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Get moving at Memphis's top martial arts gyms

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Want to know where to go when it comes to martial arts in Memphis?

Luckily, there's no shortage of popular martial arts options to check out in and around Memphis.

To find the top martial arts gyms in the area, Hoodline analyzed data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass to identify which studios are the most popular. Read on for the results.

(Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Doyle's Elite Martial Arts

2500 Ridgeway Road, River Oaks-Kirby-Balmoral

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Doyle's Elite Martial Arts is Memphis's favorite martial arts gym by the numbers, with zero star out of zero review on Yelp and 87 fans on Facebook.

"For centuries, millions of people have benefited from the teachings of martial arts, a system of self-defense created in the Orient that does not advocate the use of weapons or blatant violence," per the business's profile on ClassPass. "Instead, a philosophy that believes in strengthening the mind and body through self-discipline, fitness and awareness. We teach the fundamentals of the Martial Arts by combining the time tested Eastern philosophy of Martial Arts with the modern approach of Western teaching strategies."

"Master Todd Doyle, who has over 25 years of experience, teaches the fundamentals of Southern Shaolin martial arts by combining the time-tested Eastern philosophy of with the modern approach of Western teaching strategies," according to the business's Yelp page.

Read reviews of Doyle's Elite Martial Arts's offerings on ClassPass here.

Living Sword Karate

8350 Walnut Grove Road, Cordova-Appling

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Also among Memphis's favorites is Living Sword Karate, with five stars out of one review on Yelp and 195 fans on Facebook.

"Living Sword Karate teaches karate, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay Thai kickboxing for adults using comprehensive self-defense oriented martial arts curriculum in Cordova, TN," explains the business's ClassPass profile.

"Living Sword Karate was established in 2005 teaching a handful of students two nights a week at Covenant United Methodist Church," Living Sword Karate writes on its Yelp page. "That original foundation has grown to include evening classes for the whole family with programs for pre-K and kindergarten, grade school, middle school, high school and adults. We even have a family class where students of all ages and all ranks can train together."

Take a look at reviews of Living Sword Karate's offerings on ClassPass here.

Memphis Martial Arts Center

2543 Broad Ave., East Memphis-Colonial-Yorkshire

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With five stars out of one review on ClassPass, five stars out of 17 reviews on Yelp and 274 fans on Facebook, Memphis Martial Arts Center has garnered plenty of local fans.

"Memphis Martial Arts offers programs which provide a well-rounded approach to both mental and physical fitness," states the business's ClassPass profile. "They are committed to providing a safe, fun, effective and discrimination-free training environment for everyone."

Learn more about Memphis Martial Arts Center's classes on ClassPass here.

This story was created automatically using ClassPass and other local business data, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Got thoughts? Go here to share your feedback.

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