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Chapel Hill Self Defense Instructors

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Elton E. Faulk
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 48 hires on Thumbtack
BV B.
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Elton is wonderful. He will push you without forcing injury and is very cognizant of any limitations or weaknesses that need to be given attention. Recommend for sure!

4 Winds Martial Arts
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Lyndon J.
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I moved to North Carolina five years ago and almost immediately started my search for a Martial Arts school. I visited many schools in the Triangle area and joined different schools for a month or so to find out if they were what I was looking for, but there was always something missing. I even gave up my search for awhile, and continued to train on my own. My wife begin to think I would never find what I wanted in a martial arts school because my previous Martial Arts school in Michigan had such a great teacher. She would always say I know you, and I can tell none of these schools give you the same fulfillment that your old martial art school did, and she was right! Before committing to train at what was a good school, but not exactly what I wanted, I found 4 Winds and set up a free private introductory class with Sifu Bob Melander, then attended a few group classes. This turned out to be a great decision, and should be the meaning of “save the best for last”. Sifu (teacher) is thrown around a lot, but not everyone should have that title. Sifu Bob Melander deserves that title and embodies what a martial arts teacher should be. Now every time I come home from training at 4 Winds Martial arts my wife tells me “that's the fulfilled look on your face that I didn’t see before”. I couldn’t be happier training with Sifu Bob and I recommend anyone else from beginner to advanced looking to learn internal and external martial arts, self defense, weapons and more, from a great Sifu visit 4 Winds Martial Arts. Don’t make the mistake I made, visit 4 Winds Martial Arts before the others.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
CJ S.
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Stuart is the ultimate professional so so knowledgeable about self-defense. He was great to work with and was very patient as he explained each move.

Lakeside Fitness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole D.
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Albert has boosted my strength and has alleviated all those aches and pains that come with age. I'm in better physical shape than I have been in 10 years. We all need help getting ourselves back on track and Albert has pushed me to do so.

  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kathryn L.
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Absolutely Love and Impressed! I signed up to help my daughter get in shape for her wedding but found that I am getting more benefits health wise out this than I expected. Jayd is very knowledgeable and proffessional, she even goes out of her way to modify my workouts for my health issues. Meeting with Jayd once a week , as well as, having to log my workouts and meals daily is perfect since I am not a self motivated person when it come to eating right and exercising. I will definitely be renewing my contract with her.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tiffany H.
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Ken was absolutely amazing. He exceeded our expectations! He gave us practical and useful techniques that we could start to implement IMMEDIATELY. You do not have to have a self defense background to understand and benefit from his training. Ken is super professional and I'd recommend Raleigh Tactical Martial Arts to anyone looking for training!

Kempo and Fitness
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Garrett B.
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Kevin is both extremely knowledgeable in the crafts of Martial Arts and Combat Sports, as well as a very skilled an affable instructor. I would highly recommend taking courses with Beale's Combat Sports Training as both a way to strengthen your body as well as learn some very useful self-defense techniques.

Tactical Survival Training
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Jason C.
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Stewart and Tactical Survival Training is hands-down the best self defense training I’ve ever had. Along with some fitness training, my wife and I received firearms instruction from Stewart that was second-to-none! What really impressed us was that his instruction was so STRONGLY based in REAL-WORLD scenarios. There was absolutely no fluff or showing off, and each piece of instruction had several layers of both mechanical and statistical reasons to back it up. He even sent us home with simple drills we do to improve performance and recall in high-stress situations. Stewart does not have the ego that you often run into with instructors in this field. He listens, assesses, and gives you his best instruction that is almost always supported by irrefutable evidence. We had no idea how little we knew before taking the classes. I would recommend Tactical Survival Training to ANYONE, young or old, in any line of work or location. The Tactical Survival website and newsletters offer TONS of real-world training that is keep VERY up-to-date with recent trends in crime, statistics, and science. I have no doubt that the training you receive with TST would save your life if the situation ever warrants it.

Serge Prieto
5.0
from 1 review
    Martha P.
    Verified review

    Serge was my coach and I can say that I really, helped a great job, very good and professional. I recommend him.

