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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Kirkland, WA 98034


Krav Maga Kirkland is amazing! Not only have my self defense skills improved greatly, but my cardio and strength have improved tremendously as well in just a few months. The classes have also made me mentally tougher and I am able to keep going when my body feels like giving up. Being a law enforcement officer, this is invaluable! I would recommend Krav Maga Kirkland to anyone looking to improve their self defense skills or to those looking for an awesome workout.

  • 7 years in business
  • Tacoma, WA 98421


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!

  • Federal Way, WA 98003


My son received his black belt in Taekwondo from Tiger Taekwondo Academy in University Place, WA. We had a wonderful experience! Master Choi and Mister Larson are great with kids of ALL ages creating a very positive learning environment. Good values...respect, integrity, accountability, and a healthy balance of competition and fun. Highly recommended!! Mister Larson may even be Master Larson now (congrats to him if he is!)

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lynnwood, WA 98036


I've been training with Sifu Steve at Dragons Lair 2 for over a decade. In that time I've learned not only how to defend myself in a physical confrontation, but I've developed confidence in all other aspects of my life. I started as a shy overweight teenager and the principles I learned through the teachings of Gung Fu have helped me to develop into a happy, well rounded, healthy adult. I highly recommend this class and this instructor to anyone who wants to walk the path of personal development.

  • Woodinville, WA 98072


It is great when there are people around whom we can depend on, but what happens when life throws us a curve, and there is no one around to help? At Real Tough Cookie, we help educate people about personal safety in addition to offering a variety of safety devices as well. Learning to incorporate self protection awareness into your daily routine, builds confidence, and may prevent personal injury or worse. Through our personal defense presentations, we offer guidelines for confronting situations one hopes to never see, but even if you never experience an assault or attack, you will most likely feel more empowered in all parts of your life; challenges at work, at home and in your personal life will feel easier and more comfortable too. Our workshops are held on site in the Seattle region. We work with individuals, private groups, businesses or organizations, where we present tips, safety advice and an array of products for sale, in addition to our informational handouts. This program is especially helpful for women and college students. Our presentations are entertaining and upbeat, in addition to being informative, and we can customize them to your timeframe and group, lasting anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes. Just contact us for more details. The major learning outcomes are as follow: * Learning strategies to avoid conflict or prevent assault through increased awareness and intuition * Learning new body language and styles of interaction with others * Learning the power of your voice * The victim selection process and how to make yourself a harder target * Learning about pocket-sized devices like safety lights, pepper sprays and personal alarms Emergencies can occur anywhere, and preparedness matters. In addition to our presentations, Real Tough Cookie also has an online store where we sell a variety of personal safety products as well.

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
  • Seattle, WA 98144


We provide personal safety and self-defense classes and workshops for women of all ages, teen and tween girls, and children. All classes are taught by highly experienced and expert female instructors, based on women's safety concerns and realities. We were chosen as the "best feminist butt-kicker" by the Seattle Weekly in 2007.

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Lynnwood, WA 98036


Mr. Scott is extremely knowledgeable and understood and delivered on our objective of getting the basic self defense instructions. We're looking forward to our next lesson!


We offer Japanese martial arts classes to adults and youths: - Aikido - Kenjutsu (sword) - Jojutsu (staff) Our practice makes better people, not just better fighters. Aikido is a non-competitive and defense-oriented art that can be practiced by anyone, regardless of physical condition. It is worth checking out if you are looking for an alternative to the legions of "belt factory" schools that have become ubiquitous in local shopping centers.

  • Gig Harbor, WA 98335


This is the last kickboxing workout you will ever need! Kickboxing is great for fitness, self-defense, cardio fitness and muscle toning. No other workout burns more fat, more calories or better builds and tones muscle as well. It is truly the best fat-burning exercise. Most of our members will tell you that this class is way more fun than the gyms, fitness boot camps, personal training, health clubs, or trainers and is hands down the best way to lose weight, and get in great shape. Sign up today. You'll be so glad you did!


