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  • Downtown Self Defense Program

    (3 reviews)

    I provide private one-to-one instruction in non-traditional street-oriented self defense. I give emphasis on stand-up development of defensive and offensive skills for effectiveness in probable scenarios. Instruction is based on response drills and physical and game-like using a natural range of motion, rather than memorization of patterns. Beginners are welcome. Knife, stick and improvised weapons are part of the program. My services are for 18 years old or older only.

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  • Self Defense For Life

    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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  • FightSys Applied Martial Arts

    My philosophy and mission has remained constant since my early days working in tough bars. I would find a fast way to end a conflict. I have trained all over the world finding what works using the core principles that are found in every martial art. What I teach is the practical application of traditional martial arts for personal defense as well professional use of force. If you're interested in personal safety or you're a professional use of force practitioner, I invite you to experience my approach to self-defense and close-quarter tactics. FightSys Applied Martial Arts is a system of training that builds the bridge between traditional martial arts and street-tested fighting tactics. Our training is built around the practical application of principles found in the Okinawan arts and Muay Thai. Everyone, including practitioners of other martial arts disciplines, can benefit from this training regardless of age or experience. Not to mention, you will "accidentally" get in shape while learning valuable self-defense skills and building self-confidence. I am a "2011 Inductee into The Masters Hall of Fame."

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  • Manaois Systems International MSI

    I know arnis, kali and escrima, Filipino combative art. I provide group instruction in LA. Private home training is available. This is a real-world no-nonsense combat system. I teach single/double stick-weapon defensive techniques and disarming, hand-to-hand combat as well as with a knife and a sword and women's self-defense.

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  • Laura Teaches Yoga and Self Defense

    Laura (E-RYT-200) is an experienced yoga, martial arts and self-defense instructor in Los Angeles. Her specialty is restorative yoga and working with people who have injuries, and she serves clients in the Greater Los Angeles area. Her teaching style is equal parts, fun and discipline, and Laura has worked with clients of all ages and ability levels.

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  • Bejanian Brothers

    Bejanian Brothers World Class Training Center is a self-defense, Taekwondo and karate school. We believe that we have something unique and extraordinary to offer to children ages 3 through 19 and adults.

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  • Tactical Edge

    Quality firearms instruction and self-defense training is taught by experienced and highly qualified US Army Special Forces veterans.

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  • Divas In Defense, Inc.

    Girls can fight, too! We are Divas In Defense, a defensive training group designed for women. We provide fun and energetic courses, specializing in self-defense, non-lethal weapons training, and firearm safety and training. The courses are geared toward females aged 9 and older. Divas In Defense emphasizes physical empowerment to help protect and bolster self-confidence in women and young girls.

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  • Crescent Moon Karate Academy

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    Crescent Moon Karate, a black belt karate school, was established by Master Robert Torres. We are located in Los Angeles, California. We specialize in karate including self-defense and weapons. What causes us to be unparalleled is that our style of karate is different from any other style out there. We also take pride in giving the highest degree of instruction to our learners. We're the best at what we do because our experience and training never stop developing. This experience continues to our assistant instructors and junior students. Contact or visit us on our website.

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  • Navarasa

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    Martial Arts:( Kalari Ppayattu) I also offer group and private classes in Kalaripayattu for people of any age and experience. Kalari is one of the oldest martial arts in the world, said to be the mother of martial arts. It is from Kerala, South India and develops the body to be flexible and strong like a rubber band, capable of doing anything. It is very good for people training in dance, sports, and martial arts, for people who need to develop core strength, for all people interested in health and keeping the body strong and young, and for those interested in self-defense. One can also learn more than a dozen weapons associated with the art. The practice includes a variety of breathing and meditation systems, healthy diet and medicine. It develops holistic living with physical and mental health, improves blood circulation and muscle functions, self-confidence and mental agility, helps to augment body balance and physical fitness, and helps to achieve self-reliance. On the whole, it brings a positive attitude to life. Bodywork: I offer a unique type of bodywork from the martial art of Kalaripayattu. This bodywork is for all people whether they practice sports and want deep-tissue work and alignment or simple relaxation and stress relief. Kalari chikitsa (bodywork) has several forms: * Sukha Thirummal - physical and mental relaxation * Raksha Thirummal - to cure ailments connected with bones and muscles * Katcha Thirummal - bodywork for students of kalari, dance, martial arts, sports and other physical activities on a regular basis. This will help flexibility, agility and develop core strength to perform better.

