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  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Working with Tim has changed my life! I couldn't be more impressed with my experience at 5 Elements. Tim is insightful, motivating, empowering and overall a great teacher. I started with 5 Elements about 4 months ago and have increased confidence and self worth since training in self defense. I also feel better about my physical well being and overall strength (inside and out).

  • Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Whether you are already a boxer, or are a boxing fan who wants to get in shape, a white-collar professional who's interested in learning some self-defense, or a mixed martial artist set on becoming the next heavyweight champion of the world, Classic Boxing Coach offers you a no-frills boxing program that emphasizes real techniques, training methods, and ring wisdom. This is not the fitness-style boxing you may have seen in some gyms or video programs. This is the type of gym workout all competitive fighters must master to develop a devastating set of hands and the wherewithal to use them. Make no mistake, because boxing is one of the most demanding sports there is, it demands its practitioners to be among the fittest and capable athletes in the world. Depending on each fighter's ability and comfort level, the techniques and training methods we use can be set at an individual pace to accommodate your particular skill and fitness level. We can coach anyone who wants to learn, and will corner anyone who is up to the challenge. Classic Boxing Coach's boxing program will get you in fighting shape even if you never want to get in the ring. If you do want to get in the ring, you will be a force to be reckoned with. We are serving Orange County.

  • 33 years in business
  • Seal Beach, CA 90740


I teach self defense, Certification in Rapid Assault Tactics (R.A.T.), Jeet Kune Do,Filipino Martial Arts, karate, , Brazilian Jujitsu, knife, stick, and gun defense, also, bully proofing for men, women and children. We cover street tactics, home defense, etc. My goal is to empower everyone to face their fears and win!

  • Tustin, CA 92780


This is very different from other traditional or martial arts schools because this style emphasizes on the reality of self-defense rather than how to defend yourself in a controlled idealistic situation. Every drill and every exercise that is taught by the school translates to real combat applications such as sparring, sticky hands free flow, and self defense reactions. On the first day I was blown away by Sifu Lin's demonstration of impluse power how he doesn't need muscle or body weight to release the energy from his hand to the opponent causing much discomfort and pain. Looking forward to more hours of intense training!

  • 7 years in business
  • La Habra, CA 90631


Zen Bushido Kan Karate-do offers traditional Japanese karate-do and self-defense classes, serving the cities of Whittier, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Hacienda Heights, and all neighboring areas. All levels and ages are welcome. Shito Ryu's five principles of self-defense: * Teni: Taisabaki (footwork) - shifting or turning quickly out of the opponent's way. * Ryusui: Soft blocking - redirecting a strong attack with a circular or deflecting parry. * Raka: Hard blocking - striking an off-center or indirect attack with sudden maximum power. * Hangeki: Defense as attack - a good defense is offense. * Kushin: Springing - a reflexive, darting "out and in" kind of body, shifting from any angle.

  • Mission Viejo, CA 92691


Goes Martial Arts offers Brazilian jiujitsu, MMA, and kickboxing classes from Monday through Saturday, morning and evenings. Our main instructor, Master Allan Goes, is a 6th-degree judo and jiujitsu blackbelt, Pride, UFC, and IFL veteran and one of the most renowned martial arts instructors in the world. Master Goes have been teaching in Orange County for 20 years and is the trainer for the best athletes in the world, such as Minotauro Nogueira, Vitor Belfort, and BJ Penn. At Goes Martial Arts, we are not just a martial arts studio; we create a new and healthier lifestyle, changing our students' lives for the better. We offer every student a free week of training and also family specials. Our kids' program is designed to teach social skills, self-defense, develop the children's self-esteem and self-confidence, creating a mutual respect among each other and the elders. Our kids' program is also extended to ASD kids because we believe that every single kid has the same right to learn, have fun, and increase their quality of life. Training fees are paid monthly or yearly, not by the hour.


We are a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Self-Defense Martial Arts School in San Clemente. We teach our community how to defend themselves and their families, also helping them improve their overall fitness level and discipline. We have classes for kids, women and men. Guillobel BJJ empowers kids, women, and adults in how to protect themselves against any assault, as well as how to develop a healthy lifestyle. Now, we are offering 30-day free lessons.