    Sheepdog Combatives RBSP
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 5 years in business
    Ricardo B.
    Verified review

    Ryan is an outstanding fighter and a very well rounded martial artist. Being a Thai Boxing practitioner myself, he has taught me ways to counter powerful kicks, how to use a Defender (R), and how to both execute and defend myself from a variety of grapes, particularly from bigger opponents. He is passionate about self defense and combat.

    Kajukenbo Combatives
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Rodney J.
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      Received instruction from Sifu Alston in the martial arts for many years. Under his guidance I have learned specific techniques in multiple arts as well as how to apply them in practical real life situations. His high level of knowledge and dedication to the martial arts is reflected in his instruction and desire to develop others to achieve greatness.

      • 9 years in business
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      Looking to take self defense classes? I offer the best self defense training for you! What will my self defense classes cover? Courses will be on situational awareness, the proper mindset, hand to hand combat training, weapons training, multiple attackers, verbal de-escalation, realistic training, and any topic of your choice. I'll teach you in any you want via. online through videos, chat, etc. or in person. Why is my combat training ideal for you? There's no rules. You use whatever works. The curriculum is constantly changing with new knowledge and skills. This keeps my self defense classes new and exciting. I simply help you build essential skills for self defense to suit you as an individual. I have a no nonsense modern approach to martial arts self defense. Why do you need my self defense training? The problem with most schools is they are too rigid. flashy, and don't cover various topics. My self defense training is fluid and relies on testing to make sure you're training as realistically as possible. If you don't like my gig, i'll gladly give you a refund! My combat training is assured to give you 100% satisfaction!

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      I am a fifth-degree black belt, self-defense and cross training Instructor with more than 26 years of experience. During this time, I have help many people achieve their goals through hard work and dedication. The focus is to develop a strong mind, body and positive spirit for the enhancement of life longevity. My expertise is in the areas of enhancing flexibility, strengthening core and achieving neuromuscular efficiency. If you are looking for something different, challenging, cost-effective and most of all becoming more fit, then I'm your person.

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      As a self-defense instructor, I make sure to teach the best self-defense techniques possible for my students and clients to protect themselves and make them more confident about themselves.

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      I teach mixed martial art system for defense. I specialize in making people secure in their own abilities. I work with many different types of people.

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      With over thirty years in self-defense experience, we can help. We tailor programs to people to make them the most effective we can, and our client benefits.

      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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      If you want to learn effective self defense techniques, check out Tactical Kung Fu and MMA. They are one of the best mixed martial arts schools in Durham.

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      I conduct personal one-on-one or small-group, personal self-defense, kickboxing and/or tae kwon do lessons at $20.00 per hour, per individual and groups up to four strong, and $50.00 for groups from five to 10 strong; Monday to Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sessions are 1 hour by appointment only. Locations are TBD. We provide no nonsense, real instruction based on a melding of the students' described goals and the instructor's expert ability to help the student achieve those goals.

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      Book an appointment with this personal trainer if you want to learn self defense. He also teaches people functional movements using the traditions of kettlebells. Ask for a quote now.

      • 19 years in business
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      Learn simple self defense techniques with the pros from Bushido Judo School. This self defense company also offers MMA training solutions.

      • 5 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      Do you need to hire experts who provide self defense training services? Capital Combat Academy is a nice choice. They have been in the business for 4 years.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      Private lessons and three hour seminars by Master Courtney Faison. Master Faison is a four time black belt, National Champion and Hall of Fame instructor teaching self defense and martial arts skills related to Aikijitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Wing Chun Kung Fu and Chinese Goju Karate. She is also a stuntwoman for film and TV.

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      We teach martial arts. In our Smithfield Kung Fu studio, you will learn how to defend yourself and your loved ones. We teach you the skills, so you can defend while standing and on the ground. We have age-appropriate classes for our little warrior, youth, and adult students. Call our studio to set up a trial class for you or a loved one. The only way to understand why we are different is to try us. Bai Kai... simply the best.

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