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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 73 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 122 hires on Thumbtack
Betsy J.
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I've been training at Sparta Academy for several months now and could not be happier with my experience. The environment crafted by the instructors and trainers in the classes could not be more encouraging or positive. Not only are the instructors and owners remarkably encouraging, you will find the community of students to have the same attitude. There is always someone willing and ready to help if you have any questions. Regardless of your level of experience, either in the Martial Arts or Cross-Training (&lifting), you will never be disappointed with how you will be pushed and encouraged to move past your boundaries and constantly improve. Learning Krav Maga these past few months (bear in mind, I started with absolutely zero experience), has not only improved my fitness immensely, but left me with a surprising amount of confidence that I wasn't expecting as a result of these classes. I would absolutely recommend taking any of the classes offered. I particularly enjoy learning martial arts, as it's a discipline I never imagined I could do but has quickly become a passion of mine. Also, I love attending the morning cross-training classes as I've learned new techniques to increase my strength while always ensuring I'm performing movements correctly and will not injure myself (I've previously had several shoulder surgeries). Large egos are unwelcome, so have no fear if you are very new to any of the disciplines, as you will be welcomed just as much as the most advanced student in the class. I highly recommend Sparta Academy. It's not all serious either, in case you're concerned. It's a community of highly professional, but real people who aren't afraid to joke and laugh in between sets. Everyone is personable and welcoming, and you're certain to get your money's worth.

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Self Defense & Fitness
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Systems Training Center
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
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.

Reality Combat System
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Vincent L.
Verified review

Carlos cares training people to defend themselves - he always goes above and beyond in reviewing and adding in extra lessons as well. His brother Omar is also greatly is appreciated; being the guinea pig and taking the brunt of much practice from neophytes. I highly recommend this course, and plan on going through it again.

  • 4 years in business
Chele D.
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John taught our sons Taekwondo for more than two years, quickly becoming their favorite. My oldest had speech issues when he started, making it difficult to understand him. John was ever patient. Under his tutelage, they became serious students. My oldest is a recommended black belt and often refers to times when he was learning with John even though it's been many months since they've trained together. Not to mention, both boys think fitness is fun and will daily ask if they can go run, jump rope or will just start doing push-ups...all because John made it fun. I highly recommend John McCue.

Joel Ellen Fitness
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Bob A.
    Verified review

    Joel is an inspiring and motivational trainer with a wonderful ability to make you want to work harder. He truly cares for those he works with.

    • 14 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    P. D.
    Verified review

    Dave was very helpful in teaching a group of us a numerous amount of skills and techniques for self defense. We scheduled a private group class with him and everyone loved it and really felt that they learned a lot in his class. He was very polite, helpful, and easy to work with. I would definitely recommend him!

    Rachel B.
    Verified review

    She is super professional and friendly. Master Nicky is the real deal. You can tell they both love what they do.

    Sparta Academy
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 years in business
    Betsy J.
    Verified review

    I have been a student of Sparta Academy for several months now (nearly a year) and could not be happier with my experience. I have attended their cross training classes consistently and have experienced remarkable results physically as I am constantly encouraged to push myself further than I thought myself capable while being held accountable for doing every move correctly and never putting myself in a position to sustain injury. Beyond this though, I cannot speak highly enough about my experience in their martial arts classes and in particular, through personal training with Kiara in Krav Maga. She is professional, encouraging, but also demands the best out of her students in every way. She has helped me to perfect my technique, improve on my skills, and gain a newfound confidence through a sport I was hesitant to even begin. I have been told I look taller, leaner, and carry a more pronounced confidence in myself through my experiences here. The community of students and instructors is highly encouraging and always challenging you to push your limits and give your best effort. I would highly recommend any of the classes and instructors/coaches at Sparta Academy.

    • 10 years in business
    Pedro M.
    Verified review

    I have known Marcus for over 20 years. He has trained my nephews in self defense and martial arts. Marcus's main attribute is the ability to support and encourage confidence in one's own ability. I would hire him again with total confidence.

    About

    Krav Maga Worldwide is a self defense and a martial art organization which has emerged as a leader in the world in the field of personal training, self defense , combat and a lot more.

    • 21 years in business
    About

    There are various number of reasons which tend to set Krav Maga Worldwide apart from any other organization. The company has trained military and law enforcement personnel together representing over more than 800 government agencies. This type of system develops, promotes and implements self-defense training and fitness programs that help the individual to build physical and mental strength.

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    We are the 2nd oldest martial arts school in the Valley. We have been serving Chatsworth for over 25 years now. We are the top school here. We specialize in all areas starting with little dragons at 3 years old. We teach a traditional style: Tang Soo Do. We also have fit kick, BJJ, Krav Maga, and MMA classes. Come, or call for a free class. Train with the best, you become the best.

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    Getting tired of browsing through a lot of martial arts schools? Get professional local martial arts lessons from the experts at KSK Martial Arts Academy. They will not charge you for rank tests or belts.

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    Looking for a professional personal trainer who offers krav maga workout for students ages 12 to 99 years old? Sayed AbdulVahed provides private self-defense lessons, Brazilian Jui Jitsu classes, kickboxing, and more.

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    Check out Di Hickman Personal Training if you need a company in Santa Monica that will provide private martial arts lessons. These professionals are private martial arts instructors who have several years of experience.

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    Krav Maga is the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It’s also the preferred system for U.S. Military and law enforcement personnel. Krav Maga is not a traditional martial art. There are no katas, no rituals, and no nonsense. Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, this reality-based system is designed to teach real self defense in the shortest possible time. Learn to defend against common chokes, grabs, and bear hugs, as well as weapons such as guns, knives, and sticks. Just as important, we teach people to function during the stress and shock of a sudden, violent encounter. Tested on the battlefield and in the streets, Krav Maga’s practical approach to self defense will make you safer and fitter. We are the only school in Los Angeles and Orange County certified by Krav Maga Global from Israel. All our instructors are certified by and maintain training standards of Krav Maga Global. We offer a 2-hour Krav Maga monthly workshop (open to all-level students from both locations) included in the membership.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    Mighty Kung Fu has martial arts trainers who provide fight stunt choreography and self-defense lessons. They also offer energetic and calorie-burning Wushu and tae kwon do lessons.

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    Teaching martial arts is one of David's greatest passions. This skilled individual provides effective personal training programs that will get you results in no time.

    • 9 years in business
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    Learn practical self-defense techniques with the help of Mike Catania. He teaches krav maga techniques. This professional trainer teacher also teaches self-defense for women and helps students to defend themselves.

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    Need Self Defense Lessons

    Pacific Palisades, CA

    • Interested in following disciplines
    • Details
      this would be for a group of about 20 14yr olds in 9th grade. I'm looking for someone who is great with young teens to come to my home and instruct the girls for about 1 1/2hr on basic safety moves involving attackers or date-rape prevention.
    • $78.33
      Average price

    Need Self Defense Instructor

    Los Angeles, CA

    • Student age
      14-17
    • Interested in following disciplines
      Kickboxing or Muay Thai
    • Learning goals
      To learn how to protect myself from bullies and violence
    • Level of experience
      No experience
    • Lesson type
      Small group (3 to 4 people)
    • Session frequency
      More than once a week
    • Day preference(s)
      Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday
    • Time preference(s)
      Late afternoon (3-6pm)
    • Lesson length
      60 minutes
    • Details
      Already play club volleyball. Also interested in improving physical ability
    • $35
      Average price
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