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Top 10 self defense classes in Goodyear, AZ

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Master Haydar's Black Belt Academy

Master Haydar's Black Belt Academy

5.0(1)
12+ years in business
Serves Goodyear, AZ
Allison W. says, "He is the real deal! Highly reccomend!" Read more
Master Haydar's Black Belt Academy

Master Haydar's Black Belt Academy

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Goodyear, AZ
Master Haydar is a Kukkiwon-certified 7th Dan Black Belt and Master. He has 20+ years experience in World Taekwondo Federation Taekwondo, kickboxing, Muy Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He received his AA - Physical Education, BS - Physical Science & Masters - Physical Education in Taekwondo Departments in renowned South Korean universities. He learned from Korean Grand Masters and spent 11 years of his life perfecting his Art in Taekwondo's home country. At MHBBA, we balance teaching the traditional Taekwondo principles while maintaining a positive and fun environment. For our younger students, Master Haydar focuses on 3 major areas: 1) Keep...
Get Some MMA

Get Some MMA

5.0(4)
Offers online services
11 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Goodyear, AZ
Justin P. says, "I’ve been training with Andrew for 5 months now. I’m down 9 lbs. Each week he customizes the workout building upon my progress. He uses positive reinforcements for motivation to keep nudging to reach my goals. Most importantly I’m having fun. Without question I recommend Andrew! " Read more
Angel One Training Group,  LLC

Angel One Training Group, LLC

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Goodyear, AZ
Ed says, "Ability to connect with individuals of all experience levels. Breakdown fundamentals in clear and understandable instructions. Safety is always a priority and instructor is top tier talent." Read more
Phoenix Martial Arts

Phoenix Martial Arts

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Goodyear, AZ
Personalized training programs. Authentic training fueled by passion and perseverance. Unique and rare styles, including internal arts. I enjoy working with all types of students. I have worked with autistic individuals, young children, and elderly adults (usually for Tai Chi). The growth and progress of students keeps me passionate about teaching, and motivated to continue improving myself.
Bboy Boxing Academy

Bboy Boxing Academy

5.0Exceptional(10)
12+ years in business
Serves Goodyear, AZ
Craig S. says, "He’s a great coach a great mentor and when you’re failing he will pick you up and tell you to keep going I really suggest him as a coach " Read more

Your self defense questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much are self-defense classes?

Self-defense classes cost $150 to $400 on average for a 6- to 10-week program at a martial arts studio or dedicated self-defense school. Classes held at community centers typically cost less than those offered by professional marital arts studios, and some local police departments and offer free classes.

Some martial arts studios offer single-session self-defense classes for $30 to $80 each, depending on the studio, class size, length, and location. Most one-time classes last 2 to 3 hours.

Are self-defense classes worth it?

Self-defense classes are worth it for individuals who want to be prepared for a life-threatening situation. A self-defense class teaches you how to recognize and avoid dangerous situations, and how to survive situations that can't be avoided. Many people consider the added peace of mind worth the investment.

Self-defense training can be especially helpful if you find yourself in any of these common circumstances:

  • Walking alone at night
  • Jogging in a secluded area, such as a wooded park or trail
  • In a crowded bar or club where alcohol is served
  • During a home invasion

Are self-defense classes effective, and what are the benefits?

Self-defense classes are an effective way to learn how to avoid dangerous confrontations and how to deescalate or escape the confrontations you can't avoid.

Self-defense classes provide a wide range of benefits:

  • Builds your confidence
  • Improves your physical fitness
  • Increases your awareness of your surroundings
  • Improves your balance
  • Provides a sense of personal empowerment

In addition to teaching you how to defend yourself against a human attacker, self-defense training can also be useful when defending yourself from an animal attack.

What do self-defense classes teach?

Self-defense classes teach you these skills to defend yourself from an attacker:

  • Situational awareness and how to detect danger where you might not expect it
  • Verbal skills to prevent or deescalate a confrontation
  • Strikes, including punches, kicks, knees, and elbows
  • How to avoid being dragged to the ground
  • Grappling techniques that are useful if you find yourself on the ground
  • How to defend yourself with improvised weapons or objects in your environment

During a self-defense class, you will practice physical skills alone and with a partner. Practicing with a partner provides a sense of what real physical contact with an attacker may feel like.

Many self-defense schools teach Krav Maga. Developed by the Israeli Defense Forces, Krav Maga remains one of the most popular defense systems among military personnel and law enforcement agencies.

What to wear to self-defense classes?

Wear comfortable athletic clothing that allows you to move freely, such as a T-shirt or tank top and leggings, yoga pants, sweatpants, or shorts. Opt for breathable moisture-wicking fabric to minimize sweating.

Where to take self-defense classes near me?

Follow these tips to find the best self-defense classes near you:

  • Decide whether you want to attend women-only classes or co-ed classes.
  • Compare costs from at least three local schools or martial arts studios.
  • Read school and studio reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Avoid schools that include pre-rehearsed self-defense demos, as these demos typically don't reflect real-world circumstances or outcomes.
  • Visit the class location to confirm it's well-maintained and the staff is professional.
  • Ask about special offers for new students. Some schools offer a free trial class.
  • Take one class to ensure the studio is a good fit for you before enrolling in a multi-week or ongoing program.
  • Get a copy of the membership contract in writing before making a payment.

What questions should I ask self-defense teachers?

Before signing up for a self-defense class, ask the instructor these important questions:

  • How much do your classes cost?
  • Do you require a membership contract, and if so, what does it entail?
  • What is your class schedule?
  • Do you offer any specials for new students?
  • How many people are in a typical class?
  • Are your classes women-only or co-ed?
  • How long does a class last?
  • What should I wear to the class?

Reviews for Goodyear self defense classes

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Jerry J.
Patience and knowledge
Get Some MMA
Brandon
Clarity of instructions ad exercises
Bboy Boxing Academy
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