American Streetwise Self Defense

American Streetwise Self Defense

5.0 (2)
Best of 2021
3 hires on
1 employee
38 years in business

About this pro

in Pittsburgh we are the only streetwise self defense school...teaching practical keep it super simple but effective..self defense and karate...for ages 5-75

we are a full.time school daytime and evening classes...our students are not  guaranteed rank they earn it...i have Been on

the floor teaching my students over 10,000 for 40 years

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Pittsburgh, PA 15210
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2 Reviews


  • Carol Knobel

    They have small classes which I like for a beginning student. They are also very caring - I received several calls to check how Tyler was liking the classes.

  • Gary Walker

    Jack called me right away and worked with me to put me in the right program. Very excited to get started!

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

to teach every student never to use 4letter words...cant dont wont quit

that you can do anything you want and be all you can with hard work and practice

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

45 years teaching professional

50 consecutive years in martial arts

5 time hall of fame nominations

grandmaster ranking and ranked in 5 martial arts systems

sitting on 5

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

train 5 days per week $60.00 per monrh

train private classes by aopointment

How did you get started teaching?

was asked to teach a self defense class.for kids at a local community college in 1974

What types of students have you worked with?

every type...5years thru 96 years old

handi capped...autistic...add adhd..

senior citizen

police and law enforcement

women and girls self defense

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

make a wish foundation fundraising tournaments

st judes children fund

national and international tournament

security for my church..teaching the security team

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

ask them their qualifications

watch a class...go to many schools before making a decision

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

years in compared to their age

look at students to see if they understand what they are doing