Self-defense classes in New York City

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Self-defense at Eagles Tae Kwon Do Training Center Eagles Tae Kwon Do Training Center
4227 162nd Street
New York City, NY
718-888-0044
  • Flushing – Main Street (1.4 ml) IRT Flushing
  • Mets – Willets Point (2.2 ml) IRT Flushing
  • 111th Street (2.8 ml) IRT Flushing
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.01.29
Filipino Kali & Maphilindo Silat at Nubreed Martial Arts Academy Nubreed Martial Arts Academy 12 Photo

Nubreed’s Authenticity In Filipino Martial Arts and Maphilindo Silat Training Comes From 16 Professional Certified Instructors Under Guro Dan Inosanto.

Guro Dan Inosanto is the highest authority of the Filipino martial arts in the world. He is credited for bringing several obscure South East Asian Martial Arts forms into the public eye. Guro Dan has also studied with dozens of martial arts masters in the United States, Southeast Asia, and Europe. He has studied under 35 world class Filipino masters.

150-43 14th Street
New York City, NY
718-747-2550
  • Flushing – Main Street (2.3 ml) IRT Flushing
  • Mets – Willets Point (3 ml) IRT Flushing
  • 111th Street (3.4 ml) IRT Flushing
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
Filipino martial arts at Kuntaw Martial Arts LLC Kuntaw Martial Arts LLC 1 Photo

It is one of the oldest self-defense art systems of unarmed (kuntawan) and armed (kali) fighting devised by Filipino Muslim royalty prior to the Spanish regime.

753 Flatbush Avenue
New York City, NY
347-982-8329
  • Parkside Avenue (700 ft) BMT Brighton
  • Church Avenue (1800 ft) BMT Brighton
  • Winthrop Street (2700 ft) IRT Nostrand Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.16
Krav Maga at Krav Maga Experts - Upper West Side Krav Maga Experts - Upper West Side 1 Photo 1 Video

Programs:

  • Civilian Instructor Course (CIC) — This program offers the most advanced curriculum of up-to-date techniques and tested implementations. The course has 2 parts: The 1st part covers P1 through P3 material, which includes the history of Krav Maga and its evolution, fundamental instructional skills and lesson development. The 2nd part progresses to P4 and P5 of the curriculum. This includes lesson construction, safety protocols, vulnerable points of the body, extensive attack principals, and advanced defensive skills;
  • Counter Terror — Each workshop is a uniquely tailored scenario incorporating Krav Maga military tactics, techniques, and strategies that are used in the Israeli Special Forces to combat or prevent terrorism. Each workshop is taught by Expert Krav Maga instructors from Israel with combat and training backgrounds in Counter Terror and Military Krav Maga. The Krav Maga Experts Counter Terror workshops incorporate simulated violence, using audio and practical effects;
  • Rape Prevention — This workshop series will focus on self-defense situations at different settings (home, street, college campuses, etc.). Each workshop takes different scenarios as the Krav Maga Experts instructors teach you Krav Maga self-defense techniques that will help you be your defense;
  • Security — The course is designed to provide theoretical, practical and operational skills required to maintain a high level of security. The Krav Maga Experts security courses include a number of main subjects: Hand-to-Hand Combat (Krav Maga), Lectures, Tactical Drills;
  • Law Enforcement — The courses are designed for law enforcement units, special forces and security operatives. The Krav Maga Experts combat training courses include intensive tactical training, which combines realistic scenarios and on-scene solutions to varied situations. Each combat training course can be modified to the specific problems and needs of the client;
  • Personal Training;
  • Women Self-defense;
  • Youth Classes (include Outreach Programs & Summer Camp).
250 West 100th Street
New York City, NY
212-400-4813, 646-707-0388
  • 103rd Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 96th Street (1300 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 103rd Street (2600 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.16
Krav Maga at Krav Maga Experts - Union Square Krav Maga Experts - Union Square 1 Photo

Programs:

