Best Martial Arts Schools in Philadelphia

Why These Martial Arts Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Philadelphia 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.

Read more about our selection process

Gracie Academy Philadelphia

Gracie Academy Philadelphia offers top-level Brazilian Jui-Jitsu instruction. The Philadelphia-area Academy focuses on self-empowerment, stress-relief, and provides a healthy physical outlet that is fun and supportive. Black belt instructors with extensive training and competition experience teach a range of classes. Students of all experience levels are welcome beginning at age five. The kid's program delivers self-defense training and self-confidence while having fun. The Academy runs promotions and discounts for classes.

Philadelphia, PA 19147


Philadelphia Self Defense

Philadelphia Self Defense offers martial arts instruction to help students gain self-confidence and learn vital self-preservation skills. Expert trainers with over 35 years of experience provide the necessary tools to make quick and intelligent self-defense decisions. The Philadelphia-school offers small class sizes and personalized attention to the success of each student. The teaching style at the school accommodates individuals of varying experience and fitness levels. Students can expect to learn the full spectrum of self-defense ranges and scenarios.

Philadelphia, PA 19122


Water and Rock Studio

Water and Rock Studio offers whole-body personalized training to Philadelphia-area students. Signature services at the studio include functional fitness, mixed martial arts, self-defense, and yoga. Skilled instructors provide students with the knowledge and tools to enhance health and fitness through nutrition coaching, lifestyle coaching, and much more. Classes meet in small groups or private sessions.

Philadelphia, PA 19118


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