Orange County is a beautiful place to live, but like other regions across the country, it has its share of assaults and violent crime. The best defense, they say, is a good offense, which is where self-defense classes come into play. You don't necessarily have to learn mixed-martial arts or become a black belt in Karate to protect yourself. The OC has various classes run by experienced instructors who work with people at all skill levels. Most important of all, several have programs geared for children. The following businesses stand out due to quality instructors and dedication to their clientele.
3053 Edinger Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
No matter if you are a student or a worker bee, Get Safe can help you protect yourself in various environments. College campuses and offices are not always free from confrontation, so it pays to be ready. It's hard to tell when or if violence will occur, so Get Safe's instructors focus on physical readiness, mental preparedness and emotional strength. Through their training, they want to help people achieve a "freedom from fear." Most people don't like to fight, but you have to be ready to defend yourself, and Get Safe can help.
Dynamic Martial Arts
14805 Jeffrey Road, Suite F
Irvine, CA 92608
Bullying remains an unfortunate part of the academic environment, but Dynamic Martial Arts is helping put an end to it. They have classes geared for young people who want to learn to defend themselves against attacks. Their instructors work at building confidence in students; a confident child definitely is harder to intimidate. For students from grade school through college and beyond, Dynamic Martial Arts is a good place to go, no matter what age you might be.
North Orange County Martial Arts
3241 Associated Road
Fullerton, CA 92835
North Orange County Martial Arts helps make the distinction between self-defense classes and real-world altercations. Fans of this studio speak highly of Geoff Hartman, an instructor with almost 16 years of martial arts training. Students also point out that training here has helped them get fit and increase their confidence level. North Orange County Martial Arts offer such classes as strength and conditioning and cardio mixed martial arts.
AllSafe Defense Systems
1026 N. Tustin St.
Orange, CA 92867
When talking self-defense, some people are comfortable with weapons while others prefer unarmed combat. AllSafe Defense Systems of Orange offers instruction in both methods. Their express company mission is providing self-defense training, whether that be increased awareness of one's surroundings or proper use, care and knowledge of how to use a handgun. AllSafe's goal is to help students be prepared to handle any situation they encounter outside of their classes.
OC Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts
18241 W. McDurmott
Irvine, CA 92614
When talking about self-defense, this Irvine-based business uses the word "practical" to describe their training. They point out the benefits of their instruction, including healthier weight and attitude as well as the ability to handle confrontations on the street. OC Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts offers various MMA classes as well as other disciplines; you can find a course of technique that suits you. Founder Daniel Sullivan encourages anyone to come in for some training, no matter your fitness level or age.
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