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Franklin Self Defense Instructors

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  • 18 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Sani K.
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I learned about this dojo through great reviews on Thumbtack. They were a non-profit, martial arts school that offered training in various martial arts, in an authentic atmosphere and a sincere sense of community. This is what got me interested, and I came for a free trial. The positive reviews were true but someone interested in martial arts should come here and experience for themselves to understand the sincerity of this place.I was treated with politeness and respect, and had an amazing first time learning experience. When you step in and spend time there you see why it is a dojo and not a gym from the way students and coaches interact, practices in the dojo to the friendly community they have there. Our Sense Mr. Werth was patient, calm and friendly, even in one class and a couple of conversations I had with him was enough for me to see the dedication he has to this place and the teachings of martial arts and its philosophy as a way of life.This place is like their home where people show respect and care for each other which is something I appreciated.They do not only have self defense classes but meditation and after school care for children, it seems like a place that cares for their students as a whole, contributing to their lives not just on a physical level.I have signed up for more classes and I am looking forward to better myself in every aspect thisbdojo has to offer. I recommend this place to anyone interested in Martial arts or anyone looking for a community to be a part of or bettering themselves to a more peaceful, self disciplined individual. I highly recommend everyone the free trial to experience this place.

  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gina N.
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I think Infinity is a great place to work out because it is so warm and inviting. You never feel self conscious or uncomfortable around the other guests. The staff are the best you will find anywhere and they truly care about you personally and will do all they can to help you accomplish your fitness goals.

American School Karate
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 32 years in business
James F.
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Our son has been a student of Sensei Asa for five years. Sensei Asa's teaching style is one that focuses on inner strength and self awareness. The purpose and expectation of each lesson is clearly defined which creates an atmosphere of mutual respect, transparency, and personal growth for students of all ages.

Cortes Bjj
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jamie E.
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Nicks teaching is hands down unbeatable. His attention to detail is what makes his self defense skills, as good as they are. If you are beginner or advanced person he can tailor his teaching skills to fit anyone with any issue... I highly recommend nick to any one who needs self defense.....

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Chelsea P.
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Tom Bruno came out to our company to give a class on self defense. He was extremely knowledgeable and has the ability to connect with people on all levels. He made it very interactive while training and teaching valuable lessons in self defense. I would recommend him to anyone looking to have a corporate training to even a smaller class.

Dynamic Martial Athletics
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Amy F.
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    DMA is more than just a place to get into shape, it is a place to change your life. I started taking the DynaMMAX class to increase my fitness level, little did I know it would be a life changing experience with more than just physical results. I have gained a renewed sense of self confidence and empowerment and have made lasting friendships. The physical changes of increased strength and weight loss are just the beginning of the positive results you will gain from this class. I would come home from DynaMAXX class feeling so strong and self assured, raving to my husband about the positive environment and wonderful people. My husband was never really interested with the regular gyms because of the intimidating and lackluster environment. In fact I would have to twist his arm just to get him to go. Well it wasn't long after I began to go to DMA that he joined me and that unenthusiastic attitude was washed away by the welcoming, empowering and positive environment that exists at DMA. For the first time in his life he looks forward to working out and can't wait for the next class. The foundation for DMA's success is the atmosphere and attitude created by Coach Mike. I have been exposed to the fitness world for 20+ years and Coach Mike is by far the most knowledgeable and effective trainer I have ever met. The workouts are constantly changing, every workout is different and can be adapted to ALL fitness levels. Coach Mike helps you reach your full potential and is a positive motivator. The bottom line is he will make you a better person physically and mentally. As a matter of fact, my husband and I often say, "I can't imagine life without DMA!".

    • 19 years in business
    Paul S.
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    I have studied with Eric for several years. He has a deep understanding of martial arts and is a seasoned and nurturing teacher who meets each student according to their interests and skill level. The American Ketsugo Jujitsu Club is a welcoming environment for students of any level to learn an effective self-defense system while have fun. Classes are small and allow for plenty of personalized attention. If you have any interest you should drop by and give it a try!

    • 46 years in business
    Cody V.
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    Regional Instructor Ben, and the New England wide instructor team, are true devotees to their craft of self-development and simultaneously incredibly attentive and careful teachers of new students like myself. I joined Oom Yung Doe because I needed a practice that grew my inner life through my physical strength, not one or the other. I was a competitive hockey player for fifteen years and nothing has changed my attitude, strengthened my mind, and stimulated me to life so much as my new practice with OYD.

    Mickey M.
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    I assisted Kristin as a demonstrator in several of her news interviews, showing the public how some of her defensive tactics could be used against an aggressor. It is important to have a plan in place to respond in the event you are ever targeted by an aggressor, but more importantly there are proactive components to her training that could alter the way an aggressor will perceive you. Either way, whether this training will alter the aggressor's decision to target you in the first place, or whether it puts you in a better position to respond, the way I see it you just can't lose by taking the training.

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Paul O.
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    I took a lot out of the experience. Denis informed me what my pros and cons were. How he could work with each to improve my technique. I look forward to more sessions.

    Fight-Fit / Self-Defense
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Monica D.
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    Professional, highly skilled and fun. I'm hooked after two lessons.

    Robert M.
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    We had major issues with sales and cash flow. Mach Growth discovered we had product and quality problems that were not being filtered back to us.

    Laurie K.
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    My child has been at the Academy for 2 years now. It is amazing what they have done for his self confidence and self esteem. He has done better in school and his teachers are thrilled. He has also learned to be street smart and how to protect himself. In today's society that is so important. The professional level of instruction there is top notch. Thank-You Sensei Kevin and the entire staff

    About

    "The Christian Karate Ministry" is a non-violent self defense training Ministry. This is a combination of my training and teaching experience as a martial artist, as well as what the scriptures mean for my life. Since Karate is a part of my life, I can relate what I know in Scripture to my martial arts development.

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    I provide quality martial arts, fitness, and self-defense training and instruction. I train individuals and small groups. My training is personalized to help you achieve your goals.

    • 24 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Helping people in all aspects of fitness and self defense, with over 20 years of experience in the field.

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    At Emerald Necklace Martial Arts, we embrace martial arts training as a way of life, and teaching effective self-defense techniques is only a part of what we do. Our primary goal is to introduce our members to the philosophies that permeate the martial arts, and to show people how to apply these principles to their everyday lives -- outside of our school and in ways that have very little to do with blocking, kicking, and punching. This, we believe, is the ultimate form of self-defense. Sensei Jason Gould provides traditional martial arts instruction to dojo members, and he is available for consultations and private personal safety and self-defense seminars with individuals and groups.

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    We provide expert instruction in Krav Maga by certified instructors. We teach hand-to-hand combat and self-defense techniques to help ward off all forms of attacks. Our classes are taught using heart-pumping music to create maximum body motivation. Our students lose weight, develop muscle tone and gain maximum confidence that they can defend themselves in any situation. We are also certified to teach knife, bat, stick, gun and long rifle defenses. Classes are available for kids and adults. We offer classes days and evenings to allow maximum flexibility for most types of work schedules.

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    Teaching people how to take care of themselves and family.

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    I tutor and teach anything, from basic math, reading, writing, and other high school-/collegiate-level tutoring to teaching sports such as basketball, rugby, softball, soccer, and combative/self-defense classes.

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    We provide personal training to get you into shape. Martial arts is so beneficial to the balance of life. You can burn calories, improve balance and coordination, and become focused mentally and physically. Get yourself into shape while learning self-defense.

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