Best Self-Defense Classes in Pittsburgh, PA

The highest-rated Self-Defense Training companies out of 167 vetted & reviewed in the Pittsburgh area.

Rothrock's Kung Fu & Tai Chi South Side

Rothrock's Kung Fu & Tai Chi South Side

(30)
  • Respect
  • Individual
  • Family
“My daughter's focus and coordination have improved immensely and I would recommend them to any parent with children with impulsivity and inattentiveness issues.”
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 1974
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
2340 E Carson St, Pittsburgh, PA
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The Academy of Martial Arts and Fitness

The Academy of Martial Arts and Fitness

(28)
  • Learn
  • Students
  • Train
“If you are looking to train at an authentic fight gym or you are just looking to get into the best shape of your life, look no further than, The Academy (Greentree).”
In Business Since 2017
24 Woodville Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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True Believer Jiu Jitsu

True Believer Jiu Jitsu

(29)
  • Environment
  • Mats
  • Facility
“Jake and the rest of the TB team are the most challenging, passionate, fun, and motivating people you can ever be around in both the sport and generally speaking.”
In Business Since 2018
Transparent Fees & Pricing
1928 Spring Garden Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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Stout PGH

Stout PGH

(29)
  • MMA
  • Renzo Gracie
  • Town
“As I often say to others in the gym; we are the blessed ones who have not only been given the opportunities to become better people, but we seek them and look to support one another and push ourselves within them daily.”
In Business Since 2008
2626 Railroad St, Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh Combat Club

Pittsburgh Combat Club

(15)
  • Confident
  • Feel
  • Teach
“I recommend PCC to anyone who is looking to learn how to defend themselves in real world situations, regardless of age, gender, or previous knowledge of martial arts.”
In Business Since 2017
OFFICE, 145 Orchard Spring Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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Lioness Martial Arts

Lioness Martial Arts

(9)
  • Self-Defense
  • Women
“I highly recommend it for any woman who would like to learn more about awareness, confidence and defense skills.”
In Business Since 2009
7604 Charleston Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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PKA Karate Academy

PKA Karate Academy

(9)
“The teachers are awesome, and curriculum has taught him how to strive for a goal and not give up.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Free Initial Consultation
In Business Since 2015
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
5001 Curry Rd #7, Pittsburgh, PA
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Rising Sun Martial Arts Inc

Rising Sun Martial Arts Inc

(3)
“Best martial arts school in Pittsburgh!”
In Business Since 1990
5121 Clairton Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA
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Chontas Tang Soo Do Karate

Chontas Tang Soo Do Karate

(4)
“The reason we opted not to use them is because for our child, we prefer an environment where the courses are focused specifically on a designated age range with a smaller gap.”
In Business Since 2018
Remote Consultations Available
816 Linden Ave, East Pittsburgh, PA 15112
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Rnr Fitness

Rnr Fitness

“Here at R n R Fitness & Self-Defense there is no need to deal with over crowded gyms or classes. We are a company that prides ourselves on being one on one with our clients. Our programs are designed with a combination of martial arts , Cardio-Kickbo...”
In Business Since 2007
1326 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA
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Steel City Martial Arts

Steel City Martial Arts

(29)
  • Students
  • Mat
  • Sensei
“Finally, a friend from out of town told me I should try Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and that anyone can start at any age and you don't have to be young to start and talked me in to it.”
In Business Since 2010
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Tang Soo Do Karate College

Tang Soo Do Karate College

(10)
  • Patient
“He is great with my kids AND SHOWS A LEVEL OF PASSION I HAVE RARELY EVER SEEN FROM AN INSTRUCTOR”
In Business Since 2013
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Caliguri's Academy of Martial Arts

Caliguri's Academy of Martial Arts

“Karate is the ultimate of the unarmed Martial Arts. The word Karate means empty hands; Kara = empty, te = hand (pronounced tay); therefore, empty hands, or hands without weapons. Actually the hands, elbows, knees, feet & other parts of the body are t...”
In Business Since 1969
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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412 Martial Arts

412 Martial Arts

“412 Martial Arts is a mixed martial art system. We teach practical self-defense from Bando, Kempo, Aikido, and Muay Thai as well as traditional karate from Shorinryu and Tae Kwon Do. Through the blending of these six different styles, a well-rounded ...”
In Business Since 2022
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Sifu Slaughter's Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Cranberry

Sifu Slaughter's Kung Fu and Tai Chi in Cranberry

(2)
“I do not hesitate to recommend his business as a place for students to learn excellent martial arts skills along with many values that are rarely being taught these days.”
In Business Since 2007
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Armezzani Jiu Jitsu Academy

Armezzani Jiu Jitsu Academy

(30)
  • Students
  • Learn
  • Professor
“This place offers a great opportunity for anyone (especially newcomers) looking to improve their life in an environment that breeds winners and success.”
In Business Since 2016
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Pennsylvania Combat Sports

Pennsylvania Combat Sports

(29)
  • Students
  • Shape
  • Work
“In just under 2 months' time worth of lessons, I have dropped 10 lbs, gained a huge amount of cardio endurance, and most importantly, I have learned many non-physical lessons about improving myself such as discipline, how I conduct myself, and self-c...”
In Business Since 2012
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Octane Martial Arts

Octane Martial Arts

(19)
  • Atmosphere
  • Learn
  • Coaches
“My son and I are both students there and I would recommend this place to anyone with good intentions of learning the arts, making great friends and solid relationships along the journey.”
In Business Since 2010
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Empower Jiu Jitsu

Empower Jiu Jitsu

(9)
  • Coach
  • Learning
“Not only Jason knows his stuff he is also one of those instructors that can make it fun and interesting.”
In Business Since 2021
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Full Circle Karate

Full Circle Karate

(7)
  • Discipline
  • Self Defense
  • Learning
“In addition to learning to defend their selves, Discipline, Honor, Respect, Courtesy, and most importantly Self-control were emphasized while having fun at the same time.”
In Business Since 2016
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Gracie Allegiance

Gracie Allegiance

(5)
“Flexible hours, affordable price, seminars with big names in the jiu jitsu world, teammates that are always willing to help, clean mats, clean changing rooms and clean bathrooms, easy parking.”
In Business Since 2020
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Snapping Turtle Jiu Jitsu

Snapping Turtle Jiu Jitsu

(1)
“It's a family friendly environment and even offers classes for adults too.”
Coupons & Offers
In Business Since 2021
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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High Ground Jiu-Jitsu

High Ground Jiu-Jitsu

(14)
  • Learn
  • Train
  • MMA
“The classes give you the feeling as though it's personalized towards you and the instructors take the time to meet with every student to make sure you understand the concept and purpose of everything they teach.”
In Business Since 2010
Emergency Services
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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West Karate & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Weirton

West Karate & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu of Weirton

(21)
  • Students
  • Atmosphere
  • Family
“Yeah me and my son are very impressed with the way west karate is being ran with Tony Fernandez I like to work my son loves his work and we get a lot of good experiences from it I even started working out myself from going and watching my son in his ...”
In Business Since 2016
Serving Pittsburgh Area
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Self Defense Training Services in Pittsburgh, PA Cost Estimates

Minimum cost
$185
Maximum cost
$555
National Average
$284
Avg Per Hour Rates
$74
$247
$382
Typical price range is based on 388 cost profiles
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Average Cost $284
Minimum cost $185
Maximum cost $555
Avg Per Hour Rates $74

Typical range $247 to $382 is based on 388 cost profiles.

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