  • Civilian Instructor Course (CIC) — This program offers the most advanced curriculum of up-to-date techniques and tested implementations. The course has 2 parts: The 1st part covers P1 through P3 material, which includes the history of Krav Maga and its evolution, fundamental instructional skills and lesson development. The 2nd part progresses to P4 and P5 of the curriculum. This includes lesson construction, safety protocols, vulnerable points of the body, extensive attack principals, and advanced defensive skills;
  • Counter Terror — Each workshop is a uniquely tailored scenario incorporating Krav Maga military tactics, techniques, and strategies that are used in the Israeli Special Forces to combat or prevent terrorism. Each workshop is taught by Expert Krav Maga instructors from Israel with combat and training backgrounds in Counter Terror and Military Krav Maga. The Krav Maga Experts Counter Terror workshops incorporate simulated violence, using audio and practical effects;
  • Rape Prevention — This workshop series will focus on self-defense situations at different settings (home, street, college campuses, etc.). Each workshop takes different scenarios as the Krav Maga Experts instructors teach you Krav Maga self-defense techniques that will help you be your defense;
  • Security — The course is designed to provide theoretical, practical and operational skills required to maintain a high level of security. The Krav Maga Experts security courses include a number of main subjects: Hand-to-Hand Combat (Krav Maga), Lectures, Tactical Drills;
  • Law Enforcement — The courses are designed for law enforcement units, special forces and security operatives. The Krav Maga Experts combat training courses include intensive tactical training, which combines realistic scenarios and on-scene solutions to varied situations. Each combat training course can be modified to the specific problems and needs of the client;
  • Personal Training;
  • Women Self-defense;
  • Youth Classes include Outreach Programs & Summer Camp.
99 University Place
New York City, NY
212-400-4813
  • Union Square (600 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street – Union Square (800 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 14th Street – Union Square (900 ft) BMT Broadway
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.16
Krav Maga at Krav Maga Experts - Upper East Side Krav Maga Experts - Upper East Side 1 Photo

Programs:

  • Civilian Instructor Course (CIC) — This program offers the most advanced curriculum of up-to-date techniques and tested implementations. The course has 2 parts: The 1st part covers P1 through P3 material, which includes the history of Krav Maga and its evolution, fundamental instructional skills and lesson development. The 2nd part progresses to P4 and P5 of the curriculum. This includes lesson construction, safety protocols, vulnerable points of the body, extensive attack principals, and advanced defensive skills;
  • Counter Terror — Each workshop is a uniquely tailored scenario incorporating Krav Maga military tactics, techniques, and strategies that are used in the Israeli Special Forces to combat or prevent terrorism. Each workshop is taught by Expert Krav Maga instructors from Israel with combat and training backgrounds in Counter Terror and Military Krav Maga. The Krav Maga Experts Counter Terror workshops incorporate simulated violence, using audio and practical effects;
  • Rape Prevention — This workshop series will focus on self-defense situations at different settings (home, street, college campuses, etc.). Each workshop takes different scenarios as the Krav Maga Experts instructors teach you Krav Maga self-defense techniques that will help you be your defense;
  • Security — The course is designed to provide theoretical, practical and operational skills required to maintain a high level of security. The Krav Maga Experts security courses include a number of main subjects: Hand-to-Hand Combat (Krav Maga), Lectures, Tactical Drills;
  • Law Enforcement — The courses are designed for law enforcement units, special forces and security operatives. The Krav Maga Experts combat training courses include intensive tactical training, which combines realistic scenarios and on-scene solutions to varied situations. Each combat training course can be modified to the specific problems and needs of the client;
  • Personal Training;
  • Women Self-defense;
  • Youth Classes include Outreach Programs & Summer Camp.
127 East 82nd Street
New York City, NY
212-400-4813
  • 86th Street (1000 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 77th Street (1400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 96th Street (3600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.04.16
Krav Maga at Krav Maga Experts - Brooklyn Krav Maga Experts - Brooklyn 1 Photo

Programs:

