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MORE THAN HUMAN LLC.
4.8
from 31 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Rena D.
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I’ve been taking self defense lessons with Anthony for about 3 months now and it has been great. He breaks down movements and explains things in a way that’s easy for a beginner to understand, and is great at tailoring workouts to my needs. I work in an emergency room where patients often become violent, and Anthony takes situations I’ve seen or my co-workers have seen and shows me how to defend myself. You can tell from your first session with Anthony that he not only is an expert in what he does, but that he loves what he does. He makes working out fun. I leave our sessions completely exhausted, as he works you hard for the full time. He’s also great at working around my crazy schedule. I enjoy our sessions so much I’ve been passing out his business cards to all my work friends!

  • 13 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole C.
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Zurriane was amazing!!! I hired Zurriane to provide a self defense class for me and my friends for a girls weekend. He made the class fun and really engaging. He focused on the mental and physical aspects of self defense and answered specific questions from the girls on how to handle situations they had questions on. He was accomodating and flexible and I would definitely hire him again in the future!

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  • 11 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Laura K.
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My two teenage daughters and I trained with David, our instructor, with Falcon Security. It was the best decision we have ever made! Not only did we learn skills to protect ourselves, but we now feel empowered! I know my daughters will be more careful and ready at a momemt's notice to defend and protect themselves, heaven forbid should they need to! As for myself, I have a true confidence that should I find myself in an unsafe situation, I can handle it without a shadow of a doubt. David was spot on with his lessons. He conveyed what can happen to any of us but did so in a professional way. I know he really cared about our well-being and he took our lessons to heart every session. He pointed out scenarios that the girls have never yet contemplated and then gave them the skills to handle what ever can happen. At 17 and 18 it was time for them to learn self defense. David was awesome and I couldn't be happier with the results!

Rachanon Boxing
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Colin T.
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Junaid quite simply changed my life. When i first came to him 2 years ago, I was overweight and my overall self-esteem was poor. He is so good at relaying information about nutrition, fitness, and discipline I felt as if I was getting my own professor to teach me for practically nothing. I have lost over 12 percent in body fat thanks to his workouts and teachings. When i look in the mirror now I not only see an improved body, but an improved person as well.

Martial Arts Tutoring
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Suzanne B.
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Brian has provided a great introduction to self defense for my daughter who will leaving for college soon. We wanted her to learn a set of skills to protect herself. Brian has provided her with those skills.

Sarina M.
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Gannon loves what’s he does and takes his profession very seriously. He is easy to get along with and a patient person to work with! Highly recommend to get self defense privates from him.

Dante’s Peak Performance
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 11 years in business
Stephen H.
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Very calming and I feel like attending and participating helped me to relax get in tune with my higher self and make better decisions

  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon F.
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My son initially started working with Coach Kirby as a one-on-one student when the bullying defense class for kids he tried consisted of kids that were much younger than him. Since working with Coach Kirby, my son has gained more confidence in himself and is getting stronger. Coach Kirby is firm yet understanding with him and my son has great admiration and respect for him.

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.

  • 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.

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Misty C.
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I've known Garrett for over 8 years. He is well-knowledged in self defense and awareness. Professional, comfortable to train with and has really helped build my confidence. If your looking for a passionate instructor, who has great listening skills, Trainum Martial Arts is the way to go!

  • 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.

Talal Esserrare
5.0
from 1 review
    Tanya B.
    Verified review

    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 ;)

    • 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! I like training. I like working out. By me teaching other people forces me to workout. I like seeing the growth in the students. Its a good feeling to see someone that didnt understand at 1st but now can not only comprehend but also explain it back.

    About

    As a Military Police Platoon Leader, security is much more than a job for me. It's a calling. And everyone who works for me shares that calling. SHADOW exists to protect what you can't afford to lose. I love protecting people. I've always been taught to stand up for those who need protection, or who can't stand up for themselves. I hate bullies. And with SHADOW, I get to do it for a living. Can't ask for more than that out of life!

    About

    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.

    About

    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

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

    • 11 years in business
    About

    We are a one stop shop for ALL training. Teaching information that has ZERO FLUFF to it. Knowing that my students will always be safe no matter what the situation is

    • 11 years in business
    About

    I provide self-defense for the absolute beginners. I teach those who desire to protect themselves yet have had no or little defense training. I will cover and strengthen the foundation of defending yourself, such as breathing, how to block, where to strike, when/when not to kick, using your surroundings as teammates, etc. You will become grounded, solid, powerful, and extremely confident. All mastery begins with solid basics.

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