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Top 10 self defense classes in Shelton, CT

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RayGe

RayGe

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Shelton, CT
RAy says, "Best training I’ve ever had" Read more
Cales Boxing Association

Cales Boxing Association

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Shelton, CT
I coach the art of "The Sweet Science" (Boxing) to enhance clients and students performance in and out of the ring, benefiting clients abilities in all sports and aspects of life with coordination, strength, flexibility, self defense, stamina, resistance and speed training methods. I have over 4 certifications in kickboxing, nutrition, fitness and I am a USA certified Boxing coach. I have been in competition and training since the age of 5 and has been coaching for over 21 years. I am passionate about the growth in performance, flexibility and health progression of my clients. I make it my personal goal to train clients in what they need the...
Primetime Sports & Arts, Inc.

Primetime Sports & Arts, Inc.

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Shelton, CT
Our service offers college and professional level workouts. The most enjoyable moment is watching students take their skill set to the next level and how happy they are when they begin to see the resuts in their game.
Connecticut Ki Aikido LLC

Connecticut Ki Aikido LLC

New on Lessons
2009+ years in business
Serves Shelton, CT
We are a small, close-knit group practicing the art of Shin Shin Toitsu (Ki) Aikido. We are an Eastern Ki Federation affiliated Aikido dojo and always looking for fresh faces to learn and practice with us. Anyone interested in learning about Ki Aikido is welcome to come and experience this art! Check us out at our new location inside the Oriental Arts dojo in Trumbull, CT! Other resources for information about Ki Aikido: Like us on Facebook: @CTKiAikido http://www.connecticutkiaikido.com/ http://www.easternkifederation.com...
World Taekwondo Monroe/Trumbull

World Taekwondo Monroe/Trumbull

New on Lessons
Serves Shelton, CT
World Taekwondo Monroe/Trumbull, located in Monroe, Connecticut, provides martial arts and Taekwondo classes suitable for all ages - kids, teens, and adults. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, their world-class training offers self-defense techniques, discipline, and much more. As an Asian-owned business, they're proud to share their rich cultural heritage through the art of Taekwondo.
Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Association Connecticut

Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Association Connecticut

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Shelton, CT
Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Association, located in Bridgeport, Connecticut and the surrounding areas, welcomes new students at any time. Known for their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training, they offer a free, no-obligation trial, reflecting their commitment to accessibility and openness. Don't hesitate to join and experience the world of Jiu-Jitsu with them.
StockTraderClass

StockTraderClass

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Shelton, CT
Trade Hacking Secrets personalized lesson geared towards your optimum learning experience, so you know/have the skills you need! Connecting with people of different backgrounds, my work helps people see financial success!
Inner Circle Fitness

Inner Circle Fitness

5.0Exceptional(36)
10+ years in business
Serves Shelton, CT
Dennis B. says, "I started working out with Alberto Torres in Summer 2014. I was a chunky high school kid who was looking to lose a few pounds and get in better shape, the only problem was that I hated going to the gym(mainly because I felt like I was being judged). I walked into Alberto's first class and he transformed my entire perspective on fitness. Not only did I gain a new love of fitness, I gained an entire fit family too. Everyone at the Inner Circle is so nice friendly and motivational! There's no room for negativity in the inner circle which makes for the best experience. I have since been able to take what I have learned from Alberto and adapt it to my busy lifestyle when I cannot make it to a class. Joining the inner circle was by far the best decision I have ever made! Would recommend to anyone, any age, any skill level looking to make a change in their life! " Read more
Seymour Community Tang Soo Do

Seymour Community Tang Soo Do

New on Lessons
Serves Shelton, CT
Seymour Community Tang Soo Do, located in Seymour, Connecticut, offers a unique self-defense journey of the body and mind. Under the guidance of Masters Derik and Karl Weber, you can start or continue your martial arts journey. At Seymour Tang Soo Do, the focus is on empowering individuals to see more, do more, and be more. Come join the community and begin your transformative journey today!
Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy Milford

Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy Milford

New on Lessons
Serves Shelton, CT
Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy Milford, located in Milford, Connecticut, is the premier destination for Jiu Jitsu enthusiasts in the surrounding areas. The Academy is known for its transformative approach to teaching Jiu Jitsu, focusing on unlocking inner strengths and changing lives. Join the legacy and become part of the vibrant community at Renzo Gracie Jiu Jitsu Academy Milford.

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 Shelton self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Shelton area.
Shannon P.
Alberto has a way of making you feel comfortable when you're feeling quite vulnerable. He motivates me to be a better person in all aspects of my life, especially fitness. He's an all around good guy who has dedicated his life to making others healthier and helping them to reach their physical goals. He's worth every penny!!
Inner circle fitness
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