Find a self defense classes in Coral Gables, FL

Find self defense classes in Coral Gables, FL

Find self defense classes in Coral Gables, FL

Share a few details and we'll show you the best self defense classes in your area.
Zip code

Disciplines interested in

Find self defense classes in Coral Gables, FL

Share a few details and we'll show you the best self defense classes in your area.
Zip code

Disciplines interested in

Top 10 self defense classes in Coral Gables, FL

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

Garcia Kickboxing

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Coral Gables, FL
I offer 1 on 1 private kickboxing lessons to anyone regardless of age and athleticism. I’ve been training mixed martial arts for 5 years and have been fighting for 3 . I’m a pro mma fighter here in Miami, Fl and truly have a passion for the sport . Over the past few years I’ve taught kids , teens , and adults. I truly take pride in seeing my clients achieve their goals . I practice what I preach on a daily basis and love sharing the skills I’ve learned with others. When I take on a new client, their goals become just as important to me as they are to them. My goal is to help people become a stonger version of themselves and have fun doing it ...
Her Falcon Club

Her Falcon Club

4.9Exceptional(14)
9+ years in business
Serves Coral Gables, FL
Celsa P. says, "El Couch es muy profesional!! Yo he rebajado de peso y estoy controlando la presión arterial!! " Read more
Talisman Fitness

Talisman Fitness

5.0(4)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Coral Gables, FL
Shayra G. says, "Talisman Fitness has honestly been the best choice I’ve made this year. I’ve never felt more alive, stronger, and happier. Trainer Edwin, always knows what’s best for me. He is very patient, encouraging and most of all very supportive. I couldn’t be any happier with the results I’m seeing and that’s all thanks to Talisman Fitness! Highly recommended!!!" Read more
Combat Sports Fitness

Combat Sports Fitness

5.0Exceptional(15)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Coral Gables, FL
Steven L. says, "SIfu Bill is an excellent Martial arts instructor. Very knowledgeable and he pushes you to become better. Very sound on technique and flexible schedule." Read more
BOX IQ FITNESS + KNOWLEDGE

BOX IQ FITNESS + KNOWLEDGE

5.0(4)
7 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Coral Gables, FL
Jessica S. says, "Ely is an amazing boxing coach! He takes the time and spends the time needed to help train my son who is a beginner. What was supposed to be just learning to defend himself and to learn how to put anger in the right place my son now wants to take boxing further. I would recommend him to beginners, amateurs and heavyweights!!!!!" Read more
Aries TKD

Aries TKD

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Coral Gables, FL
my name is, -Mitchell Mychal Rozier Jr taekwondo since 11 years old Mix martial arts - Kickboxing -Bozing I Build "confidence" in my clients while "destroying their insecurities", I have had many clients from ages "young to old" Who was too used to using the words "can't" "I cannot do this" or "I cannot do that" My job is to break down those walls and show them that no matter what "weight", "age" or "gender" you are, the skies are the limit. My goal is to help them build their character and "confidence", not only in fighting and self-defense but in every aspect of life, "self-discipline" is the best "discipline", that also applies to ever...
Body And Way Of Life Fitness

Body And Way Of Life Fitness

5.0Exceptional(28)
3 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Coral Gables, FL
Jed B. says, "Jon is an excellent personal trainer. He pushes you to achieve your goals in a low key easy going way. He is very knowledgable/helpful in his training plan, as well as a charismatic person that is fun to be around. I definitely recommend him and will continue to utilize his services!" 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 Coral Gables self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Coral Gables area.
Gretel
I love training with him. Classes are always different and energetic. The dynamic of the trainings are great you are always working different parts of your body and you will definitely see results as long as you follow his tips. Definitely amazing.
Her falcon club
Alexandra A.
I’ve never had a trainer before but I decided I wanted to make a healthy change so I decided to give talisman fitness a try. Edwin was so professional and he not only had me lose weight but gain muscle. I feel healthier and stronger than ever. Thank you Ed for everything.
Talisman Fitness
Shelbry B.
Very attentive to detail. Great energy!
Combat Sports Fitness
Kevin R.
Great coach and nice person all around and very patient
BOX IQ FITNESS + KNOWLEDGE
Emmanuel D.
Excellent trainer that listens to your goals and concerns and caters them specifically to you. Highly recommend
Body and Way of Life Fitness
How Lessons.com works
Search

Search, get cost estimates, contact teachers, and book—all for free.

Compare

View profiles, read reviews, check qualifications, and see prices before hiring.

Hire

Ask questions, confirm their availability, and hire the right tutor when you're ready.

Coral Gables self defense classes by service