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Holyoke Self Defense Instructors

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Carlo T. LaBianca
5.0
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Ben G.
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Best trainer I've ever had. He helped motivate me to be the best I could be even when I didn't believe in myself. He helped transform my body while also making me into a better person and build my self confidence. I would recommend him to anyone trying to look for a personal trainer.

  • 13 years in business
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April F.
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Very experienced in his profession. Self defense strategies are invaluable.

Life Skill Martial Arts
5.0
from 4 reviews
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Freddy B.
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Master Tabor is a very kind and carrying person. His school is great place for families to come and be in a safe, friendly environment where you can learn skills not only to defend your self but to also live a healthy happy life.

Anshin Martial Arts
5.0
from 4 reviews
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Julie D.
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We started at Anshin when Mike held an anti-bullying workshop. Mike has been a great instructor for both of my sons. Mike focuses on encouraging kids to grow in martial arts skills and respect for one another. My sons really enjoy learning and practicing at Anshin. My sons have learned to practice self control and gained self confidence.

Praxis Martial Arts
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wes S.
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I have been a student of the martial arts for 15 years, primarily in Kempo and Aikido, though I've dabbled in other styles. Dr. Pearlman has researched and studied classical styles to teach modern self defense. His classes have opened my eyes and my mind to a deeper understanding of the martial arts. Besides learning new techniques and applications, my performance in the other styles I practice have also improved. Dr. Pearlman's style is holistic, in the sense that it covers a wide range while keeping everything integrated. Strikes, kicks, locks, trapping and ground techniques are all covered. The focus is on self-defense, not fighting. Classes are relaxed but intense, great for beginners and experienced practitioners. I cannot recommend Praxis Martial Arts enough. Come down and see it for yourself.

  • 14 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqui L.
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Chris is by far the best personal trainer I've ever had. He cares so much for his clients and makes sure he is pushing you to your full potential. I loved working with Chris, he is fun to work with and adjusts workouts to fit your strengths and helps you work on your weaknesses. I would recommend Chris to anyone, no matter the shape or size, he is a great trainer and worth every penny!

  • 22 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Myles S.
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I have been working with him for a few months now and I can see the improvements. He tailors the workouts to my personal goals and pushes me. Any other trainer would have a hard time impressing me at this point.

YMAA Western Mass
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are a tai chi school. We specialize in traditional, martial training of tai chi, as taught directly by Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming. We are a formally recognized branch school that is offering a lighthearted physical training for folks who want to delve deeply into tai chi training.

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George A.
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I've been training Fang Shi Do for 1 1/2 years and it has become a way of life for me. In a short period of time I had lost 40lbs of body fat and learned some of the most brutal fighting techniques in self defense to date. Master Chief Instructor Tommy DiLallo and the Fang Shi Do fighting method have completely changed my life, I believe it will do the same for you.

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You will learn all secrets of martial arts and fitness. I can get your body to less weight and get more slim. I can live in your home if you want and be your bodyguard.

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Let me ask you this? what is one of the things you care about when you meet up with your friends or you want to go out or you've been invited to a party or special event? Your looks right?!?! So no matter what at the end of each day what if you have a chance to go out you want to look your best! right? How about you said "you want to be one of the best athletes"? Maybe do a fitness show? How about a bikini contest? Have you ever wanted to do something out of the box out of the ordinary and stopped yourself because either you didn't believe in yourself or didn't think you were physically capable? I'm the Trainer you want! I will get you to reach your goals and at the same time I will make sure that all the confidence comes with it. I am a Personal Trainer with a love for training. I love working out knowing that I am the best physical, athletic version of myself. I know what it takes! My pricing is reasonable and may very based on how many days per week you can train. I can also write out very detailed workout programs based on your needs.

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We are teaching intelligent self-defense samurai (ISDS), and we are an international Persian bodyguard academy (IPBA). Most of the students like our style because when they learn it, they can protect themselves in real fighting on the street.

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The BuddhaStrike Combatives method will be taught. This is an ever-evolving personal protection system committed to helping students survive violent confrontations. Unarmed defense will encompass striking, kicking, trapping, clinching, grappling and joint-locking techniques. Weapons training on various impact and bladed weapons are also taught with an emphasis on legal-to-carry, portable weaponry. I've trained in several martial arts. I enjoyed my training and respect all of the systems that I studied. However, the eclectic form of Jiu jitsu that I train in and teach takes the individual into account. The techniques taught are customized to the practitioner (e.g. body type, physical abilities, etc.) and not the other way around. This is due to the fact that the focus is on understanding physical concepts (e.g. levers and centrifugal force). When you understand physical principles, the techniques will come.

