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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Todd R.
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JJ and I have started an intense workout regimen that quite frankly is kicking my a@%... but is exactly what I need to get back into shape both in muscle tone and cardiovascular stamina. He is at once approachable and friendly, he doesn't shout but will hold you to pushing yourself as far as you can go, and then a little more. If you are committed to getting into shape, I HIGHLY recommend meeting up with JJ. He is also extremely knowledgeable regarding nutrition and will literally answer any nutrition questions I have as often as I have them throughout the day via text in a very quick manner. I also really love the variety of workouts he has led me through: weigh training, intense cardio, interval training, boxing/martial arts... I'm pretty convinced he can do anything. Three things you should know: 1. You will sweat... a lot! 2. You will be sore... really sore. 3. You will have a good time through it.

  • 35 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha V.
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I originally was looking for a trainer who could teach me self-defense for a trip I was going to be taking where these skills might be needed in case of emergency. I found Vinny on thumbtack and was immediately impressed with his resume. He made the effort to come all the way from Santa Clarita to my house which I appreciated. Just after one lesson, I could see a difference in myself. After just a few lessons, Vinny has taught me so much. I am now more confident in what I can do and in my safety. He has helped me to realize that with practice and skill, I can take on any challenge that I may come up against. At 16, it means a lot to know that I have taken certain pre-cautions to ensure my safety and well-being which causes me to have a peace of mind. I owe it all to Vinny and I highly recommend him as a trainer because every girl deserves to know that they have the power and right to learn and defend themselves.

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fitnfight
4.8
from 24 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Sifera W.
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My 15-year-old son has been taking MMA lessons from him. My son loves it. Margo is very patient and always positive. My son seems to be learning a lot. Margo also set him up with a diet and workout plan that my son has been following.

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Titan MMA Fitness
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
khoa d.
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Most amazing guy to work with. Very friendly, patient and focus on the details. Love the teaching pace that he has for us. We also have him teaches four of our daughters. It been around 10 appointments so far and never once he was late. Very punctual and professional. So excited and can't wait to get to the real stuff. Gonna snap a photo with you next time to put it on here :) Kenneth & Sheila

Systems Training Center
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Stephanie G.
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Marcus has been my trainer for almost 4 yrs. My initial goal with him was to learn kickboxing as a beginner. During this journey, Marcus has taken me beyond any goals or aspirations I had imagined. He has expanded my learning from just kickboxing techniques to cardio and strength training. I am not a fighter; I take kickboxing lessons to learn something new. Marcus challanges me both physically and mentally. It is not just a physical workout, he also teaches me to strive to accomplish things I never knew I could do. Marcus has both the education and experience to be a great trainer. He knows how to customize learning techniques to each individuals needs. You will not just get a great workout, but you will achieve a sense of accomplishment.

Self Defense & Fitness
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Gilad M.
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Johnny is awesome! I hired him to train my wife in self defense. I've been doing martial arts for years and have never managed to convince my wife to do it with me. It always intimidated her. But within a few lessons with Johnny she is now hooked. Johnny is very experienced working with women and with people without any background in martial arts. Now, a month into her working with Johnny, she loves every minute of it. I can see her improvement, both physically and psychologically and I have never seen her so motivated to workout. I highly recommend Johnny.

American Kenpo Karate
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Melissa H.
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We've been taking karate at American Kenpo Karate in both group and private class for two years. As an educator who works with both kids and young adults, I appreciate their care and professionalism. I know my daughter is safe with her instructors. She has thrived under their study and has earned her belts through hard work and well executed katas. In addition Kenpo is the best form of self defense for karate. The classes teach discipline, excellent form and responsibility. I would look here before considering anywhere else. They are a step above the rest!

Martial Arts Fitness Center
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ali R.
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Sensei Ali Jafari is an excellent martial art trainer. He has been my martial art instructor for the past twenty years during which not only I have learned karate techniques and instructions, I have also learned many life lessons from him. His patience, enthusiasm, and willing to teach are among many positive qualities that he demonstrates on a consistent basis. He is exceptionally patient with children and individuals who may not learn as quickly as other student. Sensei Jafai is is extremely knowledgeable in Shotkan Karate, Taekwondo, and using “weapons” in martial art. Sensei Jafari always brings energy and positive attitude to the class. He often finds a balance between paying attention individually to the highest ranked students as well as the lowest rank person. Sensei Jafari is very observant and cares about every individual’s progress. He is well informed about what specific and detail areas a student needs to work on in order to be successful in Karate and other areas of life.

OC Practical Self Defense
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Doug W.
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Mr Hall came into my studio to give a self defense demonstration to my students. The lesson was educational and very detailed. He did an excellent job explaining the concept of each applications. I walked away learning quite a bit in only 1 session.

  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sal H.
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I love this dojo! its clean, fully equipped and matted. Not like some others schools in the area that just train on carpet and use hard flooring. Blisters on the feet from carpet burns are not fun. Duarte Shotokan teaches Real Karate from a traditional lineage and it is a safe place to train, especially for kids. All the instructors and assistants are very kind and caring too. I have been in class for a few weeks already and I love the intense workouts and practical self defense lessons that are taught. I would recommend Duarte Martial arts Academy to anyone looking for a fun, safe and caring dojo.

Algernon Lanier
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Matthew A.
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I can't say enough great things about Al!!!!! I have been taking lessons from Al several times per week for over three years. I always enjoy training with him because he is very patient and helps me learn new techniques and concepts while giving me an a great workout.

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Intended for beginners and intermediates, my lessons will show you the fundamentals of the martial art of muay thai. The art of the eight limbs consists of kicks, punches, elbows and knees that get that killer shape you always wanted. Whether you're looking to learn self-defense, experience an intense workout or just have fun while getting your fit on, my muay thai lessons may be exactly what you need.

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I was an amateur and professional boxer with over 100 fights. I'm looking to start showing people how to box.

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I create a very healing yoga experience for my clients utilizing therapeutic spiritual music, ecstatic dance and guided visualizations. Clients leave my classes feeling uplifted and rejuvenated.

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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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I have 10 years of experience with a shotokan karate black belt. Protect yourself from the increasing dangers and homicides being conducted in this era.

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I personalize your lesson to what is best for you and I make it fun..

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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.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I am passionate about teaching and about the material I am teaching. I also have flexible hours and offer fairer prices than most other instructors as I put teaching and developing a positive group of students over profit.

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Learn to defend yourself with real Chinese Kung Fu self-defense lessons, with a mixture of Eagle Claw and Wing Chun. This is the time to know you can protect yourself and your loved ones. People love my gentle and patient way of teaching.

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I provide Swedish and deep tissue massage for one hour. I incorporate stretching and light yoga techniques in my sessions. I also provide judo coaching. It's a fun and challenging way to get physically fit while learning some cool self-defense techniques.

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