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Dr. Ali Jaffri
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Abbas R.
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When I contacted Dr. Ali few months ago, I had been recovering from chronic back pain (Herniated Disc) with a goal to get fit, get strong, get more confident and reinvigorate but like any novice I had a fear of getting hurt from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I made him aware of it and he made sure that he clearly explained different aspects of BJJ’s basic moves and positions and never made me feel out of place. I have seen myself make progress with each session. Dr. Ali has made it very fulfilling from a personal and physical standpoint through repetition & positive reinforcement Give it a shot, like myself, you won't regret it. I highly recommend him for all your Martial Arts/Self-Defense/Fitness needs

DCOMMA Fight Team
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Miguel G.
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I train here, I also help teach class. I love it, it's a perfect family environment.

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

Rocky Mountain Jiu Jitsu
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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 4 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Jesse D.
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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.

  • 28 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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.

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!

C-KS Tumfo tu
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 47 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Ed B.
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I have practice and studied Martial Arts for 20 years as of May this year. C-KS is the best martial art I have ever trained. I will carry the lessons from The instructor and C-KS for all of my days. YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER COMBAT AND MARTIAL ARTS SYSTEM .!.

  • 12 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Sofia P.
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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.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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
  • New on Thumbtack
Carl W.
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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.

  • 12 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chris F.
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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.

Competitive Edge MMA
4.0
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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 32 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have over 40 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.

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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.

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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.

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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My method of training is the reason clients see results very quickly. Within weeks a strong basic understanding of movement is attained from learning "circuit motion" with a partner. In this case that will be me. A martial arts version of "patty cake", where two people synchronize hand positions with each other through continuous repititious clapping of each others hands (or sticks)

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I've been doing martial arts and fitness my whole life. I am currently a head instructor at a martial arts school in town and am looking to branch out. I am not MMA. I am not CrossFit. I will teach you to be active on your own time in your own way and will teach you to defend yourself too. I am great for self-defense and awesome at cardio, and there is more if you want it. I come from Shito-Ryu Karate, Wing Chun and Aikido and have taught law enforcement as well as military SF. I am a Veteran Airborne Infantry Army guy. Expect a lot of the military with lots of understanding.

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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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