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Top 10 self defense classes in Centennial, CO

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Plant-Based Muscle

Plant-Based Muscle

Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Centennial, CO
Nancy I. says, "After answering her questions about myself, she knew exactly what I needed to work on most. She is extremely educated in fitness and nutrition & I’m so glad I found her." Read more
Colorado Budokan, LLC

Colorado Budokan, LLC

18+ years in business
Serves Centennial, CO
Abe B. says, "The Tsutsuis are exceptional practitioners and teachers of Shotokan Karate, and they are so wonderful with kids. My life and the lives of my 8-yr-old son and 12-yr-old daughter will be forever richer thanks to the training and guidance we've received at this dojo. The positive impact goes beyond martial arts--this is overall life-changing stuff." Read more
Sena Boxing

Sena Boxing

3 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Centennial, CO
Bryan K. says, "Dedicated coaches. With a family friendly environment perfect for those any age that want to learn the art of boxing." Read more
Mojo Kenpo, LLC

Mojo Kenpo, LLC

2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Centennial, CO
Michael N. says, "Mr. Lucas is an excellent instructor. He understands the art of Kenpo and is able to communicate that understanding to his students. Mr. Lucas identifies areas of improvement that I sense need work, but I'm not sure how to make it happen." Read more
Jenny Sena Fitness & Nutrition Coaching

Jenny Sena Fitness & Nutrition Coaching

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2023+ years in business
Serves Centennial, CO
I have been in the Fitness industry for 7 years, offering personal training, group training, and nutrition coaching. I am a former bikini competitor and now have immersed myself into Boxing, Muay Thai, and Strength and Conditioning. Growing up I was extremely insecure but found my confidence and discipline through fitness. I am now on a mission to help women gain confidence and build a relentless mindset to unlock their true potential. Whether you are looking to gain muscle and tone up, lose weight or learn Boxing/Kickboxing/Muay Thai I would love to be apart of your fitness journey! We will not only work on the physical aspect, but we will ...

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 Centennial self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Centennial area.
Working out with her is an amazing experience. She motivates and makes sure you stay motivated throughout the workout. As well as helping you fuel your body in a way that promotes weight loss and muscle growth. 10 years ago she came into my life and ever since then has kept workouts exciting, challenging, and fun.
Plant-Based Muscle
Megan C.
I have been training with the Tsutsui family for 23 years and and have loved everything about their dojo!!! The people are awesome and are so kind. I have yet to meet anyone who has the same technical knowledge, dedication, passion and joy of teaching his craft to others!!!
Colorado Budokan, LLC
Ramone C.
Coach is friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. Workouts are always challenging while specially tailored for my goals based on my starting point. I highly recommend Sena Boxing.
Sena boxing
Michael A.
Mr. Lucas is a very patient martial arts instructor. I am a disabled veteran and that directly affects my capacity, mood and balance. Mr. Lucas has been exceptionally patient with me ensuring that I absorb each principle and technique.
Mojo Kenpo, LLC
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