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Authentic Martial Arts And Combat Fitness

Authentic Martial Arts And Combat Fitness

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Monterey Park, CA
The knowledge that I like to pass is used and proven to be effective in a competition setting along with a realistic self defense setting. Not only do you learn and get a great workout but I make sure to make it fun in the process. I enjoy being able to help people achieve their goals in martial arts or fitness weather it's to compete at any level or to simply stay in shape and everything in between.
Omega Coaching

Omega Coaching

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Monterey Park, CA
I am spirit who's calling is to provide direction and value for those who seek to develop their mind and body. I specialize in personal training, meditation, journaling, breathwork, martial arts, and yoga. The development of your physical body requires mental/emotional changes, thus, it's fundamental to facilitate the simultaneous growth of both. What we'd do is identify where you are and where you'd like to go while maintaining a balance of self-acceptance and self-improvement—unlike the toxicity of the modern self-help movement which is primarily concerned with self-improvement. The end-goal of our work together is to give you the tools nec
Amirboxing

Amirboxing

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Monterey Park, CA
Walter L. says, "Admir is helping me get fitt and I never knew I could do a very high muay Tai kick I feel I will advance my game and get the self defense and most importantly my health" Read more
Edgar Araiza (Gary Lam) Kung Fu Lessons

Edgar Araiza (Gary Lam) Kung Fu Lessons

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Monterey Park, CA
Good Its fun and functional
Brutal Reality Self Defense Concepts

Brutal Reality Self Defense Concepts

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Monterey Park, CA
Although I primarily focus on street self defense, and other related strategies for survival. I do on many occasions, also train in traditional Martial Arts. I’m currently teaching Chinese Kung Fu, but now, I’m trying to divert to my other training arts . Such as the Japanese Martial Arts, in this case, Bujutsu. Or Classical Japanese Weapons Arts. Such as: -Hanbo Jutsu=Art of the three foot short staff -Tanto Jutsu=Art of Knife Fighting, and knife self defense -Yari Jutsu=Ancient Japanese Art of Spear Fighting -Naginata Jutsu=Ancient Japanese Art of the Halberd/Pole Arm And so on, and so forth. I have also trained extensively, in a non-weapon
Coach Julian - Fight Science MMA

Coach Julian - Fight Science MMA

5.0Exceptional(5)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Monterey Park, CA
Adriana V. says, "Coach Julian is a martial arts encyclopedia; he is well-versed in all forms of combat sports. He is very patient when teaching, and makes his class time fun, yet informative. I highly recommend taking a course with Julian." Read more
Expectelite

Expectelite

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Monterey Park, CA
Ralph P. says, "Great personal trainers will help you learn to believe in yourself and help you uncover your strength and motivation. Daniel is that kind of trainer. He is patient, reassuring, and a pleasure to work with. - Ralph P" Read more
SYS

SYS

New on Lessons
Serves Monterey Park, CA
I take pride in sharing my expertise in self defense tactics that is derived from my own personal experience as well as training extensively in Krav Maga, boxing, Muay Thai, and grappling over the last 10 years. I continue to update my training with active fighters in Los Angeles and with soldiers and instructors from special units in the Israeli Defensive Forces in Israel
A*International Security Affiliates

A*International Security Affiliates

5.0(1)
21+ years in business
Serves Monterey Park, CA
Laura A. says, "Instructors are always willing to listen to students and are very patient" Read more
1v1

1v1

5.0Exceptional(6)
4+ years in business
Serves Monterey Park, CA
Aaron S. says, "My first training was cool, we went over some wrestling offense and defense moves, then did some live sparring and he taught me a lot of technical moves that seem like will work in real life. My second session went over conditioning and more boxing practice. So far I like what he’s teaching me, he’s a cool guy and pushes me to keep going even though I’m tired. Overall a good coach. Thanks Frank! " 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 Monterey Park self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Monterey Park area.
Del
Working with Coach Rush has great experience for me. Always professional, and you can tell that he does research with his scientific approach to training.
Coach Julian - Fight Science MMA
Alexander
Francisco is very professional, his background in wrestling and his knowledge with boxing combined creates a very effective martial combat. He will work with you on your form and makes sure you do them the right way. Always great sparing session! Would highly recommend!
1v1
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