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Keith G.

Long Beach, NY
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Russell F.

Orlando, FL
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Gordon R.

Laguna Woods, CA
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Keith G.

Long Beach, NY

Multiple styles learned including Shorin - Ryu

Leverage martial arts for self defense against multiple opponents

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David M. January 16, 2015
Economics · Online
Verified Student
Keith is awesome. Keith has a lot of knowledge in the field of finance and economics. He has provided me with both academic and professional advice. Keith maintains a positive attitude during tutoring sessions and really is a pleasure to work with. Studying with Keith makes me not dread studying like all of times. I would highly recommend Keith if you are studying economics, finance, or accounting.
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Jacqueline R. September 2, 2014
Sales Training · Online
Verified Student
Keith was a great help to our sales staff. It was apparent that his ultimate desire was to help us succeed in our sales training efforts when he went out of his way to stay in touch with our management staff through phone calls and email. We would recommend Keith because he is a stand-up guy and truly cares about those seeking his expertise. He will also tell you if he is not able to help in an area, his integrity is top of the line.
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Alex P. August 22, 2014
Finance · In studio
Keith is a fantastic Instructor. He has helped many of my students understand some very difficult concepts in Finance and I have sought refresher sessions with him and its a pleasure to work with him. Keith can breakdown some really difficult financial models and help you demonstrate efficiency with them. I highly recommend him, as I recommend him to all my students at the University.
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Russell F.

Orlando, FL

unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows

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Robert R. July 9, 2015
Taekwondo · Online
Verified Student
Russel is an excellent Taekwondo instructor. Russell is very skilled and patient in each of his lessons. Russell was always motivating and found was to give the right incentive to help me keep going every time. All of this paired with the fact that he is a great people person and has a great vision makes Russell a truly great teacher! Thank you Russell.
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Robert R. December 4, 2014
Taekwondo · Online
Verified Student
12/4/14
Master Russell has competently instructed me in taekwondo, exhibiting learned and sound experience and knowledge. I explained to him my objectives and he has diligently, skillfully instructed me in achieving my taekwondo aims. He is highly patient and innovative in his teaching methodology. He has a written taekwondo manual, depicting techniques from white bell through and beyond black belt. Teaching taekwondo is an enjoyable pursuit for him, making it easy for the student to grasp all taekwondo technique details. Physical, self-confidence and mental strength gains are also derived from his unique teaching style. One would surely profite significantly from taekwondo instructions from master Russell.

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Gordon R.

Laguna Woods, CA

I teach a full array of martial arts, and can coach online using Skype or Facebook.

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Julie T. November 11, 2014
Archery · Online
Verified Student
Gordon was very patient and gave me a lot of good detailed feedback.

Noora C.

Spring Valley, CA
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William H.

Kirkland, WA
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Northridge, CA
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Noora C.

Spring Valley, CA

I have been practicing martial arts for over twelve years, and I have been teaching for 5 years. I am very experienced and knowledgeable in this sport. Also one of my passions!

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Jimmy R. March 12, 2015
Self Defense · In studio
Noora was my coach in self-defense. She helped me master techniques that made me confident in the level of martial arts. Really friendly, caring and passionate about her teaching. I really liked her positive attitude and how knowledgeable she was!
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sam T. March 12, 2015
Study Skills · In studio
Great tutor, not only did she work with my daughter on how to study but also provided ways of getting better test grades. She is very professional and I loved her teaching abilities.
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terry C. March 12, 2015
Reading · In studio
Noora was an excellent tutor! Very friendly, kind and smart. She worked with my seven-year-old son on the basics of math, reading and writing. She came to sessions very prepared and brought something new to each every time. I definitely saw improvement in my son's learning.
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William H.

Kirkland, WA

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Training since I was twelve. Started at Miller's Martial Arts Academy and from a former Israeli Defense Force solider and Navy S.E.A.L. My curriculum is based on the student's desires. I offer a very solid self defense program. Although, if you are looking for just a work out or both this is possible. I get along with all types of people and I advocate peace. Drills are good and we do them but real fights are usually random and chaotic. I offer training to be better prepared for those scenarios.

