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  • Beginning Personal Self Defense

    (1 reviews)

    I teach personal self-defense training for beginners. Training can be at a your home, a place of your choice, or in a training facility, depending on your comfort level. We will work to help you understand the reasons why people are violent or victims of violence and help you avoid bad situations regardless of your current physical abilities. While the fitness aspect of your training will be important, the mental aspect will be equally important. You will need to understand the path you have embarked on and come to the realization that you can defend yourself without having to engage with anyone, but also be prepared if you do have to. Striking, spacing, footwork, breathing, and other aspects are important. We will move at a pace comfortable for both of us and will build your armor to where you need it to be.

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  • FitMax Krav Maga

    (1 reviews)

    At FitMax Krav Maga, private lessons are available that are tailored to your needs/goals and schedule. We provide a unique way to train mixing fitness exercise and self-defense techniques, more specifically Krav Maga. I am certified and insured. I have experience training high-end clients with specific needs and busy schedules.

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  • Integrated Kung Fu Academy

    (1 reviews)

    The emphasis of Integrated Kung Fu Academy is to create a positive learning environment for students to develop their mind and body. The physical training is designed to improve the body's strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and control. The mental aspects will help develop patience, focus, concentration, and willpower. We offer ongoing Zonghe Quanfa kung fu, kickboxing, sanda, wrestling, shuai chiao, baoding sanshou, kuai jiao, grappling, wrestling, MMA, self-defense, and more in Delaware County (Delco, PA), Pennsylvania.

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  • Philadelphia Self Defense

    The focus of Philly Self Defense is to bring students with techniques and concepts for practical self-defense and real-life survival. Over the years, I have trained in various martial arts, and I have found that most, if not all, martial arts lack theory and techniques for real-life violence. While learning a martial art has countless benefits, often, when the time comes to make use of the learned techniques in a real-world situation, they fail. The individual can't fight back; they are often in unfamiliar territory and are caught off guard. The problem is that the techniques taught in the gym are with a predetermined set of rules on cushy-matted floors and are normally at a set pace. None of these things are conducive to learning how to fight back or what a real attack is like. My instruction accommodates individuals with a variety of fitness levels and experience, and teaches them effective lifesaving techniques that are easy to remember, replicate and learn. Most importantly, the concepts that are taught allow individuals of any athletic ability, size, and strength to instantly learn. This makes it a perfect fit for all ages including children, women and men. Please don't hesitate to contact me regarding classes on real-life survival including the following: * Rape Prevention * Situational Awareness * Self-Defense * Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)

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  • Urban Defense Martial Arts and Fitness Center

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    The Urban Defense Center is Philadelphia's number one spot for martial arts, fitness, and personal protection! At the Urban Defense Center, you will find a wide range of programs that address the diverse needs of the people of Philadelphia. Whether you are looking for beginning martial arts, fitness, advanced technical training, or a home-based self-defense tutorial, Urban Defense has what you need. The Urban Defense Center offers classes in the following areas: - Urban Defense Martial Arts - Safety and Awareness (Self-Defense) - Tai Fit Aerobic Kickboxing - Restraining Arts - Personal Training The Urban Defense programs are tailored for the urban lifestyle. Unlike traditional martial arts schools or fitness centers, the Urban Defense Center combines a structured martial arts program with practical skills for urban living. At the foundation of Urban Defense is the philosophy of hard work, dedication, commitment, responsibility and accountability. Since 1996, Master Lawrence Whitaker has developed a total martial arts program that helps individuals strengthen their minds and bodies so they can achieve their personal best. In addition, he offers the best total-body aerobic workout in the Philadelphia area!

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  • U.S. Kobudo Club

    We offer private instruction in Goshinjutsu, a Japanese-style non-martial program that focuses exclusively on escape techniques and other self-defense skills that are immediately applicable to real-life situations. Modern self-defense training must be practical and comprehensive to be effective. In addition to effective defense techniques, we provide information on the physiology of attack-and-defense, the psychology of perpetrators of assault and, most importantly, proven strategies for avoiding assaults. These elements combine to create a very comprehensive system of practical self-defense. During class we emphasize safety, respect, and patience. Anyone can succeed in our program. All that is needed is a sincere desire to learn.

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  • Senzwa's Krav Maga: Self Defense Instruction

    "If you want to awaken all of humanity, then you must awaken all of yourself; if you want to eliminate the suffering of the world, then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly the greatest gift you can give to the world is that of your own self-transformation." - Lao Tzu I provide training and consultation in self-defense, namely Krav Maga. Krav Maga is the most effective self-defense system on the market and has been engineered and structured to ensure optimal development, quick retention and a high degree of fitness! Let me help you transform into a more secure, more aware and more prepared version of yourself. I can teach you skills that may one day save your life, only if you accept the journey!

