Best Self-Defense Classes in Lower Merion, PA

The highest-rated Self-Defense Training companies out of 171 vetted & reviewed in the Lower Merion area.

Dragon Gym Malvern

Dragon Gym Malvern

(24)
Children’s Martial Arts, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Tai Chi
“There's nothing like going to Back To School Night and hearing that your child demonstrates a positive and respectful attitude that's not always seen in high school, puts a smile in your face and warmth in your heart.”
In Business Since 1999
Coupons & Offers
Serving Lower Merion Area
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PRO Martial Arts Wilmington

PRO Martial Arts Wilmington

(17)
Martial Arts School, Sports & Fitness Instruction
“Their martial arts techniques are derived from the Korean arts of Tang Soo Do, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido They stress character and inner strength in every aspect of their students lives.”
In Business Since 2001
Average Price Tag
4723 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE
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Philadelphia Jiu-Jitsu

Philadelphia Jiu-Jitsu

(48)
  • Judo
  • Grappling
  • Seminars
“It is difficult to explain but he has been teaching for so long that he can balance sparring intensity with safety that only comes with training hundreds and probably thousands of students over decades - and in my case, I never would have imagined th...”
In Business Since 2013
PILATES Certified
Transparent Fees & Pricing
1760 Barbara St, Philadelphia, PA
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Shorty's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Shorty's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(50)
  • Environment
  • BJJ
  • Atmosphere
“For those who are serious about jiujitsu, you can be sure you'll find skilled training partners here, and for those whose schedules are tight and can only make it occasionally, every time you do come, you'll be greeted warmly and you will face an exc...”
In Business Since 2020
4542 Baltimore Ave 2nd Fl, Philadelphia, PA
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Onyx Combat Sports

Onyx Combat Sports

(50)
Martial Arts School
“If I lived permanently in the area, I'd definitely be joining this gym for the environment, high quality trainers and regulars, as well as the seemingly community and supportive culture of the people at the gym.”
In Business Since 2021
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Ataraxis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Self Defense

Ataraxis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Self Defense

(49)
Martial Arts School, Coach
“As a father of two young children (5 yo) who also train at Ataraxis, both coaches do a great job of introducing the fundamentals of jiu jitsu/self defense/discipline while always keeping it fun for the kids.”
In Business Since 2017
Average Price Tag
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Legacy Karate Academy

Legacy Karate Academy

(47)
Martial Arts School
“Whether you're a child looking for something exciting, a teenager looking to pick up some self-defense skills, or an adult trying to find an alternative workout plan, this place can offer all of that and more.”
In Business Since 2009
Average Price Tag
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Paek's Tae Kwon Do School

Paek's Tae Kwon Do School

(50)
  • Learn
  • Skills
  • Self-Defense
“Both grandmaster kim and master sunny are really great instructors they make sure to take their time with each and every student there with kindness and they make it very fun, the other students are helpful and professional as well, at this school ha...”
In Business Since 2006
1907 Susquehanna Rd, Abington, PA
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Martinez BJJ Fitness Center

Martinez BJJ Fitness Center

(38)
  • Train
  • Learn
  • Muay Thai
“Wide range of skill and sizes, very cordial and welcoming atmosphere for newcomers and they even have showers which tends to be pretty rare in my experience.”
In Business Since 2013
3511 Cottman Ave, Philadelphia, PA
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Precision Jiu-Jitsu Spring Mount

Precision Jiu-Jitsu Spring Mount

(50)
Martial Arts School
“Continues to be a safe and fun learning environment that can meet your goals for joining the sport, whether that be for competing, self-defense, or just staying in shape and having fun Precision Jiu Jitsu Springmount will provide you with all of thos...”
In Business Since 2015
Below Average Price Tag
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Miloki Flow Jiu Jitsu Philly

Miloki Flow Jiu Jitsu Philly

(35)
  • Learn
  • Students
  • Train
“I am NOT suggesting that Jiu Jitsu cured my cancer (my doctor took care of that), but I AM convinced that the weight loss, energy increase, mental discipline, healthy eating, and positivity I encountered provided me with the tools and strength to ove...”
In Business Since 2013
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Master Pagano's Red Dragon Martial Arts

Master Pagano's Red Dragon Martial Arts

(35)
  • Karate
  • Discipline
  • Parents
“As someone who takes his classes I have no choice but to give him five stars when I first started karate he worked at the top gun, but he resigned, and my family followed him to the streets, and when he started this business we just had to continue m...”
In Business Since 2013
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Diverse Body Sculpturing Inc

