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Fairfax Knife Self Defense Instructors

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Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
James D.
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Elin designed a creative program to help my 9 year old son prepare for his martial arts tournaments. My son definitely made improvements in his strength, agility and stamina. Elin was also able to fine tune his kicking and blocking skills since he has experience in various self defense/fighting skills. Elin is quick to respond to emails/text/calls and has tremendous knowledge in the art of exercise, bodybuilding and nutrition. I highly recommend Elin and his team for anyone looking for a professional personal trainer.

The Rowland Training Method
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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I took 10 self-defense classes with Anthony and it was an amazing learning experience and workout. He took the time to make sure all our techniques were solid and then built on that, regardless of skill level. He let the class run away with the fun occasionally but other than that, his classes were everything I was hoping for.

  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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I really enjoyed having a personal, one- on- one self defense lesson with Mr. Z. He arrived on time and prepared with equipment and supplemental material. He is upbeat, efficient, and professional. I honestly feel more confident after working with him. I am absolutely recommending his individual lessons to my friends. Z effidiciously taught me enough to feel confident to defend myself against the bad guys. If you're considering taking self- defense classes, consider the value of having a personalized lesson with Mr Z as opposed to the cost and commitment of signing up for a series of several classes.

B Fitness
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Ali V.
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I went to Brian for self-defense lessons. I had no previous experience, but I never felt talked down to or uncomfortable with Brian. His techniques were very practical and real-life applicable, as well as quick to pick up. Brian gave lots of instruction to make sure I understood everything and made the learning process easy. After just a few weeks I already began to feel very capable of defending myself in a wide variety of situations due to Brian's training. I highly recommend Brain, and would definitely go back to him.

  • 11 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Francesco B.
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A friend has advised me to take self-defense training, not a typical self defense course, a special training made by Falcon. I thought that he was joking, that’s been the true: a training give by an Israeli school security expert thought outdoors in real places. I did a special training, very special. I never found and did in my entire life nothing like that. Falcon was patient and constant to take me to be independent for my personal security. I learn a lot important interesting things. With Falcon‘s school I did an articulate training, taking care of all the technical, psychological, physical and behavioral aspects. Falcon is a high level security professional even if he doesn’t want to show it. His reserved behavior is synonym of guaranty, professionalism and importance. I have to be sincere, this training was really exhausting but I don’t regretet it.

  • 6 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Samantha D.
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This is not a typical self-defense class. This is a re-training of my mind to better understand the physical forces at work, so I can then retrain my body to respond in a most efficient way. I am already feeling more empowered and in charge of my body. This is flowing over to my mind as I begin to take more control over decisions I make and relationships I am in. This is a self-defense class for my entire being- not just my body.

AKSystema12
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Lana B.
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This was my first Thumbtack experience so I did not know what to expect. I called Alex and booked an initial meeting for a self defense class. I was so impressed with his knowledge and ability to teach to me (someone with absolutely no experience in self defense) that I hired him immediately. I would recommend him in a minute, I can't explain how much fun each training is while at the same time also getting a tailored workout as well as learning useful and practical skills!!

Gem Fitness
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Blessing O.
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Julien is my personal training. I am extremely happy to have him as a trainer. I have actually lost wait and builded muscle within 3 months and learned some self defense moves. He tailors the workout routing base on you strength and ability than progress as your health improves. I'm grateful to have him as a trainer and I'm sure you will be also.

Self-Defense Lessons
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Carole D.
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Al is an incredible instructor, patient, tolerant, humble, zen and wise. He makes me want to take martial art as an everyday practise. I recommend him to young and old.

  • New on Thumbtack
Karen U.
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Scott is very passionate about teaching women to defend themselves. But he also teaches respect and enhances confidence and self esteem.

Talal Esserrare
5.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Tanya B.
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I have been attending self defense classes with Talal for several months now. He is an amazing coach: very professional and at the same time he has fun personality. Classes are never boring! I'm looking forward to continue working with him.

  • 43 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Darryl S.
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I have trained with and known Master Johnson for over 40 years. He is like a part of our family. We met many years ago at a martial arts tournament in Virginia Beach, VA . I was competing as a green belt and Master Johnson a black belt. He took an interest in me and started advising me. I finished second, my first green belt trophy. We have been friends every since. I have attended his pressure point seminars with my brother and friends. We all learned new techniques that are very useful in defending ones self. I recommend Master Johnson to anyone wishing to learn self defense. Chief Darryl C. Smith, Sr. (Retired) Purcellville VA Police.

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Me and my self defense intructors offer the easiest, yet most effective and fun way to learn self defense. You will leave the seminar knowing how to defend yourself and having had a lot of fun.

  • New on Thumbtack
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Difference between a fighter and a martial artist are the core values that make up the foundation of the martial art (integrity, perseverance, self control, and modesty).

  • 4 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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real life self defense training for real life situations. train with one of only two certified female Krav Maga instructor on the East Coast

  • 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.

  • 19 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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We're a no-frills Japanese Jujitsu club with a friendly family atmosphere. The cost is just $50 month-to-month; there is no contract. Our students, both male and female, range in age from 12 to 53. Sensei is a 6th degree black belt and President of the American Jujitsu Association.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I not only teach you how to defend yourself from the average person. I also teach you how to defend yourself from people like me who already know how to fight!

  • New on Thumbtack
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I have teaching karate (kempo), judo, and some weapons system for twenty years. I am an excellent one-on-one teacher.

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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I offer "Women's Self-Survival Seminars" specifically to empower women with the martial art principles needed to survive a life or death encounter. This seminar consisting of lecture and demonstrations is not typical self-defense as most people think about. This seminar is about self-survival to survive a life or death encounter!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Advanced Sports Performance offers the best in personal fitness training and diet coaching. Our clients include top-level, professional athletes to athletes in the sport of life. ASP methods are predicated on combining mental and physical conditioning. ASP trains one-on-one, small groups, and teams. With an an extensive martial arts background, our instructors also offer a full compliment of self-defense classes and seminars. Head trainer D'Angelo Kinard, "The Mental Strength and Conditioning Coach", is an international speaker, author, noted motivator and life coach. He speaks extensively on goal-setting and achievement.

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