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  1. #1 DefensiveFit Cross Training

    (17 reviews)

    Brandon J.

    Outstanding grappling and practical application of Bruce Lee's Jeet Kun Do. I feel very confident that I can protect myself and my family if ever put to the test. Mr. Tosado is extremely knowledgeable on various forms of fighting and has a efficient and straight forward teaching style. I would recommend all ages best, Sifu is warm and down to earth best martial arts class by far!

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  2. #2 3rd Power Kenpo Self Defense

    (9 reviews)

    Fran W.

    Shihan Andre is an excellent instructor. He sincerely cares about his students and their progress. He gives tips to help them improve. He gives very practical information for the art of self defense. He also gives history behind the arts so that you can have a better context on how/why to do certain moves. If you want to learn an ancient art, while also getting a solid foundation on protecting yourself, there is no one better to go to.

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  3. #3 Evis Bejko

    (25 reviews)

    Cindy A.

    Evis did an excellent job engaging our women's only kickboxing class our facility hosted. He was very attentive with our attendees and had them focused and engaged. They were raving about he class afterwards, and are looking forward to the next one. Not only was it an excellent work out, but they had fun too!

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  4. #4 IronLIFE Fitness

    (14 reviews)

    Shelly L.

    Joe is on time and reliable and always brings a positive attitude along.

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  5. #5 Muhaimin Nor: Muay Thai, Boxing and Strength Training

    (13 reviews)

    Darla H.

    Muhaimin has been an excellent trainer. I hired him to come to my home for general fitness and to buff up on my boxing skills but have received an awesome master class on Muy Thai. He has exceeded my expectations. He is knowledgeable, patient, flexible and motivating. I would highly recommend him to anybody interested in strength training and Muy Thai!

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  6. #6 Rising Storm Boxing and General Fitness

    (12 reviews)

    Ariana C.

    My first experience was awesome!! I have no experience in boxing what so ever but on my first day training with Ruldolph i learned so much, much more than i expected!! You can see how much love he has for boxing which makes it even a more enjoyable time training with him. I definitely feel more confident walking around in the streets knowing the techniques i know now from training with Ruldolph and can not wait to continue learning more!

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  7. #7 Matt Sport Program

    (1 reviews)

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  8. #8 Self Defense Krav Maga American Comat

    (1 reviews)

    Jake R.

    Just wanted to let you guys know how Impressed I am with Joel's lessons. I've had only 2 so far and am already learning so much. He is a great teacher and can really break things down for his students. He only has their best interests in mind in self defense and confidence which is tough to come by. I look forward to continuing working with him in the future.

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Omni Martial Arts

No matter why someone says they are coming to our school, the truth is always the same: They want to feel better about themselves. That's what we provide, whether through greater fitness levels, achieving a goal, or simply knowing they can defend themselves.

Omni Martial Arts offers Judo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and practical self-defense classes to beginners, intermediate and advanced students. Owner and Instructor Julio Rivera started training students in 2009 after leaving a stable job. His wife and friends encouraged him to start a business on his own despite the recession that took place during that time. With his knowledge, experience and genuine care for his students, his business flourished.

We are all friends, working to make each others' lives better. Hard training, great friendships and real results: thats what Omni Martial Arts is all about.

Julio takes pride in having three students who bagged the gold, silver and bronze medals in Jiu Jitsu Tournament in the absolute division.

If you are on the lookout for a Martial Arts teacher who has genuine affection for his students and can effectively help you get a good shape, be one of Julio's skilled students.

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  • Self Defense Fighting Instructor

    DefensiveFit Cross Training

    (17 reviews)

    Learn simple self defense techniques and styles from one of the reliable instructors in your area. Hire him and experience the benefits of his effective self defense training services for your personal safety.

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  • Private Self Defense Lessons

    IronLIFE Fitness

    (14 reviews)

    This insured and certified company has been providing one of the best self defense classes for 12 years. Their experienced self defense instructors also offer iron body sculpt sessions, and more.

