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  • Best of '16

    Boxfitstrong

    (26 reviews)

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  • Best of '16

    DefensiveFit School of Jeet Kune Do

    (18 reviews)

    Our Kickboxing classes consists of a wide variety of interval training using calisthenics (squats, push-ups, sit-ups, mountain climbers and burpees) followed by striking techniques for optimum fitness and general self-defense. You will learn to live a healthy life and be able to protect yourself. I love to workout, I love to meet new people and I love helping anyone that wants to change thier lives and live a healthier. I think both fitness and self defense should be part of everyone daily life. They both provide longevity and security in one way or another.

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  • Best of '16

    Muhaimin Nor: Muay Thai, Boxing and Strength Training

    (14 reviews)

    I am a personal trainer and muay thai/boxing instructor. I have been coaching for 10 years and I studied martial arts for 20 years. As a personal trainer, I am well rounded in education and experience. I have helped people achieve a wide range of goals including toning and weight loss, injury rehab and prevention, sports performance, prenatal exercise, body building and combat sports competition and conditioning for military, PD and FD. I've also helped several brides get in great shape and look their best for their weddings. I studied taekwondo in high school and college and earned a 3rd degree black belt. I've trained muay thai for the past 10 years and western boxing for three years. I did a little jiu-jitsu as well. I've had a few fights and I've coached and cornered boxers, MMA and muay thai fighters. I also coach a physique competitor who placed well this year and last year. I am technical and I pay attention to detail to help everyone whom I train to improve. I work hard and I don't mind working hard because I like my job. I like helping people to look better, feel better, and become more coordinated or become a better athlete. We work hard in the gym, but we have fun too.

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  • Best of '16

    IronLIFE Fitness

    (14 reviews)

    Back to back Best of Thumbtack 2015 and 2016! A combination of knowledge, personality and teaching ability. If your workouts aren't fun, you're not going to want to do them. (Well, no one like High Knees but...) Not many people infuse, TRX, martial arts, weight training, cardio, nutrition, running, resistance tubes, calythenics, plyometrics, etc. Knowing isn't always enough. How you put them together is the key. Let's earn that best of 2017 together! What I like most is tied... (in no particular order) One is the results my clients get. I get a natural high from progress. Whether its one more repetition than last session or five more seconds than last week. Both are extremely satisfying. The other is teaching. I love when I instruct/correct a client on something and they remember the next time or I modify an exercise and they come back telling me they taught it to someone else. (... and that person felt the burn and was like "Wow!") Awesome!

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  • Best of '16

    Rising Storm Boxing and General Fitness

    (12 reviews)

    I'm a scholar; I'm constantly doing research. I had a good mentor, and I've been involved in fitness activities since my early teenage years. Impacting people's lives in a positive way.

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  • Best of '16

    3rd Power Kenpo Self Defense

    (10 reviews)

    The martial art I teach has five different cultures that gives it's student the diversity to deal with any situation martial or otherwise. Seeing the confidence and strength build in people who thought that they didn't have any.

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  • Best of '16

    Self Defense Krav Maga American Comat

    (1 reviews)

    Learn self-defense in your home or office. I provide individualized private lessons which is the most effective way to learn. I am a trained black belt with over 10 years of experience. I have worked with teenagers and adults to help them develop self-discipline and increase their confidence. I empower my clients to learn the skills of self-defense in particular krav maga and American combat.

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  • Best of '16

    Matt Sport Program

    (1 reviews)

    My service is to help athletes and individuals to reach their goals, whatever that goal is. I have trained in baseball, football, basketball and boxing. Sessions are $35 a session per person. My mission is to give you the best service and help you reach your goal at a reasonable price.

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  • Body Team Fitness & Self Defense

    (11 reviews)

    Tired of one size fits all weight loss programs that do nothing for your body or your self esteem? If so, it's time for you to try in home personal training with Body Team Fitness Personal Training! We enjoy helping others getting in shape we also help others with disability's also teaching women in self defense classes.

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  • dare2befitny

    (11 reviews)

    My specialties are kickboxing, functional training, kettle bell, balance, strength training, core strength and endurance training. I focus on creating a positive, motivating atmosphere for my clients to thrive and meet their goals, because my true satisfaction is met when I help my clients achieve their goals. I believe that success is a team effort, and we work cohesively as a team. I like my clients to reach levels they didn't think were attainable, at an appropriate pace in an environment that supports their progress. If you are ready to see your body change for the better and are ready for some serious teamwork, I am the person to help you. I look forward to hearing from you.

