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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Brandon Martial Arts Teachers 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. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Core Martial Arts

Core Martial Arts classes combine Tae Kwon Do, traditional karate, and kickboxing. Sensei John Augello founded the studio in Tampa, Florida, in 2006 with classes for Lil Dragons, ages five to eight years old, juniors eight to 14 years, adult-only, and junior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His goal is to provide physical and mental power for students to reach their goals. Adults can customize a program with one or multiple styles of training that may include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, karate, and kickboxing. Juniors may enroll in either standard training or black belt training. Parents with children in the programs remark on the benefits their children have gained from attending Core Martial Arts classes.

Gracie Brandon

Gracie Brandon students, in Riverview, Florida, learn how to achieve and maintain fitness, defend themselves, make lasting friendships, and have a fun and fulfilling experience with the programs that are available. Offering adult Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts, kids martial arts, after-school classes, and summer camp, Gracie Brandon’s programs are for all ages. Owner Robby Donofrio has competed against and defeated some of the most well-known names in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The after-school program provides free transportation from school to the studio, martial arts classes, sports, and homework assistance. Activities at the summer camp include martial arts, dance, cheerleading outdoor sports, and much more.

Riverview, FL 33578


Gracie Fishhawk

Lead instructor Josh Hayden and his team of world-class coaches offer martial arts and Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Fishhawk, a Tom DeBlass Affiliate, in Lithia, Florida. The youth program classes help build kids’ confidence, courage, and self-control, and the coaches are on hand to support students who want to compete in area tournaments. Gracie Fishhawk offers youth classes to age groups five to ten and ten to 15. Adults may participate in Bang Muay Thai, Gi and No-Gi, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which offers a demanding cardio workout with fitness benefits. The studio plans seminars throughout the year featuring guest martial arts champions.

In W. Kim's Martial Arts Academy

Grandmaster In W. Kim’s Martial Arts Academy, located in Valrico, Florida, has served students of the martial arts since 1974. Kim and his highly skilled assistant instructors offer Tae Kwon Do for both children and adults. For children, the art turns movements already familiar to them such as punching, kicking, and jumping, into skills. Tae Kwon Do is suitable for and can be enjoyed by children of all physical abilities, teaching them courtesy, integrity, perseverance, and self-control. Other martial arts classes at the academy include Gum Do, the art of the sword, and Hap Ki Do, the art of harmony and inner strength. Hap Ki Do is offered to adults and teens, sharpening mind and body.

New Tampa Karate

New Tampa Karate shows students a path to a better life through martial arts. The experienced teaching staff, led by Sensei Julio, are all skilled martial artists who continually train and improve their skills to refine techniques. The Tampa, Florida studio’s martial arts classes include Self Defense, Judo, and Karate, and the classes for kids employ various teaching techniques that demonstrate self-esteem, a strong work ethic, good manners, respect, patience, goal setting, and leadership. For adults, New Tampa Karate’s classes are invigorating, but if more help is needed to attain fitness goals, the studio’s nutritionists consult with students to assess their needs and motivation.

Tampa, FL 33647

PFS Academy of Martial Arts

PFS Academy of Martial Arts is a martial arts school that has been teaching the residents of Brandon for over 15 years. The school offers classes for children, teenagers, and adults, and it teaches styles that include kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, and mixed martial arts. It aims to teach its students discipline, self defense, and confidence. The past and current clients of the school have praised the instructor for his patience and respect.

624 Oakfield Dr
Brandon, FL 33511


Proletics Martial Arts & Fitness

Offering an after-school program, youth, and adult martial arts classes, Proletics Martial Arts & Fitness instructor Grand Master Earl Harris helps students from age four to adult to build confidence, improve focus, and heighten awareness. The Valrico, Florida studio’s martial arts curriculum includes Tae Kwon Do, Japanese Karate, Aikido, Hapkido, and weapons training. Founders Earl Harris, Breanna Harris, and Don Bethel have teamed up to provide quality training that is challenging and fun. Proletics’ after-school program offers an enriching experience, and it gives kids the opportunity wind down from busy school days and enjoy the camaraderie with their peers.

Tampa Bay Marshal Arts Academy

Martial Arts classes Tampa Bay Martial Arts Academy are offered for children and adults. The after-school program is convenient for parents and includes pick up from school, snack time, homework time, and a karate class. In addition to honing skills in kicking and punching, children develop leadership and character-building skills. In the summer, the martial arts camp for children aged five to 12, is filled with karate, game time, field trips, and relaxation time. A 10-week self-defense academy offers adults an end-result of confidence and the ability to defend themselves from a violent attack. Kickboxing and fitness classes and adult and family martial arts provide several options for adults.

Apollo Beach, FL 33572


Titians Martial Arts Academy

In Valrico, Florida, the Titans Martial Arts Academy offers classes for ages four to adult. Especially helpful for teens, the classes give this age group increased confidence, stress relief, improved balance and flexibility, self-defense skills, and life skills. Certified black belt instructors handle the after-school program, integrating one hour of karate class time between the hours of 2:15 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Owners Keon and Janine Pinkney arrange for pick up from schools listed on the website. School-age children may attend day camps on school holidays from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Classes offered include beginner, intermediate, advanced, and sparring classes.

Traditional Tae Kwon Do Center

Traditional Tae Kwon Do of Brandon, Florida gives students strength training, cardio workouts, proper breathing techniques, mental focus, and self-discipline through Tae Kwon Do. And for kids, the confidence to be bully-proof and know how to deal with strangers is a comfort to them and their parents. Also offering karate and mixed martial arts, the studio’s full-body workouts are invigorating and inspire students to achieve their fitness goals. Evening programs are available for beginners, children, Little Tigers, teens, and adults. For those who are after the Black Belt, the Black Belt Team offers special training classes and events.

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