** Testimonials are personal experiences. Results will vary based on participation and time in training.
Complete Women's Self Defense Training!

Free Women's Self Defense Seminars & Classes in Minnesota!

Free Women’s Self Defense Seminars!!

As a community service open to all women (13 years old and above), we hold free Level 1 Women’s Self Defense Seminars every month at the Warrior’s Cove! The main focus of Level 1 is to teach you, with only 90 minutes of training, what you need to know to survive an attack from someone bigger and stronger than you. Of course, you will get better with more training, so if you want, you are welcome to come back and repeat the training, for free, as often as you like!! Preregister today by filling out the GET YOUR FREE TRIAL form on the right side of this page!

Even though the training deals with real life scenarios, we keep the training fun and safe. You will meet new friends and get a good workout while learning valuable self defense skills!

Everyone trains at a level appropriate for their age and fitness level, and advances at their own pace. Our instructors will make your transition into the training easy and enjoyable!

You will learn all aspects of self defense including defense from standing strikes, standing grabs and fighting on the ground. Groundfighting is often the most neglected area of self defense training, unfortunately, it is also one of the most important. 

We maintain a friendly & safe training atmosphere, with clean & modern training facilities, in the Minneapolis & Saint Paul area. Our Minnesota training centers are located in Saint Louis Park (serving West Minneapolis area), Burnsville (South Minneapolis) and Little Canada (Saint Paul).
 

Women’s Self Defense Seminars Schedule.

  • September 10November 12th 2017: St. Louis Park Warrior’s Cove 1:30-3pm  - FULL!
  • October 8th 2017: Burnsville Warrior’s Cove 3:30-5pm - FULL!
  • November 12th 2017: St. Louis Park Warrior’s Cove 1:30-3pm - FULL!
  • December 10th 2017: Little Canada Warrior’s Cove 2:30-4pm
  • January 14th 2018: Burnsville Warrior’s Cove 3:30-5pm
  • February 11th 2018: St. Louis Park Warrior’s Cove 1:30-3pm 
  • March 11th 2018: Little Canada Warrior’s Cove 2:30-4pm 
  • April 8th 2018: Burnsville Warrior’s Cove 3:30-5pm
  • May 20th 2018: St. Louis Park Warrior’s Cove 1:30-3pm 
  • June 10th 2018: Little Canada Warrior’s Cove 2:30-4pm 
       

No Uniform Required.

For the Free Level 1 Training, no uniforms required, just wear any type of loose fitting clothing. Only those women who choose to progress past Level 1 train in uniforms that can withstand the training stress of more advanced grabbing, pulling, etc.

No Fees For Ongoing Level 1 Training!

You can really train as much as you want for Free! Space is limited. New participants who have not went through the Level 1 training get priority. Preregister today by filling out the GET YOUR FREE TRIAL form above on the right side of this page!
  • Level 1
    Ongoing Level 1 Monthly Seminar Training = FREE!
    You may attend every month for FREE!
    *13-17 year old participants need their parent’s signature to participate. Parents must come into the school and sign in person.

    Click Here For Slideshow Of A Recent Seminar!

  • Optional Level 2 – Weekly Self Defense Training
    Level 1 Training Plus Weekly Co-Ed Self Defense Training (MMA)
    Call (612) 808-8680 For Current Tuition.
    Attend as much or as little as you like! 

Additional Level 2 Classes!

Our OPTIONAL ongoing weekly classes will develop effective self defense skills beyond what can be achieved in our monthly self defense seminar! Many women start in the self defense class, and then later add other classes when they feel ready! 
 

Selecting The Best School For You!

If you are in the process of selecting a school, we encourage you to carefully compare, and find the best school for you. We suggest that you read the “Our Advantages” section of this website. These will show, in detail, the many important advantages that our school & programs provide to you.

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If you are interested in taking one or more classes at the Warrior’s Cove, you may visit to observe the classes. We have a seating area for visitors. You may also participate in one free class – in each program that we offer.  You will find our instructors and the other members to be friendly, informative, and supportive. Simply fill out the GET YOUR FREE TRIAL form above to get started today!

Please contact us if you have any questions. 

"Five Star" Reviews For The Women's Self Defense Class! *

 ”Even after only a few months, I feel like I could defend myself should I ever have to.”

“I have been wanting to learn mixed martial arts for several years now, but since I am a very shy person, I never had the courage to actually join because I was intimidated by joining a class with all men. But then I found the women’s MMA class here at the Warrior’s Cove. I absolutely love the class and all of the ladies in it, and since day one I have felt welcome. All of the ladies are extremely friendly and a pleasure to train with, and those who are more experienced are always so willing to give me tips and help me out when I’m learning new techniques. I can’t express how much I look forward to the class each week, and how happy I am to be there training. To be part of such a wonderful group of people is such a privilege. The class is a great way to stay in shape, but also to learn something new, as well as build self-confidence and courage. And everything we learn is very practical self-defense that all women, regardless of age or ability, can benefit from. Even after only a few months, I feel like I could defend myself should I ever have to. The women’s MMA class at the Warrior’s Cove is one of the most fun and rewarding experiences I have ever had.”
Jennifer Clausen – Women’s Self Defense Student. No Previous Training.

