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Top 10 martial arts classes in Chester, PA

Students agree: these Chester martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Martial Way

The Martial Way

New on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
With the Martial Way, you will learn practical self-defense using the principles of Aikido as the foundation and incorporating the real-world application of Aikijutsu. Aikido is a Japanese martial art that uses a person’s weight, energy and momentum – along with take-downs, joint locks and pins – to neutralize the attack, and disarm and control the attacker. Aikijutsu is also a Japanese martial art and part of the family of jujutsu. It is a close combat self-defense system and includes strikes, throws, holds, and paralyzing counter attacks against an enemy. Our dojo brings the best of both worlds – the flow of Aikido and the crash of Aiki
Vallencore Fitness LLC

Vallencore Fitness LLC

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
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
Moy Yat Martial Intelligence

Moy Yat Martial Intelligence

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Robert S. says, "I love the emphasis on family and relationships. Sifu Hitchman is not only a fantastic teacher of Kung Fu but is also a great mentor to his students. " Read more
Iron Lion KARATE

Iron Lion KARATE

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Karate, conditioning, self defense confidence. Karate for life
Mahato Karate Association

Mahato Karate Association

New on Lessons
Serves Chester, PA
*Mahato Karate Association WWW.MAHATOKARATE.COM Karate- Kobudo -Akijutsu- Iaido KoBu Power - Kidini Karate USA OLYMPIC KARATE TEAM TRAINING Special Training -Private Instruction Pre-school children -3-4-5 years old School Children 6-7-8-9-10-- years old Pre teen -teens 11-12-13-14-15- years old Adult - 16 and older PERSONAL TRAINING for all ages Location 727 Naamans Road Claymont ,Delaware 19703 We trace our lineage through the founding president of the original Mahato Kai lead by 10th.Dan Dr.Sumihiko Funatsu (Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan), Dr. Noriyuki Tamesue, grand master of Mahato K...
Defensive Arts Plus

Defensive Arts Plus

4.8(4)
1 hire on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Kara T. says, "I like the individual attention that each student gets. Its a very family friendly environment." Read more
I Do What I Can

I Do What I Can

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
Jalyn B. says, "We didn't actually start yet but I do have a positive feeling that he's a person that I want for my daughter. I just like his whole vibe his respect level and everything" Read more
MSB Martial Arts

MSB Martial Arts

5.0(3)
7+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
S. S. says, "Erin is a patient teacher and very good with beginners. She cares about making her student comfortable mentally and physically while learning new movements and positions. " Read more
Kaihuku Kerai ShinRyu

Kaihuku Kerai ShinRyu

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
We give free lessons
Furnace Fitness Training System

Furnace Fitness Training System

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Chester, PA
I'm an a multifaceted trainer who is driven to motivate people. My training system includes strength, cardiovascular, flexibility, mixed martial art and motivational speaking. I post training videos at least 4 times weekly. I do most of the training online but I also will to do 1 on 1 and group sessions in person. My goal is to train people to become self independent in terms of working out. Helping other people and improving their lives.

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 Chester martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Chester area.
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
David H.
The atmosphere at the school is unique. Traditional learning, with Sifu Jay providing invaluable guidance and teaching
Moy Yat Martial Intelligence
Stephanie S.
Frank has a broad and very deep understanding of Kosho. I really enjoyed exploring so many facets of the art- sparring, wrestling, katas, numerous weapons, Japanese culture, etc.- and was always surprised just how much he knew, loved, and was excited to pass on about each of them. Lessons were varied enough to be engaging but each aspect was regular enough that you felt constant progression. If you are a martial arts nerd like me, I highly recommend Defensive Arts Plus.
Defensive Arts Plus
Moira D.
Erin was beyond awesome for my son. He had a great time and learned a ton. We look forward to working with her again!
MSB Martial Arts
William H.
What I first noticed about working with Andre is that he is always early and on time! He's precise and clear with instructions which makes the lessons enjoyable, I'm excited for our next session I'm getting stronger every day!
Boxing/Boxing Fitness Lessons
Eileen S.
Since I am a 78 year old woman who is very uncoordinated I was looking for an individual to help me learn tai chi as opposed to taking a class. I wanted to improve my balance as well as core strength. Luke has helped me do both. He has also taught me self defense and meditation skills which have helped me improve my over all self confidence. He is very patient, kind and thoughtful. I look forward to continue working with him in the future.
Goldenlight Institute of Body/Mind Advancement
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