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Milwaukee Self Defense Instructors

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  • 13 years in business
Heather G.
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I worked out with John for two packages prior to getting pregnant with my second child. John pushed me to get in the workouts that I hated doing on my own, and did not allow the words "I can't" into our sessions. I also loved how he would switch up our workouts from boxing, to TRX, to weight work. I never got bored with our weekly sessions! I felt like working out with John was much more than just the workout. He would ask how my week was, how my eating was going, any struggles I was having, etc. I felt like he cared about the whole "self" and not just the working out piece. John encouraged me and showed me that fitness is not just a goal, its a lifestyle. He is one of the reasons I have currently become a beachbody coach because I see and feel what having a healthy lifestyle can do! I would recommend John to anyone looking to take that next step into creating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle!

  • 10 years in business
Rick P.
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I trained under Sifu Elliott for almost 2 years and it was some of the most useful training that I have received in my 10 years of training. I would recommend Sifu and all his instructors for your Self Defense needs.

  • 34 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Adelle J.
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Filipino Martial Arts refers to ancient and newer fighting methods devised in the Philippines, the most popular of which are known as Arnis/Eskrima/Kali. The intrinsic need for self-preservation was the genesis of these systems. Throughout the ages, invaders and evolving local conflict imposed new dynamics for combat in the islands now making up the Philippines. The Filipino people developed battle skills as a direct result of an appreciation of their ever-changing circumstances. They learned often out of necessity how to prioritize, allocate and use common resources in combative situations. Filipinos have been heavily influenced by a phenomenon of cultural and linguistic mixture. Some of the specific mechanisms responsible for cultural and martial change extended from phenomena such as war, political and social systems, technology, trade and of course, simple practicality. Filipino martial arts have seen an increase in prominence due to several Hollywood movies and the teachings of modern masters such as Dan Inosanto, Cacoy Canete worlds famous Masters in Arnis fighting in Cebu City.

Pepperspray Patti
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Colleen B.
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Patti is extremely knowledgeable about women’s self defense. Her class was thorough including oral, written, and hands on. When I had questions she answered them in a way I could understand. I felt the class was reasonably priced, although you can’t put a price on your personal safety. I would not hesitate to recommend her classes and would even take it again myself to keep up the skills I learned.

MK Protection Strategies
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
MacKenzi E.
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Fantastic experience for so many women looking to learn protection and self-defense skills. I truly cannot speak more highly of this company and the demo that we had. Amazing team, lighthearted, collaborative, and important to all women that attended. Thank you so much for such an amazing experience!

  • 22 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Caroline T.
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After just one session, Anthony made me feel so much more confident in my self-defense skills. The session was informative, but also quite fun, and I am looking forward to going back!

  • 3 years in business
Richard W.
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I have trained with William Stedman, and found him to be a very talented, and dedicated self defense instructor. We have jointly hosted self defense seminars and have witnessed his compassion to empowering people with real world self defense instruction. I would recommend his seminar's to anyone. In addition to self defense skills it will equip you with awareness, verbalization, and deescalation strategies. The training will educate you with a preparedness mindset in the event you encounter the unavoidable.

Rachel R.
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Jay is amazing, dedicated and an exceptional motivator! Highly recommend!

  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tara S.
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Training Krav Maga with Chris has been good for my whole family. While getting exercise, we are learning to defend and push ourselves. Great family bonding too! We always feel better when we leave than we did when we arrived.

Trina C.
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Patti gives 110% with her knowledge and willingness to help others with their safety needs. She is living the Damsel Mission to Equip, Empower and Educate every one that she meets.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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The approach I take in teaching self-defense is unique because I do not teach one style or one way, but rather, I take the best from various martial arts and fit them to the individual's strengths and weaknesses. I break it down in such a way that kids can even understand it, and I put them through real-life simulated scenarios to raise confidence in skill against the dangers of reality. The classes are separated by levels which are Basic, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert, and Master. Each level builds on the premise of the previous level, and there are graduation benefits to those that pass the test to move up in training. In the end, what takes years for martial arts to teach you in the line of defending yourself, you can learn here in months. A part of this training is fitness so that you are physically capable of performing the techniques required with the most optimal result. The last thing a person wants is to be out of breath while they are fighting for their life. Skill can take you far, but physicality combined with skill can guarantee reassurance of your ability to defend yourself in any scenario.

Self

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    I am self- motivated worker and I do most of my compiling from home. As a younger adult, I studied and completed basic courses in mathematics and science with enthusiasm, however, I also became interested in advanced Psychology and public speaking. My favorite activity is art, though I continue to practice in reading and literature. I look forward to new and exciting opportunities and am currently persuing a career as a teacher and private tutor. I hope we can work together in helping the future to progress and our world be a positive place for children to prosper and learn!

    Best Defense USA

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      We offer personal training and self-defense training for children and adults, including those with special needs. We also offer workplace violence prevention training with specific content for healthcare, real estate, sales and other occupations. We also offer sales training and coaching.

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