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Westfield Self Defense Instructors

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Carlo T. LaBianca
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Ben G.
    Verified review

    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
    Donna N.
    Verified review

    I had Greg do a self defense training class for my son and 5 of his friends. This was the boys first training class, Greg was patient with them and made sure everyone felt comfortable with what they had learned. It was a hands on class, and I would highly recommend any of the courses Greg offers. When my son applied for his license to carry he had a few questions, I directed him back to Mr. Burns and he was able to guide him.

    Praxis Martial Arts
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Mike L.
    Verified review

    I have been blessed to call Steve Pearlman a teacher and a friend for many years. His consisent work ethic and dedication to the Martial Arts has remained inspirational throughout. Like Bruce Lee, who took the best parts of various Martial Arts to create his art, Steve is a pioneer in the field. When I first began to read his book (The Book of Martial Power), I stopped myself halfway through and restarted. I found there was so much practicality in his style that I needed to start over again, fearing I may miss something. Never had I read so much about the delivery of technique and maintenance of structure that has not been puffed up with filler. There is no fluff in the book or in his style, whatsoever. Wrapping my head around his concepts has been nothing but thrilling over the years. Everything Steve teaches is practical and geared toward self-defense that is highly effective. Praxis Martial Arts teaches the delivery of sound and powerful technique through seemingly effortless movement. You will work hard reaching this state of effortless technique, but the end result is the knowledge and muscle memory needed to quickly defuse and/or control a physical confrontation. As Steve says, "Work hard. Fight lazy." I would highly recommend Steve and Praxis to anyone.

    Anshin Martial Arts
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
      Julie D.
      Verified review

      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.

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      Learning more about karate and the martial arts is what we are all about. We're here to help answer your questions. Maybe you're just getting started, and you want to know how to tie your belt, or where to get a karate uniform or equipment—we can help you with that. If you just want some self-defense techniques, we can help you with that, too. If you're looking for some good articles about self-defense and staying safe for adults and teens. We got that also. We have a great selection of videos, pictures, news, and more. If there is something you think we should ad or expand on, just leave us a comment, and we'll do our best to meet your demand. Online Karate Classes is here for you. We want to help you in any way we can, so you will have a great karate/martial art experience. Your comments are always welcome.

      • 16 years in business
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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! I'm thrilled to share the benefits of healthy, pro-social methods of self-protection and personal safety with the members of my community. Whether I work with a student only 1 time, or regularly for years and years, I'm committed to making sure that they're a little bit safer (and a little bit healthier) each time we finish. Please feel welcome to reach out and tell me how I can be of service to you.

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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!

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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 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 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. We have had many people make life-altering changes. We increase the health of our students through the training they receive, and it's wonderful to hear the stories about how martial arts training is helping in the lives of our students.

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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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      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. We empower our clients,providing them with knowledge accumulated over 35 years relieving them from the stress of the "what happens if…" questions that lurk in the back of so many women's minds.

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