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Weapon Brand (Self-Defense And Firearm Training)

Weapon Brand (Self-Defense And Firearm Training)

5.0(4)
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Dunedin, FL
Kevin B. says, "Straight forward, practical approach to situational awareness, threat awareness and self defense. Easy to remember and highly effective." Read more
Tampa Bay Krav Maga LLC

Tampa Bay Krav Maga LLC

5.0(2)
13+ years in business
Serves Dunedin, FL
Rick M. says, "Joe and Dora are excellent instructors. Much respect to both of these individuals and whole overall Tampa Bay Krav Maga experience. Keep up the great work." Read more
Tampa Bay Krav Maga

Tampa Bay Krav Maga

5.0Exceptional(16)
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Dunedin, FL
Dave R. says, "I moved to St. Pete last year from the UK with 4 years Krav Maga experience. I came from an amazing club in London so I was absolutely thrilled to find an amazing club here. Joe and the team have been super welcoming. Their knowledge and experience is top notch and the sessions are always high intensity! 100% recommend this club to anyone wanting to learn self defence and fighting skills while keeping super fit." Read more
Wing Chun Science

Wing Chun Science

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Dunedin, FL
Tseitel C. says, "Wing Chun Science has been an incredibly valuable experience to me. The physical exercise has been wonderful and the mental grounding it has provided has been much needed recently. The instructor has been phenomenally patient, flexible and understanding. He’s always been willing to meet me where I’m at training wise, whether that’s been working faster or needing more help understanding, he’s been very willing to adapt to help me understand. The training has been safe and is balanced between traditional martial arts and real world application. Overall, it’s been a very positive experience and I’m excited to continue to learn!" Read more
SL Fitness & Martial Arts

SL Fitness & Martial Arts

5.0(4)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Dunedin, FL
Mallorie D. says, "Sasa is a great instructor and always pushes us to do our best! The class is very diverse and you always get a great workout no matter how many times you go! " Read more
Clearwater Martial Arts

Clearwater Martial Arts

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Dunedin, FL
Reality based Martial Arts Combat Martial Arts Tradition and Eclectic Martial Arts Helping others to be the best they can be!
Level 10 Martial Arts College

Level 10 Martial Arts College

New on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Dunedin, FL
Founded in 1995, Level 10 Martial Arts College is located in Palm Harbor, Florida, and is committed to the personal development of its community. They offer traditional martial arts training for individuals of all ages - children, teens, adults, and families. With a strong emphasis on respect, focus, and discipline, they ensure that all rank is earned and that the skills and abilities of their students match the color of their belt. Their approach enables the development of leadership and success skills, making a significant impact on the lives of their students.
Acupuncture For Warriors Inc

Acupuncture For Warriors Inc

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Dunedin, FL
What is acupuncture for warriors ? Acupuncture for warriors is non - profit organization which will offer to recovering addicts,Veterans and anyone with PTSD, stress, anxiety; an alternative through traditional chinese medicine. Yvette Padilla AP,DOM,LMT will offer thru acupuncture, acupressure , NADA protocol, battlefield protocol and other forms of exercises thru meditation with Qi Gong instructor and low pace martial arts exercises at a free, low cost or donation . With this organization we hope that we can offer an alternative to improve the lifestyle of those who seek of a change towards a better brighter and peaceful future utilizing tr...
Shihan School Of Survival

Shihan School Of Survival

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Dunedin, FL
Shihan School of Survival, based in the sunny locales of Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida, is a renowned martial arts institution. They specialize in providing top-notch instruction in disciplines such as karate, jujitsu, and kickboxing. Not just a school, they also host the prestigious 'Clearwater Open Karate Championships'. The event, highly anticipated, features beautiful trophies and medals, creating a spirited and competitive atmosphere for all martial arts enthusiasts.
Koleczek Wing Chun Kune

Koleczek Wing Chun Kune

New on Lessons
Serves Dunedin, FL
Koleczek Wing Chun Kune, situated in Clearwater, Florida, is a renowned name in promoting self-defense, physical fitness, and mental toughness. They have expertly crafted their offerings to provide a comprehensive approach to health and safety. They are dedicated to empowering individuals through their uniquely designed programs, embodying the spirit of martial arts, fitness, and mental resilience. Their commitment to their customers' wellbeing truly sets them apart.

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 Dunedin self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Dunedin area.
Chris H.
Instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and are able to simplify it down so everyone is able to learn to protect themselves
Weapon Brand (Self-Defense and Firearm Training)
Tara F.
I love training here! Joe and Dora are extremely knowledgeable and their instruction is top notch. It's a very challenging yet comfortable environment and the other students are great. Come in and try it, you'll be glad you did!
Tampa Bay Krav Maga LLC
Taylor
What started out as an effort to learn some quick self-defense techniques has turned into an essential part of my mental and physical well-being. The self-confidence boost, stress relief, and continuous learning have all been great a great addition to my weekly routine over the past 4 years. The TBKM community is extremely friendly and a great place to start as a beginner or at any skill level.
Tampa Bay Krav Maga
Guillermo I.
Working within the Wing Chun Science system, has helped me understand Martial Arts from a completely different view point. Taking it one step further, and going in depth, not just with the history of the sport. But the physics and geometry behind the movement. Creating a different dimension on how to look at Martial Arts and Kung Fu entirely. I look forward to continuing my Training and learning more about the Art and myself in the process!
Wing Chun Science
Tanja M.
The best coach ever! I have been doing his kickboxing class for 7 straight years. His classes were always different, interesting, and so intensive. He is someone who pushes you to maximum limit. Simply, you will become addictive to his great classes. -Tanja
SL fitness & martial arts
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