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  • 13 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
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
  • New on Thumbtack
Marge F.
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After my son was bullied by 6 boys, I decided it was time to seek self defense classes. At first visit to ATF&MA, it was an intense scene of 15-20 people doing stick fighting drills. Seeing this and also being a fan of Bruce Lee, I knew we were in the right place. We were initially there for my son but I knew immediately that this was also something I wanted to do. Coming off a 2 year couch potato session, we were immediately partaking in physical conditioning in addition to learning self defense techniques of Jeet Kune Do. Within a few weeks I was no longer feeling like I was going to die during the physical workouts and was actually more energetic, confident and mentally clear from the workouts, as was my son. Elliott is an exceptional trainer. He takes the time to explain and is patient in going over moves as many times as it takes until it sinks in. All of the classmates are fun and friendly and supporting of each other whether one is a beginner or an advanced participant. The training is a blast and is one of the best things I've ever done. I'm happy for the positive, energetic, and motivating atmosphere and environment. In addition to the above, Elliott is also a motivating and inspiring speaker in sharing relevant life events and also provides videos of each lesson for practice outside of class. I would recommend this training to anyone.

Iron Fist Fitness, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Melanie G.
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Shannon is very dedicated in helping achieve your goals. Not only does he make you feel comfortable in the atmosphere where your training, he also listens and helps to transform the inside as well as the out! I'm extremely thankful that I met him and started training with him! I am already starting to see changes both inside and out, and overwhelmed that I'll have a friend for life! -- Thanks Shannon 😊

Pepperspray Patti
4.7
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.

  • 3 years in business
  • New on Thumbtack
Malissa M.
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SAFE International Milwaukee~Bill is the best instructor because he is passionate about practical self defense, he is quite knowledgeable and has an awesome sense of humor! He is also super professional in his workshops and makes everyone feel comfortable and willing to participate. I greatly recommend Bill!

  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
donna c.
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Had a party in an area that I didn't feel good about leaving cars unattended. Daniel stayed near the cars in 8 degree weather for 6 hours. That is dedication for you!

  • New on Thumbtack
Rachel R.
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Jay is amazing, dedicated and an exceptional motivator! Highly recommend!

  • 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.

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!

5 Element Fusion L.L.C.
5.0
from 1 review
  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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I listen to my students and create a program geared towards their personal goals. The smiles as each and everyone of my students discover this great art form.

  • New on Thumbtack
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
  • 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.

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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!

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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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Gregory Chay is a martial arts instructor who has beyond 20 years of experience in the business. He provides one-on-one tae kwon do, hapkido, and krav maga classes, self defense training and more.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Hire Class A Fitness if you are thinking of hiring an efficient self defense academy that provides impact self defense training services. This firm offers inexpensive rates.

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Do you need to learn self defense techniques? Then let this professional guide you with his practical self defense lessons. He has years of experience teaching self defense courses.

  • 14 years in business
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Mike is dedicated to providing professional and quality kickboxing training services. He also offers nutritional consultation services.

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Need a martial arts instructor teaching the way of the ninja? Daniel Wolfley is a pro providing martial arts, yoga, and ninjutsu instructions. He also offers Math, guitar, dancing lessons, and more.

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Learn defensive tactics with the help of Ezekiel Plevin. He provides professional self-defense classes. Aside from self defense training, he also offers music and martial arts classes, among others.

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In need of a firm that will provide you with self defence classes? Red Dragon Acupuncture & Wellness Center offers Tai Chi and martial arts training, Tui Na massage, acupuncture, and more.

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Bruce Sims offers a self defense course that includes traditional Korean martial arts instruction and weapons work. He offers instruction for sword, staff, cane, and stick.

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Richard Janusz provides selfdefense classes for beginners. He is among the self defence training instructors who also offer martial arts classes for security offers and law enforcers.

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Seeking a pro in your area who teaches effective self defense techniques? Colin is a good choice. He is known for teaching reliable unarmed self defense techniques.

  • 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.

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HigherHealth Healing and Wellness offers one of the best personal defense training services around the area. They also offer self protection lessons.

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