Best Self-Defense Classes in Portland, ME

The highest-rated Self-Defense Training companies out of 184 vetted & reviewed in the Portland area.

Aikido of Maine

Aikido of Maine

(11)
“If you are looking for exercise with a purpose, mental and physical focus and control, and a wonderful environment to learn a martial art while getting in great shape, Aikido of Maine is the place.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2003
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
226 Anderson St, Portland, ME
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Stonecoast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Kids

Stonecoast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu For Kids

(19)
  • Confidence
  • Respect
  • Coaches
“If you are looking for a positive place and experience for your child(ren) where technique, discipline and self confidence are an every day experience, stop in and check it out!”
In Business Since 2015
131 Johnson Rd, Portland, ME
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Discovery Martial Arts

Discovery Martial Arts

(14)
“Solid training from very experienced teachers who care about your progress and well being, core fundamentals, traditional roots, modern applications, fun extras added on top of it all.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
In Business Since 2019
34 Rainmaker Dr, Portland, ME
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Prevention Action Change

Prevention Action Change

(2)
“I have been following Clara Porter and her staff for years.”
In Business Since 2014
795 Congress St, Portland, ME
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Team 1 BJJ

Team 1 BJJ

(5)
“My son did not become a jiujitsu "martial artist" but I believe that those lessons learned from jiujitsu skills and Team 1 BJJ, helped my son with many skills.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
In Business Since 2016
Serving Portland Area
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Centerpoint Martial Arts

Centerpoint Martial Arts

(6)
“While I wasn't a patron of the Martial Arts studio, I was involved in installing the new glass partition systems that divided the space into multiple areas.”
In Business Since 2016
Serving Portland Area
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Northern Chi Martial Arts Center

Northern Chi Martial Arts Center

(1)
“Welcoming and supportive for every level.”
In Business Since 2019
Serving Portland Area
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Brunswick Martial Arts Academy Inc.

Brunswick Martial Arts Academy Inc.

(10)
“One of my fellow students commented that Eric was amazing – he has been teaching for 27 years and is still just as passionate about explaining basics to a white belt as he is advanced moves to the higher belts.”
In Business Since 1989
Serving Portland Area
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Central Maine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Central Maine Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(11)
“The main goals in your first year or three in BJJ is to (1) “survive” by trying to stay safe in positions and not make the silly mistakes that everyone beginner does, (2) learn the fundamental concepts of BJJ and how to insert those concept into your...”
In Business Since 2012
Serving Portland Area
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Four Horsemen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Four Horsemen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

(13)
  • Matter
  • Skilled
  • Train
“If you're a hard-core grappler looking to take it to the next level or a desk-jockey looking for a place to release some stress, you will not be disappointed in Four Horsemen or Jay.”
In Business Since 2021
Serving Portland Area
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Fenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Fenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(30)
Club Services, Training Program, Kids Martial Arts
“I worked out here for close to 2 years and never had a dull day and was always amazed by how professional and nice the staff are (kudos Ethan) and how great of people the others who go are.”
Coupons & Offers
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2011
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Serving Portland Area
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Manchester Karate Studio

Manchester Karate Studio

(28)
  • Black Belt
  • Happy
  • Son
“They really do a great job with the kids individually and as a group all the instructions Mr Lyford and Mr Swanson are excellent would recommend small children to attend”
Coupons & Offers
In Business Since 1983
371 S Willow St 2nd Floor, Manchester, NH
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Certain Victory Martial Arts & Fitness

Certain Victory Martial Arts & Fitness

(26)
  • Shape
  • Community
  • CV
“As someone who started out as an extreme beginner, not knowing how to do a burpee or frankly mostly any core moves, working out here has made me feel way more confident.”
Coupons & Offers
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2012
Remote Consultations Available
Serving Portland Area
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The Martial Arts Zone

The Martial Arts Zone

(28)
  • Train
  • Energy
  • Health
“My experience, I wish I started years ago, has been from a whole life approach around Jiujitsu as a sport, street self defense, competition and life philosophy.”
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2005
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
31 Auburn St, Manchester, NH
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New England Martial Arts Athletic Center

New England Martial Arts Athletic Center

(29)
  • Taekwondo
  • Parents
  • Son
“Master Red is an awesome teacher and manager of the school as well and serves as a lynchpin for the organization and keeping the Families and children motivation, informed, and happy.”
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2012
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Serving Portland Area
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Dojo Sante

Dojo Sante

(20)
  • Family
  • Leadership
  • Confidence
“When we decided to enroll our daughter in karate we went to visit many of the local karate schools so that we could see how they operate, the class size, cleanliness, and overall feel.”
Licensed, BBB Rating: A+
In Business Since 2016
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
Serving Portland Area
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The Training Station

The Training Station

(26)
  • Goals
  • Fitness
  • Kickboxing
“Physical Fitness is often fogotten in todays World and the Training Station offers a wide range of classes for the beginner and those who are advanced.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
In Business Since 2011
200 Elm St, Manchester, NH
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Triumph Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Triumph Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

(30)
  • Mat
  • Muay Thai
  • Family
“If you want more individualized instruction, I would recommend attending when the fundamentals of BJJ classes run, as they tend to be lighter and allow for more individualized instruction (which seems key for white belts!”
In Business Since 2011
456 W Hollis St, Nashua, NH
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Burgess Academy of BJJ and MMA

Burgess Academy of BJJ and MMA

(30)
  • Atmosphere
  • Learn
  • Feel
“On top of making life long friendships with team mates and getting in the best shape of my life, I also gained confidence that resulted in a better job and better life.”
IBJJF Certified
In Business Since 2019
9 Old Falls Rd, Manchester, NH
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Paradigm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Paradigm Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(29)
  • Environment
  • Train
  • Team
“Whether you're looking to compete in the sport, or you just want to learn some self defense, or maybe you're looking for something different to help get in shape.”
In Business Since 2019
109 Industrial Ave E #3, Lowell, MA
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Worcester MMA

Worcester MMA

(29)
  • Students
  • Family
  • Environment
“I would highly recommend this gym for anyone in the New England area and I will definitely be dropping in again when I'm back visiting family in Central MA.”
Accepts All Major Credit Cards
In Business Since 2006
3 Brussels St Suite 316, Worcester, MA
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Gracie Barra Boston

Gracie Barra Boston

(24)
  • Train
  • Students
  • Mats
“The gym is organized and clean, and the classes are structured with a balance of learning and doing (but not overly rigid, and with time to roll and practice at the end).”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
In Business Since 2022
Serving Portland Area
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Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness

Broadway Jiu-Jitsu and Fitness

(27)
  • Black Belt
  • Knowledge
  • MMA
“I'm definitely going to be dropping in for more classes when I travel to Boston, and you should check this place out too whether you are looking for a place to train or you are just beginning your BJJ journey.”
In Business Since 1991
Serving Portland Area
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Back to Basics Martial Arts & Fitness

Back to Basics Martial Arts & Fitness

(16)
  • Competition
  • Coaches
  • Learn
“Everyone = respectful to the max, the more experienced people are always down to help and there is a strong spirit of camaraderie and learning rather than competition”
In Business Since 2020
Serving Portland Area
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Self Defense Training Services in Portland, ME Cost Estimates

Minimum cost
$164
Maximum cost
$492
National Average
$252
Avg Per Hour Rates
$66
$219
$339
Average price range is based on 465 cost profiles
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Average Cost $252
Minimum cost $164
Maximum cost $492
Avg Per Hour Rates $66

Average range $219 to $339 is based on 465 cost profiles.

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