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The Arena Mixed Martial Arts

The Arena MMA is a San Diego, California, Mixed Martial Arts School and Training Gym. Our club offers outstanding classes in Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Submission Wrestling (No Gi Jiu Jitsu).  We also offer private and fight team training for competitive fighters.  So whether you are an active fighter, or you want to train like a fighter, we can provide you with some of the best Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai and Submission Wrestling (No Gi Jiu Jitsu) training in San Diego.

TheArenaThe Arena MMA is not your typical corporate gym that provides fitness classes first and martial arts classes second.  Mixed martial arts are what we do!  We are a smaller, yet well-equipped school (competition MMA and Boxing ring, cage, dedicated grappling area, multiple heavy and specialty bags, showers, etc.) focusing on providing high quality training.  We work with fighters who want a private training environment and students who want the benefits that our classes can provide, including increased confidence, coordination, and health.

For Professional Fighters, we have The Arena Team, one of the fastest growing and most successful MMA teams in the U.S. Practices are at 3 pm M-F. Get in touch if you want a great group of Pros to work with.


At The Arena, we don’t offer “Cardio” classes. We leave that to the corporate gyms. Instead, we focus on teaching SKILLS while still giving our students a great workout in the process. Also, unlike other San Diego gyms that only teach Boxing, Kickboxing or Jiu Jitsu, we are a REAL MMA GYM, which is why the best fighters in the world train with us.

If you don’t have any martial arts experience, no problem. We have outstanding instructors who will get you going immediately! So if you’re looking to get away from “fitness” gyms and want the best training possible in a friendly, non-corporate environment, we’re your place.

Bottom line…if you’re looking for THE BEST Boxing, MMA, Muay Thai / Kickboxing, No Gi Jiu Jitsu (Submission Grappling) and Wrestling training gym in San Diego, you found it. Come by and decide for yourself.

View The Arena MMA Schedule here.


The Arena offers the best program in San Diego for Mixed Martial Arts training. We offer a variety of Mixed Martial Arts classes in our San Diego facility. These classes are for ANYONE who is interested in trying them, INCLUDING beginners. We also offer Private Lessons for students who would like one-on-one instruction.

Classes offered:

Muay Thai
No Gi Jiu Jitsu

For Professional fighters, we have training in Boxing, Grappling, MMA and Muay Thai. If you have a verifiable Professional record, or are just about to start a Pro career and have solid skills we can evaluate you on, please come by and talk to us during our Pro Team Training M-F from 3 to 5 pm. You can also contact us below if you are from out of town and are planning to come to San Diego to train.

Our rates start at $75 per month for a membership with access to ALL classes we teach. This means you take UNLIMITED classes for one price, with NO additional costs for extra classes like other schools.

We do charge a one-time initiation fee of $25 (compared to up to $200 like certain other gyms), but we give you a great t-shirt in exchange, so we think it’s a fair trade.

With the quality of our Instructors, who all have professional fighting backgrounds, our prices are simply THE BEST DEAL FOR THE BEST INSTRUCTION IN SAN DIEGO. So if you want top-quality training for a great price, Contact Us now.

We also offer private lessons for a great price. If you would ike information about our various packages, please Contact Us.

  • Mike Jameson says:

    This is the place where you want to be if you are into MMA! I walked into the Pro Team practice the other day and I see Diego Sanchez, Xande Ribeiro, Fabrico Morango, Joe Duarte, Rick Slaton, Pat Speight and a bunch of others!

    The commercial MMA classes also have some great instructors like Kru Mark for Muay Thai and Rani Yahya for Jiu Jitsu. Also going to try some boxing classes. Definitely the best school for mixed martial arts training I’ve seen in San Diego.

  • JP says:

    So I just spent the past month at The Arena; after taking all the classes from their wide range of instructors, and watching their pros train, I have come to the conclusion this is the baddest MMA gym in town. I have trained at other Boxing and Muay Thai gyms in San Diego, as well as some excellent Jiu Jitsu schools like Fabio Santos. While they all have their strengths/weaknesses, The Arena is the best pure MMA gym yet to hit San Diego. It is DEFINITELY not for some people for sure, since they don’t have cardio boxing, kickboxing, etc, but that’s not what I’m personally into. I want hard core no gi jiu jitsu and realistic MMA classes by instructors who know what they are doing, but I don’t want attitude from these instructors let alone the students. That is exactly what The Arena delivers. Definitely my new favorite gym in town.

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