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  • Excel Sports & Fitness

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    Excel Sports & Fitness provides personal training and sports conditioning, motivation and positive reinforcement for adults and youths of all ages. Coach Thomas Hagan is certified by the National Association of Sports Medicine as a fitness trainer, and is CPR certified by the American Red Cross. He has been an athletic coach for over 30 years, teaching sports conditioning for baseball, football, basketball, track & field, gymnastics, boxing, martial arts, including women's self-defense. If you are looking to get in the best shape that you can for a sporting event, to become a champion athlete in your sport, or just want to look great and feel healthy, then give me a call and let's schedule a training session at your convenience.

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  • APS MMA

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    -You are looking for someone that you can trust and be comfortable to learn with ? -You want to get results fast ? For your own challenge, sporting competition,or just to make your life better in accomplishing some of your goals, I assure you the best training money can buy. Alex P. Experience : 10 years MMA - Boxing - Thai Boxing - Krav Maga Instructor Coach / Personal Trainer : - Profesionnal MMA Fighter two times International Champion - Expert in : Boxing / Kickboxing / Muay Thai / Krav Maga - Physical preparator - Dietary advisor - Muscle enchancement specialist - Pro athletic specialist - Cardio Workouts - Fat Loss - Speed and Agility Training - Sports Conditioning LOOSE WEIGHT OR GAIN MUSCLE FASTER! LEARN HOW TO DEFEND YOURSELF AFTER ONLY ONE MONTH! Don't loose your time and money with lessons and techniques that only work in movies, because your opponent will not be a Hollywood actor. Learn how to defend yourself with the best self defense secret techniques in every possible situation,with a real coach and professional fighter. Combining experience in close quarter combat techniques, martial arts & the psychology of criminal intent, this self defense system is designed to be highly effective in real world situations where your survival is on the line. Cardio vascular training with various circuit muscle building exercises will increase flexibility and stabled momentum. I will reassures you a developed studied precision for a quick efficient progress. BECAUME THE MASTER OF YOUR DESTINY WE SPEAK ABOUT YOUR LIFE...! TRUST ME! Training : - Women or Men, any age and levels. - Duration : 1 h 00 or 2 h 00 - Private lesson or Group session. - Travel : at your home / work office / park / Gym. - All equipement furnished.

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  • Keith's Martial Arts Personal Training

    I have a black belt in self-defense and will train you in the art of hapkido, a Korean martial arts that is one of the best methods in self-defense.

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  • True Warrior Fitness

    Muay Thai training is a discipline that will get you in shape, sharpen your focus, and teach you great self-defense skills. I customize the training to your personal goals, and you will walk out of each session not only having experienced a great workout, but also feeling accomplished by the results.

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  • Eagle Rock Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

    We offers self-defense, self-discipline and awareness to the community. We invite you to come learn the "gentle art" that is Brazilian jiu-jitsu in a family and friendly environment! Jiu-jitsu a martial art with multiple benefits as the following: * building of the body and mind strength * improve flexibility * loss of excessive weight and fat * hand and eye coordination * improvement of the cardiovascular activities * generating a new level of self-confidence and healthier lifestyle in general and much more! We offer classes for children, women and men in beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Join us and be a part of our family! First class is free!

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  • American Academy of Protective Training

    Hello, and welcome to the American Academy of Protective Training. We are here to help you in all of your firearm training needs. Here at AAPT, we believe that during a deadly force confrontation, you will defend yourself the way you have been trained to respond. Our firearms training programs focus on developing combat mindset, defensive aptitude and a reflexive conditioned response when the use of deadly force in self-defense is imminent. To accomplish our mission, AAPT has assembled a cadre of professional firearms instructors, tactical trainers and training consultants who are dedicated to providing some of the highest quality firearms training available today. You will find that our training staff has achieved national recognition as expert trainers in every facet of firearms training, defensive tactics, officer survival and tactical strategies. Our firearms training courses provide students with a challenging learning environment and will enhance the survival skills that are necessary to deal with real-world situations.

