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Top 10 self defense classes in Pasadena, TX

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Trea Drake

Trea Drake

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, TX
I am a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga from Krav Maga Worldwide. I train Youth clients as young as 5, and advanced adult classes at Krav Maga Houston (Kirby location). I believe self-defense is an essential life skill and am passionate about the opportunity to help others acquire such an important skill.
Trouble Training Academy

Trouble Training Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, TX
As a current professional boxer, my experience & expertise offers true mix of innovation & effectiveness. I truly enjoy teaching others the sport I love! It's also very satisfying when you can coach someone and see real results and progress. 1 hour session Combining boxing with high-intensity strength and conditioning training offering a dynamic, full-body workout that not only enhances physical fitness but also helps in boosting confidence. It's a fantastic way to feel empowered and equipped with the tools to achieve your best self.
Level 6 Krav Maga (adults) / Young Warriors (kids)

Level 6 Krav Maga (adults) / Young Warriors (kids)

5.0Exceptional(10)
7+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, TX
James F. says, "I haven't had the chance to be trained by Parker in the past year because of Covid-19, but I truly enjoyed learning from him previously. He won't hesitate to push you harder than you think you can go, but, while having a gruff exterior, he is a keen observer of people and has the best interests of his students and clients at heart. He's also very strong at fixing and tweaking technique to make it the best possible form it can be. He great at catching small details in form, and is willing to make you do it over and over to fix and perfect it. He understands that not all training can be the "fun" stuff, like sparring and stress drills. To get to those, you need the basics done right and Parker will make sure that happens. " Read more
Termite Watkins

Termite Watkins

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, TX
I started boxing when I was 10 yrs old. At 16 I made one of the US Olympic Teams. I was also one of the first to win Golden Glove Nationals at 16. As an amateur my record was 128 wins and 10 loses. As a professional my record was 69 wins 42 by knockout, 5 loses, and 2 draws. I fought for the world championship in 1980. I’ve trained amateurs, professions, and coached an Olympic team. I would love to speak by phone to any potential customers. Thank you!
The Sparks Group

The Sparks Group

New on Lessons
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, TX
We are an elite group of fitness professionals and martial artists whose aim is to build character through persistence, and self-discipline allowing people to learn that they can achieve greatness in any aspect of life. they can
Meditation Concepts & Misfits

Meditation Concepts & Misfits

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, TX
I believe that it takes a village and we are the community that creates this village. Village equals family. What I enjoy about teaching is just that. I enjoy watching the student grow step by step. I enjoy Knowing that I help a person grow and develop into the best version of his or her self for life.
Revolution Muay Thai

Revolution Muay Thai

5.0Exceptional(5)
7 hires on Lessons
Serves Pasadena, TX
Annie P. says, "Uriel is a great coach and he is extremely patient with you. After taking Muay Thai/Boxing lessons with him, my confidence has grown exponentially and I KNOW self-defense now. Being a small and petite person, I was nervous at first, but Uriel helped me overcome my shyness and made the experience extremely enjoyable. He isn't your average trainer and will break down the movements for you and has high expectations. I've also taken part of his weight training regimen, which has helped me achieve my goal of gaining more muscle mass. Whether it's for self-defense, losing weight, gaining muscle, regular cardio fitness, Uriel has the program for you! One of the best trainers I've come across in Houston and the surrounding area. " Read more
1stikkmobilelabhouston

1stikkmobilelabhouston

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, TX
"The truth about self defense" The truth about defense its not a sport you're not limited to what can you can. And learning new things that can save yourself or anyone that may face real world challenges. You need to be safe now this is why a hands on training is easy to learn. Availability open I enjoy helping others like myself to feel comfortable going places and living fearless lives. It's very easy to get distracted and not pay attention to your surroundings this is what I help with teaching others to take responsibility....
Victor Seabra BJJ

Victor Seabra BJJ

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, TX
My name is Victor Seabra, I'm from Brazil and been practicing Jiu Jitsu for 12 years, currently teaching at Gracie Barra Pearland where I teach all ages. Very happy to help you improve or even introduce you to the gentle art!
Krav Maga Houston

Krav Maga Houston

5.0(1)
26+ years in business
Serves Pasadena, TX
Melissa K. says, "Coach Elle is by far the best coach my family has trained with. She is kind and charismatic but yet holds a high expectation that has made all of us acheive goals we didnt realize we could acheive. I 100% reccommend training with her! " 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 Pasadena self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Pasadena area.
Cody S.
Parker is very patient and good at explaining things as we learn new moves. His positivity and work ethic are a driving factor behind my success with improving in my Krav Maga.
Level 6 Krav Maga (adults) / Young Warriors (kids)
Brad S.
Uriel is one of the hardest working and knowledgeable coaches I know. On top of being an active fighter that can help you master any standing technique (boxing, kickboxing, and my favorite, Muay Thai) he has, and could do, any workout he puts you through. Uriel is a great motivator, and always brings the jokes along with the motivation. A great dude and a great teacher, check him out, for sure.
Revolution Muay Thai
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