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My goal is to make the concept of self-defense easy to learn and understand. I will work with all clients as individuals, determining their needs and what will work best for them.

  • 22 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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East Coast Training Systems (ECTS) specializes in the areas of self-defense, martial arts, and fitness. Owned by the husband and wife team of Drew and Daniele Serrano, ECTS is comprised of professional instructors and trainers. Drew is a 7th degree black belt master and 10th degree grandmaster with 33+ years in martial arts and fitness. He has been featured on Discovery Channel, ESPN2, David Letterman, and Jay Leno in connection to his martial arts skill. Drew is also the co-founder of the United States and World Breaking Association, the sanctioning body for martial arts breaking, and a member of numerous martial arts-related federations and organizations. Daniele is a 2nd and 3rd degree black belt with close to 20 years of experience. She is a former fitness model and has been featured in multiple independent action films, winning "Female Breakout Action Star" in 2009. ECTS has created the following original programs: - Escape Alive Survival Skills - the leading women's self-defense program in CT, in partnership with Jane Doe No More. - Kun Tao Combatives - no nonsense real-life self-defense for everyone based on a progressive certification program. - Strike Fit Fitness - a unique blend of martial arts, fitness, and combative principals that takes participants through a full body workout, while learning basic striking and combative principles. - ECTS Foundations- leadership and character building for elementary to college age students. ECTS instructors include world champions, personal trainers, state and local police officers, and career martial artists. In addition to a main location in Waterbury, CT, ECTS teaches regularly at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield and Amistad Academy Elementary in New Haven, and teaches self-defense classes throughout the state.

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while training I am very into my customers pushing them and making sure they get the best workout possible.

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I have been involved in the martial arts for 30 years and I have been a body worker for nearly the same amount of time. I am looking for clients for private instruction and healing bodywork. Let's talk about what you are looking for and create a positive experience for you!

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We provide reality based self-defense training for women. Our program is layered, progressing from Avoidance through De-escalation, Discouragement, and finally Destruction. The first two layers are not physical. The last two are. Counter attacks in the Discouragement layer range from relatively mild to relatively harsh. The last layer involves all-out- no rules counter attacks designed to incapacitate an attacker and ensure that the client, not the attacker walks away. Although our instructors hold advanced black belt degrees in more than one martial art, we do not teach martial arts or combat sports. What we teach would be illegal in any of them including MMA. We also provide the physical and mental training necessary to effectively utilize this program.

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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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We offer a variety of styles and are the most diverse, fully-functional martial arts school in the State. We have many instructors and teach several different styles. We are also open six days a week and have classes in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Come and try a free lesson to see what separates us from the other schools in the area.

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We are located at 20 Jefferson Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut. Our staff comprises of diversified instructors, and we offer martial arts instruction in the following: * aikido * kung-fu * karate * jujutsu * Muay Thai * Brazilian jiu jitsu * freestyle kickboxing * judo * boxing * capoeira * kali or silat * mixed martial arts or MMA * kettlebell training * soft style arts All these are taught under one roof! We are open 6 days a week. We have the following facilities: * two training areas * a boxing ring * a full complement of training equipment * a shower for students * a weight room * a Wi-Fi lounge We have 12 staff members and are arguably one of the most fully functional martial arts school in the state of Connecticut. We are ready to help you achieve your training goals in a variety of styles! Please feel free to call and schedule a free introductory session.

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We are the best in Berkshires for martial arts and self-defense instruction. We provide martial arts and self-defense instruction for men, women and children, currently as young as 3, and as old as 83!

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Modern Self-Defense has been offering private lessons, group classes, and seminars & workshops in Self-Defense, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & No-Gi Grappling, Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, Boxe Francaise Savate French Kickboxing, and other Martial Arts to the Middletown, Connecticut area since 2002. Dedicated to finding the most effective approaches to training in the world, Chris Martell has devoted his life to sharing these methods with anyone who wants to improve their personal safety. Chris is also the author of the book "Knack: Self-Defense for Women", published in 2011 and available at bookstores everywhere. Join us for safe, friendly, and highly effective training today!

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I enjoy introducing people to fitness and watching it improve their lives. See result is so gratifying.

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