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Best Defense Concepts
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Molly F.
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Pete teaches practical self-defense in a low-key, easy-to-grasp manner. Unlike many schools, he doesn't believe in a "one size fits all" curriculum or that students have to be super fit to defend themselves. Instead, he works with each student to develop moves that work for them, drawing from a variety of martial arts like kenpo karate, krav maga, filipino martial arts, and others. It's cool to see and even more fun to learn, so if you're looking for a skilled instructor, you owe it to yourself to give Pete a call!

Slavica K
from 4 reviews
  • 2 years in business
Steve C.
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Coach Slavica is great! I had never taken lessons or done any type of self defense instruction before. A friend of mine and student of hers referred me to her for lessons in Krav Maga. I was skeptical about whether it was for me, but seeing the passion with which she teaches and talks about Krav got me really fired up. She doesn't just teach me what to do, but she explains from a fundamental level why I'm doing it so I have a full understanding of what Im trying to accomplish with my techniques. She has also been flexible in scheduling which is a big plus because I have a crazy schedule. Highly recommend!

Danny Aguirre
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gabriel R.
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I highly recommend this gym because it is very important to me that the person who trains you knows what they are doing and coach Danny Aguirre, is MMA fighter currently active, with great experience and patience to teach.He is always attentive and corrects errors to improve the technique, every time I go to the gym I learn something new and put me in better shape, I'm 40 years old and I like to have people of all ages training with me, it's great for people of all ages beginners or advanced, here you can find Muay Thai and Grappling classes

Buffalo Grove Martial Arts
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Myr R.
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BGMA is amazing!!! You will never work so hard or have so much fun working out! I have worked out there for the past 9 years and can't imagine life without it. Bert the owner is so friendly and knowledgable. He is not only a master in numerous martial arts and KRav Maga, but is an awesome personal trainer. He knows how to motivate you and push you to your limits. He uses a lot of different techniques to do this which I think is great. He also is a nutrition nut so is really helpful if you need help in that end. He got me wedding ready in no time! All of the other instructors are great too. This is definitely a place you can come to work out but also have fun and get great results. I would highly recommend stopping in to chat with Bert. BGMA rocks!!!!!


Master Tom Ben provides martial arts and personal self-defense training services. He is teaching martial arts programs and personal self-defense training.

  • 17 years in business

As an effective Krav Maga instructor, Charles Ghiloni specializes in martial arts such as Krav Maga. He is available at your convenience.


This company has self-defense programs with experienced trainers. They teach taekwondo,muay thai, hapkido, and karate. They also help build your confidence.


This professional is one of the best rated self-defense instructors in your area who will help you with personal training programs. Mike is always available for your needs.


Seeking one of the professional personal trainers in Chicago who offer personal coaching services? Choose Matine. This fitness expert is available for your needs.


Extreme Martial Arts has a team of experienced mixed martial arts instructors. They provide jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, judo, wrestling, self-defense, and karate training services using the latest techniques.


If you are searching for pros who provide boxing lessons, choose Blast Fitness. These martial arts instructors also offer nutrition consultations for clients.


Get krav maga instructions from Randy. This local personal trainer also offers muay thai, submissions grappling, and traditional martial arts lessons.


Wright's Traditional Kung Fu is available to provide quality and reliable martial arts training services. They offer martial arts for kids, adults and more.


20 years of self defense, martial arts and law enforcement experience.


We provide self-defense training and personal training. We teach kids adults. We focus on making adults more fit, safe, and protected.


We offer the following services: - Krav maga - Combat fitness - Karate for kids - Muay Thai - Modern arnis - Mixed martial arts - Reality based self-defense - Fight like a girl - Rape prevention - After school karate programs


Krav Panim El Panim or KAPAP is the Hebrew acronym for face-to-face combat. It is the original combat system of CQB, hand-to-hand combat and self-defense, employed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). KAPAP (Krav Maga) fight tactics originated in the 1940s and were used by the Palmach (Jewish Strike Brigades) forces in fighting for the independence of the state of Israel. These Palmach units later formed the core of Israel's special units in the conventional military (IDF). The KAPAP Academy is staffed by former official Israeli military and police instructors in counter-terror combatives (LOTAR). In oppose to typical martial arts schools, it is an "all combat" system -- a system totally dedicated to close combat and self-defense, with and without weapons. It has no sporting or competition aspect, nor does it adhere to any classical or traditional school of thought. KAPAP Combative Concepts is the first and the only training center in Illinois to be certified by the KAPAP Academy. We offer authentic Israeli combative CQB, H2H combat, tactical training, and more. In addition to our KAPAP and Krav Maga training, we offer Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) classes, kids programs (Tae Kwon Do), women self-defense classes, and uniquely designed combat fitness classes. We offer 2 free trial classes, so stop by to get your guest pass today!


These experienced martial arts trainers provides mixed martial arts lessons. Toplevel MMA Training Centeris is always available for private self-defense lessons.

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Chicago, IL

  • Student age
  • Interested in following disciplines
    Karate, Kickboxing or Muay Thai, Boxing
  • Learning goals
    To learn how to protect myself from bullies and violence, To build strength and confidence, To develop discipline
  • Level of experience
    No experience
  • Lesson type
    Small group (3 to 4 people), Group (5 or more people), As recommended by instructor
  • Session frequency
    As recommended by professional
  • Day preference(s)
    Saturday, Sunday
  • Time preference(s)
    Early morning (before 9am), Morning (9am-noon)
  • Lesson length
    As recommended by professional
  • Details
    My children are very shy.
  • $60
    Average price
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