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Here's where to find the top martial arts gyms in Philadelphia

Photo: Fight Firm/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 23, 2019.

Want to know where to go when it comes to martial arts in Philadelphia?

Luckily, the city boasts lots of popular martial arts options to sample in and around Philadelphia.

To find the top martial arts gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

Hoodline offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

Renzo Gracie Philly

2221 N. American St., West Kensington

Renzo Gracie Philly | Photo: ClassPass

Renzo Gracie Philly is Philadelphia's favorite martial arts gym by the numbers, with 4.6 stars out of 22 reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of 10 reviews on Yelp and 3,456 fans on Facebook.

"Renzo Gracie Philly is Philadelphia's premier Brazilian jiu-jitsu, mixed martial arts, submission grappling and self defense academy," states the business's profile on ClassPass. 

See what people are saying about the offerings at Renzo Gracie Philly on ClassPass here.

Philly Self Defense

1333 N. Front St., Fishtown

Philly Self Defense | Photo: ClassPass

Also among Philadelphia's favorites is Philly Self Defense, with 4.9 stars out of 38 reviews on ClassPass, five stars out of four reviews on Yelp and 53 fans on Facebook. It's the top martial arts gym in the entire Philadelphia metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"The goal of Philly Self Defense is to equip students with the necessary tools to survive an attack at close range," its Yelp page continues. "We provide a curriculum for practical self defense in real world applications. The emphasis is on the full range of self defense, which includes concepts and techniques for both standing and ground fighting."

Read reviews of the offerings at Philly Self Defense on ClassPass here.

Fight Firm

461 N. Ninth St., Callowhill

Fight Firm | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.7 stars out of 500+ reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of seven reviews on Yelp and 2,689 fans on Facebook, Fight Firm has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Fight Firm is Philadelphia's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) training facility and the leader in developing fighters at both the pro and amateur level," states the business' ClassPass profile. "So along with offering traditional styles of martial arts like muay Thai, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing and wrestling they also offer a hybrid style of MMA grappling and striking."

Learn more about the offerings at Fight Firm on ClassPass here.


This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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