Best Martial Arts Schools in San Antonio

Why These Martial Arts Schools?

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

Schertz, TX 78154


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.

Boerne, TX 78006


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



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


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


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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