Top Spots For MMA And Martial Arts Studios In Connecticut

April 21, 2012 6:00 AM

Photo Credit:

Photo Credit:

When the state’s athletes need more than a treadmill and a little sweat, they hit the mixed martial arts mats. Connecticut’s martial artists boast skills in fighting from around the world, with thousands of disciplined, fit students to back up that hard-hitting action. Check out classes taught by the best of the best right here in Connecticut.

bashta martial arts Top Spots For MMA And Martial Arts Studios In Connecticut

Photo Credit:

Bashta’s Martial Arts

905 Shepard Avenue
Hamden, CT 06473
(203) 248-2274

Hours: Mon to Fri – 5:30pm to 8pm; Sat – 9:30am to 11am

Bashta’s Martial Arts frames its philosophy around tae kwon do and judo. It also offers classes in kickboxing, MMA, body blast and baby bulls for youth and adults. Its family atmosphere teaches respect and discipline with a curriculum that includes self defense and boxing. Students must follow 10 school rules as they move from yellow belt to black belt, taking advantage of open mats on Sundays.

ct martial arts Top Spots For MMA And Martial Arts Studios In Connecticut

Photo Credit:

Connecticut Martial Arts
61 Newtown Rd.
Danbury, CT 06810
(203) 792-1544

Hours: Mon to Thurs – 10am to 9pm; Fri – 10am to 8pm; Sat – 8:30am to 1pm; Sun – 10am to 11am

Instructors from around the globe provide this MMA studio with an international reputation. Their 10,000-square-foot facility has 15 instructors and 124 classes each week with students ranging from age 3 to more than 60 years old. Students learn blocks, strikes and self defense strategies in Thai kickboxing, cardio kickboxing, competitive teams, self defense, black belts and specialty classes with weapons.

ultimate mma connecticut Top Spots For MMA And Martial Arts Studios In Connecticut

Photo Credit:

Ultimate MMA Training Center
79 State St.
North Haven, CT 06473
(203) 230-9017

Hours: Mon and Wed – 11am to 1pm / 4pm to 10pm; Tues and Thurs – 8:30am to 12:30pm / 4pm to 10pm; Fri – 11am to 1pm / 5pm to 7:30pm; Sat – 8:30am to 1pm

This 5,000-square-foot facility carries a 60-day money back guarantee that its students just don’t take advantage of. Learn submissions, holds and take-downs in beginner to advanced classes for children 4 or older to adults. Classes include Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, boxing and Muay Thai. Ultimate MMA Training Center is a mixture of a training center and an academy for BJJ that offers pros and joes ready to learn the craft. Its children’s classes incorporate a social development program teaching respect, leadership and citizenship.

Related: Top Indoor Training Facilities in Connecticut

mixed martial arts Top Spots For MMA And Martial Arts Studios In Connecticut

Photo Credit:

Strike Zone MMA
31 Clinton Ave
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 908-2710

Hours: Mon & Wed – 5pm to 8:45pm; Tues & Thurs – 5pm to 8pm; Fri – 6pm to 7:30pm

Whether you’re looking to get in shape or want to compete, Team Strike Zone will give you the mental and physical tools to get you there. We train to compete in grappling, wrestling, boxing, and amateur and professional MMA.

Related: Five Enriching and Entertaining Afterschool Classes for Kids

Kimberly Ord is a freelance writer and lifetime resident of Connecticut. Her work can be found at

More From CBS Connecticut

The Latest UConn News
CT Business Spotlight

Listen Live