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Sparta Academy
4.9
from 72 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 121 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)

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fitnfight
4.8
from 25 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer M.
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Margo is a great trainer and really caters to the results you want to see. He makes working out fun. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to learn self defense skills and wants healthy long lasting results.

OC Practical Self Defense
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Austin P.
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Brian is very knowledgeable in the art of Self Defense. It's apparent from lesson #1 that he has a true passion and intellect for self defense and the teaching of! 5 Stars.

Miguel Angel
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Zhanna M.
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I completed the course Escape to Gain Safety with Miguel and I feel so good about it! I feel stronger and more confident that I can protect myself. Self defense isn’t just good for ladies, I saw many men in the classes that were strong but needed to know the proper techniques. Thanks Miguel!!!

LoboCuāuhtli
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Roberto M.
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I take a self-defense/kickboxing class with Jorge twice a week. He's an amazing instructor, able to teach practical self-defense and kickboxing concepts while giving me a great workout! The power, speed, and technique of my kicks and punches have improved drastically since training with him. Jorge, thanks so much for your guidance and knowledge. Let's hit those mitts again soon! You rock!

Elle Fitness
4.7
from 17 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Dave C.
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Lila was right on time (early, actually) and hit it off with my girls right away. She got down to business with them quickly and I could tell that although the girls were being challenged they were having fun. I look forward to seeing them progress in self defense technique over the next several weeks.

  • 35 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
Madeline S.
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You know you have a good trainer when you leave your first (free) session feeling a confidence and a preparedness that you never knew you should have. Vinny is the type of teacher who makes sure you get the most value out of every lesson by teaching you how to "flow" with your movements so that it becomes innate and personal to you and whatever situation may arise. Every time I leave I feel stronger, sharper, smarter and more confident in not just physical self defense but your overall attitude. Not only is Vinny obviously experienced and a great teacher who makes you understand but he is a really good person too. I highly recommend him.

Self Defense & Fitness
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Simona P.
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Johnny is the best there is! There is literally nothing we come up with that he doesn't have a solution for. He cares very much for the safety of his clients and is very patient. I can't imagine a better or more qualified self defense instructor!!

Alonzo Martial Arts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Emily H.
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Great martial arts instructor. We did a general intro of women's self defense, hapkido, taekwondo. Very patient and good for beginners.

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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
Sonia V.
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I really appreciate Martin and his knowledge of self defense/martial arts. He saw where my strong points where at and tried to gear it to them. I definitely plan to continue just to keep my skills up

Self Defense Fit Lab Inc.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rochelle O.
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Wow! An hour goes so fast and I get a good workout plus learning Krav Maga. It is a friendly helpful environment that you are only in competition with yourself. Always encouraged to push yourself to do your very best. Lots of one on one because the instructors walk around the students when doing the drills/exercises and make suggestions and corrections as needed. (In Orange county I was charged $100.00 for 45 minutes for a one on one.) They have a wide range of people from children’s classes to adult classes with ages from teens to 70s. The common thread seems that everyone wants to learn Krav Maga, build self-confidence, get stronger and more fit while having fun. Can’t bet that!

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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'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.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Body Elite Fitness strives to revolutionize fitness through the dynamic exercises and the extensively detailed nutrition. We aim to provide all our clients with the most knowledgeable personal trainers in the area who suit not only the goals of clients but also the bonding relationship that a client builds with the trainer. With dedication, aspiration, and motivation, anything is possible. We will give you the keys to success to achieve the physique you want. Please see the following for information about the founder: * Name: Albert Oganesian * National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) * Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS) * 2010 NPC Pacific USA Body Building Championship (Teen Men), first place * GNC 2009 NPC Pacific USA Body Building Championship (Teen Men), first place * Mr. and Mrs. Muscle Beach 2009 (Teen Men), second place * Muscle Beach Championship 2009 (Teen Men), second place * GNC NPC National California 2010 (Teen Men), fifth place * Sponsored by Muscle Tech Athlete Albert Oganesian a two-time Teen USA Natural national champion who has been in the fitness industry for over five years. He's been in the limelight for quite a while now, coming into the bodybuilding scene and taking it by storm. Albert, being a multitalented athlete, is an expert in Muay Thai and kickboxing. He has been practicing the art of martial arts for 10 years. Coming into the football scene at the age of 15, he played for John Burroughs High for four years as a left guard and a defensive end. Being elusive, cunning, and quick, he got on the field and did his job beyond exception. At the age of 16, Albert started bodybuilding, never thinking he would be anything in the sport. Weighing 145 lbs., he went up to 216 lbs. His first show was the Muscle Beach Venice show. Never thinking how great he would do, he came in as the underdog with no expectations. He went on the stage, blowing the crowds' minds at the age of 16. Even though he took second, he became hungry and got the drive and perseverance to come to his next show and take the win. He never faltered and never quivered. He came to the Teen USA Natural Nationals, hungry for that first-place trophy. Nevertheless, he got what he was hoping and working so dearly for. Taking the first-place win was one of his biggest accomplishments. He went on to win the show again in August of 2010, being the last show he has competed in since. Now, Albert has specialized in bringing the best quality of training to every individual who needs it. Being one of the youngest in the sport, Albert teaches the art or Muay Thai, kickboxing and self-defense. Albert specializes in giving the best nutritional guidance to all athletes to achieve their goals, either to gain or lose weight or build muscle or strength. Utilizing both functional and improvised techniques to give the athlete the best quality of nutrition and training out there, Albert takes pride in the success of his clients and the results he provides. Albert always says that "With dedication, motivation, and aspirations, anything can be achieved, so what's stopping you? It's time to train!"

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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The Warrior's Club is a self-defense and fitness program whose mission is to empower individuals through the art of Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts, integrating the principles of both sports beyond the mat and into daily practices. Our program offers a wide range of instruction with an emphasis on competitive sport, health and self-defense. We cater to a wide range of clientele, including men and women of all ages, professional athletes, law enforcement and military.

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