Best Self-Defense Classes in Columbia, SC

The highest-rated Self-Defense Training companies out of 180 vetted & reviewed in the Columbia area.

Deep Waters Jiu Jitsu

Deep Waters Jiu Jitsu

(38)
  • Learn
  • Train
  • BJJ
“They were extremely down to earth not to mention they had a had full of black belts along with a handful of brown with some purple blue and white sprinkled in...”
In Business Since 2017
1901 Hampton St, Columbia, SC
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Lifeforce Karate & Self-Defense

Lifeforce Karate & Self-Defense

(9)
  • Students
  • Self Defense
  • Learning
“From my first conversation with Sensai Purvis regarding my interest in martial arts, until this very day, my experiences have been exceptionally pleasant.”
In Business Since 2002
7808 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC
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Houston's Defense

Houston's Defense

(4)
“I highly recommend this company.”
In Business Since 2020
1531 Broad River Rd ste e, Columbia, SC
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Vitali Family Karate

Vitali Family Karate

(45)
Sports & Fitness Instruction, Martial Arts School
“They are very respectful, very profesional and it's a wonderful atmosphere for the kids to learn about everything, and all of them are very knowledgeable!”
Average Price Tag
In Business Since 2013
Serving Columbia Area
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Carter's Academy of Self-Defense: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Lexington

Carter's Academy of Self-Defense: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Lexington

(17)
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
“I was a frightened person before, and I still don't want to fight anyone, no belt of any color, but I've gotten my confidence more today, than when I was a youngster!”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Accepts All Major Credit Cards, Check
In Business Since 2003
Serving Columbia Area
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Powerhouse MMA

Powerhouse MMA

(5)
“The environment of the gym and its members is such a great community, very encouraging and supportive, and won't let you get stuck in your comfort zone.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
In Business Since 2021
Serving Columbia Area
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Columbia Self Defense

Columbia Self Defense

(8)
Martial Arts School
“They absolutely love the program and teachings, and we, as parents, enjoy seeing the results that this program provides (more confidence, better behavior, respect of others, to name a few).”
In Business Since 2020
Serving Columbia Area
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Capital City Jujitsu and Family Safety

Capital City Jujitsu and Family Safety

(5)
“It offers a combination of multiple martial arts forms, portrayed in real-life application, and they offer a wide range of knowledge and counsel in all forms of safety!”
In Business Since 2018
Serving Columbia Area
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Fusion Martial Arts Club of Columbia

Fusion Martial Arts Club of Columbia

(3)
“My son is not only learning “karate” but he's become more confident in himself, has shown more respect to others and is learning leadership skills.”
In Business Since 2019
Serving Columbia Area
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Franklin Defense

Franklin Defense

(4)
“I took my little girls to teach them all about firearm safety, I went for advanced training, then will be taking my company's leaders for leadership training and team building!”
Remote Consultations Available
In Business Since 2016
Serving Columbia Area
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Masters Studios Of Self Defense

Masters Studios Of Self Defense

(13)
“The concentration of focus, alertness and overall relatable atmosphere helps individuals who have self esteem, motivational problems, and broken homes something to be proud of and to become apart of a family/ friendly environment.”
Coupons & Offers
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2011
7260 Rab Dr, North Charleston, SC
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Great Grappling Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Great Grappling Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(50)
Our Schedule Caters to You, Challenging and Rewarding, Our Programs Are Diverse
“Arel, who is not above pausing a drilling session to ensure that you are using proper technique, or to remind you to breathe & skilled upper level belts that will make sure that you are executing the techniques properly while rolling.”
Average Price Tag
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2013
Serving Columbia Area
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TAP World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

TAP World Class Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

(47)
  • Belt
  • Learn
  • Professor
“When we talk about kids program, he knows how to make a children enjoy a BJJ class as he's super didactical alongside his wife Abbi that is another phenomenal competitor and professor.”
In Business Since 2021
1445 Riverchase Blvd Suite 101, Rock Hill, SC
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Black Label Martial Arts

