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Sparta Academy
from 73 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian P.
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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)

  • 35 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie A.
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Always very punctual as well as helpful. He has taught me a lot about self defense and how to protect myself in a dangerous situation. I would definitely recommend Vinny to anyone interested.

Top Pro
from 26 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan B.
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Margo is a great instructor. Highly recommend if you'd like to learn some new self defense skills.

Kickboxing and Self Defense
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Rafael P.
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I've been training with Martin for about two months now. I have about a year background in martial arts. I really enjoy all of the different mixed martial arts he's been teaching me. Not only are they fun, but everything he teaches I believe is highly effective during a confrintation on the streets. The combination of kickboxing, Lima lama, and Kung fu, and other martial arts equips one for the many different scenarios that may take place during a street fight. He breaks everything down in complete detail, step by step. I highly recommend Martin if you are interested in self defense.

Aim High Fitness
from 16 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Lucy R.
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Very comfortable group of people allowed me to push my self to the max for the best results! 👍💪

Fit by Rose
from 14 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa E.
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i have been working with Rose for close to year. when i submitted my quote request, she was the only individual of the 5 responders that actually took the time to read the request and respond specifically. all of the others submitted automatic responses. i have fibromyalgia and, 3 months after i began working with Rose, was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. the fibro is a nightmare & the bc surgery & treatment has made it 10 times worse. if not for Rose's work, i truly believe i would have lost my livelihood and gone underwater in my life. she has not only strengthened my body, but is well-versed in nutrition and has guided me towards major changes in my diet that enable me to cope with my illnesses. friends, she saved my life. if you're seeking a non-self-absorbed personal trainer who knows her stuff and is deeply serious about health, she's the one for you.

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Self Defense & Fitness
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bitzy H.
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I am so grateful to train with Johnny. I train in order to build up my sense of self and be grounded. I've also improved in my self defense skills while training with Johnny. Johnny is really respectful, and cares, and tailors the training sessions to my needs. I highly recommend Johnny.

Reality Combat System
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey M.
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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! :)

OC Practical Self Defense
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Austin P.
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Brian is very knowledgeable in the art of Self Defense. It's apparent from lesson #1 that he has a true passion and intellect for self defense and the teaching of! 5 Stars.

Jorge Merlos
from 8 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Roberto M.
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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!

Personal Defense Associates
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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We had a great experience with Personal Defense Associates. Robert was timely, professional, friendly, and overall did a fantastic job! We will definitely be calling Personal Defense Associates for any of our other needs. Thank you again! ​

Absolute Self Defense
from 5 reviews
  • 50 years in business
Michael M.
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Master Robert Bombalier of Absolute Self Defense is a representation of unbridled professionalism in every sense of the word. While other schools of martial arts may focus on basics, sparring, or endurance testing, Master Bob's versatile knowledge of varying styles combines to create a more extensive and practical understanding of modern self-defense, as well as a better method of learning and practicing the martial arts. With an extensive knowledge of kinesiology, Master Bombalier has the unparalleled ability to fine tune your self defense training to a personal level. Robert Bombalier's teaching style instills lessons of respect, discipline, and beneficial personal development through all aspects of life. For me, starting off with martial arts as a young child, and continuing to study the ways of self defense into young adulthood, I can certainly say that Master Bombalier's influence and guidance in my training remains impeccably beneficial. For example, an extensive amount of my training went into dealing with anxiety, controlling fear, and handling my day to day struggles with asthma, of which all I have been given the chance to manage thanks to his service. In my time with Master Bob, I have watched as people from all walks of life come together to learn how to strengthen themselves in the realms of self defense, prepare themselves in case of emergency, and most importantly better themselves in the process under the guidance and instruction of this professional martial artist. Martial arts requires key, inherent characteristics of those in participation including effort, etiquette, character, sincerity, and self-control, and no-one I have ever studied under embodies these beneficial qualities more than Master Robert Bombalier of Absolute Self Defense.

  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paco R.
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Working out with Adam help me get my self confidence back he's personalized service is above the competition if you looking to fight or just get in shape he's the man to train with

Miguel Angel
from 4 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Zhanna M.
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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!!!

  • 11 years in business
Jason F.
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James was very professional. I really like his attention to detail and his passion for Jiu Jitsu.

Pa Kua Healing Arts
from 1 review
    Marina R.
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    Bella is an excellent teacher. She trains instructors and beginners with enthusiasm and love. Very knowledgeable in Reflexology, Tai Chi, Yoga, Self Defense and Archery. Bella is at the heart of her Studio, attracting everyone with her gentle technique like a magnet.

    • 10 years in business
    Pedro M.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 8 years in business

    Body Elite Fitness strives to revolutionize fitness through the dynamic exercises and the extensively detailed nutrition. We aim to provide all our clients with the most knowledgeable personal trainers in the area who suit not only the goals of clients but also the bonding relationship that a client builds with the trainer. With dedication, aspiration, and motivation, anything is possible. We will give you the keys to success to achieve the physique you want. Please see the following for information about the founder: * Name: Albert Oganesian * National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) * Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) * 2010 NPC Pacific USA Body Building Championship (Teen Men), first place * GNC 2009 NPC Pacific USA Body Building Championship (Teen Men), first place * Mr. and Mrs. Muscle Beach 2009 (Teen Men), second place * Muscle Beach Championship 2009 (Teen Men), second place * GNC NPC National California 2010 (Teen Men), fifth place * Sponsored by Muscle Tech Athlete Albert Oganesian a two-time Teen USA Natural national champion who has been in the fitness industry for over five years. He's been in the limelight for quite a while now, coming into the bodybuilding scene and taking it by storm. Albert, being a multitalented athlete, is an expert in Muay Thai and kickboxing. He has been practicing the art of martial arts for 10 years. Coming into the football scene at the age of 15, he played for John Burroughs High for four years as a left guard and a defensive end. Being elusive, cunning, and quick, he got on the field and did his job beyond exception. At the age of 16, Albert started bodybuilding, never thinking he would be anything in the sport. Weighing 145 lbs., he went up to 216 lbs. His first show was the Muscle Beach Venice show. Never thinking how great he would do, he came in as the underdog with no expectations. He went on the stage, blowing the crowds' minds at the age of 16. Even though he took second, he became hungry and got the drive and perseverance to come to his next show and take the win. He never faltered and never quivered. He came to the Teen USA Natural Nationals, hungry for that first-place trophy. Nevertheless, he got what he was hoping and working so dearly for. Taking the first-place win was one of his biggest accomplishments. He went on to win the show again in August of 2010, being the last show he has competed in since. Now, Albert has specialized in bringing the best quality of training to every individual who needs it. Being one of the youngest in the sport, Albert teaches the art or Muay Thai, kickboxing and self-defense. Albert specializes in giving the best nutritional guidance to all athletes to achieve their goals, either to gain or lose weight or build muscle or strength. Utilizing both functional and improvised techniques to give the athlete the best quality of nutrition and training out there, Albert takes pride in the success of his clients and the results he provides. Albert always says that "With dedication, motivation, and aspirations, anything can be achieved, so what's stopping you? It's time to train!"


    I have over 29 years experience in helping clients achieve their fitness and self-protection goals.


    I teach basic and advanced self-defense and intermediate close combat, focusing on easy-to-learn techniques.


    I've been involved with all martial arts since a young age. I have experience teaching. I'm currently involved in MMA and Jiu-Jitsu learning from high ranking and very experienced teachers from Brazil to California. I'll be able to relate to the clients in every way.

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