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San Jose Martial Arts Instructors

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Max KO
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Max is great to work with and he has a very pragmatic approach to self defense / martial arts. He has a very diverse background in training and he seems to select the components that work best given a particular context. He is direct and wants you to empower you with good technique and a strong mental framework. My introductory session went great, and I signed up for another block of classes - so far so good!

  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Sri S.
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Melissa is an excellent instructor and coach. She is well versed on various fitness domains and able to teach others in applying the right techniques. Melissa is also an expert in martial arts.

  • 4 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Ajit P.
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I've been training with Josh for over a year and a half now. I first decided to train in mixed martial arts just as a new workout routine, and because I enjoyed the sport as a fan. I was essentially starting from scratch, and because of that I felt that getting personal training would be more effective than taking large group classes so that I would get the fundamentals down from the start. Josh was very patient in teaching me all the basics. He's a great teacher, and is able to break down some very complex techniques into simple instructions that can be applied. He also understands and focuses on what his students goals are and gears the training accordingly, so that you're always learning something specifically catered to helping you achieve them. Ive come a long way since I first started working with Josh and because I have gotten results faster than I originally expected, I now have a different set of goals from when I began. I have no doubt his teaching can help me get there. Josh definitely puts you through a tough workout, but its a lot of fun and I really look forward to it each week. He has accomplished a lot in this sport, so he can fit whatever experience level you are at. I consider him not just a coach but a friend and fully endorse anyone looking for a trainer to check him out.

Alina Radinsky
from 8 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Giovan M.
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I first met Alina back in late 2015 when she and her guru flew in from Canada to San Jose CA where they taught a seminar on Non-classical Gung Fu and Modern Cimande Silat. I was thoroughly impressed not only at her strength and competence but also at her ability to articulate and teach her chosen arts well. At the end of the weekend seminar I was so bummed that she wasn't living locally because she had so much potential. About a year later, I was ecstatic to learn she was moving to the South Bay! I immediately became a student and was hooked! She not only is an amazing athlete and a dedicated martial artist, but also a kind-hearted, thoughtful, and loving human being. She is a rare gem. I see her almost on a weekly basis to train martial arts, fitness, or both. I cherish this time of the week. If you live in the Bay Area, you're in luck. Don't miss this opportunity to train with this wonderful and talented human being. You won't be disappointed. Much love, Alina. So fortunate to have you as a guru and a friend.

Evolve Training Center
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jaimmie C.
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Motion Fitness & Martial Arts: is a great place for fitness. Martin is a GREAT instructor, he works with you to make sure you understand the workout and makes sure you are doing the exercise properly. He is very detail oriented and wants to make sure you reach your goal. If you are looking for someone to push you and reach your potential this is the place to go.

Moore Movement Arts
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole G.
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I began working with Nate Moore a few years ago for the sole purpose of losing an extreme amount of weight. At the time I began working with Nate I weighed in at 230 lbs and after 16 months I was down to 125lbs. Prior to working with Nate I had joined several other gyms and always found myself getting bored and losing all motivation very quickly which resulted in not returning. Every single one of Nate's training sessions are exciting and he always provides new fun ways of challenging yourself regardless of your fitness level. His innovative training methods made me LOVE working out. Definitely not your typical boring workout routine. The level of dedication, energy, knowledge, patience and constant support that Nate provides is above and beyond anyone else that I've ever worked with. I believe that these qualities are what make him the absolute best! I highly recommend Nate Moore. I promise you won't be disappointed!

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kim K.
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Wallace is awsome, he works with you at whatever level of fitness you are and can custom taylor your workout to whatever it is that you want to get out of it. I especially like the hands on, realistic one on one training that I have gotten. I highly recommend Wallace for whatever your training goals are.

Emeryville Martial Arts
from 3 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Pam H.
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I contacted Terri to teach a self-defense class to a group of 18-year-old young women, before they went off to college. Terri was quick to respond to my e-mails and easy to work with. She organized the class, complete with online sign-up and payment and we were all set. The girls loved the class and felt that Terri not only taught them physical ways to protect themselves, but she also gave them loads of advice about how to carry themselves, how to react in situations, what to be thinking about, etc. I would recommend Terri highly.

