Welcome to the Academy for Body Efficient Tactical Arts. BETA Academy is Washington DC’s premier source for Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) training in Washington DC. The school is located at 1353 Florida Ave on the corner of 14th Street NW and Florida Ave less than two blocks away from the U Street Metro Station (Green/Yellow Line). We are the largest martial arts school in the nation’s capital. Our 10,000 square foot facility has three separate spacious practice rooms dedicated to martial arts training. The rooms join to form a complete facility, fully equipped with MMA cage paneling, a boxing ring, premium punching bags, speed bags, Muay Thai pads, and focus mitts.
Established in 2008 by martial arts practitioner, professional fighter and Professor Nakapan Phungephorn, BETA draws its name and inspiration from the BETA Fish aka “The Siamese Fighting Fish”. Their fierce fighting ability invokes the cultural heritage of Thailand so closely tied to the combat arts.