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Keola Total Fitness
from 13 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Veronica E.
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Great customized training to go with your goals and abilities. Funny and patient too! Atmosphere is perfect to get a solid workout in, without feeling self-conscience. Ask for Chris Acosta!

Clarion Defense Applications
from 10 reviews
  • 1 year in business
John H.
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Mike is a great instructor. I was a novice in the self defense game. Mike was patient and took time to provide proper instruction. Mike would spend time with each student and demonstrate proper techniques. I have moved out of state and can't find another instructor like Mike.

Fuller Fitness
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cindi S.
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I have been training with Colton for a few months and I cannot rave enough about my experience. Colton trains me at my pace, always knowing when to push me to achieve more than I dreamed I could do. At 54 I just ran my first 10k race. An achievement that I thought was far beyond my reach before Colton began training me. Colton has also been training me on self defense that is both fun and practical. I truly cannot say enough about how amazing my training with Colton has been.

Catalyst Defense
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Barb C.
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Excellent, hands-on self defense training that can benefit anyone, of any age. Even if one has trained in martial arts, these training scenarios are more realistic and help one learn about natural reactions to being surprised, quick ways to regain control and simple actions to respond effectively. Good for anyone to learn and everyone to practice. I particularly recommend this for girls, teens, and college-bound young women.

Kane Athletics
from 6 reviews
    Nikki H.
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    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?

    • 4 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Joshua J.
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    You will not find a better nutritionist and health coach than Shizumi. Since I began working with her I have lost 50 pounds, have gained huge amounts of energy and am in the greatest shape I have ever been in my life. She not only got me eating and exercising better but also improved my overall outlook on myself and my life. She has also helped me work on my confidence, organization skills, self image, and put perspective to what I direction I am moving in my life. I cannot put into words how much she has helped and educated me and I hope that anyone looking for a nutritionist has the good fortune to meet Shizumi.

    Josh Slater
    from 1 review
      Misty B.
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      I have been doing Krav under Josh's instruction for six months and can tell you that the results are amazing. If you want to lose weight and tone up quickly he is the one to help you do it! More importantly, I have learned so much from his self defense training! He teaches you to be ready for any and every scenario that could come your way. The best part is that he charges half the price of other instructors that have way less experience. Josh is worth every penny, you won't be sorry! Misty


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


      I teach self-defense and sports jiu jitsu at Gracie Jiu Jitsu and have a brown belt. I offer excellent one-on-one instruction; let's roll.

      • 2 hires on Thumbtack

      I've been doing martial arts and MMA for 25 years. I'm looking for a client who has a son or daughter/parents who want to learn how to defend themselves.


      We offer martial arts training in the art of Shou' Shu' Kung Fu. Shou' Shu' is a purely self-defense system rather than a sport. It's an ancient martial art that is true to its origins.


      We give women the tools to fight back and empower them with knowledge. Also, we train security, law enforcement and loss prevention in self-protection, so they are safe when on duty.


      I am a more than 20-year practitioner of eskrima, which is a form of Filipino martial arts. I am highly knowledgeable in the "sweet science," which is boxing. I have a 4-year study of krav maga at University of Krav Maga located in San Francisco, CA. I am new to the area. My main goal and focus is not your money but to instruct and teach. At a very young age, I began my lifelong study of defending myself and my family. I aim to teach people who may need it. It is a way to have comfort and knowledge of themselves to protect them and their loved ones or property. Give me a call, or email me. I will beat any price quote out there that you have been given elsewhere. Thank you. Ricky


      I've been doing martial arts since I was 12, and I started with tae kwon do and got my black belt by the age 14 and my junior instructor certification at the age of 16, and I have been teaching off and on since then. What you'll get from me and not anyone else is that I have studied every aspect of martial arts, from the physical kinesiology of the movements and techniques we do to exercise/weightlifting techniques and regimen composition and nutrition and eating habits and also the most commonly overlooked aspect, the mental and psychological (spiritual) side which is very important for a well-rounded martial artist and especially for anyone who wants to become a black belt. As for me, I am a third-degree black belt in tae kwon do but also a black belt in judo, hapkido, tae kuk mu sul, and aikido, as well as being well versed in many more style and arts. I competed in numerous point-sparring tournaments when I was younger and loved it. I also played high school football and college rugby which also effected effects my athletic style.


      It is my passion to provide people with the tools needed to live happy, healthy and safe lives. Whether it's fitness, competition martial arts or real world self defense, I take great pride in offering the highest quality instruction and mental preparation needed to succeed. I am specializing in jiu jitsu self defense, sport jiu jitsu, weight loss, bully defense and fitness! I am offering one-on-one and small group lessons.

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      San Ramon, CA

      • Interested in following martial arts disciplines
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        Student already ready to take green belt test. Have taken lessons for the past 1 year - 5 days/week
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