School of Self Defense Indianapolis

at 3535 Kessler Blvd E Dr, Indianapolis, 46220 United States

The School of Self Defense is a Jeet Kune Do conceptions based Martial Arts School in Indianapolis. The school has a heavy focus on Self Defense.

School of Self Defense Indianapolis
3535 Kessler Blvd E Dr
Indianapolis , IN 46220
United States
Contact Phone
P: (317) 373-8086


The School of Self Defense is a Jeet Kune Do conceptions based Martial Arts School in Indianapolis. Styles taught are: Wing Chun, Kali, and The Progressive Self defense method witch incorporates elements of Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kenpo, and Kick boxing to create a well rounded education.

Opening time

  • Fridays: 18:00- 21:00
  • Sundays: 19:00- 20:45

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Congratulations to Max Ally for passing his Brown Belt 2 Test!

Published on 2014-09-01 02:27:12 GMT

"No way as way": this simple yet brilliant phrase spoken by Bruce Lee quite possibly kicked off the revolution in the martial arts world known as Mixed Martial Arts. The School of Self Defense applies the same scientific method that has been used in sports martial arts for years to the world of self-defense. We don't focus on forcing you into a mold or preserving tradition. What we want is to develop you with the tools that best fit your body type and skill set.

Published on 2014-08-26 13:44:09 GMT

Ok guys today is the big day! Free Martial Arts class for all! 7:00pm Good Shepard Lutheran Church 3535 Kessler Blv. Indianapolis IN 46220 See you all there!

Published on 2014-06-29 19:04:03 GMT

The point if trapping, while fighting, is not to simply remove obstructions. It's used to open space in order to get to your opponents core

Published on 2015-02-18 17:17:20 GMT

In 2015 The School of Seld Defense would like to hear from you. What self-defense scenario or martial arts concept would you like to see covered in our on-line videos? Please leave suggestions below in the comments.

Published on 2015-02-12 18:58:54 GMT

Awesome job every one in the Free Class today! You all rock. Looking forward to working with you all again!

Published on 2015-01-26 03:00:37 GMT

The School of Self Defense finally has its own Twitter! Check out @Indymartialarts for up to date information about the school, our events, learning opportunities, and self-defense advice.

Published on 2015-01-13 16:30:00 GMT

Learning how to defend one's self is one of the most neglected parts of personal development here in America. We all learn to ride bikes, make food, do taxes, but never learn to be self efficient in a violent situation. So to start the year off right, The School of Self Defense would like to offer a free self defense class at the end of January. RSVP if you can go and share this post if you can't because you never know who might need these skills in their life.

Published on 2014-12-08 19:09:09 GMT

It's not about what works: In almost any practice whether it be sports, education, or engineering you will see a constant effort to better the practice. People in no way play baseball The way they did 50 years ago, Child education organizations no longer hit the kids as punishment, and car manufacturers have drastically changed safety features within their automobiles. The misconception is that all of these things have changed because the old way did not work at all. But people still achieved home runs in baseball 50 years ago, children grew up educated and discipline, and early seatbelts still saved lives. Like a true artist, the pioneers in these fields strove for something better. As a result baseball teams are assembled far more strategically, children are considerably ahead of last generation on an educational level, and vehicles have never been more safe than they are now Yet still the pioneers in these fields strive for something better. The old way worked, The current way works better, and what we will develop in the future will put the current way to shame. Here in lies the danger of teaching traditional martial arts as self defense. It is not that karate, tae kwon do, or even Brazilian jujitsu are not effective. These arts can work. However one must understand that if an art was developed for a samurai, it is only most effective for a samurai. If an art was developed as a sport, it is only most effective in a sports situation. Most importantly if Art was developed for a soldier who has gear, weapons,and other equipment, it is not most effective for a civilian in jeans and a T-shirt. However, knowing that an art was not developed for self-defense, Time and time again martial artist try to shoehorn their art into this category. A one on one fight that starts with two people looking at each other with their fists up is not self defense. People will brag about how old their art is, or the fact it was developed for the military. When in fact these bullet points have zero impact on the curriculums application to a woman who weighs 130 pounds. In fact a military art would not be recommended for someone who is not in military shape. Once again it is not that these arts don't work, they are simply not optimized for the situation. This is where the Progressive Self Defense Method comes into play. This is a martial arts curriculum built from the ground up for the modern self defense situation. The system is developed to prepare an out of shape, unready, and weak individual for any self-defense scenario they may encounter. The foundation of this system is simple : use only techniques that work best. I may teach a technique one way and then find a more efficient way to solve that situation. I will not hold on to the old technique for tradition sake. As a result I can ensure I am always teaching the most up-to-date and effective techniques available. Because it is not about what works. It's about what works best.

Published on 2014-11-06 19:35:39 GMT

Raising a warrior: when I was a kid my mother and father taught me about religion, my mother taught me to do everything with love, and my father wrestled with me almost every day. These are all great lessons that have had a profound impact on my life. Before I ever took martial arts I got into an elementary school fight. It was because my father wrestled with me every day that I was not hurt in the scuffle. My parents never taught me to hurt others or to be a violent individual, however because my dad wrestled with me every day I was able to handle myself at a very young age. I feel most boys either box or wrestle with their fathers. However we don't forward this early education to the girls of our world. I used to hang out with the gentleman names Thomas Marshal. He would play fight with his daughter. I'm confident to say, because he was willing to play this way, she will most likely never become a victim. I do not have kids of my own. However from observing various parenting styles throughout my years of teaching martial arts, I have noticed a distinct difference in confidence and ability between children who were played with in this way and children who were not. Play fighting is fun, educational, and can give your child the early tools to defend themselves against bullies.