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Arvada Kids Self Defense Classes

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  • 8 years in business
  • 63 hires on Thumbtack
Jay R.
Verified review

After losing close to 150 lbs. over 18 months with Weight Watchers, I started training with Dana at the beginning of October 2015. I had lost the weight but had done no strength training prior to that point. Dana asked the right questions and immediately got me working on strengthening my core and building muscle mass that I had never really had before. With the massive weight loss, I had to relearn movement, balance and more. Dana has tailored my training plan to accomplish this successfully. She educated me on proper nutrition with specific instructions on protein and carbohydrate intake in conjunction with Weight Watchers. The difference I have seen since that time has been fantastic. Working with Dana I’ve seen my body weight continue to drop while my lean muscle mass has increased. I’m seeing the toning and definition that I hoped for. My massage therapist has commented on the difference she’s seen in my muscle tone and the strengthening of various muscle groups due to the workout program Dana laid out for me. I know this difference is because of the guidance and encouragement from Dana over this time. I’m also a runner, having completed two Half Marathons since December 2015. With the core and endurance training Dana has put me through, I’ve cut over 3 minutes per mile off of my running pace in the last 3 months. Her style is direct and honest, which I appreciate. She doesn’t pull her punches and doesn’t sugar coat things. That makes a world of difference when your focus is actually seeing noticeable results. At the same time, she’s been extremely supportive and encouraging since day 1. I know that the progress I’ve made physically and in my self-confidence are directly related to the instruction, guidance and support Dana has given me. If you want results from a trainer that knows how to achieve definable and measureable goals, you need to work with Dana and give her 100% of your effort. You will see results. You will feel better and stronger. I'm happy to provide this review based on all the changes I've seen working with Dana.

Dr. Ali Jaffri
from 8 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mubashra R.
Verified review

Hi, my 3 daughters ( age14,12 & 8)took self defence classes from Ali. It was a really effective course and helped my daughters a lot. I truely recommend Ali to others. His support and personal care made a huge difference. Regards, Mubashra

An'unteimei Dojo
from 5 reviews
    Christopher K.
    Verified review

    Cory is an outstanding instructor. His depth of knowledge about ninpo is matched only by his ability to teach effectively. This is a great place to learn self-defense.

    Rocky Mountain Jiu Jitsu
    from 5 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    Dana D.
    Verified review

    I love the personalized attention that I get from the instructor (Chris). I feel like apart of a team and truly feel like the skills I'm learning will benefit me to help defend myself from attackers (as I am a woman). Whether your looking to learn self defense or compete, Chris will show you the way!

    Joe Cooper's Impact Karate
    from 5 reviews
    • 28 years in business
    Jim W.
    Verified review

    As a police officer with over 24 years of police experience, I know the importance of learning self defense. After intense research, I came across Mr. Cooper, a very humble and exteremely knowlegeable instructor. I have witnessed this National and State Karate Champion patiently instruct both children and adults. I am happy to say that I am one of Mr. Cooper's students who continues to be amazed by his knowledge and ability to instruct in a friendly class setting. You will be amazed what a great stress relief that a karate class can bring!

    • 11 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Michele S.
    Verified review

    As a trainer in the fitness industry I hold a high standard for any Fitness professional that I would hire personally. Brett Hart is an expert in his field and truly gives his all to his clientele. He knows how to vary the intensity to match the efforts of a first-timer or a seasoned athlete. He is personable, well-organized, flexible in his scheduling and inspirational in his approach. I would highly recommend Brett for one-on-one, small group or large group kickboxing conditioning, martial arts and self defense training.

    • 12 years in business
    Sofia P.
    Verified review

    I have been going to Rocky Mountain Self Defense and Fitness since 2009. John is an excellent teacher. He always makes class fun and challenging at the same time. His knowledge of Krav Maga is very extensive. Its very difficult to find a Krav Maga instructor who is a 2nd Degree black belt. I have studied several methods of Martial Arts and even have a black belt in one of them but have not felt confident about defending myself until I joined Rocky Mountain Self Defense and Fitness and learned Krav Maga. I highly recommend it especially for women.

    Body Mind Systems
    from 2 reviews
      Christy W.
      Verified review

      The environment at Body Mind is calming and unique. My daughter has been training for 3 months now and I have seen a tremendous improvement in her self -confidence and mental well-being. As a parent I feel more assured knowing that she is learning valuable life skills and watching her improve in technique is rewarding for us both. George is an awesome instructor. He is patient, firm, and direct with the kids and his sense of humor really engages the students. My daughter has had other instructors that she has not felt as comfortable with. I really appreciate what Body Mind Systems has to offer. I recommend all my friends and family to take classes here. They are an amazing group of people!

      Shockd's Self Defense

      New To Thumbtack


        I have been giving karate instruction for children and adults for more than 25 years. I was a former associate instructor at Montgomery Co. Comm. College Karate Club from 1975 to 1992, instructor at Hillcrest High School in Dallas, TX from 1995 to 1998, and instructor at Pro Sport Karate, Englewood, Co. from 2010 to 2012. I also give private/personal instruction.

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