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Top martial arts and self-defense classes in the city

Top martial arts and self-defense classes in the city
Written by Paula

Have you ever watched a movie where there was someone fighting so skillfully, you wished you could be like them? Or maybe you have been searching for a healthy way to get rid of your feelings of stress? Be it for self-defense, competition or exercise, learning fighting skills is a great way to improve your confidence and blow off some steam while keeping your body in shape.

To help you get started on your kick ass journey, here is ShBarcelona’s list of the best martial arts and self-defense classes in the city:


sports barcelonaKarate is a martial art created over a century ago in Okinawa, Japan. Modern Karate is predominantly a striking art that became famous around the world in great part thanks to martial arts movies of the sixties and seventies.

Karate Club Hirota 

Avenida de Roma 159-4.

Dento Shito-Ryu Karate-Do 

Dojo Esportiu Claret, Carrer de Sicilia, 333, and Dojo Eixample Fitness, Carrer d’Entreça, 102.

Artes Marciales 

Gimnasio Mugendo Bonanova, Carrer de Muntaner, 552.


Carrer de las Acàcies, 65.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that can be used for combat or self-defense. Created and developed in Brazil, this judo adaptation promotes the belief that smaller, weaker people can defend themselves from bigger, stronger attackers.

The Academy

Carrer de Roc Boronat, 66.

El Club de la Lucha Barcelona 

Carrer de Casp, 147.

Artes Marciales Pro 

Gimnasio Mugendo Bonanova, Carrer de Muntaner, 552.

Anaconda Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

Anaconda Gym, Carrer de Ventalló, 4.


Kickboxing is a stand-up combat sport that originated in Japan during the 1960s, being later adopted by the United States. It is a hybrid sport that developed from karate, Muay Thai and western boxing.   

Kick Boxing Barcelona 

Carrer de Muntaner, 552.

Kick Boxing & Muy Thai Barcelona 

Carrer d’Entrença, 201.

Artes Marciales Pro 

Gimnasio Mugendo Bonanova, Carrer de Muntaner, 552.

DKSR Doksuri

Carrer de Salvà, 17.

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a form of combat created during the 40s by Israeli military man Imi Lichtenfield, who later taught it to the Special Forces. Krav Maga is not a martial art, but a form of fighting and personal defense with no rules. It is meant to give the fighter a quick and effective way to escape any violent situation.

Krav Maga also helps improve one’s physical condition, increasing the person’s resistance, strength and flexibility.

IKM Krav Maga Barcelona 

Polidesportiu Dinamis, Travessera de Gràcia 419.

IFN Self Defense 

Carrer de Zamora, 68.

Krav Maga Barcelona 

CEM LA Mar Bella, Avinguda Litoral, 86-96.

Artes Marciales Pro

Gimnasio Mugendo Bonanova, Carrer de Muntaner, 552.


Taekwondo is a martial art created in Korea between the forties and the fifties. A blend of taekkyeon gwonbeo and subak, Taekwondo relies heavily on kicking, using the legs as one of the most important elements of the fight.

sports barcelonaGimnasio Ji Young 

Carrer de Calvet, 59.

Escola Budo Sensei 

Carrer Melcior de Palau, 145.

Do Yang Sal

Carrer de Pallars, 240, and Carrer Lope de Vega, 40.

About the author


Paula is an experienced content writer, translator and editor.


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  • Visiting Barcelona. I am an Okinawa Shorin Ryu Shorinkan practitioner. Wishing you the best of luck in your training.

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