Find a martial arts class in Rockville, MD

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Rockville, MD

Students agree: these Rockville martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Cerberus Combat MMA

Cerberus Combat MMA

1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Rockville, 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
Maryland Systema

Maryland Systema

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Rockville, 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...
Positive Self Defense (PSD)

Positive Self Defense (PSD)

Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Rockville, MD
Nikki S. says, "very infomative and empowering " 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 Rockville martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Rockville 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
Barry P.
It's practically and easily usable the same day you learn especially if you unfortunately have to be in a situation to use it. Besides the physical skill set you have receive the mind set to deal with critical life scares.
Positive Self Defense (PSD)
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