Best Martial Arts Schools in Burbank

Why These Martial Arts Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Burbank Martial Arts Schools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Inspire Martial Arts & Fitness

Based in Burbank, CA, and working with students from the surrounding communities, Inspire Martial Arts & Fitness emphasizes the importance of fun as a critical element in all of their martial arts classes by refusing to yell or shame students at any point. Founder Keith Winkle oversees and works with a group of experienced instructors that strives to develop confidence, focus, and physical fitness in all students. They offer classes for clients of all ages and backgrounds in a variety of martial arts styles, including karate, taekwondo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, practical self-defense, and yoga. Inspire Martial Arts & Fitness allows for registration on their website and provides a 100% money-back guarantee on web specials if a student chooses not to continue with the school.

Burbank, CA 91502


KMA Black Belt Champions

A family-oriented school, KMA Black Belt Champions works with individuals in various styles of martial arts to increase personal fitness and development while reducing stress and self-doubt. Established in 2002 in Sherman Oaks, CA, co-founder, owner, and lead instructor Maria Turnhout is a USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame member, while co-founder Laura Welch earned a bachelor’s degree in childhood development and physical education. Together, they utilize experience, education, and martial arts training to instruct students in a unique blend of self-defense styles, including taekwondo, Muay Thai kickboxing, krav maga, boxing, and weapons training. Voted one of the top five best martial arts schools on local Fox television’s LA Hotlist for multiple years, KMA Black Belt Champions offers a discounted introductory session rate for students who sign up via their website.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91401


Kuk Sool Won Family Martial Arts

Established in 2010, Kuk Sool Won Family Martial Arts emphasizes the importance of teamwork, integrity, and setting goals in all of their classes for children, teenagers, and adults. Located in Sherman Oaks, CA, and working with students from throughout neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley, owners and instructors Christopher and Christa Wilson strive to develop character and physical skills in their students. Both Christopher and Christa hold black belts in Kuk Sool Won and lead small classes geared toward their students’ goal, needs, and abilities. They also offer private lessons and group classes for students diagnosed with autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other learning disabilities. Members of the World Kuk Sool Association, they offer a complimentary trial lesson and a no-obligation 30-day introduction for interested clients.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


Studio City Martial Arts

Studio City Martial Arts offers the traditional Japanese warrior style of training that believes in developing the body, mind, and spirit at the same time. With over thirty years of experience of instructing students, the studio was established in Studio City, CA, and provides programs that respect the history and tradition of martial arts. School director Chadwick Minge received his training in Japan under Grandmaster Shoto Tanemura and oversees a staff that specializes in Ten-Chi-Wa Tai-Jutsu. They specialize in lessons for joint manipulation, throwing, striking, and pressure points, in addition to tumbling, unbalancing, and restraints. Their instructors use these skills and others in combination to create practical self-defense skills for modern use. For all prospective students, Studio City Martial Arts offers a two-week free trial deal available through their website.

Studio City, CA 91604


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