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  • Best of '16

    Shaddock Mixed Martial Arts Academy

    (10 reviews)

    We work with people of all ages and all fitness and martial arts levels. We work with women as well as men. Our style works both the ground and on your feet so you will be able to defend yourself in any situation, I like helping people grow and watching them change for the better.

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  • Best of '16

    Charm City Karate

    (7 reviews)

    Charm City Karate has been serving the Timonium & Cockeysville area for over 15 years, providing excellent instruction and mentoring in martial arts, life skills and self defense. We offer state-of-the-art teaching methods, safe training areas and equipment, a family atmosphere, and excellent customer service. We take great pride in the development of our students, physically, mentally, and emotionally as they earn their way through the ranks.

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  • Best of '16

    Seitaku Dojo Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Training Group

    (5 reviews)

    I provide top notch martial arts instruction from over 30 years of experience with traditional, modern and sport martial arts. My studies of the martial arts stems from lessons taken from master instructors from around the world. My travels take me to Japan at least once a year to study from my Grandmaster, Masaaki Hatsumi, and the top master instructors of my art. As an instructor, I have taught military (as a contracted instructor and to units), law enforcement and every day personnel in search of martial arts over the years, which I have students I am still in contact with since my first classes in the 1980s. Martial arts are something you must learn from a qualified instructor, not DVDs or persons that claim their backgrounds and have no documentation of proof. Ability is most important to me, so if you are looking to become proficient in the ability to defend yourself against multiple types of attacks we face every day in our society, then look no further. My day job is not related to martial arts in any way. I do not need to teach martial arts to make a living, though I have always pursued the arts because of my initial interests as a child for martial arts, passion of Japanese culture, and practicality or usage. As a child I lived in areas where criminal activity happened regularly, so martial arts or just learning how to fight was necessary. As I moved to different places, my studies of martial arts helped define me as a person with discipline and determination, which is what I provide in training today. I continue to improve myself today through my studies of the martial arts since I believe we can never stop learning no matter how old we get.

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  • Best of '16

    Baltimore School of Self Defense, LLC

    (4 reviews)

    We like to teach from a realistic self-defense standpoint. Although all of our instructors have competed in tournaments and have even served as tournament judges, our main focus is on building skills to help in real world scenarios. I enjoy watching people grow and evolve. Many people start out in class and feel awkward, uncoordinated, etc. Sometimes they think they'll never be as good as the higher ranks they see in class. But those who stick with it see themselves getting better, gaining confidence and doing things they thought they never could. It's very gratifying to watch that evolution and know that I was a key component of their success.

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  • Best of '16

    Heaven Mountain Gongfu & Taiji

    (2 reviews)

    We offer Tian Shan Pai gongfu (Kung Fu) and Yang Family Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) instruction. We are also offering instruction in Cane Master systems. Specialty courses are available in Qigong (Chi Kung), self-defense and law enforcement/security defensive tactics systems. Private and group lessons are available. We are also offering contract lessons for organizations. Discounts are available for military and law enforcement personnel, active and retired.

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  • Best of '16

    Jordon Jones

    (1 reviews)

    I have incredible passion for my art and unflappable patience for those willing to learn. I am also able to quickly analyze the structure of my movements and attacks to produce effective, yet practical, forms of self-defense. The parts about my job that I enjoy are that it allows me to stay in shape and lets me understand my body so that it works with me, not against me. Learning the workings of anatomy, physiology and physics creates a clearer picture of how the human body operates, thus making me more energetic and functional as a martial artist.

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  • Mid - Atlantic Mixed Martial Arts

    (7 reviews)

    I teach unorthodox striking methods from MMA from several arts and their self-defense applications as well. Joint locking and submission specialist standing or on the ground combining Japanese Jujitsu & Judo with BJJ. I love the way students change after they acquire skills and their confidence levels increase as well as their respect for human life.

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  • Jared Johnson

    (5 reviews)

    Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Self-Defense classes. My lessons are tailored to each individual client, whether the focus is on practical applications, form, fitness, defense or discipline. I began studying different systems of martial arts beginning in 1997. I began studying Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu in 1997 and incorporated Tai Chi into my training in 2000. In 2001 I added 8 Animal Kung-Fu along with Wing Chun into my training curriculum. In 2004 I received my black sash in Tien Shan Pai Kung Fu. Bagua Zhang was added to my study of different arts in 2010. In 2013 I received my certified instructor certificate in Tien Shan Pai. Throughout my training I have picked up things from other arts and incorporated them into what I do because they have value. My training has been a constant collecting and refining of techniques and applications that are effective. I believe that everyone has the right to defend him or her self. My goal is to help those who choose to in whatever way I am able. Please ask any questions you might have. Best Regards, Jared

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  • Baltimore Martial Arts

    (4 reviews)

    We have more martial arts and fitness programs than any other martial arts institution in Maryland. I feel that work is like play. I love working.

