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Rocky Mountain Jiu Jitsu
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
Je S.
Verified review

Any sort of BJJ or martial art school can be a little intimidating at first. This academy is very friendly and has no egos. Chris is a great instructor with a very welcoming personality. He loves what he does and it shows with every class. He is a great instructor but a better person.

An'unteimei Dojo
5.0
from 5 reviews
    Jesse D.
    Verified review

    This review is coming from someone with previous martial arts experience. Coming from a an experience of family MMA style dojo, Coryson's Dojo was a breath of fresh air. At Coryson's you get a more personal training with small classes so there is opportunity to learn the things you are interested in. There are many different paths of Ninpo and Corysan has the knowledge and skill to teach you the traditional way and let you work on your own strengths. He also has a flexible schefule and is almost always ready to train. The dojo has a variety of ninja tools and weapons and he is always adding new things. The best part about Coryson's Dojo is the knowledge you take away from it. There are very few places in the US where ypu can learn real Ninpo and this is one of them. I can personally say that learning and practicing ninpo has improved my life in all assets.

    • 4 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Josh L.
    Verified review

    Dave is a great instructor. I have learned tons from him. He is able to teach all levels of martial arts. I have had instruction form all over this great country and he is one of the best. He breaks every move down nice and slow to make sure no student gets hurt and so they understand the moves. Under his instruction I have never seen the gladiator style that I have seen in many other gyms. Again he makes sure his students learn in a safe friendly environment.

    • 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
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Chris F.
    Verified review

    Sorry that this is a little long... I have been at FusBoxe for almost three years. There is no other gym that offers what Sully offers. I am not saying that other gyms are inferior, only that FusBoxe is truly unique. Many gyms focus on one or two martial arts to the exclusion of others. That is not the case here. I can't imagine many other places where after an hour of combat sambo striking and an hour of Brazilian jiu-jitsu drilling, you can stick around and practice your swordplay with replica long swords (coated in protective rubber, of course). Or after an olympic lifting workout, transition into an mma fight camp. More than a gym, FusBoxe should truly be considered a learning facility. There is a staggering amount of martial arts knowledge contained within these walls. If you come in with an open mind, you can really learn a great deal very quickly. Because we are not limited in our exposure to different martial arts, each person really develops their own unique style. Everybody's style incorporates the techniques and ideas best suited for themselves from an extensive and diverse martial arts conceptual library at FusBoxe. The fighting philosophy you will learn at FusBoxe is second to none. This is not a place where you will be made to employ certain techniques if you do not find them personally useful. If you don't like Muay Thai kicks and instead want to use TaeKwonDo kicks... Go ahead, but you will most certainly understand Muay Thai before all is said and done. This really gets to the core of the fighting philosophy at FusBoxe (at least as far as I understand it). To paraphrase: - Do what is most comfortable, most efficient and most natural for your mind and your body, but understand as much of everything else as you possibly can. If you come in with an excellent wrestling background, Sully will not restrict you to only BJJ because that's the "best" grappling technique. He will incorporate your wrestling strengths into an overall grappling framework where wrestling is the primary tool you will use. That way, if you run into a high level pure grappler (be they judo, jiu-jitsu, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or sambo players) you will understand their art enough to grapple on your terms rather than blindly rush into something you do not understand. The same thing could be said about somebody who comes in with an excellent boxing background, or an excellent judo background. Those are the foundations upon which you build your own style. I have heard people say, "Well my boxing is good, so I just want to learn bjj here." That kind of style compartmentalization has always struck me as seriously lacking any kind of thoughtful analysis. If I've learned anything, it's that the martial arts are a nearly infinite continuum where everything relates back to everything, rather than a checklist of styles. If you ever think you've reached the end of martial arts, well, you're simply a fool. What is so liberating about this approach is that while you have excellent guidance from a great coach, you are free to develop your own style within the martial arts continuum. This is not to say that somebody in their first week of training is competent enough to start developing their style. But over time and through experience (often trial and error), we are each able to make thoughtful and informed decisions regarding our style. How do we accent our inherent strengths and how do we mask our weaknesses as strength? Sully will never tell you that you can't use a particular technique, he will only ask some variation of the following question: "Will it work for you?" If the answer to that question is yes, use it. If the answer is no, discard it or work on it until you can answer yes. Something you will rarely see here is the fight team practicing separately from beginner and intermediate students. In fact, they do quite the opposite during scheduled classes. Fight team members often take on leadership roles during class to ensure that newer martial artists' understand the techniques and concepts being taught. You can literally see the organic information transfer from advanced to beginning students in almost every class. We think of the gym as our second family. As such, you will make great new friends. Everybody is approachable and certainly willing to talk about whatever is on your mind, be it related to martial arts or otherwise. Personally, I made friends at FusBoxe who have become an essential part of my life. I am excited to see everybody at the gym every time I go to class. It is an awesome feeling. The only thing I will caution prospective students about is to not come to FusBoxe with a narrow focus. This is not the place nor the coach that will put you in the cage immediately, even if you have prior experience (maybe you've even had a few amateur fights). Sully puts people in the ring who are both physically and mentally ready by his standards. Likewise, you will not receive your belt promotions on a schedule. My first belt promotion came more than two years after I started. But, I love that belt. Every time I put it on I am filled with the pride of accomplishment and pure joy. That belt represents blood, sweat and swollen lips. Black eyes and habitually battered thighs. It represents countless failures and, by comparison, few successes. It reminds me that on my first day, I sparred with a 93 pound girl who made me look like a drunk walking through a spider web (I am a 190 pound man). It is a constant reminder that no matter how good I get, no matter how high I may climb or how far I've come, there will always be a new mountain in front of me. At the end of the day, anybody can buy a black belt. The belt itself is meaningless; just a thin, long, colored piece of cloth. What truly matters, what truly defines the belt, is the journey taken to achieve it. Sully takes pride in our FusBoxe lineage. I know that he is personally invested in every on of his students. He feels the pain of our failures and rejoices with us in our successes. While I know on an intellectual level that FusBoxe is a business, I have never felt like a number or just another membership fee. If you show loyalty and a willingness to learn no matter what level you are, your loyalty will be repaid in full. The journey won't be easy and it won't happen by a date on your calendar, but it will absolutely be worth it. FusBoxe will change your life if you let it. I love this gym, Chris F.

