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  • Best of '16

    Capital Northeast Martial Arts

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    We are one of Guilderland's oldest martial arts schools on Western Avenue, 1/4-mile west of Crossgates Mall. Our primary focus is the development of your children, both physically and mentally. We will help them with their confidence, focus, and determination. We do this through Hall of Fame coach John Wooden's Pyramid of Success.

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  • The Modern Self-Defense Academy

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    The Modern Self-Defense Academy is an eclectic and innovative self-defense training center. Teaching an effective mix of various self-defense systems and styles and martial arts (including Small Circle Jujitsu, concepts from Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, pressure points, KAPAP Israeli Military Tactics, Genri Ryu Bujutsu, law enforcement defensive tactics, self-defense, and more), our motto, "A hundred styles, one system", describes our approach to training and teaching. We believe that all self-defense systems and martial arts have value. We teach modern self-defense concepts at the Modern Self-Defense Academy. Focusing on self-defense principles, rather than just the techniques, lets us blend, adapt and redefine concepts from several martial arts and self-defense systems into a comprehensive, specific and complete self-protection system. The concepts approach lets us design, evolve and expand our system to meet the self-defense needs in today's society, and to suit each individual student, learning important lessons from all systems, instead of trying to force the student to follow any one specific system. Known for its effective and efficient techniques, the MSDA combines fitness, martial arts and self-defense with natural physiology, cutting-edge "street smarts" and psychology to teach you the area's most comprehensive self-defense system available. MSDA offers several self-protection programs and street-applicable and practical self-defense training for women, men, students, military, law enforcement, security personnel, professionals and bouncers of all types. It is the final answer for residents of upstate NY and Capital Region seeking for effective self-defense and martial arts training. Your decision to train in self-defense and martial arts will enhance your life's every area. The martial arts will stay with you and will become a piece of you for the rest of your life. Self-defense is a right, not an option! Make the decision to protect your loved ones and yourself today. For a free, no-obligation self-defense training class, stop in today!

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  • Krav Maga / Martial Arts / self defense

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    If you like training reality-based martial arts, we offer two styles that are both the real deal. Your first class is free and we are located in Burnt Hills area.

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  • Fang Shi Do Fighting Method

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    Master chief instructor Tommy DiLallo is the founder of a reality urban self-defense organization called V-Force Scientific Fighting Concepts - Fang Shi Do Fighting Method. With over 30 years of martial arts, self-defense and military experience, he has created this ballistic and effective self-defense, so everyone can use it effectively. He has been seen on Black Belt, Inside Martial Arts TV and various magazine publications as well as had the appearance of a role in the upcoming Batman Rises Film (summer 2012) and Weapons of Virtue (an indie film). Fang Shi Do (to release the predator) offers the following: * self-defense * weapon defense * urban training * military and law enforcement training * cardio fitness programs * 14-week boot camps * public speaking * community service If you are looking for a more fulfilled lifestyle, some adventure, and a groundbreaking teaching program since Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do, then check it out. Free trial classes, discounts, group and individual seminars and workshops are available on many subjects. For more info, visit our webpage.

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  • Empire Martial Arts

    It's simple. We have the best Muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA program around. We are the only school in the Capital Region where you can learn KRAV MAGA, which is considered to be the best defensive tactic system in the world because the techniques are simple, easy to perform, and extremely effective. We have been featured on all the local News Stations with our incredible student success stories and also voted the best choice for Adult martial Arts in the Capital District by METROLAND magazine. I enjoy teaching people to be successful. Success means to me having the ability to change and impact lives through my Martial Arts programs. I know it has helped me through many of lives challenges over the last few decades and I want to help people achieve the same results in their daily lives. The greatest joy I have is when a student feels more confident in themselves and not afraid to pursue their dreams as a result of the confidence they have developed from our Martial Arts program. My family is my number one priority and my wife and 2 sons are training as well. My greatest success is being a good father and husband.

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  • Central Organization of Police Specialists

    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. Teaching others and helping people.

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  • Guilderland Martial Arts

    At Guilderland Martial Arts we consider character development in Taekwondo as important, if not more important, than the physical aspects of training. No where is this illustrated better than in the Five Tenets of Taekwondo. Each of these five aspects of character can be applied to the life of any child or adult. There are many situations both in and out of our school that I. Self Control The ability to control our minds and our bodies for optimum learning and quality life. Examples: Sitting straight at school, standing straight in Taekwondo class, driving with in the speed limit, eating a healthy amount of food. II. Indomitable Spirit The ability to maintain high spirits and positive attitude despite any negativity or obstacles one may encounter. Examples: Not being affected by people who boo, keeping a positive attitude at work when coworkers speak negatively about you or a situation, being happy at school even if someone says something negative about you. III. Courtesy Being kind and respectful to everyone, even if they are not courteous to you. Examples: Smiling at people you encounter, holding doors for people, letting some one get in front of you in line or in traffic, being selfless, picking up trash you see on a walk. IV. Perseverance Never ever giving up. Examples: Continue your attempt at breaking a board no matter how many times you miss, continue to pursue a class no matter how hard it is, keep trying to do any thing you really want to do until you are successful. V. Integrity Doing the right thing even when nobody is watching you. Examples: Showing great self control in class even if the instructor is not watching, following rules at school when the teacher cannot see you, obeying the speed limit when there are no police around. Master Robert Rice has been instructing martial arts since 1989 and holds a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo. His instructive experience includes running a successful Taekwondo after school program and summer camp, coaching soccer, offering music lessons, math tutoring and over 16 years of teaching experience in New York and Istanbul, Turkey. Presently, he is also teaching math at Guilderland High School. Master Rice resides in Guilderland with his wife and three boys. He is very proud of his family’s achievements in pursuing the study of Taekwondo. Mrs. Rice and their youngest son hold first degree blackbelts and his two oldest boys are second degree blackbelts. They have trained together for many years in a family Taekwondo program.

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  • BuddhaStrike Combatives

    The BuddhaStrike Combatives method will be taught. This is an ever-evolving personal protection system committed to helping students survive violent confrontations. Unarmed defense will encompass striking, kicking, trapping, clinching, grappling and joint-locking techniques. Weapons training on various impact and bladed weapons are also taught with an emphasis on legal-to-carry, portable weaponry. I've trained in several martial arts. I enjoyed my training and respect all of the systems that I studied. However, the eclectic form of Jiu jitsu that I train in and teach takes the individual into account. The techniques taught are customized to the practitioner (e.g. body type, physical abilities, etc.) and not the other way around. This is due to the fact that the focus is on understanding physical concepts (e.g. levers and centrifugal force). When you understand physical principles, the techniques will come.

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  • Isdsamurai

    We are teaching intelligent self-defense samurai (ISDS), and we are an international Persian bodyguard academy (IPBA). Most of the students like our style because when they learn it, they can protect themselves in real fighting on the street.

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  • Female Awareness Self-Defense

    The Female Awareness Self-Defense's course is designed to make you more aware, prepared, and ready for any situation that may occur in your everyday life on any given day. This course differs from other self-defense classes in that they start from the point of attack, and since I believe attacks begin before it becomes physical, we teach how to avoid the attack altogether.

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

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

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    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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    Janet Mangold provides enjoyable and fun self-defense classes. Hire her to help you increase your self protection capabilities. Enroll in her self defense course now.

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