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Long Branch Self Defense Instructors

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SergeFX
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 65 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John B.
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Serge has been my trainer/self defense coach for three years. He's excellent. The workouts are intense and structured, and he is a skilled instructor. He's helped me stay in shape despite a demanding work schedule.

Boxfitstrong
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Jack W.
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Evis is a great trainer with a lot of knowledge about Kickboxing and martial arts in general He is very easygoing and has a laid back personality but don’t let that fool you:) He can really push you to the max As an intermediate level student I found his method to be interesting His aproach is very methodical and challenging which is what I was looking for As far as training intensity he can really get the best out of you with a very calm way I had so much fun on my first day and really enjoyed his teaching

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Annabelle fitness
5.0
from 26 reviews
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
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Antonio M.
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I give Anna 5⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ She guided me in living a better happier and healthier lifestyle through fitness! She didn't let me give up and thought me how to find my self motivation . She is really a catch! Thank you for the way u made me feel and look ! Hope u well !😀

  • 5 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Sara M.
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Andre explained some basic Krav Maga techniques and had us pair up to practice these moves. He was punctual, friendly and answered any questions that we had with extreme care and detail. It was an enjoyable experience that left us wanting to practice more. He also shared valuable information on NYC laws regarding self defense that were very good to know.

East Morris Karate Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 37 years in business
S. Walsh (Instructor) W.
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It all started with 3 words. I was first inspired to visit the East Morris Karate Academy years ago when I came across an old yellow-page ad describing the school that said: “Tradition / Society / Profession”. This short description was (and still is) unusual in a market that hypes MMA, cage fighting, barb-wire tattoos, “kiddie karate” and/or women’s self defense for weight loss programs. So I was curious… could this be the real deal? What I learned rather quickly was 1) That not all karate schools are the same; 2) that the East Morris Karate Academy taught karate in the traditional sense of the word… and; 3) that my life was about to change in a myriad of ways for the better. I got stronger, focused, more confident, and began finding successes both in, and out, of the dojo. Now, years later, I’ve seen this happen countless times in many of our adult and junior students. This stuff does work! Whether you are an adult looking to study martial arts, or a parent looking for a quality program for your child - you can’t go wrong with Mr. Musco & East Morris Karate Academy. They are everything that karate is supposed to be about.

The Self Defense Experts
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 26 years in business
Bob R.
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Master Kline Program are very knowledgeable and will work with all Styles of Martial Arts from a beginner to the most advanced levels. Easy to understand and put in every day self defense practice. This is stuff that works on the street ... I would Recommend his course or school without hesitation. I been in the Arts since 1976 and find he has a lot of knowledge and is will to depart it ... So Don't Miss out ... Sensei Bob Randall

Ed Costigan
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jim M.
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Ed is a great choice for anyone interested in learning self defense. Ed quickly responded to all of my emails. He tailors the lessons to what you want to learn. Ed is very friendly, punctual and motivated. He isn’t staring at his watch looking to be done with you. My lessons all have run long because Ed is such a motivated teacher. You can really tell that he loves what he’s doing. If you’re thinking of learning self defense or expanding on your self defense knowledge, drop Ed a line, he is a capable motivated teacher. He will respond quickly and his prices are extremely reasonable. Take one class and you will see what I mean.

Village Fitness Systems
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Brandon C.
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    There is not enough words in the world to describe how much this great man can help you. A few years ago I thought I was well equipped with my skills, but he showed me so much that I now know I knew so little. Mark can take you up and beyond your goals and is a great mentor and my go to man for advice. He is so wise and talented and I can't wait to train with him more in my future for the world of MMA. Not only is he knowledgable in MMA he is great for boxing, bjj, kickboxing, and muy Thai. I would recommend him to anyone who wants to be serious in the world of fighting, self defense, anyone who wants to be fit or anyone who needs a great friend or mentor to talk to. Mark goes beyond my description, you just have to try him!

