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Best Martial Arts
Teachers in San
Antonio
2019

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 San Antonio, TX.

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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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3T Karate in San Antonio

3T Karate in San Antonio is a facility that provides martial arts training for kids and adults. There is a pre-school program, a youth karate program for kids seven to 12 years of age, a teen and adult program, and a family program. Parents remark on the program and the knowledgeable instructors.

San Antonio, TX 78248

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Academy for the Martial Arts

Academy for the Martial Arts is a Schertz facility that offers classes for kids and adults. Kids’ classes are for ages four and five, six and seven, ages eight to 10, and ages 11 to 14. The teen and adult program teaches several types of self-defense with Brazilian jiu-jitsu and Olympic style taekwondo. The program also includes weapons training and weapons defense, grappling and striking, and more.

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Dominion MMA

Dominion MMA is a San Antonio locally owned and operated facility that has over 39 years of experience and serves those six years of age and up. The 3,500-square foot facility has small classes and offers judo, kickboxing, Muay Thai, boxing, Hayastan grappling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Russian sport and combat Sambo, and Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling. Dominion MMA has month-to-month payments with no enrollment fees, belt testing fees, or contracts, and offers training seven days a week.

San Antonio, TX 78254

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Gracie Barra San Antonio

Gracie Barra San Antonio is a martial arts school that teaches families and individuals. The school teaches Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and programs include the future champions program for kids three to 15 years of age, the fundamentals program, the advanced program, the black belt program, the women’s program, and private training. Gracie Barra San Antonio also offers Muay Thai. Students appreciate the instructors’ skill, knowledge, patience, and passion.

San Antonio, TX 78258

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JK Taekwondo Academy

JK Taekwondo Martial Arts Academy has served children and adults in San Antonio since 2011 and in Harlingen since 2005. Both locations are open Monday through Friday, and class level is determined by age. Appointments are available on Saturdays for supplemental instruction. Special classes are held to address bullying. It offers an after-school program, with pickups at local schools, as well as a kids' summer camp to keep children active and focused on self-improvement.

5500 Babcock Rd
San Antonio, TX 78240

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Marra Senki Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Marra Senki Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is a San Antonio school that teaches adults and kids. There is a program for kids and youth and a no-gi submission grappling program which includes freestyle, judo, Russian sambo, catch wrestling, and Greco. Marra Senki Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy also offers private one-on-one lessons or in a small group of up to three students. Luiz Sergio Correa is the head instructor and he has won numerous submission grappling titles as well as the Texas BJJ Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt of the Year in 2014. He has been practicing jiu-jitsu for more than 28 years.

San Antonio, TX 78232

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National School of Martial Arts

National School of Martial Arts is a Converse facility that trains students of all ages. The facility specializes in Olympic style taekwondo and also offers self-defense programs, weapons training, summer camps, and an after school pick-up program for kids in kindergarten to grade eight. National School of Martial Arts is a member of the USA Taekwondo, the United States National Taekwondo Federation, and the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States. Parents remark on the quality of the instruction and the instructors’ patience and kindness.

San Antonio, TX 78256

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Paramount Taekwondo Center

Paramount Taekwondo Center is a Boerne family-owned martial arts school that trains adults and kids. The school has over 25 years of experience and offers taekwondo for kids, teens, and adults. The adults also learn knife and gun self-defense techniques. Paramount Taekwondo Center also offers an after school program that includes pick-up from school, a snack, time for and help with homework, activity time, and a taekwondo class. Summer camp is also available. Head instructor and owner Master Daniel Martinez has been practicing taekwondo for over 26 years. Students appreciate the friendly environment and the instructors’ skill.

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Patriot Martial Arts

Patriot Martial Arts is a Universal City facility that teaches kids three years of age up to adults. The facility offers programs including Krav Maga, knife fighting, Gracie jiu-jitsu, pre-martial arts for children three and four years of age, pre-martial arts for children five to seven years of age, martial arts for youth eight to 12 years of age, and martial arts and self-defense for teens and adults. Students remark on the clean environment and the friendly and professional staff.

Universal City, TX 78148

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PKI MMA

PKI MMA is a San Antonio facility that has been training students for over 27 years. The facility has programs for students from four to six years of age, seven to 10 years of age, 10 to 12 years of age, a program for students who are 17 years of age, and there is a teen program for those 13 years of age and up. PKI MMA also offers yoga and boot camp and cage fit programs. Classes include ju ki do and specialty weapons for those who have a green belt or higher. Students appreciate their support, instruction, and the environment.

