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Top 10 martial arts classes in Minneapolis, MN

Students agree: these Minneapolis martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Shorin Ryu Karate

Shorin Ryu Karate

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
42+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Practical self-defense. Physical, mental workout. We have small classes with personal training
Mack Attack Performance

Mack Attack Performance

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Nick M. says, "He keeps it challenging without pushing too far. I also appreciate his professionalism." Read more
Boxing Trainer

Boxing Trainer

5.0(3)
5 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Cate H. says, "Jeremy was prompt to respond, flexible in scheduling, totally professional and very affordable!" Read more
The System United

The System United

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
A mixed martial art outfit concentrating on core physical and mental values, structure and commitment...most important longevity and good health
Mind Body Synergy Institute / Raven  Studios

Mind Body Synergy Institute / Raven Studios

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Chen tai chi
Lil Dragons Kung Fu

Lil Dragons Kung Fu

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Keep yourself or your childfit, focused, and having fun in our premier martial arts program for kids! Your child will quickly develop into a calm, cooperative, and confident person as he or she participates in Kung Fu classes that focus on skill development and creative movement. Curriculum consists of elements from traditional 5 animal kung fu as well as Wing Chun kung fu. Classes will be lead by Marcus Fard. Mr. Fard has 13 yrs experience training in the martial arts. His resume includes Shaolin Kung Fu, Karate, Aikijutsu, Kali with an 8+ focus on Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Griffin Martial Arts Twin Cities

Griffin Martial Arts Twin Cities

5.0(1)
38+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Gary S. says, "Informative learning " Read more
Top Tae Kwon Do

Top Tae Kwon Do

New on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
One of the best in the world mind ,body and spirit
Aurelius Fitness

Aurelius Fitness

New on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Hi everyone... my name is matt quick story. I had a rough time during covid and hit rock bottom but when there, i found the only thing that got me to climb out and completely reinvent my self was a combination of fitness, boxing/mauy thai and meditation. so, im here to pass that on to the next person. my sessions consist of a 40 mins fitness, 30 mins boxing, or muay thai ( your choice) and ends with 15 min guided meditation. I've been involved in fitness and martial arts for almost 20 years and have been practicing meditation for the last 5. i absolutely love what I do and consider myself one of the lucky ones who get to do what they love
Optimal Proformance Training LLC

Optimal Proformance Training LLC

New on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Minneapolis, MN
Create conducive atmosphere for High quality education, training, and personal / player development. Focus on teamwork, communication, anger management, self recovery, and coping skills. Increase youths interest in school attendance and academic achievement. Helping to transform lives and Athletic abilities.

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 Minneapolis martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Minneapolis area.
Toshia W.
He explains the moves and stances in boxing and why we have to do them. He is an awesome trainer!
Boxing Trainer
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