Training in martial arts is a fun way to achieve better health and fitness

Taking martial arts classes is a super-fun way to work out and reach your health and fitness goals. We encourage anyone looking to tone up, improve strength and agility, and reach new heights of personal fitness to stop by Plus One Defense Systems. Take a tour and attend a free intro class! While a home workout program or going to the gym can certainly help, there is a tendency for such activities to become monotonous. At our martial arts academy in West Hartford, CT your training will always keep you interested and motivated, all while learning self defense skills and meeting great folks like yourself.

Enough hype, what are people saying?

Don’t take our word for it. Here are some recent reviews from students.

Maybelline Vargas

★★★★★ (5/5)
This is only my 3rd week of kick boxing, something I’ve never done before and I’m already so fond of this place. All the Instructors are there to help you perform to the best of your abilities…at your own pace. Everyone I have met, Including the students, have been very welcoming and that is pretty awesome. I have found my passion and it feels great! I already feel the difference in my energy and body over all! I plan to keep attending four times a week!

Kyle Avery

★★★★★ (5/5)
Plus One Defense made learning BJJ incredibly fun, effective, and rewarding. Every instructor is pleasant to be around and extremely knowledgeable. Very clean and family oriented environment. I plan to start my children here in the future. Easy 5 stars.

Angela Trovato

★★★★★ (5/5)
I came to Plus One with no previous experience in martial arts/self defense. The team here is incredibly helpful and kind. There are only positive vibes inside the gym and I would highly recommend this place to anyone interested in learning more.

Steve Joo, Local Guide

★★★★★ (5/5)
This is a great place to drop in and visit if you’re visiting from out of town. Darin and his staff were very welcoming. The facility is really clean and completely comprehensive. There’s a weight room, three different mat rooms, an octagon and boxing ring. So whatever form of martial arts, this is the place to train. There are two showers available at the facility, if you need to get clean right after you train. Your training partners here make great and friendly rolls, highly recommend this place!


Stop by today for a free intro class!

We have classes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Kung Fu, MMA, Karate, Capoeira, Kickboxing, Silat, Aikido, Krav Maga, and more.

We offer free introductory classes in all martial art styles that we teach. Why? Because we want you to have an opportunity to “try before you buy,” and also to be able to find the right fit in terms of style and class environment. Our instructors and staff are committed to your positive experience. We look forward to training with you!