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Max KO
5.0
from 28 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Maria B.
Verified review

I hired Max to work individually with my 2 daughters, ages 11 and 16. They felt very comfortable with him. Max was direct and to the point and was able to teach them quite a lot in a short amount of time. My daughters both have more confidence after just one session. Max works well with kids and he is able to maintain their attention. He also explained the importance of confidence and not projecting fear. Max was very accommodating and met us in a location that was convenient for us. He checked in with his ETA and was very professional. We hope to become regular students. We enthusiastically recommend Max for self defense training.

Jeremy Marin
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jesse C.
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Went to Jeremy to get beginner adult boxing/self defense lessons. Jeremy was extremely professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable - he listened to what I wanted to learn and helped me get to exactly where I wanted. He is also a personal trainer, and I've seen him with some of this other clients who all really like working with Jeremy. Highly recommend going to Jeremy for any kind of fitness or self defense lessons!

Beacon Wellness Arts Center
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Jeanne B.
    Verified review

    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.

    Okinawa Karate Academy
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
      Robert A.
      Verified review

      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

      J. Corpus Martial Arts
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 19 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Kaye R.
      Verified review

      Their Professor,now Grand Master Corpus is great with all his students as well are all his instructors. They teach the kids discipline,respect and self defense with positivity and lots of encouragement to boost their self esteem as well. I have my 4 boys enrolled in the class. They've been receiving their training through JCMA the past 5-6 years. 2 of my nieces have joined as well. Great experience for the whole family.

      Vince Vasquez
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Ch O.
      Verified review

      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.

      Shoshannah Flach Fitness
      5.0
      from 5 reviews
      • 2 years in business
      Kamla K.
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      I started training with Shoshannah last August, after injuries had kept me from working out for a year or so and I was super out of shape. I went to group classes taught by her. Her classes were always fun, incredibly positive and she does a great job considering for injuries and making the classes interesting. She also incorporated elements of self defense. My endurance and strength have increased so much since the classes I was taking with her. I'd recommend her to anyone who wants to get started, or get back into a fitness routine.

      Synergy Self Defense
      4.8
      from 5 reviews
      • 9 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Mark S.
      Verified review

      Synergy Self Defense is absolutely fantastic. Shermie is very knowledgable and meets you at "your level" so you never feel behind. I noticed within a couple months that she taught me sooooo much. I wish I still lived in San Francisco so that I could continue to go. If you are lucky enough to try it you will enjoy it!

      Emeryville Martial Arts
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
      • 25 years in business
      • 8 hires on Thumbtack
      Emma L.
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      Terri was incredibly helpful. She gave me two private lessons preparing me for self defense (body lang, verbal and physical skills) for me to use when traveling the world alone. I highly recommend using her as a resource. She tailored my lessons to my needs, was personable, and I learned a ton and gained confidence! Thanks Terri!

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

      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!

      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
      About

      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.

      About

      We provide private martial arts and self-defense lessons and training. I am not a martial arts instructor who wants to be called master, sifu or some other honorific title; I'm just an easygoing coach with three legitimate, confirmable black belts that will work with you at whatever level you are. I won't force you to train like an Olympian unless you want to, and I don't teach how to dodge bullets or fly through the air. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, read on. I am committed to teaching critical self-protection skills to those who seek it. My form of self-defense teaches the social, emotional, mental as well as physical skills necessary to avoid most confrontations. Should an assailant escalate to the physical realm, my students are ready to respond accordingly with easy-to-master physical skills that are derived from jujitsu, hapkido, aikido, wing chun and NYC street defense that any body type can learn quickly and easily. I offer private lessons to both adults and children, as well as corporate team lessons. For those who may be interested, I am willing to help them achieve their black belt through Jujitsu America. I offer a free needs analysis/first lesson and after that, I charge for eight lessons at a time. I strongly believe that no one should be denied this education and as such, I have committed to teaching these skills to young people in the public schools free of charge; just ask. Additionally, I offer sliding scale to those who simply can't afford to pay my normal fees. I also offer coaching for competitive events. I am a first-level national coach (and a committee member) for Sport Jujitsu; I can help you succeed in any tournament. If you are interested in studying in either San Francisco or New York, or if you have any questions, please reach out to me at the number below or e-mail me. Please check out my website too. It's where you can check out my credentials and see my videos. Thanks for reading, and I hope to work with you soon.

      About

      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.

      About

      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!

      About

      Our Dojo focusses on the opportunity for families to train together. A gym like atmosphere with separate kids and teen/adult programs. Our instructors are certified Kajukenbo Black Belts with an established under belt leadership development team. Our motto "if one wins we all win, if one fails then we all fail"- it is encourage you try 2 classess free in order to make your decision

      About

      We offer muay thai, Brazilian jiu jitsu, boxing, self defense, competition, anti-bullying program and family martial arts fitness training.

      About

      Hi, I am an ACE-certified personal fitness trainer with an extensive background in self-defense and martial arts. I work with clients one on one or in small groups, primarily from my home-based studio in Petaluma, CA. I have been working as a personal trainer for 10 years; prior to that, I taught Kenpo Style Karate. I love showing my clients how they can change the way they feel and look. Everyone gets a personalized program based on their interests and their needs; I have several program options to meet anyone's time and financial constraints. My studio is private, comfortable and equipped with everything you need to get in the best shape of your life, learn a new skill or just feel more comfortable and empowered in your body and your environment. Contact me today to talk about your unique fitness needs!

      About

      Thai kickboxing, self defense and boxing group classes and one-on-one private instruction with professional kickboxing and boxing instructors in a fun and friendly setting. Conveniently located on the N Judah line. All levels are welcome.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I am a former UFC fighter from Santa Rosa. I found early on in my career after working with many teammates that I love to help others lose weight, build lean muscle and learn techniques for self defense or martial art competition. Helping others accomplish their goals is just as rewarding as accomplishing my own

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I take a holistic approach to fitness and wellness, and try to combine fun activities into your program to help you stay consistent, which will ultimately help you make a lifestyle change and give you the freedom to truly express yourself through movement.

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