Best Martial Arts and Combat Sports Classes in Knoxville, TN

Handpicked from 115 vetted & reviewed Martial Arts Training gyms in the Knoxville area, discover the top 5 elite providers among the selected group of 24 finalists.

Musei Tora Bujinkan

Musei Tora Bujinkan

(37)
Self Defense, Martial Arts
“During the recent inclement weather, the dojo members saw I was struggling to get my vehicle free of the snow/ice and they came rushing over to help clear the ice out and all pushed together to get me rolling again.”
In Business Since 2011
Accepts Paypal, All Major Credit Cards
7544 Oak Ridge Hwy #7, Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville Academy of Martial Arts

Knoxville Academy of Martial Arts

(44)
Martial Arts School, Specialty School
“We've kept him at KAMA, however, because of how awesome Master Butturini and his instructors are at teaching the students not only karate, but respect for self and others, confidence, and how much character matters.”
In Business Since 2015
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
10961 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville Martial Arts Academy

Knoxville Martial Arts Academy

(49)
  • Matter
  • Learn
  • Culture
“I actually just moved 200 mi to come train here, as a professional kickboxer coming into a new gym I was super nervous because of how good everyone that comes out of this gym is, but to my surprise everyone was super friendly, the instructors take so...”
In Business Since 2016
6514 Chapman Hwy, Knoxville, TN
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Hero Athletics

Hero Athletics

(23)
Fitness Trainer
“The instructors are very big on safety first which I appreciate because I have been to other gyms where people get hurt and honestly, I'd rather be training than sitting out due to injury.”
In Business Since 2022
Average Price Tag
11214 Outlet Dr, Knoxville, TN
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Stephen Strouss Taekwondo Knoxville

Stephen Strouss Taekwondo Knoxville

(30)
Martial Arts School, Sports & Fitness Instruction
“Strouss personally teaches all the classes, along with a few of his black belt instructors that help when the big group breaks into smaller groups for more individualized practice.”
In Business Since 2017
1505 Downtown W Blvd, Knoxville, TN
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Minimum Overall Score
95 (100)
Minimum Reputation Rank
99.4 Percentile
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Jon Paul Roberts Family Taekwondo

Jon Paul Roberts Family Taekwondo

(15)
Specialty School, Martial Arts School, Sports & Fitness Instruction
“Most fun I've ever had meeting new people and hanging out and doing karate there.”
In Business Since 2012
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Family Business
Below Average Price Tag
6408 Clinton Hwy, Knoxville, TN
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Eagle Karate-Multiple Arts

Eagle Karate-Multiple Arts

(15)
  • Family
  • Self Defense
  • Train
“Everything we learn is based on real life scenarios and each technique is explained on how we can use it out on the streets in case we ever need to use it.”
In Business Since 2002
11214 Outlet Dr #3123, Knoxville, TN
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DV Martial Arts

DV Martial Arts

(15)
“I could go on and on about things he has learned, but to name a few would be: Self Defense, Self Discipline, Respect, Communication, Being Patient, Setting Goals, Never Giving Up, and even Helping out at home!”
In Business Since 2022
Average Price Tag
9355 Kingston Pike #1, Knoxville, TN
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Cate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing

Cate Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing

(10)
“The coach, Josh, rolls and spars everyday and teaches with a sport psychology approach which really helps, its fairly priced (a little under $6 per session if you come 5 days a week), and the gym is clean and safe.”
In Business Since 2018
4028 Papermill Dr NW #4, Knoxville, TN
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Inayan School of Eskrima

Inayan School of Eskrima

(7)
  • Learn
“After joining, this continues to be true; adding that the teaching methods are excellent, and the journey to meet the high standards of the school is traveled by constant evaluation and lots of encouragement .”
In Business Since 2004
4701 Central Ave Pike, Knoxville, TN
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North Knox Isshinryu/ Team N.k.i.

North Knox Isshinryu/ Team N.k.i.

