Akan Self Defense Training

Akan Self Defense Training

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1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

7 years of experience in muay thai 

11 years of experience in boxing

4 years of experience in mixed martial arts 

5 years of experience in kenpo karate 

Certified nutritionist 

My objective is to help clients learn how to defend themselves, get incredibly fit, build self confidence and self esteem, plus teaching them basic fundamentals of boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, and/or mma.

I train my clients at Aviation Track and Field in Manhattan Beach, Yvonne Burke Sports Complex, or travel to clients if it is convenient for them.

You can follow me on IG: akanselfdefensetraining 

I love helping students/clients learn new techniques, teaching them how they can become their own trainer, working with people instead of telling them what to do, making sure each and every client is 100% satisfied with my service, they are progressing in their training and giving them honest feedback on their strengths and limitations. 

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Baldwin Hills, CA 90008
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

My typical process for working with a new student/client is to evaluate them on their first session, set short and long term goals and create a nutrition plan so they can see results. I want each student to take what they learn and continue to improve daily. 

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

I have 6 years of experience of muay thai, 3 years of experience in mixed martial arts and 10 years of experience in boxing.

I competed in karate and muay thai tournaments

I have a M.A. in Cultural Studies and B.A. in Africana Studies

I earned and recieved my nutrition certification in 2012 from El Camino College

I served four years in the United States Navy and received an honorable discharge. 

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

4 sessions = $125

8 sessions = $200

Group deals are available.

How did you get started teaching?

I started training students because so many women were getting attacked by strangers at Cal State University Dominguez Hills when I was a student in 2013. I gave free self defense training to women so they can be able to protect themselves. From there. I was encourage by faculty and other students on campus to offer my services to others in the community. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I worked with children, teenagers, adults and elders.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I helped train a professional muay thai fighter for a fight in 2016. I also helped a client lose 80 lbs, become vegan and learn how to become a better fighter. I still train myself and spar with colleagues who are preparing for upcoming fights.

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

My advice to a student/client who is looking to hire a teacher is to make sure the cost is affordable before investing into anything that will benefit them.

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

Write down questions and let the teacher know your short and long term goals.