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Ventura Self Defense Instructors

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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 67 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jillian P.
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I am an athlete at heart and I found myself completely unhappy with my body and health about a year ago. After trying to work on my self esteem first, I decided in September it was time to get back into fitness like I had been my whole life. I came on thumbtack and scheduled meetings with five different trainers. I met with JJ first and cancelled the rest before I even had a workout with him. Honestly I hired him only based off of his personality and game plan for for getting me back into shape. He literally is one of the funniest people I have met. However he doesn't mess around when it's time to work. And each workout I find that he can push me to limits I didn't know I had. I have lost 24 pounds so far but have become so much stronger and healthier. We weight lift, do cardio, and he has taught me personal defense. I was skeptical paying money to get fit but I'm investing in my health and it truly makes me happy. (He is going to make fun of me for getting sappy on this but whatever he deserves it)

Kick2Fit by Inez
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Kristie S.
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Kick2Fit is easily one of the most fulfilling workout classes in Southern California. It is high energy, intensive, and will leave you sweating ridiculous amounts by the end of each class. For someone who gets bored with standard cardio dances and whatnot, I have never found Inez's classes to be anything but exciting. If you want to be pushed and challenged but don't have the willpower to do so on your own, Inez Cabellero is your girl. The workout is addicting thanks to great music and a fantastic instructor- my body craves it! On a side note, Inez is equally hilarious as she is inspiring. You will be building abs not only by following her self-created moves, but also by laughing at everything that comes out of her mouth!

MD Fitness
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra S.
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How many of yull hate to count calories, and still be hungry..I do...I can tell u that my experience with coach Michael Diaz had been wonderfull. .I can go on and on!! DON'T TAKE MY WORD 4 IT SEE 4 UR SELF..yull be thanking ur self later!!!!

West Hills Karate Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 24 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Meenakshi G.
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I am a great fan of Shihan Hojati, whose experience, knowledge and teaching skills are simply superb. I am greatly respectful towards his insights regarding Karate do. His approach towards his class is self defense and fitness oriented and his teaching methods encompass the traditional as well as the modified. All the kids as well as the adults benefit greatly in terms of fitness of body as well as that of the mind from his teaching. I have been training with him for more than a year now and hope to be here longer still as I enjoy every class with him!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kaight L.
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Everything was great! I learned a lot and feel confident in my ability to handle a gun properly in front of camera for filming. The added self defense was a huge bonus! I recommend this instructor. Very knowledgeable and helpful!

SERT Group International
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
George L.
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Mr Sheldon and his associates are a tremedous asset in the field of tactical solutions. Some schools train armchair marksman. With real world professionals, SERT Group grooms effective fighters, while keeping yourself and your teammates safe and ultimately, ALIVE. My recommendation to my colleagues is to always maintain quality, effective training. My yardstick for measuring quality? I get to come home and write about it!

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Pedro M.
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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.

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.

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The Academy of Mixed Martial Science is a self-mastery center and mixed martial arts school on the border of West Los Angeles and Santa Monica, California. More than a typical MMA or Muay Thai gym, AMMS is a martial academy, like a private school. Our kid karate students and adult MMA members become part of a lineage, a lifestyle and a tradition, testing through several ranks and following an intricately developed and precise curriculum to not only develop the most well-rounded martial arts practitioners, but to develop more self-aware, confident and thoughtful human beings. Aside from Muay Thai, AMMS instructors come from various renowned lineages in judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, karate, street self-defense, kickboxing and other martial arts.

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We run a traditional martial arts school for children and adults with a golden reputation. We also specialize in self-defense seminars for groups featuring the nationally recognized program, "Attitude For Survival". This is a thought-provoking presentation that teaches 10 simple principles: 4 are mental and 6 are physical. We offer a simple yet effective event that will leave you empowered and ready to defend yourself regardless of your fitness level, age or gender.

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"Hisardut" is a martial art developed and combat tested in Israel for the past 50 years.

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Our mission is to positively impact the lives of our students and community by empowering them with the martial art knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu which translates to “gentle art” can transform people’s lives by giving them the confidence to protect themselves or their loved ones in a real hand-to-hand self-defense scenario. We are dedicated to providing the highest level instruction, the most classes per week, and the most affordable pricing – with an emphasis on real life self-defense and sport competition. Through training, our students will grow and gain courage, strength, respect, discipline, and honor, while at the same time get physically fit, learn to defend themselves, and make great friends!

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We offer private individual or couple self-defense lessons. Curriculum includes Jeet Kune Do, boxing, and Wing Chun principles. You will learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones in a fast and no-nonsense manner. Progression will depend on your level of dedication and self-motivation. No experience or fitness level is necessary. You will receive personalized training from a professionally trained martial artist. The benefits of training will vary from person to person, but they most commonly include an enhanced sense of security and confidence, with amplified physical fitness through progressive and dedicated practice. We are open to anyone who has the willingness and motivation to learn, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or level of income. You must be 18 or older.

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I teach functional strength training, fitness kickboxing and practical self-defense. The practical self-defense methods I teach are based primarily on military combatives, WWII to present day.

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I have over 29 years experience in helping clients achieve their fitness and self-protection goals.

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I offer martial arts instruction for adults and kids. Private and semi-private classes are available, as well as group training. Develop your hand and foot skills while experiencing one of the toughest workouts in town. I have 23 years of teaching experience to help you reach your untapped potential. We utilize punches, strikes, judo, aikido, reverse joint techniques and wrestling in our very practical form of self-defense. Our kids' classes are designed to help develop confidence, leadership skills, self-esteem, coordination and respect. Our program enables kids to have a true sense of personal growth without the emphasis on competition.

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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USSD has been the pioneer in perfecting the teaching of martial arts for self defense on an instructor/student basis. The USSD Private Training program allows students to progress at their own pace and to focus on their needs and interests. USSD’s unique self-defense system allows the beginner and advanced student alike to adjust the techniques to fit their physical ability, strengths and limitations.

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Our students improve their confidence, strength, focus, and health while having fun learning skills that could be used to defend yourself against any attack. We offer personalized martial arts instruction to men, women, and children and customize our training to fit your needs. Our schedules are flexible and we are available 7 days a week. We train beginners, advanced martial artists, families, and everything in between.

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I specialize in teaching traditional and practical self-defense to kids and teens. I have a second-degree black belt in Kai Sho Do, and I have taught for MyGym and Dawn Barnes Karate Kids.

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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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We are the most authentic Israeli martial arts school in Southern California, featuring classes in all major aspects of Israeli self-defense and martial arts. We offer elite Israeli martial arts and self-defense classes for adults, children, women, families, security teams and law enforcement officials of Los Angeles and Ventura County areas.

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