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Merrillville Self Defense Instructors

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

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
Kristen P.
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He did such an amazing job teaching my co-workers we decided to have him teach us monthly! Raymond showed such great detail and you can tell he really cares and has a passion for self-defense. He took extra time to make sure everyone had one on one time with him and that they understood the moves!

Mariko M.
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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.

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.

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!

The Village Dojo
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Sean J.
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    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!

    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.

    • 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 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

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    I've been teaching martial arts and self-defense training for the past 15 years. If you are looking to get in shape and defend yourself, we can customize a program for you.

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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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    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 can help in practicing defense-style guard positioning and offense technique. I also have experience in helping you how to control your motions.

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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.

    • 22 years in business
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    Working with me you will get results!

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    I offer martial arts and personal self-defense workouts. I teach specialized skills for repelling and subduing an opponent in a twinkle of an eye and also to achieve a much desired body frame, toned to fit the health needs of the 21st century. We can give this a try.

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

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