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Napa Self Defense Instructors

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Max KO
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria B.
Verified review

I hired Max to work individually with my 2 daughters, ages 11 and 16. They felt very comfortable with him. Max was direct and to the point and was able to teach them quite a lot in a short amount of time. My daughters both have more confidence after just one session. Max works well with kids and he is able to maintain their attention. He also explained the importance of confidence and not projecting fear. Max was very accommodating and met us in a location that was convenient for us. He checked in with his ETA and was very professional. We hope to become regular students. We enthusiastically recommend Max for self defense training.

Evolve Training Center
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Karen P.
Verified review

Martin is fantastic. His self defense lessons made an immediate difference. He makes things fun and customizes to exactly what you are looking for. I highly recommend working with him.

Beacon Wellness Arts Center
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Judi D.
    Verified review

    Francesca Fasano is both a healer extraordinaire and a very generous teacher…imparting valuable information to empower yourself to heal. She has much to offer those seeking health and well being.

    Deb Arana Movement
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
      Jeannette T.
      Verified review

      Not only is Debra a very knowledgeable instructor, she has gained my respect by demonstrating healthy dance/movement/training practices. At every class; she applies and provides injury prevention education with a mindfulness to each student's level. Most importantly she is engaging with a personality that inspires and encourages individual self-expression that can spark a fire of personal growth.

      Kane Athletics
      5.0
      from 6 reviews
        Nikki H.
        Verified review

        Where do I began, Jarrod is an amazing coach hands down! When I first started training with him I always felt I was going to fail, but he believe in me so I started to, he got me in the best shape of my life and ready for a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament in 4 months in the boys division. Jarrod is the definition of intensity he loves doing this, and that's what makes his coaching that much more beneficial cause all he want you to do is try, never give up and push your self. By training with him I never thought it would effect my thought process my emotions and my life in such a positive way. I wouldn't want to train with anyone else. I have such high respect for Jarrod! Nothing but amazing coaching he's a joy to be around and he knows what he's doing! Why wouldn't you want a instructor like him?

        Okinawa Karate Academy
        5.0
        from 6 reviews
          Robert A.
          Verified review

          I've been training with Mehran since my early childhood, and would say this is one of the best things I could have done in life. With the discipline, conditioning, exercise, mental fortitude, and overall confidence to take on any obstacles that come my way. It's not just self-defense, its a tool that helps with the everyday challenges. Helping with coordination and mental strength. Mehran is one of the best instructors in the world. Training with him has taken me around the world and opened doors to many things life has to offer. Along with several Okinawan Karate Championships, I am still learning every-time I practice. If you want to train with one of the greatest, this is the place. - Robert Amacker

          Shoshannah Flach Fitness
          5.0
          from 5 reviews
          • 2 years in business
          Kamla K.
          Verified review

          I started training with Shoshannah last August, after injuries had kept me from working out for a year or so and I was super out of shape. I went to group classes taught by her. Her classes were always fun, incredibly positive and she does a great job considering for injuries and making the classes interesting. She also incorporated elements of self defense. My endurance and strength have increased so much since the classes I was taking with her. I'd recommend her to anyone who wants to get started, or get back into a fitness routine.

          Synergy Self Defense
          4.8
          from 5 reviews
          • 9 years in business
          • 1 hire on Thumbtack
          Jacqi M.
          Verified review

          Since starting Synergy Self-defense in May of 2012, I have gained confidence, self-esteem and body awareness. Shermie is an excellent teacher who really listens to her students needs and concerns. She provides a welcoming environment where you can ask as many questions as you need. She's also willing to celebrate the joys and achievements you make both personally and professionally. Shermie is also incredibly knowledgeable about her art and is willing to give you as much information as you need. I would really recommend Synergy Self Defense if you want a comfortable yet challenging environment where you can learn more about yourself in a welcoming and respective place.

          CH Training
          5.0
          from 3 reviews
          • 15 years in business
          • 3 hires on Thumbtack
          Brittany M.
          Verified review

          I've had one lesson with Cindy so far and loved it! She walked me through proper techniques and we did a variety of self-defense training so I was constantly challenged and learning. I can say that after one lesson I already feel much more prepared, but I'm looking forward to learning more and getting stronger in the process! I'd recommend Cindy to anyone who is looking for the perfect balance of self-defense lessons and working out!