Diverse Body Sculpturing Inc

(39)
Physical Therapist, Fitness Trainer
“Based upon the positive word of mouth of several health conscious acquaintances, I decided that it might be worthwhile to take the 2 1/2 hour drive from northern Westchester, NY, to Philadelphia, in order to see first hand whether Diverse Body Sculp...”
In Business Since 2017
7224 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
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Gary Quillen's Moo Sa Black Belt Academy

Gary Quillen's Moo Sa Black Belt Academy

(33)
Martial Arts School, Sports & Fitness Instruction
“My son has ADHD and have some difficulties in school I received a call one day from the counselor at school, she said she just had to call me and tell me about the changes she has noticed an errand his grades are excellent and he's even willing to he...”
In Business Since 2012
Average Price Tag
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Elevate Martial Arts Deptford

Elevate Martial Arts Deptford

(32)
  • Students
  • Confidence
  • Son
“Stoms my daughter has been GA state champ in sparring and combat weapons, 2 AAU district titles, is 2023 AAU national sparring champion and she won 6 gold medals in the Jr Olympics.”
In Business Since 2022
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Gracie Jiu Jitsu Phoenixville

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Phoenixville

(39)
Martial Arts School, Sports & Fitness Instruction
“Have spent considerable time with coaches Kyle and Amanda in private lessons and can say they are both amazing coaches and truly love the sport and do a great job sharing their knowledge!”
In Business Since 2017
Average Price Tag
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Urban Defense Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Urban Defense Martial Arts and Fitness Center

(5)
Individual Self-Defense Training, Group Self-Defense Training, Professional Self-Defense Training
“Since I began taking this class almost a year ago, not only have I become more confident on the street, but also my confidence has surged in other aspects of my life including my job, my relationships, and the sports I play.”
In Business Since 1998
930 N 8th St, Philadelphia, PA
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Gracie Academy Philadelphia

Gracie Academy Philadelphia

(27)
  • Environment
  • Competition
  • Belt
“Such a great community here so everyone was humble, super helpful and the instructors were super genuine, even the other students were incredible teachers.”
In Business Since 2010
1231 Bainbridge St, Philadelphia, PA
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Crush Crew Jiu Jitsu

Crush Crew Jiu Jitsu

(22)
  • BJJ
  • Learn
  • MMA
“Crush Crew is definitely the place you want to go if you're looking for top notch instruction from quality instructors who do nothing but the best to make the entire class feel like one big family.”
In Business Since 2015
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Shin Karate

Shin Karate

(14)
  • Learn
  • Belt
“I recommend for anyone who wants to learn self defense, is training to fight, or is a parent seeking a structured outlet for their child that builds discipline and teaches them self confidence and defense without over doing the serious element of i...”
In Business Since 2020
709 Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA
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Mnsa Martial Arts

Mnsa Martial Arts

(17)
  • Confidence
  • Karate
  • Discipline
“With Master Marvil leading the way and all the very knowledgeable and professional instructors, my daughter has flourished with with skills, but also in soft skills like personal habits and leadership.”
In Business Since 2023
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Daniel Gracie Mainline

Daniel Gracie Mainline

(15)
Sports & Fitness Instruction, Amateur Sports Team, Martial Arts School
“On the martial arts side, Coach Jason Santiago provides us with expert private and class-based Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and American Kenpo Karate instruction, while the entire Daniel Gracie Main Line Team provides a supportive and friendly environment.”
In Business Since 2020
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Amerikick Haddon Heights

Amerikick Haddon Heights

(10)
Martial Arts School, Local Service, Sports & Fitness Instruction
“I attend Fitness Kickboxing at Ameri Kick Haddon Heights and HIGHLY RECOMMEND it to anyone looking for a fun way to get some exercise.”
In Business Since 1997
Average Price Tag
Coupons & Offers
Serving Lower Merion Area
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Magen Tactical Defense Krav Maga

Magen Tactical Defense Krav Maga

(7)
  • Skills
“The basic/intermediate class covers federal and state laws/jurisdiction, handgun basics, and shooting at a static target; while the advanced class covers drawing technique, engaging multiple targets, shooting from a crouched position, double tap, and...”
In Business Since 2019
542 N Percy St, Philadelphia, PA
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Self Defense Training Services in Lower Merion, PA Cost Estimates

Minimum cost
$160
Maximum cost
$480
National Average
$246
Avg Per Hour Rates
$64
$214
$331
Fair price range is based on 362 cost profiles
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Average Cost $246
Minimum cost $160
Maximum cost $480
Avg Per Hour Rates $64

Fair range $214 to $331 is based on 362 cost profiles.

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