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  • Best of '16

    Mataw-Guro Dale Yeager Kuntao

    (7 reviews)

    Real world experience with violence and crime through my profession as a Forensic Profiler and Tactical Instructor USDOJ Teaching people how to be safe and to challenge themselves to greater skills.

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  • Best of '16

    Grant's Kung Fu Academy

    (5 reviews)

    Grant's Kung Fu Academy offers kung fu classes in Delaware county. We specialize in Northern Praying Mantis kung fu. Our training blends the ancient Chinese martial arts techniques with today's need for fitness, conditioning and character building. All students are encouraged to ask questions, observe other styles, learn theory and apply it to real life. Every student at our school will become an academic martial artist who knows and understands why and how to use the techniques they learn. We are located at 808 Macdade and Evergreen Folsom, PA, 19033 Delaware County, and we are minutes from I-95, I-476 and Philadelphia.

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  • Best of '16

    Brudel Fitness

    (2 reviews)

    Brudel Fitness is a personal training and athlete training company that focuses on developing functional strength and increasing your strength-to-weight ratio. We utilize bodyweight, suspension training, and Olympic lifts to increase muscle stamina and explosive strength. By creating custom workout programs for each client designed around your specific goals and needs, we will maximize effectiveness. Suspension and bodyweight training allows us to build your strength without adding bulk to your frame. If you desire to add size as well, we will incorporate more Olympic lifts and weighted moves to help you grow. No matter if you need just personal training, if you're an athlete looking to increase your ability, or if you are looking to find an outlet for stress in your life, we can help you reach your goals and notice a difference in how you feel.

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  • Best of '16

    New World Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness

    (2 reviews)

    We are a full-service martial arts training and fitness facility. Our instruction is world class, personalized, and second to none. We offer instruction in Fitness, Sports and Athletic training. Our self defense course is comprised of Karate, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino and Indonesian arts, Jujutsu, Muay Thai Boxing and Catch Wrestling.

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  • action karate main line

    (10 reviews)

    I specialize in giving personal attention to what the client precisely needs- mentally, physically, through helping them gain confidence and self esteem, and have Fun! Love to coach martial arts and fitness

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  • Martial Arts Fitness Center

    (10 reviews)

    We take pride in our training and helping our students grow to be their very best. We are committed to providing our students with the very best in martial arts and fitness! All of our instructors are black belts and continue to train growing themselves to bring the very best to our students. We have certified martial arts instructors, certified personal trainers, certified nutrition coaches, and certified MMA conditioning coaches. We offer a variety of programs to meet anyone's goals like: * Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu * Mixed Martial Arts * Personal Training * Children's Martial Arts * Fitness Kickboxing * Zumba and more

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  • Amerikick Andorra

    (10 reviews)

    We're a martial arts studio, teaching kenpo karate and mixed martial arts. We're specializing in children, women, and family self-defense.

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  • 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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  • Urban Defense Martial Arts and Fitness Center

    (3 reviews)

    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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  • 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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Thumbtack Spotlight

U.S. Kobudo Club

There seems to be a lot of showmanship, bravado, and overstatement in modern sport martial arts: trophies, ribbons, colored belts, etc. Traditional Japanese martial arts take a completely different approach: training aims at suppression of ego, quiet confidence, and honesty about one's strengths and weaknesses. I know the power of the techniques from personal experience, and I want my students to understand their efficacy through personal experience too. Students who give themselves to the process will not be disappointed.

Mark Toth studied Japanese-style classical martial arts in Milwaukee for about ten years. He was promoted as school director dojo-cho by the Genbukan organization headmaster in Japan, and as such, he has the permission to open a Genbukan branch school anywhere in the world.

The first incarnation of my school was a university club sport system (Kobudo Club); it proved to be successful and spread to several universities in the Midwest. After moving to Philadelphia in 2008, I decided to change my business model to that of a stand-alone school for self-defense instruction (Kobudo School of Self-Defense). Watching young women (and men) grow in awareness and confidence during campus safety seminar is very gratifying for me.

For traditional martial arts training, get it straight from a Genbukan dojo-cho!

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  • Women's Self-Defense

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

    (1 reviews)

    Protect yourself with professional self-defense techniques from F.L.A.G. - Fight Like A Girl - BJJ United. They offer self-defense for women ages 12 and up.

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  • Personal Training

    Ellite Health Inc

    (1 reviews)

    Learn how to defend yourself by taking self defense training from Ellite Health Inc. This company also offers nutrition guidance, post-rehabilitation, cardio boot camp, yoga therapy, and more.

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  • Personal Protection & Self Defense Instructions

    Champions Martial Arts Academy

    This studio is among the self protection and martial arts schools that have various workshops for kids and adults. They have MMA, muay Thai, kenpo and self defense courses, and others.

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  • Self Defense Schools

    U.S. Kobudo Club

    Kobudo School of Self-Defense offers private instruction for interested students of any age. They provide modern self-defense training, assault avoidance and more.

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  • Personal Defense Classes

    Street Safe Martial Arts

    Check out this martial arts school and gym that provides free self defense classes for first-time clients. They have hapkido workshops and other private self defense lessons.

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  • Self Defense Classes

    Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy

    Learn how to protect yourself with Rosendo Diaz Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy's self defense classes. They provide instruction on effective self defense techniques as well as MMA, boxing and more.

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  • Martial Arts & Fitness Instruction

    RED TIGER TAEKWON-DO

    This business has been providing quality martial arts and fitness instructions since 1983. They offer lessons for taekwondo, kickboxing, zumba, and more.

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  • Real Life Self-Defense Classes

    American Self-Defense Club

    This company has been operating since 2003. They provide self-defense classes and private lessons in Isshinryu karate, women's self-defense, personal training, and more.

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  • Karate & Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Training

    United Martial Arts & Fitness Academy

    American Fighter MMA Academy offers a variety of martial arts classes that will improve your fighting skills. They teach defensive tactics to students aged 4 to 13 years old.

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  • Krav Maga Personal Defense Training

    Atlantic Krav Maga

    Learn to defend yourself, friends or family when you sign up with private self defense classes from Atlantic Krav Maga. They emphasize on practical techniques, intense training and real-life scenarios.

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  • Fitness & Combative Training

    Gemiyale "BabyHercules" Adkins Personal Training

    Gemiyale is adept at teaching MMA and boxing to those who need to lose weight or improve on hand-to-hand combat. He has worked with world-class MMA fighters and boxers. He also offers cardio workouts.

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  • Judo & Self Defense Instructors

    Osagame Martial Arts and Fitness

    This academy has some of the best self defense instructors who teach you exciting and fun sets of skills. They provide Brazilian jiu jitsu, judo, kettlebell and fitness classes.

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“Need a Self Defense Instructor”

Middle River, MD

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense), Military combatives (Krav Maga, Systema, etc.)
Age
Adult
Skill level
Beginner
Details
I need to be able to compensate for my physical limitations. (I'm not handicapped I just have had past injuries that at times still effect me)
$50
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“Need a Self Defense Instructor”

Baltimore, MD

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense)
Age
Adult
Skill level
No experience
Details
Looking for a class that my girlfriend and I can take together to learn basic self defense.
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“Need Military Combative Self Defense Instruction After January 2013”

Pasadena, MD

Discipline
Military combatives (Krav Maga, Systema, etc.)
Age
Adult
Skill level
Intermediate
$140
Average price
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