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  • 4 years in business
  • 230 hires on Thumbtack
  • Arlington, TX 76006


i-Body Evolution is a personal training center with dedicated personal trainers and an exclusive private studio for personal training. Our one-on-one individual personal training programs are designed for various purposes including: 1. Weight Loss 2. Medical Reasons (e.g. diabetes) 3. Rehabilitation (e.g. recovery from surgeries) 4. Competition 5. Overcoming Plateau Each program will be designed specifically for your goals and condition. We are a family-culture and support team. Building trustful relationships with our clients is our number one priority. You will have a place to call your fitness home and feel comfortable while working out with us. We know how to motivate, influence and coach you to your fitness goals, and you will achieve them through functional fitness which includes our proven system, support, accountability, nutrition plans, supplements, grocery list and more. It is an all-in-one program. You don't need to go to an intimidating "box gym" with confusing machines or where people judge! Our final aim for our clients is not to just drop weight (it will happen, though). What we will accomplish together is to deliver that quality of life. By feeling better about yourself, having more energy, more confidence and looking great we truly want to support you through this journey. Everyone here is family. Look at our reviews and many satisfied clients! Come, check us out, and you will be happier and healthier that you did!

  • 9 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Dallas, TX 75243

Marisa A.

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Tamara was terrific! We raffled off a free 1-hour session of self- defense to our team members and Tamara was very accommodating with our schedules and location. My team had great engagement and participation and left more knowledgeable about self-defense. I was glad to have stayed and participated in the session.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Dallas, TX 75204


George Lanier is my fifth trainer I have had. All good people. With George I have for the first time in my 54 years seen a difference in my body. I never was athletic always underdeveloped a little geeky.i can now look in a mirror and see true muscle development. George not only deals with the physical side but emotional issues that people go thru Always professional but is there as a trusted friend. George Lanier is the best trainer I have had the pleasure of working out with in Dallas

  • Lewisville, TX 75067


I took yoga classes from Ken. He incorporated concentration and memory exercises into a well rounded, engaging, and appropriately rigorous hatha class. Ken demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the poses and a creative approach to developing awareness, strength, and flexibility both at the physical and mental levels. I felt strongly that he was paying attention to and addressing my individual practice and development. He makes a valuable contribution to the yoga community. Om Shanti.

  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Fort Worth, TX 76116


I Have studied with Justin for over 2 years. In that time amongst the many things he has taught me are ; sun, yang, and old yang style tai chi, bagua, self defense, and chi kung. I really appreciate the detailed explanations he gives as to what is behind what he teaches and the way the energy works. He is a very experienced, dedicated, knowledgable, patient, and grounded teacher. I have seen various students come to him after years of training in karate, grasshopper, or kung fu for example, and in one session realize that they have much to learn. Justin is the real deal. Yet he meets you at whatever level you are at. I highly recommend him.


Jernigans School of Karate provides a very welcoming and structured environment for students of all ages. Master Jernigan commands respect and is a good authority figure for the younger students. He develops you mentally, physically and spiritually by teaching lifelong lessons of self-defense, self-awareness, self-confidence, discipline and respect. As an adult student, the mental training has taught me to be more patient, relaxed, focused and confident. I have also benefited from the physical training as I am able to maintain my weight and I have more energy and stamina.

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Richardson, TX 75081

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I am here now and I will be at the house at the end of the day I was in the shower and then I'll be at the house at the end of the day.

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Dallas, TX 75248


I offer general fitness and wellness guidance along with coaching those who are serious about their fitness and want to compete. I have coached men's physique, bikini and figure competitors who have placed in their classes moving onto the national level. I approach each client differently since each client is unique in their own way. I write out customized meal plans to help clients reach their goals faster and each training session is different from the other. I am also a certified self-defense instructor.

  • 15 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Plano, TX 75024


Sifu did a great job with the self defense class! I felt much more confident during the holiday shopping season. We had lots of practice with "hands-on " contact that was very realistic. I would highly recommend him.

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Forney, TX 75126

Michelle C.

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I started taking ACWA self-defense classes not knowing what to expect. The team has an extensive knowledge of self-defense and the ability to help you gain confidence to use the techniques in real life situations. The interactive classes develop a sense of awareness of your surroundings and provide common sense concepts and functional defense based on easy, natural movements, not complicated techniques that require years to learn and execute properly. I have been able to build confidence as they have provided a toolbox to build from moving forward. I started in a class with beginners mixed in with more experienced students and never felt uncomfortable due to their ability to keep everybody engaged. They’re great at instructing to match individual students' level of experience and providing feedback without being critical. Learning self-defense at ACWA has been a great experience and I look forward to working with them through more extensive levels of instruction.

  • 9 years in business
  • Fort Worth, TX 76111


About Texas Defense Academy: Texas Defense Academy is a non-sport, training facility, with reality-based self-defense that provides real solutions to today's world. We provide you the right and adequate material that you really need. We provide self-defense that works on the street and in the dark. We also offer instinctual, easy-to-do, and easy-to-learn movements! Our goal is to get you home safely, and this is very simple. What will you expect to see are as follows: * Confidence - know that you can protect yourself and your loved ones * Real self-protection - movements that function under stress, against multiple attackers, and even in the dark * Real ability fast - be effective now, without spending years of time training * No uniforms - just t-shirts, jeans, and shoes * No ego * No experience is needed!

  • 12 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Richardson, TX 75080


Justin brings a level of excitement and professionalism to his style of teaching self-defense that is second to none. His classes assume that you can learn today what other classes may not teach you for a couple of years. Team members are immersed in a well-rounded program that emphasizes practical, every-day skills that can be put to use from day one.


