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  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Eric J.
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As one friend put it to me awhile ago “pearls before swine”. This is how I would describe I Liq Chuan. This internal martial art is what I feel embodies the “secrets” of martial power and strength. It is unlike any other martial art I have experienced and I have experienced a lot ranging from combatives to aikido, to jujutsu to judo. This martial art helps one to focus on what’s going on inside you: proper mental state, structure, balance, relaxation and much, much more. The curriculum is simple, but has so much depth to it. It’s fantastic for health and self-defense. Sifu Ashe Higgs is a talented instructor and friend who I find to be very, very skilled, patient and generous with his knowledge. He is one of the best I Liq Chuan instructors in the system and is a personal disciple of Sam Chin, another fantastic teacher. If you want to experience a martial art that goes beyond kata and accumulating techniques, that expands your mind and martial abilities – this art is one to explore.

Fit Forever
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Tanya K.
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Brad is an amazing coach. Very supportive and encouraging. I always thought running wasn't for me and I could not do it. He showed me I was wrong. I have done 5K runs and look forward to many more. I have also taken his self defense class, which was awesome. I came away with knowledge and the feeling I could protect myself if I had to. I would take another class of his in a heartbeat. Going to miss having him close, but I know if i have questions or successes he will be there to help and chear me on. Thank you Brad. Tanya

Guy M.
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I spent six years training in two different martial arts/self-defense systems. Both systems were oriented around fighting and I spent years banging the pads, sparring in unrealistic rules based sessions and training for limited corner case scenarios. Being in my mid 40's and wanting more in the way of self-defense and less force on force combat, I began to search for something new, something that was 100% self-defense oriented and extremely effective. Well that search is over, I began training at Budo Shingikan in the art of Bushin Ryu Aikai Bujutsu in May of 2013 and have not looked back. You train in a manner that teaches you to blend with your attacker while putting them in a position of disadvantage so you can perform techniques designed to stop the attack. As you progress, you learn that all techniques provide what I would call "levels of pain inducing options" based on the resistance and determination of an attacker. This is the real deal for true self-defense, no MMA here, no ego fights, just traditional Japanese training. You will find an atmosphere of mutual respect where students of all levels help each other with technique and rank advancement criteria. Sensei D’Antonoli is an incredible leader and teacher, you will be hard pressed to find another individual who's as dedicated to not only the martial aspects of training, but the philosophical and intellectual aspects that prepare your mind as much as your body.

United Kung Fu
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Nikki P.
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It was a great introduction to self defense but ended up being something I couldn't afford.

Fitness Dungeon Athletics
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Stephanie C.
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I joined Xavier’s Saturday Morning Get Your Body Moving Boot Camp in October 2014, thanks to an invite from a friend. I was looking for something that would actually motivate & push me harder then I push myself. It was such a great deal, I couldn’t pass it up and I am so glad I joined. Xavier not only pushes you physically, he offers motivational support. When my son was struggling with school, Xavier was able to help him work through his stress by encouraging him physically and emotionally. He pushed my son to his potential but also sat down with him to get to know him as an individual. I appreciate the fact that Xavier goes the extra mile to show he cares about each person, by recognizing & understanding their own personal struggles. Not only does he offer boot camp and personal training, he provides many other options to help support you in your goal of getting and staying healthy, such as life coaching, healthy eating options & habits, stretching, meditation, group training, self defense...whatever you might be looking for, he has the tools to help. He makes his workouts fun and tailored just right. If you are looking for a fun, supportive environment to workout in, Xavier is who I recommend!

Dragon Warrior Kenpo Karate
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea M.
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Lindsay is a wonderful teacher and very good with the kids. I noticed her being very firm, but gentle at the same time. I appreciate that she reminds the kids the importance of learning to defend self and to take it seriously , as kids can often forget. Lindsay is very likable as a person and my sister enjoys the class. Absolutely recommend to anyone and everyone especially for your kids

Joshua R.
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O.j Guerra is an outstanding instructor! Good christian man with a no nonsense approach to his self defense techniques. 90% of the stuff you see other people teaching wouldn't work in a pinch but I guarantee his would!

