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  • 20 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lombard, IL 60148


I hired him for self defense training. He is amazing. He adjust techniques to what comes natural to your body and mind. I'm so happy with his training.

  • Naperville, IL 60565


I have been training with Victory Martial Arts for the past few years and it has totally changed my life. I have learned self defense, gained confidence, drastically improved my physique, and learned the skills needed to win in competition. If you are looking to compete in MMA or BJJ, I highly recommend this place. They have an outstanding Mixed Martial Arts competition team that will get you ready to step in the cage if that's your goal.

  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Roselle, IL 60172


We offer the following: * Tai Kit Kuen Kung Fu (Kids and Adults) * Jun Fan/Jeet Kune Do * Kali, Eskrima, Panantukan, and Silat Combatives * MMA * Kickboxing * Real-Life Self-Defense * Women's Self-Defense

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Downers Grove, IL 60515


My name is Danny Aguirre. I'm a professional fighter with a wealth of experience in both competition and instruction. I am looking to help you accomplish your fitness goals! I specialize in programs of self-defense, boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, Dutch kickboxing, Brazilian jiujitsu, submission wrestling, MMA, cross training, functional fitness and weight loss boot camp. I can provide a fun but effective training program to fit your specific needs! If you're interested in becoming a fighter or in competing, I will train you in my Level II Program for intermediate and advanced athletes and help you set something up when you're ready! However, you don't have to be a fighter to train like one! There are many health and fitness benefits that MMA training offers, such as weight loss, muscle/strength building, increased flexibility, confidence boost and stress relief. In my Level I Program, we will focus more on the strength and conditioning aspects of martial arts with cross training, functional fitness, cardio kickboxing/MMA and weight loss boot camp. Please see the following records: * 12-3 Amateur MMA Record -- 4 Local Championships * 11-4 Professional MMA Record * 1-0 Professional Muay Thai Kickboxing Record I hold many training camps in Glendale, AZ, at The MMA Lab with former UFC World Champion Benson Henderson. I have trained and competed at the roots of Muay Thai kickboxing in Thailand. I have 5 years of coaching/training experience. I am a former Takedown and Grapple (TAG) instructor to the Chicago FBI SWAT unit. I am also a former coach at Clay Guida's MMA Stop. I have helped train and coach numerous MMA, kickboxing and BJJ victories, including one at Bellator FC on Spike TV. If you're interested in learning self-defense, how to become a fighter or just keeping fit, I would love to help you better yourself! I have everything we would need to train at my home gym, but I am also willing to come to you if you're not too far. I also hold many of my training sessions at CounterStrike MMA Academy in Downers Grove, IL. Contact me for a free 30-min intro private training session and/or for a free group training class pass!

  • 15 years in business
  • Warsaw, IN 46580


We offer Indiana's best self-defense training courses designed for real-world violence and assault. Courses, workshops and seminars are offered to men, women, teens, and children. Course topics include the following: * self-defense for women * defensive use of pepper spray * rape prevention * self-defense key chain * safety for home care providers * defense against knife, gun, and club attacks * crime prevention lectures * gun retention and defense skills * child abduction prevention (Kid Escape) * sexual assault awareness for teens * defensive use of knife, club, gun, and improvised items * safety for library professionals * and much more Courses and workshop are offered to corporations, church groups, women's groups, security officers, youth groups, senior centers, elementary schools, middle and high schools, and to anyone else interested in learning how to stay safe from crime and violence. Combat martial art courses are available for martial arts schools that would like to add specialized hand, stick, knife, or gun material to their curriculum via hands-on workshops. One-on-one personal training and small-group training for families is available to clients in my general location.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Brookfield, IL 60513


Dave Smith has over 25 years of experience as a personal trainer and fitness director at premier health clubs in Chicago and the suburbs. Offering personal or small-group training: - in-home or at The Academy of Human Performance in Aurora, IL - functional strength training - weight loss - de-conditioned adults - boxing - self-defense - sports-specific conditioning Degrees and Certifications - MS Adult and Corporate Fitness, University of Illinois in Chicago - Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

