Best Martial Arts
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El Paso

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    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.

America's Best Karate

America’s Best Karate is a martial arts school in El Paso with an emphasis on physical fitness, character development, and self-defense for students of all ages and levels of fitness. Classes are available for children, adults, and families. America’s Best Karate also offers volunteer classroom and afterschool programs for local schools teaching students about classroom etiquette, how to deal with bullies, confidence in the classroom, and learning respect, discipline, and focus skills.

America's Best Karate of El Paso

America’s Best Karate of El Paso is a martial arts school teaching karate for fitness and self-defense to students of all ages and levels of ability. The instructors are trained professionals, and the school is a member of Black Belt Schools International. The training programs focus on personal development and self-defense tactics. Special workshops are available to teach students how to deal with bullies and keeping children safe from strangers.

Briggs Academy

Briggs Academy is a martial arts training facility in El Paso offering classes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for children and adults, mixed martial arts, Savate-Thai kickboxing, sparring, and combat submission wrestling classes. Lead Instructor, Professor Jesse Briggs, has more than a decade of experience in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has trained extensively with Pro MMA fighters. Every trainer at Briggs Academy has specialized skills and expertise in mixed martial arts with a focus on Brazilian jiu-jitsu and many years of experience in competition level techniques.

Bushido MMA

Bushido MMA is a martial arts training facility in El Paso offering classes in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai, mixed martial arts, boxing, and wrestling for students of all ages and levels of ability. The owner and Head MMA Instructor, Hugo Sida, has more than two decades of experience in boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, and jiu-jitsu. He holds a Black Belt in Ninjitsu and a First Stripe Blue Belt in jiu-jitsu along with several tournament titles.

El Paso, TX 79936


El Paso Jiu Jitsu Academy

El Paso Jiu-jitsu Academy is a dojo specializing in the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, and wrestling. Other classes include personal self-defense, mixed martial arts, and sport jiu-jitsu for students of all ages and abilities. Head Instructor, Tatsuo Goya, holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, a Judo Black Belt and is a Certified Alliance Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor Levels I and II. He currently holds five major titles in Black Belt competitions and two major titles in Brown Belt tournaments.

El Paso Karate

El Paso Karate is a martial arts training facility teaching everything from grappling to karate to kickboxing with professionally trained instructors and accredited membership in Black Belt Schools International. The school offers a variety of programs for students of all ages, genders, fitness levels, and skill sets. Classes for children include karate, tae kwon do, and Hyper Pro Training to teach ninja tricks. Adult classes offer combat fitness, tae kwon do, and Muay Thai kickboxing. El Paso Karate also offers safety workshops, self-defense seminars, kids summer camps, and birthday parties.


GOKURAKU DOJO USA is a martial arts studio in El-Paso, Texas. It's committed to the teachings of Shoto Tanemura Soke and the instruction of ninja martial arts in the traditional Japanese manner. The business began in 1984 with a few students and has expanded to teaching thousands of students in over 15 countries. The teachings encompass 36 areas practiced by the ninja of Japan and the curriculum is divided into three groups: two physical and one pertaining to spiritual development.

611 Montana Ave
El Paso, TX 79902


Gracie Barra

Gracie Barra is a martial arts training facility in El Paso specializing in Brazilian jiu-jitsu for students of all ages and levels of ability. The Head Instructor and co-owner, Jeff Vigil, holds a Black Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has participated in multiple competitions. Classes are available in fundamentals, advanced and competition training, black belt programs, and self-defense for women. Private lessons are also offered by appointment only. The academy is a family oriented facility with over 1,500 square feet of mat and conditioning areas.

Hayashi's Martial Arts Academy

Hayashi’s Martial Arts Academy is a dojo in El Paso offering mixed martial arts training since 1955 for students as young as four years old and older. Children’s classes begin with judo for the youngest students and move to mixed martial arts classes for ages seven and older. Family judo classes are open to children ages six and older and adults. Family mixed martial arts classes are open to children ages 12 and older and adults. Adult classes are available in Judo, Kendo, kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and more.

Japan Karate Association of El Paso, LLC

Japan Karate Association of El Paso, LLC is a dojo teaching the traditional karate-do technique as standardized by the Japan Karate Association. JKA of El Paso is a member of the Japan Karate Association through the JKA World Federation America under the technical direction of Sensei Shojiro Koyama Eighth Dan and founding Director of JKA World Federation of America. Members of Japan Karate Association are welcome to visit and train in all JKA dojos throughout the world and able to participate in all JKA sponsored events such as tournaments, clinics, and camps.

Kung Fu San Soo

Kung Fu San Soo is a martial arts training facility in El Paso offering classes in street self-defense using a system regularly taught to law enforcement personnel and executive protection agencies. Master Paul Schroder holds an Eighth Degree Black Belt in Kung Fu San Soo and is a Certified Instructor and member of the Dave Hopkins Kung Fu San Soo Association. He also has a Purple Belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and 12 years of Wing Chun experience with extensive training in Aikido, Muay Thai, and tae kwon do.

Shaolin WuShu Kung Fu

Shaolin WuShu Kung Fu is a Chinese martial arts school in El Paso offering classes in Shaolin kung fu, Wing Chun fighting techniques, and kickboxing for fitness and self-defense. The Head Instructor and owner, Sigung Perez, has nearly four decades of experience in martial arts and over 30 years of teaching experience. He is an active member of the USA Wushu Kung Fu Federation and has earned numerous awards. Jiaoshi Ruben is the Wing Chun instructor and has been teaching for nearly a decade.

Total Defense

Total Defense is a self-defense and fitness training facility in El Paso offering classes in Krav Maga for students of all ages, genders, and levels of ability. Other courses include fitness challenges, conditioning classes, firearms use and safety classes, and concealed carry classes. The president and lead instructor, Richie Hatch, is a highly-decorated former US Marine with a Level Four Instructor Certification in Krav Maga, certifications in NRA Basic Pistol, CPR, and First Aid, and a Department of Public Safety Concealed Carry Weapons Instructor.

El Paso, TX 79922


Yoon's Martial Arts Academy

Yoon’s Martial Arts Academy offers classes in Hapkido, Tai Chi, Hatha Yoga, and Tai-yo Pilates in El Paso under the direction of Master Suk Hwan Yang. Master Yang has nearly six decades of martial arts experience and training. He holds an 8th degree black belt dan received from the WHF under the founder Byung Ock Yoon. Yoon’s Academy offers free Korean language classes on Saturdays and Bible study on Sunday evenings.

El Paso, TX 79904


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