Best Self-Defense Classes in Gaithersburg, MD

The highest-rated Self-Defense Training companies out of 121 vetted & reviewed in the Gaithersburg area.

Alliance Jiu Jitsu Maryland

Alliance Jiu Jitsu Maryland

(30)
  • Learn
  • Black Belt
  • Skill
“The quality of instruction is second to none, and each instructor's many years of experience teaching and training jiu jitsu is evident in the technical soundness of their craft.”
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2000
Coupons & Offers
7 Metropolitan Ct #3, Gaithersburg, MD
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Evolve Academy

Evolve Academy

(21)
  • Skills
  • Walking
  • Train
“After going to Evolve Academy for 5 years and participated in all the programs they have to offer, I can proudly say that Evolve is one of the best institution to learn martial arts.”
In Business Since 2003
18753 N Frederick Ave Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
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Contemporary Fighting Arts

Contemporary Fighting Arts

(4)
“Some methods he taught her were specifically geared for self-defense with people her age; other methods he taught were meant to be used in a variety of seriously dangerous, possible life or death situations.”
In Business Since 2007
618 Center Point Way, Gaithersburg, MD
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Gracie Combat Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Gracie Combat Jiu-Jitsu Academy

(15)
  • Students
  • Family
  • Belt
“Instruction - Beginning with great instruction, Dave, Matt, and Adam teach basic and advanced techniques and break them down so their easier to understand.”
Coupons & Offers
In Business Since 2014
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Team Passos Jiu Jitsu

Team Passos Jiu Jitsu

(29)
  • Competitive
  • Warm up
  • Game
“Having previously trained on a team made up of mostly men, I appreciate having a group of women to train with who are so supportive and inspiring in each of their own ways (and more my size haha).”
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2012
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Groundworks Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Groundworks Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(29)
  • Mats
  • Skill
  • Atmosphere
“Chris, Sean and Sean are all awesome instructors and keep a friendly, everyone is welcome attitude as well as being very COVID conscious and clean in general.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
In Business Since 2021
4100 River Rd NW, Washington, DC
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Beta Academy

Beta Academy

(29)
  • Environment
  • Respect
  • Competitive
“Nakapan is well respected in the community and probably the best guy to teach you how to fight in the area by offering legit jiu jitsu and muay thai programs.”
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2006
1353 Florida Ave NW, Washington, DC
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Estilo Jiu Jitsu

Estilo Jiu Jitsu

(30)
  • Environment
  • Women
  • Sparring
“This instruction, paired with the smart risk mitigation strategies to limit the impacts of covid made Estilo the perfect place for me to begin my jiu jitsu journey.”
In Business Since 2021
770 Park Rd NW T01, Washington, DC
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Cabrera JIU Jitsu Academy

Cabrera JIU Jitsu Academy

(30)
  • Skill
  • Community
  • Professor
“I have trained jiu-jitsu for over a decade at various stops across the nation with some of the finest instructors the martial art has to offer and Cesar Cabrera is hands down the best.”
Free Initial Consultation
In Business Since 2020
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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T.a.g. Muay Thai

T.a.g. Muay Thai

(29)
  • Team
  • Respectful
  • Goals
“Enrolled in the two week trial program as a complete beginner and had a great time learning some of the techniques and experiencing a unique form of physical stress and conditioning.”
Remote Consultations Available
In Business Since 2008
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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First Defense Krav Maga

First Defense Krav Maga

(15)
  • Confidence
  • Learn
  • Students
“In summary if you're interested in being part of a family focused on improving fitness, confidence, and the ability to defend yourself, First Defense is a great place to go.”
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2018
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Double Eagle Fitness

Double Eagle Fitness

(3)
Nutrition, Personal & Small Group Training, Kids, Teens, & Adult Self Defense Classes
“After years of consistent training 2X a week with these folks, i am pain free, cane free, and physically proud of myself!!”
In Business Since 2009
4600 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC
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Kore Self Defense

Kore Self Defense

(12)
  • Teach
  • Class
  • Confidence
“Having a training team with both the certification/expertise and the ability to effectively teach with such an up-beat/energetic personality is truly a rare find”
INSTRUCTOR Certified
In Business Since 2018
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Ashburn Jiu Jitsu

Ashburn Jiu Jitsu

(21)
  • Jiu-Jitsu
  • Coach
  • Students
“I have trained in three states at schools ranging from in the back of a auto repair shop, to top fight teams you see on the UFC and this school will not disappoint!”
In Business Since 2020
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Uskc

Uskc

(5)
  • Skills
  • Self Defense
“Loved everything about how he taught the kids.”
In Business Since 1978
11425 Isaac Newton Square, Reston, VA
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DC Taekwondo

DC Taekwondo

“DC Taekwondo provides high-quality taekwondo instruction and support for other martial arts in the District of Columbia. We believe that the physical discipline of martial arts training instills confidence and determination, giving practitioners the ...”
In Business Since 1999
4618 14th St NW, Washington, DC
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Tysons Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Haganah

Tysons Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Haganah

(5)
“Friendly people and mostly regulars.”
In Business Since 2019
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Tenth Round Boxing/Mma

Tenth Round Boxing/Mma

“Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts. We train Professional fighters who have competed in the WBC, UFC, Bellator, ESPN, One Championship and many more. Amateur fighters and Celebrities also train with us. We also work with the public and members of our comm...”
In Business Since 2021
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

(28)
  • Parents
  • Competitive
  • Belt
“I see some of the best mask adherence here than anywhere else, and I feel comfortable that they make the safest indoor environment they reasonably can while providing the children with a "normal" experience.”
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2006
Coupons & Offers
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Stanley Combatives

Stanley Combatives

(30)
  • Facility
  • Goals
  • Self Defense
“The instructors are incredibly friendly and helpful, the gym itself is very clean and fun to workout in, and the other students are always willing to help and answer any questions you may have.”
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2022
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Coupons & Offers
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Dynamic Kick Martial Arts of Gainesville

Dynamic Kick Martial Arts of Gainesville

(30)
  • Summer Camp
  • Enthusiastic
  • Homework
“My 8 year old girl has a passion for Tae Kwon Do and the instructors really have a passion for what they do and love teaching both the kids and adults alike.”
Coupons & Offers
In Business Since 2015
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Shaddock Mixed Martial Arts Fitness

Shaddock Mixed Martial Arts Fitness

(30)
  • Shape
  • Passionate
  • Atmosphere
“A great thing about the classes is you go at your own pace, so when I first joined, I started slow and was able to work my way up to a high intensity after I got use to the workouts.”
Coupons & Offers
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2012
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Baltimore Martial Arts Academy

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy

(29)
  • Fitness
  • Groupon
  • Parents
“He has been taking classes in kung fu with Gary and Tariq, both wonderful with kids: very patient, encouraging, helping the kids very gently, without pressure or criticism.”
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 1997
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Fifty/50 Martial Arts Academy

Fifty/50 Martial Arts Academy

(27)
  • Mats
  • Clean
  • Family
“And to top it all off, everyone is super friendly and welcoming, and they truly have a fantastic family environment that helps build and promote all who are there while still keeping that "old school" mentality which is so important!!”
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2010
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Serving Gaithersburg Area
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Self Defense Training Services in Gaithersburg, MD Cost Estimates

Minimum cost
$165
Maximum cost
$495
National Average
$253
Avg Per Hour Rates
$66
$220
$341
Average price range is based on 429 cost profiles
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Average Cost $253
Minimum cost $165
Maximum cost $495
Avg Per Hour Rates $66

Average range $220 to $341 is based on 429 cost profiles.

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