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High Five Fitness
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Clarissa C.
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Thank you, Jess, for this opportunity to be trained by you. I really see results especially in my abdomen and my thighs. The military Kung Fu drills has rid me of lower back pain. I'm happy I met you. You're the best!!!

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
Danny R.
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I am currently attending Sifu McCoy's Shaolin Kung fu institute. I must say I really enjoy his teachings. He knows anatomy like the back of his hand and will be able to tell you what exactly is going on with your body as you are performing the movements. The classes are usually small which makes time for one on one teaching. If anyone is looking to take Kung Fu, I would strongly advise checking out this Institute.

City Wing Tsun
3.0
from 2 reviews
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Margaret D.
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I'm a student at his school City Wing Tsun, and I couldn't be happier with the classes he teaches and the staff he employs. I feel stronger, more agile, and much more confident since I started training. Highly recommended to anyone who loves kung fu, wants to learn self defense, and/or loves asking questions about how martial arts work.

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My training is based on physical exercise created by the ancient monks who based the training on developing an individual's personal best. We train our movements so that they become balanced and natural to the student. The student will gain self-defense skills while concentrating on inner chi and proper movements. I believe anyone who wishes to learn can learn, and it is my job to coach the students to their personal success. I am Sifu Paula Wong, 8th Degree Black Belt.

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Moy Tung Kung Fu offers training in the Ving Tsun (wing chun) system of close range self-defense. The system is based on the simplest economic movements to acquire the maximum result. The best way to learn more about Ving Tsun is to check it out, so we suggest beginners to arrange an introductory lesson to learn more about Ving Tsun training.

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We teach martial arts to children and adults, as well as general self-defense for men and women of all ages. Cardio intensive privates is available for anyone looking for a combination of fitness and fighting techniques. People love our smaller volume classes, with more attention given to our students.

  • 8 years in business
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We have a passion and a commitment to Kung Fu. Our years of practice has given us insight into the true power of our techniques. We think we go much deeper than many schools in understanding how martial arts really works—and that includes how to avoid and handle conflict.

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I teach Shaolin Kung Fu and Yang-style Tai Chi. My teachers include Grandmaster Hsu Fun Yuen, 34th generation Shaolin Monk "Shi Yan Ming" Jerry Poteet (original student of Bruce Lee), and Sifu Pai Ying Lung of the Pai Lum or White Dragon Kung Fu. In 1996, I started a Tai Chi for seniors' program and taught over 2,000 students during the duration of the program. I have been featured in "Inside Kung Fu" Magazine twice. I have over 27 years in the arts.

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Hi. My name is Nazir, and I'm a traditional karate teacher with a modern scientific approach to instruction. My business is great simply because I'm a young guy with an old-school spirit. My classes are fun, functional, practical and physically challenging.

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YoFu is a fun, empowering, calorie-burning way to improve your flexibility, coordination, balance, lean muscle mass, and, of course, bad ass martial arts skills while getting your Zen on the whole while. You will feel relax, energize, and powerful. You will uncover your inner super hero. Oh, and did I mention it's fun? Services are for adults and kids!

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Fuze Fitness Studio LLC is proud to offer eagle claw kung fu instruction with master Pedro Goncalves, one of six masters of this kung fu system in the world. The eagle claw system is one of the oldest, complex, and most complete surviving northern shaolin styles. The techniques of the eagle claw system are inspired by the movements of the eagle - powerful claws, quick eyes, fluid movements, and lightning fast techniques. Some of the benefits of eagle claw kung fu: - Strength Training - Increased Flexibility - Discipline - Building Endurance - Self Confidence - Memory Improvement - Self Defense Come train with us, and discover your inner warrior.

  • 37 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We provide traditional Chinese martial arts training for children ages five and up and adults. Classes offered include Shao Lin Chuan, Tai Chi Chuan, and weapons for self-defense, exercise, self-confidence and coordination of mind and body (self-control).

  • 4 years in business
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No one else does what we do--Long Jop Pai (Northern Dragon) Kung fu is unique to Flemington, NJ. Kung fu itself is unlike any other martial art; where other arts are linear and hard, requiring the breaking of boards or bricks, kung fu is circular and soft, relying less on maximum power and force, and more on utilizing the opponent's force against them. Northern Dragon style Kung fu is an internal art that develops and utilizes Qi, or internal energy.

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We provide aikido classes in the tradition of Morihiro Saito Sensei for adults, teenagers, kids and children with special needs. Other programs include women's self defense, mindful weight loss. We have other instructors for Shaolin kung fu, tai chi, meditation and yoga.

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Learn the traditional Chinese martial arts. Learn how to heal your body with chi gong, tai chi, hsing yi, Pa Kua and Shaolin kung fu. We provide group or private classes.

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We teach authentic southern shaolin five animal kung fu. Our style, hung ga, is famous for its strong techniques and self defense. We also teach chi kung, sport fighting, and lion dance.

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Professional, experienced, quality

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We offer wing chun kung fu program for actors and actresses who need to learn for stage and film. We offer private and semi-private classes.

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More than just a workout, kung fu instruction at Bo Law is a balanced system of mental and physical enhancement. By bridging the gap between traditional Chinese values and modern-day life, Bo Law Kung Fu instills wisdom in its students, creating happy, healthier warriors in mind, body, and spirit.

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We train in traditional Pak Mei (white eyebrow) kung fu, including hand sets, classical Chinese weaponry, iron body, hei gong, applications and contact sparring. Master Kwong Man Fong is one of the very few 5th generation inheritors of the system, and has been teaching in NYC since 1974. Classes are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Visit our website, or email us for more information.

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