Finding an MMA gym to train at is the most important factor for a career in Mixed Martial Arts.
Even if you don’t want to compete, it’s still important which MMA Gym you go to. Although the best gyms only have one location, you can find the closest one to you that’s on our list.
Here’s a list of the Top Gyms for Mixed Martial Arts in no particular order:
City Kickboxing (Auckland, New Zealand)
Coconut Creek, FL
Tristar Gym (Montreal, QC)
AKA American Kickboxing Academy (San Jose, CA)
What Makes these Gyms the Best?
#1 The Coaches
#2 The Fighters
It’s arguable. Does the coach make the fighter, or does the fighter make the coach?
It’s a little bit of both. Every great MMA fighter had a great coach and a great corner with them.
Do They Offer Regular Classes for Non Professional Fighters?
Yes! All of these gyms listed offer normal mixed martial arts training classes for people who do not fight professionally. The classes you can take range from mixed martial arts, to boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, wrestling, and brazilian jiu-jitsu.
You can’t go wrong if you go to any one of these gyms. I recommend going to the gym closest to you if you’re a non professional fighter.
If you are a professional fighter, then you really can’t go wrong with any of these either.
Mixed Martial Arts is one of the hottest sports right now and it is going to keep growing like crazy. It’s still a baby relative to where we think it’s going to be in five to ten years.
Thanks to the UFC and ESPN, MMA is being promoted a lot and regular sports fans are starting to get into it.
Everyone wants to be able to defend themselves. So, MMA gyms are going to keep growing in demand. Martial Arts like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a must-know for self defense and it’s one of the best forms of martial arts you can use in a real life situation.
Kickboxing and Boxing are gaining in popularity as well as a way for people to get and stay in shape. It’s one of the best cardio workouts one can do.
So get out there and go train!