Self Defense for Individuals
Lakewood Budo Kai offers women's self
defense classes for individuals as well as private sessions for
- Individuals: If you are an
individual, no date has been set for our next class and we ask
to be placed on our waiting list. We will contact you once we
have a minimum of 15 women signed up.
- Groups: We can also hold a
private self defense session for your
Classes are typically held on a Saturday
morning 9am to noon.
Don't want to wait?
Class is more fun when you have your friends and relatives
attend. Ask other women to e-mail us to be added to the
waiting list and we will hold the class sooner.
Long Beach's #1 Self Defense School
"Being the victim of a violent
crime, I learned moves and safety tips that could have prevented
what happened to me. I highly recommend your self defense class to
"Very realistic and effective! I
was uncomfortable at first, but the female instructors inspired me
to act. Thank you."
"Great class! Very informative and
helpful. I loved having different men as training partners. Now I
know the self defense techniques will work."
"Thank you for the awesome class
and for being so patient. I loved your scenarios, especially the one
where I learned how to escape when a man came up from behind to
"Awesome class. I came scared and
left empowered. Thank you."
Private Women's Self Defense Class for your Group
Private Group Sessions
We hold a private session for your group. The women do not
need to be in good physical shape or well coordinated. Class
is typically held on a Saturday morning from 9am to noon.
Class can be held at your location or our facility.
for more information or to schedule a date. We provide the
instructors, assistants, mats, and each attendee receives a Guide to
Women's Self Defense. For more information please see our
Self Defense Flyer.
Simple and Proven Techniques
Safety and survival in today's world requires that women know self
defense. There are various types of assaults and our women's self
defense class gives you the best chance of survival by utilizing
simple, effective, and proven self-defense tactics and techniques.
Our private sessions for your group only require one 3-hour session.
- Practical Self-Defense - practical and effective
self-defense techniques and tips.
- Increased Awareness - what to do in dangerous situations.
- Effective Escape Techniques - how to get away quickly.
- Crime Prevention - how to minimize the chance you will be
- Using Your Body as Your Weapon - give yourself a fighting
us for information on a private session (ages 13 & up) for your
family, friends, work associates, and other groups.
Especially Designed for Women
Our practical and effective self defense techniques are especially
designed for women. Learn how to protect yourself in one three hour
self defense class.
All techniques are taught by experienced Black Belt instructors in a
non-threatening, non-intimidating atmosphere. This session does not
require a lot of strength and all techniques are taught in a fun and
safe atmosphere. Participants do not need to be in top physical
condition or well coordinated.
One Session Only
Our women's self defense class is a three hour workshop for
women ages 13 and up. Women learn defenses to:
- Unwanted intruder in your home
- Unwanted advances
- Attacks on the street
- Attacker on top
- Hair pulls
- Being choked
- Attacker with a weapon
Founded in 1979, our Lakewood Budo Kai martial arts school has
offered Women's Self Defense classes in the Long Beach area for over
30 years. Our school is lead by Jim Kelton, our head instructor and
a seventh degree black belt, who has over 40 years of martial arts
training and experience.
This is a women's self defense class, not a martial arts class.