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  • Personal Self Defense Training Services

    Body Team Fitness & Self Defense

    (11 reviews)

    Are you seeking a reliable self defense company? This firm is the right choice. They proudly provide mixed martial arts training services that will exceed your expectations.

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  • Self Defense Workouts


    (11 reviews)

    If you need an instructor who teaches kickboxing as a way to lose weight, hire this skilled personal trainer. This professional also teaches strength, functional and endurance training programs.

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  • Self Defense Business

    East Morris Karate Academy

    (10 reviews)

    Learning self defense is a rewarding endeavor which can help boost your confidence and fitness level. So, enroll in this company's self defense programs now.

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  • Tai Chi

    Taiji Union (Tai Chi School)

    This martial arts academy has been providing professional Tai Chi classes for more than 10 years. Let them help your mind and body against stress, anxiety, and body pains.

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  • Personal Defense Training


    JKD NYC offers personal defense training and personal protection classes through Jeet Kune Do, MMA, pro fitness, women's self defense classes, hand-to-hand combat and more.

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  • Adults & Children Martial Arts Training

    Gotham Martial Arts

    Dawn Sardinas teaches traditional taekwondo to adults and children. She also provides women's self-defense workshops that feature techniques taken from her more than 16 years of training.

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  • Martial Arts Classes

    Traditional Okinawan Karate

    This company offers traditional classes in the martial arts for children, teens and adults. Their activities include techniques from karate, judo, jujitsu, aikido, kung fu, grappling, and more.

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  • Self Defense Instruction

    CK Chu Tai Chi

    Get fit while learning self-defense when you sign up with Tai Chi Chuan martial arts training from this company. They also teach a full curriculum of meditation, chi kung, tai chi, and nei kung.

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

    Omni Martial Arts

    For self defense lessons from friendly instructors, try Omni Martial Arts. They teach Judo, Jiu Jitsu, practical self defense training and mixed martial arts. They do semi-private to personal classes.

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  • Realistic Self Defense & Martial Arts

    Keysi Fighting Method (KFM)

    If you want to learn self defense in realistic scenario training, Keysi Fighting Method is perfect for you. They provide reality-based martial arts classes and practical self defense skills.

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  • MMA Manhattan

    Pure MMA NYC

    Pure MMA NYC specializes in training students in mixed martial arts for both self defense as well as competitions. If you want to be trained in an MMA gym, choose them.

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  • Martial Arts Instructors

    Brooklyn Eagle Claw Kung Fu

    Learn how to defend yourself during dangerous situations by taking self-defense classes from Brooklyn Eagle Claw Kung Fu. They also provide martial arts instruction for both adults and children.

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  • Handgun Training & More

    New Jersey Firearms Academy

    Get in touch with Lateif Dickerson if you are looking for a professional instructor who provides quality selfdefense classes in your area. He teaches combative and knife defense training.

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  • Self Defence Training


    Poya Rostami is a martial arts expert who offers a variety of self defense and tactical training services for men and women alike. They teach Intelligent Self Defense Samurai classes and more.

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  • Traditional Martial Arts & Self Defence Classes

    Moy Tung Kung Fu-Ving Tsun

    Moy Tung Kung Fu is among the professional self defense schools that provide training in the Ving Tsun system. They teach simple economic movements to acquire the maximum result.

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  • Judo, Martial Arts, Grappling & Wrestling

    North Jersey Judo

    If you'd like to learn self defense in a clean and friendly environment, try North Jersey Judo. Their helpful instructors provide judo, practical self-defense, and mixed martial arts classes.

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  • Women's Self-Defense & Safety Classes

    Travel Security Professionals

    Learn safety and security, including situational awareness, facial recognition, hands-on self defense for women, and vehicle, travel, home and campus safety from a former female police officer.

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  • Self Defense Courses

    S.J. Kim Taekwon-do

    S.J. Kim Taekwon-do offers traditional and original self defense courses for Taekwondo. They teach kids and adults on black belt classes, patterns, techniques, and more. They have free trial lessons.

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