The Balance Story

Balance Studios is a multiple time winner of “Best of Philly” and is Philadelphia’s premiere instructional source for  Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kick Boxing, Kids Martial Arts, and Women’s Self Defense.


Migliarese Brothers

The Migliarese Brothers are the owners and head instructors of Balance. They have been involved in the arts of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai and Boxing for over 30 years. Both are considered “extended family” of the Gracie’s and expert instructors/coaches.

We know that the words “world renowned” and “world class instruction” get thrown around a lot in the martial arts community, but these brothers are the real thing. And lucky for you, they live in Philadelphia!

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The Balance Story has been shared in many publications over the last 30 years.

Make an appointment at one of our locations in Philadelphia!


1314 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, Pa 19125
Call: 215-988-9347
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Center City

2100 Chestnut st (2nd floor)
Philadelphia, Pa 19103
Call: 215-636-9661
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North East

7530 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19136
Call: 215-305-8323
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Beginner Friendly +
Level Specific Programs
= Rave Reviews!

Balance Studios is a family centered studio. We believe that atmosphere is one of the most important aspects of any successful martial arts school.
Over the past 30 years, we have developed the most beginner friendly and level specific courses in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. So, that means that you will be in class with students with the same experience as you.
Check out all of the programs that have earned Balance Studios Rave Reviews ★★★★★.

Gracie Approved!

The Masters compliment the Migliarese Brothers and Balance Studios

Join us! 7 days free!

Try 7 days free or jump right into Beginner Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai.
Our orientation process is a week long trial to get you more familiar with our studio, instructors, and what we teach.
Our no obligation orientation allows you, the absolute beginner, to check out what we have going on at Balance Studios. You may ask any questions to the black belt instructor that will be helping and consulting you for the week.

We're looking for quality students!

We are looking for quality students, and I am sure that you are looking for quality instruction. So, it’s the perfect match!
We realize that you are shopping for the best mixed martial arts in Philadelphia. We want to assure you that we screen and filter out the bad attitudes and potentially dangerous students on their first visit. There is nothing worse than a mean, rude, smelly guy on the mat! Our dream is that you come into our studio, and on your first day, fall in love with our amazing staff and beautiful facility.

Again, atmosphere is everything to us! Our studios are clean, safe, and filled with positive students and instructors that take their study of Mixed Martial Arts very seriously.