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  • 10 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
  • Durham, NC 27701

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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!

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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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.

  • 10 years in business
  • Raleigh, NC 27612

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I am a certified personal trainer by (IFTA). I feel and understand the struggles of self-consciuosiness we feel about our bodies. I have felt the pressure society has placed on us to be a size 1 and having a female body trying to balance health, fitness and the female image. I know what it feels like to want to find the body that I love, the body I am happy to have, comfortable in 24/7 that looks like me, that fits me not societies veiw of what I should look like. If you are looking for a certified instructor who truly knows the body to provide support, direction, understanding combined in a fun, exciting and motivating environment. Come see me! Pre/post natal exercise Diabetics MS and Arthritis Figure Competition Prep Foam Rolling Stretching and Flexibilty Injury prevention Endurance and speed training Sports specific training I am also a nurse assistant that has worked with patients to improve stabilty, balance and mobility to stay strong and keep their independence for 2 years...7480 hrs and counting. Come join me now for the fun!

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Raleigh, NC 27616

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Mr. Early takes the time to focus on each client's goals in order to ensure a successful outcome. He strategically plans your workout routine & though he's tough at times I really have come to appreciate his hard work which in turn gave me excellent results.

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Apex, NC

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.

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

Dave S.

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Great school with something to offer individuals of any level. The Kajukenbo Tum Pai discipline has something for everyone, from internal development to self-defense. Furthermore, Sifu Bob is an excellent instructor that has the rare ability to connect with any student and motivate them through positive and effective teaching. If you are looking for a place to begin your martial arts journey or a place to continue it, 4 Winds is the place for you.

  • 6 years in business
  • Durham, NC

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.

Joe V.

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I signed up for a 1 hour class and was recommended by Stewart to take an additional hour and I am very glad I did. If there was a 3rd hour for that day I would have done that as well. This guy is a world of knowledge in all aspects of Tactical Survival Training. Stewart really makes sure you understand what he is training and why. This class was way above and beyond what i expected. Stewart took his time with me and gave exceptional training on the weapon I purchased. I cant say enough about how impressed I was with his knowledge and training this man provided in a two hour window.. I look forward to additional training including the concealed carry class he offers once a month. This was my first weapon and first time shooting. I left feeling very confident about the proper handling of the weapon and respect that comes with it..... Stewart I cant thank you enough on how comfortable you made me feel Saturday. I will defiantly keep in touch for some future training. Thank You Again Joe Vito

Amanda W.

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The training we received from our instructor, Stewart, was exceptional. Other people I know have taken similar courses at other businesses and described them as boring or a joke. I couldn't have been more impressed with our class. The CCH course was on point and he had a lot of information to share above and beyond what the state requires. His goal is to equip class participants for situations they may encounter and make sure they are prepared to handle those. I appreciate that he catered to everyone will all different levels of experience and is welcoming of questions. Very approachable! While not my hobby, I very much enjoyed this course and highly recommend it to any one considering.

  • 24 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Raleigh, NC

Dan M.

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Great for men, women and children. Ms. Peck is a superb instructor. My boys started 8 years ago and are now 2nd degree black belts. They are confident, young men and good students in school. They are not afraid to succeed or fail. This program is not a black belt factory where you get the next belt just because you've been in a certain amount of time. You earn your belt in this program and learn great self defense in the process.

Cindy S.

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I was a student of Ms. Peck for over 5 years. I joined at age 40 when my teenage boys showed an interest in TaeKwondo. Together we made great friends, gained physical skills, and broke boards together. Ms. Peck and the other wonderful instructors pushed and encouraged each of us to new levels. Thank you, Ms. Peck for the unforgettable experience! Fondly, Cindy, Senior 2nd Degree Black Belt

Vanessa W.

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I was so impressed with Julee Peck for altering her schedule, to offer a personal self defense class for me and my daughter (visiting college student). We learned several valuable techniques and our overall awareness skills have improved! I am definitely exploring options that will allow us to continue our learning/training.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Cary, NC

Caitlin J.

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I started going to Jayd for personal training once a week about a month ago. I had previously been going to Title and doing power hour multiple times a week plus eating well for many months. Since starting with Jayd I can see MUCH more differences in my body. Working with her has pushed whatever barrier was keeping me from the results I wanted. Checking in on Trainerize makes me feel accountable for what I'm eating and how much I'm working outside of our sessions because I know she can see. I'm just starting to play with other features in the app but I like that she uses something that keeps track so I don't have to! I definitely recommend her if you're ready to add that extra component to your routine or if you're just getting started and need the motivation!!

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.

Matt B.

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Jayd is a fantastic teacher! Her music accompanying the workout is spot-on, and she's always enthusiastic and energetic. Her style is good for novices and experts alike.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Raleigh, NC

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!

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!

Brandon P.

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Ken is a great instructor. I've been learning from him for about a month and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to seriously defend themselves or their family in a tight situation.

  • 22 years in business
  • Raleigh, NC 27615

Patty H.

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Honey has a truly impressive command of the physical, mental, and spiritual paths to self-development. As her student, I have learned more than I could have hoped to about not just the physical aspects of the martial arts, but also the historical and philosophical underpinnings of such practice. I feel very fortunate to have found such a knowledgeable teacher, and highly recommend her.

  • Graham, NC

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.

  • 5 years in business
  • Morrisville, NC

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.

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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.

  • Wake Forest, NC

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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.

