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  • 13 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Woodbridge, VA 22193


I have enjoyed and grown in my study of the martial arts under the teachings of Sensei Bennett and SYBCG School of Self Defense. Sensei Bennett gives practical, simple and effective techniques to deal with single or multiple attackers. SYBCG School of Self Defense is the real deal for any one looking the study how to defend themselves.

  • 5 years in business
  • 66 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC 20009


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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Leesburg, VA 20176


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!

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Arlington, VA 22202


My 10 year old daughter loved the kids self defense class. I was pleased with how well they presented the material in a serious but not scary way. I know my daughter feels empowered to fight back if she ever had to.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Sykesville, MD 21784


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.

  • 4 years in business
  • Silver Spring, MD 20906


We are personal trainers specializing in the following, including: * Running/track training * Cross-fitness * Calisthenics * Body sculpting (men's and women's physique) * Yoga * Aesthetics * Functional training * Self-defense training * P90X and plyometric training We don't just bark orders like the average trainer. We get in there with you and workout and motivate, truly motivate you to your full potential to help you achieve results faster in a fun entertaining environment, whether that be your home, private gym or outdoors. Services are between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on physical ability, intensity of workout and any health conditions. We believe you should practice what you preach, and our trainers' physical condition and reputation more than speaks for the commitment they have to a healthier lifestyle and getting you to reach your health and fitness goals! We strongly suggest talking to your physician before starting an exercise program and/or changing nutritional diets.

  • 26 years in business
  • Alexandria, VA 22314


I have trained with Rick for about 10 years in kickboxing, self defense, and done many of his boot camps. His training is exceptional. I am a soccer player and his workouts have improved every aspect of my game. He has taught me self defense so I feel comfortable and safer in any situation. I have my kids training with Rick as well and they love it. He's very patient, knowledgeable, and always has an answer for all my health and fitness questions. I would highly recommend Rick to anyone and will continue my training w him!! He can help anyone in any area to improve their health, fitness, self defense, which helps improve your mind and stress levels!!!

  • 17 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC 20011


Since 2001, I have been helping men, women, and children of all ages and fitness levels attain their goals. Whether it's weight loss, muscle building, improving general fitness, martial arts/self-defense, or sport specific training, I have the knowledge and experience to make the goal a reality for those who are willing to work. Though, I can't do all the work for you, those who are consistent and are following my instructions get the desired results, guaranteed.

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Washington, DC 20020


I have 20 years of experience in traditional Kung Fu, Tai Chi, self-defense and fitness. Sifu Terence Nicholson is a 19th generation disciple of the Wudang Dragon's Gate lineage.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Severn, MD 21144


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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Fairfax, VA 22032


I've been one of Dante's students for a little over a year now, and I've been very pleased with his teaching style, which is open, honest and accessible. Dante teaches Tai Chi in a way that is practical and effective whether you are studying for lifetime fitness, self defense or simply exercise.


Mr. Mendelsohn's self defense classes are instructive and practical for the average person. Class environment is relaxed and friendly. This is a great class for beginners and those who want to brush up on their technique.

  • Bethesda, MD 20814


We offer personal training to all types of individuals and couples, also incorporating basic self defense if wanted. From professional models, to those that have just come off maternity leave, we'll get you toned. We can adjust our schedules to you. There is also no requirement to join a gym.


The news starts everyday with some crime that was committed against an innocent person. In today's world, knowing self-defense is not an option, it's a necessity! Don't become a victim; learn to protect yourself. What is the Learn To Protect Yourself Seminar? This is a 90-minute seminar that could save you or a loved one's life. The "Learn To Protect Yourself Seminar" is an extremely effective self-defense course that uses a very unique, easy-to-learn and effective approach to learning self-defense. In this 90-minute seminar you will learn as follows: * why "all good people" should know self-defense * the profile of a victim * 15 simple, easy-to-use and effective self-defense techniques * street-smart techniques to defend yourself We have several options available for you to learn to protect yourself such as the following: * schedule a seminar for your group * schedule a private seminar for yourself * learn at home with our home study DVD and wall poster

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Herndon, VA 20170


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.

  • 3 years in business
  • Suitland, MD 20746


Herculian Karate is a Korean traditional style martial arts based upon the philosophy and ideas of the late Ki Whang Kim. Self defense, character and self challenge is what we focus on improving in our students. Herculian Karate is not only a great place to learn self defense but also a great place to shape teens into adults. Herculian Karate is the place where teens are initiated into adulthood.

  • 7 years in business
  • Gaithersburg, MD 20878


Moy Tung Kung Fu offers training in the Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) system of close-range self-defense. The system is based on the simplest economic movements to acquire the maximum result. The best way to learn more about Ving Tsun is to try it, so we encourage beginners to schedule an introductory lesson to learn more about training Ving Tsun.

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