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EDGE Performance Training
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
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Juanita K.
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Daniel Ancheta put together a really great self defense seminar for myself and a group of seven other ladies ranging in age from middle school through senior adult. In a two hour time period, he and another professional trainer led us through simple, effective jiujitsu based evasive movements to get out of bad situations such as potential sexual assaults. I would absolutely recommend EDGE Performance Training for anyone considering this type of training for yourself or group of friends.

Taekwondo America
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Terry N.
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We tried a couple of schools prior to Taekwondo America just because of proximity and my son Kaden did not want anything to do with Taekwondo, but we tried Sean Wilson Taekwondo and my little dude who was about six at the time took to it immediately and has not looked back. Great investment in his self confidence and focus.😀 The Bradley's

Lotus Martial Arts Academy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Myeisha H.
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The absolute best martial arts academy in Charlotte. The schedule was created for the average person (single mom, dad, working parents, singles etc.) with a limited availability and the location is ideal. The curriculum was created to build confidence, leadership and self-defense. They are heavily involved in giving back to the community. Looking forward to being apart of more great things in 2016 with Lotus Martial Arts Academy

ASSERTIVE MARTIAL ARTS
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brian F.
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Sensei Mike and I have trained together for close to 20 years. His experience in the martial arts is formidable as well as exemplary. I recommend anyone who is interested in improving themselves as a whole to learn from this man. I've known a lot of Martial Artists in my years of training and Sensei Mike is in my top 5 of instructors that I have had the blessing of being able to share the knowledge of the martial arts and life. OUS! Sensei Brian Chu Shin Self Defense

  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John B.
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had my first lesson with Ken today. He was patient, polite and extremity knowledgeable. His teaching style makes it so easy to learn. I am excited to work with Ken on a regular basis.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Jackie M.
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Great working with Jeremy! He really knows his stuff and was patient with a beginner!

Mint Hill Martial Arts
4.0
from 2 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
George W.
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Straight to the point, no gimmicks or games. I will be signing up.

Mingo School of Kali
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
JD J.
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I have been with Professor Mingo now for a little over 6 years and could not speak enough on his skills, teachings, and professionalism. He is a great teacher who combines both fun and a sense of seriousness to every class to truly develop his students. Every class is different, fun, and truly develops applicable self defense techniques! I can not speak highly enough on Professor Mingo and the Villabrille-Largusa Kali System!

Ronin Arts
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Witek B.
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For all that have interest in learning from a true martial arts master, Eric Jacobs is the real deal!!! I have made a commitment to this type of training many years ago and it has changed my life. The discipline that I have received allows me to adopt to any situation. Currently, I am a martial arts instructor and a former international champion. I have had the pleasure of knowing Eric for over twenty years, both on an educational and professional levels. Out of the many martial arts instructors and masters that I meet, few are as dedicated and focused as Master Eric Jacobs.

Tom La
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ariel K.
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Couldn't have gotten luckier; Tom is a great instructor and a great guy! He is flexible with timing and is a very understanding and helpful instructor. It's only been a few lessons but I look forward with the ones to come!

Heroic Fitness
1.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Kirk Huggins Rogers provides combat training courses. He is among the personal instructors who offer self defense classes. Check out his teaching expertise today.

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Check out R.T. Berry School if you have been wanting to take some self protection training. They are among the self defense schools in the area that offer martial arts to kids and teens of all ages.

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Jon Paquette conducts self defense courses, boot camps, and sports performance fitness programs for people of all ages. He helps you achieve your fitness goals through effective training programs.

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Learn different self defense techniques when you choose KTA Taekwondo. They provide affordable martial arts lessons for children and adults.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Choose this committed business if you want some of the most competent self defense classes. This includes Jiu Jitsu and women training, among others. Ask how much their self defense lessons cost.

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Grace and Diamond Enterprise offers reality based self defense training to your ability of protecting yourself. They will teach you about defensive tactics, personal protection and others.

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Do you need to take self defence classes? Check out Timothy O'Regan who offers personal defense training. This level four taekwondo instructor holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.

