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  • 32 years in business
  • North Andover, MA

Cam M.

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Asa is an extremely knowledgeable, talented and patient sensei. He has developed a community of young students, adult students and parents who are very loyal to him and the dojo. This is impressive evidence of the quality of his work. He is always willing to go the extra mile for his students, and has done so for me and my children for over 8 years. I highly recommend Asa to anyone interested in studying martial arts and/or developing a better sense of him/herself from a physical, mental and spiritual perspective.

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.

Tracy C.

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My son has been "part of the family" at American School Karate for nearly 3 yrs. The lessons have helped him learn the respect and confidence he needs to be successful in the future.

  • Lynnfield, MA

Christine W.

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Stephen has been my fitness trainer for the last 18 weeks. I cannot say enough about how great he is as a trainer. I have not only changed physically but my whole mind had changed in such a positive way. He brings a training style in which you never do the same workout twice. I would recommend him to everyone.

Audrey G.

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Stephen is the best! Workouts are challenging and fun. His knowledge is impressive and he shares it in a way that anyone can understand so I've learned a lot about self defense and exercise in general. I got terrific results from his class.

Bridget B.

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Very attentive. Modifies for anyone unable to do a specific exercise. Highly recommended.

  • 19 years in business
  • Arlington, MA

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!

Darryl R.

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I have had the pleasure of training with this talented martial artist for several decades. He is a dedicated to his art and an excellent instructor that takes an interest in every students goals. He has extensive experience that every student would benefit from.

Stephen B.

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I've known Eric for almost 10 years. I have been to his classes and I have taught classes with him. He is a superb instructor, with a thorough knowledge of jujitsu and a deep sense of concern for his students. I highly recommend him.

  • Townsend, MA

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!".

Anna W.

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I have worked out with many people and attended many classes...DMA is by far the best! Mike knows his stuff and makes every class challenging, fun and never the same! I have become strong and in such good shape that people are constantly telling me how great I look! Best of all I feel fabulous! I look forward to each and every class not knowing what he has in store for us! I drive 45 minutes at least 3/4 times a week to take part in what is a happily exhausting, confidence building, kickass experience!! Love it!!

Judy C.

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I've been a member of DMA for almost four years now ! As a working mother of three small children gym time is a luxury. What I have gained both physically and mentally from my experience at DMA is priceless !! The atmosphere is SO comfortable for ALL fitness levels. The classes are always challenging and Coach Mike is a fantastic motivator !! Not only do I feel great but I have also made some amazing friends along the way ! I encourage anyone to try one class, you will not regret it !

  • 46 years in business
  • Somerville, MA

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.

Danielle B.

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I am very excited to write this review. I can't say enough about how beneficial training has been for me. Through the practice my physical body is stronger than it's ever been in my life. My chronic sports related injuries resolved. My mind is clearer, more focused, I sleep deeply and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for my day. The instructors are caring, passionate, and extremely knowledgeable. This practice has truely enhanced my life.

Bob M.

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Excellent instruction with a personal approach that addressed individual body strengths and weaknesses through a variety of martial art forms and movements. Extremely knowledgeable and programs that are a good challenge for any age.

  • 5 years in business
  • Andover, MA

Carol A.

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I have individual personal training sessions at North Reading Krav Maga. Steve is professional and knowledgable. I get a truly individualized experience- working within my limitations, but pushing me in great, productive ways outside of my comfort zone. My sessions combine aerobic activity and strength conditioning. Steve is precise with his instruction, making my form is safe and effective. He makes my workouts fun by combining moves from krav maga and functional motion exercises. I have seen significant changes in my overall fitness, my energy levels, and general shape/size of my body. I've also been feeling in much higher spirits, feeling more in control of my own body, being able to manage stress better, saving anger for punching sessions, and generally feeling more confident in my own physical abilities. I plan to continue working with Steve at North Reading Krav Maga for the foreseeable future- it's a fabulous experience.

Phaimyr C.

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Steve is a great instructor and motivator..he creates new set of workouts consistently, which challenges us physically. Since starting with the program ive lost about 11 lbs and notice improvements in my muscle mass and strength. Thanks Steve for contributing to reaching my goals!

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Boxborough, MA

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.

Camelia D.

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I have been studying Tai Chi Chuan with Tom Bruno of Combined Martial Arts of Boston for over two years, He is very precise, patient, and very knowledgeable in his teaching, I would proudly recommend him to all participants who are serious about learning about this mind-body discipline,

Tonette J.

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Any parents that want their kids to defend themselves against school/street bully/ies, Tom’s technique worth a try. He always bring a ton of encouragement, practicality and fun technique! I highly recommend the group lesson for the whole family or individual lesson.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Methuen, MA

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.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Boston, MA

Monica D.

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Professional, highly skilled and fun. I'm hooked after two lessons.

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.

  • Burlington, MA

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

  • Peabody, MA

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Personal fitness lessons, group lessons and self defense classes are available for children, 5 years and older, and adults at Judokan Dojo, which is located at the Parish Center of Saint Thomas The Apostle, 3 Margin St, Peabody. Classes are provided for children and adults of any background, experience and fitness level in a safe, fun and friendly environment. Through our classes, the participants will develop, grow and improve themselves physically and mentally. We are certified by NESTA as a personal fitness trainer to help you achieve your personal goals. We will set up the appropriate workout plan for your specific needs. We are also a member of USJF and we have more than 20 years of experience teaching judo, karate, Tai Chi and self defense to children and adults. All the instructors and volunteers passed Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI), and CPR and First Aid. Each class runs 3 times a week, on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and begin at 4 pm. Individual or group morning fitness classes from 6 AM (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) are also available. Adults will be charged $55 per month, while children under 10 shall be charged $45 per month. Private sessions are $35 per hour.

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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.

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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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Master Young Soo Chang is a certified 6th-degree black belt holder in tae kwon do and hapkido. His military, international coaching and school ownership experience make him the best choice for learning defensive tactics and strategies.

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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.

  • Londonderry, NH

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We accept beginners at old school dojo! Achieve balance of your mind, body and spirit. Skip the hype, flash, and splash and get your moral fiber at the Koryukan (old school). We offer self-defense, jiu jitsu, yoga, and massage.

  • 24 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Dorchester, MA

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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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We have over 40 years in the martial arts. We base our school on self-defense for ages 4 and up. Our classes are small, so individual attention is a priority. We are open on Thursday and Tuesday night. Learn to defend yourself and fight like a girl. Classes starts at 5:30 on Mondays through Fridays. Call us!

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New Horizon Karate has been teaching the highest quality martial arts program in West Boylston since 1986. We teach simple easy to learn martial arts programs in both karate and jujitsu. Our instructors are highly trained in how to help students maximize their individual potentials. Each person is and individual and earns their own success. Our program are taught by adult instructors. We have a fun and safe program that will help you or your child enjoy and learn the martial arts. Come as you want. We have classes everyday for age 4-6, 7-11, teen and adults.

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