  • 15 years in business
  • Lisle, IL 60532


Reward your mind and body. Learn to defend your personal space while practicing an amazing workout routine. You will most likely find that your level of energy increases throughout the week. Your body will become more flexible while building inner core strength. Learn from an instructor/trainer who wants you to learn the skills you can use for many years to come; don't just have someone show you how to do a routine during your sessions. Experience instruction from someone who maintains healthy fitness as a lifestyle choice; we want you to succeed in learning life-long fitness skills. Beginners, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome. Why pay from over $300 a month to thousands of dollars a year for limited instruction with larger classes? Our students enjoy the best possible instruction through private lessons one on one with an instructor. We have also dropped our hourly rates during the recession nearly 50% from $60/hour to only $36 an hour. We also provide the service to couples or groups of 2 at the same rate of only $36/hour, that is just $18 a person! Please email us today to get started or if you have any questions. This is your chance to learn martial arts and self defense for any who have ever wanted to learn karate or another form of martial arts. Have supervised instruction for: yourself, you & a friend, your children, siblings, couples, etc. Enjoy a fun fitness routine by yourself or with a close friend under professional certified instruction. We teach: Karate, Tang Soo Do, basic self defense, Kickboxing, Personal Training, tournament sparring, Cardio Kick-boxing and flexibility classes. Experience Fireheart Martial Arts: "Where Instructors Make the Difference."


We offer a simple, effective and practical system of proven self-defense skills, strategies and tactics that are easy to learn, simple to perform and practical for anyone regardless of age, size or ability level. Workshops are tailored to your organization's needs and can be done on-site at your location or at our studio located inside Lee's Academy of Martial Arts in Oak Forest,IL.

  • Hebron, IL 60034


We offer personal training and self-defense training for children and adults, including those with special needs. We also offer workplace violence prevention training with specific content for healthcare, real estate, sales and other occupations. We also offer sales training and coaching.


We offer Wing Chun kung Fu and street self-defense training for Chicago and the NW suburban area. Chief instructor Dominick Izzo is a former police officer, certified law enforcement defensive tactics instructor, and co-founder of the non-profit women's self-defense organization, I Am Self Defense.

  • La Grange, IL 60525


Extreme Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness is the result of many years of training under varying types of martial arts. We have taken the best parts of all traditional martial arts, and combined them into one proven system. Mixed Martial Arts has grown in technique, as well as styles, over the years. We are here to bring you the latest training techniques, while maintaining our roots in tradition. Our styles include karate, kickboxing, boxing, judo, jiu-jitsu, wrestling and self-defense techniques. With the instructors having over 46 years of combat sports training in these disciplines, all of our students will be well-rounded martial artists working towards a common goal - obtaining their black belts.

  • 17 years in business
  • Joliet, IL 60435


Learn the 67 throws of judo. Learn the principles of science, fighting and movement. Train your body to be a highly effective, highly disciplined, motivated, and well-oiled killing machine. I am a former infantry marine and professional fighter. I offer advanced technical instruction and physical education. I have over 25 years of martial arts experience. My lessons are broken down into easily understandable steps and sessions. I have four separate black belts, Nidan rank in judo, jiujitsu, tae kwon do, and a MCMAP black belt. I will travel to you if you have space or are in the gym. Group seminars are available for wrestling programs and individual gyms.

  • 18 years in business
  • Barrington, IL 60010


Starting with the Tae Geuk Forms, you will learn the Blocks, Kicks and Punch defensive moves that constitute the form. Private practice is also a must to progress to passing the (1st) Form test and moving on to learn the next form in the series.

  • 11 years in business
  • Naperville, IL 60540


We are devoted to getting you in shape at awesome rates. We will customize workouts to fit your needs and your schedule. Give us a call or email today.

  • 19 years in business
  • Bartlett, IL 60103


The Street Safe Institute is a leading source of self defense, martial arts, and defensive tactics training. We're not only contracted by the several law enforcement agencies to teach our program. We also have excellent civilian and corporate based programs. Our instructors travel the country, giving seminars and training sessions. With Street Safe, you can learn everything from hand-to-hand combat, ground fighting, edged weapons, batons, control tactics, firearms, women's self defense, and much more. You can also find our staff published and featured in several international publications such as Black Belt magazine, SWAT Magazine, WC Illustrated, and more. If you want the best, you have to learn from the best! Don't take the safety of you or your loved ones to anyone but the best, the Street Safe Institute.

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Chicago, IL

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I have fibromyalgia so I'm rather limited to what I can do. I'm completely out of shape as well. My friends and I wanted to take this class because we don't feel safe walking around alone at night.
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