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  1. #1 Shaddock Mixed Martial Arts Academy

    (10 reviews)

    Denise N.

    I am a 43 year female, who has been working with Coach Shaddock at Shaddock MMA fitness academy for about 3 months. I am an endurance athlete, and I am always looking for ways to increase/improve my strength and conditioning. I have worked with many local trainers and Coach Shaddock is a step above the rest. His technique is well structured and he places a high emphasis on discipline. I highly recommend shaddock MMA Fitness Academy for any fitness level.

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  2. #2 Charm City Karate

    (7 reviews)

    Margaret Q.

    I have been attending James' Charm City Karate School (Adult classes) for over two years. James is very warm and welcoming, and made me feel comfortable and confident with learning something new and challenging. James is a skilled instructor, gives one-on-one time, is prepared for and enthusiastic for every class and belt test, and offers multiple methods of learning, including written instruction and terrific and very helpful YouTube videos of every technique for every belt level.

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  3. #3 Seitaku Dojo Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Training Group

    (5 reviews)

    Dulce C.

    I learned so many techniques of self-defense , very friendly and knowledgeable instructors

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  4. #4 Baltimore School of Self Defense, LLC

    (4 reviews)

    Emerald L.

    Instructors are very helpful and friendly. Things are paced according to the individual. Classes are easygoing yet remain on task. 👍🏻

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  5. #5 Heaven Mountain Gongfu & Taiji

    (2 reviews)

    Jean D.

    It was a wonderful experience. The instructor and other students were all great!

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  6. #6 Jordon Jones

    (1 reviews)

    Mike B.

    I am in my 40’s and wanted to learn martial arts and get into shape. I tried several traditional martial arts schools without learning much. At one place, the white belts (beginners) were an afterthought for the instructors. I took a few more trial lessons at other schools. I found myself training with young children. Nothing against kids but I wanted realistic self defense skills which are not developed against 9 year olds. At the last school, I was immersed in “boot camp” training (did a bazillion push-ups, “bear crawls”, jumping jacks, etc. etc.) Karate skills took a back seat to the workout. This kind of training is fine if that is what you are looking for, but I wanted to learn practical martial arts skills without having a ‘drill instructor’ yelling at me. I have had several lessons with Jordon now, and I can tell you they have been well worth it. I learn more during a 1 hour lesson than I did in several weeks at the martial arts schools I went to. Jordon is positive and encouraging, and is mindful of the physical limitations that I have (arthritis). He teaches Shorin-Ryu Karate which is not ‘flashy’ but is all about practical and effective self defense. I am also getting into shape gradually at a pace my body can take. I highly recommend Jordon.

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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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    Shaddock Mixed Martial Arts Academy

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    Choose this self defense training center if you want to learn practical self defense. Their programs will help you learn how to properly defend yourself in any situation.

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  • Karate Lessons

    Charm City Karate

    (7 reviews)

    Are you in need of professional private self defense lessons? Choose Charm City Karate. They teach effective karate self defense techniques.

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  • Mixed Martial Arts Classes

    Mid - Atlantic Mixed Martial Arts

    (7 reviews)

    Matt Graham is a skilled professional who teaches fighters, students and professionals the fundamentals of martial arts. He offers safe and detailed MMA, jui-jitsu, hapkido and karate classes.

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  • Personalized Selfdefense Classes

    Jared Johnson

    (5 reviews)

    There is no need to look for self defense schools if you can hire Jared Johnson who tailors martial arts training lessons for each student. He also handles kung fu, Qigong and tai chi sessions.

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  • Martial Arts Training

    Baltimore Martial Arts

    (4 reviews)

    Learn some of the best self defense techniques through the martial arts classes from Baltimore Martial Arts. They also offer quality fitness programs for clients in the Maryland area.

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  • Martial Arts Training

    Baltimore School of Self Defense, LLC

    (4 reviews)

    Looking for someone who is an expert in teaching self defense for women? Check out this company's effective self defense programs. Take advantage of their trial classes now.

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  • Self-Defense Instruction

    Maryland Kyusho Concepts LLC t/a MKC Karate

    (2 reviews)

    Maryland Kyusho Concepts LLC helps you enhance ability to protect yourself thorough self defense training that focus on solid fundamental biomechanics. They also use pressure point applications.

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  • Chinese Martial Arts & Self-Defense Instruction

    Heaven Mountain Gongfu & Taiji

    (2 reviews)

    Heaven Mountain Gongfu & Taiji offers kung fu self defense classes with discounts for active and retired military and law enforcement personnel. They also provide tai chi self defense lessons.

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  • Firearms & Self-Defense Training

    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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  • Self Defense Lessons

    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
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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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