Best Self-Defense Classes in Vancouver, BC

The highest-rated Self-Defense Training companies out of 52 vetted & reviewed in the Vancouver area.

North Vancouver Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

North Vancouver Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(50)
“Gracie Jiu Jitsu is so beneficial for both physical and mental health, and if you have ever been curious what all the hype is about—this is the place to start!”
In Business Since 2008
Transparent Fees & Pricing
250 Esplanade E #206, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1A3
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Hero Academy

Hero Academy

(50)
“As someone who didn't grow up feeling particularly athletically capable, a year of training with Meego has completely altered the way I engage with exercise and sports.”
Transparent Fees & Pricing
107 Esplanade E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 4V1
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Budō

Budō

(50)
  • Knowledge
  • Classes
  • Environment
“I have trained at Budo since the gym first opened (6+ years ago) and cannot recommend the club enough; excellent coaching, friendliest team, clean and safe environment to train in.”
In Business Since 2021
Transparent Fees & Pricing
3163 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5K1
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Alliance Vancouver Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Alliance Vancouver Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

(48)
  • Professional
  • Team
  • Train
“The classes for the kids and teens were fun and engaging and I know that the impact of the coaching and support they received will stay with them for years.”
In Business Since 2016
Transparent Fees & Pricing
2625 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC V5R 5H4
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Pacific Top Team Vancity

Pacific Top Team Vancity

(48)
  • Brand
  • Classes
  • Facility
“The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable in both Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; whether you are looking to compete, get fit, or casually learn self defense, this gym can deliver.”
In Business Since 2019
Transparent Fees & Pricing
3470 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 2A6
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Gracie Barra North Shore

Gracie Barra North Shore

(50)
  • Space
  • Students
  • Skills
“And lastly, the coaches are firm and direct yet friendly in their direction and guidance towards respect of the premise, the art of jui jitsu, and each other.”
In Business Since 2019
1760 Marine Dr #204, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1J3
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DCS

DCS

(50)
  • Fighters
  • Intimidating
  • Community
“As a fellow filipino, the man is doing wonders for so many communities and I'm very happy for what he has built and the families he has culminated in this place of goodness.”
In Business Since 2016
276 E Pender St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T7
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Lions MMA

Lions MMA

(50)
  • Walking
  • BJJ
  • Atmosphere
“The instructors I've had the privilege of learning from, especially Adam and Amir, are both professional and talented fighters who deeply care about the gym and its members.”
1256 Granville St #1, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1M4
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Tiger's Eye Karate-do

Tiger's Eye Karate-do

(49)
“Sensei Hamid and sensei Hana bout are very professional in teaching karate in advance and also they knows how to treat kids which is very important for younger kids.”
In Business Since 2012
1803 Welch St, North Vancouver, BC V7P 3A4
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Marcus Soares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

Marcus Soares Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

(49)
  • Competition
  • Skills
  • Train
“I gave it only 4 stars here because when I first joined a few months ago, they didn't seem to have any specific curriculum for new people who had never trained jiu-jitsu before.”
In Business Since 2005
910 Richards St #201, Vancouver, BC V6B 3C1
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JIU Jitsu Vancouver

JIU Jitsu Vancouver

(48)
  • Competitive
  • Mats
  • Atmosphere
“Lucas and Pauline are both incredibly dedicated to the sport of BJJ and they share a wide array of knowledge of both traditional and “new school” techniques; Gi and NOGI.”
1224 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6H 3V1
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Universal MMA

Universal MMA

(40)
“It catered to me as a beginner (and still caters to beginners) and has coached me and developed me to pursue my passion of competing as an amateur fighter.”
In Business Since 2005
1326 Main St, North Vancouver, BC V7J 2C3
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Gracie Barra Kitsilano

Gracie Barra Kitsilano

(50)
  • Students
  • Learn
  • Family
“Whether you are looking to compete or for a slower, gentler, learning environment, you will be able to find a class and instruction style that suits your preference.”
In Business Since 2018
3611 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6R 2B8
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Kfitness Kickboxing Gym

Kfitness Kickboxing Gym

(49)
  • Train
  • Motivated
  • Skill
“The staff and instructors are friendly, accommodating and knowledgable, and create a welcoming but challenging atmosphere for students of all experience levels.”
In Business Since 2010
SKF Certified
2674 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6K 2G3
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Ancient Fire Productions

Ancient Fire Productions

(24)
  • Learn
  • Train
  • Dojo
“This place is amazing I learnt things I could be able to implament immediately and the work with Kali Sticks improved movement in both stances for boxing and much more!”
15 W 2nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 1B1
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Impact Krav Maga & Fitness

Impact Krav Maga & Fitness

(21)
  • To Learn
  • Kickboxing
  • Cardio
“Going to a Krav maga and fitness gym can seem intimidating in the sense that it's hard not to compare yourself to others who showcase top-level skills.”
1805 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1Y5
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Marquis Lung Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

Marquis Lung Northern Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

(20)
  • Learn
  • Skills
  • Sifu
“Marquis and his instructors have given my children self-confidence, built their self esteem and provided them with skills to protect themselves in most situations.”
In Business Since 2000
801 W 22nd Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1Z8
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Kensington Judo Club

Kensington Judo Club

(23)
  • Teaching
  • Train
  • Competitive
“One of the main coaches are well versed in both judo and BJJ, and the Club was recently joined by Orion BJJ - which makes this a strong club for both Judo and BJJ/Newaza.”
In Business Since 2015
187 E 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2C1
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Purple Dragon Kitsilano Martial Arts

Purple Dragon Kitsilano Martial Arts

(8)
“The professor Don Jacob travels to Canada from his home in Trinidad to perform belt grading every 6 months and is a uniquely amazing speaker , martial arts instructor and founder of our style!”
In Business Since 2017
2939 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6K 1R3
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Sadohana

Sadohana

(8)
  • Self Defense
“If you're looking for somewhere to learn solid self-defense fundamentals for standing or ground, in an environment that is not overrun with ego and competition, this may be the place for you.”
In Business Since 2009
101-3570 Hastings St E Rear alley entrance between Skeena and, Kootenay St, Vancouver, BC V5K 2A7
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Optima Jiu-Jitsu

Optima Jiu-Jitsu

(5)
“Knowledgeable teachers and a positive atmosphere for training!”
In Business Since 2023
1768 E Hastings St Unit B, Vancouver, BC V5L 1S9
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Praxis

Praxis

“Praxis has theoretical influences from ecological dynamics, enactivism, active inference—but follows an experimental approach: radical embodied grappling (REG). Challenging the view the human body is a machine executing mechanical functions via infor...”
In Business Since 2023
187 E 11th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2C1
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The Powerhouse Martial Arts & Fitness

The Powerhouse Martial Arts & Fitness

(11)
  • Sensei
“Confidence, assertiveness, focus, body literacy, self-defence, leadership, and friendly competition and sportsmanship--these are the qualities we wanted to encourage in our two girls, ages 4 and 7.”
3140 Ash St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3C9
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Seishi Teppei Jujutsu Kai

Seishi Teppei Jujutsu Kai

121 1st St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 1B2
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Self Defense Training Services in Vancouver, BC Cost Estimates

Minimum cost
$188
Maximum cost
$563
National Average
$288
Avg Per Hour Rates
$75
$250
$388
Typical price range is based on 359 cost profiles
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Average Cost $288
Minimum cost $188
Maximum cost $563
Avg Per Hour Rates $75

Typical range $250 to $388 is based on 359 cost profiles.

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