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  • 16 years in business
  • Smyrna, GA

Sharon W.

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I have trained with Jay for several years. He was referred by a good friend . What impressed me most, Jay is extremely knowledgeable about health, nutrition and fitness. He practice what he preached. He is physically fit and dedicated to his profession. Fitness is a passion for him and it shows. He motivates you to come into his world of fitness. Jay is a very patient, yet he will push and motivate you to get results. Jay is very conscientious and attentive to you and what's going on with you physically and mentally. I never get bored with his creative and innovative fitness routines. He is a professional with an awesome personality and wants to see you succeed . Jay is truly the REAL DEAL!! Sharon Williams

Heather S.

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I've been training with Jay MasterFitness Gee for 3 years. He's helped me go from weak to STRONG without stepping into a gym. He uses a myriad of techniques that have kept my body guess and changing: body weight exercises, pilates, kettlebells, stretching, swimming, boxing ... the list goes on and on. I'm amazed at the things I can do now. We even did several months working on self defense moves, and I've never been more confident in my ability to protect myself. He's encouraging w/o being annoying and filled with knowledge and expertise. He's an easy recommendation ... Let him show you how to OUTDO YOURSELF!

Ansley C.

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I have known Jay or several years and am also a professional in the fitness/wellness industry. Jay is one of the individuals I look up to most in this field. He has found the perfect balance of discipline, lifestyle, and encouragement that influences those he works with.

  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Decatur, GA

Russ S.

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I can't say enough about the great session we had with Troy. He came to our home for a session with my wife, three daughters (18-21) and me. Finding a time to do this was easy, he was flexible, he reminded me the day of the session, arrived punctually and we got started. In addition to learning some great self-defense techniques, we had a BLAST! After one session I feel more confident about defending myself and I know the ladies in my life do as well. I can't recommend him more highly.

Cathy T.

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Troy Logan has absolutely been a God send. I am so lucky to have happened up on him through thumbtack. He is a first class professional in every way. What a blessing to learn self defense,and get in shape at the same time.I can't think of a better form of workout. Troy's practical approach to self defense makes it easy and a lot of fun. It is the best money I have ever spent!

Shynell W.

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Amazing! I've been training with Troy for almost 3 months and not only have weight loss goals, but im loving the self defense! Always on time and always bringing something new.

  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 min

Shanna T.

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I started working out with Anthony, back in August 2013. Anthony is very knowledgeable and dedicated with helping me succeed in my goals. The workouts are very challenging, but he keeps you motivated. He constantly tells me, that this is an investment and I do agree. Anthony is by far the best personal trainer that I have had the opportunity to work with. My biggest fear was to have a trainer that had a crazy boot-camp mindset. He is the complete opposite, because his focus is to help his clients that are genuinely interested in changing their lifestyle for the better inside and out. I respect him for pushing me beyond what I believe I can handle. I always walk away, at the end of each session feeling better inside and out. He offers different approaches to working out that actually work. Best investment made this year!!!

Elaine J.

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I chose Tony as my self defense instructor and found it to be a great decision! Tony was very professional, informative and personable in his training. I am a firm believer that every female should take self defense and I would with not shadow of doubt, recommend Tony! Excellent instructor!

Antonio R.

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I enjoyed it very much, working with A. Brown's Victory Fitness and Self-Defense. He's very knowledgeable in fitness techniques and defense tactics. I would recommend Victory Fitness and Self-Defense to beginners and advance. The Training is practical as well as intense. Come prepared to work.

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Atlanta, GA

Arit E.

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I had the privilege of working with Practical Combat Applications for a number of years, as a PR and Communications consultant for the organization. PCA is composed of many Martial Arts instructors, with unique individualized skillsets. All of the instructors and Senseis are very competent and versed in various techniques and formats. PCA aggressively prepares a range of clients from corporate members and Law enforcement officers, to students and women who are interested in learning martial arts for survival. Instructor Hameed is very personable. I strongly recommend PCA for anyone seeking self-defense training.

Lou L.

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You will not experience a better workout than what Amin teaches. Amin's training combines physical fitness to real life martial arts. That combination is deadly and had me in the best shape in my life, along with confidence and fighting skill sets.

