Whether you’re looking to get into or maintain the best shape of your life, to rejuvenate, relax or defend your mind, body or soul, mixed martial arts are the way to go. For competition fighters, fun or fitness these are some of the best MMA and karate studios Sacramento has to offer.

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Sacramento CQC Karate & MMA
7471 Watt Ave. #106
Sacramento, CA 95660
(916) 332-1284

Price: $49 social media start-up special/contact for pricing specials
Hours: Mon to Fri – 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For adults, kids, karate, MMA, fitness or just for fun, Sacramento CQC covers it all. Professional martial artists are ready to coach you to your goals, weather you’re a beginner or a seasoned vet. Offering birthday parties and special events, CQC relocated to a larger space and now has room to offer something for everybody. To get locals bikini and board-short ready, last summer Sacramento CQC offered a Beach Body Boot Camp and even offers social media specials. You never know what Sac CQC will have up its sleeve next.

Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness

Urijah Faber’s Ultimate Fitness
1705 I St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-3357

Price: free three-day trial/prices vary by course and experience
Hours: Mon to Fri – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sun – closed

Located in downtown Sacramento, Ultimate Fitness Mixed Martial Arts Training Center features Urijah Faber, one of Sacramento’s most decorated mixed martial arts fighters with more than eight years of coaching experience. Ultimate Fitness offers Brazilian jiu jitsu, submission grappling, boxing and muay Thai kickboxing with classes geared toward adults and children. Fifty plus classes each week include pro practice, pro sparring, conditioning, no gi tae kwon do and open gym. Try a free three-day trial membership to find the right fit here.

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Tracy’s Karate & Martial Arts
706 5th St.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 750-2100

Price: $89.50 four introductory, half-hour courses/one payment for whole family
Hours: Mon to Fri – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat –10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sun – closed

Training with group or private instruction, Tracy’s Karate and Martial Arts offers kenpo karate, jiu jitsu, tai chi, shootfighting and MMA. Pricing includes family rates. The mission at Tracy’s is to instruct in practical, effective self defense and competitive martial arts. With operations since 1957, Tracy’s offers four greater Sacramento locations.

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Zen Martial Arts Center
Sacramento Martial Arts and Karate
4623 T. St.
Sacramento, CA 95819
(916) 678-0565

Price: $89 per month/$79 per month family member discount rate/$10 weapons
Hours: Mon to Fri – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Sat – 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

With classes for youngsters in five age groups and for adults, Zen Martial Arts caters to the whole family. Zen Martial works to stand for students’ minds, bodies and spirits in addition to their kicks, punches and throws. Here, coaches aim to be part of the village that raises each child to be respectful and confident.

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Team Andre Cia Paulista Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA
1106 North D. Unit 1
Sacramento, CA
(916) 877-5487

Price: $150 10-punch pass/$20 per day/packages available
Hours: Mon to Thurs – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Fri to Sun – 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. or later

Led by second-degree black belt professor Andre Glodzinski, Team Andre Cia Paulista BJJ and MMA Sacramento Academy offers boxing, MMA, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu jitsu and cardio conditioning. Weekly scheduled classes for children run Monday to Friday at 5 p.m. Adults may take advantage of weekly open-mat, BJJ, MMA training or Muay Thai sessions. Team Andre Cia Paulista’s offers a free week-long trail for new patrons at all ages and levels.

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