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NYC's Best MMA and Martial Arts Studios

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Mixed martial arts is not just about learning to fight -- it teaches you discipline, technique and respect. Training takes dedication and patience for the practice. For anyone looking to learn self-defense, get in better shape or compete professionally, you will find MMA can be a life-changing experience. Here are the best MMA gyms where you can train in New York City.

Radical MMA
235 W. 29th St.
New York, NY 10001
(646) 269-6597

Radical MMA is one of the best mixed martial arts schools in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. The trained instructors provide a supportive atmosphere for beginners to train at ease. The atmosphere is friendly and comfortable, classes designed for those of every level. This gym is open seven days of the week and offers group and private training in MMA boxing, shoot-boxing, cross fight conditioning and street defense.

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Class One MMA
85 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 230-3530

You can sharpen your technique in Brooklyn at Class One MMA. The huge training facility in Park Slope also has great instructors and is perfect for beginners. Class One MMA offers a wide range of classes including Jiu Jitsu, mixed martial arts, wrestling, Sanda kickboxing and more. There are also martial arts classes for kids ages 5-12.

Williamsburg Mixed Martial Arts
42A Dobbin St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 916-7492

Williamsburg Mixed Martial Arts will boost your confidence and help you gain strength. The environment presented makes customers feel like they are part of a community, and they continue to return to the welcoming atmosphere because of it. This gym offers a large amount of classes and programs and has something for everyone. The three main classes are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai/boxing and strength and conditioning. There are classes for all levels, and the gym also offers classes for kids and teens.

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Moon S Lee Evolution Martial Arts
43-08 Broadway
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 726-9400

Moon S Lee Evolution Martial Arts specializes in kids' martial arts, and the instructors make classes fun for the children. The classes can provide your child with confidence and a boost in self-esteem. With martial arts, children are taught dedication, commitment, focus, respect and attention -- all vital skills in life and development.

Modern Martial Arts Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
780 8th Ave.
New York, NY 10036
(212) 957-4045

Another MMA gym with amazing instructors and plenty of classes that fit your needs is the Modern Martial Arts Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Beginners, intermediate and pro MMA trainees can experience patient, positive and authentic training from experienced martial artists. The gym offers a two-class trial offer for anyone hesitant to join, and there are multiple classes for all levels for adults and children.

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