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Sparta Academy
from 73 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Todd R.
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JJ and I have started an intense workout regimen that quite frankly is kicking my a@%... but is exactly what I need to get back into shape both in muscle tone and cardiovascular stamina. He is at once approachable and friendly, he doesn't shout but will hold you to pushing yourself as far as you can go, and then a little more. If you are committed to getting into shape, I HIGHLY recommend meeting up with JJ. He is also extremely knowledgeable regarding nutrition and will literally answer any nutrition questions I have as often as I have them throughout the day via text in a very quick manner. I also really love the variety of workouts he has led me through: weigh training, intense cardio, interval training, boxing/martial arts... I'm pretty convinced he can do anything. Three things you should know: 1. You will sweat... a lot! 2. You will be sore... really sore. 3. You will have a good time through it.

  • 35 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha V.
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I originally was looking for a trainer who could teach me self-defense for a trip I was going to be taking where these skills might be needed in case of emergency. I found Vinny on thumbtack and was immediately impressed with his resume. He made the effort to come all the way from Santa Clarita to my house which I appreciated. Just after one lesson, I could see a difference in myself. After just a few lessons, Vinny has taught me so much. I am now more confident in what I can do and in my safety. He has helped me to realize that with practice and skill, I can take on any challenge that I may come up against. At 16, it means a lot to know that I have taken certain pre-cautions to ensure my safety and well-being which causes me to have a peace of mind. I owe it all to Vinny and I highly recommend him as a trainer because every girl deserves to know that they have the power and right to learn and defend themselves.

Top Pro
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sifera W.
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My 15-year-old son has been taking MMA lessons from him. My son loves it. Margo is very patient and always positive. My son seems to be learning a lot. Margo also set him up with a diet and workout plan that my son has been following.

Kickboxing and Self Defense
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Angelina A.
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The self defense lessons were great! I have been taking them for a few years and I have learned so much. Martin is a great teacher and very knowledgeable in his trade. I would recommend his classes to everyone.

Jorge Merlos
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Leah K.
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Jorge is an exceptional trainer, teacher, coach, and motivator. He teaches me boxing and various forms of martial arts and each day that I work with him I learn so much -- about myself, about the craft, about Jorge's skills, and Jorge's abilities and patience as a teacher. I can feel myself making progress after every session with Jorge. His ability to break down movements and describe how they all fit together is incredible. He weaves in breath work, ancient wisdom, and practical skill application into every lesson. He positively challenges you to do your best each time, and his fabulous attitude and cheerfulness is contagious. I can't recommend him highly enough! You will not be disappointed if you choose to work with Jorge!

Systems Training Center
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Stephanie G.
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Marcus has been my trainer for almost 4 yrs. My initial goal with him was to learn kickboxing as a beginner. During this journey, Marcus has taken me beyond any goals or aspirations I had imagined. He has expanded my learning from just kickboxing techniques to cardio and strength training. I am not a fighter; I take kickboxing lessons to learn something new. Marcus challanges me both physically and mentally. It is not just a physical workout, he also teaches me to strive to accomplish things I never knew I could do. Marcus has both the education and experience to be a great trainer. He knows how to customize learning techniques to each individuals needs. You will not just get a great workout, but you will achieve a sense of accomplishment.

Reality Combat System
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vincent L.
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Carlos cares training people to defend themselves - he always goes above and beyond in reviewing and adding in extra lessons as well. His brother Omar is also greatly is appreciated; being the guinea pig and taking the brunt of much practice from neophytes. I highly recommend this course, and plan on going through it again.

OC Practical Self Defense
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doug W.
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Mr Hall came into my studio to give a self defense demonstration to my students. The lesson was educational and very detailed. He did an excellent job explaining the concept of each applications. I walked away learning quite a bit in only 1 session.

Absolute Self Defense
from 6 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.

Miguel Angel
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bishoy S.
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Miguel is a cool guy to get to know, and he is also a very proficient JKD instructor. He works with you and tailors lessons to your interests, but also in a structured way to ensure continuous progress. He is keen to also not give you too much at one time, and to ensure that you have proper forms/techniques down. While the progress can be exponential, it is this personal attention that ensures you don’t build ineffective techniques/forms early on. He will hold you accountable to practice, but is also helpful and responsive with communicating and recommending proper resources/videos. One on one instruction is the best, and Miguel is tops.

Martial Arts Fitness Center
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
Ali R.
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Sensei Ali Jafari is an excellent martial art trainer. He has been my martial art instructor for the past twenty years during which not only I have learned karate techniques and instructions, I have also learned many life lessons from him. His patience, enthusiasm, and willing to teach are among many positive qualities that he demonstrates on a consistent basis. He is exceptionally patient with children and individuals who may not learn as quickly as other student. Sensei Jafai is is extremely knowledgeable in Shotkan Karate, Taekwondo, and using “weapons” in martial art. Sensei Jafari always brings energy and positive attitude to the class. He often finds a balance between paying attention individually to the highest ranked students as well as the lowest rank person. Sensei Jafari is very observant and cares about every individual’s progress. He is well informed about what specific and detail areas a student needs to work on in order to be successful in Karate and other areas of life.

American Kenpo Karate
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Chris S.
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Learning American Kenpo Karate under Rick Jeffcoat has been a complete experience. Rick Jeffcoat is adept at teaching students of many ages, backgrounds, and learning types. I find myself at awe that in one minute he can dissect and simplify techniques that I am struggling with and then the next minute challenge and enrich techniques that I thought I had felt comfortable with. He is adept at both teaching by action and by words. Best of all, I find his "what if" scenarios valuable to bring practicality to the art. The quality of life changes he's been making to the studio has also made it feel like a second home. The place is kept clean and comfortable.

Algernon Lanier
from 2 reviews
    Matthew A.
    Verified review

    I can't say enough great things about Al!!!!! I have been taking lessons from Al several times per week for over three years. I always enjoy training with him because he is very patient and helps me learn new techniques and concepts while giving me an a great workout.

    • 4 years in business

    I am passionate about teaching and about the material I am teaching. I also have flexible hours and offer fairer prices than most other instructors as I put teaching and developing a positive group of students over profit.

    • 8 years in business


    I was an amateur and professional boxer with over 100 fights. I'm looking to start showing people how to box.


    I have 10 years of experience with a shotokan karate black belt. Protect yourself from the increasing dangers and homicides being conducted in this era.


    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.

    • 19 years in business

    I create a very healing yoga experience for my clients utilizing therapeutic spiritual music, ecstatic dance and guided visualizations. Clients leave my classes feeling uplifted and rejuvenated.


    I personalize your lesson to what is best for you and I make it fun..


    Intended for beginners and intermediates, my lessons will show you the fundamentals of the martial art of muay thai. The art of the eight limbs consists of kicks, punches, elbows and knees that get that killer shape you always wanted. Whether you're looking to learn self-defense, experience an intense workout or just have fun while getting your fit on, my muay thai lessons may be exactly what you need.

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