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action karate main line
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Ian B.
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Miss Judy was my son's karate instructor for several years. It was obvious from the start that she is passionate about the martial arts. Her attention to detail is what impressed me the most.

Hybrid Personal Training
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
David F.
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Andrew Otter is a truly excellent trainer. He is the perfect combination of tough and motivating… And just as important he makes working out fun. Whether you’re getting back into exercise, tired of the same old routine, or looking to take your fitness to the next level, Andrew has a program for you. I have personally benefited from kickboxing lessons that not only improved my core strength, balance, and hand eye coordination, but have also given me a new hobby that I will enjoy for years to come. Thanks Andrew!

Amerikick Andorra
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Phyllis E.
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Al is extremely caring and this translates to his teachers. They personalize my lessons and realize my limitations. They are all encouraging and make me want to continue with my lessons. This is a great place to take karate lessons for either children or adults.

Action Reality Martial Arts
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Jon S.
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I met TJ as he was growing his New Jersey based training program. Prior to this, I had practiced Aikido (Kokikai) for several years and Kung Fu (North Dragon - Lung Jop Pai) for a couple of years. I had also been a fan of Bruce Lee since the 1970's, and the opportunity to talk to somebody about Jeet Kune Do instantly caught my attention. So many martial arts instructors are, to put it politely, hacks. The average store front "martial arts" studio seems to specialize in mediocre training geared primarily towards kids who will only be there a couple of years, and those who expect to be guaranteed a black belt in exchange for 3 years of lessons and a few thousand dollars;we refer to these as "McMartial Arts" studios. I had seen way too many of these, with "sensei's" claiming to be Grand Masters from distant exotic lands, so I have a tendency to view any self-proclaimed martial arts instructor with "open minded skepticism". While I've never been good enough to indulge in "dojo storming", I will politely wait to be impressed before assuming an instructor is good. TJ Miller blew that skepticism out of the water quickly -- and consistently. He's the real deal, in a very big way. Working out with TJ, I finally learned what Jeet Kune Do is really all about. You can start to glean it from Bruce Lee's writings if you're patient and persistent. But to really "get it", you have to "do it" with someone who's already there. My initial training with TJ was in small adult groups of 3 to 5 initially. His approach was excellent. We focused on basics to start, beginning simply with learning how to fall. As Alfred says to Bruce Wayne in Batman, "Why do we fall, sir? So we can learn to get up." We learned basic punches and kicks, as most people have no clue that a good punch is 80% body and 20% arm. We started stationary with heavy bags until we could actually fall, punch and kick effectively, though still very much beginners. Then we starting moving around, working with TJ and also pairing up with others, alternately holding practice mitts and pads for each other. Trying to throw a punch or kick at a moving target is a somewhat shocking revelation if you've never done it before, and a bit embarrassing when you first try. Now that we were moving, TJ started to really emphasize this, the various ranges that Jeet Kune Do focuses on - weapons, kicking, punching, close-in (knees, elbows, head), grappling and the idea of controlling distance, and controlling the encounter. This evolved into developing an understanding of keeping a distance until you're ready to engage, and knowing when to close and escalate. We worked with a single "attacker", and then with two and three attacker, learning once again how to control our position relative to them so we could selectively encounter one at a time, and use them against each other. As quickly as we digested his lessons, he started including more styles that are traditonally taught with JKD, such as Wing Chun, Kali/Escrima, Silat, Muai Thai, Savate, Dumog and Jujitsu. We spent quite a bit of time on trapping, and blending and transitioning from technique to technique, across styles. The emphasis was always on establishing our "tools" to the point where we could apply whatever was most effective in any given situation - much more important than rote forms. Of course, the ideal would be to practice enough so that the reaction and application of techniques would be instant, requiring no thought and conscious selection -- but that takes years to develop. At one point, I was training twice a week with TJ in the dojo, and had the luxury and privilege of having him come to my home once a week for private training. During these sessions, we focused primarily on the heavy bag - my form, speed, endurance, combinations - with TJ emphasizing the need for repetition and consistent effort. When the weather permitted, we'd work out on my driveway or in the backyard with the Kali sticks -- one of my favorite parts of practice. TJ's skills are, in a word, superb, both as a practitioner and a trainer. I've been incredibly impressed with his mastery of each of the styles from which he demonstrated and trained us in technique, and even more so in his ability to truly keep them as part of his "toolkit" from which to draw, instantly and seamlessly, as needed in a combat situation. I practiced with TJ for several years, as did my teenage son and daughter, and only stopped when he relocated out of state. I would start up again in a heartbeat if logistics permitted. Beyond being a world class Jeet Kune Do trainer, in both group and private settings, TJ is a philosopher perhaps in the tradition of the best practitioners like Bruce Lee and Morihei Ueshiba, something you learn gradually over years of practice with him. All in all, TJ is a unique and superb martial arts practitioner and trainer, and it's a rare privilege to learn from, practice with - and be able to call someone this special your friend.

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!

  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence M C.
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He is an incredible trainer and excellent martial art instructor. He also teach good life lessons to better one own lifestyle. I could not ask for a better trainer than him. I have received personal lessons since 1998. Larry C. Horsham, Pa

Sam S.
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Anyone would be hard-pressed to find a better instructor than Tuan. He delivers patient, highly technical instruction and has the physical attributes and fight experience to push you as far as you want to go. While some teachers focus primarily on earning money and secondarily on maximizing pride and ego, Tuan puts his energy into providing value to his students. Perhaps most importantly, he legitimately loves to train those who want to learn. I couldn't recommend anyone else more highly. Do yourself a favor: schedule a lesson, and prepare to be hooked.

  • 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.

Karate for Kids
5.0
from 1 review
    Amanda L.
    Verified review

    Have been training at Krav Maga Pitman for 8 months. I really enjoy the classes and have gained a tremendous amount of confidence in my ability to defend myself. Another benifit is that I have also dropped a few pounds. I would highly recommend KMP to anyone looking for quality instruction.

    • 32 years in business
    About

    I am a two-time heavyweight boxing champion and can teach and get anyone in shape. But most of all, I can teach anyone how to fight and help bullied kids. Much much more, my book has come out, and it tells the problems we have in boxing today and more.

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    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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    Teaching martial arts for 36 years to thousands of 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.

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    I teach Chinese martial arts specifically 7 Star Praying Mantis. I was inducted into the World Karate Hall of Fame last 1998. I have been teaching kung fu for 20 years now.

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    We do not only teach punches and kicks; we also teach the ABCs of success at our martial arts school, attitude, behavior, and character. Our positive instructors will help your child maintain and build confidence and a positive attitude. Active kids stay fit and gain energy to tackle long school days.

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    At South Jersey Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you will be taught Brazilian jiu jitsu by a genuine black belt instructor. We offer family discounts. Come for a visit and watch a class.

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    Online Krav Maga lessons and training by Krav Maga master, Eyal Yanilov. Come learn Krav Maga from the best instructor in the world from your home.

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    I offer guitar, bass and drum lessons for students of all ages and ability levels. My lessons are convenient and time saving, as I come to your home.

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    All Abilities Karate teaches instructors and schools how to teach martial arts to all people and all abilities. Karate is proven to promote physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health. Instructors will learn how to approach the individual on the floor, and help them grow to their optimal best.

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    I teach the Hung Gar style kung fu that was past down to me from my Master Rommie Revell. It involves forms, weapons, sparring, self-defense techniques conditioning and traditional weight training.

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