5.0 (2)
3 hires on Lessons.com
3 employees
16 years in business

About this pro

We offer 2 free weeks of personalized Self Defense training. All you have to do is come try it out, if it's not for you then we hope you find what your looking for. No further obligations! I have been teaching for almost 10 years now. I'm sure I can tailor the lesson to what you're looking for.

I get to see immediate results in people that come in and train with us. I can teach just about anyone, ADHD, autistic, hyperactive or physical disability. We specialize in training the person not the disability. With that I get to see the confidence and self pride grow in the student.

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Kirkland, WA 98033
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2 Reviews


  • Sandra Wells

    My grandson is really enjoying the classes.

  • Sandra Wells

    Just starting but first impression he has a way with kids. My grandson is a little shy but Carl had him relaxed and laughing.

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

What we typically do is have the prospective student come and take a 30 minute lesson with an instructor. After that there are 2 one hour group classes during the week. The first 2 weeks are free to come by and check it out and see if you like it.

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

We have an extensive amount of training in our program that is done through our "University of Marial Arts" This is a multi year long course that teaches us how to be better instructors so that we can appeal to a wider range of social expierences and do so in a safe manner.

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

We do have standardized pricing, however we offer about a dozen different packages. What we typically do is have you come in and try it for the 2 weeks. At the end of that trial we will sit down with  you and show you all the different packages and let you choose the one that fits you the best.

How did you get started teaching?

I've always wanted to teach the Martial Arts. When we found this company my daughter and I started training. After training for about a year I was introduced to the Instructors University. After attending the university for a couple of years they offered me a full time teaching position at one of our other locations, of course I jumped right on.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have personally worked with so many people with varying disabilities. Everything from Downs Syndrome and ADHD to Lou Gherrig's disease and one student that had the right half of his brain surgically removed because of siezures. I have always found a way to teach the student in a fashion that they not only understand but enjoy themselves as well.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently had a student that came back after not training for a couple of years. He said he was bored around the house and wanted to get more active in a productive way.

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

Don't just shop around buy price, go and take some lessons and make sure that studio and style are a good fit for you.

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

I have an open door policy, I will help out any student no matter what the situation or question might be. Just come talk to me and let me help.