Steven A.

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Highly effective and practical seminar that left the clients techniques that they could use to defend themselves.

  • 9 years in business
  • Powder Springs, GA

Jen C.

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Cobb Martial Arts is the perfect place to take your kids to learn karate and self defense. Nory Lugo is excellent with the kids. He explains things so it's easy for them to understand and he is very patient. All the kids love him. My son has been taking classes here for almost 1 year and we couldn't have found a better place. He has learned so much and has so much fun.

Nicole A.

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Great guy, passionate about martial arts, patient, professional and a great teacher.

Jody G.

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Great teacher who is very patient and eager to teach all that he knows.

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 23 min

Murray G.

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I needed to find formal self defense training for my daughter who will be attending college next year. I wanted her to be able to defend herself as well as having peace of mind that should could take care of herself if the situation arose. After looking at various trainers, Anthony's credentials convinced me to give him a try. He was immediately able to put my daughter at ease and not make her more scared about the situations that he simulated for training purposes. He was able to quickly identify which types of tactics would work best for my daughter based on her abilities and tendencies. He didn't' waste time trying to teach proper martial arts but focused on the goal of Self Defense. After the first few sessions my daughter could see the difference and felt proud of herself. Anthony's professionalism and attention to detail led me to sign my wife up for personal training with him. If you are looking for a professional courteous knowledgeable trainer I highly recommend Anthony Brown

Shena L.

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I have learned so much working with VIctory Fitness & Self Defense! It has given me more confidence and has been a very therapeutic experience in addition to a great workout! I highly recommend the program and look forward to continue working with Tony! *****

James R.

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great self defense instructor, like that he reviews previous sessions with lots of practice. Anthony has alot of knowledge to pass on because of his previous police career,great personality open to questions and easy going.

Lucas B.

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I started working with Master Steve 18 months ago, as an alternative to weightlifting--which I had done for years and wanted something new. I knew I would get in shape, but I was shocked by the dramatic changes in my body, especially in terms of muscle tone, loss of body fat and overall endurance. As an instructor, Master Steve is incredibly patient, encouraging and clearly has the experience in teaching to help each student improve in their skills. Ever though I started out as an alternative to the gym, I've really developed a passion for MMA--a passion clearly shared by Master Steve and I am actively working towards a black belt. What impresses me the most about TrasforMMAtion's program is that time is not wasted. Other martial arts schools I've looked at spend an inordinate amount of time on "conditioning" and very little on actual instruction and practicing of MMA techniques. After warming up, almost all the time is spent with Master Steve on acquiring and improving techniques, without any wasted time. I would recommend TransforMMAtion and Master Steve to anyone who wants to get in shape, feel more confident in self defense situations, or who would like to go beyond the basics to mastering the discipline.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Stone Mountain, GA

Reanay G.

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He's an outstanding teacher and there is no one else more qualified. He shocked me about it his age, but I can assure you he knows his stough and you will be satisfied. I almost didn't get anything, but he told me that you have to contact him directly at (347) 714-6738. Donte is very fun easy to get along with and he's an amazing martial artist. I wouldn't hire anyone else for this position. If you are looking for a class you must go to him. You can call or text this number at any time day or night and he will respond to you personally. Don't pass up such a golden opportunity at an amazing price. I recommend this to all who want to protect family and gain self discipline. You will be satisfied with the outcome.

Demonte P.

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Everything was great...Trainer makes sure you understand each step and teaches very well.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Douglasville, GA

Amy B.

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My sons went to the class (17 and 21) and they both enjoyed it very much. They thought what they learned was very "cool" and felt confident that they could get out of a tight situation if it ever came to that. Thanks

Mark B.

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Excellent instruction, entirely usable and efficient. Mr. Barrow is a patient and experienced teacher, and he adapts well to his students. Mark Bauerlein

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Marietta, GA

David D.

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I took my 14 yr old daughter to her very first self-defense class and in a word "Outstanding!" The instruction she received was practical, effective and repeatable, which is exactly what you need. I would highly recommend this to any female 12+. You will come away knowing what you need to know to fend off any intruder who may be bigger and stronger. Be safe!!

