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  • 3 years in business
  • 94 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James D.
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Elin designed a creative program to help my 9 year old son prepare for his martial arts tournaments. My son definitely made improvements in his strength, agility and stamina. Elin was also able to fine tune his kicking and blocking skills since he has experience in various self defense/fighting skills. Elin is quick to respond to emails/text/calls and has tremendous knowledge in the art of exercise, bodybuilding and nutrition. I highly recommend Elin and his team for anyone looking for a professional personal trainer.

The Rowland Training Method
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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Anthony has providing my fiance and I self defense lessons for a few weeks now. The sessions combine self defense and basic strengthening exercises. He is amazing and kicks our butt every session! He is extremely responsive to our needs and continues to work with us patiently until we understand the moves.

Martial Arts Tutoring
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Monique P.
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My daughter is taking self-defense lessons before she heads off to college. She is learning very much from Brian and enjoying her time.

Jane M.
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As a women, I highly recommend Jared to teach you real world, practical self-defense.Jared has trained in multiple martial arts,and is experienced,respectful, and knows from his many years of training how to teach you to defend yourself.When teaching self-defense,one must be able to adapt and teach to that person's ability. Jared has that unique ability, where he can quickly adapt and focus on the student's strength's. This is extremely important, when working with women, and girls.Having trained with Jared, he knows many techniques that work. Jane McKenna Owner Trainingwithjane.com

Gem Fitness
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Blessing O.
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Julien is my personal training. I am extremely happy to have him as a trainer. I have actually lost wait and builded muscle within 3 months and learned some self defense moves. He tailors the workout routing base on you strength and ability than progress as your health improves. I'm grateful to have him as a trainer and I'm sure you will be also.

  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jasper C.
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Joshua is a phenomenal teacher and fighter of BJJ, Kickboxing and MMA. He tailors to your specific strengths and weaknesses, so that you get maximum value out of each class. He focuses on technique, fighting concepts, conditioning all the while ensuring you have fun during the process. Learning is everything here and he encourages self-filming or bringing in a partner to train with at no extra charge. The gym in a good shape, with all the necessary equipment and padding you would associate with MMA gyms. Joshua is constantly making improvements to the gym to keep it competitive and in good condition. He has many different types of classes and he is very flexible. It is no wonder why he has such a following, his knowledge and sincerity is rare in this industry.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
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I enjoy excellent self defense/ martial arts training which helps me be prepared for the unexpected. Jujitsu is one of the arts taught by a very experienced team of martial artists. All age, ability, and skill levels are encouraged to join !

  • 6 years in business
Samantha D.
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This is not a typical self-defense class. This is a re-training of my mind to better understand the physical forces at work, so I can then retrain my body to respond in a most efficient way. I am already feeling more empowered and in charge of my body. This is flowing over to my mind as I begin to take more control over decisions I make and relationships I am in. This is a self-defense class for my entire being- not just my body.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Karen U.
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Scott is very passionate about teaching women to defend themselves. But he also teaches respect and enhances confidence and self esteem.

Self-Defense Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carole D.
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Al is an incredible instructor, patient, tolerant, humble, zen and wise. He makes me want to take martial art as an everyday practise. I recommend him to young and old.

Talal Esserrare
5.0
from 1 review
    Tanya B.
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    I have been attending self defense classes with Talal for several months now. He is an amazing coach: very professional and at the same time he has fun personality. Classes are never boring! I'm looking forward to continue working with him.

    Noheli T.
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    When I met breelaun, I had just stepped foot into a gym for the very first time in 19 years!! I didn't have the motivation, was very self-conscious, and was very intimidated by the machines. breelaun didn't make me feel like a big out of shape loser. He is very patient, and knowledgeable on fitness & nutrition. He's super laid back and not your typical "military" style trainer. Don't get me wrong, there were times I whined & said I was tired, & he'd let me rest for a little (like 1 minute) lol & get back to working out .Most important, I was very comfortable with him. I am very happy I made the choice of getting training w/breelaun & have made major changes in my lifestyle.breelaun is the best. Very serious about getting you to achieve your personal best while maintaining a fun environment. It's important to enjoy your workouts and breelaun makes sure that you have a good time. !!!! Thanks BREE BREE ;)

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    We are the DC metro region's only Krav Maga school with close ties to Israel. This means we offer the most current methods and techniques of the Krav Maga system, straight from the source. Private classes: We offer private lessons for individuals, pairs, and small groups. The training can be completely customized to meet your needs. In the past, we have done workshops for moms, gun enthusiasts, joggers, singles, and kids among others. - Are you a realtor worried about entering homes alone? - An EMS worker who routinely deals with less than cooperative patients? - An interest group of hikers or joggers who want to handle themselves out on the trail? - Planning on traveling to another country and worry for your safety? - Do you work as armed or unarmed security and want to refresh and continue to develop your skills? In all of these situations and more, we can work with you to create custom classes, focusing specifically on your specific self-protection needs. Workshops for businesses: We also offer safety lectures and workshops for corporate and small businesses. These sessions are a creative alternative to traditional team-building exercises and a great complement to your corporate wellness program.

    • 11 years in business
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    We are a one stop shop for ALL training.

    About

    I have teaching karate (kempo), judo, and some weapons system for twenty years. I am an excellent one-on-one teacher.

    • 3 years in business
    About

    I not only teach you how to defend yourself from the average person. I also teach you how to defend yourself from people like me who already know how to fight!

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    Catonsville Seido Karate provides training for self-development, self-defense and physical fitness for adults, teens and children. Our instructor, Sensei Tom Swiss, is a fourth-degree black belt with over twenty-five years of experience in karate. Classes are held at the Catonsville Y -- just 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore, near UMBC and CCBC Catonsville. Our class size is small, so each student receives individual attention.

    About

    Me and my self defense intructors offer the easiest, yet most effective and fun way to learn self defense. You will leave the seminar knowing how to defend yourself and having had a lot of fun.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    Advanced Sports Performance offers the best in personal fitness training and diet coaching. Our clients include top-level, professional athletes to athletes in the sport of life. ASP methods are predicated on combining mental and physical conditioning. ASP trains one-on-one, small groups, and teams. With an an extensive martial arts background, our instructors also offer a full compliment of self-defense classes and seminars. Head trainer D'Angelo Kinard, "The Mental Strength and Conditioning Coach", is an international speaker, author, noted motivator and life coach. He speaks extensively on goal-setting and achievement.

    About

    real life self defense training for real life situations. train with one of only two certified female Krav Maga instructor on the East Coast

    About

    Difference between a fighter and a martial artist are the core values that make up the foundation of the martial art (integrity, perseverance, self control, and modesty).

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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
      Average price

    Need Self Defense Lessons on March 16, 2013

    Laurel, MD

    • Discipline
      Assault prevention (basic self defense)
    • Age
      Adult
    • Skill level
      No experience
    • $225
      Average price

    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
      Average price
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