Top MMA Gyms In Philadelphia

August 8, 2016 8:00 AM

Whether fitness is your goal, self-defense, a love for martial arts or some combination, you may be interested in finding a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym in Philly. MMA gyms offer typical features such as equipment and classes. However the classes usually include various martial art disciplines, kickboxing, yoga and CrossFit. Participants in mixed martial arts get exercise, mental discipline and learn skills that have to do with striking an opponent and grappling (wrestling). Here are the top five MMA gyms in Philly.
Balance Studios
108-114 S. Bonsall St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 636-9661

Balance Studios is one of the top choices for MMA participants. Balance Studios is in the Rittenhouse square area of Philly and is known worldwide for its offering of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. You will also find other MMA and yoga classes here, as well as beginner self-defense. The price range is moderate. Customers love the people who work here and describe them as fun and humble. Balance Studios opened in 2002 and has two other locations in Philly, including the North East and Fishtown. This gym has many different options for a variety of levels and is open 24 hours.

Daddis Mixed Martial Arts Academy
1931 Washington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
(215) 467-1008

Another popular pick for an MMA gym is Daddis Mixed Martial Arts Academy. Here, you will find classes for CrossFit, yoga and different grappling classes. The gym also has classes and programs for kids. Kids in MMA are called “Little Dragons,” and they can participate in a variety of mixed martial arts. The owner of Daddis is certified in Muay Thai for those looking for that specialty. People here find the atmosphere serious, hardcore with some very strong-looking people, who are also very patient and friendly. Clean and priced on the more expensive side, options to sign a one year contract will save a little dough. There is also a second location just across the Ben Franklin in Cherry Hill NJ.

Brazen And Boxing
1050 N. Hancock St., Suite 58
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Brazen and Boxing specializes in Muay Thai, kettle bells and boxing. You can work out here in small groups or by the hour sessions. Brazen and Boxing also has a two day free trial for those who want to see if MMA is right for them. The hours vary greatly and should be checked, Brazen and Boxing is closed on Sundays. This MMA gym uses Sargus Strength systems, which are often used for professional athletes and competitive performers. Customers like the high level instruction for professionals, and Brazen and Boxing is mostly for people who want to take their sport to the next level.

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Destolfos Premier Martial arts
1950 Main Ave.
Conshohocken, PA 19428
(610) 834-8533

Destolfos Premier Martial Arts and classes has been training people since 1977 and is a Philly hotlist runner up. This MMA gym has many options for kids and adults. There are several different types of classes from basic self-defense to more high training programs. The gym also runs an annual summer camp, and has different seminars to help people get in shape. The staff finds that a very important aspect to MMA training includes character building, being polite and courteous and patience.

Fight Firm
1016 Buttonwood St.
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(267) 386-6457

Fight Firm is helping you fight to stay firm or get firm. Here the gym offers elite MMA and boxing classes. And Fight Firm has the reputation as the largest training facility in Philly. Fight Firm offers many MMA striking classes and Muay Thai. If you’re looking to get in shape and take basic cardio boxing classes, Fight Firm is your ticket. Hours vary but are set around many work schedules; the facility is open from 6-8 a.m. every morning and 5-8 p.m. in the evening on every day but Friday and Sunday.

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Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here