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Top 10 self defense classes in Trenton, NJ

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Bao Shu Fang Lian School Of Shaolin Kung Fu

Bao Shu Fang Lian School Of Shaolin Kung Fu

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
40+ years in business
Serves Trenton, NJ
Many students have succeeded in becoming professionals in the job market and have stated that my martial teachings assested them with balance.
Vallencore Fitness LLC

Vallencore Fitness LLC

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Trenton, 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
MJ Smith Martial Arts Instructer

MJ Smith Martial Arts Instructer

New on Lessons
Serves Trenton, NJ
I take three different styles of martial arts and put them into one system that is both dynamic and effective
Forever Your Overwatch

Forever Your Overwatch

5.0Exceptional(11)
2 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Trenton, NJ
Jeannie J. says, "I can not thank Nick enough for the personal protection training he gave my girls tonight. This is EXACTLY what I was looking for before sending my older daughter to college and my younger one to her junior year of high school. His knowledge and training techniques truly empowered my daughters. Priceless! " Read more
Primetime Sports & Arts, Inc.

Primetime Sports & Arts, Inc.

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Trenton, NJ
Our service offers college and professional level workouts. The most enjoyable moment is watching students take their skill set to the next level and how happy they are when they begin to see the resuts in their game.
PaiLum TaiChi Group

PaiLum TaiChi Group

New on Lessons
Offers online services
30+ years in business
Serves Trenton, NJ
We teach TaiChi at the pace of real time and uncover the core principles upfront. You'll learn the right way of form & function from the start using a holistic approach to improving wellness, health, and viatlity through practice. We're developing online courses specific for beginners and intermediates. The PaiLum TaiChi Group is a 501(c)(3) Not For Profit Organization based in NYC/NJ/PA We are committed to helping people improve their overall health and wellbeing through the development of specific skills by practicing Tai Chi. It is extremely gratifying to see the progres that individuals experience in their lives is a direct resut of our
Golden Fist Martial Arts Academy

Golden Fist Martial Arts Academy

New on Lessons
Serves Trenton, NJ
I teach students the essentials of self defense from ages 4 to senior citizens. I specialize in the 4 ranges ...kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling. 25 years of intense training. I am a certified Master Instructor. I produce scholars, listeners, disciplined students. I specialize in special needs children. I enjoy passing the knowledge I have gained over the years. Over 200 years of information has been entrusted with me. Watching my students excel or just have a positive change in bahavior or self esteem is most rewarding. Helping parents that need it is important to me....
Maim Line Wushu - Tai Chi

Maim Line Wushu - Tai Chi

New on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Trenton, NJ
Marital arts with a lineage to authentic teachers going back to China
StockTraderClass

StockTraderClass

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Trenton, NJ
Trade Hacking Secrets personalized lesson geared towards your optimum learning experience, so you know/have the skills you need! Connecting with people of different backgrounds, my work helps people see financial success!
Moy Yat Martial Intelligence

Moy Yat Martial Intelligence

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Trenton, NJ
Robert S. says, "I love the emphasis on family and relationships. Sifu Hitchman is not only a fantastic teacher of Kung Fu but is also a great mentor to his students. " 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 Trenton self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Trenton area.
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
Mich R.
Excellent self defense training!!
Forever Your Overwatch
David H.
The atmosphere at the school is unique. Traditional learning, with Sifu Jay providing invaluable guidance and teaching
Moy Yat Martial Intelligence
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