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  • 3 years in business
  • 100 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 War Room
4.7
from 31 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 59 hires on Thumbtack
Joy M.
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I have just recently started my weight loss journey with Mr. Byrd and I have to say he is hands down the best! He pays attention to my needs and is ALWAYS there to give me the motivation I need. It has only been a month and a half and I have lost almost 20 pounds and toned up areas I once felt so self conscious about! He is very professional and always on time. I highly recommend him

  • 4 years in business
  • 46 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany J.
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I am really enjoying my self defense training/workouts with Travis. He keeps me motivated and is really challenging me to work those muscles I didn't know existed so I can get more tone and have better balance for my regular workouts and cardio. Each week I look forward to my sessions with Travis, and after each session I wake up feeling the burn and knowing I got a good workout in with him.

MORE THAN HUMAN LLC.
4.7
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren B.
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Anthony has providing my fiance and I self defense lessons for a few weeks now. The sessions combine self defense and basic strengthening exercises. He is amazing and kicks our butt every session! He is extremely responsive to our needs and continues to work with us patiently until we understand the moves.

Top Pro
  • 11 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro 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.

Muay Thai Rachanon
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Colin T.
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Junaid quite simply changed my life. When i first came to him 2 years ago, I was overweight and my overall self-esteem was poor. He is so good at relaying information about nutrition, fitness, and discipline I felt as if I was getting my own professor to teach me for practically nothing. I have lost over 12 percent in body fat thanks to his workouts and teachings. When i look in the mirror now I not only see an improved body, but an improved person as well.

Martial Arts Tutoring
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Monique P.
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My daughter is taking self-defense lessons before she heads off to college. She is learning very much from Brian and enjoying her time.

  • 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
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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Noheli T.
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When I met breelaun, I had just stepped foot into a gym for the very first time in 19 years!! I didn't have the motivation, was very self-conscious, and was very intimidated by the machines. breelaun didn't make me feel like a big out of shape loser. He is very patient, and knowledgeable on fitness & nutrition. He's super laid back and not your typical "military" style trainer. Don't get me wrong, there were times I whined & said I was tired, & he'd let me rest for a little (like 1 minute) lol & get back to working out .Most important, I was very comfortable with him. I am very happy I made the choice of getting training w/breelaun & have made major changes in my lifestyle.breelaun is the best. Very serious about getting you to achieve your personal best while maintaining a fun environment. It's important to enjoy your workouts and breelaun makes sure that you have a good time. !!!! Thanks BREE BREE ;)

Talal Esserrare
5.0
from 1 review
    Tanya B.
    Verified review

    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
    About

    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.

    About

    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!

    About

    As a Military Police Platoon Leader, security is much more than a job for me. It's a calling. And everyone who works for me shares that calling. SHADOW exists to protect what you can't afford to lose.

    About

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

    About

    We are the DC metro region's only Krav Maga school with close ties to Israel. This means we offer the most current methods and techniques of the Krav Maga system, straight from the source. Private classes: We offer private lessons for individuals, pairs, and small groups. The training can be completely customized to meet your needs. In the past, we have done workshops for moms, gun enthusiasts, joggers, singles, and kids among others. - Are you a realtor worried about entering homes alone? - An EMS worker who routinely deals with less than cooperative patients? - An interest group of hikers or joggers who want to handle themselves out on the trail? - Planning on traveling to another country and worry for your safety? - Do you work as armed or unarmed security and want to refresh and continue to develop your skills? In all of these situations and more, we can work with you to create custom classes, focusing specifically on your specific self-protection needs. Workshops for businesses: We also offer safety lectures and workshops for corporate and small businesses. These sessions are a creative alternative to traditional team-building exercises and a great complement to your corporate wellness program.

    About

    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
    About

    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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