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ABBCNOW Zoom Online Taekwondo

ABBCNOW Zoom Online Taekwondo

New on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Lombard, IL
ABBC has been in Lombard for 21 years! We offer online classes for all ages on Zoom! No experience needed. Taekwondo online is a great opportunity to set and achieve goals; fitness, balance and coordination, tournament competition and earning a Black Belt! We consider Taekwondo an 'essential activity'.


New on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Lombard, IL
ABBCNOW offers Taekwondo instruction on Zoom.
Kyuki-Do Martial Arts Of Bartlett

Kyuki-Do Martial Arts Of Bartlett

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Lombard, IL
Kyuki-Do is a Korean blended form that takes the best out of Karate, TaeKwonDo, Hapkido, Judo and Jujitsu, which basically is saying it takes the best of striking, kicking, locking, throwing and grappling. It covers top to bottom. This is what makes it stand out. I also have fantastic PreK programs. PreK 3 - 4 year olds and PreK 5 - 6 year old classes. They focus on developing their physical, intelluctual, emotional and social skills. It is so much more than marial arts. Helping develop kids to be confident and have a Yes I Can Attitude! Being a woman small business owner, I love helping other women become knowledgable from my Ladies S...
Amalgam Martial Academy

Amalgam Martial Academy

New on Lessons
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Lombard, IL
In 2015 we were faced with a choice: combine the expertise and talent of several experienced martial arts instructors to take a risk and open the best independent martial arts school we could on our own terms, or simply let experience, expertise, and opportunity slip away... And here we are today, Amalgam Martial Academy! We help you achieve your health and safety goals through expert education experience in traditional martial arts without the hidden fees and questionable business practices some schools still use to this day. We love to see all our students enjoy those breakthrough "aha" moments and reach new levels of health and achievement...
Krav Maga Illinois

Krav Maga Illinois

2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Lombard, IL
Jason M. says, "The atmosphere is amazing. The facility is very clean and the students and staff very welcoming. The workout is fun, yet very serious. If you want to really learn to defend yourself, meet new people and get in great shape, you must try it out." Read more
Elite Pro Performance

Elite Pro Performance

3 hires on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Lombard, IL
Ivania R. says, "I had been looking for a boxing instructor and found Milan, he is a great teacher that is very insightful in what he teaches and has a lot of experience. I went from knowing nothing to being confident in defending myself! " 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 Lombard self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Lombard area.
Alexa R.
Milan is AWESOME! I am so happy to be working with him. He comes to my home to train me. He is extremely informative and very comfortable to be around =)
Elite Pro Performance
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