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fitnfight
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Jonathan B.
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Margo is a great instructor. Highly recommend if you'd like to learn some new self defense skills.

Full Potential Martial Arts
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Mike R.
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Full Potential Martial Arts is an excellent place to learn martial arts and self defense. The instructor, Brian, is very patient. He explains everything in detail, and works with me until I get it right. the other students are really supportive too!

Old School Boxing
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Dave C.
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I have trained with Old School Boxing for three years. I continue to have a wonderful time learning the sweet science under the guidance of trainer Tommy Noel. He has taught me how to box like a professional, improved my conditioning, self confidence, and concentration. Tommy is smart, considerate, easy to work with, and a great motivator. I highly recommend training with Old School Boxing if you really want to learn the sport of boxing.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Toan T.
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Training at Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu Academy has been extremely fun, challenging and fulfilling. Sifu Nick was able to take me through the basics to help me understand the principles of what I was doing, while progressively pushing me to build a solid foundation in Choy Lay Fut. If you are looking to learn Kung Fu and really be able to use what you are practicing for self defense, try a class with Sifu Nick at Choy Lay Fut Kung Fu Academy

OC Practical Self Defense
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Austin P.
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Brian is very knowledgeable in the art of Self Defense. It's apparent from lesson #1 that he has a true passion and intellect for self defense and the teaching of! 5 Stars.

Classic Boxing Coach
5.0
from 3 reviews
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Jacob R.
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I started boxing lessons with Chuck about 8 months ago. With no prior boxing or martial arts experience, I had no idea what to expect when walking into a boxing gym. I started my search online, looking at reviews and prices. Luckily, I decided to try out Classic Boxing Coach and struck gold. Although not fancy or over-the-top, the gym has all the equipment one would need (at least from what I can tell). It's never too crowded but also never lacks energy. All of the other trainers and members that I have met have been warm and welcoming, always willing to chat or share a funny story. When walking into a boxing gym for the first time ever, I expected an intimidating, intense, and cold competitive environment; yet this gym offers a hard-training atmosphere with only positive vibes and good spirits. Chuck is an amazing trainer. I think the best thing about his training is his positive and energetic attitude. He is one of those people who is always present in the moment. He puts his focus and attention onto whomever he is training. He brings in the perfect blend of mental and physical toughness. Chuck explains the sport both philosophically and technically, while still putting the athlete through hard physical workouts. The training experience at Classic Boxing Coach comes with a great balance between training and fighting. There is enough sparring to create excitement and anxiety (if one chooses to spar), but not so much that each week is an all-out fierce battle with other members. Overall, I've had an incredible experience so far at this gym. I've learned the technical aspects of boxing, had great and grueling workouts, and had some good battles in the ring. Chuck is a great coach and an even better person. He always puts the clients first. I highly recommend this gym for anyone thinking about starting boxing or switching gyms.

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Ron T.
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Very straight forward, real world applications, which is exactly what we need - just get right down to it. We have tried other self defense courses which spend a lot of time on learning discipline and self control (which is great if that's what someone is looking for) but this jumps right in and we're learning real world techniques in the first minute. Highly recommend and looking forward to the next session.

Reality Combat System
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Stacey M.
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One of the best and most informative self defense courses I have ever taken. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to protect themselves as well as have a fun workout! :)

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mason H.
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You won't find a better place than Brood 9 to meet your martial arts, self-defense, or personal fitness goals. I started here 2 years ago to train in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Muay Thai and improve my strength + conditioning, and before I knew it I am in the best shape of my life with a tournament gold medal around my neck. The coaches are all extremely knowledgeable, patient and talented while dedicated to making the classes a safe and fun environment. All the members are low-ego, high energy, great all-around people and whether you're looking to get back in shape or train for a title shot, Brood 9 is the best place in town. Stop by and you can try a full week for free!

