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(credit: Nicholas Piccillo/shutterstock)


Seeking more physical impact and cardio health than any hot yoga session? Looking for a superior place to grind? Want to experience some fun while still getting the work out of your life? For a great place to train where you’ll get all of this and more, consider the following top MMA gyms operating in diverse sections of Los Angeles.
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(credit: Robot Fight & Fitness)


Robot Fight & Fitness
2028 Stoner Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 478-5425
www.robotfightfitness.com

Robot Fight & Fitness gives each newcomer to this West side outpost one free class. That’s how sure this Muay Thai (kickboxing)/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/MMA gym is that it will become the regular spot for each taker who, in turn, is sure to pick up fresh skills at that initial session as well as upon return for more instruction. One-month introductory courses are tops for those who have not yet tried Jiu Jitsu, learned in a place where the facilities are the best in the business and where the classes are staged for confidence building, among many other impressive benefits.

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(credit: 5 Star Martial Arts)


5 Star Martial Arts
4201 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 105
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(323) 933-1708
www.5starmartialarts.com

This prime MMA spot calls itself “Southern California’s premier martial arts training academy.” That kind of confidence is always a winner when it comes to learning and perfecting your abilities in Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and strength and fitness classes, including CrossFit. All are expertly taught at this particular place that promises “cutting edge techniques” and a “unique comprehensive curriculum.” What fighter, new or accomplished, could ask for anything more?

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(credit: True Warrior Fitness)


True Warrior Fitness Mixed Martial Arts
1551 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 909-2769
www.truewarriorfitness.com

This pristine Hollywood-based outfit sees fitness as a lifestyle in which both private and group classes will set you in the right direction. Their aim and goal is to get you drenched via a fast-clipped workout that ultimately helps you meet and even exceed your fitness expectations. The highly praised owner of True Warrior is called Toby “Tigerheart” Grear. Now how’s that for an apt moniker given a driven expert representing such a high octane past time and domain of the same ilk?

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(credit: Koa L./yelp)


Hardcore Brand Training Center
400 W. Pico
Los Angeles, CA 90015
(213) 493-4805
www.hqbrnd.com

Some warriors who love MMA say that those families who train together, bond together. Well, these crews are in luck at this keen establishment because the popular downtown establishment has the best workout goods for the entire clan, up to and including a superior kids program that takes in jujitsu, boxing, MMA, wrestling, Muay Thai, and even judo.

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(credit: Mike B./yelp)


Submission Factory MMA
3401 Pasadena Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90031
(323) 432-7474
www.submissionfactory.com

With “strength, honor, courage” as their motto, this East side facility offers geared up group classes of all levels. Beyond being a club that combines martial arts, training and fitness with the emphasis on individual attention and customized service, Submission Factory also promotes good health as a top priority.

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Freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist and always travels with her pillow. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.

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