Best Self Defense Lessons in Philadelphia, PA 2016

Best of 2016

Browse these self defense lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Philadelphia, PA.

  1. #1 New World Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness

    (2 reviews)

    Stephanie K.

    Excellent teacher, personable, very knowledgeable and skilled at explaining the art, demonstrates a genuine care for his students and teaching, and integrates a unique approach to his teaching method.

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  2. #2 Brudel Fitness

    (2 reviews)

    Derrick Y.

    Working with Mitch has been very rewarding. Sessions are focused, driven and very effective. Highly recommend!

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  3. #3 Grant's Kung Fu Academy

    (5 reviews)

    Taniah E.

    Hey! You did an amazing job this past Sunday at The Cupcake Society's Girl Code event. Our students was so engaged and interested in learning more. I look forward to working

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  4. #4 Master Dale Yeager Kuntao Martial Arts

    (7 reviews)

    Yasser M.

    Sifu Dale Yaeger is an outstanding instructor. I have been doing martial arts for quite a few years now, and I believe that what matters is not the discipline you are doing but the instructor of that discipline is the one who makes the difference. Sifu Yaeger is a quite experienced instructor, he makes every student feel that he is very well taken care of during the classes. Everything he teaches, he ensures that students understands the philosophy behind it which is the real essence of martial arts. I definitely recommend practicing with Sifu Yeager for every martial art enthusiast.

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U.S. Kobudo Club

There seems to be a lot of showmanship, bravado, and overstatement in modern sport martial arts: trophies, ribbons, colored belts, etc. Traditional Japanese martial arts take a completely different approach: training aims at suppression of ego, quiet confidence, and honesty about one's strengths and weaknesses. I know the power of the techniques from personal experience, and I want my students to understand their efficacy through personal experience too. Students who give themselves to the process will not be disappointed.

Mark Toth studied Japanese-style classical martial arts in Milwaukee for about ten years. He was promoted as school director dojo-cho by the Genbukan organization headmaster in Japan, and as such, he has the permission to open a Genbukan branch school anywhere in the world.

The first incarnation of my school was a university club sport system (Kobudo Club); it proved to be successful and spread to several universities in the Midwest. After moving to Philadelphia in 2008, I decided to change my business model to that of a stand-alone school for self-defense instruction (Kobudo School of Self-Defense). Watching young women (and men) grow in awareness and confidence during campus safety seminar is very gratifying for me.

For traditional martial arts training, get it straight from a Genbukan dojo-cho!

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  • Self Defense Programs

    Amerikick Andorra

    (10 reviews)

    Choose Amerikick Andorra to teach you various self defense moves. This company provides professional lessons on kenpo karate and mixed martial arts for women and children, among others.

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  • Mixed Martial Arts Training Programs

    Martial Arts Fitness Center

    (10 reviews)

    This MMA training center offers a wide variety of programs from Zumba to Brazilian jiu-jitsu. They have been in business since 2007. Ask for their rates today.

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  • Personal Self Defense Training Services

    action karate main line

    (10 reviews)

    Judy has been teaching karate self defense lessons in Bryn Mawr for 17 years. Read about this Japanese martial arts instructor's well-rated reviews on Thumbtack.

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  • Self Defense Lessons

    Master Dale Yeager Kuntao Martial Arts

    (7 reviews)

    Want to learn some of the best self defense techniques for your personal safety? These skilled professionals teach martial arts fighting techniques.

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  • Martial Arts & Fitness Training

    Urban Defense Martial Arts and Fitness Center

    (3 reviews)

    Find effective martial arts, personal defense, and fitness programs that are tailored for an urban lifestyle at this school. They offer classes in aerobic kickboxing, restraining arts, and more.

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  • Self Defense & Fitness Classes

    Patty Power fitness

    (4 reviews)

    Protect yourself when the need arises and sign up with self-defense classes from Patricia Fenske. Her services also include personal and group fitness training, Pilates, kickboxing, and many more.

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  • Self Defense Schools

    U.S. Kobudo Club

    Kobudo School of Self-Defense offers private instruction for interested students of any age. They provide modern self-defense training, assault avoidance and more.

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  • Personal Training

    Ellite Health Inc

    (1 reviews)

    Learn how to defend yourself by taking self defense training from Ellite Health Inc. This company also offers nutrition guidance, post-rehabilitation, cardio boot camp, yoga therapy, and more.

