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Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, 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
The Stephen Hooper Corporation

The Stephen Hooper Corporation

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
Helping men to become better leaders through intense exercise, helping women lower body fat percentages and stress levels, and helping kids maximize self-esteem through sports performance training. LIVE HEALTHIER BE HAPPIER FEEL BETTER
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 St Clair Shores, 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
K9BOXING

K9BOXING

5.0(1)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
LaToya B. says, "He’s very good with youth training. Mg son loves going to his sessions. " Read more
Ancona's Boxing Club

Ancona's Boxing Club

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
The goal is for the student to reach their maximum potential through mental, physical, and emotional strength by training in unique combinations where everyone will have their own intrapersonal experience.
Hang Tough Hearts

Hang Tough Hearts

New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
I have been practicing martial arts and competing in sports my whole life but, my passion falls with martial arts and physical conditioning. I am certified in the martial art of Pencak Silat and personal training. I specialize in self-defense, calisthenics, kettlebells and macebells. I love helping people getting connected to their bodies and learn to love moving them. Pencak Silat Satria Fighting Arts has a very unique way of progressively teaching the body to move for self-defense and mind-body connection that is from Ancient times....
Threat Management Center

Threat Management Center

New on Lessons
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
We teach tactical psychology tactical law tactical skills
Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts Of Madison Heights

Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts Of Madison Heights

5.0(4)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
Katherine D. says, "My son and I have been students of Owner/Head Instructor Gehrik Mohr at Kuk Sool Won of Madison Heights for nearly nine years. We were hooked after our first lesson, and have trained consistently ever since. Mr. Mohr has a unique ability to tailor his teaching methods to the individual needs of each student, no matter their age or abilities, resulting in greatly enhanced depth of learning. The results extend far beyond the scope of the curriculum into improved life skills in general. His enthusiasm for effective teaching in a positive manner are truly exemplary. I recommend Mr. Mohr with the highest level of confidence. " Read more
Limbs & Dreams -- Movement, Music, And Self-Defence

Limbs & Dreams -- Movement, Music, And Self-Defence

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
Wesley Washington is currently the only instructor. He has been an enthusiastic participant in martial arts, movement, and music since he was young. He started martial arts as a child in Cleveland Ohio doing Taekwondo at the Puritas Community Center. Later when he moved to Springfield Massachusetts he started to learn Chinese American Kenpo Karate from Master Leo Williams. After 9 years of diligent training, fighting on the tournament circuit, and teaching as a Jr. Instructor he earned his black belt at the age of 18. He then moved to Hawaii and taught private classes to pay for school. A few years later Wesley picked up guitar, but also pi...
Detroit Kung Fu Academy - Berkley

Detroit Kung Fu Academy - Berkley

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves St Clair Shores, MI
Started in 2012 Detroit Kung Fu Academy - Berkley is an extension of Detroit Kung Fu Academy. We teach Ving Tsun ( Wing Chun ) Kung Fu system and have a strong Kung Fu lineage going back to Yip Man. We work closely with the current Grandmaster of the style - Moy Tung, on our curriculum. Dedicated Instructors, all with over 10 years of experience, are there to guide you on your way to learn martial arts and self defense.

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 St Clair Shores self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the St Clair Shores 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
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))
Aaron G.
I am a Teacher's Assistant working with Autistic students and I love to study Martial Arts when I'm not working in school. I find Gehrik Mohr to be one of the best instructors I've had in a while. He understands what is important in Martial Arts and is able to adapt to the students level to work from where they are at. He pays attention to details making sure students learn the fundamentals first before working toward harder stuff as to avoid injury and ensure the students are learning properly. There is also a large focus on self discipline and etiquette which is both very powerful for people to learn, particularly children, but also something I have seen skipped in other systems. The classes can also be fun at times, with us training in the park or being given interesting challenges for the day. I have been to several schools and styles of Martial Arts and I have found no better place to train in the area than at Kuk Sool Won Madison Heights under Gehrik Mohr. I would suggest his classes to anyone interested in Martial Arts or Fitness in general. I also highly suggest this for any parents who want their child to learn self control, etiquette, and a plethora of other skills useful in school and at home.
Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts of Madison Heights
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