    Wash Park Martial Arts
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 23 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Heidi S.
    Verified review

    Vanessa is an excellent self defense teacher. She is personable and most knowledgeable. We are most grateful for her 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.

    • 28 years in business
    Laura F.
    Verified review

    Great trainer and fitness genious! It worked for me! Very personable and helpful. His heart is in the right place, and that is to get you what You want, to be fit and happy.

    Competitive Edge MMA
    4.5
    from 2 reviews
    • 14 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Greg M.
    Verified review

    I've trained at Competitive Edge for over eight years. Scott's strengths are motivation and teaching. Classes are well thought out and if the students put in the effort they see measurable results. Scott has the unique ability to make the training relevant to other parts of life in general and gives students confidence that goes beyond the physical training.

    • 28 years in business
    James P.
    Verified review

    Great place to learn martial arts. I was in karate before and there is no comparison. This school offers a safe atmosphere and they actually teach effective martial arts. I am very happy with the instruction.

    Kurt Weinreich Jr.
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Bill Robin F.
      Verified review

      They say you can’t appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone. So true! My husband and I have had ongoing medical problems as time has marched on, and knew it was time to do better things for our bodies, so we could continue working and enjoy activities most dear to us. So, we joined a health club within walking distance of our home and thought it would be a good idea to go through some personal training sessions to get us started on the right track. The ‘Force’ was with us, apparently, because we were paired with a wonderful, very experienced personal trainer, Kurt Weinreich. Well… Kurt was everything we had hoped for in a trainer and more. He was highly knowledgeable, very professional, and really listened to us as we explained our many health issues and desired goals. Over a period of 8 weeks, Kurt built a workout regimen for each of us individually that took these things into account, carefully observing our progress and continually checking in with us as our individual programs developed. He provided options to suit whatever body part was suffering on any given day, while always keeping a cheerful attitude as he methodically worked around our age-related difficulties. Due to our financial constraints, Kurt went out of his way to make sure we were ready to go it on our own, including providing a detailed workout summary to help guide us along in our new journey to better health and to being more able to live the rest of our lives to the fullest. We couldn’t have asked for a more positive experience. Thank you, Kurt…for everything. You’re simply the best!

      • 3 years in business
      Lilia S.
      Verified review

      Luis is a great Trainer. He makes you feel motivated and pushes you to do your best. He is a good Trainer and definitely knows what he is doing.

      8 Hands Martial Arts
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Carl W.
        Verified review

        She has an exceptional ability to teach you in way that has you push yourself to do better than before. I love my class' with her.

        About

        Aikido of Denver "Doushin Juku" is a martial arts training center located in Denver. Our dojo's base philosophy is rooted in the traditional principles of Japanese martial arts “budo”, a way of achieving self-improvement through sincere martial arts practice. Our school's name, “Doushin Juku”, means the school of path to the heart. The name “Doushin” was given to our chief instructor Albright Sensei by Masando Sasaki Sensei (1929-2013), one of the direct disciples of the founder of aikido Morihei Ueshiba.

        About

        Ohana Martial Arts Corporation is a family focused martial arts school operating in Firestone, CO. We teach International Kenpo Karate Jujitsu, a modern and practical martial art focused on natural movement, making it accessible to anyone.

        About

        We are a local martial arts studio and an open gym during the day to focus on classes, group workouts, personal one-on-one training, nutrition help and program design.

        About

        I teach both music and martial arts. It's a weird combo, I know, but it's what I love! I teach rock, metal and classical guitar styles. I teach most Korean martial arts.

        About

        StriveFIT Kickbox and Strength Training will get you in the best shape of your life. This cutting-edge fitness system combines legitimate power striking workouts with a variety of functional resistance training using TRX suspension trainers, kettlebells, dumbells, medicine balls and more. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t worked out in years or if you’re a highly conditioned athlete — to get through this workout everyone has to STRIVE.

        • 32 years in business
        About

        I have over 45 years experience in classical and modern martial arts. The teaching methods I use transmit useful and functional techniques that are easy to learn and remember.

        About

        We opened Synergy in order to help people reach their goals, either to get into the best shape of their lives or to have that empowered feeling of knowing they can protect themselves and their loved ones.

        About

        If you want to change your body, simply go workout. If you want to change your life, come learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo with us. We have classes six days a week for both kids and adults in a safe, fun and clean environment. We do not use membership contracts.

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        Need Muay Thai Lessons

        Littleton, CO

        • Discipline
          Kickboxing (Muay Thai)
        • Reason
          Self improvement / discipline
        • Age
          18 or over
        • Details
          build confidence and tone body muscles to get into shape and maintain fitness for life.
        • $30
          Average price

        Need Martial Arts Instruction

        Fort Collins, CO

        • Discipline
          Mixed Martial Arts
        • Reason
          Self-defense training
        • Age
          18 or over
        • $25
          Average price

        Need a Pak Mei Kung Fu Instructor

        Fort Collins, CO

        • Discipline
          Kung Fu
        • Reason
          Self improvement / discipline
        • Age
          18 or over
        • Details
          I am looking for Bak Mei instruction in Northern Colorado.
        • $80
          Average price
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