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Shaelynn L. March 2, 2015
Krav Maga · In studio
William has a great attitude and an immense knowledge of martial arts. He is extremely skilled, compassionate, and has a no-ego, non-judgmental approach to his teaching. I recommend this instructor for students both new and experienced. I guarentee he has something to bring to the table to grow you as a person and a martial artist no matter what your background may be.
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Megan A. February 19, 2015
Krav Maga · In studio
William was a great instructor. I had never done any kind of martial arts before and he was extremely helpful. He started with the most basic aspects (posture, stance, etc) and made sure I had those down before moving on to various punches and kicks. By the end of the lesson he was integrating more complicated combinations and increasing the pace, but always closely watched my form to ensure I hadn't forgotten what we'd started with. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking to increase or improve their martial arts abilities.
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Brent S. February 18, 2015
Personal Training · In studio
A wide body of knowledge at his disposal to share with his students. Excellent technique and endurance training. Lots of possibility for cross training and versatility. Also has a great passion for the philosophical side of the martial arts.
Very little that he wont touch on if you merely ask.
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David V.

Northridge, CA

Our classroom structure is fun based, using martial arts and skill drills as the tools to improve discipline, respect, memory, listening, focus while applying self-control. By learning these skills the students result in improving their physical fitness, balance and coordination skills that also improves their self-confidence. Students develop an indomitable spirit and the “I can do” attitude becomes dominant over the “I can’t”.

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Holly August 30, 2015
Karate · In studio
As a decade long practitioner of the martial arts, I can easily say that Mr. Vespie ranks as one of the best instructors that I have had the pleasure of learning from and knowing. While he is an expert in karate, his truly unique quality is the respect and attention he gives his students. Mr. Vespie does not simply care about teaching karate; he truly cares about the people he teaches. This is a hallmark of an exceptional instructor-one who aims to develop the person's character and integrity while also developing his or her skills as a martial artist. If you want to learn martial arts from a qualified instructor who will also get to know and value you as a person, not just a client, Mr. Vespie is the karate instructor for you.

Furthermore, Mr. Vespie is extremely qualified. As mentioned, I practiced karate for around ten years. However, I also taught karate to children, teens, and adults for about seven of those ten years. As both a student and a teacher of martial arts, I can say that Mr. Vespie's knowledge, teaching skills, and dedication to karate is astounding. He is constantly learning and studying martial arts, and he utilizes different teaching methods to appeal to a wide range of learners. He has extensive experience instructing all ages, from young children to elderly adults.

It was my pleasure to right this review. I know that there are many instructors to choose from nowadays, but I urge you to consider Mr. Vespie. His expertise, love of karate, teaching abilities, and love of people are things that cannot be missed out on.
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Kathryn July 30, 2015
Karate · In studio
David Vespie was so much more than just a teacher for my child. Our son, Christopher is now almost 15. He was in middle school when we met David and became a part of his group. It was a family who welcomed us completely. David was a teacher, a mentor, a friend and a Godsend. Our son dealt with bullying at school. We scrambled to uphold his self-esteem and rebuild his confidence. David was incredible to show Chris the right moves, prepare and repair his spirit and just keep him going. He was so positive with this large group of kids and always seemed to have the right thing to say to encourage. We had gone to several other schools. One thought it was appropriate to hit our child while screaming for him to "Get up!". Horrifying. One insisted in the "sir" word without achieving even a little bit of respect or honor in our sons eyes. We had more teachers be inept or bullies themselves.

David prepared his lessons along with DVDs to take home. He had online, written help. As a Black Belt, he was an expert who encouraged and instructed with ease. He was always current. He was also a gifted photographer and artist who incorporated all his talents to teach.

David became, to our son, and us a very good friend. California's gain is indeed our loss.
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Jeannine July 29, 2015
Karate · In studio
David was my son's Sensei at his TN Karate studio. He is extremely talented at working with children of all ages, connecting well with them and understanding their perspectives. He makes classes fun and learning easy. He's easy-going but never loses sight of the end-goal. The kids enjoy themselves so much, they don't even realize how much they're learning. We miss David terribly back here in TN, but wish him all the best and hope that other people will get the chance to experience what a wonderful instructor and mentor David is!

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