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  • 33 years in business
Rebecca S.
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Not only did I learn self-defense, but I studied Taoism and Buddhism - which changed my life forever. And truly answered the questions I always had about life and the journey we are on. The Tao is neither good nor bad it is the great facilitator. My life with Sifu Jai will never end and our connection will always be there. He deserves (if one can say that) numerous students and he should be shown the utmost of respect. My love for him knows no bounds, and your lives will be forever changed as well, just open yourselves up, as he will show you limitless answers to life's most daunting questions.

Sean T.
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I'm a lifelong martial artist. John Borter takes all the material I've learned over my 24 years in martial arts and combines it all in a fluid, comprehensive system based on concepts and principles rather than individual technique. If you wanna up your game in self defense or close quarters combat, this guy will teach you how to move so that techniques simply manifest themselves.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John H.
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Hands down best martial arts training center around. Great instructors and awesome fellow classmates. Like a big family! If your thinking about self defense courses Aplea Krav Maga is by far the place you want to attend

George A.
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I've been training Fang Shi Do for 1 1/2 years and it has become a way of life for me. In a short period of time I had lost 40lbs of body fat and learned some of the most brutal fighting techniques in self defense to date. Master Chief Instructor Tommy DiLallo and the Fang Shi Do fighting method have completely changed my life, I believe it will do the same for you.

Keira P.
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Since my son has started martial arts his self confidence and focus have increased so much! They encourage supporting each other and I have seen a difference in my son's over all mood. He's much happier!! Thank you for helping my son find something he loves while building his self esteem!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joan N.
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Robert Esposito responded to my inquiry about Capital Northeast Martial Arts promptly answering all my questions. Very reasonably priced for what my son is interested in. I just wish I lived near Albany so I could go there too.

The Chain of Defense
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  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Constance B.
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Great communication and follow up- will be out to the school Tuesday


We are the best in Berkshires for martial arts and self-defense instruction. We provide martial arts and self-defense instruction for men, women and children, currently as young as 3, and as old as 83!

  • 4 years in business

This company offers effective self defense techniques. They have affordable rates. Visit their Thumbtack page now for more information.


Pick Jerom to help you learn various fighting techniques. He provides professional fitness and exercise routines which include kickboxing and boxing, among others.


Choose Altamont Martial Arts if you are looking for a reliable self defense company. They teach effective self defense strategies that will save your life from muggers.


Gabrielle Rubin provides women's self defense classes designed to heighten awareness and preparedness for any attack. She provides tactical training on how to avoid the attack before it even begins.


This company offers one of the best self defense classes for students who wish to learn how to protect themselves in times of peril. They do intelligent self defense samurai and bodyguard lessons.


Guilderland Martial Arts has a reliable self defense school. They have a team of dedicated self defense instructors who are efficient in teaching self defense to people.


Learn how to protect yourself with the reliable self defense programs from this trained professional. This person is trained in teaching unarmed defense techniques.


I have over 17 years of law enforcement and para-military experience. No other self defense and firearms training courses offered to civilians, includes this experience and tactics.


Choose Dynamic fighting science for effective self defense. I offer practical, cutting-edge and applied urban combat and tactical street survival training. Men, women, boys and girls, is a neighborhood bully victimizing your kid? This training will give real skills to that, give confidence, and the ability to fight back, if necessary. I also teach anti-abduction and escape tactics. Are you worried about abduction? Special training and knowledge give you the skills to employ. I have competed and won titles in Golden Gloves boxing and pro kickboxing matches, no-holds-barred full-contact shoot matches, full-contact stick fighting bouts, and pro wrestling. I am trained in the Asian jungles of Indonesia pencak silat and Filipino stick and knife. I am a mas guru (master)-certified teacher. I was a NYC night club bouncer and bodyguard for 4 years. I have martial arts background in Shorin Ryu karate, judo, wing chun gung fu, tae kwon do, Brazillian jiu-jitsu, freestyle wrestling, Muay Thai, savate, eskrima, fencing, and submission wrestling. I trained NYC police, professional and amateur fighters, bouncers, bodyguards, models, and actors, and also choreographer for stage and film combat. Contact David Tanner for personal appointments. I am a martial arts fitness instructor. Private and in-your-home lessons are available.


I use the personal defense readiness "SPEAR" system. I teach what the bad guys want and what they do not want; then I teach you how to defend against them using your natural skills.


I teach martial arts and self defense. I teach men, women, and children. I have been teaching since 2004.


Ismaeel offers professional services such as mixed martial arts training and personal self defense training. He is one of the most trusted martial arts and fitness instructors based in New York.

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