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Jayson Dimanche, National Director Of Scouting/recruiting

Jayson Dimanche, National Director Of Scouting/recruiting

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Arlington, TX
Wells A. says, "We had a great experience using Hidden Gems Personal Development. First and foremost, Coach Dimanche was awesome with our student athletes. They couldn't wait for the next time to be around him. His knowledge and passion for the game of football was second to none. He was all about getting our kids ready for the NEXT LEVEL. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for football training or strength and conditioning work. " Read more
Women's Urban Defense ( WOMEN ONLY )

Women's Urban Defense ( WOMEN ONLY )

5.0(4)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Arlington, TX
Priscilla L. says, "Working with Shidosha has been an absolute honor and joy. If there were any questions or concerns, he was always there to help with no judgment. No matter the time of day, he was eager to see me succeed, which in my opinion is the best part of his training. Beyond performances, he strives for women to be able to protect themselves against violence. I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity to learn this sacred martial arts, but most importantly, to have a very kind mentor such as Shidosha." Read more
Perfect Practice = Perfect Performance

Perfect Practice = Perfect Performance

5.0Exceptional(23)
Offers online services
33 hires on Lessons
37+ years in business
Serves Arlington, TX
Liam M. says, "I've been practicing boxing with Coach Tino and I can feel myself learning and growing physically and mentally. He will work with you at your pace but pushes you to reach that next step. Every practice I can do a little more than the last and I learn something new to incorporate every time. Coach Tino lives by his message of perfect practice = perfect performance and wants you to achieve that as well. If you want to get in shape or build confidence, it may not be easy at first but you'll start to see the results if you stick with it. Great guy, great program!" Read more
Kay Fitness Training

Kay Fitness Training

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Arlington, TX
Patricio N. says, "Kay has been instrumental in my journey towards a healthier lifestyle, he goes beyond the traditional confines of a trainer to assure his clients reach their goals in the most effective and sustainable way possible." Read more
Jesse Jamez Boxing

Jesse Jamez Boxing

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Arlington, TX
William A. says, "Jesse is an awesome trainer for boxing! Very technical & his experience shows it! I recommend him to anyone that either wants to learn how to box or anyone that just wants to get fit while learning to defend themselves at the same time. " Read more
5 Deadly Rhythyms

5 Deadly Rhythyms

4.5(4)
2 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Arlington, TX
YMCA D. says, "These instructors are everything I wanted. Not only did we learn how to act and sing, but we learned how to dance. I have never danced before and they made me feel it was possible. Thank You" Read more
Soulja Mentality Training Systems

Soulja Mentality Training Systems

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Arlington, TX
Warrior Self Defense Training · We design and conduct Self Defense physical training programs for youth and individuals who strive to increase physical and mental performance. Soulja Mentality Training Systems(For Adults) Personal Warrior Self Defense Training: Get One to One training, learning holistic self-defense tactics, while increasing fitness level through warrior style training exercises. Small Group/Family Warrior Self Defense Training: Take on the Challenge of Warrior Self Defense Training and Fitness with a group of friends, family or your organization. Personal Warrior Vision Development Training: Brothers and Sistas! Do ...
Rister Martial Arts

Rister Martial Arts

5.0(1)
37+ years in business
Serves Arlington, TX
Jorge S. says, "I have trained since 2008, and have found Sifu Rister an excellent instructor and friend. He is always refining the curriculum to ensure it is accessible to all and relevant to the current circumstances, while keeping intact base principles of combat." Read more
Karate For Your Body

Karate For Your Body

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Arlington, TX
Grandmaster Clarence “Daddy-O” Smith was promoted to 9th Dan (GU-DAN) by the International Martial Arts Council of America, July 23, 2016 and is a member of the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame and inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame as Ambassador of Martial Arts. Grandmaster Smith started his martial arts training in San Angelo at the Boys Clubs under Mr. Cooksey from Goodfellow Air Force Base and continued his training under Grandmaster James Cummings. During the 1980’s Grandmaster Smith competed on the state, national and international level and was nationally ranked by Karate Illustrated (Top 10) in Kumite-Fig...
Wesleys Tae Kwon Do Studios

Wesleys Tae Kwon Do Studios

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Arlington, TX
Nikki T. says, "They were very knowledgeable and patient with new learners." 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 Arlington self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Arlington area.
Alexis G.
Working with Patrick Dumas as my instructor so far has been an amazing experience he's very reasonable when it comes to uncertain times and is fair and genuine aswell , overall he is a very skilled martial artist and superb in his teachings and knows how to work around and helps develop each and everyone's style using martial arts.
Women's Urban Defense ( WOMEN ONLY )
Roger P.
Coach Tino is a true treasure. A great mix of experience, discipline and motivation. He truly meets the player where they are in their basketball plan and takes a custom approach to get them to their goals.
Perfect Practice = Perfect Performance
Nancy S.
They really know the business. I took my kid who is 11 for a lesson and they had such a good time he started to go with a small group of his friends. -
5 Deadly Rhythyms
Maria G.
Great personality, filled with joy and a very respectful person
Wesleys Tae Kwon Do studios
Alina
Jeremy is a great and very knowledgeable coach with various martial arts experience. He gave me a lot of tips and I learned many valuable lessons from him. He’s very fun to work work with.
Oniyama Muay Thai
Emily T.
Mike is great and a fantastic motivator. Lots of experience and suggestions for how to improve on my own as well.
Winning, Inc.
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