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  • Best of '16

    SYBCG School of Self Defense/ Positive Self Defense

    (24 reviews)

    We have years of experience and knowledge and real life experience and training. We have worked with people from all walks of life. We are the best in the Washington DC metro area. We work with Men, Women, Teens and children. Yes, there are many out there but only one that can give you what you really need. That one is us. Have worked with and been an instructor for Google, Franciscan Mission Service, New York City Department of Corrections, United States Marine Corps, Prince William Country Detention Center, Sexual Assaults Victims Advocacy Service, Schools, Religious groups, Housing/apartment/ communities organizations, and a number of other groups, organizations and companies. Plus I have over 40 years of martial arts training, 30 years in professional business and experience. Private professional lessons We come to your location Programs are customized to fix client We make it fun for you and/or your group Shape an Impactful Life. Mr. Zurriane Bennett is a professional speaker, trainer, author and martial artist who provides consultations and workshops on motivational leadership, confidence, communications, accomplishing goals, overcoming obstacles, employee engagement and maintaining work-life balance. Utilizing a groundbreaking process of training, Zurriane can help you attain success through understanding others and yourself. He emphasizes the significance of motivational leadership and acquiring the trust of those around you. "Your achievement as a leader centers on how well you influence others to be motivated. Zurriane understands the demands of today's society, and he's proud to provide his services as an well experienced pro in real leadership. "Let take a great journey to personal and professional success." Help my clients to be able to protect and defend themselves from hurt. Reducing and in many cases removing them from being seen as victims. Helping them all to live better and safer lives. We take great pride in our attention to detail while keeping the instruction simple and easy to learn. We also customize our instruction, speeches/talks and programs to fit our clients needs. Helping clients to grow and develop in all ways to become their very best. I am the best! My clients have been from all over the map. Google, Franciscan Mission Service, Washington DC National Guard, Northern Virginia Sexual Assault Victims' Advocacy Service, Businesses, Organizations, Colleges, Schools, Groups, Professionals and private individuals etc.

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  • Best of '16

    The Rowland Training Method

    (16 reviews)

    The amount of care I put into EVERY client as a individuals. I enjoy when my clients see & feel results of their hard work.

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  • Best of '16

    NOVA Self Defense

    (13 reviews)

    Personal defense is 100% of what we do and we are continually evolving what and how we teach. What I enjoy most about teaching self-defense is seeing someone who was initially uneasy and self-conscious become a more confident, at-ease person. What we teach transcends just self-defense and physical training. We will give you fear management skills and confidence that can help you walk taller and feel better about yourself in every aspect of your life. Seeing the responses in people when what we say or teach really resonates with a person is what makes this job the most rewarding.

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  • Best of '16

    Core Performance

    (4 reviews)

    * Advanced Fuctional Science certification through Gray Institute * ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist * Bachelors degree in Exercise Science * Nutritionist * ACSM Certified Personal Trainer * 10 years experience personal training * Prior profession was a Health Specialist at one of the world's top ranked health research facilities, Mayo Clinic. The team specializes in the following: * Muscle toning * Diet planning and Nutrition * Yoga * Kickboxing and Martial Arts * Self-defense * Athletic performance/conditioning

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  • Best of '16

    Albert Battista

    (2 reviews)

    I will show you practical self-defense techniques that you can learn right away. I would have to come to your location, I do not have a practice facility. I will also show self-defense foot work and entrances that you can practice on your own.

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  • Mighty Mike Personal Combat Training

    (7 reviews)

    We offer martial arts, boxing and fitness instruction for ages 3 and 1/2 years and up. Stand-up/Striking techniques are taught. We are available for group or private instruction in self-defense, bully-proofing and/or competition. Improved focus, concentration and awareness are guaranteed.

