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Top 10 self defense classes in Pflugerville, TX

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White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo

White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo

5.0(3)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Pflugerville, TX
Bridget C. says, "This is a great group of hard working, fun loving martial artists! You get a great workout, learn tradition, meet people from all over the world AND have a great time while you're at it. The tradition of Okinawan karate paired with the skills of the instructor and assistants makes for an all-around amazing experience. Very highly recommend this school to anyone looking for karate classes!!" Read more
Atencio Nxt Gen

Atencio Nxt Gen

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Pflugerville, TX
Atencio is a fighting family. We are changing the game! The family name and club originated in Denver, but as many generations do, we have branched off. We are establishing a presence in Austin, TX. Our Austin location offers both boxing and golf instruction. Boxing and golf are very similar with weight transfer. We can swing both fists and clubs! Your lead instructor is Jeremiah. He was an amateur boxer for eight years, with State and Regional titles in Colorado. Jeremiah turned professional at 21 and was 2-0 as a professional with one KO. He retired at age 23 to focus on family and expanding the family business of coaching young boxers. J
Boxing Fit Boss

Boxing Fit Boss

5.0(3)
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Pflugerville, TX
Louis R. says, "Brian is very personable and easy to work with. Ton of boxing and fitness knowledge. Makes personalized programs ,routines and tons of other ways to get you solid results. I would choose to train with Brian over all the rest hands down." Read more
Vortex Sports Academy

Vortex Sports Academy

5.0(2)
31+ years in business
Serves Pflugerville, TX
Efrain R. says, "It was very inviting and socially involving. It's like a big family, and each student important with their own personalities and traits. Vortex Sports Academy is like a second home." Read more
Club Wolf Pack

Club Wolf Pack

New on Lessons
Offers online services
31+ years in business
Serves Pflugerville, TX
We provide the personal touch. Individual training to meet your individual needs. Classes can be taken here or at your residence. We have the experience to get your results. over 26 years serving San Antonio with Over 45 years of training in fitness , Strength and conditioning and Martial arts. We provide day and night service Monday thru Saturday. i show people how to be their very best
Austin Karate For Kids

Austin Karate For Kids

5.0(4)
Top Pro
Serves Pflugerville, TX
Elya S. says, "It all started when one of my sons started his karate journey with Sensei Chip at the age of almost 5. He has been asking to try karate, so we hopped from studio to studio in Austin, trying to find a good one. What we found was that they were all play-based, sticker-rewarded, short classes, once a week, for a very hefty fee. Most off-putting was the lack of discipline, it just didn't feel like martial arts class. So, my mother-in-law, who was born and raised in Japan, somehow found Austin Karate for Kids online and insisted that if Kiyoshi trains in karate, he trains at a traditional Shotokan studio. She is a wise woman and we are so grateful that she insisted. About the class: this is the only dojo that trains kids in traditional Shotokan karate style. Class begins with a salute and meditation, then a discussion/words of wisdom from the Sensei, and then kids work HARD, for two hours. Hard, as in their gi gets drenched with sweat, especially after sparring days. It's a decent size class, so some advanced belts rotate teaching younger belts (which is an amazing experience for both). Kids in class are good people. They are humble, respectful, and so hard-working. They are taught discipline and perseverance. It will make you feel warm and fuzzy inside knowing your child is in this kind of environment. We just got back from a tournament with other martial arts schools. Humbleness aside, Austin Karate Kids stood out. Yes, their katas were precise and beautiful, their sparring was skillful, but most important, their behavior was humble and respectful. Teachers of other schools noticed that too and complemented Sensei Chip. And about Sensei Chip: he was born and raised in Romania, one of the best places to learn and master Shotokan karate. He has a very strong presence in class. He expects a lot from the students and pushes them to be their personal best. And boy, do they look up to him and admire him. He teaches them so much more than kicks and punches. He teaches them to navigate through life, never ever give up, and be kind. Fast forward 6 years… both of our sons AND my husband are training at Austin Karate for Kids. It is such a big part of their life. We signed up at first to learn self-defense and get some exercise, but they are getting so much more from it. It is so true, karate is a way of life. " Read more
Tejas Fight Science

