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Clearwater Self Defense Instructors

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  • 20 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Casey K.
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I was introduced to many techniques under Bruno. From kettle bell training, strength training, BJJ, and self defense. While in college, I learned under Bruno as his knowledge I could test alongside health performance. It was during this time I learned how to perfect my Olympic lift form, the deadlift. As a young woman not afraid of lifting weights, I worked hard. It was my time at the gym speaking with Bruno or working with him that I now can feel how I lift and if I am performing it right.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dale P.
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Performance Compound
5.0
from 10 reviews
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Kevin S.
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Joe is an outstanding trainer. Not only does he better his clients in areas of movement, performance, and nutrition, but is in constant pursuit of self-improvement. Joe is a great coach and an even better person! His enthusiasm and interpersonal skills are contagious and I couldn't recommend him highly enough.

Burg Fitness
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Victoria L.
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What an AMAZING experience! Instructor Dan is super professional and experienced in self defense. His compassion for students really makes it a positive and comfortable environment with a scary subject. I feel like I would now know how to defend myself in a life threatening situation. I wasn’t even aware how UNprepared I was. Thanks Dan and Burg Fitness - highly recommended

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jan M.
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I have been working with Kathy for about 5 months and it she has exceeded all my expectations. I was looking for a cardio workout I would enjoy; thus, stick with it. I find the treadmill boring. I prefer to work outside and we are able to do this with her training programs. Kathy's approach is very professional, positive, fun and most of all varied enough to provide just the right challenge physically and mentally. She ensures you keep the right form and focus, while building your confidence and abilities. I am not only getting an interesting cardio workout, but developing my core, agility and self defense. I have to add it is a most reasonably priced individual personal training session. I look forward to our weekly training sessions. I highly recommend Kathy.

Shaolin-Do Martial Arts
5.0
from 2 reviews
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Evan P.
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I have learned a lot from the instructors of this school. I am noticing a lot of self improvements to myself after training here for a little while. I'm more flexible, I have more energy, and I just feel more physically fit. The classes are great and I really enjoy the atmosphere.

COBRA Self Defense
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Quentin F.
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Cobra really opened my eyes to the reality of what self defense is. All the drills prove how important practice, reflex, and awareness are what are necessary in life and death situations. Everyone should go through this at least once.

  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jacob C.
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I have been a fan of martial arts since i was a wee lad. For my entire life i came to realize that most places you join are sink or swim. The instructor leaves you alone with barely any instruction and its up too you. Untill i found tampa bay wing chun. I met sihing garret and was greeted by everyone genuinely. The instructor takes the time to ensure your learning properly. Its a place i would call safe and fun. The atmosphere is one of a kind and the level of instruction is off the charts. If you want a kind, genuine and inviting studio. With an instructor who will teach you true self defense and go the extra mile then tampa bay wing chun is where you need to be.

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Rosalinda T.
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I have been taking self defense classes for 3 months. I learned a lot and feel confident to walk alone. I thought that its hard to learn but i realize its easy if you eager to learn.

St Pete Self Defense
5.0
from 1 review
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Carl S.
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One of the most outstanding instructors I've ever met very thorough with all situations and questions that may arise extremely patient and understandingto maximize on the class that she's is teacher whether it is adult or children

Lugo's Martial Arts
5.0
from 1 review
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Jamie H.
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Lugo's is the best!! They really worked with my son when he needed it most. When other after school programs turned their backs on him because he had some behavior issues, Lugo's and the staff made us/him feel welcome and worked closely with my son to help him through a lot of his issues. Not only that but also made him feel important which helped his self esteem. They actually care about their students and we consider them part of our family. Words cannot express my gratitude to Lois and Laura for being there through such rough times. They truly are amazing people!

