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Top 10 martial arts classes in St Clair Shores, MI

Students agree: these St Clair Shores martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
Tianna R. says, "I love the patience that Kwanjanim has with his students!!! He has taught my children more than just how to protect themselves. He encourages his students to have respect for themselves, family, and others; integrity and confidence." Read more
Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))

Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))

5.0(4)
7 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
Kathy M. says, "I needed to train for a triathlon. One mile swim. I trained with Chris 2 days a week and I was ready for the race. I came in 3rd place at Escape the Cape triathlon. Chris got me swim ready with challenging workouts in the pool, excellent coaching tips, gave me the tools I needed to swim freestyle efficiently. I became faster, stronger and my endurance was amazing after weeks of training. I highly recommend Chris for your swimming lessons no matter what level you are." Read more
K9BOXING

K9BOXING

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
LaToya B. says, "He’s very good with youth training. Mg son loves going to his sessions. " Read more
Hang Tough Hearts

Hang Tough Hearts

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
I have been practicing martial arts and competing in sports my whole life but, my passion falls with martial arts and physical conditioning. I am certified in the martial art of Pencak Silat and personal training. I specialize in self-defense, calisthenics, kettlebells and macebells. I love helping people getting connected to their bodies and learn to love moving them. Pencak Silat Satria Fighting Arts has a very unique way of progressively teaching the body to move for self-defense and mind-body connection that is from Ancient times....
Detroit Kung Fu Academy - Berkley

Detroit Kung Fu Academy - Berkley

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
Started in 2012 Detroit Kung Fu Academy - Berkley is an extension of Detroit Kung Fu Academy. We teach Ving Tsun ( Wing Chun ) Kung Fu system and have a strong Kung Fu lineage going back to Yip Man. We work closely with the current Grandmaster of the style - Moy Tung, on our curriculum. Dedicated Instructors, all with over 10 years of experience, are there to guide you on your way to learn martial arts and self defense.
Metropolitan Karate Academy

Metropolitan Karate Academy

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
We teach and our students with the basics of "Tang Soo Do" with the essentials of Traditional karate, Sport Karate and Self Defense! We also have weapons trainong with Modern Arnis which is Filipino Stick Fighting!
Ancona's Boxing Club

Ancona's Boxing Club

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
The goal is for the student to reach their maximum potential through mental, physical, and emotional strength by training in unique combinations where everyone will have their own intrapersonal experience.
Threat Management Center

Threat Management Center

New on Lessons
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
We teach tactical psychology tactical law tactical skills
Cutting Heads Incorporated

Cutting Heads Incorporated

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
Professional n thorough. Technically sound, with a beautiful finish.
Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts Of Madison Heights

Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts Of Madison Heights

5.0(4)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
Katherine D. says, "My son and I have been students of Owner/Head Instructor Gehrik Mohr at Kuk Sool Won of Madison Heights for nearly nine years. We were hooked after our first lesson, and have trained consistently ever since. Mr. Mohr has a unique ability to tailor his teaching methods to the individual needs of each student, no matter their age or abilities, resulting in greatly enhanced depth of learning. The results extend far beyond the scope of the curriculum into improved life skills in general. His enthusiasm for effective teaching in a positive manner are truly exemplary. I recommend Mr. Mohr with the highest level of confidence. " 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 St Clair Shores martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the St Clair Shores area.
Carlton R.
THE WAY MR. DAVIS TEACHES AND WORKS WITH CHILDREN IS WHAT MY GRAND CHILDREN NEEDS AT THIS TIMES. SOMETIMES ANWSER MAYBE LEST THEN 100 CHARTERS
Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club
Yebin C.
Been working with Chris for about 6months now since last Nov. He's patient and great at teaching. He is flexible in schedueling so I've never had any issue with getting my lessons done in my crazy schedule. Definitely recommend him!
Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))
Aaron G.
I am a Teacher's Assistant working with Autistic students and I love to study Martial Arts when I'm not working in school. I find Gehrik Mohr to be one of the best instructors I've had in a while. He understands what is important in Martial Arts and is able to adapt to the students level to work from where they are at. He pays attention to details making sure students learn the fundamentals first before working toward harder stuff as to avoid injury and ensure the students are learning properly. There is also a large focus on self discipline and etiquette which is both very powerful for people to learn, particularly children, but also something I have seen skipped in other systems. The classes can also be fun at times, with us training in the park or being given interesting challenges for the day. I have been to several schools and styles of Martial Arts and I have found no better place to train in the area than at Kuk Sool Won Madison Heights under Gehrik Mohr. I would suggest his classes to anyone interested in Martial Arts or Fitness in general. I also highly suggest this for any parents who want their child to learn self control, etiquette, and a plethora of other skills useful in school and at home.
Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts of Madison Heights
Chuck P.
Awesome trainer will spread the word about him class act
Ronnie G’s Boxing 🥊
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