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SergeFit
5.0
from 41 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Anthony J.
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great workout. I’ve been doing martial arts for 15 years, and looking for someone who can il my game. Serge fits the bill - I learnt a bunch of new techniques, improved some others and left exhausted. it was great!

daryl
4.4
from 39 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 115 hires on Thumbtack
Christina G.
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I met Daryl through a mutual friend at a holiday party. Over two years of personal training later, I can confidently say it was one of my best decisions. My life is hectic and I’ve never had time for the gym. Attending sessions with Daryl made me make time for myself and motivated me to have a healthier life style. While I was never over weight, I was out of shape! Daryl structures our training sessions around my personal needs. He also offers advice on meals and nutrition. He is upbeat and excited at each of our sessions and keeps things fresh. I never do the same workout twice. He is able to combine strength training, cardio, boxing, and circuit training into my sessions. Overall, he makes a difference in the lives of the people he trains because he truly cares and loves what he does. Take a chance with Daryl, you won’t be sorry!

The Self Defense Experts
4.8
from 10 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Chris C.
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It is my great pleasure to study and work with Master Mark Kline. If you are interested in learning the martial arts and understanding how and why they work I highly recommend Master Kline's PinPoint Method and his Kyusho Institute.

Cross Compound Conditioning
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Pauline L.
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I worked with Curtis 2-3x a week for about a year and I was in the best shape. He tailored the workouts to my level and needs and helped me get stronger. He is extremely knowledgeable about the body, muscles and fitness in general. What I loved about working with Curtis is he's very personable. He encourages, supports and motivates - he's genuinely interested in your goals and works with you to obtain them. I saw him frequently but the workouts always varied - he's always coming up with different exercises - this is a good example of keeping it fun for the client AND shows his commitment to learning more about training for his own professional development. I looked forward to the workouts that were challenging and intense. I definitely recommend working with Curtis!

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
Benedictus P.
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I have been training with the school for 10 years now. The training I received proved practical and devastatingly effective when I deployed to Iraq in 2003 and 2009. I devote time and effort to learn techniques of the art, make adjustments from feedback from my instructors and further refine my form. In real world situation where there are no rules, no referee, no weight classes,and no protective gear, the training I received prepared me with a set of skills to defend myself effectively. Sifu McCoy displays his kung fu skills, both physically and mentally, to the highest degree of refinement, a reflection of his over 4 decades of training under (grand)masters. He passes on his knowledge through a well-trained staff with lots of personal attention, and a fully equipped training hall. Highly recommended!!!

Synergy Martial Arts
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kate F.
Verified review

The owners are supper friendly and treat everyone like family. The self defense instructor is great, and doesn't take himself to seriously. A fantastic class and I look forward to going every week.

Sensei Sanchez
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Katie D.
Verified review

Sensei Sanchez always puts 150% when teaching. You can truly see the passion from his work. He continues to learn from different disciplines, which is rare in a Martial Arts instructor. As I have also registered my family members with me, I highly recommend him.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terell W.
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Great instructor, with great detailed instruction with a high emphasis of safety. Perfect place for adults to lose weight, tone up and get in of the best shape of their lives. Also, perfect environment for children to learn self-discipline, build their confidence and learn self defense.

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I teach martial arts, self-defense and fitness. If you need to get in shape or want to learn self-defense and whether it's against a weapon or no weapon, I can show you how to be confident in yourself to handle any situation.

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We offer: - Martial arts - Taekwondo - Karate - Little ninja program for younger kids We provide a place for fun, discipline, strength, cardio, coordination, focus, and better character. We have a family-oriented, fun environment, with a great instructor. Our kids succeed in school and home.

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Located in Bloomfield, New Jersey, the Bujinkan Keiko Dojo is an authentic martial arts training facility which is dedicated to the preservation of the classical Japanese martial art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. The opportunities available to people of all ages and abilities at the Keiko Dojo are endless. The dojo continues to serve not only individuals and families, but private and public schools, police departments, community groups and businesses as well. Please take your time and enjoy our informative website. If you have questions about membership, or if wish to join, kindly contact us.