  • Civilian Instructor Course (CIC) — This program offers the most advanced curriculum of up-to-date techniques and tested implementations. The course has 2 parts: The 1st part covers P1 through P3 material, which includes the history of Krav Maga and its evolution, fundamental instructional skills and lesson development. The 2nd part progresses to P4 and P5 of the curriculum. This includes lesson construction, safety protocols, vulnerable points of the body, extensive attack principals, and advanced defensive skills;
  • Counter Terror — Each workshop is a uniquely tailored scenario incorporating Krav Maga military tactics, techniques, and strategies that are used in the Israeli Special Forces to combat or prevent terrorism. Each workshop is taught by Expert Krav Maga instructors from Israel with combat and training backgrounds in Counter Terror and Military Krav Maga. The Krav Maga Experts Counter Terror workshops incorporate simulated violence, using audio and practical effects;
  • Rape Prevention — This workshop series will focus on self-defense situations at different settings (home, street, college campuses, etc.). Each workshop takes different scenarios as the Krav Maga Experts instructors teach you Krav Maga self-defense techniques that will help you be your defense;
  • Security — The course is designed to provide theoretical, practical and operational skills required to maintain a high level of security. The Krav Maga Experts security courses include a number of main subjects: Hand-to-Hand Combat (Krav Maga), Lectures, Tactical Drills;
  • Law Enforcement — The courses are designed for law enforcement units, special forces and security operatives. The Krav Maga Experts combat training courses include intensive tactical training, which combines realistic scenarios and on-scene solutions to varied situations. Each combat training course can be modified to the specific problems and needs of the client;
  • Personal Training;
  • Women Self-defense;
  • Youth Classes include Outreach Programs & Summer Camp.
69A 7th Avenue
New York City, NY 11215
212-400
  • Seventh Avenue (900 ft) BMT Brighton
  • Grand Army Plaza (1000 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
  • Bergen Street (2100 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
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  • young women
  • men
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2018.04.16
Systema at Systema New York City Systema New York City

Assistant Instructor:

  • Pasquale Antonio (Assistant Instructor) is certified as a Systema Instructor by Vladimir Vasiliev. He has over 12 years experience training in various martial arts and began his studies in Systema with Edgars Cakuls in 2010. Pasquale founded Systema Jersey City in 2014 and teaches Martial Arts and Movement Fitness to both kids and adults in New York City and New Jersey.   A dedicated explorer of human movement, Pasquale also collaborates and trains with artists in dance, yoga and gymnastics;
  • Kenny Shor (Assistant instructor) is certified as an Systema Instructor by Vladimir Vasiliev. He​ began his Systema training with Edgars Cakuls in 2006. In his effort to constantly improve and build a deeper understanding of Systema he takes frequent trips around the US and Canada to train with direct Systema sources such as Vladimir Vasiliev, Mikhail Ryabko, and Martin Wheeler. He started his first Systema school in Oakland California in 2013 and now teaches in his home city New York;
  • Greg Drozdek  Ed.D. (Assistant Instructor) has been a student of Edgars Cakuls and a classroom teacher for the past twenty two years. Greg has thirty years of martial arts experience. He currently teaches children Martial Arts-Fitness at PS 20 on The Lower East Side. A dedicated teacher and administrator, Greg founded The Stanton Street Settlement in 1998, a free after-school program for immigrant children on The Lower East Side. He now runs New York Cares' Martial Arts Fitness Program at PS 20 and PS 2 in Chinatown.
440 Lafayette Street
New York City, NY
212-807-9202
  • Eighth Street – New York University (300 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Astor Place (400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Bleecker Street (1500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.04.18
Pekiti Tirsia Kali at Five Points Academy Five Points Academy 13 Photo
148 Lafayette Street
New York City, NY 10013
212-226-4474
  • Canal Street (300 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (500 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Canal Street (500 ft) BMT Nassau St
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  • young men
  • young women
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2016.12.15
Jiu-Jitsu and Self-defense at Mausa Health & Fitness Center Mausa Health & Fitness Center 1 Photo

Programs:

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu;
  • Urban Contemporary Ju-Jitsu.

Instructors:

