A room full of three-year-olds kicking and yelling is no cause for alarm at Karate America DeForest. The youngsters are learning the basics of karate—and building respect and self-confidence—in the KinderKickers class. As students grow, the classes grow with them, imparting knowledge of self-defense moves such as kicking and hand techniques, but most of all, respect. Teen, adults, and families have their own karate classes and can also participate in Cardio Kickboxing, Toning and Zumba classes.
Awarded “silver” for best martial arts school/studio by Madison Magazine in 2007 and 2008, Kicks Unlimited offers weekly kickboxing classes for teens and adults. Each class features ultra-aerobic cardio-boxing, bag-punishing sport kickboxing, and full body conditioning for upcoming mixed martial arts and craft nights. Check out the schedule for Fitchburg, Middleton, or Sun Prairie and call ahead to schedule your first life-changing duel with a stocky, indifferent punching bag.
When 9Round founder and IKF Light Middleweight Kickboxing Champion Shannon "The Cannon" Hudson isn't dominating combat rings across North American and Europe, he is taking care of his two children. It was with his kids in mind that the seasoned black belt crafted his signature workout¬—a challenging professional fighter's training regime compacted into a hectic, schedule-friendly 30 minutes. Today, trainers in 9Round gyms across the nation lead members in Shannon's workout, guiding classes through its nine rounds of aerobic, anaerobic, and resistance-training exercises. Instructors vary the rounds each day, supplementing body-weight exercises with jump ropes, punching bags, and free-weights. Coaches also encourage diets of fruits and lean meats and counsel members against common dieting pitfalls, such as skipping breakfast or storing smoothie surplus in unmarked laundry-detergent bottles.
We are located on Madisons Westside at Martingilios Martials Studio, which is next to Ultrazone. Bootcamps run M-F at both 5:30 and 6:15 am along with a TRX suspension training on Friday nights from 5-6. A 1 week free trial is offered by visiting our website.
Lance Farrell, a tae kwon do competitor for many years, understands the discipline necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle. But instead of using this knowledge to found an average gym, he developed a specific program that is designed to transform the bodies of its participants in 10 weeks. Each week his certified trainers, nutritionists, and coaches lead students through six 45-minute workouts, which are designed to target fat and increase lean muscle mass. The team is so confident in its clients' ability to change their lives that it offers a chance to win $1,000 for motivation.
At Villari's Martial Arts Center, the black belt instructors specialize in shaolin kempo karate, a martial art form that incorporates punches, kicks, grappling, and felling maneuvers, as well as some of the core movements of kung fu. The instructors work with adults and kids alike, training them in the realms of self-defense, self-discipline, and self-confidence. For students who are more interested in defending themselves against weight gain than against violent attackers, Villari's also offers calorie-burning kickboxing and Pilates Mat classes.