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  • 3 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 50 min

James D.

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Elin designed a creative program to help my 9 year old son prepare for his martial arts tournaments. My son definitely made improvements in his strength, agility and stamina. Elin was also able to fine tune his kicking and blocking skills since he has experience in various self defense/fighting skills. Elin is quick to respond to emails/text/calls and has tremendous knowledge in the art of exercise, bodybuilding and nutrition. I highly recommend Elin and his team for anyone looking for a professional personal trainer.

  • 11 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 1 hours

Laura K.

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My two teenage daughters and I trained with David, our instructor, with Falcon Security. It was the best decision we have ever made! Not only did we learn skills to protect ourselves, but we now feel empowered! I know my daughters will be more careful and ready at a momemt's notice to defend and protect themselves, heaven forbid should they need to! As for myself, I have a true confidence that should I find myself in an unsafe situation, I can handle it without a shadow of a doubt. David was spot on with his lessons. He conveyed what can happen to any of us but did so in a professional way. I know he really cared about our well-being and he took our lessons to heart every session. He pointed out scenarios that the girls have never yet contemplated and then gave them the skills to handle what ever can happen. At 17 and 18 it was time for them to learn self defense. David was awesome and I couldn't be happier with the results!

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 5 min

Austin R.

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I went into this class with a general interest in self-defense but not knowing what to expect. By the end, it was well worth my time to do four sessions over four nights. A few things stand out from my experience that make me comfortable recommending it to all others. First, Evan clearly has a deep knowledge of the field and ability not just to answer any question but to help you see rationale and develop your own self-defense mindset. Second, Evan's emphasis is on simple, functional defense based on easily-learned movements rather than complicated techniques that would require more than four sessions to learn and execute properly. He started simple and in just four classes built confidence and provided a toolbox to build from moving forward. Third, Evan is great at scaling the instruction and execution to match individual students' level of experience. I was in a class with total beginners (like me) mixed in with more experienced students and never felt uncomfortable thanks to Evan's ability to keep everybody engaged and learning. Altogether a great experience and look forward to working with Evan again in the future.

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 53 min

Michael S.

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I took 10 self-defense classes with Anthony and it was an amazing learning experience and workout. He took the time to make sure all our techniques were solid and then built on that, regardless of skill level. He let the class run away with the fun occasionally but other than that, his classes were everything I was hoping for.

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  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 46 min

Ericka R.

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My experience with XStrengthSpeed has been challenging and well worth the investment! Several of my health challenges have been reversed, my range of motion is better from an old injury and my doctor is well pleased with my progress to date. Xavier is a coach, motivator and athlete all in one. He genuinely cares about his clients and makes every effort to accommodate my demanding schedule. He checks in regularly to find out if I am resting properly or eating well to meet my goals. If you are looking to change your body, get healthy or change your quality of life, I highly recommend XStrengthSpeed!

  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 57 min

Donno C.

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I came to Brian in January of 2015. I have struggled with my weight, self image, and self confidence my entire life. At 42 years old, 5 foot 7, and 276 pounds I was desperately out of shape, weak, and in need of guidance. Every attempt I'd made in my adult life to lose weight and keep it off was miserable failure. I'd gained and lost hundreds of pounds. If you can think of a fitness gimmick, I've tried it. NutriSystem, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Beach Body, Herbalife, all of them! None worked long term. Today, 5 months after starting with Brian I have lost 30 pounds, gotten incredibly stronger in all measurable ways, lost 6 inches off my waist, and I feel amazing! Brian teaches you that the key to long term success is to build strength to support your bodies efforts to be lean and fit. He doesn't promise any quick fixes or miracle cures. It is dedication and hard work that get you to your goals. Every session is packed from start to finish with exercises that keep me moving, burning fat, and gaining strength! No excuses, no escapes...you come to him to get results and he will give those to you as long as you put in the work! For the first time in my life I'm excited about my body, the way it is transforming and the changes I can see in myself every single week. Do yourself a favor...if you need help to get to the fitness level you want, then call Brian...talk to him, meet him for a workout and see what can happen with experienced guidance at your side! The results will amaze you...they do me! --Donno Cole Fairfax, VA

  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 7 hours

Anatoliy M.

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I know Alex for couple years as a talented and skilled martial arts professional and also a great fitness instructor. Both self and my son are trained by him at Master Lee's Martial Arts Taekwondo school of Sterling,VA. We are very happy we met him so he explained and helped a lot to be well-trained and feel much better about many things. He always provides easy to follow techniques with related explanations, advises and hand-on demonstratoinons. Greatly recommended! Outstanding instructor/professional!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Response time: 19 min

Susan W.

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Brian did a great job tailoring a self-defense class for my daughter and me. My daughter had only 2 days before moving to New York to take this class, so Brian had to cram as much information and practice into two sessions as he could. He did a great job and both my daughter and I feel more confident about our self-defense capabilities.

  • 6 years in business
  • Response time: 3 min
  • Glen Burnie, MD

Jeffrey H.

