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Top 10 self defense classes in Parma, OH

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BodyByBoyk

BodyByBoyk

5.0(2)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Parma, OH
Domiana W. says, "I really enjoyed my experience working out with Jason ! He as very thorough and educated me about why we were doing certain workouts and how it fit in with my body goals! He also made sure to push me to my limits in order to ensure that I received a good workout ! Best trainer I’ve had ! " Read more
Immortal Palm Cleveland

Immortal Palm Cleveland

5.0(1)
6 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Parma, OH
Ruth K. says, "Quick, good communication before starting and in the classes. Referral to self learning information then incorporated it all in class with repetition and guidance to help my daughter have things done right in her mindfulness and muscle memory. My daughter says about John "Very polite, patient and understanding. Understands your own body's limits. Never afraid to redemonstrate it for you. Gives good tips.Always seems to be in a good mood." Awesome experience and awesome location!" Read more
New World Karate & Fitness

New World Karate & Fitness

New on Lessons
Serves Parma, OH
We offer private lessons as well as group class settings . I have been involved in martial arts for over 36 years now. I challenge you to find a better place and if you do ? I'll go with you !!? i enjoy the fact that I get a chance to make a difference in someone's life so I'm passionate about my job
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 Parma, OH
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...
CCW.CLEVELAND LLC.

CCW.CLEVELAND LLC.

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Parma, OH
Amy Passion instructor for concealed carry in self defence have been teaching 35 years overall. My goal is to picture my students know everything they need to know to be safe Also obey the laws that are applicable to their concealed carry in self defence. We have many training opportunities other than concealed carry classes that can continue your education far beyond the average person.
Master Chun M.A. Academy

Master Chun M.A. Academy

New on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Parma, OH
Experience The Difference. Authentic in the programs. Olympic Taekwondo (Kukkiwon Certified), Korea Combat Sport (Full Contact Kickboxing), Chinese Kung Fu *Visit and try a FREE class! Open 6:00pm to 9:00pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Monzster Athletics

Monzster Athletics

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Parma, OH
Professional athleticism, positive energy, flexibility time, and Professional experience.
Arescombatsportsacademy.com

Arescombatsportsacademy.com

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Parma, OH
"We are Ares Nation. We are your home away from home. We are the best place to train in Northeast Ohio. We build confidence. We turn average into greatness. We build a lifestyle." Learn more about us at: www.arescombatsports.com We offer all classes: - strength & conditioning - Functional kettle bells - Boxing & kickboxing - MMA grappling & Wrestling - Many more We also have personal training for one-on-one and Dave, the owner, will work with you when signing up for a membership. The great thing about Ares is everyone will become your family, work with you, and show you new things. There is never a dull...

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 Parma self defense classes

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Kenza M.
Pushes you throughout the whole workout
BodyByBoyk
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