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  • Fairfax Fitness & Self Defense

    (4 reviews)

    Since 1997, I have used a combination of extensive education and experience, evidence-based research, and the most widely recognized certifications, to develop programs based on individual needs and attributes. We are not a gym, but a multi-use facility that offers a number of programs to include personal fitness and self-defense. I believe anyone who wants to improve the quality of life can. Whether you are a personal training client, a corrective exercise or weight management client, a martial arts or self-defense student, I am here to help you get the results you want.

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  • Kore Krav Maga

    (1 reviews)

    Kore Krav Maga is a comprehensive self-defense training center. Working with the hand-to-hand combat principles used by the Israeli Defense Forces, we train women, men, teens up to mature adults. Group and private lessons are available in Krav Maga & Combat Kickboxing. We are the only center in Loudoun County credentialed by headquarters in Israel, and we provide a clean, friendly training community.

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  • FALCON, Professional Security and Training LLC (Self-defense Department)

    (5 reviews)

    FALCON, Professional Security and Training LLC is an independent company based in Virginia (35 miles North West from Washington DC), that provides security consulting and self-defense training to private security professionals, law enforcement agents, and civilians. FALCON offers consultations and operational courses in Unarmed Combat, Women Self-Defense, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) designed for schools, public, and federal buildings, Urban Warfare, Anti-Terrorism and Israeli Instinctive Shooting combats, and self-defense tactics in your house (Home protection training). FALCON is a flexible and proactive company that offers consulting in security to private organizations, religious institutions, state, federal, and security agencies. FALCON concentrates most of training in realistic simulations and combat scenarios. FALCON's training include physical exercises, combat tactics, and simulations that reflect real situations. They also allow professionals and civilians to understand and to experience realistic situations where their skills are tested. During training, simulated scenarios are analyzed, explained, and corrected with the students. FALCON is currently offering self defense training to civilians, and security training to professionals. FALCON's management, believes that the increase of technological development in a modern society makes it very difficult to secure the environment; and can become very challenging to effectively protect citizens from high level threats and terror attacks. FALCON, Professional Security and Training LLC is a Limited Liability Company registered with the State of Virginia Corporation Commission, Loudoun County, and the Town of Leesburg, VA.

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  • Seld D Awareness

    I provide efficient self-defense techniques for beginners and novices. I am experienced in several forms of defenses, including grappling and stand-up martial arts.

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  • Martial Arts: Ansari BudoKai (1969-present)

    I teach self-protection(Goju-Ryu Taijutsu) skills using empty hand, weapons (blades, sticks, pens, etc.) and/or objects on your person or found at the time of the attack. I teach both children from the age of 6 to 16 and adults 17 and up.I currently train with Shiro Shintaku, Soshu of Tenshin Ichi Ryu (family system) and we blend Goju-Ryu, Shito-Ryu, Aikibudo, Silat/Karambit, FMA (kali blade), Filipino boxing movements, etc. to give a fighting system that can enter, evade, receive and engage (Kenpo Taijutsu=body movement for the three (3) E's= Entry, Evade, Engage ) against a weapon attacker(s). We use 8 movements of Tai Sabaki, Irimi and Tenkan along with 8+ movements and flow from Aikido( Ikkyo, Nikyo, Sankyo, Yonkyo, Shihonage, Kotegaeshi, Iriminage, Kaiten-nage); Atemi-waza = striking at the entry/evade/engage to take the "BVB" (breathing, vision, balance) and then looking for breaking, throwing, joint locks, throat strangle, vital points, pins and traps; also a daily training with the Karambit blade, Hanbo, Tanbo, Tanjo, Jo (Shindo Muso Ryu Jojutsu) and Yawara. Training began 1969-present; a total of 46 years in the martial arts.

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  • BCT Kenpo Karate

    We teach American Kenpo Karate to children, teens, and adults of all ages. Kenpo Karate is a modern self-defense that applies solid principles and theories. It is a system that tailors to the individual, not the individual to the art. Come, see what American Kenpo Karate can do for you!

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  • Montgomery County Kung Fu/Moy Tung Kung Fu

    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 try it, so we encourage beginners to schedule an introductory lesson to learn more about training Ving Tsun.

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  • First Defense Krav Maga

    We are the DC metro region's only Krav Maga school with close ties to Israel. This means we offer the most current methods and techniques of the Krav Maga system, straight from the source. Private classes: We offer private lessons for individuals, pairs, and small groups. The training can be completely customized to meet your needs. In the past, we have done workshops for moms, gun enthusiasts, joggers, singles, and kids among others. - Are you a realtor worried about entering homes alone? - An EMS worker who routinely deals with less than cooperative patients? - An interest group of hikers or joggers who want to handle themselves out on the trail? - Planning on traveling to another country and worry for your safety? - Do you work as armed or unarmed security and want to refresh and continue to develop your skills? In all of these situations and more, we can work with you to create custom classes, focusing specifically on your specific self-protection needs. Workshops for businesses: We also offer safety lectures and workshops for corporate and small businesses. These sessions are a creative alternative to traditional team-building exercises and a great complement to your corporate wellness program.

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  • Still Water Tai Chi Center

    (2 reviews)

    We teach traditional tai chi form for solo practice to develop health, self defense, coordination, concentration, balance, and strength. We also teach the full tai chi system of Chinese sword and simple effective self-defense.

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  • Mighty Mike Personal Combat Training

    (7 reviews)

    We offer martial arts, boxing and fitness instruction for ages 3 and 1/2 years and up. Stand-up/Striking techniques are taught. We are available for group or private instruction in self-defense, bully-proofing and/or competition. Improved focus, concentration and awareness are guaranteed.

