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Jay MasterFitness Gee
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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!

Strike First Fitness, Inc.
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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.

Myers Tkd
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kristopher B.
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Brandon's training has provided me with not only weight-loss but an even higher boost of self esteem!

  • 8 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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.

AL DA BODI SPECIALIST
4.3
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
Fernando F.
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For most of my life I have always been a bit of a "nerd" and not very fit; when I started college I decided to change this. I made a goal to get into good shape and become more actively involved in outdoor activities. For a few years I worked out on and off, but even after doing extensive research online I had trouble figuring out how to do the workouts effectively. I also had difficulty learning what to eat and how much of it. I decided to make the investment and get a personal trainer to show me the ropes and that is how I met Al. I've had a few sessions with other personal trainers (free sessions) that had failed to interest me. It seemed like they were only in it for the money. Al stood out by having a noticeable passion for what he does. He enjoys helping people get healthy and in shape while boosting their self-confidence; he isn't interested in just training pretty women! During my first 3-month agreement with Al, I learned a lot about how to work out properly. Since I was mostly interested in gaining lean muscle, he worked me hard. Al's workouts can seem like boot camp, but one of his greatest strengths is keeping you motivated. He constantly pushed me to my limits and motivated me to become stronger, and every day I found that my limits were greater. Al knows what he is doing and his workouts are very effective. I'm able to do exercise now at an intensity that I never thought I would be able to get to. I a lot more energy to get myself through the day. My performance at my job as increased as well, getting in shape with Al has helped improve all aspects of my life. I recently signed on a second agreement with Al to take my workouts to the next level! You wont regret training with Al, he will take you past your limits!

FitU Fitness & Nutrition
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Tonu S.
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David is a great guy and a really good instructor! I would recommend him to anyone that was looking to learn Krav maga or any self defense....

  • New on Thumbtack
Nancy L.
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The training was very personal and not intimidating at all! The instructor teaches in a fresh way relative to all ages and has a very flexible schedule. I am a regular client!

Fist Of The North Star
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Umm N.
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The techniques are real life applications! The training you recieve is without a doubt vital!

ACT Self Defense
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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!!

Elite Health and Fitness
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Fred P.
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Andre is amazing!- the gym is top notch and I am hooked on his Karate training and instruction. It has helped me to grow physically & mentally. I have dropped 15lbs along with increases gaining energy and flexibility. With the training and encouragement, came self discipline, respect and commitment. I feel I can take on anything and can focus on the goals in my life. Thank you Fred,

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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.

Hybrid Athletic Systems
2.0
from 6 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Katie S.
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I will speak to the professionalism Da’Mon exhibits on a daily basis with his clients. He is not only passionate about our progress in the gym but also professionally as he has gotten certified in life coaching and mentors a group of us weekly on advancing our careers and lives. I watched him work with 60-100 people every morning at 5am for months and was amazed at the patience and attention to detail he displayed with everyone present. I have meet the majority of his current clients as we all get together for his birthday and one holiday each year. I am a life long client started with him in bootcamp a few years back where I lost 23lbs in 60 days and have been along for the ride ever since. I can’t say enough about the positive impact he has had on my fitness and professional journeys. I have more self confidence thanks to the body we have constructed over the years and professionally I have gone from intern to analyst to manger and on track for a director role.

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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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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.

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  • 42 years in business
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we are established in same location ..,over 30 years!

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I have been a professional boxer for 14 years, and I have 26 years of total experience as a boxer and 7 years as a trainer. I am the director of operation at Delgado Boxing, which was awarded Gym of the Year in 2010-2011 and Brand of the Year, too!

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I primarily focuses on non-contact boxing developing, coronation, and reflex developing real-life defense skills.

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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.

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Need Self Defense Instruction

Lawrenceville, GA

  • Discipline
    Assault prevention (basic self defense)
  • Age
    Child
  • Skill level
    No experience
  • Details
    I like for my girls to feel confident and learn the basics of protecting themselves.
  • $25
    Average price
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