Women's Only Self Defense


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Mushin Self Defense

420 North Redwood Road STE G, North Salt Lake

5.0 73 reviews

Mushin is a great community with instructors who really know what they are doing. I would recommend them over and over with no hesitation.

Jessica Ericksen


Whether you’re a beginner looking to learn self-defense or an experienced Martial Artist, we have a program for you.

Our goal is to provide an environment where women feel safe and confident to learn and express themselves, to guide them on their journey of mental and physical development, and to help them gain a sense of confidence and self-worth while removing the victim mentality.


Women’s Only Self Defense Mon & Wed
9:00 pm to 9:45 pm

Professional, Practical, and Fun

Come join us in a safe, judgment free environment where everyone helps each other and shares in the smiles and laughs. We take our self defense seriously, but we never forget to have our fun the whole time we are learning it.

You will be taught how to defend yourself while standing. You will learn how to punch, kick and even use takedowns. You will learn how to escape grabs and holds and also how to defend yourself on the ground. You will learn how to use chokes, arm locks and leg locks, and also how to get back to your feet. All this while having the time of your life with some of the funnest ladies you’ve ever met.

Whether you’re coming from Kaysville, Farmington, Fruit Heights, Centerville, Bountiful, Woods Cross, North Salt Lake or Salt Lake City, we are only a few minutes away.

Our unique time slot for our evening and afternoon classes make it easy for you to balance, work, family and your martial arts work out routine.

BJJ black belts


Our instructors are trained to go at your pace and to make sure you are comfortable with each technique or drill before you begin. You will learn the basic fighting stance and footwork. You will learn how defend against strikes. And you will also become familiar with basic positions both standing and on the ground.

You will learn the concept of distancing and you will learn how to close the distance as well as what to do when someone closes the distance on you.

Level 1

Once you have your fundamentals down, you will begin to increase your physical strength. You will also begin to learn how to apply Martial Arts concepts to daily life and struggles that aren’t necessarily directly related to a physical altercation. Winning the day for us is just as important if not more relevant than winning a “Fight”.

You will expand your familiarity with basic escapes and positions and add to your submission arsenal.

Level 2

Here you will continue to improve your physical strength and begin to broaden your understanding and abilities as a striker. You will be versed in the use of boxing principles such as the bob and weave. You will learn how to put together longer combinations. You will also begin to learn how to apply the techniques you learned previously against resisting opponents.

Level 3 and Beyond

As with all our programs, the end goal is for you to learn about your true self, to accept that person for who they are and finally to express that self honestly and openly through the Martial Arts.

As Marianne Williamson, so eloquently said, “And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, Our presence automatically liberates others.”

We look forward to seeing you in class.



Q: What level of experience do I need to start self defense training?

A: You don’t need any background or experience at all.

Joining a martial artsi school may seem intimidating, but from your first class you will realize how friendly, patient, & helpful the teachers and your fellow students are.

Q: Do I need to improve my physical fitness before joining?

A: Self defense training is one of the most fun ways to develop fitness.

Start now and in a few months, you will notice an improvement in your physical fitness just like many of our students have experienced.

Q: What gear do I need to start training?

A: For your first lesson, just show up with comfortable athletic clothing. 

We will go over any questions you have when we schedule your free intro lesson.

Q: What qualifications do the instructors have?

A: Both coaches Brian & Brandon have many years of experience coaching, cornering, & competing in MMA.

We are the only school in the area to offer two Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt Instructors, two State Representatives in Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling, and two Certified Instructors in the Thai Boxing Association of the USA (Muay Thai).

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  • Avatar Katelyn Kilian ★★★★★ 4 years ago
    Love going here! Been going for almost 2 months, and I have learned a lot. Yamasaki, and Kiser are both great at teaching. It’s a very professional setting, but we still have loads of fun and a great time. I would definitely suggest coming … More in and just trying a class out!
  • Avatar Andrew Aboussleman ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Life-long story short: I have lived and trained around the world, in traditional and modern martial arts, with countless instructors and schools… Like many great coaches, Brandon and Brian share a wealth of technical knowledge and experience … More between them. What sets Mushin apart from many gyms is the welcoming and peaceful environment they have built, so students can focus on learning. After relocating to Salt Lake City, it didn’t take long to see that Mushin is a great place with a great culture around it. I hope to stick around for a long while and see you on the mats!
  • Avatar Hannah Vogel ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Love love LOVE this gym! I started taking the women's self defense class and it has been amazing! Dane the instructor is so great at making everything clear and he takes the time to make sure you understand. Love this gym and I will … More defiantly keep coming back!
  • Avatar Jessica Ericksen ★★★★★ 5 years ago
    Mushing is a great community with instructors who really know what they are doing. I would recommend them over and over with no hesitation. When I was going through a rough time; the community, instructors, the exercise, basically all of … More it!!! Really helped me through it. I really can’t say enough good things about Brian and Brandon and their gym.
  • Avatar Marie McGregor ★★★★★ 7 years ago
    This place is the best, they have serious fighters and novices like me, so if you're serious about mma or just want to learn self-defense and get a work out this is the pace for you. Everyone is alway kind, welcoming, encouraging and … More willing to help each other learn.
  • Avatar Wendy Bringhurst ★★★★★ 9 years ago
    My husband Jason and I have a combined 15+ years with Brandon Kiser and Brian Yamasaki. Their level of education and respect for MMA will make anyone feel comfortable training. Mushin MMA and everyone who trains there has become a part … More of our family. The support and respect, the fantastic energy as well as the education you get when you train at Mushin is all thanks to the wonderful teachers and the efforts they put into giving you a great experience no matter your level of education.

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Mushin Self Defense
420 North Redwood Road
North Salt Lake, UT 84054


Mushin Self Defense