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Top 10 self defense classes in Dearborn, MI

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Dearborn, MI
Tianna R. says, "I love the patience that Kwanjanim has with his students!!! He has taught my children more than just how to protect themselves. He encourages his students to have respect for themselves, family, and others; integrity and confidence." Read more
Chaos Fighting Tactics

Chaos Fighting Tactics

5.0Exceptional(8)
19+ years in business
Serves Dearborn, MI
Joshua A. says, "Very authentic, fun and informative! If you train here you will learn to defend your so against tough opponents. " Read more
Teacher Tom

Teacher Tom

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Dearborn, MI
Carrie L. says, "We did one introductory lesson. He related well with my daughter and had good activities for her to try out. He broke down the steps and explained what she needed to do." Read more
Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))

Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))

5.0(4)
7 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Dearborn, MI
Kathy M. says, "I needed to train for a triathlon. One mile swim. I trained with Chris 2 days a week and I was ready for the race. I came in 3rd place at Escape the Cape triathlon. Chris got me swim ready with challenging workouts in the pool, excellent coaching tips, gave me the tools I needed to swim freestyle efficiently. I became faster, stronger and my endurance was amazing after weeks of training. I highly recommend Chris for your swimming lessons no matter what level you are." Read more
PathBoxing

PathBoxing

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Dearborn, MI
Me having a background in collegiate athletics, boxing and military gives me the neccessary tools to impact the lives of people I coach young and old.
Boxing For Fun And Mental

Boxing For Fun And Mental

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Dearborn, MI
Jeryn says, "it was fun, a learning opportunity and a work out so like an all and 1 you can't beat that...Devin Is a great trainer" Read more
K9BOXING

K9BOXING

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Dearborn, MI
LaToya B. says, "He’s very good with youth training. Mg son loves going to his sessions. " 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 Dearborn self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Dearborn area.
Carlton R.
THE WAY MR. DAVIS TEACHES AND WORKS WITH CHILDREN IS WHAT MY GRAND CHILDREN NEEDS AT THIS TIMES. SOMETIMES ANWSER MAYBE LEST THEN 100 CHARTERS
Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club
Dennis Y.
Hubud Drills!!!! Effortless Takedowns. Brutal Limb destruction techniques. Closed many holes I had in my fighting ranges. Just what I needed.
Chaos Fighting Tactics
Tammy K.
Tom was great and very patient with my daughter. He explained the game of volleyball very well to her. I’ll definitely hire Tom again.
Teacher Tom
Yebin C.
Been working with Chris for about 6months now since last Nov. He's patient and great at teaching. He is flexible in schedueling so I've never had any issue with getting my lessons done in my crazy schedule. Definitely recommend him!
Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))
Stephen B.
His experience
Boxing For Fun and Mental
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