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Bochner’s Realistc Self-Defense
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Danira Ortiz
Danira Ortiz
21:14 28 May 17
I attended the Empower Mom free intro to Self Defense class on Sunday 5/21. It was awesome! It was my first time as such an activity and I was hesitant at first. The staff was super friendly and quickly set me at ease. I had a great time and would love to return with my family for more classes. Don't let the location keep you away. I was not impressed when I first drove up but once I walked in I was transformed to a clean, friendly and comfortable environment. Would highly recommend!
Caitlin Reynolds
Caitlin Reynolds
15:27 24 May 17
This was my first time ever going to Bochner's and it was great! I don't know much about self defense but Marc and Joe were phenomenal teachers. Marc taught us five defense moves in an hour an a half, all explained and practiced amongst each other. I also appreciated him and the other instructors going around and giving feedback to our position and technique. I would highly recommend going to see Marc if you want to learn self defense; he's extremely knowledgeable and you can tell he truly cares.
Stacey Ferranti
Stacey Ferranti
15:24 22 May 17
This past weekend, I attended the Empowering Moms Seminar at Bochner's Realistic Self-Defense. My experience was phenomenal. I learned so much in a short amount of time...I can confidently say I'd be able to defend myself if I needed to. Sensei Marc did an excellent job explaining the self-defense moves and demonstrating them, while also adding in humor to make the experience more fun. All of the instructors were very helpful and encouraging throughout the seminar. I enjoyed getting hands on practice and really liked how there was no need to memorize anything. This is ideal because if there ever was an emergency, you wouldn't have time to think. Overall, the seminar was fun and informative, and I'm looking forward to going back to learn more.
Kristen Roth
Kristen Roth
12:26 12 Apr 17
I came here for a free self-defense class. From the moment I walked in, I was felt welcome. There were people sitting at a desk where I was greeted and signed in. They gave me a folder to look through and invited me to find a place to sit and look through it until the class began. While I was sitting, one of the staff came over and started chatting with me, another part of the welcoming experience. I loved the class! We all paired up so we could practice what we were learning. I came alone, but I was invited to join a group that had 3 people in it, so it worked out great. There were a lot of instructors there to give advice and check on the pairs while we had mini practice sessions throughout. I found the trainers very helpful. I had a lot of fun during the class. I liked that there was a Q&A period after the major part of the class. It went longer than expected because we had good questions, but I didn't mind. I would definitely recommend this class for anyone interested in learning basic self-defense. They offer sets of self-defense and aikido classes you can take if you want to learn more.
Michelle Shea
Michelle Shea
21:12 22 May 17
I attended the Empower Mom Self Defense seminar this weekend and it was super fun, and informative. This was my second time taking a seminar and both times I left feeling like I could protect myself and kick some butt if I needed to. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming here and there were lots of laughs too. My husband has been training here consistently for about 8-9 years and he loves it. He's a pretty badass ninja now, thanks to Marc and the team. Once my 7 month old is old enough he will be the next ninja in training at Bochner's Realistic Self Defense. I highly recommend this dojo! ????????????????
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– Joseph H. –

I am a city police officer and I started training Judo/Jiu-Jitsu over 25 years ago up in Boston, Massachusetts to better prepare myself for police work. I’ve been fortunate to meet and train with some very talented martial artists over the years. Sometime around March/April of 2014, I met Sensei Marc Bochner while I was visiting one of his students at his school. I not only noticed how talented Marc is, but I also studied how well his students were moving. Marc is without a doubt very talented, he is also very polite and professional. He truly believes in a no-nonsense approach to self-defense and he and his staff are very determined with helping others reach their self-defense and fitness goals. I joined Marc’s school shortly after our meeting and I have definitely grown as a martial artist. I couldn’t be happier with the results thus far and I look forward to the years of training ahead. I highly recommend Bochner’s Realistic Self-Defense Training and Fitness Center.