Self Defense and Martial Arts Classes

Updated on Dec 12, 2014

Practical Self-Defense – Not just kicks and punches and belts, but real advise to make you defend yourself!

The ability to protect yourself in case of adversity is something that one must possess especially in a city fraught with worrying news such as Delhi. After the Nirbhaya case, we at Delhi Dance Academy decided to do something about empowering men and women with ideas and moves to protect themselves and others and to avoid scuffles if such a situation arises. The self defense cum martial arts classes at Delhi Dance Academy are not your typical Taekwondo/Karate/Kung-Fu classes – rather they’re a very cleverly designed set of classes where we teach you the actual art of self defense without going through different belt colours and without spending a lot of time repeating same punch or kick moves because the idea and objective is not to make you a black-belt, but to ACTUALLY train you on how to become stronger and to protect yourself if God-forbid, such a situation arises.


Fee: Rs 1000 per hour. For 10 or more classes, 20% off. Private session one on one with the instructor.

Regularly updated schedule for all Amar Colony, Delhi classes is available
at: Delhi Dance Classes Schedule and the schedule for all Gurgaon classes
is available at: Dance Class Schedule in Gurgaon.

Group classes available only at the Gurgaon centre. For groups of 6 or more people, group classes can be started at a time of your choice. The classes will be held 3 times a week and the fee will be Rs 2000 per person per month. For 6+ members joining together, we offer a 20% discount making the fee of each individual Rs 1600 per month.

Call 9910222770 (Arjun) or 9953835088 (Anant) for details.

Self Defense Classes at DDA vs Martial Arts like Karate, Taekwondo and Kung-Fu

Self defense is often confused with martial arts and often when you’re looking for self defense classes online, you’re taken to websites of institutes and academies that teach progression based martial arts like Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu or plain Martial Arts. These are great forms of art but with mastering them, comes the pre-requisite of having ample time (we mean years) to progress through white, yellow and then ultimately to black belt. The difference between these and self-defense at Delhi Dance Academy is that we take a complete short cut and get you directly to movements and tricks that will help you save yourself in case of a scuffle, burglary and unwanted advances (whether sexual or otherwise) by others.

At DDA’s self defense classes, you will learn:

How to build the stamina and flexibility that will save you in case of adversity and in 3 months time, you will see the difference in the power of your kicks and punches and in your stamina if you’re regular. Maneuvers to get out of holds and from tricky situations, quick-thinking tips of what to do in case of a tricky situation.

The Instructor

The Timeout Delhi acclaimed Arman Safa Khan from Afghanistan is the instructor. He is trained in Gymnastics, Fencing and Martial Arts.

6 Comments + Add Comment

  • Hi,

    I am 25 yrs old and I want to learn martial arts.
    I am working in Gurgaon (Monday to Friday), can you suggest me weekend classes and your learning centres for the same.


    • Dear Himanshu, we have self defense classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7-8pm and 8-9pm. Just Sat and Sun are not enough, that’s why a minimum of 3 days is recommended. Regards Arjun

  • This is precisely what i’ve been looking for kind of self defence which we saw in film ” Never Back Down”( m not sure if u saw it) u have it in lajpat nagar though.. and i happen to live in Mukharji Nagar, any centre of yours nearby me?

    • Hi Deepak! We about to start a mix class of self defense with Martial Arts but timings are not decided yet.Unfortunately we don’t have center close to you place.But we few classes on weekends as well,see if you can manage to join something else.


  • I am one of the students of the batch and have learnt a’lot about combat with just 12 classes in a month and refined myself as well. I think it’s one of the easiest trained classes for quick combat and people should look forward for it just like me :)

    • Hey Chetan, it is very kind of you to take out time and comment :) You’re a very punctual student and it’s your hardwork and dedication because of which you’ve learnt so much. Regards Arjun

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Can't decide between the gym and dancing to lose that extra weight or to stay fit in general? Here's a list of dance forms taught at Delhi Dance Academy with the average calories burnt in 1 hour:

Zumba: 500-1000
Aerobics: 500-800
Jazz Contemporary: 400-600
Bharatnatyam: 400-600
Hip-Hop: 350-550
Belly dance: 250-450
Bollywood: 300
Salsa: 200-300

These numbers vary with your body weight and the amount of effort you put in.

How can I lose weight?
You lose weight when you consume or burn more calories than you take. Burning 3500 calories means you lose 1 lbs or 450 grams (almost half a Kilo) of weight.

In other words, if you cut 500 calories from your diet each day or burn 500 calories working out or dancing, you would lose 0.45 kgs in a week. :)

At Delhi Dance Academy we can also talk to you about your daily diet and recommend changes to help you lose weight.

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