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Lake Forest Self Defense Instructors

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fitnfight
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 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.

True Warrior Fitness MMA
4.7
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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Toby is one of the best trainers and people I've ever met. I've trained with him for the last seven years and it's been my great pleasure to be a part of True Warrior Fitness.

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Titan MMA Fitness
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Ernest was awesome!! My sister and I took a self defense class with him and we already learned a lot of useful tactics. I highly recommend his class. Looking forward to see what else he will teach us in the next lessons!

Systems Training Center
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Vince C.
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Marcus is a top notch personal trainer. He helped me get into the best shape of my life training for an MMA fight. He's got a wealth of knowledge in fitness, nutrition, self defense, and martial arts. He can do it all!! Highly recommended.

Self Defense & Fitness
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gilad M.
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Johnny is awesome! I hired him to train my wife in self defense. I've been doing martial arts for years and have never managed to convince my wife to do it with me. It always intimidated her. But within a few lessons with Johnny she is now hooked. Johnny is very experienced working with women and with people without any background in martial arts. Now, a month into her working with Johnny, she loves every minute of it. I can see her improvement, both physically and psychologically and I have never seen her so motivated to workout. I highly recommend Johnny.

American Kenpo Karate
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Melissa H.
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We've been taking karate at American Kenpo Karate in both group and private class for two years. As an educator who works with both kids and young adults, I appreciate their care and professionalism. I know my daughter is safe with her instructors. She has thrived under their study and has earned her belts through hard work and well executed katas. In addition Kenpo is the best form of self defense for karate. The classes teach discipline, excellent form and responsibility. I would look here before considering anywhere else. They are a step above the rest!

OC Practical Self Defense
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anita S.
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Brian was GREAT!! He came to our office and taught us some very useful self defense techniques.

  • New on Thumbtack
Ron T.
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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.

Reality Combat System
5.0
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! :)

Wu Lin Dao
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jason A.
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Scott's classes really helped my son! We had just moved here and he was getting bullied by some kids at school. After two months my son was able to defend himself and I was surprised to see how much his self confidence grew too

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mason H.
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You won't find a better place than Brood 9 to meet your martial arts, self-defense, or personal fitness goals. I started here 2 years ago to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Muay Thai and improve my strength + conditioning, and before I knew it I am in the best shape of my life with a tournament gold medal around my neck. The coaches are all extremely knowledgeable, patient and talented while dedicated to making the classes a safe and fun environment. All the members are low-ego, high energy, great all-around people and whether you're looking to get back in shape or train for a title shot, Brood 9 is the best place in town. Stop by and you can try a full week for free!

Child's Play Study Group
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Alondra S.
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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.

Exercise For Vitality
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeremy A.
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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

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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).

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Our services include: - Kodokan Judo - Zen Budokai Aiki Jujitsu - Aikido - Shotokan Karate - Rape Defense - Weapons Defense All are taught in a traditional style. We have 44 years of martial arts experience. We have 6th dan jujitsu, 2nd dan judo, and 3rd kyu aikido ranks. Our classes occur at the Drayson Center Gymnasium of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. We provide adult classes (12 years and up).

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

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I am a black belter in taekwondo and a retired army ranger. I can also offer counseling to victims who have been bullied as I also have a degree in psychology.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Made to be learned quickly most students advance quickly and learn valuable self defense techniques in a matter of weeks. The student will begin to learn these self defense techniques starting with the first class. Successful execution of defending oneself does not depend on the strenght of the practitioner, rather it is the method that is applied. The techniques that are taught are simple, straight to the point and easy to learn. My teaching method is very hands on with a great attention to detail, the student is built up with each class session. I offer quality martial arts self defense training at a reasonable price, more expensive does not always mean something is better. The greatest reward I receive is watching someone grow in the art and gain confidence knowing they can protect themselves. In the class I am very approachable and all questions are answered.

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I train people in self-defense and condition mind and body for those stressful situations. My training includes striking and grappling techniques.

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Services offered: * Karate classes for ages 5 to adult * Cardio kickboxing/fitness classes for ages 13 to adult * Brazilian jiu jitsu for ages 13 to adult * Personal training - private, buddy, or class sessions * Women's self-defense workshops Real life self-defense applications are taught in all classes by certified instructors. We have a friendly family atmosphere; we are all here to teach and learn from one another. We offer technical training with no attitude! There's something at MAI for the whole family.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
About

The Warrior's Club is a self-defense and fitness program whose mission is to empower individuals through the art of Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts, integrating the principles of both sports beyond the mat and into daily practices. Our program offers a wide range of instruction with an emphasis on competitive sport, health and self-defense. We cater to a wide range of clientele, including men and women of all ages, professional athletes, law enforcement and military.

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