Hand Speed

Hand Speed

5.0 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
3 employees
5 years in business

About this pro

I train how I fight. I've been trained by highly skilled, legit fighters and spar with professionals. I'll teach you what they've taught me. I don't run a belt factory. You will be pushed and if you take this training seriously you will stand out.

If I didn't have to pay rent I'd train people for free. It's about watching people grow and overcoming adversity Seeing someone master a technique they previously struggled with is truly one of the greatest feelings. This is really a cool thing, martial arts. It's more than learning to fight. It's about becoming a better person. 

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Los Angeles, CA 90065
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2 Reviews


  • Erica Nunez

    Honesty, attitude, and passion

  • Erikka Innes

    Stu is a very detailed instructor. He explains every exercise and move and why you are learning it. He demonstrates and goes at your pace. He's also very encouraging while you are learning. He gives clear feedback when you can improve something and he is also patient while you are trying to learn the skill he is teaching.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

What are your goals? What's your experience? What's your level of determination? Are you willing to be honest? If you can answer my questions truthfully, I'll know exactly where you're at as a student, and meet you there. That will make optimal your training. You won't be in a class of 30 students and slip through the cracks. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am an army veteran who served in Iraq with the army infantrty. I currently train at an MMA gym. I cage fight and have years of experience. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I have a $50 non negotiable rate for the first lesson. After that we can decide if it's a good fit and plan other lessons around a discounted price. 

How did you get started teaching?

I've always been great at teaching. The army taught me most of my leadership skills. I started teaching before I knew anything about martial arts. Once I knew a little about martial arts and self defense I was able to easily teach others. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Students of all shapes and sizes and experience.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Avoid anyone who tells you they can teach you how to not get hit. Embrace those who know getting knocked down is part of the journey.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Start asking yourself, "Do I really want to change my life?" Training is about learning where you are strong, and where you are weak. Knowing that will accelerate all aspects of your life.