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MMA Training in New York

What is MMA?

Mixed martial arts, also referred to as MMA, is a combat sport most commonly related to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

The concept behind MMA training blends the ability to learn and adapt to numerous fighting styles and unarmed combat techniques, which are used for either competition or self-defense. MMA classes integrate the use of punching, kicking, elbows, knees, wrestling, submission holds, and other tactics with a goal to immobilize an opponent.

A few of the most popular types of MMA fighting styles include:

In an MMA gym, there are two different types of training. With competitive MMA fighting, regulations are set to allow the use of mixed martial arts styles that include striking, wrestling, and submissions, as well as various types of punches and kicks. To win, a competitor must submit, knock out, or get a technical knockout as decided by the fight referee. Otherwise, the bout can also be decided by judges who choose the individual they feel won.

On the other hand, training at an MMA gym near you can also give an everyday person the ability to defend themselves if a dangerous situation arises. Learning the proper striking techniques, controlling holds, submission moves, and other self-defense tactics learned in MMA classes can keep you safe if you’re ever attacked. We take these scenarios into account and prepare our students for them.

Benefits of Our MMA Classes

Why do you want to learn mixed martial arts? NY Martial Arts Academy is here to boost your confidence, teach you effective self-defense tactics, and get you in great shape. If you’re looking for an MMA gym in New York, our classes encompass every facet of combat through the art of Jeet Kune Do.

Dana White, President of the UFC has said, “The father of mixed martial arts, if you will, was Bruce Lee. If you look at the way Bruce Lee trained, the way he fought, and many of the things he wrote, he said the perfect style was no style.”

This quote perfectly describes Jeet Kune Do.

Combining elements of boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, and others, Jeet Kune Do was created by Bruce Lee himself. We place a special emphasis on the important aspects of martial arts, while also focusing on improving confidence, health, and independence. Our instructors are directly connected to the training lineage of Bruce Lee, giving us keen insight into his art form and the techniques involved.


One of the greatest perks of learning a style of mixed martial arts like Jeet Kune Do is the increased ability you’ll have to defend yourself in a situation where someone threatens you or a loved one. Learning quick strikes, submission holds, and other self-defense techniques will give you a better chance of getting out of the scenario safely.

Get Fit

Are you tired of endlessly lifting weights and jogging on the treadmill at a generic gym? Here at our MMA schools in New York, you can enjoy a fun, fast-paced form of exercise while also learning about effective punching, kicking, grappling, and other MMA training tactics. Burn hundreds of calories with each an every class.


As you learn self-defense strategies, get in better shape, and progress through our MMA lessons, you’ll quickly recognize a higher level of confidence in every aspect of your life. By boosting self-esteem, our students are more prepared to handle themselves in real-life situations of physical intimidation or other moments of tension. And the social nature of our MMA classes also provides opportunities to meet new people and make new friends.

Get Started on Your MMA Training

Are these MMA gyms near me? Check out any of our four locations:

Few MMA classes provide the type of combined mental and health benefits we offer here at NY Martial Arts Academy. Our instructors are knowledgable of the best Jeet Kune Do techniques and put a special focus on communicating with their students to keep them engaged from start to finish.

If you’re ready to start your MMA training, give us a call today at (347) 721-3288 or complete the form on this page for more info!