Child's Play Study Group
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kana W.
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Alan is an awesome teacher! He talks to children in their eye-level and always provide welcomed attomsophir to everyone. My sons alway enjoyed his class! And when they got home from his class they taught me how we can self defense! ;)

Exercise For Vitality
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeremy A.
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Ken and Erin are awesome! They have really changed the way my self and my wife approach fitness ! There knowledge and experience is very apparent from the first work out! I really appreciate how they custom fit each individual to there full potential ! For me and my wife it is equally important to work with someone that is easy going and personable! I can truly say that this dynamic duo is just that to sum it up knowledgeable, personable ,and very professional! I personally would recommend EFV to anyone that is interested in learning the proper ways to work out and build confidence in themselves

Future Self Fitness
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Emely C.
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Simply amazing , service is great , definitely worth the time and money , they trully help you reach your goals without judgement I'm glad I found the right place .

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We offer martial arts in Menifee, California. Welcome to USIMA-Menifee Tae Kwon-Do, United States Institute of Martial Arts. USIMA-Menifee Tae Kwon Do offers a variety of martial arts programs that will fit your family needs. Our moms and dads are getting into one of the best shapes of their lives, while having a great time learning valuable and practical self-defense. Kids ages 3 years and older are taught life skills that will give them a great start in life. Tae kwon do and karate are the two most common martial arts practiced in the Inland Empire. Here at USIMA, US Institute of Martial Arts, we teach tae kwon do, a traditional martial arts; some people may mistake tae kwon do for karate. These two martial art techniques are completely different from each other. Tae kwon do is a martial art from Korea, while karate comes from Japan. Tae kwon do is very popular around the world, and is probably the most widely practiced of the martial arts. In USIMA-Menifee, US Institute of Martial Arts in Menifee, we help you to improve self-discipline, self-confidence, mental alertness, and goal-setting skills. These are some of the positive results of a dedicated tae kwon do student. The US Institute of Martial Arts-Menifee is located in the beautiful Menifee Valley, California. Our goal is to develop strong minds, body and spirit through the practice of taekwondo.

  • 12 years in business
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S5CBA is the leading source of authentic Five Family Style Kung Fu (Ng Ga Kuen). We offer a full traditional curriculum of health and self-defense which includes: *Forms training *Applications *18 weapons *Iron skills *Qigong *Dit da *TCM We also offer short-term tactical training and armed self-defense through our newly developed Southern 5 Tactical Training Unit (S5TTU).

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I teach basic and advanced self-defense and intermediate close combat, focusing on easy-to-learn techniques.

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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.

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I train people in self-defense and condition mind and body for those stressful situations. My training includes striking and grappling techniques.

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I am a black belter in taekwondo and a retired army ranger. I can also offer counseling to victims who have been bullied as I also have a degree in psychology.

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Our services include: - Kodokan Judo - Zen Budokai Aiki Jujitsu - Aikido - Shotokan Karate - Rape Defense - Weapons Defense All are taught in a traditional style. We have 44 years of martial arts experience. We have 6th dan jujitsu, 2nd dan judo, and 3rd kyu aikido ranks. Our classes occur at the Drayson Center Gymnasium of Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. We provide adult classes (12 years and up).

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Made to be learned quickly most students advance quickly and learn valuable self defense techniques in a matter of weeks. The student will begin to learn these self defense techniques starting with the first class. Successful execution of defending oneself does not depend on the strenght of the practitioner, rather it is the method that is applied. The techniques that are taught are simple, straight to the point and easy to learn. My teaching method is very hands on with a great attention to detail, the student is built up with each class session. I offer quality martial arts self defense training at a reasonable price, more expensive does not always mean something is better. The greatest reward I receive is watching someone grow in the art and gain confidence knowing they can protect themselves. In the class I am very approachable and all questions are answered.

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Services offered: * Karate classes for ages 5 to adult * Cardio kickboxing/fitness classes for ages 13 to adult * Brazilian jiu jitsu for ages 13 to adult * Personal training - private, buddy, or class sessions * Women's self-defense workshops Real life self-defense applications are taught in all classes by certified instructors. We have a friendly family atmosphere; we are all here to teach and learn from one another. We offer technical training with no attitude! There's something at MAI for the whole family.

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