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Top 10 self defense classes in Federal Way, WA

Students agree: these teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Ishi Yama Battojutsu

Ishi Yama Battojutsu

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
35+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
Students in these classes learn personal protection techniques and gain insight into the modern application of the ancient way of Japanese style swordsmanship.
LionHeart Kickboxing

LionHeart Kickboxing

5.0(1)
25+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
Emre G. says, "Scott has a lot of experience in Kickboxing, and strength & conditioning. He helped me with my fights, and I could tell the difference in between working with a good coach vs an OK coach. I’d strongly recommend Scott’s training curriculum, it’ll get you where you want to be if not beyond that. " Read more
Garage Chung Do Kwan

Garage Chung Do Kwan

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
I teach martial arts/self defense privately, keeping classes very small, no more than 4 students at a time.
A'sa Rainey Kenpo Karate

A'sa Rainey Kenpo Karate

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Federal Way, WA
Our service stands out because we teach Kenpo and we are very good in our brand and system of Kenpo. The best part of my service is watching a student become empowered. Building long term relationships with my students is like watching a family grow. Great fun. Listening to the satisfaction and growth of each student from youth to seniors is especially rewarding. It is mine and my instructors passion and privilege teaching and instructing.
808 MMA

808 MMA

5.0(3)
25+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
Winlove M. says, "Awesome trainer and I've trained with a few but his way of teaching is very technical and conditioning is top knotch, I've trained with coach Ed for years back in Honolulu and when I visit Nevada I continue my training with him." Read more
COBRA Northwest

COBRA Northwest

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
We teach law enforcement based self-defense.
Step One Boxing

Step One Boxing

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
I have been a professional trainer for two decades. I have students who are professionals from executives, blue collar workers, industrial workers, law enforcement and security officers, Housewives, teenagers and children. I teach a thorough method of boxing and calisthenics that would get you into the best shape of your life.. 100% Improvement
Master. KD

Master. KD

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
48+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
watching. people. develop
Olympic Taekwondo Academy

Olympic Taekwondo Academy

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
Olympic Taekwondo Academy, located in Silverdale, Washington and the surrounding areas, is a premier martial arts institution. Their programs offer a unique blend of martial arts training that helps balance the mind, body, and spirit. They specialize in private lessons, ensuring a personalized approach to learn martial arts. Olympic Taekwondo Academy is committed to helping individuals discover their capabilities, challenge their limits, and prepare to defend themselves in an increasingly unpredictable world.
East West Karate

East West Karate

New on Lessons
37+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
Classes are kept small, under 20 students per class. This gives each student more individualized attention from the instructor.I teach traditional Okinawa Isshinryu karate. Do you love The Karate Kid franchise? Yes, Okinawa karate. It's fun for all ages. Men, Women, boys, and girls. Family discounts. Single parent? Looking for a regular activity you and your children can do together? Karate can be your thing. If you want to be the best, train with the best! Alissa Long, Head Insructor of East West Karate is a 7th degree Black Belt in Okinawan Isshinryu Karate. She was the 1990 US Karate Alliance Black Belt Women's World Champion. She has trai

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 Federal Way self defense classes

Recent success stories from people in the Federal Way area.
Bryan M.
I've been a student in Honolulu for over 10yrs when coach Ed was still living on Oahu, unfortunately he moved to Nevada but can't say enough about his method of teaching, he does techniques over and over till each student understands what he/she is doing and I've been in the best shape of my life since meeting him! 🤙
808 MMA
Janelle B.
My daughter has been attending MMMAC for about 5 years now. She has built confidence, discipline, and how to protect herself with taekwondo. She has built friendships outside of school, and worked her way up to STORM team. Ms. Mari's is phenomenal and inspiring to the children. Summer camps are active, and exciting for my daughter as well!
Ms. Mari's Martial Arts Club
William
High level and understandable. Very good at getting the point across to the athlete.
ABC Wrestling and MMA
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