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Whittier Self Defense Instructors

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  • 8 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Downey, CA 90241


One of the best and most informative self defense courses I have ever taken. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to protect themselves as well as have a fun workout! :)

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Montclair, CA 91763


We offer lessons in Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, meditation, and acupressure. Learn strength, peace, balance, holistic health and much more through these ancient Chinese arts. These are sets of movements that are life changing and that always amaze those who practice them. In the Kung Fu and Tai Chi classes, we also learn self defense and martial arts application.

  • Monrovia, CA 91016


We offer a Muay Thai, boxing, mixed martial arts, self-defense and strength/conditioning/fitness gym! If you want to learn a martial art, or get fit like a mixed martial artist, Old Town Fight Club in Monrovia caters to your goals and needs as a fighter, or as someone who just wants to get fit and stay in shape. Our motto is "Get Fit, Stay Motivated, & Fight for Life!"

  • Valley Village, CA 91607


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.

  • Glendora, CA 91741


Kajukenbo is the first mixed martials in U.S. Originally, it was developed for self-defense reasons for the streets. We teach self-defense to all ages, so people can build self-confidence. The instructors have been teaching self-defense on the average of 20 years or more. The systems that we teach are a combination of karate, judo-jujitsu, kenpo and kung fu. Our students are very satisfied with what we teach because it works on the street. We care about our students to learn and to defend themselves. That is our specialty!

  • Los Angeles, CA 90025


We offer martial arts classes, specifically a southern Shaolin style known as "white tiger kung fu". We also have qigong classes, MMA class, a general self-defense class, and special classes for kids. Try it out, first class is free.

  • San Bernardino, CA 92402


We are helping busy women save time. We show women save time with programs based on their needs. We show women programs to be successful in a challenging economy. We show basic self-defense skills as needed and activities to stay in shape.

  • 20 years in business
  • El Monte, CA 91732


I teach people easy-to-learn tips and techniques on how to defend themselves. Within a couple of hours, you can learn how to get home safely. You'll also learn how to use everything around you as a powerful weapon to stop the attacker.

  • 55 years in business
  • Fountain Valley, CA 92708


Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, No Gi Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling & Judo), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) (Kids Mixed Martial Arts, Adult Mixed Martial Arts), Muay Thai (Kidz Muay Thai, Adult Muay Thai, Kickboxing & Boxing), Self Defense Classes (Kids Self Defense & Women's Self Defense), Fitness Training (Cross Fit Training & Kick Fit Bag Class), Boxing (adults only), Wrestling (No Gi submission wrestling)

  • Anaheim, CA 92802


Do you need self-defense skills? Take action now! I offer private self-defense training for individuals and/or groups. Class instruction will provide basic skill training in "hand-to-hand" combat, to eliminate physical threats to you, your family, or friends. Having these skills to protect yourself will make sure you are not a victim to someone wishing to cause harm to you. It will build confidence in every aspect of your life, both professionally and, most important, personally. Take action now! Be prepared!


We have a strong kids' program divided in 4-8 years old and 9-14 years old. Those over 15 years old start our adults' program, although our kids' program is huge. It is still half of the academy, and our adults' program is great because we do offer a curriculum for beginners and more advanced people. We welcome everyone. Out of shape? Non athletic? Feeling intimitade with other places? BJJ is for all ages, and we do have a strong team of members at their late 30's, 40's and 50's. Come by, and check it out!


We offer karate classes for adults on Mondays, 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 1st Wednesday of the month, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We offer karate for 10 bucks! We offer Japanese-style art with weapons, self-defense, throwing and grappling techniques incorporated in curriculum. Beginners and advanced students are welcome. Instructor has over 20 years of experience in the martial arts, has traveled the country in demo teams, and has worked on stage and screen, using these talents. Private lessons are available.

  • Van Nuys, CA 91406


C.L.A.S.S. - Children Learning Awareness, Safety & Self-Defense is a unique self-defense program teaching children proactive and physical self-defense techniques in a non-threatening environment. Don't let your child become the next victim! All classes are taught by Janet Goliger, 2nd degree black belt, credentialed teacher, creator and author of the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense Curriculums for grades 3 - 12, and author of "I need to be SAFE: I'm Worth It!" Women's self-defense classes are also offered through the "Onna Musha" (woman warrior) women's self-defense program using techniques created by women for women. Group, private and semi-private classes are available. Visit the C.L.A.S.S. Self-Defense web site for more information.

  • Los Angeles, CA 90064


I am a defensive tactics expert, former heavyweight champion of Israel, 4th degree black belt in krav maga, self defense and combat fitness instructor, and have been teaching defensive tactics and life-saving methods to military counter terror units, law enforcement, the entertainment industry and civilians worldwide since 1992. I am also a 2009 inductee in the Martial Arts Hall Of Fame, participant in Fight Science, featured on the National Geographic Channel, and an instrumental figure in popularizing the self defense system of the Israeli Defense Forces known as Krav Maga.

  • 7 years in business
  • La Habra, CA 90631


Zen Bushido Kan Karate-do offers traditional Japanese karate-do and self-defense classes, serving the cities of Whittier, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Hacienda Heights, and all neighboring areas. All levels and ages are welcome. Shito Ryu's five principles of self-defense: * Teni: Taisabaki (footwork) - shifting or turning quickly out of the opponent's way. * Ryusui: Soft blocking - redirecting a strong attack with a circular or deflecting parry. * Raka: Hard blocking - striking an off-center or indirect attack with sudden maximum power. * Hangeki: Defense as attack - a good defense is offense. * Kushin: Springing - a reflexive, darting "out and in" kind of body, shifting from any angle.

  • Pasadena, CA 91101


Get in shape and learn self defense. I teach Muay Thai Kickboxing, Krav Maga, conditioning classes, women's self defense as well as Brazilian Jui Jitsu. I teach all ages, from 12 to 99 years old. If you have the discipline to learn, I can teach you to improve your health situation at a very effective pricing. People sign up in many health club gyms but they do not get any one-on-one-training and charge you $125.00/hour.


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.

  • South El Monte, CA 91733


We offer Taekwondo, Wushu, Chen Taiji private lessons, self-defense for 7 years old and up. I am a certified instructor to teach Taekwondo, Wushu, Taiji.

  • Gardena, CA 90247


We provide speed training, striking fist training, grabbing training, flexibility, throwing tech training, and powerful but basic kicks kind training, etc. Self-defense from real enemies! I am in real growing JKD art. E-mail is much better than phone, address, etc.


We offer Brazilian jiu jitsu lessons for all your needs. No experience is required! We are a school of martial arts and self-defense for all -- kids, adults, men, and women. We have a program for every need.

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