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Sparta Academy
from 73 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
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I have been working with JJ for about 1 year and 5 months. Great working environment... JJ has helped me lose so much weight and I’ve learned proper workout techniques in this journey. I maxed out at 240 pounds, but today I weight 205 and still Iosing. I would highly recommend sparta academy for anyone looking to pursue a healthy lifestyle. My martial arts has improved tremendously too. JJ is a good trainer on both cross training and martial arts. JJ teaches Brazilian jiu jitsu, Krav Maga, and Muay Thai for martial arts. JJ would encourage you to come to class as many times you can to see results and improvements. If you ever need to lose weight or learn martial arts, then JJ is the man!

Top Pro
from 27 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alex L.
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Margo has a lot of passion for martial arts and it comes out in his training sessions. After only a few sessions I saw improvement in my form and confidence. I would recommend this to anyone regardless of their experience level.

Summit Fitness
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Monica P.
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I’ve been going to Summit Fitness and specifically training with Michelle since about March, 2015. She’s such an awesome trainer, I love and respect her approach to training in that she incorporates a variety approaches, activities, and exercises that range from the typical to the not so typical. For example, for strength training we of course use weights and resistance but she also routinely incorporates yoga and martial arts exercises into the mix which keeps it both interesting and at times dare I say fun! I would also describe her approach to training as being holistic in that she recognizes that it’s not just about building up one’s strength and cardio; flexibility, diet, deep stretching, etc., are as equally important and sometimes entire sessions are devoted to just that which as a long-time runner I know my legs desperately need. I really can’t say enough about her, other things that have been huge plusses for me are 1- she’s a female trainer and as such she has been able to provide a level of comfort I’m not sure I would be able to have with a male trainer especially when doing certain exercises or taking my body measurements and 2- how attentive she is to the needs and goals of all her clients. She genuinely cares about us and her actions prove that… just ask the clients who she has gone athletic shoe shopping with or has met at the track to jump start a running regiment.

Kickboxing and Self Defense
from 18 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
SequoiaRae Z.
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Martin provide individualized personal martial arts training that is focused, effective, and adaptable. My experience with Martin has been positive, and I recommend his services.

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!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mark K.
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Great martial arts and fitness gym for any age or experience. From the athletes who want to push themselves further and compete in mixed martial arts, to the ones who just want to set a health goal and smash it, and for those who just want to learn some self defense. Great coaches and friendly environment with other members.

OC Practical Self Defense
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
James M.
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Just want to give a review on Sensei Brian Hall I've had the pleasure of working Sensei Brian over the last couple of years. Sensei Hall is a very patient knowledgeable instructor with fantastic skills His mastery of martial arts coupled with a thorough understanding of nerve structure coupled with commonsense body mechanics is second to none. He practices the proper amount of control yet thoroughly demonstrates techniques. I wish him the best of luck in his new venture in California He's definitely missed here in the Northeast Jim McMahon Nidan Black Belt Excel Martial arts Norwood Massachusetts

Martial Arts Fitness Center
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
Laurie S.
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Sensei Ali Jafari is an extremely experienced and creative instructor who continually teaches the "art" in martial arts with great patience and respect for students of all ages and abilities. In my 13 years of martial arts training with Sensei Jafari, I have always appreciated the sense of community spirit he fosters in our dojo. Through our training, we as students learn from each other and support each other in our efforts to reach our goals - whether it be to get in shape mentally and physically, achieve more balance in life, or simply to become a better human being.

Excel Sports & Fitness
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
Ciro C.
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My name is Ciro, I am from Italy and, since 1996, when I went to California for my first time, it was great to meet a special man as Tom Hagan. I trained with Coach Tom Hagan and his class was something unique which I haven't seen till that moment. During my training with Tom, it was amazing to grow and improve myself in gymnastics exercises and martial arts skills, blended together with part of the Chinese philosophy. People who want to discover themselves, who are also searching their own way to express their mental and physical skills, must try Tom Hagan's training method.

Kamiyakan Academy
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Baltazar L.
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Sifu Walden is a skillful martial artist and a great instructor. He is masterful in the use of weapons with superior trapping skills. His teaching methods will bring the necessary attributes that will make you in to a competent fighter, capable of defending yourself. My favorite arts to practice are Panantukan and Pananjakmam (Filipino dirty boxing & kicking arts), Silat and Combat Sambo. My best experience at the Kamiya kan Academy was the day when I started Flowing from weapons to empty hand, from long range to trapping range to ground fighting, from art to art. Effortlessly like Bruce Lee said feeling not thinking ; becoming like water. I am sure you will enjoy every class the same way I do.

Terry G.
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I studied with Master Frank for about a year before moving out of Southern California. My experience could not have been better. He knows the martial arts extremely well and is an excellent instructor. He is particularly good with children, and his fees are very reasonable.

  • 10 years in business
Pedro M.
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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.

Red Dragon Karate
from 1 review

    Our instructors all started out at Red Dragon Karate as beginners. We don't hire from outside. All of our instructors care about the students and their progress. They take pride in their acheivements.


    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.


    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.


    Punch and kick your way to a flat tummy, toned arms, a tight butt, and a better self! We offer personal training that is custom tailored to your needs and goals, as well as martial arts training for a wide variety of fun workouts to participate in.


    My job is helping my clients reach their fitness goals with years of experience in the fitness industry.


    We are offering boxing and mixed martial arts classes to amateur and professional fighters and fitness enthusiasts.


    Practical experience, pure and simple. I have worked in every realm of personal protection. Over the last 23 years I have bounced in some of the toughest bars as well as been one of the most prominent celebrity bodyguards in the field. I have trained and taught all over the world and I know what works.


    I have exceptional people skills, and I can not only trim down your body fat, but I can also build up your muscle tissue and teach you how to protect yourself through karate-do.


    XTC is Southern California's premier fitness facility and martial arts training center, featuring: • 6,500 square foot building • Martial arts training • Qualified instructors • Kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai and Taekwondo • Open everyday!

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    Hawthorne, CA

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    Los Angeles, CA

    • Discipline
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    • $149
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    North Hollywood, CA

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