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DeKalb 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.

Alex K.
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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.

CFMA Group
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna P.
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This is a great place to learn self defense and other things. Don is kind, patient, knowlegable in all that he does. He is a great teacher. I have learned alot from our private classes. I will continue going to him as long as he is around!! Great place!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Debra P.
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they offered a basic self defense class that my daughter loved. She had wished there was more time.

DG Fitness
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Olivia J.
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Danny is an exceptional trainer, he not only focuses on the physical development of his clients but also their nutritional and emotional needs. Danny is very professional, even while keeping things fun and engaging. I appreciate his constant communication via email and text; checking on how I’m doing, offering support and confirming appointments when changes were made. I also appreciated his scheduling flexibility and respecting my scheduling requirements. Danny assessed my training needs and designed a program that helped with my weight loss goals as well as address some of my limitations because of health issues. He changed our program so that it was never dull, was continuously challenging and kept me moving towards my personal goals. Often when I thought I couldn’t do an exercise or movement, Danny’s encouragement helped me to push through and succeed. In addition to physical assessments, we did weekly weigh-ins so that I could see my weight loss progression. Which is highly motivating for me. He reviewed my nutrition logs and discussed choices/changes I could make to ensure I continued dropping pounds instead of hitting a plateau. With Danny as my trainer I was able to lose over 95 pounds and continue moving forward on my journey of self-improvement. I cannot thank him enough. I would, and have, recommend Danny as a personal trainer for anyone looking to make position changes in the life…best investment to make in yourself.

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!!

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

Trina C.
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Patti gives 110% with her knowledge and willingness to help others with their safety needs. She is living the Damsel Mission to Equip, Empower and Educate every one that she meets.

  • 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.

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

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Mr. Kogan is the founder of the Spetsnaz USA Crushalo school of hand-to-hand combat in the United States. He has studied, practiced and taught hand-to-hand combat and martial arts and self-defense for over 40 years. He is certified as a master instructor in Crushalo, karate-do. He is a kickboxing trainer.

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Learn to take care of yourself both mentally and physically to have a more comfortable life. Because you take care of yourself, why should someone be able to take that away? Here is where the self-defense part comes in. Self-defense is a small part of traditional martial arts but an important part. Learn to have a balanced mind and strong body. If this is what you seek, you have come to the right place.

  • 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.

  • 6 years in business
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We are in a class of our own. We are Chicago's ONLY Urban and Wilderness Survival School PERIOD.

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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.

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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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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.

  • 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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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.

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