Find a martial arts class in Ann Arbor, MI

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Ann Arbor, MI

Students agree: these Ann Arbor martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Close Quarters Combat Academy

Close Quarters Combat Academy

5.0Exceptional(19)
Top Pro
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
Amy S. says, "Taqqee helped me to be much more confident in my self-defense abilities and motivated to be in the world feeling more safe. He is a great mentor and someone I'd recommend anyone work with that are looking to improve their self-defense and martial art skills. Very professional and skilled. " Read more
K9BOXING

K9BOXING

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
LaToya B. says, "He’s very good with youth training. Mg son loves going to his sessions. " Read more
Counter Punch Boxing And Fitness

Counter Punch Boxing And Fitness

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
In December of 2007, when I was 17 years old I decided I wanted to learn how to defend myself and joined a local Mixed Martial Arts gym in my community. It was taught by a Tae Kwon Do black belt who was also a National champion. After some time I decided I enjoyed it enough to try competing in the amateur MMA circuit and had my first fight when I was 18 years old. From there my passion grew and I took several other MMA fights and earned two amateur championships along the way. Eventually I turned professional and currently hold a record of 2-1. I've slowed down in recent years to keep in good health but continued to grow my knowledge of marti...
Counter Punch Gym

Counter Punch Gym

New on Lessons
6 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
Professional Muay Thai fighter, 1996-2002. Former champion of Russia (2001), World Professional Kickboxing Association in Muay Thai. Developed unique programs on functional training and boxing skills. Designed programs to improve techniques, endurance, body shape. COACHING Boxing - Kickboxing - Kids’ Classes - Mitt Techniques - Circuit Boxing - Training Camp - Running Technique - High Intensity Interval Training - Kettle Bell and Free Weights - Nutrition - Training Plans at All Levels - Foundation Training - Professional Fighter Training...
Wright's Isshinryu Karate

Wright's Isshinryu Karate

New on Lessons
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
Wright's Karate, located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, offers a variety of fitness and martial arts classes for all ages. Their specialty lies in teaching Okinawan Ishin-Ryu Karate, while also providing Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Cardio Fitness Conditioning classes for adults. They are committed to fostering a sense of discipline, strength, and community to all students. Their first class was held on September 21st, marking their commitment to ongoing fitness and wellness in their community.
Darnell Choi Kwang Do

Darnell Choi Kwang Do

New on Lessons
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
Darnell Choi Kwang Do, situated in South Lyon, Michigan, is a locally-owned martial arts school renowned for its comprehensive approach to Choi Kwang Do training. The school promotes optimal health and wellness through moderate intensity classes in a 7,500 sq/ft family-friendly facility. They provide training for all levels, from beginners to advanced. In addition to Choi Kwang Do, the school also offers classes in yoga, Zumba, and massage therapy.
Boliard's Martial Arts Studio

Boliard's Martial Arts Studio

New on Lessons
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
Boliard's Martial Arts & Aerobics Studio, located in Canton, Michigan and surrounding areas, is a premier destination for martial arts and aerobic training. Their focus is on providing high-quality instruction and training in a welcoming environment. Regardless of age or experience level, Boliard's welcomes everyone who has an interest in martial arts and fitness. The studio continues to grow and evolve, fostering a community of health, fitness, and martial arts enthusiasts.
Japanese Aikido

Japanese Aikido

New on Lessons
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
Located in Canton, Michigan, Japanese Aikido is a premier martial arts institution. The school uniquely combines Aikido with Judo in its classes and aims to provide real core training for its students. The expert trainers are dedicated to teaching the techniques and philosophies of these arts, helping students to enhance their physical and mental well-being. If you're looking for a comprehensive martial arts experience, Japanese Aikido is the place to be.
Capoeira Training

Capoeira Training

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
“Mestre Lobinho” began training in 1998 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Lobinho has been teaching in the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti area of Michigan for 4 years. Lobinho has taught kids programs from ages 2 to 18, adults, and specializes in persons with disabilities. Capoeira is a great way to stay active and creative at home. It will give your body physical strength, flexibility and empower you to be creative. We have heard many people say that Capoeira is one of the best things that happened in their life. Capoeira provides cardiovascular strength, and flexibility training, all of which are essential for overall health. When training capoeira you will
Yellow Tigers Karate School

Yellow Tigers Karate School

New on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Ann Arbor, MI
Actual style is Kwon Bop Do. Unique fighting system developed by Grandmaster Joe Onopa, a 10th degree black belt. I'm the highest ranking instructor in Michigan who teaches this art. I have 30 years experience and have won numerous awards and trophies form across the country and around the world. We also have an affiliate school in Australia.

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 Ann Arbor martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Ann Arbor area.
Madison G.
Fantastic self-defense class!
Close Quarters Combat Academy
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