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Top 10 self defense classes in Corona, CA

Students agree: these teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
MMA CONDITIONING

MMA CONDITIONING

5.0(2)
4+ years in business
Serves Corona, CA
Dayana C. says, "Chris was an exceptional trainer and he helped me achieve the foundation for a healthier life style. I began my weight loss journey with him during the summer and at my heaviest I was 196 lbs. Since then I have dropped 21 lbs and weigh 175 lbs. I recommend booking Chris, he will hold you accountable. His workout sessions were intense but so worth it. He was always on time and patient. Lastly, he taught me how to properly use the gym machines correctly and body workouts without machines. " Read more
Audrey Dubois Marchionno

Audrey Dubois Marchionno

5.0(1)
Top Pro
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Corona, CA
Robert G. says, "Audrey Marchionno Acting Coach Review By Robert Garnsey Let me start by saying that Audrey Marchionno is a top-notch acting coach. She is well-versed in a wide range of acting styles and applications and capable of teaching them actors of any age or experience level. In less than two months under Audrey’s tutelage, my daughter Portia’s acting has improved by leaps and bounds. For one thing, she is much more confident and able to make better character choices to suit and role. In addition, Audrey has inspired her to new heights by teaching her how to portray a wide variety of characters that cover the entire emotional spectrum and to view the scene from many different angles. This has allowed Portia to discover the subtleties in the scene that make the difference between an average and an outstanding performance. Under Audrey, my daughter is not just acting—she is becoming her characters! But to focus solely on Audrey’s formidable teaching skills would be to do her a disservice. She has been so much more than an instructor to my daughter Portia. She is a trusted confidante, a mentor, and a true friend who tells her students what they NEED to hear rather than what they want to hear. We are truly blessed to have Audrey in our lives. If you or your child are ready to take your acting to the next level, Audrey is the coach for you. I would recommend her 100%." Read more
Tajik Karate Academy

Tajik Karate Academy

5.0(1)
Serves Corona, CA
Farah R. says, "Absolutely a great class and instructor. Highly recommend this. My son was a beginner and was hesitant about trying out the class. He asks to go to the class everyday. Thank you for making him feel welcome and comfortable." Read more
Steve Ross, Master Martial Arts Instructor, Owner OC Martial Arts Academy

Steve Ross, Master Martial Arts Instructor, Owner OC Martial Arts Academy

5.0Exceptional(13)
Offers online services
42+ years in business
Serves Corona, CA
The F. says, "Master Ross is an outstanding teacher. He teaches the art and the science behind Tang Soo Do. He is patient, kind, and really, really good at what he does! He takes a genuine interest in the growth of each student individually. Master Ross teaches fundamental Tang Soo Do, so that the house of knowledge built on that foundation is strong. I cannot speak highly enough about what a great influence he has been. If you are serious about learning this art, you need not look any further." Read more
Dao-Dharma-Dorje Publications Ltd

Dao-Dharma-Dorje Publications Ltd

4.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Corona, CA
Martial M. says, "The teacher, Mr. Michael is a very opened and humble man. The teachings are very explicit and easy to understand and put into practice. The teachings are well structured and organized. I highly recommend the school to anybody who want to learn." Read more
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Corona, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
Shape Your Destiny, LLC

Shape Your Destiny, LLC

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Corona, CA
Tania T. says, "She is very knowledgeable in many areas. She is helping my son with corrective exercises to help with shin splints and many other areas of his body to perform better on the field. She is fun and truly cares." Read more
Slam Mma/boxing/kickboxing/physical Fitness

Slam Mma/boxing/kickboxing/physical Fitness

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Corona, CA
Result oriented training focused on results
Zen Bushido Kai

Zen Bushido Kai

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Corona, CA
4th degree (Roku Dan) on Shito-ryu karate. I have been teaching for over 25 years, made a lot of national and international athletes.
Stand-up Striking

Stand-up Striking

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Corona, CA
After finishing school and getting my degree I realized that a desk job just doesnt feel like the whole me. I studied martial arts intensely while in school and found a lot of benefit in it, mentally and physically. My diciplines are Muay Thai and Boxing, but I also train Jiu Jitsu. Through these arts, I found strength, confidence, and community. It is my passion and it became a part of my mission to help others see the same benefit as I did so I can add further value to peoples lives. I offer clear instruction, deep knowledge, and practical training methods that have been used by pro athletes and gyms for decades. I currently train and coach...

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 Corona self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Corona area.
George R.
Chris Jimmerson is a true professional and can relate to clients of all ages and skill level. He identifies and understands his clients goals, which motivates the people he trains with. Chris is passionate to help others and remains flexible. His competence in the fitness and MMA field is highly credible. I have recommend Chris to manny friends and family members.
MMA CONDITIONING
Tim B.
Steve is highly experienced in martial arts and truly a subject matter expert. He is a former martial arts world champion and Hall of Fame inductee. He is also excellent in teaching kids the skill and discipline of martial arts. We are fortunate that our son and daughter are able to learn from Master Steve Ross.
Steve Ross, Master Martial Arts Instructor, Owner OC Martial Arts Academy
Tammy P.
My son started there at 4 yrs old took a break as he came back a few years later and absolutely loves his time there. Head Master Paul and Master Jido are the best. The whole team is very helpful and very knowledgeable. I am so thankful for this program and look forward to many more years with them.
Moo Yea-Do Martial Arts Center
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