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Serge knew just how to push me so I was a little sore the next day without being too sore. That’s the mark of a trainer that knows what he is doing. I had no experience with any kind of self-defense training and he made me feel perfectly comfortable.
I have to respond to the negative review by Samantha K. You are obviously a competitor who had no ethics. People like my self will always leave positive reviews because Green Cloud has a loyal following. There's a difference between a cult and a loyal following. Your description of the school is bogus for one thing you say that staff members are writing positive reviews and that's a flat out lie. For one Master Kaparos the owner teaches all the adult classes and only has one other black belt who has been with him since the age of six teaching the kids classes. That being said This school is very family oriented not some health club. I train at the school not as often as I would like but I love the classes they have a small intimate setting and Sifu Kaparos always takes the time to make sure I have everything down before I step foot out of the school. My son has been training for for years and I am more than satisfied with his progress. His self confidence and focus has improved quite a bit and he's doing great in sports. This is a great school go on to you tube and see for your self just type in Green Cloud Kung Fu and you will see how great the master and students of the school are. http://youtu.be/Zu-Uk7l5M2s
Very patient, passionate and skilled as a coach and as a human being. He workes with his students/ clients physically and mentally, giving them new techniques and training exercises but also preparing them and explaining to them the purpose of each and every step. Blessed to have been one of his students! Thanks coach!
Andre and his instructor Anthony were both awesome! They were both very professional, knowledgeable, passionate, kind, and fun. They worked with a group of 90 women, teaching them self defense strategies and techniques. All of the girls had a great time, learned a lot, and are now so much safer living in NYC. I am so glad that I was able to meet Andre through Thumbtack. He was extremely accommodating. I truly appreciated all of the work he did.
Martial arts have been a part of my life for nearly 30 years. I have studied in many different schools over the years. For nearly the least 15 years, I have studied at the East Morris Karate Academy. Prior schools taught martial arts strickly in a physical combat point of view. East Morris Karatae Academy does teach such physical self defense, but also teaches martial arts as a way of life. Very few of us have to actually defend our lives in hand to hand combat. The training at East Morris Karate Academy help us learn how to defend ourselves against the continual stresses of life that we all face.
Joe instructed a self-defense class for one of my corporate clients and they were thrilled! Employees learned a lot of useful tools to defend themselves and are eager to learn more!
I learned a lot from training with Marco. He explains the technique so well, and how you should think during a fight, and where to look at. I never got that from other instructors that I went to. Hes been doing Jeet Kune Do/ MMA for years even before the UFC got so big. He teaches techniques for sport and for real life self defense. Highly Recommend.
Mr. David LeBron has been my instructor for two months, and he's been great. He has just the right combination of learned technique and practical application. We spend an hour each week working on strikes, blocks, footwork, and sticking hands. I've never learned so much so fast. We focus on wing chun, but he knows many other art forms and integrates small pieces of them neatly into the sessions. He also has a great temperament, easy-going and genial, but with a serious undercurrent that nicely communicates the real stakes of a confrontation. I recommend him to anyone interested in self-defense, be they beginners or experts. Mark Bauerlein
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!
Richard has been training me for a while now and he is an amazing trainer. Not only amazing but he is very patient. He takes his time and always shows new self defense. Richard is highly dedicated to his work and his students. He's been doing this for many years himself and I trust only him. Would I reccomend? Yes highly recommended!!! He definitely gives you your money's worth and leaving you like you are already to compete. Richard even show the moves before he has you learning them this way you see what it is supposed to look like and then you start. The self defense moves like triangle choke, how to properly mount, transition to scissor sweep, foot lock, how to escape from headlock roll(hip roll), etc not only gives me strength to what Rich teaches but confidence. There are so many escapes, transitions, positions, etc that I am willing and ready to learn and does his part to doing to doing so. I even took sister in law to get some defense moves in and she also can't believe how good Richard is. I am always looking forward for my next class. Even my sister in law goes to him for self defense. He is the best!!
Very professional; really knows his stuff; and very patient! I would highly recommend Lior for self defense and training.
