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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.

Amerikick Andorra
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nefertiti W.
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He can be very personal. He seems to remember every child's name and is concerned with their well-being and self-esteem. He promotes the school and programs with care and doesn't try to over sell you.

Hybrid Personal Training
5.0
from 10 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!!

B.K. Martial Arts
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Donald D.
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B.K. is a great place where children and adults can learn TKD at their own pace. The class allows for one on one teachings and enforces courtesey, integrity, self control and perserveriance. The belts have to be earned, but the atmosphere is fun and supportive.

Krav Maga DelMar
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
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Great place to learn self defense!

Jack's Kickboxing Gym
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Bill P.
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Serious Fun....something for most everyone; fitness, self-defense, competition.

Red Eagle Combat Hapkido
4.6
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Bob M.
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I would highly recommend Master Robinson for any self defense training needs. I am a 25-plus year student and I am still learning new things from him every time I train.

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!

  • 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.

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.

Amanda B.
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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!

FitMax Krav Maga
5.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Michael A.
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Excellent, very knowledgeable and patient instructor. Would highly recommend!

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

    • 8 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Sean O.
    Verified review

    Very knowledgeable and patient

    • 7 years in business
    Karen K.
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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    "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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    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.

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    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.

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    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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