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  • Self-Defense & Firearm Training

    (1 reviews)

    Trouble Defense, LLC in Alexandria, Virginia, offers diverse self-defense classes and training for you and your family. We believe that great life decisions come from excellent training. The way you fight is based on how you train. This philosophy is embedded in every aspect of our company. We offer firearm training for civilians, military and security, as well as hand-to-hand combat mixed with safety seminars for youths and adults.

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  • Self-Defense & Martial Arts Training

    (3 reviews)

    Obviously, the information in this section is all about showing you why you would want to work with me. It's where I can "sell" myself. But, here's what I really want to tell you. I have experience and training in body mechanics, health and nutrition, vitamins and supplements, weight training and over 40 years of martial arts. I can train you in any area you want, but my focus and passion is in the self-defense and martial arts arena. I have trained with and under many incredible master artists, and I know I'm very good at what I do. I can help you to be good, too. (Check out more here: DerrickNow.com) Training other people was a natural progression after sharing what I knew. It was my passion, and I couldn't help but share that with anyone who would listen. From one person to another, I was being asked to train and help others, from fitness to weight lifting and sports conditioning. I love making a difference in people's lives. I'd really love to make a difference in yours. The following explanation of my services is real, but it's meant to convey professionalism and to include all that I can to share my abilities with you so that you understand that I know what I'm doing, and that I'm competent enough to tailor a program for you. Thanks for taking the time to learn about me, and I'm really looking forward to meeting with you and exploring whether or not we are a fit! Derrick has been called an amazing martial artist and personal trainer by the majority of his clients. He isn't your typical guy at a gym that says lift weight or do sit-ups. Sure he includes that, but he completely tailors a program to suit your needs and your personality. Whether you like to lose weight, gain weight, get stronger, get toned, become a better runner, improve your MMA fighting abilities, learn self-defense, do kickboxing, or you have other fitness goals, Derrick can help you get the results you want! Derrick has over 40 years of martial arts training and a 30- year history in the fitness industry. He not only loves learning and teaching fitness and proper execution of the arts, he also has a deep understanding and love for the fitness that it takes to be conditioned for sports and for overall good health. This is exactly why he is an amazing boot camp instructor, personal trainer and fitness coach. Derrick has the ability to mold your body into a strong, lean, flexible vessel and have you walking away with confidence and being in the best condition you've ever been in before! In fact, don't be surprised if you see a notification on Eventbrite or Facebook for a new kickboxing class or a new boot camp happening in the Northern Virginia area! Check out Eventbrite or Facebook for details on fit kick classes at Fort Ward Park in Alexandria or boot camps in Lee Park in Old Town. Here's Derrick's history: Derrick has a long history of teaching original format kickbocking, self-defense, abs conditioning, sports conditioning, boot camps, and personal training at many local gyms (to include Gold's Gym, Xsports, LA Fitness, Sport & Health, Anytime Fitness, etc.) and is regularly hired privately. He has had the privilege of teaching black belt instructors, military personnel, police officers, girl scout troops, women's groups, as well as beginner and advanced students at various schools, colleges, campuses and organizations in the DC Metro Area, Atlanta and Los Angeles. (Check out more here: DerrickNow.com) He has been featured in The Washington Post, The Alexandria Times, The Washington City Paper, The Alexandria Gazette and has been a guest on MTV. Derrick has been published in Men's Fitness Magazine and was interviewed as a subject matter for Men's Fitness Magazine.

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  • Self-Defense Lessons

    (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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  • Self-Defense & Fitness Training

    (2 reviews)

    I have 20 years of experience in traditional Kung Fu, Tai Chi, self-defense and fitness. Sifu Terence Nicholson is a 19th generation disciple of the Wudang Dragon's Gate lineage.

