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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.

Arlington M.M.A. (Mixed Martial Arts and Extreme Fitness)

Arlington M.M.A. (Mixed Martial Arts and Extreme Fitness) offers a variety of programs for extreme fitness and instruction in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts (MMA), wrestling, grappling, boxing, kickboxing, judo, Muay-Thai, self-defense, strength and conditioning, and personal training. It serves the communities of Grand Prairie, Mansfield, Arlington, Amarillo, Dallas, Irving, and Fort Worth. Arlington M.M.A. provides training for competition, tournaments, self-defense, and fitness. It also operates as an MMA gym that offers complete boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, No Gi jiu-jitsu, wrestling, and MMA programs. Arlington M.M.A. is equipped with mats, two cages, a boxing ring, and a complete weight room for strength and conditioning of fighters. It is the official training camp of UFC Legend Patrick "The HeadHunter" Smith.

Arlington, TX 76011


Cedar Hill American Karate Academy

Cedar Hill American Karate Academy is a martial arts school based in Cedar Hill, Texas that offers karate and Taekwondo classes to kids, teens, and adults. All of its classes are specially designed with an age-appropriate curriculum to maximize each student’s success in learning martial arts. A variety of exercises, skill-building activities, and Taekwondo training are integrated into each class. In addition to learning self-defense strategies and techniques, students are given an array of learning opportunities to improve self-esteem, self-growth, and increased inner vision. The school’s martial arts and fitness professionals are dedicated to helping all students see their true potential and abilities.

Cedar Hill, TX 75104


Cornerstone Martial Arts and Leadership Academy

Located in Arlington, Texas, Cornerstone Martial Arts and Leadership Academy is a peak-performance self-improvement and leadership development academy. It integrates time-honored practices of traditional martial arts and self-defense training with leadership, personal development, and life coaching to hone tomorrow's leaders. Cornerstone teaches a traditional Korean martial art style, called Tang Soo Do. Tang Soo Do aims to develop the whole person, including the emotional self. Cornerstone offers private self-defense seminars for organizations, businesses, or small groups. This program focuses on teaching “street smart” self-defense in a hands-on setting and is ideal for professionals who work with the public, such as handymen, real estate professionals, and retail workers. Additionally, the academy can host team-building events and personalized leadership training.

Arlington, TX 76013


Excel Academy

Excel Academy has been teaching martial arts to individuals of all ages and skill levels in the communities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Colleyville, Richland Hills, Grapevine, and North Richland Hills for more than 20 years. The school takes a modern approach to teaching its traditional karate programs. All classes are taught by Master Miguel Valdez, a 7th Degree Black Belt. Master Valdez strives to develop a strong foundation in the basics of Taekwondo to improve the students’ physical abilities, mental discipline, and self-defense skills. Excel Academy is the home of the Texas X Karate Championships. The school has no registration fees and offers a free trial class.

F3 Fitness Fight Factory

F3 Fitness Fight Factory is a is a premier fitness, martial arts, mixed martial arts, and cardio sports complex that has been serving residents of Colleyville, North Richland Hills, Keller, Grapevine, Bedford, Euless, Hurst Texas or other areas around North Texas. It specializes in ultimate fitness, cardio fitness, mixed martial arts (MMA) fitness, kickboxing fitness, and strength and conditioning fitness. F3 also teaches real MMA, kickboxing, American jiu-jitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, wrestling, Muay Thai, boxing, self-defense, and anti-bullying classes. Its instructors include UFC, Legacy, Bellator and other professional fighters who hold classes for regular adults, kids, and seniors. F3 offers a free trial class, as well as extends corporate, military, and family discounts.

North Richland Hills, TX 76180


Grapevine Martial Arts Academy

Grapevine Martial Arts Academy teaches the Youn Wha Ryu system of martial arts, which is based on traditional Taekwondo while integrating elements of Hapkido, karate, kung fu and judo. The academy, founded in Grapevine, Texas by Masters Jean and Scott Good in 1990, has been serving the community of Grapevine and surrounding areas for more than 25 years. It offers training opportunities for adults and children six days a week for all belt levels, including a pre-school Little Ninjas program, teen classes, and adult Aikido and T'ai Chi classes. Through its martial arts classes, the school helps its students develop self-confidence and self-discipline, respect and responsibility, honor and integrity.

Grapevine, TX 76051


House of Courage

The House of Courage is a martial arts school located in Cedar Hill, Texas. It specializes in teaching a Christian martial art system, called Shinja Yuuki Ryu, which allows children to learn and grow physically and become capable of defending themselves and others while growing in God’s word and in serving others. Apart from its Courageous Cubs martial arts kids program, House of Courage offers youth and adult martial arts classes. The school also has a Courage Combat program, which teaches a form of self-defense that combines police, military, Kenpo, and Jiu-jitsu techniques. The House of Courage offers one free class with no obligation to sign up.

Cedar Hill, TX 75104


Ironside Martial Arts

Ironside Martial Arts teaches mixed martial arts and self-defense for all ages and experience levels. It is open to train students from Colleyville, Grapevine, Southlake, North Richland Hills, Keller, Hurst/Euless/Bedford, Dallas/Fort Worth, and nearby cities. At its fully equipped training facility in Bedford, Coach Sina Hadad and other experienced instructors offer classes in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, Muay Thai kickboxing, submission wrestling, boxing and competitive mixed martial arts. Ironside Martial Arts also offers kids’ classes for ages 6 and up. For intermediate and advanced martial artists, the school can provide continuing instructions and varied training partners to help students reach their maximum potential as fighters.

