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Fairfax Knife Self Defense Instructors

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Top Pro
  • 3 years in business
  • 92 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
4.7
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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 15 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.

B Fitness
5.0
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.

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.

Martial Arts Tutoring
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan W.
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Brian did a great job tailoring a self-defense class for my daughter and me. My daughter had only 2 days before moving to New York to take this class, so Brian had to cram as much information and practice into two sessions as he could. He did a great job and both my daughter and I feel more confident about our self-defense capabilities.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

Virginia Okinawan Karate
5.0
from 1 review
  • 25 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Alex T.
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In the short time that I have been training at Virginia Okinawan Karate, I've learned so much about kata and how every movement has a practical application. Sensei teaches in a fun, motivating way. The upper belts are always willing to stay around after class to help you. While my schedule is busy, every minute of training with Sensei and the class is invigorating and motivating. I've trained for more than 10 years in other styles and recently just came back to martial arts. I am so grateful to have found this place. I highly recommend training at Virginia Okinawan Karate. The class structure and curriculum is ideal for adult practitioners. You'll have fun and learn practical self defense skills.

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.

Sophia Instructor
1.0
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I am highly flexible as a teacher. I relate concepts to the passions and natural curiosities of my students in order for my students to grasp the concepts.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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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).

  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 16 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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!

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

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