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  • Osagame Martial Arts and Fitness

    Our academy teaches judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, self-defense, and fitness and kettlebell classes to adults and children in South Philly. We can help you and/or your loved ones be safer, healthier, and more confident. We can teach you a fun and exciting set of skills that will improve your life.

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  • action karate main line

    (11 reviews)

    In my classes, the following are done: 1. Build rapport and help the client understand the importance of self-confidence as well as help them believe in themselves 2. Tailor the self-defense and fitness session to focus on their needs as well as teach karate moves and make it fun (such as punching and kicking bags, mental and physical self-defense techniques, kata for concentration and memory, plyometric and cardio exercises, static and dynamic stretching) 3. Give nutrition tips when wanted 4. Have fun!

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  • Zen Martial Arts & Fitness

    (5 reviews)

    I offer private and semi-private functional training sessions designed to burn fat, lose weight and tone muscle. Each program is safely and specifically developed to suit the needs of my clients as a nationally certified fitness professional. Further, I teach mixed martial arts to both adults & children interested in learning self-defense and competitive sport, if interested. I also focus on athletic sports performance intended on making athletes faster, stronger, quicker and more agile in their field or court of play through the latest in sports science. My pricing is reasonable and comparable to other professional fitness trainers and martial artists in the local area.

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  • Ellite Health Inc

    (1 reviews)

    Services offered are: * Strength training * Body sculpting * Toning * Endurance training * Conditioning * Circuit training * Nutrition guidance * Nutrition Seminars * Motivational Speaking * Weight Loss * Post-rehabilitation * Osteoporosis prevention * Stretching * Yoga * Pilates * Plyometrics * Cardio boot camp * Self-Defense training * Kettle bell training * Mixed Martial arts

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  • Penn State Karate Club - Philadelphia Region

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    We offer formal IsshinRyu Karate-Do training in Manayunk section of Philadelphia. IsshinRyu began in Okinawa Japan by Master Tatsuo Shimabuku. Dojo is operated by Penn State Karate Club Alumni. Workouts: We practice from 6-8 pm on Sunday evenings. Practices include: warm-ups/stretching, strength exercises (push-ups, sit-ups, dips, running), upper and lower body basic techniques, kata (belt rank forms), self-defense, focus mit and air shield drills, sparring (controlled, light-contact), ground fighting, pressure point activation, joint locks and throws, and weapons (IsshinRyu black belts only). Instructors: 2 full IWKA instructors (5th and 3rd degree black belts) with 35+ years of combined experience. 2 partial IWKA instructors (3rd and 1st degree black belts) with 10+ years of combined experience. Students: Several student belt ranks (white through green belt) as well. No previous martial arts experience is required. Participants: Men and women are welcome. Must be 18+ years old to participate. Cost: A one-time annual fee of $34.00 is required for injury insurance associated with our lease. $40.00 per month fee per student allows us to pay for our rental workout space only (This equates to $5.00/hour, very reasonable). Instructors are volunteers and train students without pay. That is how much we love to practice and teach! Benefits: Improve strength, speed, power, flexibility, lose weight, gain confidence, learn self-control, cultivate discipline, give respect and be respected!

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  • Martial Arts Instruction

    We offer martial arts instruction, learn self defense, discipline, self-confidence, lose weight and build character.

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  • I work on boxing, fitness, weight management, nutrition advice, exercise development, self-defense training, running, and regiment development.

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  • azoor

    I am a makeup artist, stylist and beautician. I sell handcraft beauty products. I teach women self-defense and also children braiding/locs.

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  • Martial Arts Training Center of Delaware

    We have a martial arts studio, teaching the basics of Shotokan karate. We incorporate a system of blended self-defense and personal protection. Classes include traditional karate-do, introduction to jujitsu, and varied movement drills. We break down into three different systems, catering to age and ability.

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  • United Martial Arts & Fitness Academy

    We are announcing the grand opening of Delaware Valley's newest MMA school: American Fighter MMA Academy. Located on Route 3 in Havertown, AF MMA Academy offers a wide variety of martial arts instruction for children from 4 to 13 years old and adults of all ages. The brainchild of chief instructor Ross Lindy, a Sandan black belt with 20 years of martial arts experience, this emergent style offers martial artists a competitive advantage with its specialization in Ryukyu Kempo pressure point self-defense. Whatever your interest in the martial arts are, from fight training to physical fitness to self-defense and beyond, you'll find the perfect mix at AF MMA Academy. Act now to receive a 20% grand opening discount (uniform included). Ross Lindy Chief Instructor Sandan (3rd degree) black belt American Fighter MMA Academy (Sogo Kakutogi Dojo)

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  • Danielle Personal Training and Nutrition

    Danielle has been a certified personal trainer since 1996 specializing in formulating extremely high-quality programs for each client regardless of his/her age or goals. She received her first black belt in 2004 (currently third degree) and is now working toward her goal to becoming an Ironman triathlete. Danielle uses a myriad of disciplines, such as weight training, sports conditioning, kickboxing, core conditioning, flexibility and self-defense combined with positive reinforcement to encourage clients and build their confidence in order to commit to reaching personal conditioning goals. A nationally certified sports nutritionist with a professional focus in macrobiotics, Danielle combines the techniques of exercise and proper diet regimen to condition the body internally as well as externally.

