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Students agree: these self defense classes for kids are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
AKSystema51

AKSystema51

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Brett B. says, "Class act and professional! Great coach!" Read more
Positive Self Defense (PSD)

Positive Self Defense (PSD)

5.0(2)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
19+ years in business
Nikki S. says, "very infomative and empowering " Read more
K.O. Artist Boxing

K.O. Artist Boxing

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Cynthia B. says, "First I love the fact he's always prompt and he works with my schedule. Eric us an excellent boxing instructor in the short amount of time he's taught me so much. " Read more
Boxing/Kickboxing  Training Classes

Boxing/Kickboxing Training Classes

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
5+ years in business
The passion that I have for the art/science of boxing is off the charts and really pushes me to give my clients 110 percent. This is because I dont want to dim the torch that's been handed to me from those Ive learned from including my mentors and peers! I love people and I love Fight FItness!
Team Passos Jiu Jitsu

Team Passos Jiu Jitsu

5.0(1)
16+ years in business
Andrew P. says, "I've had an excellent experience at Team Passos Jiu Jitsu. The instructors are extremely professional and create a friendly learning environment" Read more
Oakley’s HyperFit Kickbox Club For Fitness/Self-Defense/Martial Arts

Oakley’s HyperFit Kickbox Club For Fitness/Self-Defense/Martial Arts

New on Lessons
29+ years in business
We have a passion for guiding people towards greater health/fitness/wellness, personal safety/self-defense, and personal improvement. Offering the highest quality instruction & coaching in the region, we have been coaching fitness classes, self-defense classes, & martial arts classes longer than any other fitness or martial arts programs in Northern Virginia/Loudoun County. Over that span, as many as 2-3 generations of family members have entrusted their training to Mr. Oakley’s programs. Mr. David Oakley has been dubbed - “Northern Virginia’s Karate Kid” - having been featured on the cover of numerous magazines, newspapers, local cable shows...
Loco Combat

Loco Combat

5.0Exceptional(5)
6+ years in business
Steve T. says, "Good technique, plenty of repetition. Practical execution as well." Read more
Cardio Is My Passion

Cardio Is My Passion

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Hard work Hard work Hard Work.
Adina @ Satya Sattva Studio

Adina @ Satya Sattva Studio

5.0(4)
Offers online services
11+ years in business
Marni J. says, "Adina is a great instructor of Tai Chi and Qigong. " Read more
Zen Karate Academy

Zen Karate Academy

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
We teach traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate under Japan Shotokan Karate Association (JSKA) headed internationally by Shihan Abe Keigo and Nationally by Sensei Thomas Casale.

Your Kids Self Defense Classes questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do kids' self-defense classes cost?

Kids' self-defense classes cost $75 to $150 per month, depending on the school, location, and number of classes included in the program A membership plan with unlimited classes typically falls at the highest end of the price range. Some community centers and police departments also sponsor free self-defense classes for kids.

Be sure to factor in the cost of a uniform, which runs $50 to $120 on average. Uniform requirements vary by school, but most require either a t-shirt with the school logo and gi pants or a full gi top, pants, and belt.

Your child will also need protective gear, such as a mouth guard, headgear, and boxing gloves, with total costs ranging from $50 to $150. If you'd like to practice with your child at home between classes, consider purchasing a set of training pads for $40 to $80.

What are the benefits of kids' self-defense classes?

A self-defense class can provide parents with the peace of mind in knowing their children are able to recognize danger, stand up for themselves, avoid fights at all costs, and defend themselves successfully if a fight is unavoidable. Children also become more self-reliant and empowered to handle the challenges they face in everyday life.

In addition to teaching your child physical defense techniques to help them escape an attacker, self-defense classes provide many benefits:

  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn respect for themselves and others
  • Improve awareness
  • Increase their coordination and agility
  • Learn goal-setting
  • Build strength and stamina

What do kids learn in self-defense classes?

In self-defense classes, kids learn physical defense techniques like kicks and punches, as well as how to use their knees and elbows to strike an attacker. Depending on the class, kids may also learn grappling techniques to help them escape an attacker holding them on the ground.

Self-defense classes also teach awareness, confidence, how to avoid being targeted, and how to use their words to prevent or avoid a fight.

Many self-defense classes now include instruction on bully prevention, as well as how to tell if an adult's behavior or touch is appropriate, and how to tell a trusted adult if an incident has occurred.

Which martial art is best for kids' self-defense?

Though most martial arts provide a wide range of physical and mental benefits—including improved strength, coordination, awareness, and confidence—some martial arts are more practical and effective in real-word fights.

Martial arts that emphasize sparring and grappling techniques are typically the most effective in situations where true self-defense is required. Popular martial arts that incorporate these techniques include Krav Maga, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai.

Can my child take self-defense classes with no martial arts experience?

Yes, kids with no martial arts experience can take self-defense classes. In fact, most kids who enroll in a self-defense class have no prior experience in martial arts. Your child will learn all the necessary skills as part of the class.

Where can I find the best kids self-defense classes near me?

Follow these tips to find the right self-defense school for your child:

  • Compare self-defense programs from multiple schools.
  • Read instructor reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Visit the school to confirm it's clean and well-maintained.
  • Ask if you can watch a class before enrolling your child.
  • Ask about special offers for new students, as many schools offer free trial classes.
  • Enroll your child in one class to ensure the school is a good fit before purchasing an ongoing membership.
  • Avoid schools that try to pressure you into enrolling in a long-term membership plan.
  • Get a copy of the membership contract in writing before making any payments.

What questions should I ask self-defense schools?

When evaluating kids' self-defense classes, ask the instructor these important questions:

  • What monthly membership plans do you offer, and how much do they cost?
  • Can I enroll my child in self-defense classes without signing up for a membership plan?
  • How many weeks does the self-defense program last?
  • What is your class schedule?
  • Do you offer any discounts or free trials for new students?
  • How many kids are in a typical self-defense class?
  • Are the classes separated by age group?
  • At what age can my child attend self-defense classes?
  • How long will each class last?
  • How will you measure my child's progress?
  • What should my child wear to the class?
  • What additional equipment will my child need?

Reviews for Ashburn kids self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Ashlie H.
AKSystema51
Barry P.
It's practically and easily usable the same day you learn especially if you unfortunately have to be in a situation to use it. Besides the physical skill set you have receive the mind set to deal with critical life scares.
Positive Self Defense (PSD)
Daniela B.
Lessons with Dave were awesome! They made me feel more confident and the environment is always great with him! The only reason I didn’t continue taking classes with him is because I had to come back to my home country. Keep up with the good work, Dave!
Loco Combat
Lynn H.
Adina was very knowledgeable about Tai Chi and she made the class very enjoyable. She was the best Tai Chi instructor I have ever had.
Adina @ Satya Sattva Studio
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