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NOVA Self Defense
4.8
from 13 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mike G.
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In October, 2015, I attended the NoVa Self Defense Fundamentals I course. The course was four sessions over two weeks and totaled about 5.5 hours of training. I attended with the goal of revisiting the fundamentals as I've been at the self-defense game for many years. In short, this was an excellent course and I'd highly recommend it for anyone but especially those with little or no prior knowledge or training. The thing that struck me most about Evan is that he's designed the course to be more than just your standard "punch-kick, he does this-you do that." Sure, you'll learn effective physical techniques, but you'll also spend time learning how to think and avoid a fight as well. For example, you'll cover things such as verbal skills and how a threat might size you up before the attack. All in all, an excellent intro course. Highly recommended.

AC Rainey's Kenpo Karate
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Richard N.
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I have been training with Mr. Rainey for almost 2.5 years, beginning at the end of March 2013. I believe this will lend some credibility to this review. Mr. Rainey knows his art, and has direct lineage back to the founder of the American Kenpo system, SGM Ed Parker. Mr. Rainey is very much attuned to how to teach, encourage, and develop the skills of beginning students, just as he is for the advanced. This is regardless of whether the student comes to American Kenpo from another system (as in my case) or is completely new to the martial arts. It is worth clarifying that Mr. Rainey teaches is a "martial art" not a "sport". There is a big difference between the two and there are not so many schools that do this anymore. If one's interest is to learn effective self defense, this is the place. With that being said, American Kenpo is also a very complete/comprehensive martial art system that transcends just personal self defense. It is also about self discipline, personal growth, the development of greater self confidence, and physical health. After devoting over 40 years to the martial arts myself, most notably training and teaching Taekwon-do (before choosing to start all over again with Mr. Rainey and the American Kenpo system), I can certainly attest to Mr. Rainey teaching abilities and the overall effectiveness of the American Kenpo system of martial arts. My only regret has been that I did not come to know the Kenpo system, and Mr. Rainey, 42 years ago when my own martial arts journey began.

Seattle Self Defense
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
George S.
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Great experience and full support in achiving your goals in self defance. The organisation is like my second home. I really recomand to people to start Wing Tsjun.

5 Rings Systems LLC
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Daniel C.
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I had known James for about a year before I started training with him. He was a customer at a coffee shop I worked at, and he was just "the weird trainer dude who put MCT oil in his coffee". :) Then when I started training with him, I realized how beneficial his knowledge base could be for more areas of my life than just lifting or physical movement. He has a vast knowledge of how the human body works, which influences his training technique, how he coaches you through tougher movements, how he helps you heal, and how he gives advice on other areas of life (nutrition, habits, self discipline, life in general). Some of James' coaching may feel silly and weird and uncomfortable at first, but once you start following his plan and guidance, you see yourself and your capabilities change. I came into James' classes barely being able to hold myself up in a plank, and using very light weights just for basic movements. One of the last classes I did with him I was deadlifting 175 pounds and doing hand stands! After 6 months of training! (I honestly never believed I could do either of those things!) I think Minneapolis definitely lost out on James moving away, but I'm glad more people get to train with him!

Heiwa Na Kaimetsu
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Stephanie V.
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I began training with Kye two years ago when I was a freshman in college. I had never done anything like martial arts before, but hearing of his lessons gave me the opportunity to break out of my shell and achieve that dream. His lessons were beginner friendly and I never felt looked down upon for being a girl, a small fry, etc. Soon, I could use my body in ways I never knew I could, and was able to puruse my own individual path as a martial artist. It was good routine excercise and built a lot of self-confidence. I learned a lot of good self-defense for everyday life as well as awesome moves for practice matches. As a teacher, Kye is patient, charismatic, fun and willing to go the extra mile to help his students learn. I would recommend Kye's system for anyone wishing to pursue their martial arts dreams!

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Keith E.
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I started working with Danny almost two months ago. My initial goal was for him to help me strengthen my lower body because I felt that I was doing a good job of improving my upper body on my own. But after working with Danny for only a month and noticing dramatic improvement in my lower body, I asked him to work with me an additional day each week to train me on my upper body, as well. Danny is kind, respectful, inspiring, encouraging and very knowledgeable on physical fitness. I highly recommend Danny as your personal trainer, as well. You won't be disappointed.

Strategic Living, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna Z.
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A little over a year ago, I made the decision that my daughter and I would learn how to properly defend ourselves against an attacker should this unfortunate event ever present itself. We decided to take training from Joanne Factor of Strategic Living in Seattle. It has been 11 months, and a handful of classes later, and we feel 110% confident that we could protect ourselves if necessary. Joanne Factor is amazing. She not only describes and teaches us in easy to understand instruction, but she also teaches us the physical and mental skills necessary to properly disable an attacker. I give Joanne Factor the highest rating possible and highly recommend everyone and anyone take her training classes ! Even in the face of serious issues, Joanne also makes classes fun and exciting. Joanne's classes definitely should be taken by any and all women and teens ready to take off to college. Thanks Joanne !!

