Your iPhone can turn into the lifesaver gadget if you've got the right tools set up. You can't carry weapons all the time but you do carry your smartphone. With tons of iPhone self-defense apps available, you can learn the much-needed technique to protect yourself.

You can also use your iPhone to instantly alert others for help. So, if you want to fight off street goons to defend yourself or send Emergency SOS for help, we have you covered. Let's dive across to explore the top-notch defense apps!

Best Self-defense iPhone Apps

Best Self-Defense Apps for iPhone

#1. Hapkido Essentials and Self-defense Skills

Hapkido Essentials iPhone App Icon“Hapkido Essentials” comes with the complete Hapkido curriculum which is specifically designed to teach you self-defense. Guided by the well-known grandmaster, Chang Soo Lee and Grandmaster Myung Yong Kim, you will have the best tips and instructions to sharpen your skill.

It features 75 Hapkido techniques (from beginner to advanced) with simple instructions. In the first part of the course, it covers standing defenses such as locking, takedown, double etc. Hapkido throwing ground and weapon defenses will play a big a role in bolstering your skill. You will have to upgrade the app to access all the features and watch the videos.

Price: Free
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#2. Self-Defense Pro

Self-Defense Pro iPhone App IconWith Self-Defense Pro, you will be able to not just improve your self-defense skill but also strengthen your body. Make the best use of the tips to deliver best punches, throws, submission holds,

There are more than 200 high-quality videos with self-defense techniques to help you improve your skill easily. Self-defense techniques have been demonstrated keeping in mind the situation you may have to face with or without a weapon. If you wish to improve your overall performance in enhancing your self-protection skill, you need to give this an app hard look.

Price: Free
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#3. How to Learn Self-Defense

How to Learn Self-DefenseYou need pivotal tips and inspiration to master the skill of self-protection. This self-defense iPhone app provides you helpful advice from experts and also motivates you to get over the hurdles.

The intuitive information about each technique and how to perfect it offers you decisive knowledge. The daily tips from experts keep charged up for your goal. The tutorial videos work as superbly in showing what exactly you have got to do accomplish your target. Daily inspirational quotes work as a huge tonic.

Price: $2.99
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#4. SELF DEFENSE Training

SELF DEFENSE Training iPhone App IconThis one is prepared to successfully defend yourself from top ten unarmed and weapon attacks such as, the shove, hard push, Hockey punch which you may have to battle against. Find out the techniques that will help you protect yourself from the brutal attacks.

The military grade jiu jitsu system offers you the needed training to encounter the real life situations. Unlike MMA, UFC or mixed martial arts, these training focus more on practical aspects keeping in mind the situations you may have to face on streets. The street version of Brazilian jiu jitsu is just what you may want to fight out the challenge of goons.

Price: Free
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#5. Krav Maga Self Defence

Krav Maga Self Defence iPhone App Icon“Krav Maga” is a popular self-defense app with the all the tips and guidance to learn self-protection. It features a number of highly useful videos with easy step-by-step instructions. So watch all those important videos and practice the techniques to give a befitting response to the goons who might come on your way to confront with you.

The detailed explanations about each defense technique are very crucial especially when you are at the beginning stage. And, this app has ensured you are able to learn the course with the easiest possible manner. To unlock all the important techniques like hand-to-hand fighting lessons, you will have to upgrade the app.

Price: Free
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#6. fightTIPS Self Defense Guides

fightTIPS Self Defense Guides iPhone App Icon“fightTIPS” is a very functional self-defense app that can enormously help you in improving your skill. It offers you the guide to fighting off goon, attackers or bullies. It features a number of martial art techniques with step-by-step instructions.

What I like about it is the easy instruction about how to easily execute any technique. Whether you are a beginner or a trainer, you will find this app very useful.

Price: Free
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#7. Learning Self Defense

Learning Self Defense iPhone App IconAre you in quest of top tips and complete tutorial to learn how to defend yourself? It can be an ideal app to empower yourself. The important visual guide teaches you the techniques to encounter particular attacks.

Vital tips from experts provide you the important insight about how you can master the specific technique. The videos demonstrate each and every aspect vividly. You can easily learn all the steps required to perfect any technique by following the guide.

Price: $2.99
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Emergency SOS iPhone Apps

Let's check out some of the finest apps that can let you alert others using your iPhone.

#1. SafeTrek – Hold Until Safe

SafeTrek iPhone App IconSafeTrek is a simple and ingenious way of alerting the cops when you feel unsafe. You hold the safe button till you feel safe. If you release the button in the event of a danger, the app will send out an SOS along with location information (continuously monitored via your iPhone) in ten seconds. You can disable the alert if you want to – within ten seconds – by entering a PIN. The app is one of the most minimal safety apps. Read full review of SafeTrek

Price: Free
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#2. My Panic alarm

My Panic alarm iPhone App IconOpen the app, tap the alarm button and the iPhone will sound the alarm klaxons so anyone in the near will know immediately. Besides the sound, the alarm also flashes colors on the iPhone screen to grab the attention of others.

It's an app you should use when you are being attacked in a relatively people-filled place. Even people with the heart attack or other diseases can use this app to easily alert others for help.

Price: $0.99
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#3. SEND HELP – Emergency SOS Panic Button

SEND HELP iPhone App IconSend Help app works pretty much the same way as the previous app. One large button lets you send emergency SMS and emails to the preset people.

It also allows you to publish your location detail as your Facebook and Twitter statuses so your friends are alerted at once. As it has separate contacts for emails and SMS, you will be able to easily select the receiver of the message. Depending on your need, you can configure contacts and social networking from its settings.

Price: Free
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Wrapping Up

Assuming you have picked up one of these apps to empower your self-defense. Is any of your favorite app missing from this special list? Do let us know that in the comments and stay tuned with us more such exclusive lists.

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