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Your iPhone can turn into the life saver 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!

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Best Self-defense iPhone Apps

Best Self-Defense Apps for iPhone

#1. Marine Martial Arts

Marine Martial Arts iPhone and iPad App IconIt's the U.S. marine corp training manual which can be enormously useful for individual Marines, unit leaders, and close combat instructors. Close combat is the fight between two or more people that includes armed and unarmed as well as lethal and non-lethal fighting techniques.

You can learn all the fundamentals of close combat. Find out what's the right way to fight with lethal and non-lethal weapons. It also has an important chapter on ground fighting. What's more, this self-defense app has 15 fitness related calculators.

Price: $1.99
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#2. Wing Chun

Wing Chun iPhone App IconMaster all the effective and smart techniques of self-defense with Wing Chun! With the step-by-step video instruction, the app teaches you how to perfect movement and technique. The detailed explanations ensure you are able to easily understand all the nuances.

You can learn the right way to use each technique in a real fight. Through in-app purchase, you can unlock several important features to make the app more powerful.

Price: Free
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#3. Boxing Training

Boxing Training iPhone and iPad App IconTrain under the guidance of former IBO super featherweight Jeff Mayweather! With this app, you can get to know all the essential techniques to be a smart fighter. It consists of four sections including a short section on conditioning.

Get to know the offensive and defensive fundamentals of boxing. The topics which have been covered in this app are stance, three different types of jobs, the right hand, the right and left hooks, the uppercut, combinations, parrying, catching with the elbows, evasion techniques, and shadow boxing. Find out how to work on the heavy bag, double-end bag and speed bag.

Though this app is primarily designed for the folks who are aspiring to be a top boxer, it can also be immensely helpful for the ones who are willing to learn some smart techniques of self-defense.

Price: Free
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#4. 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, take down, 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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#5. 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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#6. 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.

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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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#7. 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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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 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. SOS Siren Emergency Alarm

SOS Siren Emergency Alarm iPhone and iPad App IconSOS Siren Emergency Alarm ensures you are able to easily get heard, make a call and be noticed during an emergency. The realistic siren sounds and scary screams help you get listened to a bit easier.

It also consists of dogs barking sound. There are four response options. You can send out a pre-saved text message to some of your close contacts.

Price: Free
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#4. SOS!

SOS iPhone and iPad App IconThis personal safety app comes with a motion detector. With just a tap, you can call for help in the emergency. Sound a loud alarm to get heard easily.

You will pre-configure your close contacts to call them instantly. Just tap a button to let your friends know your location and confirm that you are safe. It also allows you to send out the distress signal to let you friends know the emergency level.

Price: $0.99
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What about the inbuilt “Emergency SOS” on iPhone?

The latest iOS ecosystem has got an inbuilt Emergency SOS to let you quickly alert your friends for help. Follow through this complete guide to enable and use Emergency SOS on iPhone.

Your Favorite Self-Defense App?

So, these are my most trusted self-defense apps for iOS! I hope you have liked them as well. Is any of your favorite app missing from this special list? Do let us know that in the comments below.

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