Isshinryu Karate, And Anti-Bully Programs, And an Accomplished m
“Team N.K.I. has a basis in traditional Isshinryu Karate, however over the last 40 years. we have added Jui-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Boxing, Grappling, Wrestling and Judo in order to teach our students to compete as well as protect themselves in all aspects...”
In Business Since 2009
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
6300 Maynardville Pike, Knoxville, TN
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Knoxville Uechi-Ryu Karate School

Knoxville Uechi-Ryu Karate School

(3)
Amateur Sports Team
“He accepts all regardless of organization or previous training, and believes that past training can bring valuable perspectives into our own art.”
In Business Since 2015
1023 Summer Wood Rd, Knoxville, TN
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Fusion Martial Arts Club

Fusion Martial Arts Club

(2)
“Great environment and technique, focus on the student's need.”
In Business Since 2013
215 Center Park Dr #550, Knoxville, TN
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Pete Mills Karate

Pete Mills Karate

(1)
“All of the kids were having a great time and were interacting with my daughter, making her feel welcome 😊”
In Business Since 2007
4804 Santa Monica Rd NE, Knoxville, TN
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Lewis School Isshinryu Karate

Lewis School Isshinryu Karate

(11)
  • Learning
  • Self Defense
  • Respect
“I have been involved with the school for over a decade and believe that it is the right fit for individuals or families seeking to improve their mental and physical well being while learning gaining insight and learning skills that will benefit them ...”
In Business Since 2016
4321 E Emory Rd, Knoxville, TN
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Elite Cheer and Tumbling

Elite Cheer and Tumbling

Martial Arts School, Coach
“Scott Bailey is an amazing teacher and friend. He really builds a close relationship with his students and loves them deeply. He walks through life with them, on and off the mats. We have been with him for 7 years now. I can't say enough good things ...”
In Business Since 2020
Average Price Tag
11805 Kingston Pike Suite C, Knoxville, TN
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Alpha Omega Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Alpha Omega Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

(5)
Martial Arts School, School
“Earl and his students were very welcoming and knowledgeable.”
In Business Since 2014
Average Price Tag
8630 Asheville Hwy, Knoxville, TN
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Satori-Ryu Budo

Satori-Ryu Budo

“'Above all be the Heroine of your life, not the victim.' While this is not Sensei's quote, it reminds me of how he changed my life through his guidance, humor, and incredible coaching. Sensei England empowered me to be the best I could be in-spite of...”
In Business Since 2023
7544 Oak Ridge Hwy #7, Knoxville, TN
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Fitbjj

Fitbjj

(50)
“This is by far the best and cleanest gym I've ever been to, Extremely friendly and willing to help you 1 on 1 constantly giving suggestions and helping you have the best technique possible, I can also confidently say that I've never had a negative ex...”
In Business Since 2022
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Serving Knoxville Area
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Seymour Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Seymour Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

(48)
  • Team
  • Environment
  • Students
“If you're looking to change your life look no further this is the place to do so the program the vibes the energy the people are all top tier hope to see you here”
In Business Since 2017
Serving Knoxville Area
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Memento Combat Sports

Memento Combat Sports

(29)
  • BJJ
  • Learn
  • Skilled
“Which felt amazing, I feel myself learning and grasping the lessons and actually getting that learning time on the mats that I need even if it's not everyday like I would like (because of work) I still get a great workout, and get to see plenty of fr...”
In Business Since 2022
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Serving Knoxville Area
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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Foothills

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Foothills

(23)
  • Professional
  • Knowledge
  • Train
“After my son finished the kids' class, Professor Jerry welcomed my son to stay for the adults class, where my son trained/rolled with another 13-year-old student.”
In Business Since 2020
Serving Knoxville Area
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Hatcher's Martial Arts

Hatcher's Martial Arts

(29)
  • Discipline
  • Students
  • Professor
“The gym culture among students can be described as such; We're hungry to learn, we hold each other accountable, we show up early to roll downstairs before class to make each other better so we, ourselves, are forced to get better.”
In Business Since 1998
Serving Knoxville Area
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TKO Mixed Martial Arts

TKO Mixed Martial Arts

(2)
“Great coaches that are very knowledgeable with a laid back environment.”
Serving Knoxville Area
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Martial Arts Training Services in Knoxville, TN Cost Estimates

Minimum cost
$91
Maximum cost
$461
National Average
$146
Avg Per Hour Rates
$61
$122
$182
Fair price range is based on 286 cost profiles
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Average Cost $146
Minimum cost $91
Maximum cost $461
Avg Per Hour Rates $61

Fair range $122 to $182 is based on 286 cost profiles.

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