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Crystal Lake Knife Self Defense Instructors

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Best Defense Concepts
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa B.
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This was a great experience and customized for our family's needs. We learned a lot about basic self defense without having to commit to a martial arts program. Peter is an excellent and patient teacher.

Amanda B.
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As an airline pilot, sitting up to 13 hours a day, being gone from home 4 days a week, eating out and living from a suitcase...a fit, nutritious lifestyle is almost impossible. ALMOST. I am blessed, being active and playing sports has come naturally to me. But growing up I was always the "bigger" girl. Always had an excuse, blamed my plump bones for not being fit. Far from speedy, hated to run...BUT dreamed big!! I would give my heart and soul everytime. I knew I could change my bodyshape if I really tried. Thanks to great friends, they started me out weight lifting and changing my eating habits, which really helped get my fitness ball rolling... mixed martial arts has become my savior. Victory Martial Arts in Chicago has truly transformed me inside and out. I've not only lost 35 lbs and 10%of pure fat, I've learned so much about self-defense and myself. When you have a passion...nothing will get in your way. Determination become routine. I've gone from being a heavier, self-conscious lady to a muscular, confident woman thanks to the encouragement from all my instructors, classmates and family I have found at all of the Victory Martial Arts Academies!

William M.
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Victory Martial Arts has become a huge part of my life since walking through the doors of the academy a little over a year ago. Like many, I was nervous and uncertain on my first day. However, the positive atmosphere created by the instructors and the students, put me at ease quickly. Victory has great instructors that take time for all their students as they teach a broad range of martial arts and techniques applicable for self defense and competition. The students that attend Victory also embody a positive and respectful attitude that allows any student to look forward to seeing a class of friends and not just training partners. I recommend Victory to anyone, regardless of age or skill level, it's a great place to learn and strengthen yourself physically and mentally.

Pepperspray Patti
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer G.
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Patti is amazing! I have taken several of her self defense classes (3 of her 4 hour seminars & her 6 week, 1 hour classes). She is knowledgeable in her field. I have learned so much from her & will continue to do so. She inspires, motivates, and empowers every woman & teen in her classes. She has helped me find value in myself & brought out the confidence in me that was non existent until I completed her 4 hour seminar. I would & do highly recommend taking a class with Patti.

Slavica K
5.0
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!

Modern Mindful Warriors
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Veronica O.
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My daughter and I took a self defense class with Dylan at Players U. It was an awesome experience and I tell everyone about it. He was a great teacher and very professional. Patient and thorough, all Mom and girls should take this class. Boys being bullied should too! Just so they have an option to defend themselves. He teaches self confidence and Core strength thats beneficial to other sports and dance. We look forward to coming back this fall.

Threshold Martial Arts
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Katie B.
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Our 5 year old son has been taking Jiu Jitsu at Thresold Martial Arts for 5 months and is loving it! We first heard about Threshold when we saw a demonstration they did at Park Ridge Libray last summer. Now I am now reviewing my own positive experience. My husband is a police officer and urged me to sign up for a women's self defense class being offered at Threshold. I was hesitant because I work and have two young kids, but I thought it would be a good experience and it has far surpassed my expectations. The instructor is a Jiu Jitsu black belt and the owner of the gym who really cares about teaching and keeping people safe. I could go on and on, but bottom line is this is a really family friendly place - so much more than we expected. Even with my limited free time, I am making it a priority to continue my training. Thanks!!

  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ali D.
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Jay did a great job accommodating my busy schedule. He is knowledgeable and professional. I recommend his class to beginners or anyone looking to improve his/her self-defense techniques.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lisa K.
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Dennis is an outstanding coach, highly skilled and an excellent resource for self defense training. I highly recommend his course.

Martial Arts Right Now!
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
Brent A.
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Before we sent our daughter off to college, we wanted to be sure she had some basic self defense training. Michael came to our house and trained her specifically for the self defense skills a young woman might need. It was a very effective training and we were very pleased. Brent Albrecht, West Chicago, IL

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If you want to get fit and in shape while learning to defend yourself, I'm your guy. I come from a lineage of great martial artists.

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I help people learn self defense through real life techniques and scenarios. I was a Marine Corps martial arts instructor for 4 years and have 6 years of BJJ training and 3 years of Tae Kwon Do training. I use plastic training knives and handguns to teach disarms and manipulation. I guarantee a clean and friendly experience each session. I am also trained in first aid and trauma in case of emergencies. I offer combat-style fitness sessions as well.

  • 11 years in business
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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.

  • 17 years in business
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I provide martial arts, self-defense, and physical fitness to my clients. I have been involved with this for over 20 years.

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We focus very heavily on drills and technique perfection. This allows one to train in a controlled situation that accurately mimics real fight scenarios that occur both on the street and in the ring, without getting injured. Whether you just want to get in shape, learn self-defense, or get into the ring, come train with us!

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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!

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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

  • 12 years in business
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MIXED MARTIAL ARTS Whether you want sport, self-defense, personal development or just something to be part of, we have a program for you. CREDENTIALS * Illinois Director for JKD Grappling Association * Senior Instructor under Sifu Larry Hartsell * Associate Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto * Silat Instructor under Guro Dan Inosanto * Senior Training Officer of Progressive Fighting Systems * Senior Instructor under Paul Vunak * Senior Instructor under Thomas Cruse * Pro Coach 1 under Sensei Erik Paulson * Instructor Level One under Sifu Rick Faye's MKG * Green Sash Sifu Francis Fong * Marcus also studied under Keith Wetosky, David Hatch, John Spezzano, Tony Checchine, Keith "The Giant Killer" Hackney, Jon "The Jet" Manos. * Certified to guide you in your fitness needs, weight loss, strength training. ISSA.

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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.

  • 15 years in business
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It is extremely rare to find a Black Belt who is willing to work with others for personalized one on one training as I do. I have the luxury of working with so many other Black Belt instructors that I may spend more time one on one with students rather than only being able to see people in a class setting alone. I believe class settings are wonderful at helping you learn much material. However I realize that personal training sessions are the best way for others to learn self defense, or work out more effectively given many different factors in our lives.

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I have over 30 years of training in taekwon-do with the last 10 years as an instructor. I am a 3rd-degree black belt and currently teach at a well-known health club in Chicago. My instruction is customized to fit a client's needs whether it is simply learning basic self-defense or traditional taekwon-do with the benefits of cardio, concentration and body awareness.

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