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Scott G.
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I have been a student at this Dojo for approximately two years. I also have my two children, an eleven year old daughter and nine year old son, who have been active students in the children's class for approximately two and a half years. I could not be happier with my experience at this Dojo, to include my relationships with fellow students, and especially Sensei Leventis. He is a dedicated instructor who is expertly skilled in his craft. He shows the patience necessary to train adults and children alike, and always prepares challenging and innovative lesson plans for students of all experience levels. It should be noted that I have over seventeen years of law enforcement experience, and have trained with countless experts during that time. Sensei Leventis is easily one of the best instructors I have worked with. He provides personal attention on a consistent basis to all of his students. Sensei Leventis always encompasses his vast knowledge of martial arts to keep classes fresh and practical. It is not uncommon to train in traditional Aikido technique, edge weapon defense, and ground fighting in a single week. Most importantly, Sensei Leventis is adamant that the techniques he teaches are effective in real life situations, which I can attest to. If you are looking for a martial arts school that provides a friendly atmosphere, and practical effective technique, then I strongly encourage you to stop by and check out the Dojo for yourself. Scott G.

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By using the power of confidence and practical combative and easy self-defense skills, HND inspire women to step out of self beliefs that keep many women restrained in roles of submission, causing them to feel a lack of power and self-worth. The Hot Ninja Defender focuses on teaching crucial exercises that develop immediate reaction and swift response skills. HND's goals is to assist each female to manifest confidence and ability to respond and commit to attacking back in a violent situation.

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The Dojo School of Self Defense, located in Seminole, Florida, is a family-owned martial arts training school, offering classes in uechi ryu karate, jujutsu, women's self defense, and Ryan's boot camp. Regularly scheduled classes include adult karate and jujutsu, boot camp, kids' karate, and jujutsu and toddler training. Private lessons, personal training, and corporate seminars are also available. All ages are welcome and encouraged!

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I offer a variety of services, ranging from personal training to meet your goals, self defense classes and mixed martial arts. All ages are welcome! Please contact for additional information and certifications.

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I teach basic self-defense to protect you from the what-if scenarios that you may encounter on the street.

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Enforce Krav Maga will get you in the best shape of your life and obtain realistic self-defense skills. Krav Maga is a unique approach to personal safety that can be used by anyone regardless of age, gender or fitness level. You will learn practical, proven self-defense skills effective against real life attacks by one or more assailants of any size. Techniques are based on natural instincts and feature simple, basic movements of the human body, so you will never have a long series of moves to memorize. Krav Maga is the official combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces. It is used by the Navy Seals, Delta Force, FBI, and over 250 law enforcement agencies across the U.S. By training at Enforce, you will: * Gain ability to defend against various attacks * Increase fitness level dramatically * Train in a proven defense method * Build your confidence * Learn useful techniques from day one * Learn how to assert yourself * Learn to control high-stress situations * Train in a safe and supportive environment

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Aikido training is about challenging yourself, not the other. You will develop confidence by facing your fears, and negative fighting spirit will become creative fighting spirit. The stress and pressure of serious Aikido training brings this spirit to the surface, exposing it, so that it can be examined and refined in a controlled atmosphere of respect and mutual study. Discovering your physical limitations will cause you to reflect on the deepest meanings of harmony and conflict, and to strive for a level of consciousness above the selfish ego, closer to a universal consciousness. You will learn to defend yourself, and to protect yourself and others. You will begin to gain a deeper confidence and bring the mind, body and spirit into a greater balance. Aikido is ideal for someone who would like to learn to defend oneself without crippling his/her attacker. The essence of Aikido is spiritual, finding and creating harmony with oneself and others. You will be training in a traditional yet laid-back space, where everyone is respectful towards your well-being and skill level. The people you will train with are some the nicest, welcoming people you will ever meet. Enjoy your first class on the house! Come practice an art that is rooted in thousands of years of Japanese mastery.

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Reflex Taekwondo is one of the finest martial arts schools in the entire Tampa Bay area. We teach traditional martial arts classes in Lutz as well as practical self defense classes and physical fitness. We have age appropriate classes for all ages from 3 and up. Our classes make getting exercise and learning self defense FUN! Our chief instructor is a 5th degree black belt master instructor and is also has a degree in child education.

  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We promote self worth, dignity, and respect. We take pride in the the profound impact of changing a woman's appearances to improve levels of self confidence and energy, while creating positive attitudes.

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I specialize in circuit training, CrossFit, kickboxing, self-defense training, etc. I also provide personalized meal plans and workout routines for clients. I used to work for LA Fitness as a trainer and sales rep. I worked at Anytime Fitness as a personal trainer, gym manager, and fitness consultant/instructor until I decided to branch out on my own. You won't regret choosing to contact me, because I'm dedicated to helping you reach your fitness goals!

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