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  • A.C.W.A. Self Defense Academy

    (2 reviews)

    What is your personal safety worth to you? Are you ready to gain REAL CONFIDENCE that comes from knowing how to deal with any self defense situation life might throw your way? If so call us! We are not the cheapest, just the Best. If your looking for the lowest rate in town go elsewhere, but if you looking for real self defense that will SAVE YOU or a LOVED ONE and get you home safe then WE ARE THE PLACE. How are we different than everyone else? - Instinctual, easy to do, easy to learn movements! - Our methods work on the street and in the dark - No uniforms; just t-shirt, jeans, and shoes. Train how you live. - Not a sport; no one is keeping score. Just come in and train, learn, and grow. - Your fitness level and age does not matter - Teaches you how to overcome stress and fear - No EGO's, we have a great "training family" atmosphere - No experience necessary

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  • Texas Krav Maga

    (1 reviews)

    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.

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    A typical class is at first answering and resolving the most pressing needs first. Once those needs are met, we move to other things.

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  • Chris Cross Training

    (4 reviews)

    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.

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  • Master Fitness Trainer Lex Ronin

    (1 reviews)

    You dont have to be a top level athlete training for a decade in a martial discipline to know how to survive and effectively END an attack in the street or in your home. The methods taught here are descended from a long line of Military Hand to Hand Combat methods that are designed to be simple , brutal and effective regardless of your level of ability. You will leave here on DAY ONE a little bit safer. That is my pledge to you. My ultimate goal is for my students to be stronger and better with EVERY lesson and I want the same for for you. Contact me here or Call at the number above and lets set up a FREE lesson so you can get a first hand feel of how different the Ronin Self Defense Academy method really is! -Lex Ronin / Owner Ronin Self Defense Academy

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  • Self Defense America

    Our main focus is on self defense. We won't waste your time, teaching you things like weapons and so forth that you can not even carry with you on the street. Learn how to escape from someone who has you on the ground, not make them "tap out". There is no "tap out" on the street. Weapon disarming, pressure point application, balance disruption, joint locks, and take downs are examples of what we do. If you're looking for trophies and medals, that's not us. We care about your family's safety.

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  • ACWA Combatives

    I offer real self-defense, real confidence, and real ability! The truth is that most sports/traditional martial arts do little to prepare you for a real-world violent confrontation in a timely manner. You need to be safe now, not years from now! This is why our material is instinctual, easy to learn, and addresses the problems that we face today. Reality demands practical, no nonsense solutions that can be used by anyone, anytime, anywhere. Come see for yourself why so many people are moving from traditional arts to our reality-based system. There are no silly outfits, no outdated traditions, no games, just the skills you need to get you home safe. Check out the videos of our founder describing what I teach, in addition to the Fort Worth branch displaying keysi fighting method which I teach as well. If you have a busy schedule, or would like one-on-one training that builds big ability fast, give me a call. I will be happy to assist you with your needs!

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  • La'Raye's Place

    I am a massage therapist, personal trainer, boxing trainer, fitness coach, yoga instructor, and self-defense instructor.

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  • Ronin Fitness DFW

    (6 reviews)

    I offer , hands down, the best one-on-one PRIVATE personal fitness training and nutritional counseling in Dallas. I believe in what I do and feel that every client's happiness and satisfaction with their results is a reflection of me as a professional so I put 110% into every session , every client and every time. Whether you are looking to slim down , tone up , put on muscle , sharpen a specific athletic skill , or learn self defense then I can take the mystery out of self care and show you how to eventually do it for yourself Feel free to call and I will be sure to personally take care of any your needs or questions. NOTE: 10% off all one-on-one training packages the first month! NEWS!!! IFBB/NPC level competitive nutritionist is not onboard here! You now have access to what the pros use!

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  • I am an instructor of self defense and martial arts. I have over 30 years of experience as an instructor.

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  • White Rock Tai Chi Chuan Association

    I am a professional martialartist with over 30 years of experience. I will teach the health and wellness aspects of tai chi. I will also teach the self defense techniques embedded throughout the Tai Chi forms.

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  • Obsidian Dragons

    We've got years of experience offering personal training, kickboxing classes, women's self-defense, traditional Korean Taekwondo, MMA (mixed martial arts) and martial arts summer camp for kids. We personalize weight loss programs. Our focus is your success.

