Find a martial arts class in Alexandria, VA

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Top 10 martial arts classes in Alexandria, VA

Students agree: these Alexandria martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Coacherbo Boxing

Coacherbo Boxing

5.0(2)
11 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Andrew T. says, "Coach is incredibly and supportive of new students. He’s great at starting with the fundamental and building up as student’s progress. And he is passionate about both boxing and teaching." Read more
3D Self Defense

3D Self Defense

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Ed R. says, "I am a long time martial artist and it is very difficult to find quality schools these days that teach affective and practical martial arts. 3D has provided the type of training that I am looking for and more.. I HIGHLY recommend 3D to both the new and experienced martial artist." Read more
Competitive Boxing Drills

Competitive Boxing Drills

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Jay P. says, "Had the privilege of meeting Richard a few years ago. I was looking to get in shape and also learn a little bit of boxing and self defense. I was contacted by Richard and we set up a day and time. He made me feel really comfortable and was very thorough in what we would be working on. My first class was absolutely amazing! I learned so much and developed a new respect for the craft. He is very knowledgeable about the art of boxing. If you want to learn the correct way Richard is DEFINITELY they way to go!!! Aside from boxing and training Richard is also a person who cares and incorporates valuable life lessons along with teaching his craft. I am thankful to have met and trained with Richard and will continue to use the knowledge gained from him for the rest of my life!!! Thanks Richard, 🙏 Jay." Read more
Perry Inc

Perry Inc

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Hello my name is Bobby Perry I have 30 plus years of martial arts experience with twenty students that I trained to blackbelt. Some of the martial arts I have studied include Combat Kuntao, Aikido, Balintawok, Boxing and Ju Jitsu. When you join the team we’ll have a talk about how far you want to go on your martial journey. We be have a specialized program that’s designed to get you your desired martial in the most efficient and effective way. Along the way we will sweat, have fun and good conversation.
Positive Self Defense (PSD)

Positive Self Defense (PSD)

5.0(2)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Alexandria, VA
Nikki S. says, "very infomative and empowering " 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 Alexandria martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Alexandria area.
Mike S.
Coacherbo is a outstanding coach very patient supportive motivational I learned so much about the art of boxing
Coacherbo boxing
M. I.
Sifu Bledsoe is one of the best all around martial arts instructors I have come across! His teaching applications are both practical and effective so anyone can learn and become skilled. He is also patient and works on the strengths that you have to build confidence in each student. I truly recommend you give 3D Self-Defense a try!
3D Self Defense
Barry P.
It's practically and easily usable the same day you learn especially if you unfortunately have to be in a situation to use it. Besides the physical skill set you have receive the mind set to deal with critical life scares.
Positive Self Defense (PSD)
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