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Top 10 martial arts classes in Brooklyn, NY

Students agree: these Brooklyn 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 Brooklyn, NY
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.
Warrior Boxing

Warrior Boxing

New on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Welcome to Warrior Boxing! Located in the heart of New York, we offer top-tier boxing classes, personalized nutrition plans, and expert personal training. With a focus on empowering individuals through fitness and discipline, our comprehensive programs are designed to meet your unique needs and goals. Whether you're looking to master boxing, improve your nutrition, or achieve peak physical fitness, Warrior Boxing is dedicated to helping you succeed. Experience the difference with personalized attention and expert guidance. Join us today and become a warrior!
Legend Martial Arts Association

Legend Martial Arts Association

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Brooklyn, NY
I been active in the martial arts for over 40 Years. I teach Shotokan Karate, as well as FMA.
Aviir

Aviir

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
We teach Self Defense, Kickboxing, Krav Maga, BJJ and Functional Fitness in NYC. Our expert instructors work in number of locations and can also come to your home/gym or even meet you at the park on a nice day. We worked with thousands of people in the past decade who transformed their lives and became a better version of themselves. We work with all age groups and all levels. Reach out now to become a better fighter, more fit, stronger, confident and more capable to protect yourself and your family.
TNK Martial Arts

TNK Martial Arts

4.9Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Seymour S. says, "Great instructor . Classes are well organized and the students are very helpful. Awesome place to learn martial arts." Read more
Aikido Kokikai Of Queens

Aikido Kokikai Of Queens

5.0(4)
8+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Harold L. says, "Alan, of Aikido Kokikai of Queens, is an excellent instructor. He tailors his teaching to meet the levels and needs of his students. He is sincere in his desire to help his students progress and discover the essence of aikido. He is constantly exploring new ways to attract and retain students. " Read more
Wing Mo Kwoon

Wing Mo Kwoon

New on Lessons
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Brooklyn, NY
Wing Mo Kwoon known as 翼莫冠忠咏春武术 in Chinese, we are an authentic Traditional Wing Chun School from the Ip Man Lineage. Currently the school has relocated to 355 Monroe Street Brooklyn, NY 11221

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 Brooklyn martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Brooklyn area.
Michael D.
Loved his teaching methods. He is very clear about instructions while also not holding your hand through out. He lets you make important mistakes that will help you learn. He is also very kind and easy to get along with. As long as you pay attention and treat him and everyone there with respect you will learn not just good self defense techniques but important life lesson skills.
TNK Martial Arts
Rick B.
He is easy to work with and is very skilled in the practice of Aikido.
Aikido Kokikai of Queens
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