We offer exceptional program in martial arts, fitness kickboxing, and self-defense programs. - Martial Arts Program - In our martial arts classes you will find a mixed-martial arts curriculum of skills. Our main focus is on modified mixed-martial arts (controlled contact sparring which involves kicking, punching, throws, grappling, and submissions) and self-defense training. In our curriculum we combine all of these elements together to give the student a skill set in each range of combat and in the different format of sport versus self-defense. Our goal is develop good competitors for those who want to compete and good self-defense concepts for those who want to have a basic ability to defend themselves. Everybody in the class will get into great shape, have fun, and learn new things that will better their lives. Personal growth is an important component to our program, so plan on challenging yourself in many ways that may not include just kicks and punches. Martial Arts Class Schedule: Mondays & Wednesdays (Basics): 5:00 - 5:45pm Tuesday & Thursdays (All Levels) 7:30pm - 9:00pm Fridays (Open Gym Format) 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Fitness Kickboxing Program - Exercise can be fun, fulfilling, and festive and this class will prove it. This class takes simple martial arts techniques and combines them with the music, excitement, and energy of an aerobics class to give the student a fun way to get into great shape. This class guarantees that you will: -Increase your overall strength and body tone. -Decrease fat mass and increase muscle. -Release stress and aggression in a positive way. -Develop a stronger mind-set in self-disciple and perseverance. -Specifically tone and tighten the arms, abs, and legs through kickboxing techniques. So if your ready to get in the best shape of your life, just visit our "Specials" page and send us an e-mail or call to reserve your spot in the new student orientation class. Fitness Kickboxing Class Schedule: Monday and Wednesday: 11:30am - 12:15pm New! 6pm - 6:45pm Tuesday and Thursdays: 5:30pm - 6:15pm New! 6:30pm - 7:15pm Saturdays: 10:00am - 10:45am - Self-Defense Privates - Do you have a basic game plan? This program is designed to fit the student with some simple tools and strategies to deal with common self-defense situations. Through a number of private or semi-private lessons, the student will be able to address these common self-defense situations as well as any other particular concerns they might have. The great value in this program is that we tailor it to fit each particular students strengths and weaknesses. It is also a shortened condensed program to give the student some quick tools and skills. In this format, the student will set up their class schedule according to what works best for their time line and goals.

  • Seattle, WA 98166


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.

  • Seattle, WA 98107


Fighting Chance Seattle offers self-defense and kickboxing programs. Our self-defense for women program is available via group workshop, one-on-one lessons or as a corporate event. This program aims to educate and empower. Participants will learn self-defense strategy and practice proper body mechanics while striking padded targets. Our custom program relies on simple, effective techniques with no gimmicks and no nonsense. We also have a completely different self-defense program available for men. Our Kickboxing 101 program focuses on the fundamentals of kickboxing in dynamic, engaging group classes or one-on-one training. This program has four objectives, as follows: 1. Energetic, full-body workout 2. Stress relief and outlet for aggression 3. Cultivate mindfulness, concentration and self-discipline 4. Learn about martial arts culture and history Fighting Chance Seattle is a friendly, respectful, and nonintimidating environment for women and men of all levels of ability and fitness. Sensei Jordan Giarratano, the owner and instructor of Fighting Chance Seattle, is a martial arts expert with 19 years of training in a range of fighting styles, including Tang Soo Do karate, Muay Thai kickboxing, boxing, street self-defense, and grappling. He was granted permission to open his own school under the Fighting Chance name by his instructor in October 2011.

  • 21 years in business
  • Bellevue, WA 98005


I own and operate my own Aikido School in Bellevue, Washington for 18 years. I would like to relocate to the LA area and would like to stay a instructor but not run the book work. I specialize in weapons training. Currently hold the rank of 3rd Degree Nihon Goshin Aikido , Karate ,Jiu-jitsu Looking in the Valley to Orange county. If you need a great Instructor please call.

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