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  • Wujido Martial Arts

    Wujido Martial Arts, formerly the Wujido Institute, was established in 1992 in Dallas, Texas. Wujido Martial Arts offers training in traditional old-style Shaolin wushu (kung fu), taijiquan (tai chi), and wuji quan martial arts. Wujido Martial Arts is a school teaching self-defense, karate, kung fu, and tai chi.

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  • Integrated Martial Arts

    Classes are taught in a highly motivating and energized lesson, integrating hard kick and strikes, forms, kung fu movements, judo falling, joint breaks and take-downs, self-defense, sparring and weapons. We have taught adults and children of all ages, race, and gender. Students have shown improvements in their confidence, determination, strength, focus, and mobility.

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  • Aikido USA Sport

    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.

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  • Karate Masters

    I do classes in karate and self-defense. Students become fit and skilled. In addition, students develop stronger presence of mind and obtain a more positive outlook in life. Classes include instruction and perfection of techniques, repetition exercises to develop speed and strength, pre-arranged sequences of moves (called kata) to develop coordination and presence of mind, and practice with partners to understand how to apply the skills learned.

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  • Martial Arts Instructor

    I have been doing sports for many years now and have gained quite the skill when it comes to teaching what I love. I used to struggle with overweight issues when I was young and have since been able to keep off all my weight due to my love of sports. If weight loss is something that you are interested in or just the simple act of learning new things such as self-defense and flexibility, I would love to show you what I know and help you develop your skills as well.

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  • Beautiful Creations in Martial Arts

    Any physical fitness that goes beyond ordinary will be very focused on the proper stretching of most areas of the body. Most weight builders and physical training programs fail to understand how vital this is to long-term training that will minimize injuries! Mass without flexibility or agility is very near useless in the practical world. Van Damme is an excellent example of flexibility with a good amount of strength. We teach martial arts, self-defense, proficiency with hand guns or rifles or shotguns. Protecting yourself from all that can be thrown at you can be a daunting task. Risk management is oftentimes based on observational skills as well as self-defense skills. Threat assessment is very key to not being a victim. We handle private lessons as well as group classes. Martial arts is not about hurting the other guy as much as it is about conflict resolution in a non-violent manner. But, if the situation arises, it is best to be able to responsibly control the situation. Learning to do the right thing is key in every situation.

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  • Juko-kai of Garland

    I teach traditional Okinawan and Japanese Martial Arts, with over 40 years of experience training and teaching. I hold black belt rankings in over 15 Martial Arts, as taught in Juko-kai International, one of the foremost Martial Arts Federations in the Western World, including a 10th Degree black belt rank in Karate-jutsu and a 9th Degree black belt rank in Jujutsu. Students can study Karate-jutsu, Kobudo, Jujutsu, Toide, Kempo and Self-defense. I am looking to teach small groups of students or individuals who are serious about learning the traditional Martial Arts. Small group instruction provides a higher quality of training and produces a more highly skilled martial artist. The arts taught in Juko-kai are the best in the world. Visit my website, garlandjukokai.blogspot.com or jukokai.com to learn more about these beautiful and effective Martial Arts.

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  • Beck Martial Arts

    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 Kajukembo

(2 reviews)

I give people the tools necessary to protect themselves. I give them the proper instruction and environment in which to practice. Though workouts are inherently physical due to the nature of the art, my students have a better understanding of what true self-defense is.

Jeff Grant of Dallas Kajukembo has been helping people protect themselves by teaching Kajukembo and other self-defense techniques. He has a good mixture of clients, where some have taken other arts in the past and others never had any prior instruction. Helping students through giving great instruction, great art, and special attention to details, creates a great martial artist and ensures customer satisfaction.

One of the highlights of my martial arts career was giving a demonstration at the Martial Arts Hall of Fame. Another of my favorites is when I am asked to share my knowledge or skill to others outside or even inside of my art.

If you want to learn self-defense and martial arts training with an effective trainer and a school with a good environment for training and learning, try Dallas Kajukembo.

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  • Personal Defense Classes

    iBody Evolution

    (69 reviews)

    This gym provides one-on-one training for martial arts. Their instructor also offers self defense lessons, zumba lessons, and more. If you need a nutritionist, they have someone available for you.

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  • Self Defense Training

    Innovative Fitness, LLC

    (15 reviews)

    Innovative Fitness, LLC has a team of professionals who provide training for self protection. They offer kickboxing and MMA training. They also emphasize on weight training, body sculpting and more.

