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Common Sense Fitness
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
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Janice R.
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I wanted my teens to learn self defense and I'm so glad to have found common sense fitness. The cost, teaching and travel was great. He teach them things they were clueless about and now I feel confident that in a situation they will at least be able to know what to do. I recommend Stephen to anyone looking to learn self defense!!!!

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David R.
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I have trained in the martial arts since the age of 5 and after learning different styles I found that Choy Li Fut Kung Fu is by far the most effective style of martial arts for real life combat, especially against multiple attackers. Sifu Gus Kaparos vast knowledge exhibits not only self defense but overall health and fitness and is unmatched. The respect and true genuine nature of Sifu and his students is great, a true kung-fu family!

Boxfitstrong
4.9
from 29 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Erold R.
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Evis Bejko was my trainer for a little over a year. With him I would do Warrior Fitness and a little Muay Thai. His methods are very effective and just after 6 months my body was all altered. I had better stamina, and my muscles were much better defined. Also I had no more joint pain. Also, he would come up with new techniques and exercises quite often. I would recommend anyone to work with Evis.

3rd Power Kenpo Self Defense
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Fran W.
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Shihan Andre is an excellent instructor. He sincerely cares about his students and their progress. He gives tips to help them improve. He gives very practical information for the art of self defense. He also gives history behind the arts so that you can have a better context on how/why to do certain moves. If you want to learn an ancient art, while also getting a solid foundation on protecting yourself, there is no one better to go to.

TigerStrong NYC
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Sydney S.
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I've had a great experience working will Coach Bill Pratt. He has met my personal needs as a collegiate athlete and I can see my improvement from week to week. He is very knowledgable about self defense and fitness in general and has a very diverse skill set. I attribute my staying healthy for the cross country season to the strength he has been building with me.

IronLIFE Fitness
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Tina N.
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Joe instructed a self-defense class for one of my corporate clients and they were thrilled! Employees learned a lot of useful tools to defend themselves and are eager to learn more!

Fight-Sport Martial Arts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
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Erik T.
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I learned a lot from training with Marco. He explains the technique so well, and how you should think during a fight, and where to look at. I never got that from other instructors that I went to. Hes been doing Jeet Kune Do/ MMA for years even before the UFC got so big. He teaches techniques for sport and for real life self defense. Highly Recommend.

Praxis Martial Arts
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wes S.
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I have been a student of the martial arts for 15 years, primarily in Kempo and Aikido, though I've dabbled in other styles. Dr. Pearlman has researched and studied classical styles to teach modern self defense. His classes have opened my eyes and my mind to a deeper understanding of the martial arts. Besides learning new techniques and applications, my performance in the other styles I practice have also improved. Dr. Pearlman's style is holistic, in the sense that it covers a wide range while keeping everything integrated. Strikes, kicks, locks, trapping and ground techniques are all covered. The focus is on self-defense, not fighting. Classes are relaxed but intense, great for beginners and experienced practitioners. I cannot recommend Praxis Martial Arts enough. Come down and see it for yourself.

  • 8 years in business
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Kate Z.
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NOTHING beats the experience you'll have at Shunato Karate. As a kickboxing student, Sensei Kato has not only taught me the essentials of self defense, but in the process has also taught me confidence, determination, focus, patience, and the importance of a happy workout. I've dropped 6 pant sizes just having fun! Shunato isn't just a dojo, it's a family. You're not going to find anything else like it, so stop looking. Come join us!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul S.
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Very professional; really knows his stuff; and very patient! I would highly recommend Lior for self defense and training.

  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jim H.
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I went to a Combat Hapkido seminar in Vermont approximately 18'years ago while on Vacation.I met a Great Group of people and GM P. !founder of the ICHF,he told me of a school teaching his system in the Bronx,near my home. I went to a class and the instructor ,GM Medina,and the others in the class were friendly but realistic in their approach as many were active NYPD,and they wanted to be sure what we did worked. I joined and have stayed on board all these years because I believe in what we do and what we teach,as Instructed by GM Medina. I have a background in various arts that date back to 1969, so this is not something I joined with no knowledge of anything else. I Have experiences in Oriental Self Defense,various Styles of TKD,I trained in Goju,Kenpo,as well as under two instructors of Wing Chun. ,Shotokan, Japanese Weapons,Aikido and under Three Korean Hapkido Masters,Ik Jo Kang,Chin Il Chang,and GM Tong Lee. So Imhave what many would call Traditional Hapkidomroots,and find Combat Hapkido of no real difference to what the Koreans taught other than we do lower kicks,and do not do the high throws seen in many Hapkido schools though High kicks and High throws were not what the founder,Choi,taught in his Yarawa,HapkidomteachingsI have also trained in US Military Combatives,WWII Combatives and Reality Based Self Defense systems. I still do other training seminars once in a while but my base art ,and system I would use and have used for street self protection is Combat Hapkido as trained at the Bronx Combat Hapkido School ,under GM Medina. Jim Hartigan

Krav Maga NJ
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Mike M.
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I took my first class yesterday and it was a BLAST! KravMaga is a great work out and an excellent way to learn self defense while you are training. Tony is a true professional. He made me feel like I was getting a personal training session even though I was in a class. Well worth the money. I took some pix of all of his certifications. This guy is well trained!

