As children, two brothers witnessed firsthand the violence that can destroy a home. As adults, the vowed that their daughters would never suffer the same fate. That’s why they founded Divas In Defense, a safe haven for girls and women to learn self-defense techniques. At their personal-safety classes and self-defense workshops, healthy self-esteem and mental strength develop naturally as women learn how to use their own bodies or those of any nearby mannequins to defend themselves. Trainers hone simple strikes and kicks at beginner classes, which evolve into ground techniques at intermediate classes and defense against armed attackers at advanced classes. Their Girls Can Fight Too! program welcomes students as young as 7 to learn how to stave off bullying, date violence, and interact appropriately online, among other skills.
Karate encompasses much more than just the physical realm. The instructors at Kick Start Martial Arts understand this, and that's why they work to shape students not only physically but also mentally and spiritually. The tool they use is tang soo do, a Korean martial art that inspired modern tae kwon do. It incorporates kung fu, tai chi, and Japanese karate, which means that martial-arts classes for children and adults include hand and foot moves along with self-defense and physical conditioning.
Unit 2 Fitness is a locally owned fitness martial arts gym located in midtown Atlanta, GA. Unit 2 was founded by a small group of martial artists and professional fighters. Like many of you we loathed corporate big box gyms. We wanted something for people that wanted hard core fitness and demanded results.
Born from the passion and ability of world champion kickboxer Khunpon Dechkampu, Bangkok Boxing Fitness challenges newcomers and veterans alike to enter the rough-and-tumble world of muay thai, otherwise known as the science of eight limbs. Harnessing the power of a fighter’s elbows, knees, hands, and feet, the martial-arts style is a favorite among MMA fighters. Bangkok Boxing Fitness' instructors fully embrace the style, and some are quite decorated, in addition to possessing extensive mixed martial arts fighting experience. Beyond fitness classes, they also lead beginner-friendly sessions that cover MMA techniques.
Welcoming pure fitness-seekers and fighters alike, they've created a lineup of fitness Thai kickboxing and boot-camp classes that focus more on fitness than combat, unlike full-contact stationary cycling.
The instructors at Premier Martial Arts of Atlanta must complete at least 40 hours of training each year. Those hours keep the instructors who teach Premier's youth and adult training programs from becoming rusty. That's a good thing, too, since they teach everything from kickboxing, which is more focused on burning calories, to krav maga and kali, which are entirely focused on teaching real-world self-defense tactics such as neutralizing a knife-wielding attacker or a laser-wielding Martian.