bring years of practical and instructional expe...
Cerberus Combat MMA

Cerberus Combat MMA

5.0Exceptional(9)
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Nymera T. says, "Working with Christian is not just receiving quality training, it's making a friend and building a connection. Christian carries his passion for MMA and it's lessons through everything he does and you walk away feeling motivated. Even if you're just a beginner, he breaks down everything in a fun and easy to understand way. He's patient, has fun with what he's doing and pushes you to believe in yourself. He's great with kids, and knows how to make a strong bond with any adult taking those first steps. As someone who's been active his whole life, it's easy to see that he cares about helping people reach their goals too. I trust he'll help you reach yours and have fun along the way! 5 stars for sure." Read more
Ancient Arrow Archery

Ancient Arrow Archery

4.0(1)
3 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Kim F. says, "The instructor emphasizes fundamentals. " Read more
Bartman MMA And Self-Defense

Bartman MMA And Self-Defense

5.0(2)
24+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Adam M. says, "Thank you very much for the excellent classes- Lynne is enjoying and benefiting." Read more
Pahlawan Personal Security

Pahlawan Personal Security

5.0(1)
9+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Norman F. says, "Attention to detail Clarity of instruction Immidiate applicability " Read more
PUMA Kenpo

PUMA Kenpo

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Michael J. says, "Welcoming class environment filled with encouragement, makes you strive to be your best. One on one instructions is on point! Gives you enough to work on based on your skill set and is a great workout! The principles behind the teaching are applicable to everyday life. " Read more
Senshi Karate

Senshi Karate

5.0(1)
6+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
KAY R. says, "I am very pleased with the way my children are treated here and their mental growth. They are very professional and detailed. Very clean and family oriented. Very dedicated in the development to have the students thriving. Definitely recommend this place." Read more
Kimtaekwondo

Kimtaekwondo

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Master Kimwilbi .WTF 5th Dan black belt , instructor and International Referee.🇰🇪 Nationality.20years+ teaching experience. dedicated to passing knowledge thoroughly with patience to all ages .
Princess Ps

Princess Ps

New on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Am here to help you all the time so don't worry I will always be here for you to get what you want all the time so come an join me in Exciting adventures.
Pressure Striking Academy

Pressure Striking Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Message me on Instagram @_trueintentions Facebook @ Mike Beard What’s app @ 2025175923 My prices are listed by the half hour $30for 30min session $60 for 1 hour session $75 for 1.5 hour session I started off at the age of 6 (1996) as a student of boxing. As time went on I made my way into many martial arts. Sometimes training more than one system at a time. -Boxing, Taekwondo, Capoeira and Muay Thai I began competing at the age of 9 in boxing and taekwondo up and down the east coast. Later to pick up Muay Thai and Capoeira. Now the Head Coach for the Muay Thai Team and Assistant Coach for the Boxing Team at Champion Boxing & Fitness in Ro

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 Gaithersburg martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Gaithersburg area.
Tristan M.
Makes me feel comfortable pushing my limits in a self defense setting. Doesn’t push too hard when attacking and giving me ample time to defend and recover. Covers stretches and workouts to better set myself up for success.
Cerberus Combat MMA
Olivia C.
Have a great time in your class! Thanks again for providing a safe, fun, educational space
Bartman MMA and Self-Defense
Tammy
Great cardio workout, helped
Fast Fist Tactical Martial Arts
Lynn H.
Adina was very knowledgeable about Tai Chi and she made the class very enjoyable. She was the best Tai Chi instructor I have ever had.
Adina @ Satya Sattva Studio
Carol M.
Your classes are worth their weight in gold! I am GLAD to pay your price increase. See you Tuesday!
Fred Foster Fitness Company, Inc.
Kevin G.
My Son has a great experience at the TeamABA camp. The staff was awesome and he was able to use the lessons to improve his overall game. Right now he is the leading scorer on his 10U team. Thanks TeamABA!!!
TeamABA
Donald S.
The dojo was clean and the instructor was very experienced. He made it fun because he had a good sense of humor. I got a good workout and learned a lot too.
TKO Judo
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