“A fantastic environment. The students all help each other & the instructors are top notch!”

“I first joined Warrior’s Cove for the kickboxing class. I wanted something that was physically challenging, would keep me motivated but didn’t require me to be an elite athlete. I ended up getting so much more. A few months after joining the kickboxing class, I joined the women’s MMA-BJJ class. I have gotten so much more out of the classes than I thought possible. It not only challenges me physically, but mentally as well. It’s a sport that requires discipline on many levels but isn’t out of reach for anyone either.
The Cove also offers a fantastic environment. The students all help each other learn and the instructors are top notch, they are wonderful! Mr. Arnebeck creates a safe and effective learning environment.  As a woman, this class has helped me feel empowered by the skills that have been taught. The instruction I have received at the Cove isn’t something I could get by just going to the gym. I have learned so much and am excited to learn so much more!
Kimberly Voigt – Women’s Self Defense Student. No Previous Training.

“Ideally suited to women, since it doesn’t require strength or agility to be effective.”

“All my life I had no interest in martial arts.  I always thought it was just fighting, but what I have found at the Warrior’s Cove is a system of self-defense ideally suited to women, since it doesn’t require strength or agility to be effective.  In addition to the many devastating techniques that would be appropriate against a stranger-attack, there are gentler ones that enable a woman being bullied by a family member or intimate partner to avoid injury without injuring her opponent.
Though I am not in a situation where I feel the need for self-defense skills, I have been training at the Cove for three years simply because I love the atmosphere.  Everyone is friendly and encouraging, I get a great workout, and no one makes me feel like a looser when I can’t keep up. Thanks.
Michelle Crow – Women’s Self Defense Student. No Previous Training.

“I learned simple & effective techniques from patient, caring, knowledgeable instructors.”

“I came to the Warrior’s Cove to learn some self defense moves so that should something ever happen to me I would be prepared.  I found that not only have I learned some simple and effective techniques from patient, caring, knowledgeable instructors, but I have also made some wonderful new friends.  I’ve been training at WC for a year and a half.  I train in both the women’s only and coed classes, and I must say, the women really know how to have fun while taking training seriously!  Thanks!
Sally Reigel – Women’s Self Defense Student. No Previous Training.
 

“I continue to be impressed every class by how wonderful the people are!”

“I am very happy with my membership and training.  I have been most impressed by the people there and how friendly, helpful and approachable everyone is.  And this goes from the top down and includes instructors as well as other class members.  Having no prior martial arts training, I was a little concerned when my boyfriend convinced me to join that there would be a lot of hard core, militant types in the class that would be intimidating to a small woman like me.  On the contrary, I’ve found everyone to be friendly and approachable and easy to work with.  I am sure that attitude is instilled from the top down (meaning you) because your class members want to emulate you.  So they take cues from you and when they see that you are respectful of everyone and friendly and approachable in your training style, they act the same way.  So please don’t change a thing about that…because I continue to be impressed every class by how wonderful the people are!
Robin Osborne – MMA & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Student. No Previous Martial Art Training.

“Excellent teachers.”

“Excellent teachers with a safe and supportive environment in which to learn.”
Mary Henry – MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Aikido Student. 4th Degree Black Belt in Shorin Ryu Karate.

“Benefits everyone regardless of weight, sex, degree of fitness, or previous experience.”

“Best workout! All the muscles are used at some point! Interesting, fun, and as challenging as chess! Benefits everyone regardless of weight, sex, degree of fitness, or previous experience.”
Susan Hira – MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Eskrima Student.

“Great instructors, great atmosphere and a great experience!”

“The Warrior’s Cove is not only a good place for training, it is also a great community to be part of. I felt accepted and welcome from the first class. Great instructors, great atmosphere and a great experience!”
Jane Shvelidze – MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & Kickboxing Student. No Previous Martial Art Training.

“This is exactly what every martial arts school should be providing it’s students.”

“These philosophies are GREAT!! This is exactly the kind of thing that every martial arts school should be providing it’s students. Sometimes we need reminders of why we’re there and that what we’re getting out of our training is not just physical in nature. It’s this kind of stuff that sets the Warrior’s Cove apart from any other martial arts school out there.”
Andrea Simonson – MMA & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Student. Former Hapkido Student.

“The Warrior’s Cove offers many disciplines and cross-training principles.”

“The Warrior’s Cove offers many disciplines and cross-training principles. No matter what form of martial art you have studied in the past, you will learn a great deal more by incorporating these cross-training techniques.”
Michelle Cruze – MMA & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Student. Former Chung Moo Do (Oom Yung Do) practitioner.
  



Testimonials are personal experiences. Results will vary based on participation and time in training.