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Welcome to the Academy for Body Efficient Tactical Arts (BETA Academy), the premier source of effective martial arts instruction in Washington, DC and the surrounding Metropolitan Area. We offer classes in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and strength and conditioning.


Contact us to learn more.

BETA Academy offers to Washington DC world class instruction in Thai Boxing. Under the guidance of our World Champion and Thai Boxing Association of the USA (TBA) Certified Head Instructor,
Nakapan Phungephorn, we have created two National Champions in 2010.

Thai Boxing (also known as Muay Thai) is an effective method of self-defense developed by the Siamese army during the medieval ages. It has evolved into the martial art of choice used by “eight-limbed warriors” to deliver punches, elbows, knees, and kicks, as well as standing grappling techniques to devastate their opponents both inside and outside of the ring.

BETA Academy’s Black Belt Instructor has developed a curriculum and training methodology that has created multiple champions on the BJJ competition mat.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (also known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and BJJ) developed through a series of Mixed Martial Arts competitions to become the most effective grappling method in the world. BJJ utilizes positional control, leverage and grappling techniques, including joint locks and choke holds, to force opponents into submission.

After many years of cross training in a variety of martial arts and capturing multiple MMA victories, BETA Academy Instructors have adapted the most effective mixed martial arts techniques and blended them into systematic application of fighting methods that have been tested in the ring.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a full contact, no holds-barred, combat sport that utilizes a wide range of fighting techniques, both traditional and non-traditional. Combat Athletes of BETA Academy harness a potent combination of stand-up fighting techniques of Thai Boxing and on-ground grappling techniques of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that have proven to be triumphant in MMA competitions.

BETA Academy’s Program for Kids (ages 5 to 13) empowers children to protect their safety in the face of danger, using Thai Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques adapted to their physical and mental development levels. At BETA Academy, kids also develop strong characters and values upon which the martial arts were founded, including: focus, discipline, respect, confidence, responsibility, teamwork, integrity, courage, tolerance, and honesty.

BETA Academy’s Femme Fatale Fitness Boot Camp empowers women to get into incredible shape using the battle-tested workouts of the US military as well as the training techniques of competitive martial artists. These high intensity interval training sessions are not only effective in obtaining maximum results in a minimum amount of time; they are also incredibly fun and energizing!


Our Combat Strength & Conditioning (CSC) program provides strength and conditioning classes to help students attain maximum fitness gains in the minimum amount of time. Its is based on intensive training regimes of competitive athletes in the Mixed Martial Arts arena and utilizes functional movements performed in intense, boot camp style intervals. People of all lifestyles can use CSC to propel themselves towards their fitness and athletic goals, as it utilizes an innovative and progressive training system that allows each student to reach his or her own safe, personal limits on a continuous basis.

Visit BETA Academy at our primary location: 1353 Florida Ave NW Washington DC 20009

If we do not see you soon, we would like to hear from you. Call us at 202.538.0422.

Private Lessons
Private lessons are also available! Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Thai Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts and Capoeira are distinctly individualistic sports, for which the ultimate criterion of success is the ability to execute techniques successfully, rather than strict stylistic compliance. Private lessons with BETA instructors excel practitioners’ tactical skills by providing customized techniques and training methods that work for our individual students' body types, strategic preferences, and levels of athleticism.

To set-up a private lesson with one of our experienced and qualified instructors,
contact us.

BETA Academy
1353 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: 202-538-0422