Tejas Fight Science

New on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves Pflugerville, TX
I really enjoy seeing the confidence developed in my students. They walk taller, prouder and are ready to face the world. Martial arts has always been my passion. I want others to feel the confidence, great health, and all the value that training has brought to my life. I want to pass it on to the future generations!
Pflugerville Martial Arts Academy/ C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Of Austin

Pflugerville Martial Arts Academy/ C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense Of Austin

5.0(2)
Top Pro
23+ years in business
Serves Pflugerville, TX
Dorothy W. says, "My son has been going to Pflugerville Martial Arts Acamedy for a couple of years for After School Program and the Karate program. We are a military who traveled all around the world and visited many after school facilities. I can honestly say that the staff and owner will do anything to protect, teach and provide the best after school care for any child enrolled. I would like to say Thank You to the Owners and Staff for always being caring and professional when I walked through your doors." Read more
Bullseyeboxing

Bullseyeboxing

5.0(1)
8 hires on Lessons
Serves Pflugerville, TX
Jamalle R. says, "Ira was a great trainer . I was just getting started before covid started. I never got back ahold of him after the gyms opened back up. Anyone looking for a great trainer check out Ira!" Read more
Kick Butt Kids ATX

Kick Butt Kids ATX

5.0(4)
7+ years in business
Serves Pflugerville, TX
William P. says, "Been a client for 7 weeks, yet I've grown an astounding amount. Couldn't be happier with a class and instructor." 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 Pflugerville self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Pflugerville area.
Drew K.
White Rock Kenshinkan teaches traditional karate in a relaxed, Austin style. The classes are fairly small so there are many opportunities to dive deep into the techniques and history that is taught and to really study the art of karate. There are several black belts of varying skill levels to give a good mix of instruction, and there is a good amount of time to work on the various techniques at each skill level. Many students also have experience with, or even black belts in, another martial style. WRKK incorporates traditional karate, self-defense (tuite), and weaponry (kobudo) into a complete package. Tradition is observed and taught (including using proper Okinawan terminology and etiquette) without it becoming onerous and simply a method to enforce uniformity. WRKK enjoys a rich connection to the Honbu dojo in Okinawa, with many opportunities to train with and learn from our Grandmaster Fusei Kise, his son Isao Kise (the current president of our federation), and other high-ranking experts in this style of karate on a wide variety of subjects. WRKK is not a "McDojo" - the instructors strive to ensure that all students not only know how to perform the techniques but also truly understand them at their current level before moving on to the next. At WRKK, you don't just "learn" karate moves or techniques - you study them. We have fun, we train hard, we ask questions, and we seek to train the best martial artists that we can at any skill level. Stop on by and observe a class or two, or better yet: jump on in and join us! You'll be glad you did!
White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo
Wayne S.
My daughter just started about 3 weeks ago and she loves working with him, she is comfortable around him and says that he is fun to train with.
Boxing Fit Boss
Brandon L.
I enjoy working at Vortex because I resonate with their work ethic, culture, and passions. My coworkers at Vortex are more than just hard workers. They are reliable and are team oriented. I enjoy the culture; it is incredibly constructive, high energy, and joyful. I share the same passions as Vortex. We focus on giving, sharing, honoring, and inspiring.
Vortex sports academy
Kevin
Great instructor. He teaches respect and skills, not just belts. When you get a new belt, you know you earned it.
Austin Karate for Kids
Dorothy W.
My son has been going to Pflugerville Martial Arts Acamedy for a couple of years for After School Program and the Karate program. We are a military who traveled all around the world and visited many after school facilities. I can honestly say that the staff and owner will do anything to protect, teach and provide the best after school care for any child enrolled. I would like to say Thank You to the Owners and Staff for always being caring and professional when I walked through your doors.
Pflugerville Martial Arts Academy/ C.O.B.R.A. Self Defense of Austin
Chris M.
Great start for my daughter, love the 1 on 1 couldn't ask for better
Kick Butt Kids ATX
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