  • Grand Master Bill McCloud — Head Instructor at MAUSA Health & Fitness Center. He now holds Master and Professor Ranks in Sanuces-Ryu (10th degree), Kumite-Ryu Ju-Jitsu (7th degree), Vee-Jitsu Ryu/Vee Jitsu Te systems (4th degree) and Shodan rank in Aikido. The other arts that he has studied are Seven Star Mantis, Southern Mantis, as well as some other styles of Kung-Fu under Sijo Mutakkabir;
  • Professor Roland Stephens — He began his mProfessor Roland Stephensartial arts training in 1973 under Sensei Walter Hallet of the Diamond Mind Dojo in Brooklyn, NY. He is the senior student of multiple Black Belt Hall of Fame member Grandmaster Bill McCloud and holds a 7th Degree Blackbelt in Vee Jitsu Ryu/Vee Jitsu Te Jujitsu, Sanuces Ryu Jujitsu and Kumite Ryu Jujitsu;
  • Shihan Damian McCleod — Damian McCleod began his training in 1993 at When Worlds Collide dojo in Brooklyn. He is a senior student of Grandmaster Bill McCloud, one of Doctor Moses Powell’s first generation students and multiple Black Belt Hall of Fame member. His rank is Roku Dan (6th Degree Blackbelt) in Vee Jitsu Ryu/Vee Jitsu Te Jujitsu, Sanuces Ryu Jujitsu and Kumite Ryu Jujitsu. Damian is currently pursuing his master’s degree in acupuncture at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NY;
  • Shihan Reggie Ayers — He is a senior black belt instructor at MAUSA Health & Fitness Center. Under Grand Master Bill Mcloud, he was introduced to the system of Sanuces-Ryu Ju-Jitsu by Shihan Forever McNally whom he grew up with In Red Hook. Not only was he able to train under Master McCloud, he also had the opportunity to train with Grand Master Anthony Muhammad and Soke “LiL” John Davis. Reggie also practices Yoga, which complements his ju-jitsu training. Reggie is graduate in Massage Therapy at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine;
  • Sensei Ron Skinner — Sensei Ron earned a B.B.A in Accounting from Iona College in Westchester New York. Ron eventually returned to train in Urban Contemporary Jujitsu under Grand Master Bill for the past 12 years. As an instructor, Sensei Ron varies his teaching approach to keep it exciting while focusing on the fundamentals;
  • Hector Gonzalez — Once Hector received his purple belt he began to teach classes in Brooklyn NY. He became extremely dedicated to the Gentle Art and was able to achieve his Black Belt in July of 2009. He has been training for approximately 12 years and continues to train at the Renzo Gracie Academy, NYC.
759 Washington Avenue
New York City, NY 11237
718-210-3190
  • Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum (900 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
  • Park Place (1400 ft) BMT Franklin Av
  • Botanic Garden (1700 ft) BMT Franklin Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.15
Jeet Kune Do at NY Martial Arts Academy In Astoria NY Martial Arts Academy In Astoria

Bruce Lee named the cutting edge martial art training process he developed "Jeet Kune Do". This training process forms the foundation of what we teach at NY Martial Arts Academy.

The technical aspect of the classes includes elements from muay thai, boxing, jiujitsu and kickboxing. Elbows and knees are prevalent in muay thai but are also a part of Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee studied boxing and fencing when developing his art. We borrow certain elements from jiujitsu when addressing self defense situations on the ground.

Childrens Martial Arts classes are focused on teaching:

  • Self-Discipline;
  • Inner Strength;
  • Mental Focus;
  • Self Confidence.
25-06 Broadway
New York City, NY
718-278-1962
  • Broadway (900 ft) BMT Astoria
  • 30th Avenue (2300 ft) BMT Astoria
  • 36th Avenue (2400 ft) BMT Astoria
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2017.01.07
Jeet Kune Do at NY Martial Arts Academy In Brooklyn NY Martial Arts Academy In Brooklyn

Bruce Lee named the cutting edge martial art training process he developed "Jeet Kune Do". This training process forms the foundation of what we teach at NY Martial Arts Academy.

The technical aspect of the classes includes elements from muay thai, boxing, jiujitsu and kickboxing. Elbows and knees are prevalent in muay thai but are also a part of Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee studied boxing and fencing when developing his art. We borrow certain elements from jiujitsu when addressing self defense situations on the ground.

Childrens Martial Arts classes are focused on teaching:

  • Self-Discipline;
  • Inner Strength;
  • Mental Focus;
  • Self Confidence.
184 North 8th Street
New York City, NY 11211
347-721-3288
  • Bedford Avenue (200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Lorimer Street (2200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Metropolitan Avenue (2300 ft) IND Crosstown
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.07
Jeet Kune Do at NY Martial Arts Academy In Manhattan NY Martial Arts Academy In Manhattan

Bruce Lee named the cutting edge martial art training process he developed "Jeet Kune Do". This training process forms the foundation of what we teach at NY Martial Arts Academy.

