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  • 18 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I specialize on weight loss, self-defense programs, personal enrichment seminars and depression alleviating tactics. Sometimes, I find that just a simple telephone conversation helps look forward to getting started.

Action Reality Martial Arts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Jon S.
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I met TJ as he was growing his New Jersey based training program. Prior to this, I had practiced Aikido (Kokikai) for several years and Kung Fu (North Dragon - Lung Jop Pai) for a couple of years. I had also been a fan of Bruce Lee since the 1970's, and the opportunity to talk to somebody about Jeet Kune Do instantly caught my attention. So many martial arts instructors are, to put it politely, hacks. The average store front "martial arts" studio seems to specialize in mediocre training geared primarily towards kids who will only be there a couple of years, and those who expect to be guaranteed a black belt in exchange for 3 years of lessons and a few thousand dollars;we refer to these as "McMartial Arts" studios. I had seen way too many of these, with "sensei's" claiming to be Grand Masters from distant exotic lands, so I have a tendency to view any self-proclaimed martial arts instructor with "open minded skepticism". While I've never been good enough to indulge in "dojo storming", I will politely wait to be impressed before assuming an instructor is good. TJ Miller blew that skepticism out of the water quickly -- and consistently. He's the real deal, in a very big way. Working out with TJ, I finally learned what Jeet Kune Do is really all about. You can start to glean it from Bruce Lee's writings if you're patient and persistent. But to really "get it", you have to "do it" with someone who's already there. My initial training with TJ was in small adult groups of 3 to 5 initially. His approach was excellent. We focused on basics to start, beginning simply with learning how to fall. As Alfred says to Bruce Wayne in Batman, "Why do we fall, sir? So we can learn to get up." We learned basic punches and kicks, as most people have no clue that a good punch is 80% body and 20% arm. We started stationary with heavy bags until we could actually fall, punch and kick effectively, though still very much beginners. Then we starting moving around, working with TJ and also pairing up with others, alternately holding practice mitts and pads for each other. Trying to throw a punch or kick at a moving target is a somewhat shocking revelation if you've never done it before, and a bit embarrassing when you first try. Now that we were moving, TJ started to really emphasize this, the various ranges that Jeet Kune Do focuses on - weapons, kicking, punching, close-in (knees, elbows, head), grappling and the idea of controlling distance, and controlling the encounter. This evolved into developing an understanding of keeping a distance until you're ready to engage, and knowing when to close and escalate. We worked with a single "attacker", and then with two and three attacker, learning once again how to control our position relative to them so we could selectively encounter one at a time, and use them against each other. As quickly as we digested his lessons, he started including more styles that are traditonally taught with JKD, such as Wing Chun, Kali/Escrima, Silat, Muai Thai, Savate, Dumog and Jujitsu. We spent quite a bit of time on trapping, and blending and transitioning from technique to technique, across styles. The emphasis was always on establishing our "tools" to the point where we could apply whatever was most effective in any given situation - much more important than rote forms. Of course, the ideal would be to practice enough so that the reaction and application of techniques would be instant, requiring no thought and conscious selection -- but that takes years to develop. At one point, I was training twice a week with TJ in the dojo, and had the luxury and privilege of having him come to my home once a week for private training. During these sessions, we focused primarily on the heavy bag - my form, speed, endurance, combinations - with TJ emphasizing the need for repetition and consistent effort. When the weather permitted, we'd work out on my driveway or in the backyard with the Kali sticks -- one of my favorite parts of practice. TJ's skills are, in a word, superb, both as a practitioner and a trainer. I've been incredibly impressed with his mastery of each of the styles from which he demonstrated and trained us in technique, and even more so in his ability to truly keep them as part of his "toolkit" from which to draw, instantly and seamlessly, as needed in a combat situation. I practiced with TJ for several years, as did my teenage son and daughter, and only stopped when he relocated out of state. I would start up again in a heartbeat if logistics permitted. Beyond being a world class Jeet Kune Do trainer, in both group and private settings, TJ is a philosopher perhaps in the tradition of the best practitioners like Bruce Lee and Morihei Ueshiba, something you learn gradually over years of practice with him. All in all, TJ is a unique and superb martial arts practitioner and trainer, and it's a rare privilege to learn from, practice with - and be able to call someone this special your friend.

Shaolin Kung Fu Institute
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Paul M.
Verified review

I've been studying with Sifu McCoy for about a year and have found several benefits already. I'm more focused at work, I'm physically stronger and in better shape, and I look forward to the days that I get to attend class and learn something new about the art, Chinese culture, philosophy, or the mechanics of the human body. The small class sizes at the Shaolin Kung Fu Institute have ensured me one on one time with Sifu McCoy and help me to work toward perfection of my techniques. Having a goal of learning as much as I can about this fascinating art motivates me every day. I highly recommend this school!

