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Sam Carnacchi
5.0
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Leasa W.
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I was so pleased to find Sam! I wanted a self defense class specifically for myself and my daughter. We had 3 participants and Sam was willing to travel to us. He gave us an excellent, hands on, 2 hour class. He was so down to earth and very informative. He gave us various situations of attack and how to best fight your way out of those attacks. Sam's best attribute was that he cared about what each individual was needing from the class. For my daughter it was how to deter unwanted advances. For my friend, who is a runner, it was how to get out of a situation if she was attacked when running. For me, it was to learn the counterpoints you can utilize to get someone to stop their attack. Sam was fantastic! I highly recommend using him for your self defense needs!

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Wes D.
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Mr. Barnett is a dedicated professional safety and self defense trainer who is comitted to educating people of the realities of personal safety. With over 40 years of real experience, Mr. Barnett can provide individuals and groups with the information and skills that can make the difference when it comes to surviving a dangerous situation. I encourage you to contact Mr. Barnett and discuss what might be best for you or your group. Corporate training allows employers to provide their employees, and even their families, with an on-site fun and practical continuing education session. These sessions are newsworthy and make great PR stories for the business. Personal training is the best way to learn how to protect yourself. Personal safety is like insurance.......no one likes to invest in it, but when something happens you sure wish that you had. Contact Mr. Barnett now to see how he can help you and perhaps your family, friends and coworkers live a safer life.

Denny Strecker's Karate
5.0
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Candius S.
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We have only been members for a short while with Denny and Andrea Strecker, but already our 4 year old is saying to me at home "Yes Mamam" when I ask him to help with chores etc! Also my 7 year old is having a great time with the other kids and it is building his self-esteem!

Technically Sound
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
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Cory P.
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I received a few self-defense lessons from this vendor. Style: Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Pros: Brian, my instructor, was incredibly knowledgeable about this style and was excited to teach it. He worked within my limitations - I am not very flexible or coordinated, so he tailored his approach to work within my limits. That's what JKD is about: creating a system that works for each individual. Brian was also a compassionate teacher. He always asked permission before he went into a demonstration, meaning he never laid a hand on me without my consent. At no point did I feel intimidated or threatened, which has not always been my experience in studying other martial art styles. He was also diligent in assigning me homework so that, when we weren't working together, I had plenty to practice so we could make more progress in our next section. His prices per lesson were also incredibly fair. Cons: With Brian's excitement and interest in the style came a little impatience. He's so eager to teach that he occasionally overloaded me with information. I'm sure if I had said as much to him, he would have understood and slowed down. But his energy is contagious, and I wanted to learn just as much as he wanted to teach. For anyone else working with Brian, be sure to speak up if he's going too fast, and I'd be willing to be he'd understand. As I said, JKD is all about flexibility, meaning the style can be adapted for your needs.

  • 8 years in business
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Welcome to My Stronger Self where "a firmer body begins with a firmer mind!" This is the sheer core of our training philosophy. We must be strong from the inside out to really flourish in life, no matter what we're trying to accomplish. A completely different approach to the standard "gym training system," our approach is challenging for everybody, no matter what your experience level or goals are. While weight loss is a common goal, lifetime results are the most significant and what we stress to each of our clients. We offer lifetime results that not only translate into lost inches and pounds but also better stress management, more confidence, energy, and a healthier relationship with food. We give the type of results that can never be weighed on scale or quantified but are simply as significant to a lifetime of personal health and well-being. If you're a person who has done exercise for years or merely getting started but not seeing the lifetime results you've always need and wanted, we're here to help. We offer programs customized just for you, in our studio or the convenience of your own home. We provide the following: - One-on-one personal training - Semiprivate personal training - Group training - Youth and adult sport endurance and agility training - Cardio classes: Zumba, Zumba toning, yoga, boot camps, kickboxing, cardio fusion, cardio kickboxing and step - Specialty classes: nutrition, grocery store tours, self-defense, belly dancing, dinner with your trainer, and a lot more of "out-of-the-ordinary" classes - Nutritional guidance and accountability We welcome the opportunity to assist you in attaining your goals. Give us a call today to see how you can have healthy results that last a lifetime. Yours in health and fitness, The My Stronger Self family

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We specialize in self-defense, empty hand and stick and knife. We also offer cardio fitness and nutrition for better health and weight loss.

