Many people think that self-defense classes are meant to teach you how to fight, but that's only in the worst case scenario. In reality, self defense actually means doing everything in your power to avoid getting into a fight.
That's where we come in.
Although combat technique is an important part of our self-defense courses, we also teach a wide array of skills that can help you steer clear of a fight in the first place. For example, verbal de-escalation can be a very effective technique in fending off a would-be attacker.
But the most important thing you can take away from our classes is the self-confidence that comes from training in realistic scenarios. Our classes are taught in an extremely supportive environment and training is tailored to help each individual be prepared to encounter an actual assault.
Regardless of your size, speed or athletic skills, we can provide you with training on how to:
Avoid being a target
Assess your surroundings
React to a confrontation
Conduct yourself in a crisis
Anticipate your attacker's next move
Breaking an attacker's grasp
How, when, and where to strike if assaulted
This course is designed to prepare you for an assault, but it also gives you the tools you need to avoid the fight altogether. So whether you want to learn how to fight, or more importantly, how to avoid fighting, we can help.
For more information about group classes or to set up a course for a private or corporate group, please contact us today.
Sorority Self-Defense Workshop
Women's Self-Defense!! A sorority from the local university realized the importance of being able to defend themselves and feel safe in today's world, and they called us to set up a Women's Self-Defense Workshop. Everyone learned a lot, was able to practice plenty, and left feeling empowered. What's better than that?! Sign up for our monthly Women's Self-Defense Classes today!
My grandson has been going to Assembly of Martial Arts in West Haven, CT for about 3 years now. He just entered his first karate tournament and came home with two trophies. His courage, stamina and self esteem can only be accredited to this wonderful karate school. Lance has special needs and all the Sabinums compensate for this and show him over and over with extreme patience. Thank you everyone at the AMAA karate studio. Your all fantastic!!
- theresa andriulli. 4/21/2018
My son has been going to the West Haven studio for about two years and it has been the best two years. My son is an only child and doesn’t have and older sibling to talk to, but know that we are part of the Karate family ( that is how they make you feel) he has so many wonderful Sabunim to talk to about anything. They always will lend an ear. My husband and I are thankful for that because kids need some one else that they can talk to and all of the Sabunim are GREAT role models for my son . They are all so wonderful to my son that I can’t say enough wonderful stuff about them. My husband and I are thankful that ALL of the Sabunim are a part of our life. They are all a Great role model for our son. To all the Sabunim James and I just want to say Thank you for everything
- Anne Steele. 4/21/2018
I was 500 pounds when I got serious and started my diet and exercise plan then expanded to the Inner Circle fitness classes Karate classes. I do have a disability with pins and plates in my wrist and foot but all the Sabinums compensate for this and show me other ways to do my moved.
My grandson who has special needs to an extent has learned discipline, respect and now hitting his teen years strength and development for his muscles
All the Sabinums are able to work with anyone 100 percent healthy to special needs.
Private lessons are also available. You can find us in almost every public school after hours teaching children besides kicks and punches, bully busting, stranger danger etc.
We also offer classes in Milford, Tri-beach, Orange, Ansonia just to name a few. Come look us over and sign up for a trial period and I'm sure you will come back.
- Theresa Andriulli. 2/11/2018
They have fun classes that teach the martial arts and self discipline
- Ben Green. 0/24/2018
They are some of the kindest people I have ever meet. Thank you for being so kind and teaching my son James. We love coming to Karate