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I am an athlete at heart and I found myself completely unhappy with my body and health about a year ago. After trying to work on my self esteem first, I decided in September it was time to get back into fitness like I had been my whole life. I came on thumbtack and scheduled meetings with five different trainers. I met with JJ first and cancelled the rest before I even had a workout with him. Honestly I hired him only based off of his personality and game plan for for getting me back into shape. He literally is one of the funniest people I have met. However he doesn't mess around when it's time to work. And each workout I find that he can push me to limits I didn't know I had. I have lost 24 pounds so far but have become so much stronger and healthier. We weight lift, do cardio, and he has taught me personal defense. I was skeptical paying money to get fit but I'm investing in my health and it truly makes me happy. (He is going to make fun of me for getting sappy on this but whatever he deserves it)
I had been exercising for about a year now by myself but decided to hire a trainer. I've been working out with Vinny for two months now and my body has changed more in the past two months than in the past year. Vinny has taught me from basics: how to breathe correctly during my exercises, proper posture, how to target and isolate certain muscles.. to kickboxing and self defense. Vinny is the type of trainer that will go the extra mile and help you achieve your goals. I def recommend him.
Margo is a great instructor. Highly recommend if you'd like to learn some new self defense skills.
Martin is a great self defense instructor. He really cares about what he teaches and knows what works on the streets. My experience working with him was great; he expanded on my martial arts knowledge and technique, and individualized my training. I highly recommend his service!
Lila was right on time (early, actually) and hit it off with my girls right away. She got down to business with them quickly and I could tell that although the girls were being challenged they were having fun. I look forward to seeing them progress in self defense technique over the next several weeks.
Dedicated and well studied at MMA and self defense
One of the best and most informative self defense courses I have ever taken. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to protect themselves as well as have a fun workout! :)
Brian was a patient and flexible instructor. As a beginner, it was refreshing to have an instructor that was willing to go slow and explain things more than once. My friend and I had a great time in his classes, and I left feeling like I had learned a ton of new skills (especially self defense!).
I take a self-defense/kickboxing class with Jorge twice a week. He's an amazing instructor, able to teach practical self-defense and kickboxing concepts while giving me a great workout! The power, speed, and technique of my kicks and punches have improved drastically since training with him. Jorge, thanks so much for your guidance and knowledge. Let's hit those mitts again soon! You rock!
When being taught self defense by him, he went through everything step-by-step and always was had me go through the movement one step at time until I go the hang of it.
Ken and Erin are awesome! They have really changed the way my self and my wife approach fitness ! There knowledge and experience is very apparent from the first work out! I really appreciate how they custom fit each individual to there full potential ! For me and my wife it is equally important to work with someone that is easy going and personable! I can truly say that this dynamic duo is just that to sum it up knowledgeable, personable ,and very professional! I personally would recommend EFV to anyone that is interested in learning the proper ways to work out and build confidence in themselves
I completed the course Escape to Gain Safety with Miguel and I feel so good about it! I feel stronger and more confident that I can protect myself. Self defense isn’t just good for ladies, I saw many men in the classes that were strong but needed to know the proper techniques. Thanks Miguel!!!
Very straight forward, real world applications, which is exactly what we need - just get right down to it. We have tried other self defense courses which spend a lot of time on learning discipline and self control (which is great if that's what someone is looking for) but this jumps right in and we're learning real world techniques in the first minute. Highly recommend and looking forward to the next session.
David & his wife arebboth very calming energies. David was able to answer the questions I asked. They blessed our apartment & things feel lighter now.
James was very professional. I really like his attention to detail and his passion for Jiu Jitsu.
I have known Marcus for over 20 years. He has trained my nephews in self defense and martial arts. Marcus's main attribute is the ability to support and encourage confidence in one's own ability. I would hire him again with total confidence.
Talented and knowledgeable personal trainer and tae kwon do teacher available for an array of services.
I teach self-defense. I work on firearms, weapons, and tactics. I'm Marine Corps trained. I've been in martial arts for about 30 yr. I've been rated number-one state champion in weapons for over 6 yr. I am 1990 international champion and rated top three in the nation. I teach krav mega, Kenpo and my other arts and weapons also.
I teach basic and advanced self-defense and intermediate close combat, focusing on easy-to-learn techniques.
I train people in self-defense and condition mind and body for those stressful situations. My training includes striking and grappling techniques.
S5CBA is the leading source of authentic Five Family Style Kung Fu (Ng Ga Kuen). We offer a full traditional curriculum of health and self-defense which includes: *Forms training *Applications *18 weapons *Iron skills *Qigong *Dit da *TCM We also offer short-term tactical training and armed self-defense through our newly developed Southern 5 Tactical Training Unit (S5TTU).