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Top 10 martial arts classes in San Antonio, TX

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Imperial Boxing Academy

Imperial Boxing Academy

Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Trey B. says, "Glad that Coach Bryant is back in SATX.. no my life is complete!" Read more
San Antonio Self Defense Training Center

San Antonio Self Defense Training Center

New on Lessons
2013+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
I train students in WW2 Combatives it is a type of close combat that is battle tested and combat proven and was used against the nazi's and Japanese to help win the second world war. It is now structured for civilians as a highly effective form of self defense. Training to include: 1.) 2 hour session of Self defense training - Natural body weapons to body targets. A student will be taught how to instantly and violently Overwhelm - Overpower - Disable - Dispatch any attacker. Additional Training: * Quick and Dirty combat walking cane for seniors * Grags, Releases and Counters. * Natural Weapons in action. * Counters against knife attacks ...
Universal Karate Studio Hq

Universal Karate Studio Hq

New on Lessons
33+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Our school is well established in San Antonio since 1990. We offer a variety of martial arts programs for children and adults. We also offer adult self defense, kickboxing, jujitsu, and Tai chi programs. I enjoy sharing our arts with the world to help improve physical and mental well being.We all can improve our quality of life and through martial arts training, children and adults will experience a sense of accomplishment after participating in our classes.

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 San Antonio martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the San Antonio area.
Frank H.
Big shout out to my sons favorite coach, Bryant. He is so motivating and helpful in correcting, and teaching my son boxing. if you're throwing a punch wrong, he will work with you to make sure your form is proper. This has been my sons third time attending class and every class has been different so you never get bored or expect what is coming!
Imperial boxing academy
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