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Bessemer Self Defense Instructors

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from 51 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 72 hires on Thumbtack
Desmond W.
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This by far has been my best experience with a personal training team. Chris and his team not only challenged and developed my physique but they completely altered my perspective on exercising. The most impressive thing about Chris is his dedication to Engine1Fitness. Every week, I would go into this gym, there was new equipment. He's packed out the gym so much that they are building a new facility. He invests all of his time, energy and resources into this business. He has a pride and passion for the business that spills onto his team and clients. I had the luxury of working with several different trainers for which I've written a synopsis below. Chris, the Owner, is incredibly knowledgeable about all thing fitness and nutrition, He is extremely well read and always educating himself on all things in his field. With all of his clients, he still made the time to check in on me if I missed a session, or if he heard I wasn't my "usual" self. His passion is truly inspiring. Christian aka Cardio Christian, will push your body to levels you've never dreamed of reaching. Christian puts Billy Blanks to shame with his hyper-intense cardio sessions. I often laid in a pool of sweat before I could even leave. It's intimidating, but you'll be proud (and surprised) that you made it through. Jason is absolutely great for targeted muscle building. I no longer can wear my pants because my thighs and hamstrings have grown so much. I used to be extremely intimidated by weight-lifting because I didn't do it in high-school. Jason made me comfortable with heavy lifting. He has a great sense of humor and engaging attitude. I only worked with Andrew a few times but he is great for toning - HIGH reps and moderate weight. I enjoyed working out with him. He would often do some of the ab workout with us to encourage us at the end of a workout. I travel across the country for work. Unfortunately, my extended assignment in Birmingham has come to an end so I have to move on. I now have a positive view of exercising and I have incorporated it into my daily routine- especially while I'm on the road and away from home each week.

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  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
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Jonathan S.
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Life-changing. Great people. Wonderful equipment. They push you and support you. They help you develop your best self

Combat Self-Defense Academy
from 2 reviews
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Amy B.
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My sons went to the class (17 and 21) and they both enjoyed it very much. They thought what they learned was very "cool" and felt confident that they could get out of a tight situation if it ever came to that. Thanks

from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael E.
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  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

Well my work stands out because of the way I teach, and the benefits of my school, see my students get 100% one on one instruction, they get 100% real life self defense training, they get 100% of a programed designed 100% for them. we call it our 400% guarantee.

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I provide an easy to learn and practical every day defense skills tailored to your personal situation. I have 25 years worth of martial arts knowledge.

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

Most of the martial arts training you will find here in america are based on the martial arts as a sport, what you will learn from me is not a sport on any level it is a tried and true martial art it teaches you how to protect yourself from the first class all the way to the last class, it teaches you how to live a safe secure and confident life, it teaches you how to become the best you, that you can be, what i teach is more than a martial skill set it is a way of life, let me help you never be afraid again, let help you to produce the best you can be.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack

This traditional Japanese karate school provides a wide variety of quality services. They offer self-defense and martial arts training, weapons lessons, and more.

  • New on Thumbtack

William Rios provides self defense classes for a variety of clientele. He is among the best self defense instructors who also offer seminars on safety and security for individuals and businesses.


Shain Clark is experienced in teaching self-defense and martial arts classes. This martial arts instructor also provides MMA and personal enhancement conditioning, among others.

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