  • 28 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have verification of my knowledge on the premises at all times. I have fought in tournaments all over the country and have ranked "#1" Internationally. I have also been one of the only Kung Fu practitioners to put together and fight on "Team U.S.A.", also ranking #1! My school is a fighting school. I teach my students how to fight to protect themselves! We are highly respected for our fighting!

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I teach the Hung Gar style kung fu that was past down to me from my Master Rommie Revell. It involves forms, weapons, sparring, self-defense techniques conditioning and traditional weight training.

  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. Joseph D.
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Awesome teacher and trainer. Knowledgeable and very experienced. Personable, patient and ethical. I've been training with him in Kung Fu since 2000.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sean O.
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Very knowledgeable and patient

Warrior Wisdom Martial Arts
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Daniel S.
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Started training while walking with a cane in 2012, today I no longer walk with a cane. For health and training I couldn't even put a price on what I have learned so far. From a martial art perspective I have previously trained in GoJu Ryu and Taekwondo; both were good but left me empty searching for something else. This is that something else via the Martial Intelligence and Kung Fu life. I consider myself lucky to find a Sifu with as much skill and knowledge as Sifu Bryant Feld.

  • 23 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are the only traditional and authentic Chinese Kung fu school in the area!

  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Tien Sha Pai is a Northern Kung Fu style that provides the benefits of agility, correct body alignment, and strength. Learn the fundamentals of a traditional and powerful martial art and how you can use it to improve coordination, endurance, and flexibility. Through an intense but fun workout, you will learn 10 basic stretching exercises, kicks, punches, and stances. You will feel more energetic and gain confidence as you learn self-defense. Please wear sneakers and comfortable clothing, and bring water, a towel, and your enthusiasm.

Grant's Kung Fu Academy
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wardell H.
Verified review

Sifu Grant has the background,knowledge, and real world experience to impart practical self defense strategies and techniques to you and your family. My entire family attends Grant's Kung Fu Academy since June 2011. My six year old attends the kids class, my 12 year old attends the Juniors class, and my wife and I attend the adult class. Sifu has the patience and temperament to teach children appropriate martial arts techniques while instilling discipline and respect for parents, classmates and peers. In the adult class he focuses more on practical real world self defense techniques along with fitness and conditioning. This is NOT just some belt factory. His school has a friendly open atmosphere and he is very personable and open. We attended other martial arts schools in the area before and have found that Grant's is by far the best fit for us. I highly recommend the school and Sifu Grant personally.

Personal Training by Jim
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • New on Thumbtack
Steve A.
Verified review

Jim is awesome at encouraging me to work out hard. He believes in my ability to push that last rep or run that last mile so much that I start believing it too! Most of the time he’s right and I’m amazed at what I can accomplish. On those few occasions when we’re both wrong and I don’t finish my workout, he never makes me feel like a failure. He’s taught me something huge. Instead of saying “I can’t” say “not yet”! If you’re going to invest your time and money to hire a trainer, I highly recommend this guy. Also, if you’re interested in martial arts let him know. He’s got a lot of experience in MMA and Kung Fu and can incorporate that knowledge in your workout. He’s given me some valuable lessons that I now take wherever I go!

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Hello, my name is Sifu Cliff Kupper. I'm a 4th-generation kung fu master on the Ip Man Lineage. I have been a martial artist for the last 30+ years. I hold powerful internal and external classes, and I'm also available for a private training. I'm lucky to have many things about me and some of what I do online. Please look me up on Google or other search engines. contact me for Wing Chun Kung Fu

Norman Smith
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cierra K.
Verified review

I have been learning kung fu under Sigung at the Northern Shaolin Academy for about 9 years and it has been the most amazing experience. He is very wise in his teachings and extremely gifted. He strives for the best and he achieves so by never giving up. He is constantly wanting to learn more (on top of his already vast martial knowledge) and teach what he learns to others. His school has become a second home to me and my fellow sifus and students are family. Sigung is a fantastic master and furthermore, a great man. Recommend 100%

Mytaichi
5.0
from 1 review
  • 21 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Kenny L.
Verified review

Ever since I started practicing MyTaiChi, my health has significantly improved. I shed unnecessary weight off my body, does not catch a cold as often, waking up with vigor and energy instead of feeling tired, etc. Bottom line is that I have gained an awareness about myself that I just didn't know existed.

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