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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 121 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Daniel F.
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I have been working with JJ for about 1 year and 5 months. Great working environment... JJ has helped me lose so much weight and I’ve learned proper workout techniques in this journey. I maxed out at 240 pounds, but today I weight 205 and still Iosing. I would highly recommend sparta academy for anyone looking to pursue a healthy lifestyle. My martial arts has improved tremendously too. JJ is a good trainer on both cross training and martial arts. JJ teaches Brazilian jiu jitsu, Krav Maga, and Muay Thai for martial arts. JJ would encourage you to come to class as many times you can to see results and improvements. If you ever need to lose weight or learn martial arts, then JJ is the man!

  • 35 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Marie A.
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Vinny was a godsend in my life...he helped me with my confidence footwork structure and I have been able to apply every technique that I learned ans apply it to my life so far! Not only is he a magnificent martial arts instructor he is a leader that lives by his own sound advice. I truly wish you were closer as my son Tyler says.... when ya think of vinny you wish there were more hours in the day because you can learn soo much about who you are when u hear the things that Vinny has shared with us.... I am a new person vinny in case u don't know who this is... it's Tyler Acosta ans my mom Marie lol Thank you to your whole family thumbtack and your student that we met. Blessings will surely come to those who seek out the right way to live think and yes even do what ever form of martial art that vinny can teach you....

Summit Fitness
5.0
from 25 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
Monica P.
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I’ve been going to Summit Fitness and specifically training with Michelle since about March, 2015. She’s such an awesome trainer, I love and respect her approach to training in that she incorporates a variety approaches, activities, and exercises that range from the typical to the not so typical. For example, for strength training we of course use weights and resistance but she also routinely incorporates yoga and martial arts exercises into the mix which keeps it both interesting and at times dare I say fun! I would also describe her approach to training as being holistic in that she recognizes that it’s not just about building up one’s strength and cardio; flexibility, diet, deep stretching, etc., are as equally important and sometimes entire sessions are devoted to just that which as a long-time runner I know my legs desperately need. I really can’t say enough about her, other things that have been huge plusses for me are 1- she’s a female trainer and as such she has been able to provide a level of comfort I’m not sure I would be able to have with a male trainer especially when doing certain exercises or taking my body measurements and 2- how attentive she is to the needs and goals of all her clients. She genuinely cares about us and her actions prove that… just ask the clients who she has gone athletic shoe shopping with or has met at the track to jump start a running regiment.

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Kickboxing and Self Defense
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
SequoiaRae Z.
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Martin provide individualized personal martial arts training that is focused, effective, and adaptable. My experience with Martin has been positive, and I recommend his services.

Granger Fitness and Defense
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Scott A.
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John is simply the best! I have been searching for a "home" of the martial arts for years. As i searched for the right style or method to train, it seemed that the latest trend here in Ventura was either Brazilian JiuJitsu or TKD. I am 50yrs old so neither of these styles would be practical for me or for practical self-defense on the street. I have been with John for close to a year now and found a place to learn a style that is custom fitted to my age, body type, and budget. There is NO PRESSURE here, only only patience and well planned instruction for ME. In my opinion, John's style and systems of martial arts are very beautiful in use and make common sense...simple and direct. His lineage from Bruce Lee is documented. Its always fun to hear all the true stories about Bruce Lee. The Granger system of total health is "Simply The Best"!

Self Defense & Fitness
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Marc J.
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I'm enjoying learning Johnny's combination of Krav Maga and other forms of martial arts. He's patient, great at explaining the mechanics behind moves, and offers me options when one move proves difficult. If you work with him one on one, he custom designs the training and pacing for your needs. I'm not looking to compete, just protect myself and family when I travel. So with Johnny, I got up and running quickly with basic moves on day one. You won't spend weeks learning ornate movements as you might in other martial arts. You'll learn how to end a conflict as quickly as possible, from day one. Highly recommended.

Systems Training Center
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Vince C.
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Marcus is a top notch personal trainer. He helped me get into the best shape of my life training for an MMA fight. He's got a wealth of knowledge in fitness, nutrition, self defense, and martial arts. He can do it all!! Highly recommended.

