Best Martial Arts Schools in Torrance

Why These Martial Arts Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Torrance 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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Black House MMA

Black House MMA is a training gym founded in 2008 and located in Redondo Beach with fighting classes for adults, kids, and women. The facility is a public gym run by the professional Black House MMA team. Their programs include training for Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, mixed martial arts, and kickboxing. Their kid's programs focus on Jiu-Jitsu and kickboxing. The gym’s head coach, Kenny Johnson, has trained numerous UFC champions, including BJ Penn, Lyoto Machida, and Anderson Silva. The gym also staffs coaches with world and Pan-American championship resumes. Past students remark on Black House MMA’s family atmosphere, lively vibe, clean facilities, and high-quality instruction.

Redondo Beach, CA 90278


Lions Pride Kung Fu

Lions Pride Kung Fu is a Gardena martial arts school that teaches traditional Kung Fu with modern techniques. The school offers classes for all ages, from children aged five and older to adults in their 80s and 90s. Their classes are provided in the afternoons and evenings five days a week. New students can try out the school one week for free. Lions Pride Kung Fu is led by Jeremy Hector, who has spent over two decades studying various Kung Fu styles and has performed in countless demonstrations and festivals throughout the Los Angeles area. Students appreciate the school for its lack of intimidation and friendly instructors.

Gardena, CA 90248


Torrance Karate

Torrance Karate is a United States Studios of Self Defense school based in Torrance. Their classes are aimed at those 16 and older, ages 11 to 15, ages seven to ten, and ages four to seven. Torrance Karate offers both group and private lessons for all their students. The school’s head instructor, Sensei Brent Murakami has over 20 years of martial arts training and is a 5th-degree black belt in Shaolin Kenpo. He is also skilled in Shaolin Kung Fu, Muay Thai kickboxing, American boxing, judo, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. They provide a free 30-minute intro session for prospective students as well as a discounted two-week long intro membership.

Torrance, CA 90505


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