Vasquez Academy (Austin Black Belt Academy), 12110 Menchaca Rd Austin, TX 78748 USA
Questions? Call Us: 512-212-3111

Ignite Your Inner Fire:

Practical self defense for everyday life. Learn how to detect, prevent, and control dangerous scenarios.

Join our fun and unique program and learn important skills to prevent and fend off violence.

Why Street Self Defense is Right for You

Empower yourself with the right skills for self defense. While many people believe they can handle tough situations, statistics show that effective training is crucial towards influencing a successful outcome. Don't leave your safety to chance - invest in the training you need through Vasquez Academy's exclusive Street Self-Defense program.
As safe as our country may be, abductions and assaults are still unfortunately common. Specialized training has become the crucial factor between life and death. Available for both adults and children, empower your loved ones and yourself with the skills needed to stay safe.
If you've been attacked, or know someone who has, this can be a great course to learn how to take back the power to defend yourself and others. This program is included with a Vasquez Academy membership, or individually on a drop-in basis at $30 per class.

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What You'll Expect in Every Street Self Defense Class: A Dynamic & Transformative Experience

Step into the world of Street Self Defense and prepare for an incredible journey of growth and empowerment. In every Street Self Defense class, you can expect:


EveryStreet Self Defense class begins with a stretch session intended to get students warmed up for the techniques ahead. Warmup may include some mild exercises but all will be done with guidance and the individual needs of students in mind.

Technique Instruction

Each class features detailed instruction on techniques that can be utilized in real life self defense scenarios, complete with demonstration. Students have the opportunity to ask questions and receive feedback, ensuring they understand the technique thoroughly and can execute it correctly during live training.

Positional Sparring

Positional sparring is a crucial component of self defense classes, allowing students to practice techniques and apply them in real-world scenarios with actual opponents. This stage also provides a unique opportunity for more experienced students to teach and mentor their less experienced counterparts, fostering a supportive learning environment..

A Closer Look Into Our Classes

Incorporating Our Top 5 Fundamentals of Every Old Man Jiu-Jitsu Class:


Stretch & Warm Up

A proper warm-up is essential for preparing the body and mind for the challenges ahead. In every class, we begin with a series of stretches, and mobility drills. This warm-up not only helps prevent injuries but also sets the stage for effective learning and skill development.



The core of any Street Self Defense class revolves around teaching techniques that serve as a practical foundation in real life scenarios. By breaking down each technique into easy-to-understand steps, students can grasp the concepts more efficiently, while experienced practitioners can refine their skills and deepen their understanding.


Positional Sparring

Finally, we incorporate positional sparring as the definitive evaluation, giving students the opportunity to solidify learned techniques. This practical application enables them to implement learned skills in real-world scenarios, honing their timing, strategy, and adaptability. Additionally, sparring creates a platform for seasoned students to mentor their less-experienced peers, fostering a strong sense of community and collective advancement.

Every Street Self Defense class at our academy is engaging, educational, and enjoyable for practitioners of all levels.

Our approach to Street Self Defense strays from traditional martial arts teachings as it emphasizes practical real-life scenarios where students will have to think outside-the-box.

Frequently Asked Questions

See some of our most common questions and answers below.

We're More Than Just a Training Facility

At our academy, we believe Street Self Defense is an essential life skill that everyone should have to better defend their loved ones and themselves.

To do this, we foster camaraderie among students and instructors, promote open communication between all members, and encourage everyone to challenge themselves in order to reach their maximum potential. We also provide social activities such as barbecues and game nights that allow individuals from different backgrounds to come together as a community and share experiences outside the dojo walls.

By creating these opportunities for meaningful connections, we build an environment based on mutual respect and understanding that promotes personal growth through friendship and collaboration.