Jorge Merlos
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Leah K.
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Jorge is an exceptional trainer, teacher, coach, and motivator. He teaches me boxing and various forms of martial arts and each day that I work with him I learn so much -- about myself, about the craft, about Jorge's skills, and Jorge's abilities and patience as a teacher. I can feel myself making progress after every session with Jorge. His ability to break down movements and describe how they all fit together is incredible. He weaves in breath work, ancient wisdom, and practical skill application into every lesson. He positively challenges you to do your best each time, and his fabulous attitude and cheerfulness is contagious. I can't recommend him highly enough! You will not be disappointed if you choose to work with Jorge!

Alonzo Martial Arts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Cheri V.
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Our daughter has been studying at Alonzo Martial Arts since she was 4. He is a patient and fun instructor. Excellent role model. He knowledge of martial arts is exceptional and is always bringing in new techniques to share. Highly recommended. The best deal on the west side.

Wei Tuo Academy
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lourdes A.
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Great teacher and Qi Gong scholar. Team taught with him at Pitzer College. Dr. Lourdes Arguelles, Professor Emerita of Education, Claremont Graduate University

Pa Kua Healing Arts
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Marina R.
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Bella is an excellent teacher. She trains instructors and beginners with enthusiasm and love. Very knowledgeable in Reflexology, Tai Chi, Yoga, Self Defense and Archery. Bella is at the heart of her Studio, attracting everyone with her gentle technique like a magnet.

Kamiyakan Academy
5.0
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Baltazar L.
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Sifu Walden is a skillful martial artist and a great instructor. He is masterful in the use of weapons with superior trapping skills. His teaching methods will bring the necessary attributes that will make you in to a competent fighter, capable of defending yourself. My favorite arts to practice are Panantukan and Pananjakmam (Filipino dirty boxing & kicking arts), Silat and Combat Sambo. My best experience at the Kamiya kan Academy was the day when I started Flowing from weapons to empty hand, from long range to trapping range to ground fighting, from art to art. Effortlessly like Bruce Lee said feeling not thinking ; becoming like water. I am sure you will enjoy every class the same way I do.

Excel Sports & Fitness
5.0
from 1 review
  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Ciro C.
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My name is Ciro, I am from Italy and, since 1996, when I went to California for my first time, it was great to meet a special man as Tom Hagan. I trained with Coach Tom Hagan and his class was something unique which I haven't seen till that moment. During my training with Tom, it was amazing to grow and improve myself in gymnastics exercises and martial arts skills, blended together with part of the Chinese philosophy. People who want to discover themselves, who are also searching their own way to express their mental and physical skills, must try Tom Hagan's training method.

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We are offering boxing and mixed martial arts classes to amateur and professional fighters and fitness enthusiasts.

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World Martial Arts Center are martial arts schools in Yorba Linda and Anaheim, CA which serves the following cities: Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Corona, Placentia, and Stanton. Learn about our martial arts studio, and our special emphasis in working with children and families with free two-week trial.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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If you are looking for Boxing Training, Muay Thai Training, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kids Martial Arts, Anti Bullying, or Women's Self Defense in the Monrovia Ca area, then this is the place for you. We are dedicated to ensuring we have the highest qualified trainers, a fun and high energy atmousphere, and a clean environment. Our dedication is obvious as soon as you walk through the door, and that is what makes us stand out from the rest.

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

  • 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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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My goal is to help others reach their level of fitness, self defense or martial arts goals through techniques learned from my experience in Muay Thai, jiujitsu, Wing Chun, Eskrima, Shaolin Kung Fu and even dance/Wushu.

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I've been involved with all martial arts since a young age. I have experience teaching. I'm currently involved in MMA and Jiu-Jitsu learning from high ranking and very experienced teachers from Brazil to California. I'll be able to relate to the clients in every way.

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I have years of experience and training in martial arts. My background is in Tang Soo Do (Korean harate), though I have cross-trained in multiple other styles and can offer beginning and intermediate students in karate, tae kwon do, hapkido, or any other traditional, strike-based martial art with valuable, hands-on training and coaching for better kicks, punches as well as basic throws and takedowns. I also offer clients the opportunity to learn simple, easy-to-perform exercises that require little or no equipment and are designed to improve strength, endurance, flexibility, and general technical skill for more rigorous training later on in their martial arts career.

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