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Corsello's Kenpo Karate is committed to preserving the art of Ed Parker's American Kenpo, and we also teach modern Arnis Jujitsu. We are now located in Lansdale, Pennsylvania in Hatfield Township on Walnut Street. Take the North Broad Street to Montgomery Street (across from the Avis/Budget Rental Cars, and where The Hearth Bakery is) and then turn right into our parking lot. Previously, we were situated in North Wales, Pennsylvania for more than 10 years. The new space has 3 training areas, 2 restrooms, 2 changing rooms, a parent's area (still under construction), and a free parking lot. Michael C. Corsello has operated and owned Corsello's Kenpo Karate from its beginning in April of 2001, and you can learn more about him under the instructor section. We have family, police, and military discounts available and various program alternatives available. Stop by or call today, so we can answer any questions you may have! We also offer karate birthday parties! We offer every new student a two-week free trial of unlimited kenpo lessons! There are no commitments during your free two weeks, and no appointment is necessary. Just be at least 5 minutes early, wear comfortable clothing, and we'll start you on your martial arts journey! The classes available for beginners are: * Ages 4 to 7: - Monday and Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. - Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. (held from 10:00 a.m to 10:45 a.m. June to August) * Ages 8 to 13 - Monday and Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. * Ages 14 and up - Monday and Thursday: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Just some of the reasons you must try Corsello's Kenpo Karate are: - To make some new friends and be in a social atmosphere - Improve your self-esteem/self-confidence/self-assurance - Engage in a enjoyable form of exercise - To gain a sense of achievement - To learn personal protection skills - Improve coordination - Develop better posture - Help control anger - Develop focus skills - Improve your over quality of life - To relieve stress

  • 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).

  • 8 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I take pride in educating people in the various disciplines of the Martial Arts and Boxing.

  • New on Thumbtack
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We teach a large variety of martial arts, which includes Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, boxing, wrestling, and MMA. We have programs for all ages starting at 6 years old. As a student you can train all day, every day and take all classes we offer from 12 p.m. to 9 a.m., Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. We also have a fully equipped gym that you have access to anytime our facility is open. We have state-of-the-art facilities featuring a full-sized octagon cage and boxing ring. Come and let our highly trained instructors help you attain your individual fitness goals, all while having fun in a safe, clean environment.

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We offer martial arts training for adults and kids. Give us your undisciplined and unappreciative and we will send you back a leader. Join our I Love Kickboxing program and lose up to 800 calories per hour. We are an established martial arts school in Forest Hills, Queens, and we welcome students of all ages, starting from 3 years old.

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I am an independent instructor. I am training clients in a variety of interests. I have been a teacher and fitness coach for over 20 years.

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Amerikick™ Martial Arts offers a wide range of programs including tigers (for children ages 3 and 4), dragons (for children ages 5 and 6) and kids (ages 7-12) and even adults mixed martial arts (MMA). All Amerikick™ programs are designed specifically for each age level to help students in various levels of martial arts ability reach their full potential. Our highly trained and professional teaching staff lead inspiring and motivational classes. Husband and wife team Grandmaster Dennis Tosten and Sharon Tosten founded Amerikick™ in 1967. In the last 40 years, Grandmaster Tosten has trained with the masters of martial arts Dr. Muang Gyi, Ed Parker, Joe Lewis, and Remy Presas. This has given Grandmaster Dennis Tosten the knowledge to develop skills to create the Amerikick™ karate system. The system includes curricula that are based on a variety of traditional martial arts such as Taekwondo, Bando, Shotokan, Kenpo, Wushu, Jiu-Jitsu, modern boxing, kickboxing, Filipino Arnis, and sport karate. AmeriKick Martial Arts is located in Staten Island, N.Y. All our programs start with a $20 evaluation course. We evaluate each participant before starting with the programs to ensure that he or she likes the program and is physically ready for it. The evaluation course includes a private lesson and a group class. We want to make sure that the participants are comfortable before enrolling. To book an appointment, please call or click here to register online!

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We teach Filipino martial arts, stick fighting, karate, knife fighting, tae kwon do and self-defense. It's a complete art for self-defense.

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I teach a system not a style. I have 29 years of study and am certified by my Master Alan Lee as a third degree and an instructor.

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