Thomas Gettling Complete Self Defense

Thomas Gettling Complete Self Defense

5.0 (6)
8 hires on

About this pro

A 42 year veteran of martial arts who has produced two golden gloves champions .. 3  sport jujitsu grand champions and dozens of point karate champions ... one who is dedicated to the greatness of his students and transforming lives ... anyone can be successful with the right guide

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Boca Raton, FL 33496
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6 Reviews


  • Chris Lewis

    Very informative and knows how much or how little you can handle

  • Neal Schweber

    Extremely competent, very patient, very knowlageabl

  • Chris Lewis

    Very informative in stances and such. Excellent teacher

  • Chris Lewis

    Hes a great instructor. Very to the point. Goes at your pace. Very affordable & professional. I highly recommend him.

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

Everything starts with basic technique . As we master one we add one so my student meet with success early and often . There is nothing worse then be over loaded  and frustrated .. I set achievable goals with success in Mind

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

i was a child prodigy who began my training at three years of age . Expertise in boxing and master ranks in martial arts 

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

classes are based on students needs and speed at witch they desire to become sufficient 

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching 40 years ago opening my martial arts center in Southampton Long Island 

What types of students have you worked with?

adults children male female - pro athlete competitors and those looking to be best version of self 

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

try and meet with a few do not commit to anyone until you are fully comfortable with their teaching style and professionalism 

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

what their short term and long term goals are the amount of time and effort they are willing to put forth.. what is their final goal and desire from the training experience