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  • 3 years in business
  • 97 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.

  • 13 years in business
  • 23 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.

The Rowland Training Method
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 70 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.

B Fitness
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 29 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.

Martial Arts Tutoring
from 8 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica N.
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The small class sizes were really nice to get individual instruction, and Brian always had a helpful answer for any question I'd ask! It was also useful to get a list of self defense items and talk about general street safety.

  • 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.

Gem Fitness
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.

  • 6 years in business
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.

Self-Defense Lessons
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.

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire 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
from 1 review
    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.


    Moy Tung Kung Fu offers training in the Ving Tsun (Wing Chun) system of close-range self-defense. The system is based on the simplest economic movements to acquire the maximum result. The best way to learn more about Ving Tsun is to try it, so we encourage beginners to schedule an introductory lesson to learn more about training Ving Tsun.


    My name is Ken Shurin and I am a black belt in Krav Maga and a certified Law Enforcement/Military Force Training Instructor. I got my training and certifications at West Los Angeles Krav Maga Worldwide facility directly under Darren Levine and Jon Pascal for LE/Military. I provide self defense lessons to adult, kids, women only, and LE/Military. I you are looking for a great way to get in shape while learning to get home safe, I am the right person to teach you and get you to your goals. It's better than getting us stressed out than by punching, kicking, and learning to defend yourself.


    I offer virtual and mobile self-defense and fitness training for individuals and/or institutions. Public and private sessions are available.


    I offer martial art instruction and "Women's Self-Survival Seminars" specifically to empower women with the martial art principles needed to survive a life or death encounter. My martial art classes are limited size and only adults (18 and over). My seminar consists of lecture and demonstrations and is not typical self-defense as most people think about. This seminar is about self-survival to survive a life or death encounter!


    At Modern Era Warrior's Reality Based Self-Defense and Fitness, we have combined Commando Krav Maga (CKM), the most devastating, reality-based defensive tactics system, and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (GJJ), the most effective grappling system, into the most complete self-defense system designed to prepare any individual for real combat in the shortest time possible. We also incorporate elite combat fitness (ECF), revolutionary fitness and conditioning, into each CKM class.


    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).

    • 3 years in business

    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!


    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.


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

    • 11 years in business

    I provide self-defense for the absolute beginners. I teach those who desire to protect themselves yet have had no or little defense training. I will cover and strengthen the foundation of defending yourself, such as breathing, how to block, where to strike, when/when not to kick, using your surroundings as teammates, etc. You will become grounded, solid, powerful, and extremely confident. All mastery begins with solid basics.

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