Best Martial Arts Schools in Knoxville

Why These Martial Arts Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Knoxville 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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Fusion Martial Arts Club LLC

Fusion Martial Arts Club LLC is an adults only training facility in Knoxville with class sizes limited to 16 students of any adult age, gender, level of fitness, and physical size. Children’s classes are available from the affiliated Progressive Martial Arts Academy in Oak Ridge. The Chief Instructor, Bruce Corrigan, has more than three decades of martial arts experience and is the developer of the club’s signature system of training. Bruce holds Eighth Degree Black Belts in Kenpo and Hawaiian Kenpo and certification as a Senior Instructor in Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali. He also holds a Black Belt in judo, a Second Degree Black Belt in Filipino Kuntaw Lima Lima, and a Black Belt and Instructor certification in Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Assistant Instructor, Meg Corrigan, holds a Sixth Degree Black Belt in the FILKENJUTSU Method of Hawaiian Kenpo, certification as a Phase One Level Instructor in Cornada Eskrima, and a Purple Belt in Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Fusion offers group and private lessons in martial arts and three levels of self-defense workshops for women scheduled throughout the year.

Knoxville, TN 37922


M.B.C. School of Karate

M.B.C. School of Karate is a traditional Isshin-ryu Karate school in Maryville offering martial arts training to students 13 years of age and older. The Head Instructor, Master Harold Nuchols, holds an Eighth Degree Black Belt in karate, and he has nearly six decades of experience. The school charges a monthly fee with discounts for each additional family member, and two training sessions are scheduled each week. The first class is free, and visitors are welcome to observe or participate in classes.

Maryville, TN 37803


Maryville TaeKwonDo

Maryville TaeKwonDo offers martial arts training for children in Maryville and the surrounding areas scheduled by age and skill level. The head instructor, Dustin Bolt, is a multiple-time USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee and holds many awards from competitions. The Executive Director and Director of Programs, Sigung Richard Clear, earned the title of Self Defense Master of the Year in 2007 and has extensive training in Old Hand Shao-lin, Internal Kung Fu, KUN TAO SILAT de Thouars, Pentjak Silat, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, and Si-Tai-Gung Street Kung Fu. He is also certified as an Instructor of Russian Martial Art Systema by Mikhail Ryabko and Vladimir Vasiliev.

Maryville, TN 37804