  • 4 years in business
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Because, I have a proven record of experience and training that qualifies me to be the best around. Plus I am 100% honest and sensible to my customers needs.

  • 16 years in business
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If you are looking for self-defense training because you are concerned about safety or just want to train to be a fighter, I can help you on that path. Ving tsun is an extremely effective fighting system. I also provide mathematics tutoring and do freelance web and print design. I have a flexible schedule, and I am willing to work with you on the pricing.

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We train martial arts for both self-defense and sport. Our kenpo karate curriculum works in self-defense situations for a variety of scenarios, for both civilians and those employed in the military and law enforcement fields. We also have dedicated MMA training for those interested in that, or for those interested in trying out for our own MMA team.

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The Wayist Circle System of Self Defense is a free-form fist-style, individually customized to each\every practitioner & based on symbols/imagery from ancient faith structures + systems of belief.

  • 27 years in business
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The following lessons are available: * self-defense * physical health science of the human body and nutrition health care * women's self-defense

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PACE Self Defense believes that every person needs to have a set of highly effective, "bread and butter" techniques that can be brought into play instantly, without thinking it through. Each Pace class will drill you in very specific, hard-hitting punches and kicks, that are primal, instinctive, and ultra powerful! Basic power techniques are followed up with partner drills, speed drills, power drills, sweep drills, throwing drills, all rock solid, no nonsense techniques designed to get you out of trouble fast!

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I have 19 years of mixed martial arts experience and 13 years of weightlifting and fitness experience. I customize my services to each individual's needs and personal goals. Everyone is in a different place in their fitness journey and I will meet you wherever you are and help you set goals and give you the tools you need to meet them.

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Learn how to defend yourself and protect your loved ones against predators and violent attacks! Black Belt Defense and Michigan Handgun Training are much more than just another concealed pistol license (CPL and/or CCW) and self-defense course. Rather than focus solely on the use of handguns for safety, we emphasize the necessity of using a comprehensive approach for personal and home defense. You will receive a professional firearms training by a certified NRA instructor and martial arts expert. Instruction includes the mastery of mental, emotional, and verbal skills, as well as an introduction to self-defense techniques, and finally, the use of deadly force, if necessary. Weekend and evening classes are now available at our Lake Orion/Auburn Hills CCW training facility! Please see the course calendar for available times and dates! Be sure to register early, as these CPL classes will fill up!

  • 48 years in business
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I have over 50 years experience teaching children to adult levels, handicapped and seniors self defense, Ai Ki Do, Karate, Kung Fu, Boxing, Kickboxing, Ai Ki Jui Jitsu, Gun, Knife and Club defense, and much more...your place or mine, serious inquires only.

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Do you want to learn how to defend yourself while getting in shape? We teach several martial arts to include Marine Corps close combat. We train people of all ages and abilities, from age 7 to 65. Learn to move, block, strike, use pressure points, and escape tactics to get the tactical advantage over any situation. First class is free.

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Warren Boxing and Martial Arts offers programs in the following: * Jujitsu * Kickboxing * Boxing * Muay Thai * Wrestling * Hapkido * Self-defense

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I have been offering taekwondo and self-defense training for over 20 years in Downriver. I am specializing in traditional taekwondo as well as general, women's and children's self-defense.

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With its state-of-the-art, reality-based systems, the Tactical Self Defense (TSD) provides personal protection solutions for everyone in society whether you are a civilian, police officer, security specialist or soldier. TSD is an eclectic self-defense system that combines karate, wrestling, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, modern arnis and boxing. Commando Krav Maga is also offered. Classes address real-life scenarios like chokes, weapon disarming and ground attacks. Are you interested in learning more about our methods, classes, or if Commando Krav Maga is right for you? Contact us, or come visit/observe one of our sessions. Class listings can be found on our Facebook page. Our facility is state of the art, with bathrooms/showers to clean up after a hard workout, and an extra large dojo floor with pads. Feel free to give us a call, or email us with any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We look forward to hearing from you! We encourage participation from any shape, size, and age, 14 and up. The instructor has a Level 5 Commando Krav Maga certification (highest female level in Michigan), a black belt in Goju-Ryu karate under the instruction of Sensei S. Larioza, and a white belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the instruction of Ryan Fiorenzi (highest black belt in Michigan). Public and private classes are offered.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I provide self-defense and personal protection for men, women and children of all ages. I also provide gun and knife attacks.

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