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SergeFit
5.0
from 47 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barry C.
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Serge knew just how to push me so I was a little sore the next day without being too sore. That’s the mark of a trainer that knows what he is doing. I had no experience with any kind of self-defense training and he made me feel perfectly comfortable.

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Common Sense Fitness
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 123 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!!!!

Boxfitstrong
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Hansel U.
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Evis took my Dutch kickboxing to another level been training with him for more than 2 Years now and couldn’t be happier with my results. Especially with the way I feel and look! The most knowledgeable coach around! Worth every penny! Can’t wait to continue the journey and see how far I go with Evis!

  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa J.
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Andre was very professional and communicative. He understood what I wanted and tailored a self defense training class that fit my needs. During the class, he was thorough, but he also kept the language and technique easy to understand. We learned a lot in a short amount of time and walked away with knowledge and confidence. I highly recommend Andre Tosado and Defensivefit.

East Morris Karate Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 37 years in business
S. Walsh (Instructor) W.
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It all started with 3 words. I was first inspired to visit the East Morris Karate Academy years ago when I came across an old yellow-page ad describing the school that said: “Tradition / Society / Profession”. This short description was (and still is) unusual in a market that hypes MMA, cage fighting, barb-wire tattoos, “kiddie karate” and/or women’s self defense for weight loss programs. So I was curious… could this be the real deal? What I learned rather quickly was 1) That not all karate schools are the same; 2) that the East Morris Karate Academy taught karate in the traditional sense of the word… and; 3) that my life was about to change in a myriad of ways for the better. I got stronger, focused, more confident, and began finding successes both in, and out, of the dojo. Now, years later, I’ve seen this happen countless times in many of our adult and junior students. This stuff does work! Whether you are an adult looking to study martial arts, or a parent looking for a quality program for your child - you can’t go wrong with Mr. Musco & East Morris Karate Academy. They are everything that karate is supposed to be about.

Ed Costigan
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jim M.
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Ed is a great choice for anyone interested in learning self defense. Ed quickly responded to all of my emails. He tailors the lessons to what you want to learn. Ed is very friendly, punctual and motivated. He isn’t staring at his watch looking to be done with you. My lessons all have run long because Ed is such a motivated teacher. You can really tell that he loves what he’s doing. If you’re thinking of learning self defense or expanding on your self defense knowledge, drop Ed a line, he is a capable motivated teacher. He will respond quickly and his prices are extremely reasonable. Take one class and you will see what I mean.

Fight-Sport Martial Arts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
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.

  • 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.

  • 34 years in business
Cathy S.
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I have been a student at Tiger Schulmann's Wayne for several years now. At the age of 50 I feel I am in the best shape I've been in since high school! The martial arts are a personal journey and the instructors help each of us achieve our goals day by day. The atmosphere is a family one. We encourage each other every step of the way. I have made many personal friendships there and enjoy watching my friends succeed! There are people of all ages and abilities and I've personally seen people reach a fitness goal that they could never reach before. The practical self defense knowledge is important to me as a female, and my daughter is now a student learning the same valuable skills. The school is always clean and inviting and I enjoy every moment I'm training there! Highly recommend coming for a trial class!!

  • 8 years in business
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!

Self Defense
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Vazquez L.
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    Richard has been training me for a while now and he is an amazing trainer. Not only amazing but he is very patient. He takes his time and always shows new self defense. Richard is highly dedicated to his work and his students. He's been doing this for many years himself and I trust only him. Would I reccomend? Yes highly recommended!!! He definitely gives you your money's worth and leaving you like you are already to compete. Richard even show the moves before he has you learning them this way you see what it is supposed to look like and then you start. The self defense moves like triangle choke, how to properly mount, transition to scissor sweep, foot lock, how to escape from headlock roll(hip roll), etc not only gives me strength to what Rich teaches but confidence. There are so many escapes, transitions, positions, etc that I am willing and ready to learn and does his part to doing to doing so. I even took sister in law to get some defense moves in and she also can't believe how good Richard is. I am always looking forward for my next class. Even my sister in law goes to him for self defense. He is the best!!

    Valley Karate
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      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!

      • 3 years in business
      Boo R.
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      I've been studying FMA under Guro Alex for about 8 months. He not only helped me reconnect with FMA, but because of his background in fitness, has also shown me exercises to complement the martial arts training. If you are looking for an effective self-defense class but require a physical fitness element to complement that training, then I highly suggest you seek Guro Alex.

      • 14 years in business
      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
      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!

      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!

      • 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.

      • 16 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Milly W.
      Verified review

      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.

      Ed O.
      Verified review

      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.

      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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