Bolstered by a blur-fisted team of instructors with a range of backgrounds from high level athletic competition to law enforcement, Krav Maga Worldwide’s head instructor Jeff outfits muscle-memories with the skills to blast back attackers.
The martial art bases its moves on instinctual defensive motions, transforming them into devastating strikes and practical techniques for disarming modern attackers who tend to carry weapons such as guns, knives, and folding chairs. A suite of four classes usher the spindle-shanked neophyte through moves that scale up, building on the same basic defensive maneuvers that law-enforcement organizations and militaries around the world—including the Israeli Defense Force and the United States Marines—employ. Always providing the most modern techniques, the studio also helps keep tots off a bully’s atomic-wedgie list with classes for kids as young as 3 years old.
Family owned and operated since 1977, the expert instructors at Adamson's Karate Studios help students from preschool to adulthood build discipline, confidence, and athleticism using the art of karate. At eight locations, instructors guide students through a series of kicks and punches as they improve their fitness, confidence, discipline, and ability to chop stacks of boring homework in half.
Distinguished by belt levels that range from red to a fifth-degree black belt, instructors at Indiana's Premier Family Center lead students of all ages through karate classes. The classes focus on a balance of common sense, self-defense, and fitness, helping students get into shape while learning basic maneuvers.
In his formative years, Alan Stockman was into chess and competitive cycling. He had tried martial arts but it never stuck. But while living in Brazil in 1997, he had a revelation studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Luiz Filho. He found that the martial art combined the strategy and mental discipline of chess with the physical discipline of cycling, a combination that has had him hooked ever since.
Now a black belt, Stockman brings his passion for martial arts to Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu. An affiliate of the Carlson Gracie Team—the originators of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu—the center teaches adults and kids ages 4 and older the grappling and ground-fighting techniques integral to the art. Whether exploring the fundamentals or more advanced tactics, practitioners learn to use Jiu-Jitsu as self-defense, in MMA competition, or to restrain a jaywalker from breaking the law.
A lot of martial-arts studios use belts and ranking systems mostly as a means to encourage kids, but High Performance Martial Arts' co-owners—also instructors —believe the system benefits everybody. They hold regular tests, and ensure that every student earns their new rank with a true demonstration of skills. They know it's a challenge, but they also know the feeling of accomplishment afterward is worth the trial. Intsructors hold their students to such strict standards because they teach both traditional and competitive tae kwon do. They often focus on the fighting techniques employed by Olympic athletes and send their students to local, regional, and national competitions to display their prowess.
Located in Geist, Massey Martial Arts Academy is a karate, tai chi, and judo/jiujitsu school for students of all ages. Taught by seventh-degree black belt and national champion Marvin Massey and fourth-degree black belt Zach Yde, classes at this private academy range from beginning karate to kickboxing and self-defense sessions. Clients gain strength and flexibility in martial arts classes while simultaneously learning respect and discipline, and can compete for belts or simply come for a workout off the beaten treadmill path.