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  • 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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  • UCKA Dojo Royce Gracie Los Angeles

    Being in business since 1997, we have been rated as one of the best martial arts studios in LA. We offer a variety of services from martial arts, self defense for kids, women's self defense, Muay Thai kickboxing, traditional Kenpo and Royce Gracie Brazilian jiu jitsu to private personal fitness training and private self-defense combat ready training. We have a state-of-the-art fitness gym and a very clean martial arts training mat. Our instructors and trainers are all highly certified, and some are pro fighters and athletes. We are under the Royce Gracie network umbrella. Our kids' martial arts program has been raved as the best in LA because we teach our kids to be respectful, honorable, confident and to be bully ready. Our adult martial arts and fitness program promotes no gimmicks, just real results. We are the founder of the F.F.I.T. program (fighting and functional integrated training). Come check us out. Join our class, or take some private classes and maybe even some personal fitness training sessions. Who knows, you may be our next black belt!

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  • True Warrior Fitness

    When you work with a True Warrior Fitness personal trainer, you will benefit from a program that is personalized and custom built to your fitness and martial arts goals. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, learn practical self-defense or just look and feel better than you ever have, your TWF personal trainer will take through a physical journey that will change the course of your life!

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  • Five Star Martial Arts

    We offer Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, and kettlebells. For quotes, please call the academy. Renzo Gracie of LA/5 Star Martial Arts 5 Reasons You'll Love 5 Star: 1) World-Class Instruction. Our head instructors, Shawn Williams and John Spezzano, taught for many years at the world-famous Renzo Gracie and Dan Inosanto academies respectively. With backgrounds in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, collegiate wrestling, Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, and more, we pride ourselves in offering a depth of instruction you won't find anywhere else. 2) Safe Environment. At 5 Star, we treat each other like family. We reinforce an attitude of smart, injury-free training, so you can get the most out of your time here and continually progress as a martial artist. 3) Fun and Fitness. Why run 5 miles when you can burn up to 500 calories in a single grappling or kickboxing workout? Our unique blend of calisthenics, high-intensity drills, and live sparring will get you into fighting shape in no time. 4) Self Defense. On the street, anything can happen. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai are proven to be two of the most street-effective martial arts in the world, regardless of your size and strength. 5) Competitive Training. If you're serious about putting your skills to the test, you won't be disappointed. We train for competition year round, and our team members have taken home gold from highly prestigious grappling tournaments, like the BJJ World Championships, Best of the West, and more.

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C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense

What do you love about your job?

I love to see the faces on my students when they realize their empowerment. They all start with low voices and a slight resistance to using the physical techniques. As the lessons progress, their voices get stronger and they want to learn even more techniques. It is at this point where they realize they are empowered and their confidence boosts!

Who or what inspired you to start your business?

I saw that there were too many abductions and attacks on children and women. I originally wrote a curriculum for my physical education students about this. When I saw their positive reactions and their parents' approval, I took this program to the community. I started with Girls Scouts and before I knew it, more organizations wanted my training. Parents requested handouts and prompted me to write a book, so I did. We now serve children, teens, women, men and seniors!

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    Reality Combat System

    (9 reviews)

    This company teaches their clients reality-based self defense using an efficient system. They cover all aspects of real-street self-defense, using techniques from Filipino Kali, wrestling and more.

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  • Mixed Martial Arts & Personal Fitness Gym

    Old Town Fight Club

    (2 reviews)

    Old Town Fight Club provides boxing, strength conditioning, Muay Thai, self-defense, and MMA classes. Let these certified MMA conditioning coaches help you achieve your physical goals.

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    Kaizen Dojo

    (1 reviews)

    This company provides classes in karate, tai chi and yoga. They also offer workshops and seminars that specialize in verbal self-defense, anti-bullying and stranger danger, to name a few.

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  • Self Defense Instructors

    SERT Group International

    (1 reviews)

    SERT Group International is among the self defense schools that have instructors who are active in military and law enforcement. They also provide personal security courses to responsible civilians.