Black Label Martial Arts

(47)
Martial Arts School
“To find this level of World-Class instruction in the area is such a rare find, and to be able to train with elite fighters and martial artists makes being able to perfect ones craft immensely.”
Average Price Tag
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2017
1850 Wallace School Rd # A, Charleston, SC
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Charleston Self-Defense Academy & Martial Arts

Charleston Self-Defense Academy & Martial Arts

(44)
  • Lifestyle
  • Workout
  • Class
“Great space and atmosphere me and my two kids and husband attended this gym we love gives us things to do outside of work plus it's a great workout for all of us we love this place I would recommend kids and adults to sign up ASAP”
In Business Since 2018
Serving Columbia Area
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Guerrera Women and Femme Self Defense

Guerrera Women and Femme Self Defense

(47)
  • Skills
  • Trauma
  • Community
“Colleen isn't going to tell you what you want to hear, but she'll tell you what you need to hear and you'll walk a little taller after these two days.”
10+ Years Experience
Serving Columbia Area
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Fightworks Academy

Fightworks Academy

(50)
Sports & Fitness Instruction, Martial Arts School
“Although this is a Jiu Jitsu gym, Amber and some of the members do this free service to help the community and share some of the knowledge they have learned in Jiu Jitsu.”
Average Price Tag
In Business Since 2016
1200 Woodruff Rd E-2, Greenville, SC
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Tick-Tock Jiu-Jitsu

Tick-Tock Jiu-Jitsu

(49)
  • Learn
  • Goals
  • Knowledge
“If you've trained before and are looking for a new place to call home, or are wanting to jump into the sport, you're doing yourself a disservice if you don't give Tick Tock BJJ a try!”
In Business Since 1997
7671 Northwoods Blvd Unit H, North Charleston, SC
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BK Ballantyne Kicks

BK Ballantyne Kicks

(8)
“It's been great watching all the children progress with not only self defense but with confidence.”
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2008
15105 John J Delaney Dr, Charlotte, NC
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Kenaki Karate Of Lancaster

Kenaki Karate Of Lancaster

(7)
“Not only do they have classes in karate for all ages regardless of any mental or physical challenges; Such as home schooling, after school programs, summer camps, yoga etc.”
Coupons & Offers
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2005
Serving Columbia Area
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Ethos Combatives

Ethos Combatives

(36)
“It didn't matter that I had no prior experience, I felt I could keep up with the pace of the class and the expectations were reasonable for each class.”
In Business Since 2013
Serving Columbia Area
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10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Greenville

10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Greenville

(41)
Martial Arts School
“The atmosphere in this gym is amazing; the coaches will always answer your questions and break down the skills that they're teaching in class until you have it down.”
Average Price Tag
In Business Since 2021
Serving Columbia Area
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Black Belt Attitude School (Pelham)

Black Belt Attitude School (Pelham)

(34)
Sports & Fitness Instruction, Martial Arts School
“Adam they work with each student and patient and very high positive attitude very polite and respectful and they take thier time to help each student.”
Above Average Price Tag
In Business Since 2011
3935 Pelham Rd F, Greenville, SC
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Carolina Karate & Fitness Center

Carolina Karate & Fitness Center

(33)
  • Confidence
  • Skill
  • Sensei
“Our son has been attending this dojo for about 4 years now and we could not be more pleased and always recommend to anyone looking for a great way to teach your child discipline, patience, and character while learning a practical skill.”
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2010
2015 Laurens Rd, Greenville, SC
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Self Defense Training Services in Columbia, SC Cost Estimates

Minimum cost
$179
Maximum cost
$537
National Average
$275
Avg Per Hour Rates
$72
$239
$370
Typical price range is based on 383 cost profiles
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Average Cost $275
Minimum cost $179
Maximum cost $537
Avg Per Hour Rates $72

Typical range $239 to $370 is based on 383 cost profiles.

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