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KSK Martial Arts
from 6 reviews
    Danielle B.
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    I began my experience training with Kent Nelson at his school, KSK Martial Arts, by participating in the school's 2 part Women's Self Defense classes. I was unsure what to expect, but found the experience to be empowering and fun. Kent Nelson and his staff were clearly very knowledgeable, great teachers, and made me feel comfortable. I enjoyed the self defense classes so much that I began taking MMA-JKD at KSK Martial Arts. It was an intimidating thing for me to do, as I was a woman who had never participated in any sort of martial arts training before. And as a newbie I found training at KSK to be something hugely enjoyable. I have now been a student at KSK for a year. I always look forward to class and find the methods used to train students to be inclusive, informative, practical, and done in a manner that is low-pressure, focused on detail, and so much fun that I always leave class exhilarated having learned new things while getting a pretty good workout as well! It’s a fantastic facility, led by a very knowledgeable and engaging teacher that is Guro Kent Nelson. I am so happy to be training at KSK and look forward to discovering where training at KSK Martial Arts will take me. I have learned so much and have so much more to learn from Guro Kent and the rest of the KSK folks! Go there! Try it out!

    Sam Carnacchi
    from 2 reviews
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    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!


    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.

    • 8 years in business

    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


    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.


    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!


    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.

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