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4 Winds Martial Arts
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Michael M.
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I began my martial arts training in 2001 with Sifu Bob after training in boxing for the previous 6 years and earned my first degree from him before his move down to the Phoenix, AZ area. I still attend any and every training session that I can when he comes to visit the area.It's always an amazing learning experience and I come away with so much more than I can ever document - which is why I am ALWAYS looking forward to his return visits. His forms having amazing flow and precision. His self defense techniques are effortless - as they should be with our system and he is able to articulate this in such a manner that I can wrap my mind around it (I'm of Irish heritage - that's no easy task!). I would whole heatedly recommend taking the opportunity to learn from Sifu Bob - it will be an amazing experience. Mr Mike McCafferty 3rd Degree Black Belt Instructor at East West Martial Arts

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Craig D.
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Stewart is both knowledgeable and patient. His instruction is tailored to your needs and skill level. Triangle Self Defense is a top notch facility.

  • 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
Don S.
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Ken is a qualified instructor with vast knowledge on the subject of self-defense. I have been around a lot of instructors over my tenure; Ken is definitely at the top of the list. I would recommend anyone who wants to gain practical and tactical skills to work with Ken. He is the definition of a true professional!

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.

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

    • 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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    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.

    • 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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    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.

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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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    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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    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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