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action karate main line
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Joey W.
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I just love Miss Judy! She is very patient with me and I fee that I am learning a great deal from her. I've been to other martial arts schools before, and I was not satisfied with what I experienced. In addition, I see that the martial art style that was taught in those other places would have been of little use in a "street fight". Kenpo has a self defense move and counter for any practical attack. The other schools did not teach that.

Hybrid Personal Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Katie A.
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The self defense class was very informative and also a lot of fun! I'd definitely recommend it!!

Amerikick Andorra
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Amie F.
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Amerikick Andorra is a great place for families to learn martial arts. Students learn the value of good sportsmanship and team work. They develop lifelong skills including self-defense and common sense. Students gain self-confidence and independence. Amerikick Andorra is a family business and it shows. They care about their students. They take the time to develop the best in all of their students. At Amerikick Andorra, our children (and adults too!) can learn a great sport while also developing friendships that will last a lifetime.

Krav Maga DelMar
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Christian L.
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My wife and I have attended several Krav Maga sessions. we have learned many valuable techniques that are very effective in self defense. Taylor Bracken is a high caliber instructor who has a passion to teach all who want to learn self defense. Along with developing comradery with our fellow classmates we all have a great time doing it.

Red Eagle Combat Hapkido
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Brandon B. B.
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Larry was very professional and very thorough in his lessons. I've developed a higher sense of self confidence that I can defend myself in any situation. I would highly recommend if you're looking for a high quality self defense program!

MG E.
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I've been going to UDC for 2 years and I. Love. It. I participate in the Urban Defense Martial Arts program which teaches self-defense for real-life and street situations. So you learn practical moves while getting a kick-ass workout. Anyone who wants to learn real techniques to protect yourself (this is Philly, after all), have a ton of fun, and have a great workout with an amazing teacher who actually knows what he's talking about (Master Whitaker), this is absolutely the place to go!

Kate K.
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As an alumni of Penn State Karate Club- University Park, the Philadelphia Region group brings together all the great things about the original in a more convenient package. Our classes are small, so each student can get individual attention and everyone can work at his or her own pace. This is a class for anyone who wants to kick their fitness into a whole new gear- so if you are really interested in getting into even better shape, this is the place for you. Likewise, if you aren't in great shape, and are looking for a sport you can practice for the rest of your life, this is also a great place. I'm in the latter group, and I can attest that these classes are rigorous, but the senseis will be there to help you every step of the way. Lastly, if you are interested in neither getting or staying in shape, but are feeling uneasy in the city, then we are the place to be for self-defense training. You can learn moves that even the weakest person (myself!) can perform accurately on much stronger people so that when the time comes, you can defend yourself in any situation.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Terell W.
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Great instructor, with great detailed instruction with a high emphasis of safety. Perfect place for adults to lose weight, tone up and get in of the best shape of their lives. Also, perfect environment for children to learn self-discipline, build their confidence and learn self defense.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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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.

Magnus Karate
5.0
from 1 review
    Jason M.
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    Magnus Karate is an excellent place to learn martial arts. I have known Master Pannulla, Mike, for many years and he is a man of great character and ethics. This is his passion, and he is wonderful as an instructor with children and adults of all ages. Teaching not only the martial art of Tang Soo Do, students come away with so much more. Confidence, discipline, and a determination to work hard not just in karate but school/work and other activities. Mike strives to make sure his students understand karate is to be used for the right reason - self defense only. In my mind there is no downside to martial arts practice. Students become stronger mentally and physically, becoming healthier individuals. As a result, students are prepared to meet the challenges of today's world head on, more so than if they weren't studying at Magnus. I'm honored not just to be a friend of Mike's and to write this review, but honored to be a student of his myself. I am just as passionate about training under Master Pannulla as he is instructing me and his other students. I highly recommend coming in and seeing what Magnus Karate is all about; it'll change your life in a most positive way. Best wishes, Jason M. Devon, PA

    FitMax Krav Maga
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Michael A.
    Verified review

    Excellent, very knowledgeable and patient instructor. Would highly recommend!

    Amanda B.
    Verified review

    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!

    • 7 years in business
    Karen K.
    Verified review

    Mark is a wonderful martial arts teacher. Mark has somehow found the perfect balance of kindness and toughness that reinforces the need for structure and respect, but in a way that lets his students know how much he cares about them. Mark is patient and accepting of everyone's unique challenges and works to bring out the best in his students. I've learned so much from Mark's teaching, with lessons that have served me well both in the Dojo, and in life.

    About

    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.

    • 10 years in business
    About

    I have studied and trained with some of the best in the world and I bring that to all of my classes. My background covers a wide variety of skills and I have a passion for being the best I can be which allows my students the benefit of learning multiple techniques for keeping fit and staying safe.

    About

    I am teaching usable methods of self-defense that can be practically applied by anyone. I teach very basic but applicable techniques for personal defense.

    About

    "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!

    About

    Krav Maga is the Israeli Army's official fighting and self-defense system. Krav Maga is a system of self-defense which anybody can utilize, regardless of their strength, size or overall fitness level. The system emphasizes practical and simple techniques, intense training, and real-life scenarios. Learn how to defend yourself, friends and/or family members, while getting in the greatest shape of your life. Krav Maga classes are intense, fun and functional. Our focus at Atlantic Krav Maga (AKM) is on every student. Our objective is to improve your skill set, and to bring you to the greatest level of competency, in the quickest amount of time. Our instructors all have over eight years' personal experience in the Krav Maga system. We pride ourselves not just on technical proficiency, but also on our ability to communicate the techniques and fundamental principles of the system to our students.

    About

    Travel Security Professionals offers a Women's Awareness Group class taught by a former female law enforcement officer. You can now have a fun girls night while learning safety and security. I will teach you situational awareness, facial recognition, hands-on realistic self defense, and vehicle, travel, home and campus safety. Classes can be tailored to your needs. We will travel to you if you are within the New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania regions.

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    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)

    About

    Martial arts/ Self Defense certified trainer. As well as personal trainer certified through ISSA Tae kwon do 2nd degree 4 years Amateur Muay Thai Boxing. Get a workout that will change your looks and attitude towards life while also learning new skills! The most versatile trainer you will find!

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