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Abraham S., New York, NY Martial Arts Coach
Abraham S.
New York, NY
$83 /session

Whether your goal is to get in the best shape of your life, or train so ...


Strikes, Jabs, Kick, Roundhouse kick, Balance, Blocks, Center line, Crane, Internal sys...

Carlos A., Gardena, CA Martial Arts Coach
Carlos A.
Gardena, CA
$28 /session

Black belt who specializes in coaching the following martial arts forms:...


Chi, Kick, Blocks, Horse stance, Jabs, Mental tranquility, Roundhouse kick, Strikes, Sweep

Riki Q., New York, NY Martial Arts Coach
Riki Q.
New York, NY
$46 /session

Experienced Martial Arts and Self-Defense Coach with Second-Degree Black...


Balance, Blocks, Chi, Crane, Mental tranquility

What People Are Saying

Jonathan D. (Boston, MA)
“My son came home from his first few sessions excited, sweaty and tired. When I asked him what he thought of Coach Ryan he said he was thrilled and can’t wait for more sessions!”
Megan H. (New York, NY)
“We were referred to CoachUp by a friend and we’ve been blown away by the results we’ve seen in our daughter’s pitching. We look forward to more success with CoachUp!”
Steven T. (Los Angeles, CA)
“Coach Chandler has been amazing in working with my son to develop his ball handling skills. His confidence has increased, as well as his enjoyment of the game!”
Jennifer P. (San Francisco, CA)
“CoachUp is awesome! My son went from 6th man to his basketball team’s leading scorer and rebounder with the help of coach Mike!”

Martial Arts

Martial arts are combat practices that are steeped in tradition, and formed into codified systems that are practiced today both as a sport, and for practical self-defense skills and general physical health and fitness goals. Importantly, training in martial arts also provides mental and spiritual development. As a result, martial arts is taught to people of all ages, and the forms of the practice and cultural understanding of the sport differ widely. Did you know that although martial arts is widely associated with fighting forms of eastern Asia, it actually originated in combat forms in Europe as early as the 16th century. But for a sport with so much history, training in martial arts remains challenging.

The most popular forms of martial arts instruction for adults is in dojos, and in after-school classes for children. Before CoachUp, your options for finding a martial arts instructor were quite limited. But now, you can search on CoachUp to find the best martial arts instructors in your area. Whether you seek to learn Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Krav Maga, mixed martial arts or any form of fighting, CoachUp has the best selection of instructors and the most reviews from former athletes, allowing you to make an informed decision.

For instance, black-belt Carlos Amaya would be a great choice. Coach Amaya will teach you stand up fighting techniques from jabs, crosses, hooks, uppercuts, and elbows, as well as how to kick, knee and head-butt with proper form. If your goal is to master self-defense, Coach Amaya’s teaching will give you a base in MMA, Judo, Boxing, and Krav Maga. And if you are looking for a karate coach for your child, Riki Quinn may be the perfect coach for you. Loved by her clients, Coach Quinn has passionately coached martial arts students since 2002, and brings tremendous knowledge and patience to her craft. Check out our martial arts instructors in your city, and get started by booking lessons today!

Martial Arts lessons, drills, tips videos, and training articles

Pressure Point Applications

Pressure point applications should be an intergral part of every self-defense technique. Whether it be striking, touching, rubbing, grabbing, or joint locking techniques, attacking the nervous system of the human body will greatly increase your chances for a successful defense Click to read more

Coach Spotlight: Michael M.

Why did you decide to become a private coach? Teaching privately allows for an understanding between coach and athlete that does not always occurs in a group. Private instruction is the quickest and most effective way to learn Chinese martial arts Click to read more

Muscle and Cavity Grabbing Applications

The effectiveness of applying muscle and/or nerve cavity grabbing applications in a street self-defense scenario is often overlooked Click to read more