This is a family studio; We help you develop self-confidence, focus, and physical conditioning while building life skills of self-defense, environmental awareness, and a sense of family. It matters what you can do and understand. Any age or skill level will find something to help them through this journey called life. Our students are family here. We have classes for ages 4 to 103 for 6 days a week via group or private sessions. We are offering: * Ed Parker's American Kenpo Karate * Kali- Traditional Weapons * A mix of Russian Systema, Tai Chi, Physical Conditioning * Sparring - tournament style & street * Women's Self-defense and More * Competition Training * Archey 101 * EFR Training - (First Aid Cpr Aed) ** All new Kenpo-Ology - a privates based journey based in science and physical skill Come train with us and discover what you have missed.

  • Dallas, TX 75243


We teach a realistic self defense that can be learned quickly and effectively. Krav Maga is a proven system for civilian and military use. We will train you under stress, so that you can perform under stress in a safe environment.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Joshua, TX 76058

Glenda J.

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Chuck was very prompt getting in touch with me. We scheduled a meeting to discuss how his aware program would fit as one of our teen summer reading programs as our library. He is very knowledgeable and was just the professional I was looking for.

Project 8 Fitness

New To Thumbtack

  • Carrollton, TX 75006


I am a travel fitness trainer. I teach self-defense as well, so we can meet in a specific location or I can go to your home. Fitness has always been a part of my life, and I want to share my knowledge about fitness with you. It's all about a positive look at what you want to do in life, and to have the dedication and consistent effort to get to where you desire. What makes me unique is that I issue you a challenge and try to make it as fun as possible while making you work out. If you need fitness tips, a good workout and write you out a fitness routine, or just have a casual talk contact me whenever you please, I'm here to serve you. With that being said, God bless you and take care of your body; it's a blessing, so treat it as such. With that being said, if you wish to lose weight, get in shape for summer, tone up, bulk up, learn self-defense, or be fit to compete in a sport, Project 8 Fitness is here for your needs. Your body is a blessing; don't take it for granted. A new beginning awaits.

Aikido USA Sport

New To Thumbtack

  • Richardson, TX 75080


We offer pure aikido aikikai instruction. Self defense and KI are developed. We offer private classes with Michael Moreno-Sensei, 6th dan aikikai and direct student of the NI-DAI Doshu Kisshomaru Ueshiba. He is the director of the American Aikikai Federation. We are offering seminars all around the world. Michael Moreno-Sensei is affiliated with Aikikai Hombu Dojo, Aikikai Foundation and the International Aikido Federation.

Beck Martial Arts

New To Thumbtack

  • 25 years in business
  • Richardson, TX 75080


We teach the different martial art styles of Hapkido, Taekwondo, and Arnis, plus a Martial Fitness class that combines kickboxing, MMA, sparring practice, and physical conditioning. The hourly rate shown is for private lessons; group classes are available in Hapkido, Taekwondo, Arnis, and Martial Fitness at much less expensive rates. See our website. Located in Richardson, Texas, BMA has been in the Dallas and Fort Worth area thoughout its history. In the DFW area, instruction in the various types of punching and kicking martial arts, such as Taekwondo, which is also known as Korean karate, Taekwon-do, Tae Kwon Do, and Tang Soo Do, are easy to find. Grappling arts such as Judo, Jujutsu, and Aikido are less common but there are a few around. Hapkido arts, also know by the names Hap Ki Do, Hwarangdo, Kuk Sool Won, Han Moo Do, Krav Maga, Viet No Vuem, and Filipino Martial Arts like Arnis, Kali, and Eskrima are very rare. Good instruction is rarer still. We strive to provide the best instruction possible in Hapkido, Arnis and Taekwondo. There is some overlap among the three arts, but each is an excellent stand-alone martial art and each martial art is best taught separately with respect for its cultural flavor, history, and tradition. What can you gain from training at Beck Martial Arts? * Physical skills: You'll learn joint locks, kicks, throws, punches, pressure points, falls, etc., but you will also gain better general health, strength, balance, a more coordinated body and better flexibility. * Mental skills: You'll improve your confidence, discipline, respect, courtesy, self-esteem, alertness, focus, even stress management. You'll learn to persevere and overcome obstacles. * Integration skills: You will learn to put it all together. Your body affects your mind and your mind affects your body. Your physical actions affect your thoughts and emotions, and vice versa. You feel happier, if you put a smile on your face. You will learn to coordinate your actions and thoughts together, so mind and body are as one. * Self-defense skills: You'll learn not just physical skills but you will also improve your alertness, awareness, reaction time, commitment and focus of mentality; all of which have tremendous effects on self-defense capabilities. * Life skills: All the already mentioned skills will translate well to success in other areas of life as well, plus the life skills of how to set and accomplish goals, meet high expectations and persevere to overcome setbacks, come out time and again in all the secrets-of-success books. For children, results often come out as better behavior and better grades. For adults, it comes out as the sensitivity to surroundings to adapt to changing conditions, the confidence to assert yourself, and the ability to control emotions and react with rational behavior. These skills bring harmony to your life. Travel charge is $1 per mile beyond a 20-mile roundtrip, if I come to you. There would be no travel charge if you come to me.

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Dallas, TX

Assault prevention (basic self defense), Military combatives (Krav Maga, Systema, etc.), Sports-based (boxing, wrestling, etc.)
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Specifically need to learn how to take someone with a weapon done and how to defend myself against attackers bigger then me.
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