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  • Self-Defense Instruction

    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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  • Self-Defense Training

    I provide self-defense for the absolute beginners. I teach those who desire to protect themselves yet have had no or little defense training. I will cover and strengthen the foundation of defending yourself, such as breathing, how to block, where to strike, when/when not to kick, using your surroundings as teammates, etc. You will become grounded, solid, powerful, and extremely confident. All mastery begins with solid basics.

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  • Karate, Judo & Weapons Lessons

    I have teaching karate (kempo), judo, and some weapons system for twenty years. I am an excellent one-on-one teacher.

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  • Self-Defense Training

    At Krav Maga N-Flux, we train self-defense as our primary form of combat training with a focus on increasing skills and tactical understanding and fitness. As part of our complete training system, our students are exposed to jiujitsu, wrestling, boxing and kickboxing training to aid in developing a well-rounded martial arts foundation.

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  • Self Defense & Street Fighting Training

    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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  • Fitness Training

    (16 reviews)

    I specialize in building functional muscle with no unnecessary bulk as well as teaching fight based training i.e. boxing, judo, jujitsu for self defense, muay thai , krav maga. I can get you big and toned, help you reach certain goals (i.e., training for an event) or just help you feel healthier in general. I work your nutrition with you so that your body gets the nutrients it needs to perform how we want it to.

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  • Talal Esserrare

    (1 reviews)

    Hello! I am passionate Taekwon Do and fitness trainer with experience of more than 25 years, Black Belt 3 dan. Whether you want to learn self-defense, train to stay fit or lose weight - we'll work hard to reach your goals together!

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  • Fitness Instructor

    (2 reviews)

    Since 2001, I have been helping men, women, and children of all ages and fitness levels attain their goals. Whether it's weight loss, muscle building, improving general fitness, martial arts/self-defense, or sport specific training, I have the knowledge and experience to make the goal a reality for those who are willing to work. Though, I can't do all the work for you, those who are consistent and are following my instructions get the desired results, guaranteed.

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  • Korean Martial Arts Lessons

    We teach Korean martial arts specializing in self-defense, weight loss, body conditioning, breathing techniques, and much more.

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  • Personal Fitness Training

    We provide the following personal training services: * Weight Loss * Mass Gaining * Self-Defense * Nutritional Plan A custom regimen is crafted specifically for the client, from the ground up.

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  • Fitness Trainer

    I specialize in fitness and self-defense. As a high-level Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, you can expect change in yourself, guaranteed.

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  • Fitness & Fight Training

    I specialize in weight loss, mass building, cardio, strength training, nutrition tips, self-defense, competitive boxing instruction & workout, and jogging/running.

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  • Martial Arts & Wellness Lessons

    We provide lessons in tae kwon do (WTF/open style), kickboxing, judo, MMA, flexibility and strength, self-confidence, self-discipline, street smart, self-defense, anti-bully program, leadership skills, help improve personal well-being, health and wellness. We help increase children's focus to improve academic performance and self-confident to improve social skills.

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  • Personal Trainer

    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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  • Health & Martial Arts

    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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  • Martial Arts Services

    Alpha Combatives is a no-ordinary martial arts school. We bring the training to you. Instead of a traditional training-hall approach, we provide a dynamic learning experience for adults. Classes are designed and customized for the individual, not a classroom full of strangers, ensuring each student can maximize their potential. We offer three traditional styles, as well as a variety of conceptual arts. Training under Alpha means you get the whole package: the diversity of knowledge, teaching skill, and 25 years of martial arts experience. No matter what your background, body type, or experience level is, our Alpha instructors will customize the program to get you to your goals. Traditional styles offered are as follows: * Judo, Shotokan Karate and Tae Kwon Do Conceptual styles offered are as follows: * Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Aikido, Jeet Kune Do (JKD, our most popular class), Escrima, Knife Fighting, Mixed Martial Arts, Iaido, and Women's Self-Defense

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    SYBCG School of Self Defense/ Positive Self Defense

    (23 reviews)

    Find a self defense instructor with more than 38 years of experience at SYBCG School of Self Defense. They provide quality personal self defense, Jujutsu and karate training programs, among others.

