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Naperville Kids Self Defense Classes

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Best Defense Concepts
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Billy R.
Verified review

Peter is an outstanding instructor. Very personable, knowledgeable, takes his time to instruct, demonstrate and then, while I am peforming the move, if needing correction , does so in a calm and easy way. He fit the bill for everything I am looking for in learning self defense in a non class type setting. You wont be disappointed in giving Peter a try. He has all the equipment, mats, and practice items to use as well..He's also very flexible given my schedule of the times I am in his area on other business, to schedule a lesson around.

  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Strawlan G.
Verified review

This is an excellent dojo for kids and adults alike. Garza Sensei is amazing with the little ones - never a boring moment, and they stay safely and energetically engaged the entire time. No time is wasted on hokey board-breaking and silly showmanship. Kids are taught self and opponent body control, how to fall and maneuver properly in space and around obstacles, and how to deal with multiple-opponent conflict in a very safe an controlled manner as compared to other, more strike-first-oriented arts (which, if put on practice, could get a parent sued!). With a no-contract, incredibly-reasonably-priced, and familial atmosphere, the students win every time! An extra bonus is the Japanese that the kids learn. Counting and many verbal interactions are done in Aikido's native language, and most children develop a proficiency within weeks! Truly an amazing place to practice. Highly recommended.

Brooklyn Boulders
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jillian T.
Verified review

My friends and I did a self defense workshop with Lee which was a great experience! He provided a really practical approach and I was really impressed with how much he was able to teach us in an hour. I'd definitely recommend Lee!

  • 10 years in business
Marge F.
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After my son was bullied by 6 boys, I decided it was time to seek self defense classes. At first visit to ATF&MA, it was an intense scene of 15-20 people doing stick fighting drills. Seeing this and also being a fan of Bruce Lee, I knew we were in the right place. We were initially there for my son but I knew immediately that this was also something I wanted to do. Coming off a 2 year couch potato session, we were immediately partaking in physical conditioning in addition to learning self defense techniques of Jeet Kune Do. Within a few weeks I was no longer feeling like I was going to die during the physical workouts and was actually more energetic, confident and mentally clear from the workouts, as was my son. Elliott is an exceptional trainer. He takes the time to explain and is patient in going over moves as many times as it takes until it sinks in. All of the classmates are fun and friendly and supporting of each other whether one is a beginner or an advanced participant. The training is a blast and is one of the best things I've ever done. I'm happy for the positive, energetic, and motivating atmosphere and environment. In addition to the above, Elliott is also a motivating and inspiring speaker in sharing relevant life events and also provides videos of each lesson for practice outside of class. I would recommend this training to anyone.

Jennifer B.
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I have always wanted to do martial arts. Its a great way to learn self-defense and a great workout. I found Victory online and decided to give them a try. I am so happy that I did. I have been attending the mma class for about 3 weeks now and the staff is amazing. Its a very friendly, family type of atmosphere. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to get fit and learn how to fight.

Trish C.
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I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST SAY I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS PLACE!!!! I LOVE MY COMPASSIONATE AND FAMILY ORIENTATED INSTRUCTORS (SENSEI ANTHONY,SEAN, AND NOAH) THEY ARE TRULY AN INSPIRATION AND A CONTINUED MOTIVATION FOR MYSELF AND MY FELLOW PEERS...IVE ONLY BEEN A MEMBER SINCE JUNE BUT IT HAS TRULY BEEN A HONOR TO BE A PART OF SUCH AN EMPOWERING ORGANIZATION!! AND OUR DIDN'T TAKE ME LONG AT ALL TO REALIZE AND BE CERTAIN ABOUT JOINING THIS GREAT PLACE!!! I HAD EXPERIENCED BELLS PALSY FOR THE FIRST TIME WITHIN MY SECOND MONTH OF MEMBERSHIP AND WHEN I COULDN'T COME FOR TWO WEEKS I WAS IN TEARS REALLY FELT INCOMPLETE AND COULDN'T WAIT TO GET BACK TO VICTORY!! THIS IS MY FAMILY WHEN MY OWN FAMILY ISN'T AND THIS THE TRUTH!!! THEY ARE VERY INVOLVED WITH EVERYONE AND TAKES OUT TIME TO HANDLE ANY PERSONAL ISSUES SOMEONE MAY HAVE... THAT MEANS ALOT TO ME IT REALLY DOES!!I IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A FAMILY AWAY FROM HOME, AN AMAZING EXERCISE REGIMEN AND AN OVERALL MEANINGFUL SELF DEFENSE CURRICULUM, VICTORY MARTIAL ARTS IS THE PLACE TO BE!!!! SO COME ON DOWN AND JOIN AN AWESOME TEAM OF GREAT MOTIVATION , DETERMINATION, AND COMPASSION!!

  • 3 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
John T.
Verified review

Very informative, very professional The instruction received was right on point. I felt that the first class was a gateway to not only learning self defense but also educational! Thank you!

CFMA Group
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Brianna P.
Verified review

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!!

Mariko M.
Verified review

Martial Arts classes at Victory Martial arts Orland Park has been a great experience for me. I take the Self Defense classes as well as the MMA classes. I sometimes get to see the kids karate class and they look like they are having fun but learning a lot. The location is not easy to find the first time, in a industrial strip. But this place is a gem in Orland Park.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Debra P.
Verified review

they offered a basic self defense class that my daughter loved. She had wished there was more time.

The Village Dojo
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Sean J.
    Verified review

    This class will give you a great work out and self defense skills that are priceless. You will feel confident and amazed by different techniques and skills you will learn. I'm so glad I met and train with Professor Terrance. It has definitely been a life changing experience!

    • 19 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Ali D.
    Verified review

    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.

    Threshold Martial Arts
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    Katie B.
    Verified review

    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!!

    Modern Mindful Warriors
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    Veronica O.
    Verified review

    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.

    Sharon H.
    Verified review

    Although I felt nervous first walking in to Victory, I definitely felt welcome after the first few minutes after walking in. I was welcomed warmly by the instructor as well as by the majority of the students. When class started the instructor took time to give me attention to ensure that I was correctly doing everything. The more experienced students looked out for me as well. You could definitely tell that these instructors were not merely just having everybody go through the motions, but it was obvious that these instructors were very knowledgeable in Mixed Martial Arts. This gym definitely makes sure they pay close attention and are looking out for your safety while making sure you learn something new every time! I would totally recommend this place to men and women.

    Strive Martial Arts
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 6 years in business
    Elizabeth T.
    Verified review

    Strive is a top notch facility with incredible instructors. The way they teach these kids stretches beyond Strive with lessons to be used at home and at school. The change in discipline and confidence in my children has been priceless. I'm grateful to Strive for being such a positive influence for my children.

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    I'm offering basic self-defense classes at my workout location for Realtors or executives who do lots of traveling, mostly women who need basic awareness.

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