Time To Hit Back: Learn Some Badass Moves At Self-Defence Classes In The City

Yes, everyone complains that the world is an unsafe place. And yes, we quite agree. But while the revolution bubbles and change takes its own course, we suggest you take matters into your own hands when it comes to self-preservation. From good old karate and kickboxing to the more intense Israeli Krav Maga and Brazilian Capoeira, here’s where LBB reckons you should get fighting fit this New Year, quite literally.

BadAzz Krav Maga

Krav Maga Self Defense Academy

Wilson Garden, Bangalore

If you want to kick some serious butt, BadAzz Krav Maga is where you should sign-up. Following the scientific, effective, no-rules system of self-defence originally developed by the Israeli Defence Forces. At Badazz, your guru will be Franklin Joseph who is the CEO Of Indian Institute of Special Tactics And Combat Science, so you’re really training with the best. Learn brutal counter-attacks, understand how psychology plays a role in gaining advantage and overcome your fears. It’s all about threat neutralisation and controlling aggression, this one.

Price: INR 2,999 upwards per month

Indian Combat Sports Academy

Indian Combat Sports Academy

BTM layout, Bangalore

Not the session for you to faff about at, the guys at the Indian Combat Sports Academy take things quite seriously. Touted to be the first mixed martial arts gym in South India, they are the pioneers of teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in India. The focus in on MMA, kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu and wrestling, and you can rest assured you’ll get fit in addition to learning a host of skills to use as self-defence. Bring it on! Check out our experience at this place here.

Price: They have different packages based on the duration you want to sign up for.

Fitness Fight Club

Fitness Fight Club

Whitefield, Bangalore

Remember Chumbawamba’s Tubthumping, we’re convinced the Fitness Fight Club commissioned that song. They really knock you down, and teach you to get back up again. Be it Muay Thai, boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA or unarmed combat, the entire team is all about technique, mind games and just getting you to focus on developing your own style based on your reflexes and strengths. Read more about it here.

Price: Depends on your fitness levels, post an evaluation session

Royal Kickboxing Academy

Royal Kickboxing Academy

Koramangala, Bangalore

Designed for kids and adults, this one really focuses on getting you out of a sticky situation. Blending Jui Jitsu and Krav Maga, you’re also conditioned mentally to take on potential threats or assaults. There’s even karate, kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Jiu Jitsu on offer in their MMA session. So up your game when it comes to punching, defending, attacking and knocking out your opponent, be it in the ring or on the streets.

Price: INR 5,000 upwards

Cult - The Workout Station

Cure Fit

Koramangala, Bangalore

From Boxing to Strength And Conditioning, you’ll turn into a machine at Cult – The Workout Station. Trained to push limits, to understand your own flaws and work to eliminate them, you really get into the spirit of controlled fighting here.

Price: They have packages starting from INR 1,166 per month.

Shaolin Wushu Cultural Center

Shaolin Wushu Cultural Center

JP Nagar, Bangalore

he Shaolin Wushu Cultural Center in JP Nagar offers a whole range of courses from sparring, Tai Chi and Shaolin Wushu to self-defence programs and even calligraphy. The centre is run by Shifu (teacher) Keerthi Prasad BS, a 34th Generation Shaolin Temple Disciple, so you know you will be learning the real deal! Hit them up to up your self-defence skills this New Year.

Price: Courses range from INR 1,000 to INR 1,500 per month.