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    The Rowland Training Method

    (16 reviews)

    Learn some of the best self defense techniques by hiring Anthony. He offers muay thai and krav maga training services. Find out his pricing details today.

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    NOVA Self Defense

    (13 reviews)

    With this martial arts self defense company, you can be alert and prepared if caught in a dire situation. They offer a variety of customized classes such as private self defense for women, kids and others.

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  • Personal Defense Classes

    Mighty Mike Personal Combat Training

    (7 reviews)

    This martial arts academy offers individual and group instructions for personal protection or competition. They also provide boxing and fitness instruction for students of ages 3.5 and up.

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    Maryland Kyusho Concepts LLC t/a MKC Karate

    (2 reviews)

    Maryland Kyusho Concepts LLC has been providing self defense courses for over 25 years. They are among the self defense schools that specialize in Okinawan Karate and martial arts classes.

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  • Tai Chi Lessons

    Still Water Tai Chi Center

    (2 reviews)

    Learn to defend yourself through traditional Tai Chi lessons from Still Water Tai Chi Center. They also teach the full Tai Chi system of Chinese sword as well as simple and effective self protection.

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  • Self Defence Classes

    Breelaun Marchai

    (1 reviews)

    Visit this gym if you need a professional instructor who offers one of the best self defense classes in town. They also provide all types of persona training services for couples and individuals.

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  • Self-Defense Lessons & Seminars

    Learn To Protect Yourself

    Defend yourself in case of a violent attack by taking private self defense lessons from this facility. They offer a 90-minute seminar that teaches 15 easy-to-use, simple and effective self-defense techniques.

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  • Self-Defense Instruction

    DC Impact Self Defense

    Get self defense lessons for teens and adults at DC Impact Self Defense. They teach effective and simple strategies through drills, scenarios, and practice with male instructors in padded gear.

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  • Martial Arts Instructors

    Montgomery County Kung Fu/Moy Tung Kung Fu

    Check out Montgomery County Kung Fu if you're searching for close-range personal defense training using simple economic movements. They also provide introductory lessons in VIng Tsun.

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  • Tae Kwon Do

    Andrew Gause's Martial Arts

    Learn how to defend yourself and your woman on your own. This studio specializes in providing Tae Kwon Do lessons. Their instructors are experienced in teaching adults, teens, children and families.

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  • Self Defense & Street Fighting Training

    Herculian Karate

    Hercules Manago provides street fighting and self defense training sessions using modern methods. He teaches ground fighting, multi-attacker defense, combat stress management, and more.

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  • Private & Group Krav Maga Lessons

    First Defense Krav Maga

    First Defense Krav Maga teaches the most current methods of this Israeli self-defense system. They offer customized self defense classes for individuals, pairs, and small groups.

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  • Muay Thai Kickboxing, Karate & Self Defense

    Teddy's Fitness Boxing

    Try these personal trainers if you are looking for self defense instructors who provide effective fighting techniques. They teach American and Muay Thai kickboxing, karate, and more.

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  • Women's Self-Defense Training

    Independent Instructor

    John Nesky provides women's self defense classes. He is among the area's best self defense instructors who handle courses from a single two- or three-hour session to 12- to 15-hour courses.

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  • Health & Martial Arts

    WST Health & Martial Arts Center

    WST Health & Martial Arts Center offers fun defensive tactics programs for groups and individuals. They also have classes for Tai Chi, Taoist yoga, meditation, Chinese Kung Fu and more.

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

    (23 reviews)

    Joan S.

    WOW! Was I ever impressed with Zurriane Bennett and his work! I hired him to do two sessions with my soccer team full of rising senior girls, as part of our summer conditioning. He exceeded expectations so much that I am considering how I can bring him back and offer this to more of our high school girls. THANK YOU, Zurraine, for your work with my girls. You are someone who truly makes a difference in the world.

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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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