The technical aspect of the classes includes elements from muay thai, boxing, jiujitsu and kickboxing. Elbows and knees are prevalent in muay thai but are also a part of Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee studied boxing and fencing when developing his art. We borrow certain elements from jiujitsu when addressing self defense situations on the ground.

Childrens Martial Arts classes are focused on teaching:

  • Self-Discipline – the ability to do things without being told;
  • Inner Strength – the ability to trust themselves and say NO to peer pressure and drugs;
  • Mental Focus – the ability to perform well in school;
  • Self Confidence.
151 West 26th Street
New York City, NY 10029
718-281-1717
  • 28th Street (500 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 23rd Street (900 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 23rd Street (1100 ft) IND 6th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.01.07
Jeet Kune Do at NY Martial Arts Academy In Queens NY Martial Arts Academy In Queens

Bruce Lee named the cutting edge martial art training process he developed "Jeet Kune Do". This training process forms the foundation of what we teach at NY Martial Arts Academy.

The technical aspect of the classes includes elements from muay thai, boxing, jiujitsu and kickboxing. Elbows and knees are prevalent in muay thai but are also a part of Jeet Kune Do. Bruce Lee studied boxing and fencing when developing his art. We borrow certain elements from jiujitsu when addressing self defense situations on the ground.

Childrens Martial Arts classes are focused on teaching:

  • Self-Discipline;
  • Inner Strength;
  • Mental Focus;
  • Self Confidence.
253-08 Northern Boulevard
New York City, NY 11362
718-281-1717
  • Jamaica – 179th Street (4.8 ml) IND Queens Boulevard
  • Flushing – Main Street (5.1 ml) IRT Flushing
  • 169th Street (5.2 ml) IND Queens Boulevard
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  • young men
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2017.01.07
Krav Maga at B.B.X. Kickboxing Club B.B.X. Kickboxing Club 1 Photo

Master-instructor Vitale (7th Dan Black Belt) — He studied Krav Maga and various forms of martial arts all of his life. He has received his elite mixed martial arts education from the most well trained in the world of martial arts and has his certifications to stand firm by. Mr. Vitaly incorporates many forms of martial arts combined into Krav Maga and teaches the most crucial and effective fundementals of Krav Maga & Self-Defense at B.B.X. Kickboxing facility.

1300 Hylan Boulevard
New York City, NY
718-980-1600
  • Bay Ridge – 95th Street (3.2 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 86th Street (3.5 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 77th Street (3.9 ml) BMT 4th Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
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2017.01.15
Krav Maga at Church Street Boxing Gym (Park Place) Church Street Boxing Gym (Park Place) 5 Photo 1 Video

Classes:

  • All levels;
  • Advanced.
25 Park Place
New York City, NY 10007
212-571-1333
  • Park Place (100 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Chambers Street (300 ft) IND 8th Av
  • World Trade Center (400 ft) IND 8th Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
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2017.01.07
Krav Maga at Church Street Boxing Gym (Walker Street) Church Street Boxing Gym (Walker Street)
52 Walker Street
New York City, NY 10013
212-343-2900
  • Canal Street (400 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Canal Street (800 ft) IND 8th Av
  • Canal Street (800 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
  • boys
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2017.01.07
Self-defense at Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu Academy (Ralph Avenue) Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu Academy (Ralph Avenue) 1 Photo
745 Ralph Avenue
New York City, NY
718-968-8592
  • Sutter Avenue – Rutland Road (300 ft) IRT New Lots
  • Saratoga Avenue (1900 ft) IRT New Lots
  • Crown Heights – Utica Avenue (3500 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.12.11
Kids Self-defense at Staten Island Muay Thai Club Staten Island Muay Thai Club 1 Photo

For kids 8-12 years old.

Instructor — Victor Espinoza.

4 Willow Avenue
New York City, NY
718-290-9299
  • Bay Ridge – 95th Street (2 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 86th Street (2.2 ml) BMT 4th Av
  • 77th Street (2.4 ml) BMT 4th Av
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2017.01.16
Self-defense at Radical MMA Club Radical MMA Club 2 Photo
235 West 29th Street
New York City, NY
646-269-6597
  • 28th Street (600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 34th Street – Penn Station (1100 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • 34th Street – Penn Station (1300 ft) IND 8th Av
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2017.02.07