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Fist Of Interception Institute

Fist Of Interception Institute

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Salutations, my name is Instructor Vincent. Benitez and I teach Jeet Kune Do in Rochelle Park, NJ at the Knights of Columbus. I have over 15 years experience, training under Sifu Richard Torres who was a student of Ted Wong (a Bruce Lee student). We train every Wednesday at 7pm. We focus on the self-defense aspect of Bruce Lee's martial art. It is simple, direct, and non-classical. I would like to invite you to join us for training and gain insight to protecting yourself.
JOSH KEY BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

JOSH KEY BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU

5.0Exceptional(8)
10+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Jennifer C. says, "Jkeys is a great coach. He believes in his students and to me this is important because when we start out we don’t always believe in ourselves. He is very knowledgeable from jujitsu, MMA, wrestling, boxing, and kickboxing to name a few. If you have a injury our areas that are weak he helps to strengthen those areas as well. He is detailed and informs you why we do things a certain way and if done wrong what the outcome will be. He exudes confidence into each one of us. Since working with him for the past five months I have seen great results. This is one of the best decisions I have made. As long as he’s coaching I will forever be apart of his team. If you have a chance to work with him you will not be disappointed. " Read more
NJ Firearms Academy

NJ Firearms Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Thank you for contacting us. I have been doing qualifications for NJ Permit to Carry for over 20 years, and teaching for over 27 years. I will assist you through the process. We are doing Basic Pistol on Tuesdays 6pm and on weekends. Please let me know which is a better day to do the classroom and we are in the range on the weekends. Use of Force training is on Wednesday evenings, 6pm. Training required is: • Basic Pistol • Use of Force • Handgun qualification
Worldchampmambo

Worldchampmambo

5.0(1)
3 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Michael R. says, "Maurepaz is a true champ both in the ring and in the park where we train. He is both knowledgeable and experienced. He is making me a better fighter and I'm excited to see how much more I can progress." Read more
Vallencore Fitness LLC

Vallencore Fitness LLC

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
Darryl J. says, "Down to earth with high energy intense workouts. Charles is the only person that successfully brought me into the gym culture. He’s trained & coached me in capoeira. Body building. We were fortunate to place 1st in our very first men’s physique competition & it’s all due to me following his instructions to the T. What I’m saying is he’s knows what he’s doing & if you listen you will WIN you will reach your GOALS you will not be disappointed. Lifetime friend, trainer & coach! " Read more
P4P FIT

P4P FIT

5.0Exceptional(18)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
2+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
BIANCA S. says, "Drew is very professional and great with my son. The fact that he looks forward to his sessions speaks volumes!" Read more
Essential Martial Arts (EMA Training And Fitness)

Essential Martial Arts (EMA Training And Fitness)

New on Lessons
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
What makes our service stand out is that we take the essentials of each martail art. We insure that our student gain the full experience in their training understanding both the applications of what their learning, as well the knowledge to adapt it to any scenario. We beelive martial arts is 80 mental and 20 percent phyiscal. In training with us is for our clients to be phyically fit and to be ready to take any challenge that may come your way. We enjoy our job becasue we love to grow with our students. We always beleive that a teacher can alway learn from his or her student as much as they can learn from us. We at essentail martail arts cont...
PRECISION CRAFT INTERNATIONAL

PRECISION CRAFT INTERNATIONAL

New on Lessons
54+ years in business
Serves Paterson, NJ
In debt,profound, knowledge of the art collected over the 51 ( World Championship ) years!!!! I'm so passing about boxing that I've spent much of my adult life in pursuit of further understanding if there is such a thing. Instagram precision craft bash, Twitter Ali Bashir Teach ,FB El Amin Bas Ali I actually enjoy teaching the fundamentals of this amazing sport so much so that I've traveled to over 15 Countries in my efforts to apply what I've collected!!! I've trained former top contender ,and two World Championship Challenger Jameel McCline, former 2time World Hvy. Wt. Champ ( Shannon Briggs )Former 2time World Title challenger Monte Barret...

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 Paterson self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Paterson area.
Geovanny B.
Every day i learn something new he explains till the last detail
JOSH KEY BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU
Kyle A.
Charles is an amazing trainer, he knows the intricacies of the musculoskeletal system and how it coordinates with different exercises with different weights. He’s not a trainer that will leave you to your own devices and give you an exercise to do and that’s it. Charles takes the time and the focus to place it on your through every rep and movement, he guides you on the focusing of the particular muscle being worked to achieve the highest quality of work done.
Vallencore Fitness LLC
Jeremy B.
The first thing I love about working with Drew is that he’s super patient. I don’t feel like he ever gets frustrated with me during our training sessions being that I’m a newbie. I also love that he challenges me and pushes me and I always end the session feeling like I’ve grown a little and learned something new. He’s helping me to build confidence in my technique, I can see my growth, and always feel like I get a great workout. I feel like I get challenged physically and mentally working with Drew . He’s also an all around good guy . I’ll definitely be training with him for the long haul as I know that my time and money are going to the kind of workouts you get results from.
P4P FIT
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