Martial Arts Classes - Downingtown, PA

Do you live in Downingtown, PA?  

Are you considering martial arts training for yourself or your family?  Consider the Dragon Gym Downingtown martial arts program.  

We have been teaching martial arts to the residents of west chester for over 40 years.   The Dragon Gym was founded by Grand Master Chae Teok Goh in the early seventies and the martial arts school is currently owned and operated by Somnath Sikdar, Lonnie Beck and Chris Taylor. They are proud to continue this rich martial arts tradition and continue to share the benefits of martial arts to the people of west chester.  

Since the 1970s the martial arts school has evolved from teaching Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do and Hapkido.  In addition to those traditional martial arts we now offer Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes.   We also offer Russian Kettlebell and Power Yoga Classes.

When adults and kids learn martial arts, they study things like self-defense, blocks, kicks, strikes, boxing, throws, takedowns and grappling.  However, they also learn much more.  They learn about positive mindset, discipline, humility and friendship.   These four pillars are the crux of the martial arts system at the Dragon Gym.



Some highlights of the Adult Martial Arts training at the Dragon Gym just minutes from Downingtown, PA.

The traditional martial arts program at the Dragon Gym is headed by Somnath Sikdar. The approach is traditional not dogmatic. It is traditional in the sense that we train martial arts for the sake of training martial arts not for competition, self-protection, or fitness specifically. Of course, these are often goals and / or benefits that each student will reap. However, we don't do things because that's the way they've always been done. We incorporate what makes sense from both sports science and a variety of martial arts.

Dragon Gym Muay Thai Kickboxing (DGMT) is a straight up, no-nonsense, REAL kick boxing program in Exton, PA minutes from West Chester and Downingtown. We train full contact fighters, beginners and everyone in between. Students can expect to get a great workout, understanding of striking fundamentals and knowledgeable instruction from certified and field tested instructors. Classes are held six days a week.

Style – There are many different styles of kickboxing available; however, the most effective and devastating of them all is Muay Thai or Thai Boxing.

The Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Program at the Dragon Gym is a great course of study on its own. However, it is also a great compliment for students of striking martial arts like Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, and Karate.  If you are looking for a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program near Downingtown, Pa DGBJJ is for you! 

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