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    East Morris Karate Academy

    (10 reviews)

    It all started with 3 words. I was first inspired to visit the East Morris Karate Academy years ago when I came across an old yellow-page ad describing the school that said: “Tradition / Society / Profession”. This short description was (and still is) unusual in a market that hypes MMA, cage fighting, barb-wire tattoos, “kiddie karate” and/or women’s self defense for weight loss programs. So I was curious… could this be the real deal? What I learned rather quickly was 1) That not all karate schools are the same; 2) that the East Morris Karate Academy taught karate in the traditional sense of the word… and; 3) that my life was about to change in a myriad of ways for the better. I got stronger, focused, more confident, and began finding successes both in, and out, of the dojo. Now, years later, I’ve seen this happen countless times in many of our adult and junior students. This stuff does work! Whether you are an adult looking to study martial arts, or a parent looking for a quality program for your child - you can’t go wrong with Mr. Musco & East Morris Karate Academy. They are everything that karate is supposed to be about.

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  • Tai Chi

    Taiji Union (Tai Chi School)

    We teach Tai Chi for every aspect of life. Tai Chi is a series of movements, passed down for generations, that protect the body and mind. At the basic levels, one fixes anxiety, stress, and body pains; you will feel good! At the highest levels, one might approach enlightenment. Classes are taught by Terry Collins, an instructor with over 10 years' experience who was given the transmission by Grand Master Don Ahn. Terry was also given permission to teach it to others. We teach Professor Cheng's Simplified 37-form. Below are testimonials from our students: "What a hidden gem! ..I left class feeling so centered...the flowing, mind-centering movements left me feeling great." -- Jessica H. "I had no experience with Taiji before attending Terence's classes, so it is hard for me to compare, but overall I would say my experience has been superb." -- Ivan P. "It was a very good experience, non-judgemental, very professional and I will recommend it to friends." -- Barbara R. Classes are 1 hour. Wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing. Try to arrive a little early. Classes are at 114 East 28th Street, Buzzer 2A. Extremely close to the 28th Street 6 train stop.

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  • Personal Defense Training

    JKD NYC

    JKD NYC is an MMA gym in NYC, dedicated to promoting Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do for mixed martial arts, self-defense and pro fitness. We offer beginner- to advanced-level training in our MMA classes, self-defense classes, women's self-defense, and personal training in New York City. JKD NYC offers the only self-defense classes in NYC, based on the hand-to-hand combat program for our Navy Seals (Seal Team 6). Our MMA classes and training are based on Bruce Lee's JKD. Recently, JKD NYC was voted Top 5 MMA Gym in New York City by CBS News. We have a unique personal training approach to our classes and private sessions to get you in fighting shape. Our classes are a practical and fun approach to training for men, women and teenagers, ages 16 and up. We are an NY martial artist.

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  • Adults & Children Martial Arts Training

    Gotham Martial Arts

    I teach traditional taekwondo to adults and children as young as 3 years old. I've created and implemented many children's martial arts programs for other organizations. I also offer women's self-defense workshops, featuring techniques taken from my 16-plus years of taekwondo training.

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  • Martial Arts Classes

    Traditional Okinawan Karate

    We offer traditional classes in the martial arts for children, teens and adults. Activities include techniques from karate, judo, jujitsu, aikido, kung fu, weapons arts, grappling, and self-defense. We offer a free two-week trial program, and we will give you your first uniform as a present when you sign up. Family discounts are available.

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  • Self Defense Instruction

    CK Chu Tai Chi

    We teach a full curriculum of tai chi chuan, meditation, chi kung, nei kung and tai chi. Our advanced study includes push hands, fighting applications and weapons. Whether you are looking for health improvement or self defense, CK Chu Tai Chi offers classical training in the art and science of tai chi.