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  • Maryland Kyusho Concepts LLC t/a MKC Karate

    (2 reviews)

    Discipline, Integrity, Focus, Respect, Resolve, Humbleness and Honor Welcome to MKC Karate / Maryland Kyusho Concepts. We are firmly committed to Hands on Training. We specialize in the teachings of Okinawan Karate (Ryukyu Kempo) with a focus on cooperative training that allows a student to build confidence with simple, effective self defense skills that are accessible, even under stressful conditions, regardless of experience. Sound Principles are at the core of everything we do. We refer to these as Universal Truths as they apply to everybody in every situation. Maryland Kyusho Concepts (MKC) stress sound body mechanics, situational awareness, proper mindset and anatomical pressure point targeting (kyusho jitsu). We strongly believe that even gross motor skills can become devastating self defense methods with the proper guidance, training, and attitude. Come experience the lost art of Classical Okinawan Karate! FIRST CLASS ALWAYS FREE! Learn realistic methods to defend oneself structured from simplistic principles that anyone can apply regardless of age, gender or physical ability. Get in shape while improving your self confidence and focus. Learn realistic, practical and effective training methods to sharpen both the mind and body. Experience the thrill of self discovery in a safe, fun & nurturing learning environment. Classes taught by Certified DKI Instructor. MKC Karate / Maryland Kyusho Concepts is proud to offer Corporate Self-Awareness and Situational Defense Strategies Workshops. This program has been developed for the corporate business traveler in mind but is applicable to all. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has offered this program twice since its inception reinforcing common sense self-awareness safety practices during business travel with positive results. Below is a response from a Self-Awareness & Situational Defense Strategies Workshop participant. "Master Bast provided a corporate training for my Agency on self awareness. His honest and engaging teaching style captivated the participants. His message and techniques are very practical, highly effective, and memorable!!! -Senior Manager US DOT Please pass the word if you know of anyone interested in learning more about this program. So whether you are looking for a Classical Okinawan Karate Class, Tai Chi / Qigong Class, Safety Awareness Workshop, Aikido Atemi Workshop or Pressure Point related Workshops or Seminars, Maryland Kyusho Concepts (MKC) has a program to fit your needs. Please enjoy browsing our website and make sure to check out the 2015 Programs Page for the latest up to date offerings. Best in Training, Patrick Bast / Head Instructor

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Thumbtack Spotlight

Mid - Atlantic Mixed Martial Arts

(7 reviews)

What do you love about your job?

I love teaching martial arts to my students to help them gain self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-control. I enjoy the independence of having the freedom to teach lessons from all of the arts I have trained in over the years as every art has something valuable to teach. Students' lives are changed as they make wiser choices in their daily living by being more focused.

What or who inspired you to start your own business?

I've been training in martial arts all my life and have taught in many locations all around the world. I was inspired to teach martial arts since 1986 and have been doing so ever since. Now, being a partner, at our own studio, I am free to teach my students what I want to teach them and this allows them true self-expression as the arts I teach are taught to fit each individual and not the individual to the art. I've seen many schools ran by partial artists and not martial artists so I felt it was about time I made my passion become a business.

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    Mid-Atlantic Firearms Training

    (1 reviews)

    If you're yearning for self defense instructors who provide proven safety and marksmanship training for everyone, try this company. They specialize in handgun training and also offer pepper spray classes.

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    Catonsville Seido Karate

    Catonsville Seido Karate offers self defense lessons and physical fitness classes for motivated and interested individuals and groups of all ages and experience level.

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  • Self Defense Course

    Choe's Hapkido Academy

    Choe's Hapkido Academy provides one of the best self defense classes. They also offer women's street defense, grappling, boxing, kickboxing and group and private martial arts instruction, and more.

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  • Personal Protection

    Independent Instructor

    John Nesky offers self defense instruction and personal protection classes for women ranging from single, two to three-hour sessions. He also teaches prevention and awareness courses.

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    Premier Muay Thai And Self Defense Academy

    Jerome Mcglotten has over 30 years of professional experience in the field of defensive tactics. He teaches rape prevention for women, street combat and Muay Thai classes.

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  • Training Services

    Maryland Professional Security & Training

    This company provides security services for businesses. They also do private investigation, as well as law enforcement personnel training. They offer personal protection seminars too.

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  • Personal Defense

    Lights Out Gym

    Lights Out Gym offers premiere personal defense and martial arts classes for students of all ages. They teach self protection, real-world training, boxing, and more.

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  • Self-Defense Lessons & Seminars

    Learn To Protect Yourself

    Learn to shield yourself and your loved ones from assault thru effective and simple self defense techniques from this company. They provide easy self defense classes for kids age 10 years and up.

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  • Self Defense & Safety Classes for Women

    Travel Security Professionals

    This provider offers female self defense and safety classes tailored to your needs. She teaches hands-on realistic self defense, situational awareness, facial recognition, vehicle safety, and more.

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“Need a Self Defense Instruction”

Washington, DC

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense)
Age
Adult
Skill level
No experience
Details
One time workshop for graduate students.
$200
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“Need Self Defense Lessons on March 16, 2013”

Laurel, MD

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense)
Age
Adult
Skill level
No experience
$225
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“Need a Self Defense Instructor ASAP”

Silver Spring, MD

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense), Military combatives (Krav Maga, Systema, etc.)
Age
Adult
Skill level
Beginner
Details
Looking for street fight skills
$40
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