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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
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.

B.K. Martial Arts
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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
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
  • New on Thumbtack
Veronica A.
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Red Eagle Combat Hapkido was a great place to learn self defense techniques I can carry with me and I move to an urban setting. It increased my confidence and allowed me to learn and do things I didn't see myself doing before. Classes were fun and made you think about real life scenarios. I would definitely love to take more classes as time allows me to.

  • New on Thumbtack
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!

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Wade H.
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Hi I'm Sensei Hetrick and I am one of the younger instructors at the school. I have known Sensei Heine and Sensei Marmon for several years. You will not find a more dedicated group of instructors at any school. We are all personally invested in the progression of our students and teach Karate in a practical sense to be used as a way of life, whether that means improving physical and mental health or for self defense. I have trained at other schools that charge hundreds of dollars a month and yet the quality of instruction does not measure up to PSKC in Philadelphia. Hope to see you in class soon!

  • 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.

Sutorikan
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Andy R.
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Have known Sensei Jim Pizii for years! He is an amazing teacher! Old school effective Okinawan Karate is what you will experience at this school of martial arts! Great people! Great instructors!

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sean O.
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Very knowledgeable and patient

  • New on Thumbtack
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
  • New on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Excellent, very knowledgeable and patient instructor. Would highly recommend!

Magnus Karate
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
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

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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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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
  • New on Thumbtack
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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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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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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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Need a Karate Instructor for Self Defense Training Asap

Carlisle, PA

  • Discipline
    Martial Arts (Karate, Judo, etc.)
  • Age
    Adult
  • Skill level
    No experience
  • Details
    -
  • $70
    Average price

Need a Martial Arts Instructor

Havertown, PA

  • Discipline
    Martial Arts (Karate, Judo, etc.)
  • Age
    Child
  • Skill level
    No experience
  • Details
    I have a 10 year old son that wants to take MMA for self defense and to raise his self confidence

Need a Self Defense Instructor ASAP

Philadelphia, PA

  • Discipline
    Assault prevention (basic self defense)
  • Age
    Adult
  • Skill level
    No experience
  • Details
    I live in Philadelphia but I work in a rough area of the city. As a part of my job I have to enter peoples homes and just feel I could benefit from self-defense classes. As a part of precaution.
  • $42.5
    Average price
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