Self defense and martial arts are two different things. In addition to ongoing classes a short course on the basics of self defense is absolutely vital for people of all walks of life. Learn more then contact us below or call 206-789-2411 anytime.

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Self Defense Classes

Specialty Self Defense Classes For Women and Groups

If you were a regular member from the very first day at MKG Martial Arts you would be improving your ability to defend yourself. 

However, some people and organizations have a pressing self-defense need and we offer workshops, seminars and classes in self defense. Our state of the art self defense techniques combine with awareness and avoidance drills to form the base of these classes.

Most workshops are focused on self defense for women but we happily conduct specialty courses that include men, for college or high school students and we are proudly supportive of our LGBTQIA friends and community.

Learn more or get details on the next scheduled workshop below.

MKG Offers On-Site Corporate Training

On-site and off-site specialty courses are offered to businesses, church groups, security professionals, probation officers, health care workers, apartment buildings and a wide variety of groups have brought us to their venue to teach self defense. Classes have been held for as short as 45 minutes and as long as 2 days.  

Our past clients include Microsoft, Facebook, Zillow, Nordstroms, and others.

Self Defense at Microsoft

Primary Focus of Self Defense Workshops

MKG Seattle’s Self Defense Program strives for participants to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to A) keep themselves out of harm’s way and B) defend themselves during a violent encounter.

The primary focus of the workshop is to develop a person’s ability to detect potential danger and avoid it. The secondary focus is embedding the physical skills needed to survive a physical attack.

The MKG method employs techniques that are easy to perform under stress, are not pain or repetition based and have a proven track record.


Specialty Women's Self Defense Classes and Workshops

Essentially we have 5 options for self defense training for individuals, businesses, corporations and community organizations:

  1. FREE 1 & 1/2 Hour Intro to Self Defense at MKG Seattle. (15 minimum)  We do these as community service when requested and when our instructors and/or facility is available. Just inquire!
  2. 1 & 1/2 Hour Intro to Self Defense at your location (paid by host typically at hourly rate including travel time and expenses)
  3. Full 6-10 Hour Basic Self Defense Course (paid by attendee typically at MKG)
  4. Custom Course addressing topics you’re interested in and that we’re qualified to teach.
  5. Regular classes if your interest in martial art is broader than self defense

KOMO-TV Self Defense Story Featuring MKG Seattle

This KOMO 4 news story features footage of our self defense course as well as an interview with one of our students who successfully defended herself against a carjacking/abduction attempt.

Be sure to request information and we'll let you know as our next workshops are scheduled.  We do not offer seminars on a fixed schedule so it is important to request a workshop or ask to be put on the mailing list.  This can be done by using the form below, calling 206-641-9854 or emailing us at

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