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Health Defense

Health Defense

New on Lessons
Serves Smyrna, GA
Over 40 years of comprehensive training, study, and practice in martial arts, boxing, resistance training, and cycling. I am a USA-Cycling Level 2 Coach Kion Superhuman Network Coach, and Chek Institute Holistic Lyfestyle Coach. I have been a serious competitive athlete in all the sports I’ve mentioned. I’ve also been self-employed for 30 years and fully understand what it takes to balance career, health, and home life. Helping others make the best version of themselves is always rewarding to any great coach....
Box-Fit/My Body

Box-Fit/My Body

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
27+ years in business
Serves Smyrna, GA
Tammy C. says, "Mark works with you at your fitness level - he knew exactly how hard to push you without making it too hard. Mark is excellent at knowing exactly what you can do and what your needs are. Mark celebrates every success you achieve. He makes you want to work harder then you ever have before. Mark is the best trainer I have ever had the opportunity to train with!" Read more
Nexus Kenpo Martial Arts

Nexus Kenpo Martial Arts

5.0Exceptional(5)
2 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Smyrna, GA
Cliff L. says, "The ability to have private lessons are great. Nexus Kenpo teaches practical self-defense methods without all the flare usually taught to fill time. This provides the best format for students to get the best training for the goals they set out to accomplish. Nexus is a great, well-established dojo for students of all ages." Read more
Shinobi Science School Of Self Defense

Shinobi Science School Of Self Defense

5.0(2)
21+ years in business
Serves Smyrna, GA
Norman G. says, " I am very happy to give Sensei Shawn Lewis and The Shinobi Science school of self defense and fitness (5-Stars +) for excellence in the area of DVD Instruction and a very caring supportive attitude toward the safety of students and potential future students in sharing additional free supportive youtube seminars on important self - defense issues in today's growing chaotic and crazy environment." Read more
Xman Boxing Cardio And Fitness

Xman Boxing Cardio And Fitness

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Smyrna, GA
Its a very attractive business
Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu

Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Smyrna, GA
Gracie Barra is one of the most trusted names in martial arts today. Our values, commitment to excellence and dedication to Jiu-Jitsu have set us apart as a leader in the Acworth martial arts community. Gracie Barra is no ordinary martial arts organization. Students enjoy access to over 700 Gracie Barra Schools worldwide, professional-quality Jiu-Jitsu gear and online resources to further their training. We promote a holistic perspective to Jiu-Jitsu, including physical and mental wellness. All GB Schools are supervised by a Gracie Barra certified instructor, who supports students and helps each one achieve their potential through challenging
Inner City Jiu Jitsu

Inner City Jiu Jitsu

New on Lessons
6 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Smyrna, GA
My name is Coach Kenny I teach jiu jitsu grappling in Atlanta Georgia I've been training since I was around 28 years old now 52 I enjoy teaching as much as I enjoy training going on a mats with my students.. look forward to meeting you and teaching you the essentials of jujitsu grappling
Family Martial Arts

Family Martial Arts

5.0(3)
16+ years in business
Serves Smyrna, GA
Olivia M. says, "Andy is an excellent, knowledgeable instructor. He works very well with kids. Our 7-year-old struggles with focus, but Andy teaches in a way that gets his attention and keeps him motivated to learn." Read more
City Springs Fight House

City Springs Fight House

5.0Exceptional(14)
6 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Smyrna, GA
Nestorina E. says, "look i don't have money but i need this class please i am begging you please " Read more
Lkm Martial Arts

Lkm Martial Arts

New on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Smyrna, GA
Youll have the most proffessional service, I have over 25 year of experience.

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 Smyrna self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Smyrna area.
April T.
Mark is an amazing trainer with a talent for meeting you where you are and challenging you appropriately. He is invested in his clients and truly celebrates your progress. Mark truly connects with you as a trainer.
Box-Fit/My Body
David S.
I have studied under Masters Jiles for many years. I have always appreciated his teachings and insights. I am proud to be one of the Shodons in his lineage.
Nexus Kenpo Martial Arts
Ana R.
Great experience learning take downs and pressure points!! Definitely recommend to everyone! Man or woman, young or old, big or small- it’s always nice knowing how to defend yourself.
Shinobi Science school of self defense
Brian S.
Mr. Shivers is a great role model inside and outside the classroom, highly skilled in working with kids as well as adults, makes it fun for them, and creates a very positive and encouraging environment.
Family Martial Arts
Dan B.
No nonsense.
City Springs Fight House
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