Lynn A.

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Fantastic, empowering class ESP. For women to increase confidence and safety in the common scenarios of every day life!

  • 14 years in business
  • Cartersville, GA

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Our movements do not implore the jointing locking found in many traditional arts, this makes what we do much safer for the practitioner. We only practice drills and techniques that can be directly used in self defense without modification. No redundant hours punching from the hips in a horse riding stances here!

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The Lyn Haley Defense & Combat System is a system designed to teach how to manage the flight or fright response factor of fear, and teach those willing to learn a dynamic new way of self defense and/or combat. Lyn Haley Defense & Combat system covers a vast variety of defense and combat techniques, such as defense clusters, defensive striking, offensive striking, defensive grappling, offensive grappling, weapons offense, and weapons defense. Requirements for this class are as follow: * Ages 18-40 * Any size, race and height * Woman or man * You do not have to have any experience in traditional or mixed martial arts. The charge is usually a 4-month flat rate or an installment plan ranging from $60.00-$100.00. But I am looking for 5 dedicated people to learn the system deeply in all its aspects, and to help put together demonstrations. Those 5 who are willing to do this will be free of charge.

  • Stone Mountain, GA

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I have years of experience both professional and personal. I teach nutritional, muscle gain, toning, and self defense training to clients.

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My name is Serge, and l have belt in Judo (type of martial art discipline) back in my country. I love fitness and sports. I am willing to share some self-defense skills with your kids.

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Tactical Survival Management coaches real world self-preservation (better known as self-defense) concepts, principles, and tactics tailored to the individual, with an emphasis on general physical preparedness (GPP) conditioning. This is the same conditioning that makes everyday life easier. It makes fighting, when the need arises, easier. This training involves developing the total person: mind, body and spirit. It develops an appreciation of and a proficiency with the tools that may be necessary to preserve life, from using rocks to improvised weaponry, firearms, last-resort weaponry, and everything in-between. Tactical Survival Management is not a style, system or newfangled martial art. It is a coaching and training philosophy, which is eclectic in nature and progressive in its mission. It is training to be a better human being who can fight, in the ways, means and methods people really use to fight, rob, hurt, maim and kill, period. Tactical Survival Management prepares you to address those types of attacks and attackers. From day one, you will be a more confident, stronger, better person who can and will fight!

  • Snellville, GA

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I offer self-defense and chi healing. I have 30 years of experience as a teacher of Chinese martial arts. I heal pain in two to three minutes using chi, no touching like arthritis and carpel tunnel stroke surgery. Check YouTube videos. Ninety-eight percent rate of pain leaves the body.

  • Alpharetta, GA

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As a professional martial artist and jujitsu black belt, I specialize in self-defense and fitness training using martial arts as a base for all training. Customer service is a priority.

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Thank you for your interest in training in one of the most exciting and well-rounded martial arts in the world! Hapkido Sun Moo Kwan translates to mean "School of Martial Serenity". Our philosophy is through diligent martial arts training we become a positive example for others to follow. I specialize in self-defense but also focus on overall fitness, weight loss, core, cardio, and strength.

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I provide the upmost service there is when it comes to self defense. I will get you ready for whatever come in your way.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Atlanta, GA

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My low rates, willingness to travel for individuals or groups, and the extreme quality of instruction and experience makes my services ideal and unique in the field of martial arts instruction and coaching.

  • Cartersville, GA

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I am a professional speaker and instructor, and I speak to individuals, as well as businesses about how they can be safe in multiple situations using different techniques, styles, and options which will help to keep them from being victimized. As a former military serviceman and law enforcement officer with many years of experience, certifications, and education, Will Rios can present in a manner many cannot. The information within the speaking topics, along with the techniques shown within the courses is detrimental to the safety and security for you, your family, and even to your business. To simplify arrangements for courses and speaking engagements, Will Rios Enterprises is designed to come to you, using appropriate facilities. To make things even better, our courses can be curtailed to be specific for your needs. Also, inquire about our business and residential consultations.

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Marietta, GA

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Atlanta, GA

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Atlanta, GA

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One summer of Krav Maga training in 2009, looking to get back into similar program to enhance skills
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