  • Raleigh, NC 27612

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I teach authentic martial arts from China, Philippines, and Brazil. I help build strength, learn self-defense, lose weight, and gain confidence! Lobo has over 20 years of experience and currently teaches group classes and private lessons in the triangle!

  • Clayton, NC 27527

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I do in-your-home MMA based personal training. I bring all gym equipment to you. I provide fat loss and muscle toning, while also incorporating basic self-defense techniques.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Wake Forest, NC 27587

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I am a personal trainer and group strength coach. I develop and implement a fit and healthy lifestyle program for a variety of personal training and group class participants utilizing the 10 principles of fitness; as well as create a positive and encouraging environment in which clients can train in order to maximize results and goal achievement. The ff. are what I offer: 1. Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance – The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen. 2. Stamina – The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy. 3. Strength – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force. 4. Flexibility – The ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint. 5. Power – The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time. 6. Speed – The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement. 7. Coordination – The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement. 8. Agility – The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another. 9. Balance – The ability to control the placement of the bodies center of gravity in relation to its support base 10. Accuracy – The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity. Current clients include first time exercisers, pregnant moms, breast cancer survivors, professional athletes, Thai boxers and Mixed Martial Artists. I am a Thai boxing coach. I develop and implement a program for fighters emphasizing the offensive/defensive/ and conditioning skills needed to be successful in the ring. Create a synergistic team training environment in order to enhance and elevate the skills of each fighter I am a self-defense instructor. I educate clients on the skills and awareness needed for everyday self-defense. Addressing both the mental and physical aspects of self-defense by providing daily drills to sharpen these new skill sets.

  • 19 years in business
  • Durham, NC 27701

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This is a dojo where you can learn the basic of five arts aka MMA. We have a huge kids' program and personal training in kickboxing, boxing, judo, jiu jitsu, grappling, yoga, Zumba, taekwando, and women's self-defense.

  • Raleigh, NC 27604

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I teach concealed carry handgun, NRA pistol, rifle and personal protection in the home, as well as unarmed self-defense. I stress avoidance of conflicts based on my knowledge of criminal behavior and body language, and how to maximize your body to defend against attacks.

  • Pittsboro, NC

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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.

  • Morrisville, NC 27560

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Beginning of a Joyful Life We offer: * Taekwondo * Women's Self Defense * Kick Boxing JL Taekwondo is Morrisville and Cary's premier academy for learning taekwondo. Taekwondo continues to be the fast growing and one of the most recognized martial arts in the world! Master Jung, a 6th-degree black belt, will teach all areas of this exciting martial arts! From those seeking basic fitness to those wanting to train in weapons, we have something for everyone. You can start your "little dragon" at any age, or come out for the adult classes yourself.

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Our services include: * Power lifting * Weight training * Small and large group fitness classes * Personal training * MMA basics * Kickboxing * Grappling * Self-defense * Circuit training * Cross training and much more I have tested myself through competing as well a logging years of helping others achieve results!

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Durham, NC 27707

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We teach mixed martial arts and self-defense. Our main style is the kung fu branch of Kajukenbo, called Wun Hop Kuen Do. We also have dedicated wrestling, judo, and BJJ instruction, as well as professional fighters to teach MMA. We focus on practical self-defense, suited for both the street and the cage. Our hourly rate listed reflects private lessons which is $20-$30 an hour, and our tuition, which is $80 for unlimited classes.

  • 9 years in business
  • Clayton, NC

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Clayton Muay Thai Kickboxing, often referred to as Mui Tai Kick Boxing is a combat sport from Thailand that combines Punching, Kickboxing, Knee and Elbow strikes along with various clinching techniques. A descendent from Muay Boran, Muay Thai Kickboxing is Thailand's national sport. Muay Thai is considered to be the most effective and common form of 'stand-up' combat by Mixed Martial Arts professionals and is a pre-requisite for UFC or MMA competitors. Fortunately, you don't need to go to Thailand, these classes are available right here in Clayton, North Carolina! If the thought of unstoppable grappling & submission techniques gets your heart thumpin'... you'll fit right in with our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu family. Come check out our classes for yourself full of everyone from total noobs to people who have been at it for years. But if you are brand new, no worries. We run a supportive ship here, and everyone is all about helping each other succeed. We're all about learning the most awesome martial art on the planet, while getting lean & in awesome shape, fast.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Durham, NC

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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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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 offer a variety of martial arts services like martial arts in an integrated system. The combined styles of martial arts, contemporary and traditional, hard, soft, and hard/soft styles offer a blend that is both unique, versatile and effective. We teach American Tae Kwan Do Moo Duk Kwan, Hapkido, Ho Kuk Mu Sul, Tae Guk Kwan Tae Chi Chuan (Yang). We offer parent/child classes(2-5), Little Tigers (3-6), Young Dragons(6-12) and Teen/Adult (13-up). We also offer after school programs, summer camps, winter camp, seminars, demonstrations, fitness classes and private lessons are also available. We have over 30 years experience.

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Cary, NC

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Will Travel to Libya soon for work. And will move family to Spain and commute from Spain to Libya for work. I carry a gun most of the time even when here. I will probably be able to carry a gun in Spain but still working on permit for gun in Libya. I would like some defense training even if i get gun permit.
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Raleigh, NC

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Assault prevention (basic self defense), Other (fighting back and hurting someone)
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Clayton, NC

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ages 15,13, and 10. I want a class on protecting themselves from possible kidnapping or harm.
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