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San Pablo Self Defense Instructors

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Max KO
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jessica A.
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Max led a self defense training for a company women's group. Everyone left feeling empowered and stronger and more confident in themselves. Max was knowledgeable, great at explaining all the moves, and great with questions.

James Terry Fitness Training
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin S.
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Excellent coach and trainer. I learned helpful techniques for self defense and was able to get great conditioning work in as well. Highly recommend working with Coach Terry

Beacon Wellness Arts Center
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jeanne B.
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Francesca is a very knowledgeable and intuitive healer. Her warm and nurturing presence has been of great benefit to me in my path toward self-healing and personal growth. I am amazed at her ability to intuit just what I'm needing in my Chi Nei Tsang sessions with her. She is very a encouraging guide for me.

Deb Arana Movement
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jeannette T.
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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.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Debbie D.
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This course is a must do. It teaches you solid basic self defense. Today you need to arm yourself with knowledge and skills.

Okinawa Karate Academy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Robert A.
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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

Vince Vasquez
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ch O.
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After a series of scary encounters with an individual, I decided to learn self defense techniques because I felt ill-equipped and unsafe. I read Vince's reviews and reached out to him on Thumbtack. Vince is a fantastic trainer. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and most importantly, a good human being. I appreciate that Vince does not have a "one size fits all" approach. He tailored my sessions to my specific needs. Overall, I really enjoyed working with him. I met my goals. I feel safer and capable of defending myself if necessary. I plan to take more classes with him soon.

Total Fitness Master
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Ross J.
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Jason is by far the best trainer that I have known. He is very knowledgeable about different exercises to incorporate into his workouts as well as physiology and diets. He seems to know just how much to push you without over doing it. Plus he makes workouts fun! To top it off, he owns a clean, very well equipped private gym near the Alameda beach which surpasses any others in the area. Plus he is trained in massage too. Do your self a favor and try him.

CH Training
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany M.
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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!

WingChunICAA
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Li C.
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I took a group self-defense class with Victor. He's incredibly knowledgeable about techniques to use in various situations and patiently explained things to us. Would definitely recommend.

Evolve Training Center
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Philippa A.
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So great! Martin taught a self-defense class at our office with his colleague, Angelo. The class was informative, fun, and gave us all a basic understanding of some moves we could use if we ever had to defend ourselves. Martin answered all of our questions about different scenarios and gave clear, useful instructions. We had a blast and really enjoyed ourselves. Highly recommend!

Raymond Park
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

  • New on Thumbtack
Anthony G.
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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.

  • 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.

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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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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I am a Muay Thai instructor. I also have a black belt in karate, and I took many courses with SWAT units and bodyguard agencies. I am also a marathon runner and a triathlete. I want to see you accomplish more than you can on your own. It is difficult to find the time and motivation, so I will push you to accomplish your goals.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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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We are more family base school and we show that we care for our students and families

  • 20 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Having lived in Japan for 8 years does not make me a better instructor, in and of itself. Nor does having been a tournament champion. 35+ years doing Karate and several years doing other martial arts helps my level of understanding. Having a deeper technical knowledge than almost anyone else outside of Japan helps as well. But what really sets me apart is the passion that I have, not only for Karate-do as a way of life, but for teaching it in a way that helps students progress as quickly as they are capable of.

  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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