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Instructor Kelly provides women's self defense classes. This certified tai chi instructor does martial arts training, as well as modern army combative programs. She teaches gun and knife defenses too.

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Carolina Family Karate has instructors who are certified black belts with more than 40 years of training. They offer karate and self-defense lessons for all ages. They incorporate jujitsu grappling.

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Team Brown is a growing business. We work with class to help people with their needs. We work with self-defense for women.

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We are a Christian-owned-and-operated school of self defense including MMA. Ours is a family-friendly place where all can train together. We are a Lee Chuan Gung Fu and Jeet Kune Do certified training center. We also train in Kali and Grappling BJJ. I conduct seminars across the US.

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Our students come to The Martial Arts Training Institute to study martial arts for different reasons, and each comes to us with varying degrees of ability. While our Style is known around the world as one of the most powerful forms of martial arts with its dynamic kicking and hand techniques, students easily learn at their own pace and ability level so they reach their own personal goals.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Courtney Faison is a black belt holder who provides one of the best self defense classes to clients. She is among the martial arts instructors who also teach Wing Chun Kung Fu, Tae Kwondo and more.

  • 2 years in business
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I offer personal training to all fitness levels, self defense training to all ages and levels, and Tai Chi in group or private lessons.

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I am Jody Jay Watson. I offer fantasy artwork on t-shirts, ball caps, etc. I am the author of a poetry book, "Black Dragon Rapid Fire Warrior Secret Magical Book of Poetry". I also developed a new self-defense system, which I teach out of my home, and personally train people in self-defense. It is a great defense system for men and women. It is a new way to train with new forms, weight training, and new techniques I developed, such as the "hurricane strike", and the "rapid fire method", wherein you can throw 6 punches in one second. This system also teaches some pressure point striking, how to develop the killer instinct, and how to use it against bigger attackers and fear no one! It is a great new way for women to defend themselves along with men. The system is fast paced and explosive.

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Martial arts have experienced an explosion of popularity since the 70s, and with that has come a flood of dojos, doctrines, and schools of thought on the subject. There is also a wide spectrum concerning the application of martial arts, ranging from visual art to sports to practical self-defense and combat. It is hard to sift through all of the information sometimes, and easy to confuse one application to another. I seek to provide a clear and concise pathway to practical self-defense, relying on the philosophy and traditions that have made martial arts so successful for thousands of years.

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We teach all ages the art of Ryu Kyu tempo. This is a self defense class that works. We use pressure point on the body of the attacks.

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We have a Christ-centered martial arts program, and we begin classes with a prayer. On Tuesday evenings, we have a short time of devotions prior to beginning the class. We have classes on Monday and Tuesday evenings, from 6-7:30 on Mondays and 6:15 to 8:00 on Tuesdays. Our Saturday morning class meets from 10 to 11:30. We have some of the best Tang Soo Do training within 50 miles. Our school focuses on real-life self-defense training. We do not do the usual old, stale techniques that the instructor has no idea if they would ever work. The senior instructor has a background in law enforcement in PA and NC and private security as well. During the school year, we have a Grasshopper program; this is for kids ages age 4-7. The class meets every Tuesday, from 5:30 to 6:15. It has been one of our most popular classes. In our regular classes, the primary art is Tang Soo Do. We add some Kenpo, F.E.A.R.'s close -quarter combat, Sungja-do, and our unique brand of Sho Moo Do, which is a combination of Shotokan and Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do. Come by and observe a class, or take a free lesson.

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Coach Manny has over 20 years of Self Defense Martial Arts experience ,very affordable training , train in the arts that work ,coach Manny is a 2 striped black belt in the Integrated Warrior Arts and a Smash and Grab Brazilian Jiujitsu Brown belt Coach Manny is also CFA Academy head wrestling coach and assistant coach at MatMasters wrestling club you will train in weapons, disarms,empty hands , clinch , escrima,kenpo karate, jiujitsu,Kickboxing and wrestling we also offer Sport Performance coach Manny is USA Weightlifting certified

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Build your character and self confidence from this professional who offers self-defense classes. He uses a fun and loving way in his teaching programs for students to improve life skills.

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