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  • Brazilian Jujitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Judo & Adults and Kids Martial Arts

    Omni Martial Arts

    Omni Martial Arts offers classes for beginners, intermediate and advanced students in Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and practical self-defense in Astoria, Queens, NY. We also offer personal training or semi-private classes. Kids classes begin at ages 4. Omni Martial Arts offers "Fitness and Self Defense for Every Body". We specialize in Brazilian and Japanese Jiu Jitsu, Judo, Kick Boxing, and Israeli Self Defense. Omni Martial Arts is the only school in Queens that is an affiliate of the Vitor Shaolin Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (VSBJJ). We are also proud to offer the only martial arts kids program in Astoria co-created by a children's therapist to ensure that our children not only become excellent martial artists but also develop the skills they need to become confident and successful adults. Classes are taught by Sensei Julio Rivera. Sensei Julio has black belts in Judo and Japanese Jiu Jitsu and has trained extensively in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under world champion Vitor Shaolin and in Israeli Self Defense under world-renowned expert Jack Krystek. He also has extensive training in Kick boxing and MMA. He has appeared as an expert on fitness and martial arts on MTV, PBS, Channel 11 news, National Geographic, and Expert Village.com. His articles have appeared in Muscle and Fitness, Oxygen, Grappling, Physical and The National Association of Professional Martial Artists among others. Whether your goals are tough training, taking your martial arts skills to the next level, weight loss or keeping yourself and your children safe, Omni Martial Arts WILL help you achieve them. Train in a clean and friendly environment with helpful and courteous instructors. Call us today to schedule one week of unlimited classes for only $19.99 and fight your way to a fitter you!

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  • Realistic Self Defense & Martial Arts

    Keysi Fighting Method (KFM)

    Keysi Fighting Method (KFM) is a reality based martial art for the urban environment (the street). We specialize in realistic scenario training against multiple opponents, with and without weapons. Our clientele are law enforcement, military, security professionals, and law abiding citizens looking for practical self defense skills that they can use right away. This is the real stuff, we do not teach children here. Our academy gym converts into a mock night club with lazer lights, strobe lights, and smoke makers. We also have a mock subway car, a mock bar, and a real car (carjacking training). We also have a supplement shop with protein shakes and vitamins, a pro shop with equipment and training gear, and a lounge to relax after a hard training session. We have been featured in the action scenes of the movies Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and Mission Impossible 3. We offer free trial class, beginners or advanced martial artists are welcome.

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  • MMA Manhattan

    Pure MMA NYC

    MMA school in NYC training students in mixed martial arts for both self defense and competition. Our MMA gym is located in Manhattan, New York City.

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  • Martial Arts Instructors

    Brooklyn Eagle Claw Kung Fu

    We teach martial arts to children and adults, as well as general self-defense for men and women of all ages. Cardio intensive privates is available for anyone looking for a combination of fitness and fighting techniques. People love our smaller volume classes, with more attention given to our students.

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  • Handgun Training & More

    New Jersey Firearms Academy

    Lateif Dickerson, chief instructor and director of the NJ Firearms Academy, teaches all defensive firearms courses and combatives training as well as knife defense training in New York and New Jersey. Train with handguns, both pistols and revolvers, rifles and shotguns, and learn to defend yourself from and with a knife and other impact weapons.

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  • Self Defence Training

    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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  • Traditional Martial Arts & Self Defence Classes

    Moy Tung Kung Fu-Ving Tsun

    Moy Tung Kung Fu offers training in the Ving Tsun (wing chun) system of close range self-defense. The system is based on the simplest economic movements to acquire the maximum result. The best way to learn more about Ving Tsun is to check it out, so we suggest beginners to arrange an introductory lesson to learn more about Ving Tsun training.

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  • Judo, Martial Arts, Grappling & Wrestling

    North Jersey Judo

    North Jersey Judo offers classes on judo, mixed martial arts (MMA) and practical self-defense in Morris County NJ. Train in a clean and friendly environment with helpful and courteous instructors. Call us today to schedule your free introductory class, and fight your way to a fitter you!

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  • Women's Self-Defense & Safety Classes

    Travel Security Professionals

    Travel Security Professionals offers a Women's Awareness Group class taught by a former female law enforcement officer. You can now have a fun girls night while learning safety and security. I will teach you situational awareness, facial recognition, hands-on realistic self defense, and vehicle, travel, home and campus safety. Classes can be tailored to your needs. We will travel to you if you are within the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania regions.

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  • Self Defense Courses

    S.J. Kim Taekwon-do

    We teach traditional and original taekwondo classes to children and adults. The school is run by grandmaster S.J. Kim, 9th dan. We teach self-defense, black belt classes, patterns, fighting techniques, and competition classes. It is great for improving the mind and body. We offer a free trial lesson, so come on in!

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“Need Self Defense Instruction”

Camden, NJ

Discipline
Assault prevention
Age
Adult
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No experience
Details
Need an instructor to come out maybe once or twice a month to teach senior citizens self defense
$150
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