Things you can learn in self-defense classes
- How to be aware of and react to dangerous threats
- Know your options for dealing with the threat of physical violence
- How to use the element of surprise to your advantage
- Hone survival fight skills for real-world scenarios
Here’s our list of some of the most popular self-defense training institutions available in the U.S. Check out the links below to find training classes in your area!
Krav Maga Worldwide-As the official self-defense system of the Israeli Defense Force, the Krav Maga is increasing in popularity worldwide. Krav Maga Worldwide’s boasts one of the largest self-defense training centers available. Headquartered in Sherman Oaks, CA, they also have over 150 Licensed training centers around the globe. Programs offered include fighting, fitness, self-defense, law enforcement training, specialized female defense, and even licensing and certification.
C.O.B.R.A.– The Cobra system was developed by founder and marital arts expert Chris Sutton. Available in locations all throughout the U.S., Cobra offers a fun variety of self-defense courses including programs tailored for children, law enforcement, and corporate groups.
SABRE–has over 40 years as a leader and innovator in the self-defense industry. Their Personal Safety Academy offers versatile, hands-on self-defense instruction as well as use with their popular personal safety products. Classes are available for law enforcement, correctional facilities, students, and civilians.
The R.A.D. Systems of Self Defense– Since 1989 RAD has expanded its network of over 11,000 instructors internationally. With classes available at various colleges, universities, and municipal law enforcement agencies as well as various other community organizations, their survival-based programs include educational components comprised of lecture, discussion, physical-resisting strategies. Classes are tailored for women, children, men and seniors.
Udemy– Udemy is an ever-growing marketplace that offers access to instruction on a multitude of subjects. Self-defense instruction can be found in both online modules and in-person instruction. Classes vary in price run as low as $15.
Also, check out these free online videos for quick self-defense tips and moves!!
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