Tang Soo Do is a wonderful martial art that provides great discipline, self respect, flexibility and a great source of weight loss. The teachers at Valley Karate are fantastic and they provide a variety of different instructions in line work, terminology, forms, one-step self defense techniques and grabs. They make themselves available for any help or support that is needed by any student. Valley Karate provides a great family inclusion aspect with Parents Night, Buddy Week and Family day. They also hold kids tournaments that make each of them winners no matter what happens and will be holding their first school tournament next Saturday, March 26th. Master Bergers is a superb role model for all the kids and adults, as well as all the other Masters and Dans. Finally, the students all aspire for Black Belt excellence at whatever level they are. Valley Karate rocks!
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.
I went to a Combat Hapkido seminar in Vermont approximately 18'years ago while on Vacation.I met a Great Group of people and GM P. !founder of the ICHF,he told me of a school teaching his system in the Bronx,near my home. I went to a class and the instructor ,GM Medina,and the others in the class were friendly but realistic in their approach as many were active NYPD,and they wanted to be sure what we did worked. I joined and have stayed on board all these years because I believe in what we do and what we teach,as Instructed by GM Medina. I have a background in various arts that date back to 1969, so this is not something I joined with no knowledge of anything else. I Have experiences in Oriental Self Defense,various Styles of TKD,I trained in Goju,Kenpo,as well as under two instructors of Wing Chun. ,Shotokan, Japanese Weapons,Aikido and under Three Korean Hapkido Masters,Ik Jo Kang,Chin Il Chang,and GM Tong Lee. So Imhave what many would call Traditional Hapkidomroots,and find Combat Hapkido of no real difference to what the Koreans taught other than we do lower kicks,and do not do the high throws seen in many Hapkido schools though High kicks and High throws were not what the founder,Choi,taught in his Yarawa,HapkidomteachingsI have also trained in US Military Combatives,WWII Combatives and Reality Based Self Defense systems. I still do other training seminars once in a while but my base art ,and system I would use and have used for street self protection is Combat Hapkido as trained at the Bronx Combat Hapkido School ,under GM Medina. Jim Hartigan
I took my first class yesterday and it was a BLAST! KravMaga is a great work out and an excellent way to learn self defense while you are training. Tony is a true professional. He made me feel like I was getting a personal training session even though I was in a class. Well worth the money. I took some pix of all of his certifications. This guy is well trained!
I trained pretty seriously when I was younger, so I already knew what I wanted in a dojo when my daughter became old enough to start. Of course I wanted a dojo with an excellent safety record; of course I wanted skilled martial artists who were also experienced teachers; of course I wanted a traditional place, with high etiquette and behavioral standards; of course I wanted successful competitors who weren't obsessed with competition. I found all that at "the Legend", but I also found something I didn't know to look for: a community. Hanshi Scarda (the lead instructor) knows everyone who comes in: all the students and all their parents, and all of the students know most of the students. Everyone is working together to get better, and having fun doing it. My daughter is completely comfortable and at home in the dojo, and has been enjoying karate for more than two years. Me too.
I have been a student at Tiger Schulmann's Wayne for several years now. At the age of 50 I feel I am in the best shape I've been in since high school! The martial arts are a personal journey and the instructors help each of us achieve our goals day by day. The atmosphere is a family one. We encourage each other every step of the way. I have made many personal friendships there and enjoy watching my friends succeed! There are people of all ages and abilities and I've personally seen people reach a fitness goal that they could never reach before. The practical self defense knowledge is important to me as a female, and my daughter is now a student learning the same valuable skills. The school is always clean and inviting and I enjoy every moment I'm training there! Highly recommend coming for a trial class!!
Chris was excellent! We met for about an hour workout, starting with a warmup and some focused instruction and then bag work. It was an absolute blast and he is very knowledgeable. Chris taught me how to fit and I feel like I can take those skills into self defense if it were ever needed. Would highly highly recommend his services and classes.
I started this training to improve my balance and learn a few potentially useful things while doing so. I've has done that and much more. The instructors take the time to explain, demonstrate and work with students to develop both their conditioning (think balance, not pushups) and their skills. The result is the ability to adapt to many different circumstances and confidence to go with it. This class is about useful skills and freedom of movement, not forms and drills. it is well worth trying.
From Matt thanks body team fitness for your workout today feeling more stronger than ever keep up the great work I will be bringing my wife to the self defense classes to I love the group workouts it build a positive out look on life. Thanks Again Matt W.
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