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B.K. Martial Arts
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Steve S.
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Master Brian has done an amazing job with my daugter(age7). She has progressed well and enjoys the way classes are held. He not only works on their physical skills, but constantly preaches courtesy, integrity, self control, perserverance, and indomitable spirit!

Warrior's Taekwondo Academy
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew L.
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Mr. Caldwell was my Jiujitsu instructor for a few classes, and I plan to continue studying with him where my schedule allows. I was little concerned about taking classes because I have proximity issues, and problems with asthma. However Mr. Caldwell had designed his classes in a way that health issues were not a problem. I not only learned about jiujitsu during the classes, but I learned how to incorporate these techniques into self-defense situations I may encounter. Mr. Caldwell is funny, caring, disciplined, and friendly instructor who cares about his students learning/experience in the class. I highly recommend this class to everyone.

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Nicole D.
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I participated in Aquil's specialized class for Women's Personal Protection. I was incredibly happy with the content of the class, exceeding my expectations of what self defense is, and giving us real skills to survive, should we ever find our selves in a vulnerable situation. We covered developing a defensive mindset, escaping an attack that lands you on the ground, how to fight back, and learning your rights and cultivating the "never give up" mindset. After taking this course, I absolutely feel more confident walking the streets on my own if I have to and find I am more aware of my surroundings. If you're considering taking self defense, this is the one to invest your time and money on!

Charm City Karate
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Tricia W.
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My boys have been at charm city karate for 2 years now and it had been a great experience for them. Both have increased self confidence that has transferred over to the classroom and fielld, Mr James is so good with the kids. Highly recommend!

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
John F.
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I enjoy excellent self defense/ martial arts training which helps me be prepared for the unexpected. Jujitsu is one of the arts taught by a very experienced team of martial artists. All age, ability, and skill levels are encouraged to join !

  • 13 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Falina L.
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Prompt, Courteous, & Professional. Hired him to teach self defense to small group of people I was doing an event for, couldn't have been better. A+

  • New on Thumbtack
Jane M.
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As a women, I highly recommend Jared to teach you real world, practical self-defense.Jared has trained in multiple martial arts,and is experienced,respectful, and knows from his many years of training how to teach you to defend yourself.When teaching self-defense,one must be able to adapt and teach to that person's ability. Jared has that unique ability, where he can quickly adapt and focus on the student's strength's. This is extremely important, when working with women, and girls.Having trained with Jared, he knows many techniques that work. Jane McKenna Owner Trainingwithjane.com

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lynn D.
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In my opinion, because I have no prior experience, I feel that the teacher was very good from a beginners stand point at teaching the basics and what to do between sessions. He even came to my house on a Sunday because that is the only day/time during the week I have available. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking to do self defense/ martial arts classes. He is a master of the art.

Bonded Together
4.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Dr David D.
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Teaching the lost art of self defense. Gathering a learning knowledge of skill and expierence

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I am a certified personal trainer specializing in unconventional training methods, such as kettlebells, maces, club bells and battle ropes. I am also a former professional mixed martial arts fighter with high level ranks in several martial arts, including jiu jitsu and Sanshou.

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer classes for traditional jiu jitsu, Brazillian jiu jitsu, muay thai, tae kwon do, wrestling, and Hardened home security.

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I provide martial arts and self-defense group lessons, private lessons, private couples and private group lessons. Multiple disciplines are covered, from standing to striking, joint immobilization, throwing, ground grappling and submission. Lessons are put in easy to learn format allowing the practitioner to execute techniques with ease.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I love to see people learn how to defend themselves. I work with men and women, and kids of any age are welcome!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer traditional shotokan (Japanese) karate, self-defense, kata, full-contact sparring and point sparring. This is an old-school karate school and not a blackbelt factory or McDojo.

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I have teachings of many different disciplines.I transfer all of my knowledge from m,e to my students.

  • 10 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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At Unity TKD, our skilled instructors teach sport karate, MMA and self-defense in a fun and safe family environment. Classes are broken up by age and experience level.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Catonsville Seido Karate provides training for self-development, self-defense and physical fitness for adults, teens and children. Our instructor, Sensei Tom Swiss, is a fourth-degree black belt with over twenty-five years of experience in karate. Classes are held at the Catonsville Y -- just 20 minutes from downtown Baltimore, near UMBC and CCBC Catonsville. Our class size is small, so each student receives individual attention.

  • 5 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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Instructor Bair is a 3rd degree black belt in Korean tang soo do with 8 years of experience training students in the traditional martial art. He has worked with self-defense classes through his local school, provided private lessons at clients homes and in class, and even fitness & conditioning programs for local schools and day cares working with youth. He works well with children and is a great coach helping to establish fitness and training goals with a clear path to reach them.

  • 1 year in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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AWARE is a reality-based system that will teach you how to respond to a threat anywhere at any time. We check our egos at the door and train in a safe, friendly environment suitable for anyone over 18 years of age.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We are a one stop shop for ALL training.

  • 2 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We make everything we do personal. We treat everyone like family and want everyone to learn how to be safer in todays environment. We teach situational awareness mentality and how to have it. We also teach basic and simple self defense moves. But, we also have a soft heart for bullied children or children and adults in need of a mentor or someone to lean on for help.

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Gaithersburg, MD

  • Discipline
    Assault prevention (basic self defense)
  • Age
    Adult
  • Skill level
    No experience
  • Details
    Primary interest is in safe tech for restraining and preventing "bite" attacks without injuring individual
  • $95
    Average price
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