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Abraham S., New York, NY Martial Arts Coach
Abraham S.
New York, NY
$106 /session

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


Strikes, Jabs, Kick, Roundhouse kick, Balance, Blocks, Mental tranquility, 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, Mental tranquility

Danny D., Adamsville, UT Martial Arts Coach
Danny D.
Adamsville, UT
$49 /session

With a degree in Sports Fitness and Nutrition, Danny has coached several...


Balance, Blocks, Chi, Jabs, Kick, Mental tranquility, Roundhouse kick, Strikes, Sweep

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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

Martial Arts: Knife Defense

One of the most terrifying occurrences in self-defense is to be attacked by an offender with a knife. It usually happens in a split second, and suddenly you are face to face with a madman who wants to stab the life out of you Click to read more

The Challenge of an Aikido Exam

Recently, Lewis Clark had performed his shodan (1st black belt) exam, and I had the privilege of participating in that as his uke. It was a warm day, and Lew & I had been doing keiko for several hours. Two exemplary shihan had instructed the classes, Yamada sensei & Shibata sensei Click to read more

Keys To Developing A Great MMA Fight Camp

In this article I will discuss the importance of having a great fight camp (training camp) and how fighters can benefit from it when fighting in mixed martial arts (MMA). MMA is a combative sport which incorporates striking and grappling, most MMA fights take place inside a cage Click to read more