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Cristian P.
35/hour

Capoeira and Self defense

I work with multiple martial arts, tae kwon do, karate Shotokan, and Capoeira; I have been practicing for years with my equipment, I have a gym set up in my house. I will teach the secrets of self-defense plus useful techniques to avoid injuries;... read more

35/hour
4.6 (12)
36 hours tutoring
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I work with multiple martial arts, tae kwon do, karate Shotokan, and Capoeira; I have been practicing for years with my equipment, I have a gym set up in my house. I will teach the secrets of self-defense plus useful techniques to avoid injuries;... read more

Newton Q.
70/hour

Basic Self Defense Instructor

After studying applied martial arts and self defense, I wanted to share that knowledge with others. I have started an after school program my school that utilizes the principles and skills drawn from boxing, taekwondo, kick boxing, mma,... read more

70/hour
5.0 (317)
1,090 hours tutoring
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After studying applied martial arts and self defense, I wanted to share that knowledge with others. I have started an after school program my school that utilizes the principles and skills drawn from boxing, taekwondo, kick boxing, mma,... read more

Dave M.
50/hour

Anyone can learn and should be taught to think independently

I enjoy the process of not only teaching a student concepts and ideas, but helping them to think for themselves. When I am not tutoring, you will most likely find me, training in or teaching self defense/martial arts. I volunteer... read more

50/hour
5.0 (14)
16 hours tutoring
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I enjoy the process of not only teaching a student concepts and ideas, but helping them to think for themselves. When I am not tutoring, you will most likely find me, training in or teaching self defense/martial arts. I volunteer... read more

Ryan A.
35/hour

Learn how to defend yourself in real life situations

At the age of 18 I started learning combat self defense and have continued doing so for 10 years now. I've trained in Russian self defense systema wing tsung kung fu Kali escrima (Filipino) and am now practicing jiu jitsu and... read more

35/hour
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At the age of 18 I started learning combat self defense and have continued doing so for 10 years now. I've trained in Russian self defense systema wing tsung kung fu Kali escrima (Filipino) and am now practicing jiu jitsu and... read more

Jared M.
59/hour

HeadMaster: CrossSwords Way (MartialArt & Life Development System)

Over a 20 years of experience, and over decade teaching, in MMA, TKD, Muay Thai, Kenjitsu, HEMA, Grappling, Boxing, Kickboxing, Self Defense, Melee Weapons Training, and Combat Martial Arts. read more

59/hour
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Over a 20 years of experience, and over decade teaching, in MMA, TKD, Muay Thai, Kenjitsu, HEMA, Grappling, Boxing, Kickboxing, Self Defense, Melee Weapons Training, and Combat Martial Arts. read more

Charlene S.
28/hour

History is not old... It tells a story about people

I have a brown belt in Judo. I have taught classes in basic self defense and Judo to young adults and children. I have 5 years experience in teaching that class. read more

28/hour
4.7 (224)
839 hours tutoring
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I have a brown belt in Judo. I have taught classes in basic self defense and Judo to young adults and children. I have 5 years experience in teaching that class. read more

Laynee D.
50/hour

4th Degree Kukkiwon Blackbelt, several titles, 10+ years teaching

I am a fourth degree Kukkiwon-Certified blackbelt in Taekwondo. After starting at the age of 7, I continued training across multiple disciplines (self defense, poomsae, weapons, sparring), and began teaching at the age of 11. I have worked... read more

50/hour
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I am a fourth degree Kukkiwon-Certified blackbelt in Taekwondo. After starting at the age of 7, I continued training across multiple disciplines (self defense, poomsae, weapons, sparring), and began teaching at the age of 11. I have worked... read more

Derrick B.
40/hour

Analogizer: Promoting Mental Panspermatism

Before the age of 2, she was able (among other skills) to say the alphabet backward in less than 10 seconds and could perform a few self defense moves. That isn't a highlight of my favorite subjects, simply an example of the variety... read more

40/hour
4.7 (34)
118 hours tutoring
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Before the age of 2, she was able (among other skills) to say the alphabet backward in less than 10 seconds and could perform a few self defense moves. That isn't a highlight of my favorite subjects, simply an example of the variety... read more

David S.
40/hour

Award-Winning Writer/Filmmaker - Wide Ranging Teaching Skills

...inter-related areas; whether it be crisis intervention, suicide prevention or conflict resolution to personal fitness training, self defense, wrestling or public speaking to the unique craft of documentary film-making, screenwriting or even teaching someone... read more

40/hour
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...inter-related areas; whether it be crisis intervention, suicide prevention or conflict resolution to personal fitness training, self defense, wrestling or public speaking to the unique craft of documentary film-making, screenwriting or even teaching someone... read more

Robert J.
35/hour

I never give up until I succeed.

I was an assistant instructor for more than ten years where I had an olympic team back in the late eighties and early nineties. I was in two national adult olympic tournaments where I metaled twice in sparring. I taught self defense with... read more

35/hour
4.6 (8)
57 hours tutoring
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I was an assistant instructor for more than ten years where I had an olympic team back in the late eighties and early nineties. I was in two national adult olympic tournaments where I metaled twice in sparring. I taught self defense with... read more

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