Find a martial arts class in San Antonio, TX

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Top 10 martial arts classes in San Antonio, TX

Students agree: these San Antonio martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Advantage Training And Consulting, LLC.

Advantage Training And Consulting, LLC.

13+ years in business
Serves San Antonio, TX
Ronnie M. says, "Very knowledgeable and excellent training. I would highly recommend this training firm to anyone. All the programs are great." Read more
Warriors Taekwondo Academy

Warriors Taekwondo Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves San Antonio, TX
We are excited to announce the grand opening of our new martial arts school, and we can't wait to share the unique and enriching experience we have in store for you. At Warriors Taekwondo Academy, we take immense pride in having a seasoned instructor with 15 years of expertise in Taekwondo. Our instructor is not only well-versed in the art of Taekwondo but is also certified in Krav Maga and Modern Army Combatives, bringing a diverse and comprehensive set of skills to our program. Here's what sets us apart: Expertise: Benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience that our instructor brings to each class. With 15 years in Taekwondo and
Universal Karate Studio Hq

Universal Karate Studio Hq

New on Lessons
34+ 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.
Brian R.
As the Operations Manager for an armed security company in San Antonio, there is no better training than with Dennis. There is also noticeable work ethic differences between the guards that have gone through his classes vs any other program in the city. Excellent instruction, outstanding communication, and will go out of his way to assist companies and employees.
Advantage Training And Consulting, LLC.
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