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Top 10 self defense classes in Escondido, CA

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Hakanyildizpt

Hakanyildizpt

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Escondido, CA
Anas says, "I've been to many mma gyms but nothing could beat Hakan's coaching. His extensive knowledge and experience enable him to really focus on your weaknesses and improve them quickly. He cares a lot about his clients and their progress and is always there to push you to improve. Highly recommended!" Read more
Boxing Training

Boxing Training

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Escondido, CA
Mariah T. says, "He was very positive and kept me motivated through out the entire workout. He was willing to work with my schedule and his communication was consistent. I will definitely recommend him to friends. Great trainer!" Read more
Certified Ninja Club

Certified Ninja Club

4.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Escondido, CA
Jean G. says, "I liked the breathing and movement that we did. I would have liked to have seen a few more practices to get a feeling for other things I would learn in his classes." Read more
Dojo Americana

Dojo Americana

New on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Escondido, CA
Teaching and the ability to give others the gift of self defense and empowerment. As a part of training jiu-jitsu/self defense, one's fitness levels also improve dramatically.
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 Escondido, 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
Raul A.Diaz

Raul A.Diaz

New on Lessons
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves Escondido, CA
Real World Training delivered with a train like you fight mentality. Extreme Fitness. Love to teach life experience-based saving techniques for those who need it.
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Escondido, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
Art Karate Center

Art Karate Center

5.0(2)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Escondido, CA
Shahrokh N. says, "My son began his karate instructions with Alireza about 3 years ago. During this time he has not only learned karate under a world class martial art instructor, he has also learned how to respect, protect, discipline and be helpful to others. He loves and respects Alireza and I believe Alireza had a very positive influence on him. My son has partipated in a few regional karate competitions and Alireza has been instrumental for my son’s success in these tournaments because of his invaluable experience in Karate World Championships. We are truely blessed having an instructor like Alireza teaching Karate to our child." Read more
The Stronghold Rancho Bernardo

The Stronghold Rancho Bernardo

New on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Escondido, CA
Our students will always be treated like family. You won’t always just come work out and leave after your hour’s done. We aim to provide high quality instruction while striving to build a strong community among all of our students. There’s a reason why the Stronghold family continues to grow and remain close-knit. Don’t take our word for it though, stop on by and see what we’re all about, whether it's for fitness, sport, competition, self-defense, the start of a new hobby or wishing to further your martial arts repertoire....
Mahanaim Taekwondo Studio

Mahanaim Taekwondo Studio

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Escondido, CA
Taekwondo, traditional Korean Martial Arts, which has more than 3,000 years history and now Olympic Official sports. Master David Hong Taekwondo 7th Dan Approved by World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters, Kukkiwon and International Referee Master Sunyoung Mo Taekwondo 6th Dan Approved by World Taekwondo Federation Headquarters, Kukkiwon and 1992 Olympic Competitor. Kicking pads, shields and heavy bags. Sparring by Olympic style or safety mode. Self Defense skills. Black Belt for pride and confidence....

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 Escondido self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Escondido area.
Tara A.
It was awesome working with Hakan! He really has knowledge in the fitness industry. The boxing 1:1 sessions were amazing and kicked my butt!!!
hakanyildizpt
M O.
The teacher is very polite, enthusiastic, and kind. I’m glad my son is enjoying his class very much.
Art karate center
Ten B.
I’ve known Ricky for about 2 years now, and I recently started working out with him to help maintain/improve my athleticism in flag football & my overall strength. I love working out with Ricky because he makes every movement & exercise relevant to my goals. He explains why I’m doing a certain exercise & how I can use it in what I’m doing. Ricky is extremely professional, yet personable. He’s flexible in scheduling, yet also holds me accountable for the goals that we decided that I want to accomplish. Ricky’s the best!
Burk Wellness
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