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  • AKSystema12

    (5 reviews)

    I am Sterling based physical fitness and self-defense professional. I have many years of competing, military and professional teaching and coaching experience. I will come to your place, or gym to train you if policy of your gym allows it.

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  • MPT

    I offer personal training, with fitness combined with self-defense concepts. I provide tailored concepts for each individual need.

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  • I offer kickboxing, karate, muay Thai, self-defense, like mix martial arts. I have 22 years of experience in this field with practices in the national and international arena.

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  • S3 Investigations and Security Group

    S3 Corporation Consulting on THUMBTACK provides: Survival Self-defense (SSD) Personal Instruction for Women and Men. *Survival Self-defense (SSD) is not a traditional martial art but a self-defense system and process that we put our students through to ensure they come out mentally stronger, situationally aware, more confident, and with beginning level of self-defense techniques that are effective, practical, and deals with real world situations. The SSD level of instruction is totally about negotiating a critical situation that is potentially life threatening to deadly and coming away from it alive. This course is for adults 18 and over who are serious about learning how to protect themselves. SSD training Includes the following: Static and Dynamic Awareness Being Mentally prepared for Violent Confrontation Being Physically prepared for Violent Confrontation Accurate Striking and Offensive Follow-through Meditation: Being able to direct your fight or flight response. Deployment and use of weapons other than your body.

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  • Enshin Karate

    We offer a system of self-defense that will give you the confidence to stand up for yourself and defend yourself if needed. In our experience, more confidence actually leads to fewer fights because you will no longer be seen as a target. An intense class can not only burn up to 800 calories, but will strengthen muscles and increase flexibility at the same time. It is a fun environment to get in the best shape of your life and learn self-defense.

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  • Justin Lough Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    We offer elite jiu-jitsu training for men, women, and children. We formulate the perfect training and techniques for our clients, ensuring absolute confidence and satisfaction. We are available for one-on-one or small-group training sessions as well as doing seminars for groups or corporations. Contact us, and you'll see why we are the number one source for world-class self-defense training in Purcellville.

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  • Level-up Learning

    I specialize in math, writing, and self-defense. I can calculate a tip, reveal the better deal via cost per volume, and can multiply two two-digit number together, all mentally. I write in my free time. I'm looking for a job as an English teacher. I received my Bachelor's degree in English. I have a black belt in USTF-ITF Taekwondo, an orange belt in Shotokhan Karate, and worked extensively in Judo. If you wish to acquire any of these skills, I can teach them to you.

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  • The Elite Trainer

    The Elite Trainer is an affordable in-home personal training business based off of independent personal trainers making the lifestyle of fitness easy and comfortable for everyone striving towards a goal! We provide one-on-one and group personal training specializing in weight management/fat loss, body sculpting, physical therapy, senior training, zumba, self-defense, and nutritional classes and seminars. The Elite Trainer works around your schedule to get you in shape on your time! You get the most educated and dedicated professionals of all DMV. Servicing all areas, the trainer comes to you in your home, office, or gym-provided location. If you do not have a gym, we will provide one for you. With all this added help for you to get to your fitness goal, how could you not see your goals being reached?

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  • TTT Performance Martial Arts

    PRIVATE ONE ON ONE lessons offered to students 16 years and up only. Grandmaster-level instruction in arts from tai chi for health to full-contact combat martial arts and military-grade self-defense. I have been a practitioner for 49 years and teaching for 30 years and was the student of several of the highest-ranking masters in the world of pure combat martial arts. Beginners with no experience to advanced practitioners of any art are welcome as students. Students, especially those who have studied other arts, consistently say how much they learn and how what they learn better helps them to understand any previous art they may have studied. Past students have included Special Operations military, undercover police detectives, Air Marshal candidates, black-belt-ranked practitioners and absolute beginners. Fundamentals and body mechanics are stressed and the student comes to understand how these integrate with any movement or technique they have or learn in order to execute that technique at the highest level of efficiency with balance and power. Exercises that are included in the training include the most ancient Qi Gong (breath work -- flexibility, isometric, and breath control) that survives to this day. Meditations are also integral to training. Training is real world oriented and is conducted outside year round unless weather is life threatening. PLEASE-SERIOUS REPLYS ONLY. This training is not for everyone but is for those who desire to be world class combat hand to hand specialists and understand what it takes to achieve this.

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  • Jow Ga Shaolin Institute

    The Jow Ga Shaolin Institute promotes the study of authentic Chinese martial arts for health, fitness, emotional well-being and self-defense. We offer training to anyone interested, provided they have good moral character and a sincere desire to learn. We teach two primary kung fu styles: Jow Ga Kung Fu and Shaolin Mizong Kung Fu. Jow Ga, which originated in southern China, is a hybrid system that includes some of the most practical and effective techniques from both northern and southern Shaolin. Shaolin Mizong, a major system from northern China, combines external techniques from northern Shaolin with internal techniques from tai chi, xingyi and bagua. We provide comprehensive instruction in yang style tai chi chuan, from basic skills to advanced weapons and partner training. The yang style is characterized by slow, graceful and flowing movements. It is the most popular and is practiced throughout the world by those seeking a low-impact exercise for enhancing mental acuity, flexibility, balance, and physical well-being. We teach qigong (chi kung) as a separate class and also as part of our tai chi chuan program. Students learn how to harness qi (vital energy) using physical movement, body postures, breathing techniques, and mental focus. Our qigong style, called "Taijigong - the Art of Internal Power," leads to unity of body, mind and spirit.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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