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  • Daddis Mixed Martial Arts Academy

    Since 2000, Daddis Mixed Martial Arts in Philadelphia, PA (also known as Philly MMA); Cherry Hill, NJ; and Hamilton, NJ, has transformed thousands of students' lives by empowering them with the tools to succeed, regardless of gender, age or athletic ability. We develop and nurture a lifestyle in our students that brings about a positive change for the rest of their lives. Daddis Mixed Martial Arts teaches the most effective martial arts the world has ever known -- modern, battle-tested self-defense techniques that are unrivaled in the ring, cage or street. While we are proud to have the winningest competition team in the region, we are most proud of our "Beginner Friendly" curriculum that cater to the needs of any and every individual. Please take a minute to explore our website to see what our programs can do for you and to see how we can help you reach your martial arts and fitness goals.

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  • Budo Full Range Martial Arts

    Budo's mixed martial arts age appropriate programs are designed to increase focus, confidence and overall functional fitness in any age. Our Mantua location has pioneered MMA in Southern Jersey for over 20 years, and has mixed martial arts classes for ages 4 years and up. We specialize in combat sports such as boxing, Muay Thai, jiu jitsu, wrestling and MMA and functional fitness using the CrossFit philosophy. But what we really specialize in is in making you stronger, more confident, more fit and more focused! Our program has been known to increase a child's confidence and focus in as little as 6 weeks, and we have had 40 year olds lose over 25 pounds of fat in just 6 short weeks! What our parents and kids like most about our program is that it works, especially for real life self-defense! We coach our students on how to manage conflict and stress through the S.P.E.A.R. system. We not only work on tools and tactics that work, but also on building confidence and competence in being able to defuse a possibly violent situation. We are the only school that has 5 certified instructors in PDR/SPEAR system on the East Coast. So please stop by, visit our school, try out a free class, and start seeing all the benefits and results our program has to offer! If you mention this site, we will give a free month of lessons and a uniform! Call us today for more info.

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  • Personal Training & Fitness Classes

    Patty Power fitness

    (4 reviews)

    I offer the following services: * personal training * group fitness classes * 8-week military bootcamp * spinning * kickboxing * boxing * self defense * Pilates * yoga * meditation * cooking classes I try to work on the person as a whole. I try to get to the root of the problem. Everybody has a different reason why they are not fit or are overweight.

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  • Women's Self-Defense

    F.L.A.G. - Fight Like A Girl - BJJ United

    (1 reviews)

    Sharon's F.L.A.G. seminar has impacted my life dramatically. I never thought anything dangerous could happen to me, but when put in the situation I had come to realize I wouldn't know what to do. With this program, I have learned some basic self defense that could save my life that I will not soon forget!

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  • Personal Training

    Ellite Health Inc

    (1 reviews)

    Services offered are: * Strength training * Body sculpting * Toning * Endurance training * Conditioning * Circuit training * Nutrition guidance * Nutrition Seminars * Motivational Speaking * Weight Loss * Post-rehabilitation * Osteoporosis prevention * Stretching * Yoga * Pilates * Plyometrics * Cardio boot camp * Self-Defense training * Kettle bell training * Mixed Martial arts

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  • Integrated Kung Fu, Kickboxing, MMA & Self-Defense

    Integrated Kung Fu Academy

    (1 reviews)

    The emphasis of Integrated Kung Fu Academy is to create a positive learning environment for students to develop their mind and body. The physical training is designed to improve the body's strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and control. The mental aspects will help develop patience, focus, concentration, and willpower. We offer ongoing Zonghe Quanfa kung fu, kickboxing, sanda, wrestling, shuai chiao, baoding sanshou, kuai jiao, grappling, wrestling, MMA, self-defense, and more in Delaware County (Delco, PA), Pennsylvania.

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  • Self Defence Classes

    Fang Shi Do Fighting Method

    (1 reviews)

    I've been training Fang Shi Do for 1 1/2 years and it has become a way of life for me. In a short period of time I had lost 40lbs of body fat and learned some of the most brutal fighting techniques in self defense to date. Master Chief Instructor Tommy DiLallo and the Fang Shi Do fighting method have completely changed my life, I believe it will do the same for you.

