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Top 10 self defense classes in Lake Elsinore, CA

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

Bobby Machado

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2+ years in business
Serves Lake Elsinore, CA
Adrien M. says, "Bobby does a great job of encouraging his clients and is always prepared for the day. I would recommend his services to anyone." Read more
Gs Private Martial Arts Lessons

Gs Private Martial Arts Lessons

5.0Exceptional(9)
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Lake Elsinore, CA
Greg T. says, "he is a professional in every way." Read more
IDM Elite Sports Training

IDM Elite Sports Training

5.0Exceptional(42)
7 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Lake Elsinore, CA
J.J. S. says, "Coach Kai has helped my son gain confidence and skill with his knowledge of the game and constant positivity. All the training sessions have been very well designed, high energy, and educational." Read more
2nice Elite LLC

2nice Elite LLC

5.0Exceptional(41)
9 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Lake Elsinore, CA
Ame A. says, "Everything, he has an amazing heart for the game and for helping young athletes reach their full potential. His game speed training and intensity facilitates an easier transfer to a game setting. Coach E is genuine, kind and approachable. He’s professional and honest. We are very blessed that he shares his knowledge and experience with our kids. We can’t say enough positive things about him. " Read more
L2 Elite Fitness

L2 Elite Fitness

5.0Exceptional(12)
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Lake Elsinore, CA
Durham says, "Professional at all times easy to communicate with " 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 Lake Elsinore, 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 Lake Elsinore, 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 Lake Elsinore, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
Spotlight Services Llc

Spotlight Services Llc

New on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Lake Elsinore, CA
EVERYTHING
Slam Mma/boxing/kickboxing/physical Fitness

Slam Mma/boxing/kickboxing/physical Fitness

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Lake Elsinore, CA
Result oriented training focused on results

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 Lake Elsinore self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Lake Elsinore area.
Gisselle
He knows what he is doing, and will tailor the workouts to fit your abilities while still pushing you to be better. His personality makes working out fun and makes you want to continue. I saw a lot of progress working with him, and I learned a lot which I will be able to keep doing later down the road! 100% recommend him. :)
Bobby Machado
Kacey B.
I’ve only taken 3 classes and I already look like a martial artist!!! I look at the mirror to practice and it’s amazing how his teachings does wonders
Gs private martial arts lessons
Andrew
Had him my last year of youth football really got me ready for my high school season and first you in highschool got frosh offensive player of the year. Amazing coach and will really bond with you and teach you stuff in depth.
IDM Elite Sports Training
Kyky S.
Everything. My 🏀 game has improved every since I started training with him. Also, he always has encourages me to do better.
2nice elite LLC
Durham C.
Great
L2 Elite Fitness
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
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