  • Laguna Hills, CA 92653


Aliso Hills Taekwondo is a place of learning, and the method of instruction emphasizes the traditional values of discipline, practice, hard work and focus. Master D strives to teach each class himself for continuity and accuracy. His goal is to help each student reach their full potential, and therefore, he expects his students to learn and practice with diligence and sincerity.

  • Mission Viejo, CA 92691


Our students improve their confidence, strength, focus, and health, while having fun learning skills that could be used to defend yourself against any attack. We offer personalized martial arts instruction to men, women, and children and customize our training to fit your needs. Our schedules are flexible, and we are available 7 days a week. We train beginners, advanced martial artists, families, and everything in between.

  • Anaheim, CA 92802


Do you need self-defense skills? Take action now! I offer private self-defense training for individuals and/or groups. Class instruction will provide basic skill training in "hand-to-hand" combat, to eliminate physical threats to you, your family, or friends. Having these skills to protect yourself will make sure you are not a victim to someone wishing to cause harm to you. It will build confidence in every aspect of your life, both professionally and, most important, personally. Take action now! Be prepared!

  • 28 years in business
  • Costa Mesa, CA 92627


Our kid's karate classes are a great way for children to get fit and healthy. Martial arts training offers plenty of cardiovascular exercise and can improve flexibility and overall body conditioning. Qualified kid's karate instructors will give children the tools they need to avoid potentially violent situations or resolve them in a nonviolent way. While learning karate, self defense techniques are also taught, which gives them confidence in knowing that if a violent situation can't be avoided, they'll be able to effectively defend themselves.

  • 19 years in business
  • Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Laguna JKD is extraordinarily efficient as well as unique. Drop in and you will find ancient training methods from all over the world being blended together in an always exciting and unpredictable way. Classes are a lot of fun. The participants however are my favorite part of Laguna JKD. You will find more than a group of people training and doing martial arts together. It is an eclectic group of good/great athletes that are constantly striving to improve themselves as well as helping each other along the way. When you train here you really do become part of a close family all while learning the most efficient and effective training methods and techniques. Most importantly you will have fun learning all while developing life long relationships. I teach functional fitness, self defense classes and private sessions that are highly effective and enjoyable.

  • 8 years in business
  • Huntington Beach, CA 92649


Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios specializes in personalized martial arts instruction for the entire family. Our Ultimate Kenpo system is a unique blend of Karate, Kung Fu and Jiujitsu, using the best from each martial arts style to provide an effective and efficient method of self defense that can be tailored to any age and body style. Our classes are meant to increase self confidence, self esteem, increase one's flexibility and strength and teach practical and useful self defense techniques, all within a safe and friendly environment.

  • 16 years in business
  • Orange, CA 92866


Pa-Kua is an ancient knowledge, which was always taught in a very traditional Chinese form, passed on from generation to generation within the family nucleus. Today, Pa-Kua is taught in the Occident through a belt or level system. The knowledge, based on the ancient Pa-Kua symbol, ranges from martial art, acrobatics, self-defense and ancient weapons to healing arts, such as traditional Chinese medicine, reflexology, energy ways and Chien-Chi-Kua. In Chinese, Pa means eight and Kua means changes. Pa-Kua, the art of the "Eight Changes," is thus a complete knowledge helping us through the ever-changing situations of our daily life.

  • 3 years in business
  • Anaheim, CA 92806


I have over 10 years of experience in martial arts. I can teach techniques and forms from Taekwondo and traditional Karate. I would love to begin introducing Tiger-Crane Kenpo or Tiger-Crane Kung Fu which should build quickness, coordination, strength along with the ability to defend oneself. I can also instruct you in Kickboxing and help you to develop excellent kicks executed with quickness and strength. Please contact me. I would also love to share the concepts and techniques behind Tiger-Crane Kenpo with you. You can have the exciting opportunity to try my new system. It should also help you to quickly evolve in martial arts! Contact me today!

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