Though Shaolin Self Defense Center teaches students how to punch, kick, and defend against opponents, the lesson its instructors find most important is to maintain self-esteem, discipline, and respect. Drawing upon a rich tradition that spans more than 1,500 years, instructors introduce students to Shaolin kung fu's signature blend of targeted strikes and debilitating grapples. However, classes are about more than just physical form. Instructors also encourage emotional and mental balance, leaving students with a quiet confidence that lasts long after lessons conclude.
After majoring in kinesiology, Michael Martino worked as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with Division I college athletes. At CrossFit GSB, he brings that same depth of knowledge to his CrossFit clients. Inside a 2,500-square-foot facility, participants undertake varying workouts that incorporate functional movements such as jumping, pulling objects, squatting, and running. All workouts are scaled to each individual's skill level, equally adaptable for professional athletes and newcomers.
Kickboxing.com represents a conglomeration of schools from all around the world, including locations in America, Japan, Singapore, and the Dominican Republic. They focus on high-quality training from different disciplines of martial arts that range from kenpo karate to capoeira and taekwondo. Each school combines the art of kicking with the basis of Western boxing to create devastating combinations that use every limb.