MMA Fighting: Classes, Costs, and Everything You Need to Know

Taking up mixed martial arts or any fighting classes is a great way to improve your fitness and build strength. Not only will it give you a massive confidence boost, your physical and mental wellbeing will benefit from it as well. That said, joining MMA classes can be a pretty big commitment, and it understandably can be overwhelming.

In this article, we aim to give you all the answers you need to make an informed decision to join fighting classes.


  • What is MMA

    Mixed martial arts is a combat sport that combine elements of different martial arts. Some common martial arts in the mix are Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu jitsu. Some practice MMA for fitness, while others join fighting classes to compete.

  • How much is an MMA gym membership

    Each MMA gym will charge different membership rates, ranging from $15 to $50 per week. Of course, when considering the costs of learning the skills for fighting, classes are just one thing to think about.There are other things you many need to consider as well like gear, supplements, travel etc.

  • Are MMA gyms worth it

    MMA gyms are definitely worth it, whether you’re in it to lose weight and get fit or learn to defend yourself. While learning the skills for fighting, classes can provide you with the best experience. Training alongside the pros and working on similar things do when they train for fights. That means you will get training that will achieve amazing results even in a short time.

    MMA training intensity scales according to physical capability.

    Plus, you’ll also learn how to defend yourself in any situation. And if you want to start fighting professionally further down the road, taking up MMA fighting classes will ensure that you’re well on your way!

  • How to find a good MMA gym

    There are many factors to consider when picking the best MMA gym for you. Here are a few things you should look into before you join fighting classes:

    • Online reviews or what people say about them, whether positive or negative
    • Who their trainers are
    • Whether they have any reputable members or fighters
    • Their equipment and facilities

    And of course, the best thing you can do is inquire about a trial class in the gym you’re interested in to see if the gym fits your needs. 

  • Are there MMA gyms near me

    The safe answer would be “it depends,” but honestly, at this point, MMA gyms are a dime a dozen. That’s why you have to do your homework before joining any random gym.

    If you’re in Brisbane, then check us out at The Fighting Centre. We are located at 6/3485 Pacific Highway, Slacks Creek 4127.

    If you’re elsewhere, a quick Google search will give you a list of options. You can also check out our article about the best MMA gyms in the world. Maybe one of these are around your area!

  • Do you teach UFC and Pride

    Well, UFC and Pride are both organizations that produce MMA events. UFC is still around, and it bought Pride a while back. They do have slightly different rule sets, but that’s another conversation.

    While The Fight Centre isn’t officially affiliated with the many UFC gyms, we believe our training experience is second to none.

  • Are you a fight gym

    Why yes, we are! If you’re Googling “Fight Gym near me” and you’re in Brisbane, there’s no need to look far. Join us at The Fight Centre. Aside from our general MMA classes, we also have fighting classes made especially for those looking to become professional competitors.

    Train like a pro fighter with our coaches, who are also professional fighters. You’ll learn everything you need to know to become a top MMA fighter, and even what it takes to be the Ultimate Fighting Champion!

  • What to expect from my first MMA class

    You might be feeling nervous about taking up MMA for the first time, but don’t worry! Despite its reputation as an intense sport, our coaches won’t make you do hardcore drills and sparring right away. They’ll periodically evaluate your fitness level and make you do only what you can handle.

    Aside from that, you can also expect the following:

    • A lot of burned calories
    • An aching body the day after your first class. It’s good because it means you’re finally using muscles you haven’t used before!
    • Exposure to different MMA fighting styles such as striking with different parts of the body, grappling from different positions, and submission holds

    Read our article about what to expect in your first MMA class this 2022 to learn more!

  • Do you only teach MMA

    The Fight Centre not only teaches MMA classes, but we also teach boxing classes, Muay Thai classes, and BJJ classes, both with gi and no gi. Check out our timetable. We made sure to run classes all day long, so you can pick the class that works best for your schedule!

  • How do I get started

    We know how challenging it might be to try one of our many high-quality fighting classes. You might be feeling anxious because it will be your first time. But we guarantee that your life will change for the better once you get started.

    BJJ for beginners class. Two men demonstrate positions while other players stand in a circle to observe.

    And don’t worry: we promise that we have a friendly, safe, and positive learning environment that will make it easier for you to learn. We’re not just a gym for professional fighters. Our martial arts classes are for people of all fitness levels, whether you’re a student, work from home, or a 9-5’er.

    Get started today! You’re welcome to call us at 0488 852 775, chat with us on our website, or book a free trial. We have trial classes for kids and teens, as well as trial classes for adults

    We can’t wait to see you at the gym!