    • 8 years in business
    Kate Z.
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    NOTHING beats the experience you'll have at Shunato Karate. As a kickboxing student, Sensei Kato has not only taught me the essentials of self defense, but in the process has also taught me confidence, determination, focus, patience, and the importance of a happy workout. I've dropped 6 pant sizes just having fun! Shunato isn't just a dojo, it's a family. You're not going to find anything else like it, so stop looking. Come join us!

    • 3 years in business
    Boo R.
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    I've been studying FMA under Guro Alex for about 8 months. He not only helped me reconnect with FMA, but because of his background in fitness, has also shown me exercises to complement the martial arts training. If you are looking for an effective self-defense class but require a physical fitness element to complement that training, then I highly suggest you seek Guro Alex.

    • 26 years in business
    Judi F.
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    I am becoming who I am because of my training. I am stronger, healthier and more self confident. Great instructors who believe in the students all the way. Five stars...

    Maria M.
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    As my kids were entering their later years of grammar school and preparing to enter the middle grade system, I wanted to make sure they were mentally, emotionally and physically prepared for anything and everything that came their way. I wanted to keep them in shape, protect themselves, build confidence and increase their flexibility and so I found it right here in my home town, Sifu Ivan's Ultimate Martial Arts Acadamy. We have been training here for the past 6 months and this is as good as it gets when it comes to mixed martial arts. You will have an amazing time, meet new friends and find new levels of energy. After attending for several months now, I have noticed a huge positive improvement in the areas of confidence, focus, listening, strength, self esteem, endurance and grades. They are so eager to attend that we quickly went from once a week to twice a week. They look forward to learning new skills and mastering them in order to advance to the next level. The academy also reinforces the values of respect, friendship and family. It is an incredible environment to not only learn martial arts but to also have fun in the process. Sifu Ivan is an incredible instructor not only does he teach the skill, but relates it with life experiences and applies it with example. What a phenomenal experience filled with positive energy!

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Jacqueline F.
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    The 8 year old who is bullied at school was very happy with his private lesson. He's already feeling more confident and has learned some self defense moves that are appropriate for his age, height, strength level, etc. John will be doing bi-weekly one on one self defense lessons for the next few weeks and then some. As a grandma, I'm very happy my grandon is learning how to protect himself, confidence, how to get out of bully situations, etc.

    • 7 years in business
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    Over 40 years of training Wonderful location Great Teachers People's face when they have learn to defense them self

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    We are life long Martial Arts family with decades of teaching civilian and Law Enforcement officers. M.A.C.S was founded in 1975 by Master Instructor and hall of famer Shihan Mac Sr. Helping individuals with self protection is my life long passion. I love to see others tap their full potential, meanwhile they are living a safe and healthy lifestyle.

    • 4 years in business
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    I am a female who understands self defense from a realistic point of view and can help you develop the repetitive skills you need to use this information if you ever have the need. I enjoy teaching when people learn, feel more confident, and see changes in themselves.

    • 5 years in business
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    I teach classical self defense not modern sports martial arts. This is not a fitness class and it's not Muy Ty or Kung Fu. If your looking for those please find someone teaching that. If you ARE interested in the real ancient battlefield techniques of the samurai and osoteric warriors of Warring States Period Japan, this is what you looking for. This art is a high quality self defense method that works regardless of the practitioners size, strength or age. This martial art WORKS at all levels! I love sharring Taijutsu because of the high respect I have for it and for its practicality in every aspect.

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    I do not know yet because I can't send any quotes to anyone seeing the faces of students as they more confident with themselves

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    Your mind is your best weapon. To fill your mind with the knowledge of the best integrated martial art and your first line of defense, is to protect yourself and your family. We offer Samurai Jujutsu-based lessons, integrated with Wing Chun, Mande Muda, Arnis, etc.

    • 26 years in business
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    Teaching Kyusho (Pressure Point Self Defense) all over the world sets me apart from others teaching self defense. My expertise lies in getting to the end result quickly and as efficiently as possible. + the subject matter is really interesting!! I love the interaction with the people I work with and seeing them progress to a point where they can easily protect themselves.

    • 3 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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