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Top 10 martial arts classes in Tacoma, WA

Students agree: these Tacoma martial arts classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ishi Yama Battojutsu

Ishi Yama Battojutsu

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
35+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Students in these classes learn personal protection techniques and gain insight into the modern application of the ancient way of Japanese style swordsmanship.
Garage Chung Do Kwan

Garage Chung Do Kwan

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
I teach martial arts/self defense privately, keeping classes very small, no more than 4 students at a time.
LionHeart Kickboxing

LionHeart Kickboxing

5.0(1)
25+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Emre G. says, "Scott has a lot of experience in Kickboxing, and strength & conditioning. He helped me with my fights, and I could tell the difference in between working with a good coach vs an OK coach. I’d strongly recommend Scott’s training curriculum, it’ll get you where you want to be if not beyond that. " Read more
Black Dragons Karate Federation

Black Dragons Karate Federation

New on Lessons
Serves Tacoma, WA
Both traditional martial artists Hall of famers family orientated. Karate for kids program held on Monday and Wednesdays at 4:00 2-hour courses. History classes abouttabout martial arts.
East West Karate

East West Karate

New on Lessons
37+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Classes are kept small, under 20 students per class. This gives each student more individualized attention from the instructor.I teach traditional Okinawa Isshinryu karate. Do you love The Karate Kid franchise? Yes, Okinawa karate. It's fun for all ages. Men, Women, boys, and girls. Family discounts. Single parent? Looking for a regular activity you and your children can do together? Karate can be your thing. If you want to be the best, train with the best! Alissa Long, Head Insructor of East West Karate is a 7th degree Black Belt in Okinawan Isshinryu Karate. She was the 1990 US Karate Alliance Black Belt Women's World Champion. She has trai
ABC Wrestling And MMA

ABC Wrestling And MMA

5.0Exceptional(5)
4+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
ARMANDO says, "At ABC you are treated like an athlete who is ready to advance in the sport, not just another club that focuses on simple basics. Great program!!" Read more
Mendez Boxing

Mendez Boxing

5.0(2)
8 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Harlem K. says, "Been training with him for about 3 weeks and WOW. I started with no martial arts or boxing experience at all and I'm doing pretty good already. I definitely got the bug and now I want to try competition but that'll be in a few months. All around great teacher and he's goofy which makes it more fun because he's serious but makes it entertaining. I'll see you there" Read more
A'sa Rainey Kenpo Karate

A'sa Rainey Kenpo Karate

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Tacoma, WA
Our service stands out because we teach Kenpo and we are very good in our brand and system of Kenpo. The best part of my service is watching a student become empowered. Building long term relationships with my students is like watching a family grow. Great fun. Listening to the satisfaction and growth of each student from youth to seniors is especially rewarding. It is mine and my instructors passion and privilege teaching and instructing.
COBRA Northwest

COBRA Northwest

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
We teach law enforcement based self-defense.
Brett Smith

Brett Smith

New on Lessons
41+ years in business
Serves Tacoma, WA
Wrestling taught me how to be a man, golf taught me how to be a gentleman. I offer my experience as an instructor in both. I have over 20+ years in Golf and over 10+ years in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission wrestling. As a Jiu Jitsu instructor: I specialize in "no gi" Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I have extensive experience competing in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Sumbmission Wrestling tournaments with tournament victories in 4 different states. My goal is to teach my winning game which is to takedown, pass, and submit. As a golf instructor: I can teach you the foundations of a healthy swing and tips for course management. I even use my skil...

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 Tacoma martial arts classes

Recent success stories from people in the Tacoma area.
William
High level and understandable. Very good at getting the point across to the athlete.
ABC Wrestling and MMA
Steve
Very good teacher
Mendez Boxing
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