Enrolling in FMA’s Self-Defense lessons or workshops is the best way to ensure your own personal safety. Students learn how to kick, punch, and block; how to defend against various punches, chokes, grabs, and take-downs; and how to deal with multiple attackers. The program also focuses on how to recognize potentially dangerous situations and respond appropriately.

FMA’s Self-Defense lessons and workshops are perfect for high school teenagers and college-bound students. Learning to protect oneself is a crucial part of growing up. College is an exciting and busy time, but more than anything else, it should be a positive and fulfilling experience. Most importantly, everyone should have the self-defense skills to make it safe. This program is open to ages. No previous martial arts experience is required.

  • Ages 13+
  • Class time: Variable

you have options

There are a few options for students to learn self-defense from our expert, Sensei Ed Kress.

Private or Group Lessons

Schedule a private or semi-private lesson with Sensei Ed Kress at the following rates:

$100 per hour for 1-4 people
+$20 per hour for 5-9 people

$220 per hour for 10+ people


We schedule self-defense workshops at our dojos throughout the year. Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates on the workshop schedule.


We add self-defense classes to dojos whose members express interest in the program. Check out the schedule and register for a trial class today.