6 Best MMA Gyms in Atlanta 2021

Finding a legitimate instructor can be a a massive headache for those who want to train martial arts. Even worse, it can be a time consuming process that may end in frustration.

We understand, we've been in the same shoes.

To fix this problem, we've created a list of the best martial arts schools in Atlanta.

best mma gyms in atlanta

Table of Contents

  1. American Top Team
  2. Team Octopus
  3. Atlanta Kick Fitness and Martial Arts
  4. Bangkok Boxing
  5. Buckhead Fight Club
  6. X3 Sports

1. American Top Team Atlanta

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Overall

A chain of arguably the best MMA gym in the world (American Top Team in Coconut Creek, FL), the name of the brand brings legitimacy and big expectations.

ATT is no slouch in Atlanta either, and is commonly referred to as one of the best gyms in the city due to their instructors, results-oriented training and friendly environment.

Classes/Programs Offered

  • Muay Thai
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Fitness Kickboxing
  • Youth Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Personal Training

Main Instructor

Roan “Jucão” Carneiro is a 4th degree black belt in BJJ and the Owner/Head Coach.

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He has had students that have fought in the highest MMA organizations including the UFC, Bellator & OneFC.

Unique Features

They offer a Free Class which is very nice as it allows you to experience the gym, environment and instructors for yourself.

Joining a gym where you fit in and feel most comfortable is very important.

Schedule: Open Monday-Saturday.

Address: 2110 Faulkner Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324

Phone: 404-565-1972

 

2. Team Octopus

Overall

If you're looking for a gym with people more focused on improving their fitness, learning new skills and maintaining their health.

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Compared to other gyms, the population of this gym is mostly made up of people not looking to become professional fighters, but rather become better versions of themselves in this family environment.

They also have 5 different chains of schools in the United States.

Classes/Programs Offered

  • Boxing
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
  • Kickboxing
  • High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • Kids Boxing & BJJ
  • Muay Thai
  • Private Training

Instructors

Team Octopus has dozens of coaches for each discipline.

You can actually see each instructor for each discipline on their Instructors page.

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Unique Features

They offer a Free Class allowing you to experience the gym and see if it will be a great fit for you.

Families are important at Team Octopus and you'll routinely see parents, kids and teenagers working out together.

Schedule: Monday-Saturday

Address: 503 Amsterdam Ave

Phone: 678-666-3838

 

3. Atlanta Kick Fitness and Martial Arts

Overall

Atlanta Kick is another family environment, however it was originated from a decades-old Karate school, that added conditioning, kickboxing and even boot camp from the military over the years.

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They have been an integral part of the community and are a very well known brand in the area.

They have very high standards that the instructors and students must adhere to in order to provide the best environment for all, and tailor curriculms to your specific needs.

Classes/Programs Offered

  • Karate
  • Kickboxing
  • BURN
  • Strength
  • Crossfit
  • Bootcamp
  • Silk
  • Self Defense
  • Camps

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Instructors

Rather than Instructors, this gym features their team in each discipline.

Unique Features

Their focus on the family environment and focus on fitness brings a great value to all parties.

Schedule: Monday-Monday.

Address: 764 Miami Circle NE

Phone: 770-674-8297


4. Bangkok Boxing

Overall

Known as 'Authentic Muay Thai', for those unfamiliar with the Bangkok, it's the capital of Thailand and fighters around the world travel there to learn the art of Muay Thai.

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They offer different programs, but the person who runs the school is Master Khunpon who has 40 years of experience.

Classes/Programs Offered

  • Fitness Kickboxing
  • Muay Thai
  • Boxing
  • Jiu Jitsu

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Main Instructor

Ajarn Khunpon is an instructor who has done it all, and even started from the young age of 8.

He has tremendous experience training & competing (over 200 matches) and is a great resource for all students.

Unique Features

Students will be able to train the authentic martial art from a veteran in a great environment.

Schedule: Open X

Address: Bangkok Boxing

Phone: 404-603-9898


5. Buckhead Fight Club

Overall

Buckhead is known as the best equipped boxing gym in the city of Atlanta.

One of the unique aspects of this gym is that it is one of the few schools in the nation that is female built, operated, and owned.

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This gym provides many different programs taught by experienced professionals to ensure that students get the best possible experience.

If you're looking to give boxing a try in particular, look no further.

Classes/Programs Offered

  • Weight Loss/Core Training

  • Private Lessons

  • Shotokan & Martial Arts

  • Boxing Fitness

  • Kids Boxing for fitness and competition

  • Competition Boxing (amateur & professional)

  • Open Gym Memberships

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Instructors

No current available data of instructors on their site.

Unique Features

They offer Free day passes to get a better idea if this gym will be a great fit for you.

Schedule: Open Monday-Saturday.

Address: 3293 Buford Hwy NE#500

Phone: 678-322-7511

6. X3 Sports

Overall

Featuring a 10,000 sq foot facility, X3 Sports offers over 500 classes per month.

They don't classify themselves as a gym, but as a training facility.

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Whether your goal is to pick up on martial art skills, lose weight, be more flexible, or all of the above.. There are plenty of programs that they offer that can get you to your goals.

Classes/Programs Offered

  • Kickboxing
  • Boxing
  • Fast Track
  • Yoga
  • Power Track
  • Advanced Boxing
  • Muay Thai
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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Instructors

Read more information about their team here.

Unique Features

As far as amount of programs, and how many classes are taught monthly, it's very impressive.

If you're someone that is looking to take advantage of multiple programs various times a week, this may be a great fit for you.

Schedule: Open Monday-Saturday.

Address: 1092 Huff Road NW

Phone: 678-903-0100