          Anthony G.
          Verified review

          I started working out with Joe in a gym at the University of Southern California. He was apart of the MFA program there and I heard he was some boxer guy. Little did I know that our work outs would not only challenge my athleticism (when I first started I could only jump rope for 30 seconds straight and I considered myself in great shape. Now I can jump for 30 minutes) but he also challenged me spiritually. Joe approaches boxing with a philosophy that can aid you in your every day life. Through our training he's helped me build a higher level of self value and confidence, not only as an artist but as a man. He's truly a gem to work with and I highly recommend you support his work. Plus it's really nice to hit something. You'll do plenty of that and feel really good. It's a great sweat and you don't really think about how hard you're working when working out.

          Raymond Park
          5.0
          from 2 reviews
          • 1 year in business
          Delano A.
          Verified review

          Ray is great at communicating the basics in a way that is easy to remember. Sometimes trying to learn basic martial arts/self-defense can be intimidating but Ray created a very comfortable environment.

          • 15 years in business
          • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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          All styles have their strengths and weaknesses. Our WingChun places your goals and results first. Meaning, it should work for anyone to build confidence, develop skills and defend themselves. We're proud that this is achieved through our clear, engaging and enjoyable curriculum.

          About

          We provide private martial arts and self-defense lessons and training. I am not a martial arts instructor who wants to be called master, sifu or some other honorific title; I'm just an easygoing coach with three legitimate, confirmable black belts that will work with you at whatever level you are. I won't force you to train like an Olympian unless you want to, and I don't teach how to dodge bullets or fly through the air. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, read on. I am committed to teaching critical self-protection skills to those who seek it. My form of self-defense teaches the social, emotional, mental as well as physical skills necessary to avoid most confrontations. Should an assailant escalate to the physical realm, my students are ready to respond accordingly with easy-to-master physical skills that are derived from jujitsu, hapkido, aikido, wing chun and NYC street defense that any body type can learn quickly and easily. I offer private lessons to both adults and children, as well as corporate team lessons. For those who may be interested, I am willing to help them achieve their black belt through Jujitsu America. I offer a free needs analysis/first lesson and after that, I charge for eight lessons at a time. I strongly believe that no one should be denied this education and as such, I have committed to teaching these skills to young people in the public schools free of charge; just ask. Additionally, I offer sliding scale to those who simply can't afford to pay my normal fees. I also offer coaching for competitive events. I am a first-level national coach (and a committee member) for Sport Jujitsu; I can help you succeed in any tournament. If you are interested in studying in either San Francisco or New York, or if you have any questions, please reach out to me at the number below or e-mail me. Please check out my website too. It's where you can check out my credentials and see my videos. Thanks for reading, and I hope to work with you soon.

          About

          We teach practical and effective methods of self-defense that does not rely on physical sizes, strengths or athletic abilities. We will tailor lessons to your own needs, strengths and weaknesses, taking full advantage of any existing skills and building upon them.

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          I offer self-defense with a soft, offensive approach to personal safety. I teach in a manner to make you efficient and fastest.

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          The techniques i teach are realistic, suitable for Men, Women, and Children. I am dedicated to giving my best. Martial Arts provide not only a reliable methond of Self-Defense, Its a way of dedication,honor, respect, and developing Indomitable Spirit (Never Give Up). In life or Martial Arts!

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          I teach people on how to build strong muscles and reflexes that are key for defending oneself. I am excellent in teaching Kenpo karate lesson, tae kwon do, weight loss and stick fighting.

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          We are more family base school and we show that we care for our students and families

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          Hi, I am an ACE-certified personal fitness trainer with an extensive background in self-defense and martial arts. I work with clients one on one or in small groups, primarily from my home-based studio in Petaluma, CA. I have been working as a personal trainer for 10 years; prior to that, I taught Kenpo Style Karate. I love showing my clients how they can change the way they feel and look. Everyone gets a personalized program based on their interests and their needs; I have several program options to meet anyone's time and financial constraints. My studio is private, comfortable and equipped with everything you need to get in the best shape of your life, learn a new skill or just feel more comfortable and empowered in your body and your environment. Contact me today to talk about your unique fitness needs!

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          My focus is all about the client. I concentrate on delivering enthusiastic effort to celebrate and support clients in every aspect of their lives, for a better, positive, and healthy future.

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          We offer muay thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing, self defense, competition, anti-bullying program and family martial arts fitness training.

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