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Christian Noll so skillfully injects humor into every training session that you might not realize how much you've learned until you're done for the day. Since starting at Arundel Aikikai 10 months or so ago, I have not had a single bad experience. The more advanced students never begrudge working with a beginner, instead helping to further enhance the good instruction that Christian provides. The environment is low-pressure so that I've never felt bad for having trouble with a technique or not remembering something from a previous session. At the same time, I feel like I'm learning a lot in every lesson. I would definitely recommend taking aikido here, no matter who you are or where you are in life.

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Catonsville Seido Karate provides training for self-development, self-defense and physical fitness for adults, teens and children. Our instructor, Sensei Tom Swiss, is a fourth-degree black belt with over twenty-five years of experience in karate. Classes are held at the Catonsville Y -- just 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore, near UMBC and CCBC Catonsville. Our class size is small, so each student receives individual attention.

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As a Military Police Platoon Leader, security is much more than a job for me. It's a calling. And everyone who works for me shares that calling. SHADOW exists to protect what you can't afford to lose.

  • Bethesda, MD

Noheli T.

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When I met breelaun, I had just stepped foot into a gym for the very first time in 19 years!! I didn't have the motivation, was very self-conscious, and was very intimidated by the machines. breelaun didn't make me feel like a big out of shape loser. He is very patient, and knowledgeable on fitness & nutrition. He's super laid back and not your typical "military" style trainer. Don't get me wrong, there were times I whined & said I was tired, & he'd let me rest for a little (like 1 minute) lol & get back to working out .Most important, I was very comfortable with him. I am very happy I made the choice of getting training w/breelaun & have made major changes in my lifestyle.breelaun is the best. Very serious about getting you to achieve your personal best while maintaining a fun environment. It's important to enjoy your workouts and breelaun makes sure that you have a good time. !!!! Thanks BREE BREE ;)

  • 19 years in business
  • Severna Park, MD

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We're a no-frills Japanese Jujitsu club with a friendly family atmosphere. The cost is just $50 month-to-month; there is no contract. Our students, both male and female, range in age from 12 to 53. Sensei is a 6th degree black belt and President of the American Jujitsu Association.

  • 3 years in business
  • Suitland, MD

Sephira G.

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Hey Mr B!! We miss you!!! YES!!!! I recommend training with Mr Hercules. I met Mr Hercules one night in Phnom Penh coming from the club when I saw him defend himself against 3 chaps WHILE HE WAS DRUNK!! When I learned that he trains and teaches martial arts I had to sign up with him. The training with Mr Hercules was intense and very knowledgeable. I think anyone who is looking for a good teacher in martial arts who knows what he is talking about should check Mr Hercules out. You will not be wasting your money!!

  • Falls Church, VA

Tanya B.

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I have been attending self defense classes with Talal for several months now. He is an amazing coach: very professional and at the same time he has fun personality. Classes are never boring! I'm looking forward to continue working with him.

  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
  • Silver Spring, MD

Shannon C.

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I've been training with Julien about two years now. It began as an at home training experience, and sometimes we would meet at the gym and do some weight training. Many times we worked out at a local park. I've enjoyed working out with Julien because of the sometimes unorthodox exercises that he would do. I lost a lot of weight working with him, and increased my 5k race pace. I enjoy that he draws inspiration from many disciplines such as yoga, meditation, martial arts, weight training, parkour, etc. I think if he had his own gym in a centrally located place it would be awesome. In his gym, he could have jungle-gym inspired equipment in addition to weight training equipment, so we could have a gym (indoors) that would support his style of training. As he grows, perhaps this is what will happen one day :)

Erica L.

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The atmosphere was very flexible and comfortable. The course is designed to meet the needs of the students, and the instructor is always adapting to the needs of each student. You can freely ask question, practice what you want, and ask for help when you need it.

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We are the DC metro region's only Krav Maga school with close ties to Israel. This means we offer the most current methods and techniques of the Krav Maga system, straight from the source. Private classes: We offer private lessons for individuals, pairs, and small groups. The training can be completely customized to meet your needs. In the past, we have done workshops for moms, gun enthusiasts, joggers, singles, and kids among others. - Are you a realtor worried about entering homes alone? - An EMS worker who routinely deals with less than cooperative patients? - An interest group of hikers or joggers who want to handle themselves out on the trail? - Planning on traveling to another country and worry for your safety? - Do you work as armed or unarmed security and want to refresh and continue to develop your skills? In all of these situations and more, we can work with you to create custom classes, focusing specifically on your specific self-protection needs. Workshops for businesses: We also offer safety lectures and workshops for corporate and small businesses. These sessions are a creative alternative to traditional team-building exercises and a great complement to your corporate wellness program.

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I have teaching karate (kempo), judo, and some weapons system for twenty years. I am an excellent one-on-one teacher.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Bowie, MD

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Advanced Sports Performance offers the best in personal fitness training and diet coaching. Our clients include top-level, professional athletes to athletes in the sport of life. ASP methods are predicated on combining mental and physical conditioning. ASP trains one-on-one, small groups, and teams. With an an extensive martial arts background, our instructors also offer a full compliment of self-defense classes and seminars. Head trainer D'Angelo Kinard, "The Mental Strength and Conditioning Coach", is an international speaker, author, noted motivator and life coach. He speaks extensively on goal-setting and achievement.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rockville, MD

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I am highly flexible as a teacher. I relate concepts to the passions and natural curiosities of my students in order for my students to grasp the concepts.