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Popular Karate Teachers

Keith G.

Long Beach, NY
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Jesse D.

Suwanee, GA
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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

About Keith

I have an MBA in finance and more than 10 years of experience in Capital Markets & Banking, as an Investment Analyst. I have conducted financial analysis of companies across most industry sectors, and I have tutored clients through their Executive MBA programs resulting in a 3.96 G.P.A. I specialize in taking the most complex subject matter and simplifying it, as well as, relating it to real world examples. I can provide tutoring in such business subjects as: accounting, business, financial management, financial analysis, economics, management, marketing, social media training, investments, sales training, technology, marketing, and investment analysis. I have over four years in toastmasters, which is an incredible organization for improving your communication skills. I attended ...


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.
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.
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.
Jesse D. Suwanee, GA

About Jesse

I am a 4th Degree Black Belt and have well over 15 years experience in teaching. I have taught 3 years old and up. I have background in multiple styles of martial arts. I am currently still teaching at a school in Atlanta and the director of the school. I have designed courses and classes for all age and needs of students. I can custom design the right curriculum for you and set you one the road to success! If you need I have a complete local background check and Federal.


Laura A. September 5, 2014
Kickboxing · In studio
I am an adult woman over 40 taking kickboxing with Mr. Jesse. I have never taken kickboxing before and Mr. Jesse is an excellent Instructor/Personal Trainer! So kind and enthusiastic; he has a plan, is very well organized with instruction and very knowledgeable in all aspects of martial arts and self-defense. The kickboxing class is challenging and so much fun! Thank you for the great workouts!
Jenny P. August 21, 2014
Karate · In studio
Mr. Jesse is absolutely wonderful! My son is a very energetic little boy and sometimes has a hard time focusing. Mr. Jesse uses all of his tools and patience and works so well with him to not only make sure he is safe and listening, but also having fun. He is a very kind person, ready to listen, and very flexible. We could not have asked for a better experience!
Davinia R. August 21, 2014
Karate · In studio
Mr. Jesse has been amazing with our 4-year old son. To find a teacher with just the right balance of patience, understanding and discipline is very rare. We explored the many other schools available to us but stopped searching once we met Mr. Jesse and we have to say, his knowledge and approach in teaching is far superior to any other teachers we met with. Our son loves coming to class, and has progressed physically and emotionally since being in attendance.

Thank you Mr. Jesse!
Gordon R. Laguna Woods, CA

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

About Gordon

Gordon R. is well-known as an educator, martial artist and writer. He holds a Lifetime California Teaching Credential, is a member of the International Federation of Journalists, and is certified by numerous organizations for martial arts and coaching (Dux Ryu Grandmaster and USA Archery Level 2 Instructor). He is the author of The Five Principles of Everything (translated into Spanish and Italian so far--selling worldwide) and the editor of both L&L Magazine and the Legends and Legacies column at WorldWideDojo.


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

Ippolito D.

Carlsbad, CA
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Noora C.

Spring Valley, CA
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William H.

Kalispell, MT
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Ippolito D. Carlsbad, CA

I have been certified instructor in Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan since 2010 and teach all ages. I also headed up the Martial Arts Club movement at Point Loma Nazarene University from 2009-2013 where I brought hundreds of practitioners together of all styles disciplines and also created "YOMA," an integrated curriculum of yoga and martial arts.

About Ippolito "Paul"

EDUCATION: High School - Tri City Christian High School (Graduated '09) AP's: English Language and Literature University - Point Loma Nazarene University "PLNU" (Graduated '13) Degree Training: Business Admin. - Concentration in Finance & Entrepreneurship Master's in Business Administration (MBA) - PLNU (currently enrolled until Fall '15) EXPERIENCE: Various industries including, but not limited to, Real Estate, Accounting, High End Wood & Vinyl Flooring, Law, Chat Sales - Auto Accessories Industry, Food & Beverage, Health & Fitness, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, and Life Coaching. I have done some volunteer work with SALT Missons (through PLNU), Missions work through Carpathian Mountain Outreach in L'Viv, Ukraine, and Calvary Chapel Oceanside. OTHER


Melanie H. October 28, 2014
Acoustic Guitar · In home
My son had the pleasure of taking guitar lessons for 3 years from Ippolito. His passion for music and teaching style was very inspiring, as well as, his patience and motivating demeanor kept my son interested and wanting to improve his musicianship. Always encouraging, with guided interaction, he kept my son on task during lessons. He was very professional and punctual in all our interactions. Above all, he was appreciative and accommodating to my son's style of music without compromising the basic core instruction for guitar. His goal, as an instructor, was to instill a lifelong passion and appreciation for music. I would highly recommend Ippolito as a guitar teacher. It was a pleasure to work with him.
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!

About Noora

I am a second-degree black belt in a classically lifestyle-oriented martial art system. I will receive my third-degree black belt and full sensei-ship this year. I've trained continuously since I was six. I've been teaching and leading for five years, practicing communication, lead-by-example leadership, and class organization. I have been playing soccer for over twelve years and demonstrate a high level of playing ability Currently a student at San Diego State University, majoring in Kinesiology. It is my goal to help and teach students, I promise to give my one hundred percent and bring a positive attitude. I am experienced, responsible and cooperative. Not only will my students learn a lot, but I will make sure it will be a fun experience as well!


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!
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.
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.
William H. Kalispell, MT

*Please note the Krav Maga description*

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.

About William

Hi! My name is William H. I have been studying martial arts since I was twelve. I have taught for about eight years. I teach various styles. Krav Maga, Muay Thai, Wing Chun, Jujutsu, Western Boxing, Ninjutsu, and more. I started at Miller's Martial Arts Academy and from a former Israeli Defense Force solider and from a former Navy S.E.A.L. Doug Carducci and other teachers from Sasori Academy MMA. Eastside Martial Arts. Chris Hartman and Armando Diaz; both Muay Thai ring fighters. My father, a practitioner of 40 years of Kyokushinkai Karate and others. Tyler king, an independent teacher. James Saeger, former teacher at Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios. I have also trained at many different schools all around the Northwest. ****Offering classes from 30-240 minutes**** I get along with


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.
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.
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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