How much do martial arts classes cost?

I don’t think there is a real cost to martial arts training, you enjoy the benefits and pay a fair price for the service. Please take few seconds to consider these questions.

What is the cost to being overweight?


What is the cost of a child being bullied?


What is the cost of diabetes?


What is the cost of not being able to defend yourself?


What is the cost of having a boring life?


When compared to other activities, where you are taught a skill. Such a learning a musical instrument, sports coaching or personalised academic lessons. You’ll find that martial arts classes in general are very good value.


The majority of martial arts instructors try to ensure that most people can afford their classes.


The most popular martial arts styles have a belt system. With the goal of black belt being an important aim of the training. Depending on the style or organisation the black belt may take from 3 to 5 years to attain.


However martial arts instructors understand that most new members would not be ready for that level of commitment. So, they usually have membership programmes that run month by month. In other words, there is not a real long term financial commitment. This way, the new member can train or drop out whenever they want.


Professional martial arts, kickboxing or karate clubs charge their membership or tuition monthly, and depending on their facility, most clubs offer one to three classes a week.


The monthly fee charged would usually reflect what sort facility the classes are held at and the experience of the instructors. A full time martial arts school would usually charge more than a club that has classes at a sports centre.


Also, the experience of the instructor may be a factor in the price. Most people are quite happy to pay a bit more for classes from an experienced instructor who has decades of teaching under their belt. Who can guide you to black belt and beyond, and maybe if you are lucky, offer some words of wisdom along the way. In general, martial arts clubs charge monthly fees that range between £40 to £80 a month.


Occasionally, people compare going to the gym with training at a martial arts club. Try not to do this, martial arts training is much bigger, more colourful and leads you much further towards your real life goals.


However, the most striking difference between the gym and your martial arts club is the personal interaction. Your instructor will notice you when you don’t attend, they will care more whether you attain your goals, and do whatever they can to help you achieve your next belt.


A session at the gym may give you a work out. However, martial arts classes will give you a better work out. Teach you awesome martial arts moves, that will take you a step closer to black belt. You will build life long friendships with quality people, plus you will have the energy and enthusiasm of a supportive group that keeps you motivated.


What do we charge?


At our mixed martial arts academy in Leicester, which is also the headquarters of our organisation, we have a wonderful full time facility. With very experienced instructors. Who teach some of the highest quality martial arts classes in the UK.


As a member, you can train up to six times a week. To ensure you have safe and comfortable training experience the centre has the best safety training floor money can buy.


The air-conditioned academy ensures you can kick and punch your way to fitness in a comfortable environment (which for a martial arts club is virtually unheard off). A variety training equipment which you can beat and smashed makes the work outs even more fun.


As a new member, you would need to budget around £65 a month. To help parents invest in their child’s martial arts training, we offer substantial discounts for a second and third child.


We have many other locations where we run classes and these are held at sports and leisure centres. These clubs usually have two classes a week that members can attend. The monthly fees for these classes run between £40 to £50 a month. Again, we have family discounts for two or more children.

I hope you can see regardless of what martial arts style you choose or which instructor you decide to get started with. There is no real issue when it comes to the price of classes, since it is usually very good value indeed.


So, cancel that gym membership…and start a journey of martial arts awesomeness today!



Trial Martial Arts Classes

Depending on the time of year and the special deal we are running, we usually offer children one or two free trial lessons. For adults we sometimes charge a fee for a three lesson trial course.


These give you a chance to try the martial arts class so you can see how the classes will meet your needs and what benefits you will get from them or if you are bringing your children you can see how they will get along.


But more importantly you will meet the instructor and the other members of the club. To book a trial class you can call the specific number on the location web page.


The Uniform Prices and Free Uniforms

Depending of the specific offer at the time we usually offer a free white martial arts uniform. This is a high-quality garment worth around £40. Once they have enrolled the new member usually receives the uniform at the first or second lesson.

However; often adults prefer to trade in the free white uniform and get a discount on the very cool club black uniforms.


No Joining Fees - We don’t like them

We don’t charge a joining fee, we only charge for months you are training. Plus, who wants to pay a fee to join, I certainly would not want to.




What our clients say

Gannon's is the best martial arts academy in Leicester, very friendly instructor's. My son has been doing martial arts for nearly 5yrs and he loves it, can't get enough of the training. Well recommended to anyone, give it ago, you won't be disappointed.

Amit Patel

I have recently joined the academy and have been given a very warm welcome. I have no experience in martial arts and have started the beginner classes. I find the classes are exciting, fun and informative. They are a very supportive team and want to help you achieve your goals. Great atmosphere and lovely people to learn with! Whatever your ability or fitness, I highly recommend joining Gannon’s Mixed Martial Arts Academy

Diane Wartnaby

Wow, what a great place this is, we started taking our son as he was getting bullied at school, best move we ever made, he's like a different child! Lewis and Jasmine and Master Gannon are all great teachers and we are always welcome.

Ian Dunkley

I recently enrolled into the beginners program at Gannon's. Although it's early days I have learnt a lot already. The teachers are top quality and there is always a great atmosphere at the academy. I would definitely recommend Gannon's to anyone interested in starting MMA.

Jasper Alyn Stephens

My 7 year old son has just joined. Had a mini lesson on his own yeterday and had his first class tonight. He thoroughly enjoyed it and Lewis took the time to go through moves with him. He was not made to feel like a newby and hes looking forward to his next class. So far so good!

Kelly Richardson

Absolutely amazing! And that is a massive understatement. Everyone is very friendly and the instructors are top quality teachers. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

Liam Crawford

We have been coming to Gannons MMA for 1 year now. Our 2 boys have moved from white to blue belt this year. That's absolutely phenomenal considering they only 8 and 6. Our boys are truly energetic and just want to have fun and its been a challenge to calm them down. But since we joined Gannons MMA Leicester they have matured so much and Hyper Jon has even improved his focus in class. We cannot thank Lewis and Jasmine enough to help with implementing discipline into our two wild cat's. Over and above this, we really enjoy the professional classes that our boys attend with a proper dojo setup of thick mats, mma cage and loads of punching pads including the Bruce Lee punching man. What really sets this mma school apart from other schools is that we have Lewis and Jasmin training the boys each lesson together, along with their professionalism they have a professional setup. So there is more consistency in their lessons. Lewis and Jasmin are also so friendly even while trying to stay focused during classes. Everyone in the class is so friendly. In fact we have met two other couple's thru the mma classes. What is also great is the mma tournaments and socials, but best of all the Summer Camp. If you want a serious investment in your children then I can definitely recommend Gannons MMA. 5 Star rating for sure!!!

Mark Wedge

Today I went for my first kickboxing lesson and I have got to say I enjoyed it very much.. I was quite nervous going on my own but Paul Gannon welcomes you with open arms and make you feel comfortable. I will definitely be coming back... it is amazing experience and you also have fun why training... Thank you master paul Gannon

Matthew Leeson

No matter what you're aim is, either self defence or fitness, then Gannon's Mixed Martial Arts Academy is the best place to achieve your goals. The team are amazing, supporting you no matter what your level and it is more like a family than a dojo. I cannot recommend it highly enough, to say that it is life changing is not an exaggeration.

Paul Reid

A fantastic mixed martial arts school with brilliant, knowledgeable instructors and a great group of people to train with.

Paul Sheldrake

A fun and interesting classes that will keep you coming back for more

Ruth Singleton

The word Awesome is used a lot here. And for good reason. It is. Awesome instructors. Awesome people. And you will have an awesome time. If you are interested in martial arts. Fitness and mental discipline. You won't go wrong here. Two years in and still loving it. Awesome.

Steve Hadley