Read Reviews from Our Students

My son has been training at New York Martial Arts Academy for a few months and absolutely loves it! The students learn to focus, follow directions and coordination all while having fun with other kids their age! The children also have discussions about topics such as discipline, politeness, respect, etc. If you are looking for a martial arts school that respects all students and works one to one with them to help them improve their form, look no further. I highly recommend New York Martial Arts Academy! Phyllis Trilivas | Queens Phyllis Trilivas | Queens's Rating
My son has been attending classes here for two years and I only have the best to say! He has learned so much and loves going each time which is a testament to the amazing coaches and staff. We will be going for years to come! Dimitra Stellatos | Queens Dimitra Stellatos | Queens's Rating
I am truly honored to have my daughter attend here, I am satisfied with the teaching here, the instructors teach with passion, the place is welcoming, I love the bully prevention, the defense moves, and the confidence she is gaining. My daughter enjoys coming here, I highly recommend! Thank you guys and keep up the great work???????????????? popping up | Brooklyn popping up | Brooklyn's Rating
My daughter and I couldn’t be happier with our experience at NY Martial Arts Academy. She is treated with respect and also shown how to treat others with respect along with learning important self defence which I’m sure will lead to boosted confidence in the long run. Such a great place for kids to attend! Kimberly Ross | Brooklyn Kimberly Ross | Brooklyn's Rating
My son has been attending NYMAA for over a 1.5 year and overall he has gained more confidence, discipline, and love his classes. We had the pleasure of working with many of their Sifus and they are all amazing. Special thanks to Sifu Chuck, Sara, Carlos, James and everyone else that my son has worked with. We started doing private classes and then switched to group classes. Great place to have your child gained discipline and learned martial arts. Marcia S | Astoria Marcia S | Astoria's Rating
I am extremely pleased with instructors Sifu James, Sifu Carlos and Sifu Dino. My son has participated in their classes for the past 3 months now. have noticed a great change in my son's school work and how motivated he is to come to class! They are the best of the best!!!!! Would recommend for all ages! Víctor Santamaria | Astoria Víctor Santamaria | Astoria's Rating
My daughter loves it here, and I can see improvements in her character. Lenny Lam | Astoria Lenny Lam | Astoria's Rating
I've been training here for almost 3 years now and it has allowed me to meet great people and form strong bonds with the people I train with. It's a great environment to learn martial arts because not only are you surrounded by good people, you also have a lot of fun training as the instructors tend to crack jokes throughout the classes. Great place get in a hard training session, and a real confidence booster as you will be pushed to your limits and be encouraged by the instructors and your teammates to continue despite being tired. Great instructors that know their stuff and will explain why we do certain techniques or drills a certain way. More importantly than that, it's great for personal growth as it also tends to highlight the more philosophical aspect of Bruce Lee and martial arts as a whole. mcgregor conner | Queens mcgregor conner | Queens's Rating
I have been a student at New York Martial Arts Academy for about 10 years and it is such an amazing opportunity to be a part of this school! All of the instructors are very knowledgeable and are always there to help you. You can tell that all of the instructors love what they do and they want to see us become the best version of ourselves, both on and off the training floor. The instructors and students at New York Martial Arts Academy have created such a welcoming and fun environment for anyone to learn martial arts in. I would definitely recommend training at New York Martial Arts Academy! Angela Gallo | Queens Angela Gallo | Queens's Rating
When I was looking for a martial arts to try, for the first time ever, I was very nervous especially starting at the age of 30 and not having had any prior experience. Starting from day one I felt comfortable with the trainer who was amazingly patient, had a positive attitude and didn’t make me feel self conscience about my inability to land a half decent kick. But after attending for many months I started to get the hang of it. The instructors here as well as my fellow students who I have the privilege to train with are top notch. The culture is amazing, you will never feel out of place and the teachers here are absolutely amazing, they will provide you with all the tools you need and all the attention you need to make sure you succeed and achieve your goals. I Highly recommend you check this place out! Dan B | Queens Dan B | Queens's Rating
I've been a martial arts practitioner for 12 years now, and have trained in different countries around the world. New York Martial Arts Academy has, by far, the best facilities of any school I've been a member of. The instruction is top tier as well. I haven't met an instructor here that doesn't have at least 10 years of experience. You can tell that they all really love what they do. Whether your goal is to get in shape and have some fun, fight in a cage, or defend yourself in the street, NYMAA will be able to accommodate.

One of the things that most impressed me about the school was the camaraderie between students. You won't find cliques here. Advanced students are encouraged to help newer members, and I've never seen anyone be disrespectful or intentionally try to hurt anyone else.

If you want to learn a skill that helps your confidence, increases your fitness, allows you to be able to defend yourself, and make some good friends at the same time, then I would de initely recommend checking out NYMAA.
eassae | Queens eassae | Queens's Rating
Growing up, I have always admired Bruce Lee's unique fighting style, so I was extremely happy when I finally found a Martial Arts Academy that based their instruction on jeet kune do. I have tried several different academies, and I can proudly say that none of them met the exceptional experience that I received from NYMAA. In here, the instructors, staff, and even students form a team based on mutual respect, creating a great atmosphere. I also love how the instructors pride themselves in teaching their students a new way of life rather than just self-defense. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who is interested in seeking new opportunities to better their life. Elke Xenophontos | Queens Elke Xenophontos | Queens's Rating
Joining was the best decision I've ever made. It's an amazing workout that I genuinely look forward to everyday and I have never felt better.

I highly recommend the NYMAA to anyone looking to take martial arts for any reason.
Richard Boehm | Long Island Richard Boehm | Long Island's Rating