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  • Maryland Kyusho Concepts LLC t/a MKC Karate

    (2 reviews)

    Discipline, Integrity, Focus, Respect, Resolve, Humbleness and Honor Welcome to MKC Karate / Maryland Kyusho Concepts. We are firmly committed to Hands on Training. We specialize in the teachings of Okinawan Karate (Ryukyu Kempo) with a focus on cooperative training that allows a student to build confidence with simple, effective self defense skills that are accessible, even under stressful conditions, regardless of experience. Sound Principles are at the core of everything we do. We refer to these as Universal Truths as they apply to everybody in every situation. Maryland Kyusho Concepts (MKC) stress sound body mechanics, situational awareness, proper mindset and anatomical pressure point targeting (kyusho jitsu). We strongly believe that even gross motor skills can become devastating self defense methods with the proper guidance, training, and attitude. Come experience the lost art of Classical Okinawan Karate! FIRST CLASS ALWAYS FREE! Learn realistic methods to defend oneself structured from simplistic principles that anyone can apply regardless of age, gender or physical ability. Get in shape while improving your self confidence and focus. Learn realistic, practical and effective training methods to sharpen both the mind and body. Experience the thrill of self discovery in a safe, fun & nurturing learning environment. Classes taught by Certified DKI Instructor. MKC Karate / Maryland Kyusho Concepts is proud to offer Corporate Self-Awareness and Situational Defense Strategies Workshops. This program has been developed for the corporate business traveler in mind but is applicable to all. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has offered this program twice since its inception reinforcing common sense self-awareness safety practices during business travel with positive results. Below is a response from a Self-Awareness & Situational Defense Strategies Workshop participant. "Master Bast provided a corporate training for my Agency on self awareness. His honest and engaging teaching style captivated the participants. His message and techniques are very practical, highly effective, and memorable!!! -Senior Manager US DOT Please pass the word if you know of anyone interested in learning more about this program. So whether you are looking for a Classical Okinawan Karate Class, Tai Chi / Qigong Class, Safety Awareness Workshop, Aikido Atemi Workshop or Pressure Point related Workshops or Seminars, Maryland Kyusho Concepts (MKC) has a program to fit your needs. Please enjoy browsing our website and make sure to check out the 2015 Programs Page for the latest up to date offerings. Best in Training, Patrick Bast / Head Instructor

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  • Still Water Tai Chi Center

    (2 reviews)

    We teach traditional tai chi form for solo practice to develop health, self defense, coordination, concentration, balance, and strength. We also teach the full tai chi system of Chinese sword and simple effective self-defense.

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  • Breelaun Marchai

    (1 reviews)

    We offer personal training to all types of individuals and couples, also incorporating basic self defense if wanted. From professional models, to those that have just come off maternity leave, we'll get you toned. We can adjust our schedules to you. There is also no requirement to join a gym.

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  • Learn To Protect Yourself

    Me and my self defense intructors offer the easiest, yet most effective and fun way to learn self defense. You will leave the seminar knowing how to defend yourself and having had a lot of fun. I love teaching people how to protect themselves, increase their self-confidence and get in shape all at the same time!

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  • Self-Defense Instruction

    DC Impact Self Defense

    We provide full-force self-defense training for teens and adults in a safe and supportive atmosphere. We teach a collection of effective and simple psychological, physical and verbal strategies, through partner and individual scenarios, drills, and practice with male instructors in padded gear. Classes are small to make sure that every student can get personalized attention from the teaching team.

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  • Martial Arts Instructors

    Montgomery County Kung Fu/Moy Tung Kung Fu

    Moy Tung Kung Fu offers training in the Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) system of close-range self-defense. The system is based on the simplest economic movements to acquire the maximum result. The best way to learn more about Ving Tsun is to try it, so we encourage beginners to schedule an introductory lesson to learn more about training Ving Tsun.

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  • Tae Kwon Do

    Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

    We specialize in our instruction of tae kwon do to anyone that wants to learn. We have developed our program to take anyone (no matter their ability) and improve their life. If a student is a natural, we will make them better. If a student is not so gifted in the coordination area, we will make them better. All of these is accomplished in a positive, but challenging environment. We are very proud of our ability to teach adults, teens, families, and children, either together or separate, and ensure that everyone is getting what they need out of their training. Students come in with a desire to improve their health or confidence or self-defense, etc. We will provide not only a way to improve their initial goal, but also all the others associated with martial arts training. Enroll for a 1-month trial to see how good we really are and how much you can gain from training with us.

