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Ridgewood Self Defense Instructors

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SergeFX
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lilly H.
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Serge is by far one of the best trainers I’ve ever trained with. He is extremely professional with all his appts and respects his client’s time. He has a great work ethic and takes training seriously, but at the same time knows how to make a hardcore workout so much fun. Serge will work with you on all aspects of fitness and self defense. He will increase your levels of fitness and can train you to defend yourself in all situations. I highly recommend Serge, you will not be disappointed!

Boxfitstrong
4.9
from 31 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 23 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
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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 !😀

WellThrive Elite
4.3
from 13 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joe C.
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I talked with many coaches, therapists, and trainers. Aaron and WellThrive Elite are the best. Aaron helped me so much. He knows a lot about many things and helped me in many areas of my life. He really listens but also gives good practical coaching. WellThrive Elite helped me with fitness and coaching to lose weight, tone up, manage stress, and look better for dating and self confidence. So many types of fitness that I was never bored. He also coached me to figure out who is the right person for me to date and which career I would like. Such in depth information of different careers. What a life saver. Best personal trainer and best life coach for so many things. Thumbtack seems like a good site. But more than one coach told me that Thumbtack charges the coach a high fee when the customer messages the coach. I would just call him. I highly recommend. Here is his number: 646-535-4384. He talked to me for over an hour without charging me. He talks a lot, but all good information and definitely worth it!

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.

Fit Kris
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike R.
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Kris has been training me in boxing technique for a year now and i notice a huge increase in my skill level, endurance, health, and self confidence. Kris is a great mentor, setting the tone for a positive and safe learning environment. He pays attention to form and detail and pushes me hard enough where i remain interested and feel successful.

  • 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.

Gleason's Jersey Shore
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Reyna D.
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    Jackie is awesome. She teaches the best techniques and has helped correct my form. She cares about everyone that walks into her gym and into her life. She cares that I get it right instead of just making money. I wish I could train more often with her because I know I would be in excellent condition and a supreme fighter. Or at the very least supreme in self defense if God forbid I should ever need it. When I think of great teachers Jackie is my top 3. Probably #1. I just wish she was closer to my area. Or I closer to hers. If your close to her gym. GO!!! you will fall in love with her spirit and commitment to training. You will will find a new home too. OK I really need to move. I would literally move closer just so I can go train with her on a regular basis. I don't drive so its not easy for me to get to her. But if you can... GO!!!

    • 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.

    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!

    About

    I am teaching self-defense and fitness based on Taekowndo, Jeet Kune Do, Arnis, boxing, and kickboxing. The student gets practical skills and sparring safely.

    • 3 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
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    • 6 years in business
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    I provide custom self defense and fitness training.I focus on designing a program especially for you, giving you a high level of proficiency as in a short amount of time. I specialize in Krav Maga, Boxing, Kick Boxing and Hybrid Fitness training!

    • 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!!

    • 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!

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    I teach jiu jitsu, MMA, kickboxing, tai chi, cross fit and weapons arnis sticks/knife, and self-defense.

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    We are reaching jujitsu to children ages four and up as well as adults. It's great for self-confidence, self-esteem and dealing with bully prevention.

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    JKD NYC is an MMA gym in NYC, dedicated to promoting Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do for mixed martial arts, self-defense and pro fitness. We offer beginner- to advanced-level training in our MMA classes, self-defense classes, women's self-defense, and personal training in New York City. JKD NYC offers the only self-defense classes in NYC, based on the hand-to-hand combat program for our Navy Seals (Seal Team 6). Our MMA classes and training are based on Bruce Lee's JKD. Recently, JKD NYC was voted Top 5 MMA Gym in New York City by CBS News. We have a unique personal training approach to our classes and private sessions to get you in fighting shape. Our classes are a practical and fun approach to training for men, women and teenagers, ages 16 and up. We are an NY martial artist.

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    Private, personal self-defense, and martial arts lessons with a sensei who has been teaching students self-defense for over 30 years. I have a black belt in four separate martial arts and styles. I am dedicated and committed to both the martial arts and the student's learning and self-confidence. The martial arts began centuries ago with the teacher and student trusting and learning together in a unique and private setting. The student was able to not only learn self-defense, confidence, and protection skills, but they were also able to learn and grow as an individual and as a person. The element of trust became easier for the student as they were able to confide and learn in this sacred and private setting. There are no other students to distract you from learning, no lines, no substitute teachers, no being stuck in the back of the class or the back of the room. All questions were asked and all questions were relevant. The student was always the priority and the focus of the class and session. Always more time for learning and confidence building. That's the tradition where I came from and what I believe in. No uniform is required, no long term contract, and no hidden fee. The only request from me, Sensei Dennis, is for serious students only who keep their word, who come to class on time, who are respectful to the martial arts and the sensei, and who are willing to trust and learn. Any student who is willing to learn comes into the room leaving their ego at the door. With that agreement in mind, then that's our contract. Private classes are 90 minutes long and can be requested for any day of the week at any time provided that the time is not already scheduled. Semi-private and small group classes can be requested and done upon request. Classes can be in the day, afternoon, evening or late hours. Classes are for men, women, children, and couples. No age is too old or too young. Everyone is welcomed. Remember that personal safety and protection skills never goes out of style. Wherever you live or wherever you move to, your protection skills and advantage goes with you. I hope to have the privilege of meeting and teaching you in the future. Thank you. ~ Sensei Dennis.

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    • 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.

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