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MYFiTRx
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Abram S.
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Great trainer. He gets you where you need to be. Carlo will go out of his way to work with you on schedule changes and makes sure to do what he could to accommodate you. I would recommend him to anyone that wants to accomplish their goals in the gym.

  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ajit P.
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I've been training with Josh for over a year and a half now. I first decided to train in mixed martial arts just as a new workout routine, and because I enjoyed the sport as a fan. I was essentially starting from scratch, and because of that I felt that getting personal training would be more effective than taking large group classes so that I would get the fundamentals down from the start. Josh was very patient in teaching me all the basics. He's a great teacher, and is able to break down some very complex techniques into simple instructions that can be applied. He also understands and focuses on what his students goals are and gears the training accordingly, so that you're always learning something specifically catered to helping you achieve them. Ive come a long way since I first started working with Josh and because I have gotten results faster than I originally expected, I now have a different set of goals from when I began. I have no doubt his teaching can help me get there. Josh definitely puts you through a tough workout, but its a lot of fun and I really look forward to it each week. He has accomplished a lot in this sport, so he can fit whatever experience level you are at. I consider him not just a coach but a friend and fully endorse anyone looking for a trainer to check him out.

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Hugo S.
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Daniel is a quality individual in addition to being an accomplished Muay Thai fighter and excellent instructor. I've known Daniel for years now and he has greatly helped improve my technique.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Carolyn A.
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I attended Cynthia Jolicoeur’s “Intro to Personal Defense Readiness” course in the Boston area over Labor Day week-end last year (9/4/16). I had no specific expectations other than to learn some new ideas and techniques. (I am a 5th degree black belt in the Ed Parker American Kenpo style, so brought that experience and mindset into the training.) I was quite pleased to receive such a thorough presentation on how the Blauer PDR system differs from martial arts training, along with a wealth of other information that is not typically provided in self-defense training, in particular the psychological and emotional components that accompany the physical aspect. Cynthia was extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in this material and answered most participant questions without referring to notes. The physical component was ably demonstrated by Cynthia and her “bad guy,” Dave Rood. All the participants had multiple opportunities to practice on them and on each other. The outdoor scenarios were excellent and provided realistic “hands on” experience of what to do (or not do) in the event of an unexpected attack. Cynthia’s own black belt karate experience is invaluable for helping participants who come from a martial arts background remember how the PDR system is different. Not that the martial arts experience is wrong, but that there are cases when it’s ineffective and doesn’t really prepare the martial artist mentally to respond appropriately to a sudden, violent attack. I highly recommend Cynthia’s course.

Okinawa Karate Academy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Clark M.
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Mehran is a fantastic teacher and mentor. He can be a brutal taskmaster or a supportive guru, depending what's needed in the moment.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dan T.
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An incredible dojo for both youth and adults. Traditional karate taught by a very experienced and professional instructor.

J. Corpus Martial Arts
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eric H.
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This very well could be the best training you can receive in the area! I do not know of any better and my family and I have been involved in the bay area martial arts scene for more than 10 years now. The blend of knowledge and application is outstanding! You will quickly learn that Professor Corpus not only has the knowledge, but speaks from experience. He knows what is taught will work! Professor Corpus breaks the techniques down in to easy to understand movements and adapts quickly to each individual. You will not find a better instructor or martial arts experience.

Emeryville Martial Arts
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Pam H.
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I contacted Terri to teach a self-defense class to a group of 18-year-old young women, before they went off to college. Terri was quick to respond to my e-mails and easy to work with. She organized the class, complete with online sign-up and payment and we were all set. The girls loved the class and felt that Terri not only taught them physical ways to protect themselves, but she also gave them loads of advice about how to carry themselves, how to react in situations, what to be thinking about, etc. I would recommend Terri highly.

  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney M.
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I was a little hesitant to train with Geoff at first since he owns a martial arts gym & I wasn't that interested in the sport. I saw an image in my head & wondered what training with him would be like. In my head I saw a scene from the karate kid & didn't think he'd give me the kind of workout I was looking for. I am SO glad I decided to ignore my initial hesitation & try things out. The workouts we do change every time & I'm constantly challenged & out of breath. He incorporates a boot camp style approach with weights, lunges, running & several surprises that will keep you guessing walking into each session. Geoff will push you but be right there with you, encouraging you the entire way. I came home from the first workout so sore & spent & was instantly addicted. My sister listened to me detail the session & signed herself up to train with Geoff the next day. My body is already transforming & my endurance is increasing. I won't be giving up my training time slot with Geoff anytime soon.

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We are affiliated with the Renshinkan Shorinji Ryu Karate Do organization (headquarters in Kagoshima, Japan). The chief instructor, Takamori Kaida, has over 25 years of experience in Japanese Karate in the bay area. Out lessons include traditional training as well as self-defense. Japanese karate is not for everyone, but it provides a healthy, structured method in training the mind and body. For any further questions and info, please reach out to us! Thank you for reading!

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We are more family base school and we show that we care for our students and families

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Karate is for everyone! We are a family-oriented martial arts studio that has served the Oakley and Delta community for over 9 years. We offer classes for students as young as three years old, with group classes based on age and skill level. As we focus lessons on positive life skills as well as physical skills, our students are often recognized at school and home as leaders. Call for more information about how we might be able to serve you.

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I'm hoping to continue to learn and grow along with my students. I recognize that we're all students, some of us have just been training for a little longer. You can learn something from everyone, and I hope to learn from you while teaching you something new.

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  • 20 years in business
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Having lived in Japan for 8 years does not make me a better instructor, in and of itself. Nor does having been a tournament champion. 35+ years doing Karate and several years doing other martial arts helps my level of understanding. Having a deeper technical knowledge than almost anyone else outside of Japan helps as well. But what really sets me apart is the passion that I have, not only for Karate-do as a way of life, but for teaching it in a way that helps students progress as quickly as they are capable of.

  • 22 years in business
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Try Delta Martial Arts Concord if you're looking for self defense classes for kids and teens. They provide programs that include one of the best karate-do, escrima, wing tsun kung fu and jiu jitsu, among others.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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World-Wide Jiu-jitsu & Karate-Do with over three decades of teaching experience focuses-on and develops Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Self-Discipline. As a result, the training and attitude of the individual becomes stronger in mind, body, and spirit. This martial system is built to cultivate inner strength through practical and effective self-defense techniques.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I studied karate for 10 years in the Wado Kai tradition with Sensei David White, Sensei Leonard Baltz and Sensei Abe Watanabe. I specialize in teaching beginners, youth, women and others looking to find peace, strength, focus and clarity through developing a karate practice!

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I teach basic self-defense as well as basic fundamentals of karate and a bit of sparring techniques.

  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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This studio teaches self-defense for women of all ages. They instruct realistic street self-defense techniques so women can defend themselves using weapons and simple everyday items such as keys and pens.

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Are you in need of a professional kenpo karate teacher? Then hire Isaias Rodriguez. Hire this traditional karate enthusiast who can help you in your martial arts training needs.

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