Dr. Ali Jaffri
Dr. Ali Jaffri

Dr. Ali Jaffri

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: I have had some people very close to me suffer through bullying and sexual assault and given my martial arts background (14 years of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 3 years of Muay Thai and 3 years of Taekwondo); this is my way of giving back to the community. Unfortunately, most of us will be exposed to a confrontational situation at least once in our lifetime. Hopefully, in the majority of these, we'll be able to talk to our aggressor and avoid getting physical. However, there will be times when the aggressor is a schoolyard bully, an abusive partner, a racist, or a drunk who prides himself in having "50 bar fights" under his belt. In such cases, you or your loved ones have only one option, and that is self-defense. What I love about what I do is mentally and physically preparing you for the day when it counts the most.

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Taggarty L.

Private Self Defense Lessons

Very Knowledgeable and works at the clients pace. I would recommend this for any women who is looking for self defense lessons. Great class.
May 28, 2021
Anastasia S.

Private Self Defense Lessons

I'm really enjoying my lessons with Dr. Alli. The lessons are a great workout in addition to learning how to defend myself. He is patient, provides great guidance, and tells me stories so that I am more aware of bad situations that could happen. I like that the sessions are so hands-on, and repetitive so that I can learn the muscle memory.
Oct 25, 2018
Erica L.

Private Self Defense Lessons

Ali is professional, organized, and thorough with his teaching. I have only had one lesson so far but already feel more confident in my abilities to defend myself. I can't wait to see what the rest of the program holds.
Feb 26, 2018
Jessica S.

Private Self Defense Lessons

As a person who has been in a violent relationship, this is a truly valuable class for any woman. He teaches you to defend yourself in every situation from being harassed at a street corner to getting trapped under someone truly intent on raping and/or killing you. I'm not someone who exercises regularly and I'm certainly not coordinated when it comes to sports, but he takes his time to make sure I get every move. He takes it slow but he definitely doesn't go easy on me either. His classes are fun and useful! And it's less than $100 a month for unlimited classes.
May 1, 2018
Danielle G.

When learning this type of stuff I feel like there needs to be a good connection between teacher and student and he was easy to connect with and talk to. I am out of shape and very self conscious about it and he showed me how to get the same results by adjusting to suit my fitness level without making me feel worse about myself which was awesome. My family and I can't wait to meet up with him to learn more.
Feb 27, 2018
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Ali Jaffri


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My lessons are $50/hour/person - if you are going to take multiple lessons or want to schedule lessons for multiple individuals we can discuss pricing and discounts.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    My lessons are not a "one-size-fits-all" everything is tailormade to your individual needs and learning objectives. Our first meeting is a discussion of your needs and a proposed lesson plan.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a doctorate in geology from Colorado State University, I am certified by the Wilderness Medicine Institute in First Aid, have a green belt in Taekwondo, Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and over 25 years of Martial Arts Experience.

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