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  • Self Defense Courses

    Zentokukai of Chester County

    (1 reviews)

    I offer Okinawa Shorinji Ryu Karate-Do (old school traditional karate). I specialize in adult martial arts / self-defense. This is a no nonsense school, helping those who want to learn how to defend themselves. I've been successfully teaching many students for the past 44 years. Regardless of your age or what shape you're in, I can help you out in becoming a better person through serious Koryu (old school) martial arts training.

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  • Martial Arts

    Street Safe Martial Arts

    Welcome to Street Safe Martial Arts. We offer Sinmoo Hapkido and reality based self-defense training. Our exciting program teaches real-world self-defense along with mind and body development. Our system is so unique that anyone can learn to protect themselves and their loved ones. Have fun, get in shape, build amazing self confidence, learn discipline, and meet new people. Call today and get a free introductory lesson.

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  • Martial Arts Instructors

    United Martial Arts & Fitness Academy

    We are announcing the grand opening of Delaware Valley's newest MMA school: American Fighter MMA Academy. Located on Route 3 in Havertown, AF MMA Academy offers a wide variety of martial arts instruction for children from 4 to 13 years old and adults of all ages. The brainchild of chief instructor Ross Lindy, a Sandan black belt with 20 years of martial arts experience, this emergent style offers martial artists a competitive advantage with its specialization in Ryukyu Kempo pressure point self-defense. Whatever your interest in the martial arts are, from fight training to physical fitness to self-defense and beyond, you'll find the perfect mix at AF MMA Academy. Act now to receive a 20% grand opening discount (uniform included). Ross Lindy Chief Instructor Sandan (3rd degree) black belt American Fighter MMA Academy (Sogo Kakutogi Dojo)

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  • Self Defense Classes

    Champions Martial Arts Academy

    We are a family-style martial arts center. We offer phenomenal programs for children and adults, and all programs are focused on self-defense, character development, and physical fitness. Our primary focus is kickboxing, but we also study Ed Parker Kenpo, Muay Thai, and junior MMA (grappling and striking for kids). We develop fit and focused champions.

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  • Self-Defense Instruction

    U.S. Kobudo Club

    We offer private instruction in Goshinjutsu, a Japanese-style non-martial program that focuses exclusively on escape techniques and other self-defense skills that are immediately applicable to real-life situations. Modern self-defense training must be practical and comprehensive to be effective. In addition to effective defense techniques, we provide information on the physiology of attack-and-defense, the psychology of perpetrators of assault and, most importantly, proven strategies for avoiding assaults. These elements combine to create a very comprehensive system of practical self-defense. During class we emphasize safety, respect, and patience. Anyone can succeed in our program. All that is needed is a sincere desire to learn.

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  • Personal Protection and Self Defense Instruction

    Osagame Martial Arts and Fitness

    Our academy teaches judo, Brazilian jiu jitsu, self-defense, and fitness and kettlebell classes to adults and children in South Philly. We can help you and/or your loved ones be safer, healthier, and more confident. We can teach you a fun and exciting set of skills that will improve your life.

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  • Martial Arts Classes

    RED TIGER TAEKWON-DO

    Established in 1983 by Master Mario Cancelliere under the "EL" (Elevated Station) in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, the USTC-Red Tiger has become one of the most recognizable and respected martial arts organizations of ITF-style taekwondo in the area. With various locations throughout Philadelphia and surrounding suburbs, the USTC hopes to spread Taekwon-do to students of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds. Through its family discounted programs, no contractual agreements, flexible hours and variety of classes, the USTC-Red Tiger demonstrates its commitment to students of all ages and abilities. Many people believe that the martial arts are just for children. That could not be further from the truth. Taekwon-do was developed as a method of self-defense. Because of its origins in the Orient, it is based on the principles of humility, respect, integrity, patience, perseverance, and loyalty. This philosophy is the cornerstone of conduct indicative of true martial artists. But Taekwon-do is much more than just one of the most efficient methods of unarmed self-defense, it serves as an invaluable tool for improving self-control, stamina, flexibility, coordination, relieving stress, sharpening reflexes and controlling weight. If you are looking for something other than martial arts instruction, we also offer two types of exciting fitness classes, Cardio-Kick (Aerobic Kickboxing) and Zumba (Latin aerobics). RED TIGER TKD

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“Need Self Defense Lessons for My 18-Year-Old Son”

Baltimore, MD

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense)
Age
Adult
Skill level
No experience
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I need a self defence class for my 18 year old son thats been shelterd and on his way to college
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