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  • Practical Self Defense Lessons

    Aloisio Silva Brazilian Jiu Jiutsu Texas

    (10 reviews)

    Enhance your self defense skills with the help of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructors of this business. They offer quality personal self defense lessons in a fun and healthy environment. Join one of their classes now.

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  • Fitness Training, Nutrition & Self Defense

    My Style Fitness

    (10 reviews)

    George Lanier is a fitness trainer who offers personal training, fitness instructing, and nutritional coaching. He also offers self defense lessons including simple self defense and martial arts self defense.

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  • Self Defence Training

    Sword Fist Health

    (10 reviews)

    Make a decisive lifestyle change with the help of Ken Brooks. He offers selfdefense classes including martial arts training. He also provides tai chi and yoga sessions for distinct clients.

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  • Reality Based Self Defense

    Justin Harris Tai Chi

    (7 reviews)

    Justin Harris has 25 years of experience in teaching personal defense classes. His self defense courses include Kung Fu, Chi Kung, Tai Chi, and meditation exercises.

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  • American Self Defense

    JernigansSchool of Martial Arts & Self-Defense

    (5 reviews)

    JernigansSchool of Martial Arts & Self-Defense teaches tae kwon do and tai chi self defense for women and men. They also hold karate classes.

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  • Certified Self-Defense Instructor & Trainer

    Chris Cross Training

    (4 reviews)

    Christian James is a NPC Physique competitor, martial arts instructor, and personal trainer who provides overall fitness and wellness and boot camp training. He also does sports specific training.

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  • Self Defense Lessons

    Kung Fu USA N Texas

    (3 reviews)

    This team of self defense teachers offers kung fu, qigong and tai chi instructions. They handle private and in-home classes. Check out their rates.

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  • Martial Arts Academy

    Texas Association of Shotokan Karate

    (3 reviews)

    Learn some street fighting skills at the Texas Association of Shotokan Karate. They provide martial arts classes at affordable rates. No enrollment contracts are required.

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  • Street Self-Defense Lessons

    Texas Defense Academy

    (3 reviews)

    In this dangerous world, it pays to have self-protection skills. Let Texas Defense Academy help you develop them. They teach easy-to-learn defense tactics that you can use in almost any situation.

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  • Self Defense Lessons

    Dallas Kajukembo

    (2 reviews)

    Dallas Kajukembo offers self defense lessons for motivated and interested students of all ages and fitness levels. They teach Kajukembo, the Hawaiian art of personal protection.

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  • Men and Women's Self Defense Classes

    A.C.W.A. Self Defense Academy

    (2 reviews)

    This business provides professional personal defense training services to women and men. Hire them if you need to learn how to defense yourself on the street and in the dark.

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  • Private Self Defense Lessons

    Oscar Steele Studios: Family Kenpo, Karate & More

    (2 reviews)

    This family studio offers Tai Chi lessons, Kali traditional weapons, Kenpo karate, sparring sessions, and self defence classes. They provide group or private sessions for kids and adults.

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  • Self Defense Training

    Texas Krav Maga

    (1 reviews)

    Try this company whether you need civilian self defense or military martial arts classes. These instructors provide some of the best self defense classes. They also offer Krav Maga lessons.

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  • Self Defense & Fitness Trainer

    Project 8 Fitness

    Emeka Nnabuaku accepts instructor jobs for self defense workshops and tactical training at your location. This professional also trains for weight loss, muscle toning, sports performance and more.

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  • Self Defense Instruction

    Aikido USA Sport

    Aikido USA Sport offers private self defense instruction for motivated students of all ages and experience level. They offer pure Aikido Aikikai instruction.

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  • Martial Arts Instruction

    Beck Martial Arts

    This provider offers martial arts and self defense classes such as Hapkido, Taekwondo, and Arnis not just for fitness, but also for better coordination, protection, and essential life skills.

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  1. #1 A.W.A.R.E. Tactics

    (1 reviews)

    Glenda J.

    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.

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  2. #2 Master Fitness Trainer Lex Ronin

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    Cindy F.

    Extremely well. He has been so very helpful especially in my situation with special needs adult child.

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“Need Self Defense Instruction”

Dallas, TX

Discipline
Assault prevention (basic self defense), Military combatives (Krav Maga, Systema, etc.), Sports-based (boxing, wrestling, etc.)
Age
Adult
Skill level
No experience
Details
Specifically need to learn how to take someone with a weapon done and how to defend myself against attackers bigger then me.
$80
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