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Top 10 self defense classes in Mesa, AZ

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
The Lift -N-Box

The Lift -N-Box

3 hires on Lessons
Serves Mesa, AZ
Paula G. says, "Erik is a great, motivating coach. My husband and I really enjoy working with him." Read more
Punch From Home

Punch From Home

Offers online services
Serves Mesa, AZ
Vinay K. says, "Ray is excellent he is a true technician and knows real Kickboxing. He is one of the nicest, most encouraging and knowledgeable Coaches I have worked with. If you want to be fit, learn good self defense techniques and have fun while doing so then I highly recommend Ray. His energy, creativity and desire to help others is amazing." Read more
Angel One Training Group,  LLC

Angel One Training Group, LLC

1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Mesa, 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
Take Control Self Defense

Take Control Self Defense

5 hires on Lessons
Serves Mesa, AZ
Bihter P. says, "He is amazing ! Very patient, knowledgeable and has such a good vibe " Read more
Worl Martial Arts Academy

Worl Martial Arts Academy

37+ years in business
Serves Mesa, AZ
Wendy T. says, "Dan is a very patient and great teacher as I am absolutely new to Thai Chi. He explains every move and helps go very slow so that we can learn each specific move. " 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 Mesa self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Mesa area.
Nate S.
Hands down the best trainer I've had. Erik does a great job of building you up and pushing you to hit that next gear. He won't have you do anything that you can't do and will go just as hard right next to you while you work out. I saw results in my overall performance and abilities within the first couple of sessions along with significant loss over the past two months. I'd recommend him to anyone. And the music is awesome!
The Lift -N-Box
Ana E.
He is such a fun person to be around!!! That Makes working out fun! He will give you a workout of a life time!
Punch From Home
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