San Antonio, TX 78240

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Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy of San Antonio

Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy of San Antonio is a martial arts academy teaching Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to students of all ages. Specializing in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, which is a style that holds technique to be more important than strength, Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy of San Antonio offers a free introductory lesson for potential students. With a team of highly trained instructors, including Relson Gracie, grandson of the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, the academy is able to teach students of all levels.

San Antonio, TX 78250

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S.A.Kid’s Karate

S.A.Kid’s Karate is a San Antonio facility that has two locations and instructors with more than 80 years of combined experience. The facility offers an orientation program which comes with a free uniform, an after school karate program which picks up the child from more than 25 Northside Independent School District schools, a karate summer camp that includes Japanese language, Okinawan weapons, and jujitsu, and a program for kids four and five years of age. S.A.Kid’s Karate also offers evening classes. Parents appreciate their children’s growth, discipline, and confidence from training.

San Antonio, TX 78229

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SA Shaolin Kung Fu

SA Shaolin Kung Fu provides martial arts classes at the Martial Arts Wellness Center in San Antonio. Kids' classes are for ages six and older and are taught by Da Shi Xong, a fifth-year student of Kung Fu. Adult classes are led by Shifu Shi Xing Wei, a 32nd-year Shaolin disciple and a trained practitioner of eight different martial arts from around the world. These classes include training in self-defense, exercise, weapons, stretching, and even Filipino martial arts.

311 Spencer Ln
San Antonio, TX 78201

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Tae Kwon Do Club Culebra

Tae Kwon Do Club Culebra is a San Antonio facility that has been teaching students for over six years. The facility offers evening classes Monday through Thursday, an after school program which picks students up from school, and a summer camp. Tae Kwon Do Club Culebra offers discounts for parents, siblings, and military personnel. Master Nathan Cantu has more than five years of teaching experience and has been training for more than 14 years of training.

San Antonio, TX 78254

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Team Chip Tae Kwon Do

Team Chip Tae Kwon Do is a San Antonio facility that has been serving students for over 31 years. The facility trains kids and adults and offers hapkido, traditional taekwondo, fitness boot camps, women’s self-defense clinics, private lessons, and birthday parties. The demonstration team also puts on demonstrations at events. Team Chip Tae Kwon Do has six different locations. Students appreciate the fun classes and the kind and knowledgeable instructors.

San Antonio, TX 78250

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The Dojo Martial Arts School

The Dojo Martial Arts School is a San Antonio facility that provides training for kids and adults at all levels. The school offers jiu-jitsu for kids, an aiki jiu-jitsu program, a kickboxing program, and a jiujutsu program. Head instructor Sensei Jeffrey G. Tovar has a black belt in hanno chikara jiu-jitsu and continues his martial arts education. Students and parents remark on the relaxing atmosphere and Sensei Tovar’s patience and knowledge.

San Antonio, TX 78238

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The U.S. Martial Arts Training Center

The U.S. Martial Arts Training Center is a San Antonio school that has been serving kids, teens, and adults for over 30 years. The school specializes in cardio kickboxing, Olympic judo, and Olympic taekwondo. Other classes offered are self-defense and hapkido. Master Payne has more than 30 years of martial arts training. She is a 7th Dan Hapkido, a 7th Dan Taekwondo, and she is a nine-time national medal winner, has won 22 grand championships, and is a three-time Texas Outstanding Athlete of the Year. Students appreciate the helpful and welcoming staff.

Converse, TX 78109

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Traditional Tae Kwon-Do Academy

Traditional Tae Kwon-Do Academy is a Helotes school that has been teaching students for over 15 years. The school teaches classes five days a week and offers an after school program which includes 20 minutes of stretching and a one-hour traditional tae kwon do class. Traditional Tae Kwon-Do Academy also offers evening classes and summer camps. Master Daniel Marr is the chief instructor and he has more than 19 years of teaching experience and is a 6th-degree black belt. Parents remark on their professionalism, talent, and the environment.

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Universal Karate Studios

Universal Karate Studios is a San Antonio family-owned and operated facility that provides classes for adults and kids. Classes are in jujitsu, karate, and traditional Okinawan weapons training. Universal Karate Studios also offers an after school program for children three years of age and up which includes pick-up from school.

San Antonio, TX 78251

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