Infused Fitness and Dance
5.0
from 1 review
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gerardo C.
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We should late still learned a lot and has fun

Emerald City Self Defense
4.0
from 1 review
  • New on Thumbtack
Cooks F.
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Vaughan Fagan provides one of the best self defense classes customized according to the client's needs and wants. This provider does personal training that helps improve physical, mental and social confidence

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As one of the top-rated senior self defense instructors, Eugene provides dependable self defense instructions for men and women in Tacoma. This person is available for anyone.

  • 21 years in business
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David Morris is a mixed martial arts expert who provides self defense classes for beginner and advanced students. He specializes in weapons defense instructions.

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Looking for a self defense instructor or a Filipino martial arts master? May Moss offers Tae Kwon Do lessons. He teaches the sport, art, discipline ad self-defense.

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Book an appointment with this professional if you want to acquire self defense techniques. He provides Muay Thai classes to various clients. He also helps those who want to lose weight.

  • 5 years in business
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These skilled individuals provide professional self defense programs in Lakewood. They have received positive personal defense training reviews from clients online.

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Need to hire a pro who teaches unarmed self defense techniques? Benjamin is the one to consult. He is a skilled martial arts instructor who is available upon request.

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Debra Schober provides martial arts and self defense courses for children and adults. This certified instructor offers cage fitness, kickboxing, mixed martial arts classes, and more.

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We offer self-defense classes and hapkido martial arts classes. We provide not a sport, but a serious self-defense taught by Grandmaster Chae Un Kim. He does excellent instruction with tiny classes, often with 3 students to each black belt and a hapkido grandmaster. The grandmaster is small in stature and teaches excellent techniques for women. The grandmaster has experience training law enforcement and special forces. We have a secure covered parking centrally located in Burien.

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NW Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts is a reliable self defense school that teaches effective self defense moves. Visit their Thumbtack profile today.

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This martial arts academy specializes in self-defense, karate for kids, kickboxing, MMA and BJJ. Their professional self defense training instructors offer fun and safe clases.

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We cover men, women, and children of all ages. We provide a personalized martial arts training. We teach the art of Shaolin Kenpo, a versatile art that is a combination of karate, kung fu, and jujitsu. We take a personalized approach by combining private and group instruction.

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We provide both modern and traditional training programs for students from age 4 through 104. Our children's program is the best in the area. Fun and motivating, programs also include the award-winning "Powerful Words" Character Development Program. Our adult programs include traditional Okinawan karate and kickboxing. Parents love the personal development that comes with the self-defense training and the convenient class schedule! Everyone can be a champion at Dragon Center! Respect, self-discipline, integrity, focus, fitness, and self-defense are all part of Dragon Center programs.

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I help clients achieve a sense of self-confidence and attain the skills needed to protect themselves in the event of an attempted assault.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I am a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo and I know how to teach self defense to people who want to protect them \selves from strangers or anyone else.

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I offer mixed martial arts training to kids of all ages and adults. We also offer strength and conditioning, CrossFit workouts, and reality-based self-defense training.

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My business stands out because my clients, from UFC champions to women and men who are no longer wanting be victims, have been seeing results for over a decade! I'm also contacted by Washington State to train law enforcement "defense tactics" to help prepare them for any volatile situation they may encounter as they protect and serve our communities.

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Group Class Rate: $65/month (2 classes/week) Close Range Tactics is a system of private defense based on Wing Chun Kung Fu (ving tsun, wing tsun, etc). CRT offers an effective, aggressive, and straightforward approach to self-defense. Through an effective system of tactics, based on principle and sensitivity, students develop incredible speed and adaptability in the body. CRT teaches systematic solutions and proper reactions to the practitioner (despite size or strength) in the event of sudden violence. You will develop unshakable confidence, increased self-esteem, better overall health, and the ability to deal with day-to-day stress and tasks with ease from training CRT. Our curriculum and teaching methods are continuously modified to help our students be the best they can be. Our curriculum is taught to answer the most common of self-defense encounters you may come across; be it untrained street fighting, predatorial attack, multiple attackers, abduction, or sudden violence. We teach our students to use their skills in real world situations, not just the classroom. This is real self-defense, not a movie. CRT teaches defense against single and multiple attackers, trained and untrained opponents, bladed and impact weapons, firearms, and more. All in the context of adrenalized, disadvantaged, real-time combat.

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I can tech people what they need to know about self defense

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I'm teaching a variety of martial arts and self-defense disciplines to protect one's self and others at all times.

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Learn different self defense techniques by hiring this martial arts instructor. He offers lessons in muay thai, kickboxing, wrestiling, karate and much more.

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Vancouver, WA

  • Discipline
    Assault prevention (basic self defense)
  • Age
    Child
  • Skill level
    No experience
  • Details
    Her friend is 11years old and she just found out she got raped my daughter is not taking it well
  • $50
    Average price
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