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Tempe Private Self Defense Classes

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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.

  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bob B.
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Master Nottingham is my Martial Arts teacher as well as my teacher for self defense and security training. I have worked as a security guard for around 2 years while running my own business during the day. In this time I handled security for many Raves. Young people out late on mind altering drugs can be a handful and the training I received from Master Notiingham was constantly being tested. Being taught early awareness of a situation was an enormous advantage in being able to squash a potentila threat. But when a situation had already gone bad the proper training and proper response I had learned saved me numerous times. What Master Nottingham teaches also that people in the business may not realize is how to avoid and handle the legal ramifications of a situaton. In todays society that is huge. There is much more to learning personal protection and security guard training/ Body gaurd training then jumping in head first without thinking. This is where USA Martial Arts and Nottingham Sword and Shield Security shines. Try rhe Viper course your life and how you look at a threat will be changed forever.

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.

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

Adrian J.
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The Budo Shingikan has been a great experience for me and my 6 year old son. I highly recommend anyone looking for a dojo to learn self defense and self discipline. A great family atmosphere and a great place to learn. Thanks to Dedeuc D'Antonoli, and Shannon for all they do.

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

Jay Pages Jiu-Jitsu & MMA
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Glenn P.
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    When I was looking for a martial arts school to get back in shape, I contacted all the jiu jitsu schools in the area. Jay Pages from PCA was prompt in returning my call and answered all my questions. I got the first few classes for free, just to make sure this is what I wanted to do. He worked with me both in class and through private lessons. 6 months later and 30# lost, I am in the body that I want to have.

    Black Scorpion Society
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 17 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Tom M.
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    After taking Grand Master David Schwartz's class for self defense ,i can highly recommend this corse , I have to admit I was a little sceptical of the promised results that David claimed , it has proveen to me to be as much and more then he said it would do for me.

    • 16 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Richard M.
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    It was a small group which helped significantly. The one on one attention was a value. My wife couldn't come that day so he invited her to come by and drop in to any of his future classes.

    Phoenix Longevity Arts
    1.0
    from 2 reviews
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      We offer training in the Asian systems of self defense and fitness such as Tai Chi, Kung Fu, Yoga, and Qi Gong. We offer group and private lessons which focus on each discipline. Our self defense training is effective on the street. We use the Chinese fighting systems such as Tiger, Mantis, Crane, Ba Gua, Xing Yi, and weapons to condition the mind, body, breath, and confidence. We have classes for adults and children. Try 1 week for free by mentioning thumbtack!

      9 Dragons Kung Fu

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

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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.

        AZ Defensive Arts

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          A.Z. Defensive Arts is one of the most comprehensive and innovative self-defense training providers in the Phoenix area. We specialize in women's self-defense, child safety and corporate safety programs. All of our programs utilize the most modern and realistic self-defense techniques that are designed for people of all ages and abilities. Don't settle for anything less than the best. Contact us, and see why we are one of the top-rated providers in Arizona and California.

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