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Personal Safety Unlimited
from 2 reviews
  • 15 years in business
Jeff J.
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Mr. Zorn is not only very knowledgeable about his subject matter, but also a great teacher. Very professional as well. I would reccomend his instruction to anyone desiring more insight into defensive stratagems, tactics, and combatives.

Technically Sound
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
Cory P.
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I received a few self-defense lessons from this vendor. Style: Jeet Kune Do (JKD) Pros: Brian, my instructor, was incredibly knowledgeable about this style and was excited to teach it. He worked within my limitations - I am not very flexible or coordinated, so he tailored his approach to work within my limits. That's what JKD is about: creating a system that works for each individual. Brian was also a compassionate teacher. He always asked permission before he went into a demonstration, meaning he never laid a hand on me without my consent. At no point did I feel intimidated or threatened, which has not always been my experience in studying other martial art styles. He was also diligent in assigning me homework so that, when we weren't working together, I had plenty to practice so we could make more progress in our next section. His prices per lesson were also incredibly fair. Cons: With Brian's excitement and interest in the style came a little impatience. He's so eager to teach that he occasionally overloaded me with information. I'm sure if I had said as much to him, he would have understood and slowed down. But his energy is contagious, and I wanted to learn just as much as he wanted to teach. For anyone else working with Brian, be sure to speak up if he's going too fast, and I'd be willing to be he'd understand. As I said, JKD is all about flexibility, meaning the style can be adapted for your needs.

Jim M.
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Bernard Pinckney's School of Self-Defense is a great school for those who desire a very practical mix of self-defense techniques with some aerobics. He teaches self defense with no endless forms and katas, which only postpone your self defense desires. The school is very well furnished with props/bags/dummies, the floor is fully cushioned with very thick matting and the area is quite large. And you will lose all your excess weight like I did.

Wes D.
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Mr. Barnett is a dedicated professional safety and self defense trainer who is comitted to educating people of the realities of personal safety. With over 40 years of real experience, Mr. Barnett can provide individuals and groups with the information and skills that can make the difference when it comes to surviving a dangerous situation. I encourage you to contact Mr. Barnett and discuss what might be best for you or your group. Corporate training allows employers to provide their employees, and even their families, with an on-site fun and practical continuing education session. These sessions are newsworthy and make great PR stories for the business. Personal training is the best way to learn how to protect yourself. Personal safety is like one likes to invest in it, but when something happens you sure wish that you had. Contact Mr. Barnett now to see how he can help you and perhaps your family, friends and coworkers live a safer life.


I have been offering taekwondo and self-defense training for over 20 years in Downriver. I am specializing in traditional taekwondo as well as general, women's and children's self-defense.


With its state-of-the-art, reality-based systems, the Tactical Self Defense (TSD) provides personal protection solutions for everyone in society whether you are a civilian, police officer, security specialist or soldier. TSD is an eclectic self-defense system that combines karate, wrestling, judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, modern arnis and boxing. Commando Krav Maga is also offered. Classes address real-life scenarios like chokes, weapon disarming and ground attacks. Are you interested in learning more about our methods, classes, or if Commando Krav Maga is right for you? Contact us, or come visit/observe one of our sessions. Class listings can be found on our Facebook page. Our facility is state of the art, with bathrooms/showers to clean up after a hard workout, and an extra large dojo floor with pads. Feel free to give us a call, or email us with any questions, comments or concerns that you may have. We look forward to hearing from you! We encourage participation from any shape, size, and age, 14 and up. The instructor has a Level 5 Commando Krav Maga certification (highest female level in Michigan), a black belt in Goju-Ryu karate under the instruction of Sensei S. Larioza, and a white belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the instruction of Ryan Fiorenzi (highest black belt in Michigan). Public and private classes are offered.


Judan Judo of Toledo has been in business since 1991. The club is very family oriented; we work with both children and adults. Our club focuses on mentoring children who need to have positive role models in their lives. Our Staff consists of active and retired police officers, medical professionals and business professionals.


We specialize in self-defense, empty hand and stick and knife. We also offer cardio fitness and nutrition for better health and weight loss.

  • 21 years in business

I have a Bach. of Education. I have taught in Private, Public, and Charter Schools which helps me in working with students of all types, including those with learning disabilities. I also am licensed by our International and National Organizations. I continue to take courses to help me develop professionaly.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I provide self-defense and personal protection for men, women and children of all ages. I also provide gun and knife attacks.


Because, I have a proven record of experience and training that qualifies me to be the best around. Plus I am 100% honest and sensible to my customers needs.


This establishment offers one of the best self defense classes and training. They also provide Chinese boxing, Wing Chun fight sequencing, choreography, and consulting services, among others.


Attend self defense classes and learn how to survive in dangerous situations. This martial arts academy will teach you balance displacement principles to attack with impact yet with minimal effort.

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