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  • 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
Rena D.
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I’ve been taking self defense lessons with Anthony for about 3 months now and it has been great. He breaks down movements and explains things in a way that’s easy for a beginner to understand, and is great at tailoring workouts to my needs. I work in an emergency room where patients often become violent, and Anthony takes situations I’ve seen or my co-workers have seen and shows me how to defend myself. You can tell from your first session with Anthony that he not only is an expert in what he does, but that he loves what he does. He makes working out fun. I leave our sessions completely exhausted, as he works you hard for the full time. He’s also great at working around my crazy schedule. I enjoy our sessions so much I’ve been passing out his business cards to all my work friends!

  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie W.
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Wonderful self defense training session! I reached out to Zurriane for some tips on how to protect myself in the city. He opened my eyes to all the ways I could defend myself without using a weapon. He taught me techniques for different scenarios and gave me his book to read for more information. The most important thing I learned from him is the mental aspect of protecting yourself. It was extremely valuable! I suggest him to anyone interested in self defense. He has a wealth of knowledge that everyone should tap into.

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.

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!!

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.

  • 20 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Anjanette L.
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Trident is an outstanding school that will not only teach techniques in martial arts but will also educate the student tactics in self-defense. It is not only a school but it is a family.

Muay Thai Rachanon
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 3 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
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.

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.

Kore Krav Maga
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Brian M.
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I have trained with Tammy for quite some time now. The reason I started was weight loss with the goal of learning a skill at the same time. Weight loss achieved, the skills I have learned have changed my life for the better. My first impression of Tammy was that of a person who clearly knew how to work with people of all ability and mindset. It turns out, the first impression was correct. Her patience is amazing and willingness to help or answer any question is very warming.

  • 43 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Suela W.
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My son and I enjoyed Master Sterling's self defense session. I was amazed at how much he taught us within the time that we had with him. I can tell Master Sterling enjoys what he does.

  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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My attention to detail, level of enthusiasm, patience, and ability to think outside the box have allowed me to make greater headway with students than saying, "Do this" and expecting students to be able to replicate.

  • 11 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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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.

  • 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!

  • 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

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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.

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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.

  • 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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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.

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At Krav Maga N-Flux, we train self-defense as our primary form of combat training with a focus on increasing skills and tactical understanding and fitness. As part of our complete training system, our students are exposed to jiujitsu, wrestling, boxing and kickboxing training to aid in developing a well-rounded martial arts foundation.

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