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Where to even begin? Krav Maga has proven to be one of the most effective and easiest to learn forms of self defense ever devised. Used by the Israeli Defense Force and numerous law enforcement agencies worldwide, it constantly undergoes review from its highest ranks to ensure the system stays relevant to the environments in which it's practiced. That said, I've been a student for a couple of years and have had an amazing experience from day 1. Mark Blake co-owns the school and teaches along with an amazing team of instructors. When I first started taking classes I was 48 pounds overweight and needed a fitness regimen that would keep me engaged and interested. My first class was *so* physically challenging I actually had to pick myself up by the bootstraps to go back. But within a month I'd already dropped 10 pounds and was able to make it through a rigorous hour of class without stopping. The classes are so fun that most of the time I'm barely aware I'm "working out" so I never get bored. This is a highly effective form of self defense and fitness and I would recommend it for men and women just about any age. The first class is free too!
It is a big decision to join a Martial Arts school. The head instructor is everything. Sifu Cropper and the other students made us feel welcome. We love our Kajukenbo because there are 5 arts in one. Great job and thank you for teaching our children self defense.
I took the self defense class from Mitchell and now feel more confident than perhaps I should. But I would still be going myself if I didn't have personal problems. However, I was so impressed with this class and the instructor that I decided to sign my kids (8 and 10) up and they have been going now for more than six months and not only do they love it, but I love how I am able to integrate pieces of class into our daily lives to smooth some areas. And I now have confidence that my children will be able to protect themselves from most who mean them harm, or at least be able to talk about it. The only thing I must practice patience about is that Mitch can sometimes be easily distracted and go in a different direction than expected, but it is still generally informative. I would and do recommend Mitchell Pennell"s self defense class for any- and everyone.
Training with Janna for the last three years plus has enabled me to live pain and injury free while continuing to participate in the physical activities I love.
Working with Coach Chris at Forge Fitness has been one of the best experiences I've ever had with a fitness trainer as well as a self defense trainer. Coach Chris has an amazing talent of being able to push me Just enough. He is quietly encouraging and in no way intimidating. He helps the overall person. He is very observant and can tell when you've had enough and when you need to keep going. If you are looking for a buffed out meathead how shows off how awesome he is while counting your jumping jacks and shouting at you then Coach Chris is not your guy. But if you've come to a point where you've tried everything else and are now realizing that you need to put in the work to get the results and you just need some guidance from someone who really cares, then look no further. Coach Chris will help you get there and will help you realize that you can do it. When I first began with Chris, I had never been able to do a single push-up, now I can do 150! Now I am setting goals I NEVER thought I'd be able to do. Thanks Coach! I owe ya big time!😊
I've known this man for decades... Class act!! Jim Thomas
Allow me to be the first to recommend Guru Angie! I always find her training sessions to be fun and informative. She's very patient and presents the material in an easy to understand, step by step manner that doesn't overwhelm. Her self defense techniques are easy to learn but very effective against larger and stronger opponents.
We offer martial art class for 3- to 5-year-old, 7- to 13-year-old, teen, and all adults. Benefit of the class: * Respect * Discipline * Confidence * Self-defense * Personal development * Physical fitness
I am a very experienced, personable and knowledgeable practitioner, who understands that each body is unique. I am able to learn and able to enjoy learning. The mind calms, so the body can react well in this physical life.
ISB Self-defense classes are designed with the individual in mind. The lessons offered are very affordable. The first session is free so you can see if my lessons are a fit for you. The techniques and type of training will be customized for each individual so that people of all body types, gender, and skill levels may learn proper and effective self-defense at a pace they are comfortable with. ISB pulls knowledge from a variety of traditional and nontraditional martial arts and grappling schools to give you well-rounded knowledge and the means you need to protect yourself safely and effectively.
With martial arts teaching careers that began as far back as 1989, the instructors at the Academy of Modern Martial Arts have over 50 years of combined experience assisting individuals and families to be both safer and more secure. With over 16 years in Lake Oswego alone, our long standing in the community speaks for itself. We do not utilize contracts, charge for advancement, or have any hidden fees. Students choose to train with us on a month by month basis. We firmly believe that if you offer people enough information, they will make a decision that is right for them. That is why we always offer a complimentary class, so you can see the training for yourself. Visit our studio yourself to see why so many people choose to entrust their training to the professional staff at the Academy of Modern Martial Arts. You owe it to yourself to experience the tremendous benefits of martial arts fitness training.
I have studied martial arts for 16 years. I have competed in over 20 tournaments including taking first place in the nationals. I have my black belt in karate and have practiced hapkido, judo and aikido. I have taught karate and self-defense. My philosophy is teaching self-defense in a way that is simple. Awareness , confidence, keeping ones body and mind strong and disciplined, as well as physical techniques that one can remember when in a frightening situation . I am passionate about a healthy diet , proper weight , exercise which includes cardio and weight training . I have 38 years of expereince. I am a trainer who pushes . Form is an absolute . I am careful to not over train and feel that muscles and " fat " respond well to variety . It's more fun and keeps up the desire to keep going. Self defense for women is an option . I am experienced in both .
As a woman, I understand the fears and safety issues that all women face! I have studied the best techniques and have come up with a system which empowers any woman, no matter age, size, or shape. My system features the three Ps of personal safety as follows: * Prevention--what you can do in advance to prevent a crime or get out of danger quicker * Perception--awareness training and what you can do to change how an attacker sees you * Power--not just using your personal body weapons that you carry with you daily but your mind and the passion for the people you care about We provide self-defense training and seminars for women taught by a woman!
Tulen self-defense is simple to learn and highly effective. We provide interactive and age-appropriate training for women and children that builds the skills and confidence to respond immediately to real-life situations. Practice assertive body language and voice, learn to strike with speed and commitment and gain valuable information. No Go Yell Tell is for boys and girls ages 7-10 years old. Through role plays, storytelling and interactive practice, kids learn to set boundaries and act in their own behalf. Kids have fun and gain the skills to live healthier and safer lives. 3 Hours of Power is for girls and women ages 11 and older. Women learn to recognize and respond immediately to threatening behavior. All classes are taught by women martial artists who are certified self-defense instructors. This dynamic course builds skills and confidence in a safe and supportive atmosphere.
Choose Dynamic Martial Arts Academy if you are in need of self defense programs. They offer Kajukenbo and Kali self defense classes. Check out their profile on Thumbtack.
Learn easy self defense moves with the help of Hood's Martial Arts Academy. They provide professional and quality martial arts training programs at a reasonable price.