Valley Karate
5.0
from 2 reviews
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Susie C.
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Tang Soo Do is a wonderful martial art that provides great discipline, self respect, flexibility and a great source of weight loss. The teachers at Valley Karate are fantastic and they provide a variety of different instructions in line work, terminology, forms, one-step self defense techniques and grabs. They make themselves available for any help or support that is needed by any student. Valley Karate provides a great family inclusion aspect with Parents Night, Buddy Week and Family day. They also hold kids tournaments that make each of them winners no matter what happens and will be holding their first school tournament next Saturday, March 26th. Master Bergers is a superb role model for all the kids and adults, as well as all the other Masters and Dans. Finally, the students all aspire for Black Belt excellence at whatever level they are. Valley Karate rocks!

City Wing Tsun
3.0
from 2 reviews
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Margaret D.
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I'm a student at his school City Wing Tsun, and I couldn't be happier with the classes he teaches and the staff he employs. I feel stronger, more agile, and much more confident since I started training. Highly recommended to anyone who loves kung fu, wants to learn self defense, and/or loves asking questions about how martial arts work.

  • 35 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Paul R.
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To Whom It May Concern, I am writing this testimonial to inform you of the talent and passion of my good friend, and teacher, Eric Stowe. While I met Eric while in high school, I did not get to know him until we met again after college. It is important to note, that up to age 19, I was overweight, and unfit physically. I was awkward, and when I walk, I tended, as my mother would say, to lumber. While in college, I lost a good bit of weight, and for a couple semesters, studied Shotokan Karate. Shotokan is a hard style karate, and practices included 45 minutes of strenuous exercise, followed by 15 to 30 minutes of technique or form. While my physical health improved some, I learned very little that would benefit me. After graduating, I met Eric when a mutual friend brought me to a class he was teaching. While we did warm up with some exercises, Eric quickly moved into techniques, so when we left the class, we had a feeling of accomplishment, that we had actually learned something that we could use. I immediately signed up to study under Eric, and continued to study with him for over 15 years. Within a year, my mother commented that while she wasn’t sure how she felt about me studying the martial arts, she loved the changes she had seen in me. I stood more erect, I no longer lumbered when I walked, I was more graceful on my feet and more confident in life in general. I have seen Eric work with both men and women, both younger and older. From a middle school aged boy who studied for several years, to a retired woman who joined the class for about one year. Eric is a gifted teacher whose flexibility ensures that everyone in the class, from the most inexperienced, to the seasoned veteran, benefit from the time spent with him. I would recommend anyone looking to improve their health, balance, or peace of mind in a violent world, to spend time studying with him.

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Ed O.
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I started this training to improve my balance and learn a few potentially useful things while doing so. I've has done that and much more. The instructors take the time to explain, demonstrate and work with students to develop both their conditioning (think balance, not pushups) and their skills. The result is the ability to adapt to many different circumstances and confidence to go with it. This class is about useful skills and freedom of movement, not forms and drills. it is well worth trying.

  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Milly W.
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Chris was excellent! We met for about an hour workout, starting with a warmup and some focused instruction and then bag work. It was an absolute blast and he is very knowledgeable. Chris taught me how to fit and I feel like I can take those skills into self defense if it were ever needed. Would highly highly recommend his services and classes.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Matt W.
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From Matt thanks body team fitness for your workout today feeling more stronger than ever keep up the great work I will be bringing my wife to the self defense classes to I love the group workouts it build a positive out look on life. Thanks Again Matt W.

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The American Studio of Martial Arts offers the most comprehensive martial arts program in the area. Sifu Miller began teaching Jiao Shou in this area in 1999 and continues to provide students with a safe, noncompetitive environment. Along with learning history, philosophy, and culture, students will learn very practical and effective self-defense techniques. Different from many sport-style martial arts of the present, our school provides the environment necessary for the development of the mind, body, and spirit, thus making it possible for students to attain self-discipline, self-esteem, respect and compassion for all life. We offer classes in kung fu, tai chi, and kickboxing for children as young as 3 1/2 years old through adults of all ages. Classes are Monday through Saturday, mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

JKD NYC

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JKD NYC is an MMA gym in NYC, dedicated to promoting Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do for mixed martial arts, self-defense and pro fitness. We offer beginner- to advanced-level training in our MMA classes, self-defense classes, women's self-defense, and personal training in New York City. JKD NYC offers the only self-defense classes in NYC, based on the hand-to-hand combat program for our Navy Seals (Seal Team 6). Our MMA classes and training are based on Bruce Lee's JKD. Recently, JKD NYC was voted Top 5 MMA Gym in New York City by CBS News. We have a unique personal training approach to our classes and private sessions to get you in fighting shape. Our classes are a practical and fun approach to training for men, women and teenagers, ages 16 and up. We are an NY martial artist.

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