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SergeFX
5.0
from 57 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Colten L.
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Outstanding trainer. Has a lot of knowledge and experiance in both weightlifting and self defense. Also has a great personality and is dedicated to make his clients both happy and satisfied to the fullest.

daryl
4.5
from 41 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Tasha M.
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Daryl is really a true professional with an abundance of knowledge of muscles and the body. He is very Punctual and pushes you to be your best self.

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
  • 41 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 !😀

East Morris Karate Academy
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 37 years in business
George K. (Instructor) K.
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My training at the East Morris Karate Academy (EMKA) forms one of the foundations of my life. I have been a member of the Dojo for 28 years and I have been an Instructor there since 1996. The time commitment alone shows how valuable I consider my membership at EMKA. One of the reasons I joined the Dojo (at age 12) was to learn Self-Defense (from bullies). What I got goes far beyond that (though I have learned many effective self-defense techniques). The training gave me the self-confidence to avoid bullying without any physical altercations. This is just one of the many skills I have incorporated into my life through training at the Dojo. I learned how the effort you put in pays off in the results, I leaned discipline, awareness, courage, integrity and courtesy. Upon becoming an Instructor, the training only expanded. My continued training as an Instructor has given me lessons in leadership, planning, marketing and of course teaching. One of the unique things about this Dojo is how focused the training of instructors is on effective teaching techniques. I use things I’ve learned at EMKA everyday. I value the camaraderie between the students and my fellow instructors. I thank my Teacher Mr. Musco for his efforts at developing such an extraordinary place.

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

  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
KRISTINA C.
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Terrific, articulate coach for practical self-defense techniques for my 16-year old daughter to understand, practice and excel at also for a good cardio workout. He's super nice and very knowledgeable about different techniques and what works best for her.

Ed Costigan
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Arthur C.
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I have known Ed Costigan for 40 years. We have worked together on a number of self defense projects while working with Target Consultants. He is one of the most professional people I have worked with over the years. Plus, he knows his stuff. We team taught together at a number of law enforcement conferences. I can highly recommend him without reservation. Professor Arthur Cohen B.A., M.A. Center for School and Personal Safety Research

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.

Burrell Fitness
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Marie-Luisa C.
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    I have been training with Scott for nearly a year now, my goals were to lose weight but mainly tone up, gain muscles and improve my shape. I also wanted to learn boxing and gain more self confidence and energy for my every day life. I especially need somebody who motivates me and I need to see results. Working with Scott I have achieved my goals, I look and feel a lot better and it is so much fun that I don't need any extra motivation to go to training! I was particularly impressed by Scott's enthusiastic personality, people skills and knowledge of his field. I have enjoyed training with Scott and he incorporated boxing into our training in a fun way and exactly at the amount I was looking for. He is very flexible and has adjusted the training to my wishes but he knows what I need and pushes me beyond what I thought I am capable of. I would highly recommend Training with Scott, he is a well experienced, knowledgable, motivated and fun trainer to work with.

    • 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!

    Tabor Tactical LLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Donna G.
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    We hired Ray to give my 2 nieces lessons in self defense as they are going away to college. They loved him! They had such a great experience. Thank you so much!!

    • 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!!!

      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!

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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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      • 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!

      • 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!

      • 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!!

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