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  • Self Defense & Street Fighting Training

    Herculian Karate

    Herculian Karate is a Korean traditional style martial arts based upon the philosophy and ideas of the late Ki Whang Kim. Self defense, character and self challenge is what we focus on improving in our students. Herculian Karate is not only a great place to learn self defense but also a great place to shape teens into adults. Herculian Karate is the place where teens are initiated into adulthood.

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  • Private & Group Krav Maga Lessons

    First Defense Krav Maga

    We are the DC metro region's only Krav Maga school with close ties to Israel. This means we offer the most current methods and techniques of the Krav Maga system, straight from the source. Private classes: We offer private lessons for individuals, pairs, and small groups. The training can be completely customized to meet your needs. In the past, we have done workshops for moms, gun enthusiasts, joggers, singles, and kids among others. - Are you a realtor worried about entering homes alone? - An EMS worker who routinely deals with less than cooperative patients? - An interest group of hikers or joggers who want to handle themselves out on the trail? - Planning on traveling to another country and worry for your safety? - Do you work as armed or unarmed security and want to refresh and continue to develop your skills? In all of these situations and more, we can work with you to create custom classes, focusing specifically on your specific self-protection needs. Workshops for businesses: We also offer safety lectures and workshops for corporate and small businesses. These sessions are a creative alternative to traditional team-building exercises and a great complement to your corporate wellness program.

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  • Muay Thai Kickboxing, Karate & Self Defense

    Teddy's Fitness Boxing

    Here at Teddy's Fitness Boxing, we offer the best one-on-one and group training in martial arts and fitness! Learn how you can transform your body and your mind. You can lose weight, burn fat, put on muscle, become unbelievably strong, and if you want at the same time, learn martial arts and self-defense in the form of western boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, American kickboxing, and karate.

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  • Women's Self-Defense Training

    Independent Instructor

    I offer women's self-defense courses that range from a single two or three-hour session on prevention and awareness to a 12 to 15-hour course that incorporates physical striking techniques.

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  • Health & Martial Arts

    WST Health & Martial Arts Center

    We offer mind, body, and energy building for everyone! We provide group, individual, and job site/corporate wellness programs in various forms of stress reduction, energizing, or self-defense areas. Some of our class offerings may be in the form of tai chi, meditation, Taoist yoga, qigong (chi kung), or internal self-defense technique. We have been teaching these and various other types of Chinese kung fu since 1986. Although we train to attain a balanced mind, body, and to refine our energy, a small fraction of our students have earned over three-dozen U.S. National Championship titles in various aspects of hard and soft kung fu over the years. Our members always appreciate the high level of detail and high degree of one-on-one attention that we provide regularly. Our chief instructor has also trained as a US Army combat medic, and in intensive care and operating room nursing. He has also studied Asian health techniques and medicine for the last 20 years.

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  1. #1 SYBCG School of Self Defense/ Positive Self Defense

    (24 reviews)

    LaKesha S.

    Forgive my untimely review. I would like to thank you for being so thorough and professional. You came on time, prepared, and full of knowledgable tips for our team. I heard nothing but great feedback from our participants. If it's OK, we'd like to keep you in mind for next year and I've shared your contact information with our concierge so that other companies in our building can benefit from your expertise as well. Thanks again!

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“Need a Self Defense Instructor”

Falls Church, VA

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense)
Age
Adult
Skill level
No experience
Details
This is for a group of 15-20 co-workers. We wanted to get quotes for a 2-hour self-defense lesson. Hopefully verbal and physical instruction (late January) In Arlington, we have a multipurpose room where we can do the training.
$307
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“Need a Self Defense Instructor”

Arlington, VA

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense)
Age
Adult
Skill level
No experience
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We are looking for an instructor to provide a 45 minute self-defense lesson for a group of adults and children at a Black Belt party. Basic street smarts and simple, yet effective techniques is what we want the group to learn.
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“Need a Self Defense Instructor”

Washington, DC

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense)
Age
Adult
Skill level
No experience
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Self defense for an adult woman concerned about street assault. Prefer Tuesday weeknights 6-8pm in December or weekend afternoons. Can travel to NW DC locations. Otherwise prefer provider comes to me.
$70
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