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Best Martial Arts
in Reno

Why These Martial Arts Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored 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 martial arts teachers in Reno, NV.

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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.

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360 Martial Arts Academy

360 Martial Arts Academy offers training in a variety of martial arts including Muay Thai, taekwondo, Kali, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the Reno facility for students of all ages and levels of expertise. Master Instructor, Paul Reyes, holds a Sixth Degree Black Belt, has more than four decades of martial arts training in multiple martial arts disciplines, and nearly 30 years of professional teaching experience with an extensive list of competition achievements. Adult classes offer training in mixed martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Eskrima, also known as Filipino stick and knife fighting, and tricking. Children’s classes include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, mixed martial arts, and tricking. 360 Martial Arts Academy recommends an Introductory Course package for all new students consisting of two private lessons and one group class. The fee for this course can be credited towards tuition or a uniform upon enrollment.

Reno, NV 89521


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Bushidokan Martial Arts Temple

Bushidokan Martial Arts Temple is a traditional dojo in Sparks providing classes in Dan Zan Ryu Jujitsu and Bujutsu for children and adults. The school operates on donations and class fees are tax deductible as a qualified charitable contribution. Students are welcome to attend multiple classes each week with open mat time to practice available for adults only. Other class options include family classes in jiu-jitsu and adult classes in tai chi and lu jong. The instructors at Bushidokan Martial Arts Temple have more than four decades of combined experience in jujitsu. Two students noted “terrific instruction and fantastic techniques” and “thorough and professional instruction in Japanese Jujitsu.”

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Cancino's Black Belt Academy LLC

Cancino’s Black Belt Academy LLC is an independently owned and operated school in Reno licensed with the American Taekwondo Association and as a Hyper Pro Training School offering classes for children, adults, and families. Chief Instructor, Mark J. Cancino, holds a Fourth Degree Black Belt and an extensive list of achievements in his martial arts career. The Tiny Tiger program has preschool classes beginning with children ages three and a half through six years old. Adult classes include participants ages 13 and up and families are encouraged to train together. The Hyper Fight Club trains in sparring combinations, drills, counters, tactical strategies, and more. Cancino’s Black Belt Academy offers sleepovers for a fun night of martial arts, games, movies, and tricking for children with a pizza dinner and a donut breakfast to give parents a night off.

Reno, NV 89503


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Dallyon Center

Dallyon Center is a training center in Reno offering classes in martial arts and fitness for students of all ages and levels of experience and fitness. Head Instructor, Ash Parr, has a Fifth Degree Black Belt in taekwondo and nearly three decades of experience in martial arts with participation in multiple competition events. Instructor Julianne Lim holds a Third Degree Black Belt in taekwondo, and Instructor Mike Henry holds a Second Degree Black Belt with nearly three decades of experience and a number of competition events between them. Fitness classes are led by certified personal trainers. Dallyon Center also offers Ashiatsu Bar Therapy massage. One taekwondo parent reported “thanks to Dallyon, my seven year old is not afraid to be a strong, independent, kind girl.” A fitness customer noted “since I joined the Fit Shuffle class over four years ago I have thoroughly enjoyed sweating and working out.”

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Freestyle Martial Arts Academy

Freestyle Martial Arts Academy offers adult and children classes in martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and freestyle fitness at the facility located in Reno. The program includes a blend of mixed martial arts combining the techniques from multiple disciplines including taekwondo, Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, and the Academy’s version of streetwise self-defense. The facility features three large mat areas in three separate rooms with bleacher seating for observers. Owner and instructor, Tres Weatherford, holds a Fifth Degree Black Belt in taekwondo and a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with nearly four decades of martial arts experience. Tres is backed with a team of highly experienced and similarly ranked instructors in martial arts with decades of experience. Freestyle Martial Arts Academy provides a variety of special events, training camps, and birthday parties throughout the year.

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Reno Dojo

Reno Dojo is a martial arts facility offering classes in Jujitsu, Kempo and Kenpo Karate, and tai chi for adults and children. Classes are available three days a week with Tuesday and Thursday’s classes divided into four separate age groups beginning with preschool children, elementary school ages six to 10, middle school ages 11 through 15, and adult classes for students 16 years and older. Wednesday’s tai chi class is available for adults only.

Reno, NV 89509


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ROAK Martial Arts Studio

ROAK Martial Arts Studio offers training in the art of Tang Soo Do for children and adults, and the school is a member of the World Tang Soo Do Association. The owner, Mr. Reardon, is a certified Tang Soo Do Instructor and holds a Second Degree Black Belt. He has earned multiple awards in competitions including First Place Rankings in Empty Hand Traditional Form and Traditional Weapons Form at the 2013 New Born Kings Tournament in Reno. He also earned a silver medal for sparring at the 2013 World Tang Soo Do Association Region One Championship and holds other competition achievements to his credit dating back to 2009. Classes are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays with private sessions available on Saturdays by appointment only. ROAK Martial Arts Studio offers free classes for new students upon signup.

Carson City, NV 89701


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The Academy Martial Arts

The Academy Martial Arts is a training facility in Reno specializing in the Kempo Karate system of self-defense for students of all ages. Co-owners and Senior Instructors, Pierce Toomey and Jake Coombs, share a passion for martial arts and innovative teaching techniques and recommend a combination of private lessons and group instruction for each student. The Academy offers group classes divided into four different age levels and classes are available throughout the day with a free introductory lesson provided to new students with no strings attached. Visitors are welcome to observe any group classes during the week. Students noted “you will not find more confident, level headed and experienced instructors in this city,” “a very well run school that is great for families,” and “love being a part of this dojo family.”

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