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  • Okinawa Karate-Do & Self Defense Lessons

    Zentokukai of Chester County

    (1 reviews)

    Looking for professional martial arts instructors who specialize in adult martial arts and self defense? Jim Pizii also teaches Okinawa Shorinji Ryu Karate-Do for all ages.

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  • Women's Self-Defense

    F.L.A.G. - Fight Like A Girl - BJJ United

    (1 reviews)

    Protect yourself with professional self-defense techniques from F.L.A.G. - Fight Like A Girl - BJJ United. They offer self-defense for women ages 12 and up.

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  • Personal Defense Classes

    Street Safe Martial Arts

    Check out this martial arts school and gym that provides free self defense classes for first-time clients. They have hapkido workshops and other private self defense lessons.

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  • Martial Arts & Fitness Instruction

    RED TIGER TAEKWON-DO

    This business has been providing quality martial arts and fitness instructions since 1983. They offer lessons for taekwondo, kickboxing, zumba, and more.

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  • Fitness & Combative Training

    Gemiyale "BabyHercules" Adkins Personal Training

    Gemiyale is adept at teaching MMA and boxing to those who need to lose weight or improve on hand-to-hand combat. He has worked with world-class MMA fighters and boxers. He also offers cardio workouts.

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  • Karate & Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Training

    United Martial Arts & Fitness Academy

    American Fighter MMA Academy offers a variety of martial arts classes that will improve your fighting skills. They teach defensive tactics to students aged 4 to 13 years old.

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  • Personal Protection & Self Defense Instructions

    Champions Martial Arts Academy

    This studio is among the self protection and martial arts schools that have various workshops for kids and adults. They have MMA, muay Thai, kenpo and self defense courses, and others.

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  • Krav Maga Personal Defense Training

    Atlantic Krav Maga

    Learn to defend yourself, friends or family when you sign up with private self defense classes from Atlantic Krav Maga. They emphasize on practical techniques, intense training and real-life scenarios.

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  • Real Life Self-Defense Classes

    American Self-Defense Club

    This company has been operating since 2003. They provide self-defense classes and private lessons in Isshinryu karate, women's self-defense, personal training, and more.

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  • Judo & Self Defense Instructors

    Osagame Martial Arts and Fitness

    This academy has some of the best self defense instructors who teach you exciting and fun sets of skills. They provide Brazilian jiu jitsu, judo, kettlebell and fitness classes.

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  • Self Defense Classes

    Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

    Learn how to protect yourself with Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's self defense classes. They provide instruction on effective self defense techniques as well as MMA, boxing and more.

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Best of 2015

Browse these self defense lessons with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Philadelphia, PA.

  1. #1 New World Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness

    (2 reviews)

    Stephanie K.

    Excellent teacher, personable, very knowledgeable and skilled at explaining the art, demonstrates a genuine care for his students and teaching, and integrates a unique approach to his teaching method.

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  2. #2 Brudel Fitness

    (2 reviews)

    Derrick Y.

    Working with Mitch has been very rewarding. Sessions are focused, driven and very effective. Highly recommend!

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  3. #3 Grant's Kung Fu Academy

    (5 reviews)

    Taniah E.

    Hey! You did an amazing job this past Sunday at The Cupcake Society's Girl Code event. Our students was so engaged and interested in learning more. I look forward to working

    (show more)
    Request a quote
  4. #4 Master Dale Yeager Kuntao Martial Arts

    (7 reviews)

    Yasser M.

    Sifu Dale Yaeger is an outstanding instructor. I have been doing martial arts for quite a few years now, and I believe that what matters is not the discipline you are doing but the instructor of that discipline is the one who makes the difference. Sifu Yaeger is a quite experienced instructor, he makes every student feel that he is very well taken care of during the classes. Everything he teaches, he ensures that students understands the philosophy behind it which is the real essence of martial arts. I definitely recommend practicing with Sifu Yeager for every martial art enthusiast.

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“Need a Self Defense Instructor”

Middle River, MD

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense), Military combatives (Krav Maga, Systema, etc.)
Age
Adult
Skill level
Beginner
Details
I need to be able to compensate for my physical limitations. (I'm not handicapped I just have had past injuries that at times still effect me)
$50
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“Need a Self Defense Instructor”

Baltimore, MD

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense)
Age
Adult
Skill level
No experience
Details
Looking for a class that my girlfriend and I can take together to learn basic self defense.
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“Need Military Combative Self Defense Instruction After January 2013”

Pasadena, MD

Discipline
Military combatives (Krav Maga, Systema, etc.)
Age
Adult
Skill level
Intermediate
$140
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