Find a martial arts class in Elizabeth, NJ

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Elizabeth, NJ

Students agree: these Elizabeth martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Wu Tan Chinese Martial Arts Center NJ

Wu Tan Chinese Martial Arts Center NJ

New on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
We teach authentic Chinese Martial Arts, with a focus on Bajiquan 八極拳, the “Eight Extreme Fist”. Bajiquan is an ancient style of northern Chinese kungfu style that is known for its explosive power expression and the famous elbow strike, DingXinZou. Bajiquan is one of the few traditional CMA styles that is offensive oriented. Perfect for modern combat, self-defense and because of its Traditional CMA traits, it cultivates one’s body and mind.
Tettsui Self Defense

Tettsui Self Defense

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
Tettsui is a hard hitting Self Defense Training that focuses on Gross Motor Techniques, Combative Fitness and Soft Skills. This is a nononse approach to self defense that can be learned easily. Seeing the change in students.
Kevin's  Lessons

Kevin's Lessons

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
Greg R. says, "Sensei Kevin is an awesome instructor. I gained valuable insight and knowledge from his instruction." Read more
Vallencore Fitness LLC

Vallencore Fitness LLC

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
Darryl J. says, "Down to earth with high energy intense workouts. Charles is the only person that successfully brought me into the gym culture. He’s trained & coached me in capoeira. Body building. We were fortunate to place 1st in our very first men’s physique competition & it’s all due to me following his instructions to the T. What I’m saying is he’s knows what he’s doing & if you listen you will WIN you will reach your GOALS you will not be disappointed. Lifetime friend, trainer & coach! " Read more
PRECISION CRAFT INTERNATIONAL

PRECISION CRAFT INTERNATIONAL

New on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
In debt,profound, knowledge of the art collected over the 51 ( World Championship ) years!!!! I'm so passing about boxing that I've spent much of my adult life in pursuit of further understanding if there is such a thing. Instagram precision craft bash, Twitter Ali Bashir Teach ,FB El Amin Bas Ali I actually enjoy teaching the fundamentals of this amazing sport so much so that I've traveled to over 15 Countries in my efforts to apply what I've collected!!! I've trained former top contender ,and two World Championship Challenger Jameel McCline, former 2time World Hvy. Wt. Champ ( Shannon Briggs )Former 2time World Title challenger Monte Barret...
JOSH KEY BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

JOSH KEY BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

5.0Exceptional(8)
10+ years in business
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
Jennifer C. says, "Jkeys is a great coach. He believes in his students and to me this is important because when we start out we don’t always believe in ourselves. He is very knowledgeable from jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, boxing, and kickboxing to name a few. If you have a injury our areas that are weak he helps to strengthen those areas as well. He is detailed and informs you why we do things a certain way and if done wrong what the outcome will be. He exudes confidence into each one of us. Since working with him for the past five months I have seen great results. This is one of the best decisions I have made. As long as he’s coaching I will forever be apart of his team. If you have a chance to work with him you will not be disappointed. " Read more
New York Aikido, Inc. D/b/a Gudokan Dojo

New York Aikido, Inc. D/b/a Gudokan Dojo

5.0(2)
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves Elizabeth, NJ
Habib says, "Very professional and caring.makes sure the students understand and learn each step. " 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 Elizabeth martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Elizabeth area.
Evelyn P.
He's a lot of fun to work with! I'm a song writer and our sessions were designed to give me a chord vocabulary I could then use to compose new materials with. Kevin's direct approach saved me lots of time and money.
Kevin's Lessons
Kyle A.
Charles is an amazing trainer, he knows the intricacies of the musculoskeletal system and how it coordinates with different exercises with different weights. He’s not a trainer that will leave you to your own devices and give you an exercise to do and that’s it. Charles takes the time and the focus to place it on your through every rep and movement, he guides you on the focusing of the particular muscle being worked to achieve the highest quality of work done.
Vallencore Fitness LLC
Geovanny B.
Every day i learn something new he explains till the last detail
JOSH KEY BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
Volodymyr M.
Good practices! Each lesson is very detailed.
New York Aikido, Inc. d/b/a Gudokan Dojo
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