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Top 10 self defense classes in Richardson, TX

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Patrick John  Boxing

Patrick John Boxing

4.2(5)
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
Serves Richardson, TX
Esther K. says, "A great coach ! Definitely helping me build my confidence " Read more
Lead The Pack Personal Training

Lead The Pack Personal Training

5.0(4)
Top Pro
3 hires on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Richardson, TX
Glenda says, "I have been really enjoying Zumba classes and our instructor Amari really takes the "work" out of workout and makes classes so much fun. " Read more
A.C.W.A. Self Defense Academy

A.C.W.A. Self Defense Academy

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Richardson, TX
Daniel T. says, "Our philosophy and principals of self defense are in agreement. Due to some previously scheduled surgery I only just attended my first private lesson. The facility is excellent, the breadth of training available is ample, and the techniques concentrate on complementing the body's natural reaction to sudden threat stimulus and concentrate on gross motor skills rather than complex techniques. This approach reduces reaction time vis a vis Hicks law and the OODA loop. I look forward to my next session. These skills can be learned by all, regardless of age, infirmity, or prior skill sets." Read more
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 Richardson, 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
J.V. And Me

J.V. And Me

4.9Exceptional(9)
Offers online services
15 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Richardson, TX
Tammeka B. says, "Very professional and personable. Knowledgeable in his field and very flexible." Read more
Michael Alban - COBRA Self Defense Instructor

Michael Alban - COBRA Self Defense Instructor

5.0Exceptional(10)
Top Pro
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Richardson, TX
Sharmin P. says, "Michael Alban's self-defense seminar was an excellent resource for non-profit organization Eagles Empowered to Soar during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The training was comprehensive and addressed various forms of personal violence. Michael's delivery was engaging and informative, allowing attendees to grasp the seriousness of the issue while also offering practical techniques to defend themselves in dangerous situations. The training was also inclusive, promoting a safe environment for all participants, regardless of their gender, sexuality or ethnic background. Eagles Empowered to Soar urged Michael to conduct further sessions in the future as it was a valuable resource for their members who can now take the knowledge and techniques provided and incorporate them into their daily lives. Michael's seminar has had a positive impact on the members of the community and their overall awareness of personal violence. Overall, Michael Alban's self-defense seminar is recommended for all individuals looking to protect themselves and others from personal violence." Read more
Dallas Wing Chun Academy

Dallas Wing Chun Academy

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Richardson, TX
I offer training in practical real world self defense. I am a 3rd degree instructor and Sifu in Wing Tsun Kung Fu. I have been teaching traditional Wing Chun and close quarters combat for 10 years in the Dallas area. I also offer training in Pekiti Tirsia kali/escrima (a Philipino martial art specializing in blades and edged weapons). The school is located just north ofdowntown Dallas in the DFW area. Please contact us for information on monthly dues, class times, and private instruction....
Women's Urban Defense & Taijutsu

Women's Urban Defense & Taijutsu

5.0(4)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Richardson, 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
The Little Gunner Boy, LLC

The Little Gunner Boy, LLC

5.0(3)
Top Pro
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Richardson, TX
David B. says, "Jacob knew that we were rookies with firearms. He provided us pre-training material and focused on safety and handling. We will work with in the near future. " Read more
Batin’s Thaiboxing

Batin’s Thaiboxing

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Richardson, TX
Hi, Ronnie here, I'm a Muay Thai kickboxing coach. I'm originally from California and moved to Allen, Texas 5 years ago. I have 10yrs years of experience in Thaiboxing. and love the sport. I will teach you everything I know from basic fundamentals to sparring techniques, I guarantee my training and conditioning will teach you how to fight and defend yourself. I coach privately and in group settings. I am currently employed by TBT gym in McKinney. If my you are unable to view my videos go to my YouTube channel @ Ronniebatin. So, round up your friends and give me a call if you wanna learn how to fight, shed some calories, and have some fun....

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 Richardson self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Richardson area.
Amy V.
He coaches my grandson and gives him a great workout. We feel so lucky and blessed to have someone of Patrick’s caliber in our lives. And he’s way under-priced. He’s obviously committed to coaching.
Patrick John Boxing
Tiger S.
Amari was super helpful and was very kind.
Lead The Pack Personal Training
Shawn T.
Both my husband & I started Self Defense lessons with Coach Justin; from the moment I walked in I felt comfortable around him. In the first lesson I went home feeling so much better. He is able to fit in a ton of information in one hour. He teaches you real life situations. We're very pleased with everything he has offered us & has taught us. I wouldn't chose a different instructor even if I could. I can't wait to see how far both my husband & I can go. Thank you Coach Justin for teaching us & continuing to teach us.
A.C.W.A. Self Defense Academy
Gary B.
Jade was a great coach. Very good leader and really fun to work with. gb
J.V. and Me
Brenda H.
Michael was great at showing us what to do and answering all of our questions. The role play was really powerful.
Michael Alban - COBRA Self Defense Instructor
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 & Taijutsu
Chris C.
Patient and teaching
The Little Gunner Boy, LLC
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