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  • Self-Defense, QiGong, & Fitness

    HKB Martial Arts California

    (1 reviews)

    This martial arts academy offers realistic self-defense skills and strategies to children, adults and women. They also do Kung Fu, health and fitness, Qi Gong, and other training programs.

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  • Tai Chi, Yoga & Self-Defense

    Pa Kua Healing Arts

    (1 reviews)

    This studio teaches martial and healing arts under the ancient Chinese art of Pa Kua. They provide effective fighting techniques, improving concentration, strength, and more.

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  • Martial Arts & Self Defence Classes

    Five Star Martial Arts

    Five Star Martial Arts has some of the best self defense instructors who offer competitive training. They teach Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, jui jitsu, and more.

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  • Private Self Defense Lessons

    Todd Davis

    Learn to fight for your personal protection and sign up for Todd Davis' private self defense training. He teaches defensive tactics that include hand-to-hand combat for individuals or groups.

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  • Krav Maga

    360 Krav Maga

    360 Krav Maga offers self defense classes for individuals of all ages and skill. Their moves and lessons involve defense for chokes, grabs, bear hugs, guns, weapons and more.

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  • Defensive Training For Women

    Divas In Defense, Inc.

    Divas In Defense, Inc. provides fun and energetic defense training courses designed for women. They specialize in self-defense, firearm safety, and non-lethal weapons training.

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  • Self-Defense Training

    Self-Defense Conditioning Workshop

    Learn self defense and prepare yourself from unexpected violent encounters. Self Defense Conditioning Workshop teaches fundamental techniques in boxing and kickboxing, as well as weapons usage.

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  • Kung Fu School

    White Tiger Kung Fu

    This company provides martial arts classes to individuals. They also offer qigong and general self-defense training, among others. Ask for a free initial lesson.

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  • Self-Defense Classes for Children & Women

    C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense

    Enroll your child for self defense classes. C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense provides a safe and non-threatening environment where they are taught by a pro instructor. They also teach self defense for women.

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  • Self Defense & Combat Fitness

    P.A.T., Inc.

    Amir Perets provides self defense and combat fitness training. He is among the defensive tactic experts who have been teaching life-saving methods and self defense courses since 1992.

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  • Women's Self Defense Classes

    FightWorx

    Sayed AbdulVahed offers personal defense classes that will teach you to protect yourself as well as achieve your fitness goals. He provides Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jui jitsu, and more.

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  • Karate Classes

    Academy of Mixed Martial Science

    This self-mastery center and mixed martial arts school works with kids and adults. They do Muay Thai, karate, kickboxing, judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu training, and more.

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  • Self Defense Training

    FightSys Applied Martial Arts

    Learn how to defend yourself with FightSys Applied Martial Arts. They offer traditional martial arts training for personal defense as well as for professional use of force.

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  • Taekwondo, Wushu, Chen Taiji, Self-Defense

    Taekwondo Wushu Training Center

    Learn self defense while you're still young at Taekwondo Wushu Training Center. They offer private Wushu, Taekwondo, Chen Taiji, and self defense lessons for children ages 7 years and above.

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  • Self Defense Training

    Black Cat Kickboxing Kbr

    Kevin Kim offers kickboxing and self defense classes to individuals. He also does striking fist, grabbing and speed training, among others. Enhance your fighting skills with their help.

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  • Jiu Jitsu

    Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu

    Royce Gracie Jiu Jitsu provides self-defense training for men, women, teens and children. They also offer cardo kickboxing and judo program services for all ages.

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“Need a Self Defense Instruction”

Costa Mesa, CA

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense), Sports-based (boxing, wrestling, etc.)
Age
Adult
Skill level
Beginner
Details
fast determined learner
$70
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“Need Martial Arts Instruction for a Child”

La Puente, CA

Discipline
Martial Arts (Karate, Judo, etc.)
Age
Child
Skill level
No experience
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“Need a Self Defense Instructor”

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense), Military combatives (Krav Maga, Systema, etc.), Sports-based (boxing, wrestling, etc.)
Age
Adult
Skill level
Beginner
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Ht. 5'7", 200 lbs, age : 57, ready to lose weight, joined weight watchers, ready to change focus but have had two situations in past month that could have turned hazardous...would like to join LAPD Reserves on retirement...
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