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Best Defense Concepts
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 23 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.

Nikolas K.
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My long lost family! About 3 years ago i walked into this Martial Arts Academy knowing nothing about the vast world of martial arts besides my wrestling background, and to this day I thank the Academy for not only teaching me how to defend my self properly. A lot of Martial arts academy will teach you how to defend yourself, but they will not teach you properly, and they do not take the time to personally go through a drill, or a move with you one on one to make sure that you are properly taught the way that Victory Mixed Martial Arts does. The trainers and even students really do care about each other and it is not only a workout atmosphere, but it is also a family atmosphere, which make it that much better. Victory has been with me since my freshman year in high school up to my senior year, and i can honestly say that it has helped me grow from a boy into a man. As a future United States Sailor i can honestly say that Victory has not only prepared me for self defense, but it has prepared me for life. Much appreciation to the family at Victory Mixed Martial Arts. Ussssss.

  • 23 years in business
Denise G.
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I always feel like Sensei Pat and her staff train the whole person, body and spirit. The aren’t just teaching karate, they are teaching respect, patience, appreciation, discipline, dedication, and so much more.

PSN Fitness
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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Mark Henry does great job of training and makes you feel comfortable !

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

Strive Martial Arts
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
Elizabeth T.
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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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My programs and have been recognized in several publications such as Black Belt Magazine, SWAT Magazine, amongst others. Dealing with reality based self defense requires a specific skillset and mindset...that becomes apparent in all of my programs.

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Learn how to honestly express yourself through movement. I specialize in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu jitsu, and jeet kune do. I offer private and small group lessons.

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I have been in fights before where I had to apply my martial arts background, and I have trained others to defend themselves. I also had excellent instructors that have trained under Erik Paulson, Sifu Dan Inosanto and Benny Urquidez. My father was an army ranger with extensive training in a traditional military style of Taekwondo and ITF style Taekwondo, as well as training in the Army Combatives program that Leonard Holifield created and experience as a bare knuckle boxer. My grandfather trained in Judo. I learned from them as I grew up. My uncle owned an MMA school where he taught various martial arts. I trained in Kali, Western Boxing, Muay Thai, Machado-Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do and Combat Submission Wrestling under Darian Whittaker and Christen Ferl though I am not a black belt in any of them (or equivalent of black belt) but I do maintain at a minimum a basic if not intermediate to advanced training in all mentioned martial arts. I trained in WTF style Taekwondo under J.D. Beavens and attained a green belt in Japanese Jujutsu. I have been confirmed by 2nd dan Taekwondo Black Belts Samuel Fleming and S. Kelly as being properly trained in every technique in Taekwondo but I do not study the forms, thus I have no belt ranking. I have trained in Defendu, a WWII self-defense style practiced by the Allied Powers at the time and in Modern Army Combatives during my term of service in the U.S. Army, active duty. I was in a hand to hand situation where I had to defend myself using my experience. I also trained under Mr. Greg in full-contact Taekwondo/karate style kickboxing and trained in Ho Shin Sool under him. I have also trained in the Irish martial arts of Dornaloicht (bare knuckle boxing), Coiler Agus Eille (collar and elbow) and a basic understanding of Bataraicht (Shillelagh-style stick fighting). To my knowledge, I am one of only perhaps 10 people with understanding and training in collar and elbow wrestling.

  • 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 understand the profound relationship between martial arts and healing arts. In addition to having over 13 years of martial arts and yoga teaching and training experience, I hold a clinical doctorate in physical therapy and am a practicing physical therapist.

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The Classical Martial Arts Academy in Frankfurt IL, is a classical Okinawan martial arts school dedicated to preserving the Shobayashi-ryu branch of Shorin-ry karate-do. As such, the art taught at the Classical Martial Arts Academy has a verifiable lineage traced to Okinawa. Sensei Tommy Revell is a personal student of Sensei Tony D'Angelo, and Shinshi Bill Hayes and traces his lineage in Shobayashi-ryu directly through Hanshi, Shimabukuro Eizo, with headquarters in Ginoza-Son Okinawa, Japan. Please view our complete lineage here. The Classical Martial Arts Academy/Endo-Kan Shibusho is a full member of the Shobayashi-Kan Kenkyu-Kai and welcomes all serious and dedicated individuals seeking the truth in training.

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Do you watch the UFC and want to train in martial arts? Our enthusiastic, motivated, fun team seeks new members to train in a safe, fully equipped environment. Dennis L. Wright, with over 20 years' teaching experience, offers coed classes in the following: * Muay Thai kickboxing * Submission grappling/wrestling * BJJ (affiliation with Carlson Gracie Jr. Black Belt instructor Jason Sullins) * Kenpo karate * MMA * Take downs and throws * Close quarter combat * Weaponry * Self-defense seminars Don't forget to ask about cardio kickboxing classes and weight loss boot camps. All ages and abilities are welcome. Classes are held from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m., 5 days a week, and daytime during Saturdays. Lastly, our rate is $70 per month for unlimited classes, no contracts.

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I have been training and teaching the martial art of Hapkido for 32 years. I am a 4th-degree black belt. I trained under Korean Grand Master Yong Chin Pak of Iowa State University. I have also attended and continue to attend training from other Korean masters and grand masters. In the 1980's, I competed in three National Collegiate Taekwondo Championships.

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At Victory Martial Arts Academy we use martial arts in different ways to help others reach their goals. If you have weight loss goals then the cardio classes we have are going to help you sweat out those pounds and grow lean muscle. If you are looking to gain better conditioning then our workouts on the focus mitts and Thai pads are gonna help you gain a never ending gas tank. If you are looking to learn self defense then our programs are going to help you not only learn the techniques, but give you the confidence to defend yourself, as well as your family.

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I train beginners and advanced level students to strive for martial arts skills. I travel to client's home to teach and train individuals that are looking to train to better themselves.

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We offer martial arts classes for ages 3 and up. Services include: * Cage fitness * Personal training * Boot camp * Kickboxing Get fit, lose weight and get strong from the inside out, learn self defense. Get motivated and see results! Get fit now! Find out how!

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We offer: - Martial arts instruction - Fitness - Muay Thai - MMA - Character development - Life skills - Karate - Martial arts and fitness supplies and equipment We are a personal achievement academy and black belt school, and can cater to special needs students.

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I have a deeper understanding of how and why the moves work and I always know the next step if you know all the move and how momentum works it's like you can predict the future

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We offer the nation's leading martial arts program for kids and adults. We specialize in bullying prevention and child safety training for kids.

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Need a Self-defense Instructor

Chicago, IL

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    Want to learn how to protect myself if approached and also interested in the martial arts
  • $150
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Need a Self Defense Instructor

Chicago, IL

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    I am a petite female therapist and will be providing group therapy to 15 male parolees. I would like to learn basic self-defense as a precaution.
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