Take Control Self Defense
5.0
from 1 review
  • 30 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa F.
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This course is extremely informative and useful. Although I am female, and this course is most helpful to females, it is also full of tips, tricks and strategies men can use as well. The physical portion is easily adapted to the learners abilities, existing skill and knowledge level and does not require strength or previous martial arts experience. The moves are easy for anyone to learn and to utilize regardless of size or strength or skill level. Sensei is very good at teaching this information and very good at identifying strengths and weaknesses and helping the student overcome the weaknesses to better deliver the self defense moves. I have had previous martial arts instruction and feel that this instructor is very suited to that role and also very knowledgeable about the subject matter. I highly recommend this course and this instructor

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We provide professional group and private instruction to men, women, and children of all ages. We teach Tong Ren Kempo which is a combination of striking, block and, grappling.

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I do training for self defense, including basics, kickboxing, ju jitsu, and army combatives. I train all ages and all body types personnel. I can do one-on-one training or in pairs. Males and females are welcome. You may contact Nate for quotes. Thanks.

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We offer professional group and private martial arts and self-defense instruction. We provide martial arts equipment, uniforms, weapons, gear, MMA gloves, and public speaking, presentations, and demonstrations. USA Martial Arts in Arizona is one of the country's most innovative martial arts schools. We teach a brand of self-defense that transcends our physical "art" and includes the self-defense skills of kindness, community, and compassion. We cater to ages 4 and up.

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Not only providing security and bodyguard services, also the training for your own security team

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I have over the years been tested on my self defense skills due to the nature of my job. I have modified and changed the structure on how to train for real world attacks and have adapted the techniques to work outside the training hall.

  • 13 years in business
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The more resources you can recognize and incorporate into your arsenal will give you a much better chance of surviving an encounter. We are dedicated to providing self-defense training and solutions. We also provide tactical training, product evaluation, and course development.

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We teach martial arts, tai chi, weapons, physical fitness, self-defense programs, cardio training and Chinese medicine.

  • 24 years in business
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It's more than just kicking and punching. It's about fitness and personal protection combined together using a cross training approach from different systems of combative arts, along with cardio, resistance, stretching applications and anaerobic training you get from MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) concepts.

  • 16 years in business
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Commando Krav Maga and Dynamic Combat instructor. Personal and small group instruction in fast to learn self-defense tactics that work in real world situations. This is Not martial arts training. This is self defense techniques and training to prepare one to face serious, physical attacks or potential attacks. You do not need years of training or be Bruce Lee to be able to protect yourself or your loved ones. Krav Maga was developed to impart self defense techniques in a fast and efficient manner. I have trained under some of the best instructors and fighters in the world and bring that experience to my teaching. I attended graduate school at Harvard and have learn how to best impart my training to students. Learn how to operate under stress and protect yourself!

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At Phoenix Longevity Arts, our goal is to improve your fitness, health, confidence, vitality, and energy through the ancient systems of Chinese martial arts and self-defense. At PLA, we train kung fu, yoga, tai chi, qi gong, and other martial arts. You may choose any class to attend! Our kung fu and tai chi classes are held at our full-time school on the South Phoenix and North Tempe border by ASU! The Chinese fighting arts also incorporate a complete system of wrestling and grappling that we teach in our kung fu classes. Along with practical self-defense, we practice ancient healing arts of qi gong and internal kung fu, which include tai chi. You will also learn meditation, pressure points, Ba gua, Xingyi, animal styles of kung fu, the 5-animal play, and the Chinese classical weapons.

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I offer wing chun self defense one of the most self defense. Wing chun is both offensive and defensive. Very practical and easy to learn

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Saito offers Ninjitsu, Chi Kung (intuitive healing) and Hawaiian Ho'oponopono -- intuitive healing. We teach 40 Japanese martial arts, as follows: * Ninjitsu * Jujitsu * Aikido * Ninja Skills * Karate * Shikeido * Mu Shin * Samurai Swordsmanship * Tengu Double Sword Fighting * Shorijin Self-Defense * Pasai Self-Defense * Ground Fighting * All Japanese Weapons and Much More All teachings are for real-life situations against single and multiple attackers. We have 44 years of experience in martial arts and self-defense. You can call and ask for Master Maui Saito.

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