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

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cody K.
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I think Jeff is a real stand up guy, he helped me get creative with my exercise routine and really increased my level of physical fitness and in turn my personal success. One thing that I think he could have done better was Charge More!!!! His services are so good I don't know why he isn't it some rich gym like Equinox. Will come back again!


Bamboo Village provides quality traditional karate classes for ages 3 to adult. The primary benefits students can expect include remarkable improvements in self confidence, self discipline, physical fitness, and self defense. Their unique training opportunity is complimented with the emphasis on team work, leadership development, and a unified school spirit. Classes are offered twice a week for beginners and up to 6 times a week for intermediate/advanced students. Please inquire about our after-school program. Call to inquire about our different programs and see what best fits your needs.


At Pro Martial Arts, we are driven by one goal. To improve the quality of life in each of our students. Our program caters to ages 4 to adults. Our program is a cohesive blend of traditional Korean martial arts. We incorporate elements of Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, and Hapkido. This system develops a potent blend of strength, flexibility, precision, and balance while learning practical self-defense techniques. At Pro Martial arts we kick fitness and fun into one!


TriValley ATA Martial Arts is more than just a martial arts school. We are a life changers! TriValley ATA Martial Arts and Karate for Kids is located in San Ramon, California. We are dedicated to each student's personal development. We help our students achieve personal goals, i.e. self-confidence, focus, discipline, fitness and self-defense. Taekwondo is a powerful and exciting martial art known for its dynamic hand and kicking techniques. Despite the fact that these martial art techniques are centuries old, we make sure that our programs are always evolving to keep pace with the rapidly changing world. Our instructors take their responsibility seriously, acting as role models for younger students and teaching them the importance of leadership, strong character, good values and respect.


World-Wide Jiu-jitsu & Karate-Do with over three decades of teaching experience focuses-on and develops Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Self-Discipline. As a result, the training and attitude of the individual becomes stronger in mind, body, and spirit. This martial system is built to cultivate inner strength through practical and effective self-defense techniques.


We don't just do traditional martial arts! We offer Filipino martial arts, showing how to use everyday items as tools for self-defense. We offer locks, takedowns, empty hands and more! Check out our clips on our website, and you will be amazed.


I teach one-on-one martial arts and personal fitness training sessions. About Battle Training The Battle Training program is for you if you have goals in personal protection, physical achievement or building a strong character. This is a program for personal combat training, which is designed to give you results through sophisticated and highly evolved training methods. You will improve your mental, physical and emotional skills through the Battle Training program, whether your interests lie in trying the program for the first time or are already an accomplished instructor or student. Note: In true battle training, there are no shortcuts. You have to rain hard and be committed!


Our goal at Contra Costa Budokan Martial Arts Academy is to create and deliver tools that empower you to achieve your full potential by breaking through self-limiting beliefs. We provide martial arts training in Concord, CA. We are focused on helping you build a higher level of self-confidence, self-esteem and self-defense.


We teach in a safe, friendly and fun environmemt where each student is given one on one training. We are passionate about our students and martial arts. And our multi-discipline based self-defense program, for adults, is both effective, efficient and practical. Regardless of goals or motivation, all students find our program offers the ability to enhance their lives in a disciplined and fun manner. All instructors are certified to teach and are also CPR/First Aid Certified. We're not about marketing and making money, we're about enriching the lives of our students.



Cyclone is the largest martial arts facility in the Tri Valley area with classes on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, wrestling, boxing, Tae Kwon Do, Judo, MMA and self defense. We also teach conditioning classes, weight training and also provide nutritional consultation.


Martial arts is a great investment. We offer mixed martial arts that blends small circle jujitsu, fundamentals of boxing, contemporary jeet kune do, and a practical approach to self-defense.

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Need Martial Arts Lessons for My Grandson

Rohnert Park, CA

  • Discipline
    Mixed Martial Arts
  • Reason
    Other (for grandson)
  • Age
    5 or younger
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