Karate of Mansfield

Karate of Mansfield is a martial arts school based in Mansfield, Texas. Its martial arts and karate classes accommodate most age groups and every level of experience. Karate of Mansfield also offers the first Kids Karate After School program in the Mansfield Area. Enrolled children can take karate classes, interact socially, do his/her homework, and learn important life lessons. Instructors can even help the children with their homework or difficult subjects. Additionally, the school offers an exciting and adventurous summer camp program that incorporates various activities, including swimming, soccer, frisbee, movies, park visits, arts and crafts projects, and karate classes. Karate of Mansfield also has self-defense classes for women and adults.

Mansfield, TX 76063


Legends Martial Arts

Founded in 1959, Legends Martial Arts is a family-oriented martial arts school that offers quality, low-cost instruction to children and adults residing in Hurst, Texas. It offers classes for the following martial arts styles: Aikido, Brazilian jujitsu, jiu-jitsu, karate, kickboxing, Krav Maga, kung fu, mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, and Taekwondo. The school has a specially designed curriculum to cater to the different abilities and aptitudes of adults, teens, and children. Karate classes are available for three-year-old students through senior citizens. In addition to its state-of-the-art facility, Legends Martial Arts holds classes in safe, satellite locations in schools, recreation centers, and local YMCAs.

Natural Way Martial Arts

Natural Way Martial Arts, based in Arlington, has been serving residents of Dallas/Fort Worth since 1994. The school uses the specialized teaching method of Chayon-Ryu to help students learn classic martial arts, but in a manner that decreases the chance of injury. This unique teaching method caters to students who seek martial arts training for improving health, life longevity, relaxation, and protecting one’s self and family. The Chayon-Ryu program integrates direct instruction, small-group work, video and print resources, and one-on-one tutoring. Enrollment is limited to students ten years of age or older. Younger students are only allowed when their parents are part of the class as well.

Arlington, TX 76001


NTA Taekwondo, Colleyville

NTA Taekwondo, Colleyville is martial arts school based in Colleyville that specializes in providing in recreational and competitive Taekwondo for all ages. The school also offers a realistic self-defense program and the NTA Leadership program for junior high and high school students who aim to become coaches, Texas state referees or instructors. NTA has produced many state, collegiate, national, and international champions. The school’s instructors and belts are certified by Kukkiwon, the World TKD Federation. Athletes with Kukkiwon-certified belts are allowed to compete at that color in any competition worldwide. NTA offers free trial martial art class and promotional discounts.

Colleyville, TX 76034


Shaw Martial Arts

Shaw Martial Arts, based in Irving, Texas, uses personalized instruction and a mentor type program to teach self- defense in the art of American karate. The martial arts school offers a distinct instruction approach to American karate, which integrates Taekwondo, judo, kenpo, and Hapkido. It maintains a high instructor to student ratio to support its personalized training and continuous mentoring program. Shaw Martial Arts opened its doors in 2011 and was established by members of the Shaw family who are all black belts in the art of American karate. They studied under Master James Holan, a 6th Degree Black Belt in American karate. They also trained under Master Andrew Herden in the art of judo.

Shotokan Karate-Do Academy

Shotokan Karate-Do Academy upholds the time-honored traditions of authentic Japanese traditional Shotokan karate as taught by Master Funakoshi. The academy provides the opportunity for anyone, without any discrimination, to learn karate-do. Shotokan Karate-Do Academy strives to develop great martial artists with good morals and strong convictions. It was founded in 2000 by Shihan Nixon Feliz and Shihan Jorge Decena. Shihan Decena is a 6th Dan (6th degree) Black Belt in the art of Shotokan Karate-Do. He has more than 30 years of experience in martial arts, including 25 years of teaching karate and training in other disciplines. The school offers special introductory packages that come with a free uniform and a week of free classes.

Arlington, TX 76012


Spicar’s Martial Arts

Spicar’s Martial Arts is a professional, full-time center that provides martial arts training to residents of Southlake, Grapevine, Colleyville, Keller, Westlake, and Trophy Club in Texas. With its dedicated staff and world-class instructors, the center maintains structured and energizing classes that are intended to help develop its students’ coordination, physical fitness, mental strength, and social skills. Spicar’s Martial Arts offers Taekwondo, karate, martial arts, and self-defense classes for kids, teens, and adults at its 3,000-square-feet facility in Southlake. It also holds an annual martial arts summer camp that is tailor-made to be fun, educational, and social. The camp is open for kids of all ages.

Southlake, TX 72096


V-FIT Martial Arts

V-FIT Martial Arts, located in Kennedale, Texas, offers fun and challenging martial art classes for developing self-defense, fitness, confidence, discipline, and focus. The school’s high-energy and effective workouts held at its clean, comfortable and family-oriented studio attract adult beginners, advanced martial artists, and off-season athletes. V-FIT Martial Arts also offers a kids’ program that combines Taekwondo and fitness exercises in a traditional class environment that uses a ten-belt ranking system. The school holds conditioning camps and boot camps as part of its martial arts training program. V-FIT Martial Arts’ head instructor and owner is Robert Visitacion, a martial arts Hall of Famer, a former kickboxing champion, and a fifth-degree black belt.

Kennedale, TX 76060


Vital Fitness

Vital Fitness is a martial arts and fitness studio located in Irving, Texas. It has classes for men, women, and children of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced students. Vital Fitness offers Krav Maga classes, which are a combination of fitness and self-defense training; children’s martial arts, which consist of intense Taekwondo training, fun activities, exercises, and character lessons to teach children the traditional values of the martial arts; and Taekwondo classes, which integrate the World Tae Kwon Do Federation’s Olympic style martial arts and American Tae Kwon Do. The studio also offers kickboxing and high-energy workouts.

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