Grandmaster Kang Seok Lee grew up in a small village in South Korea. He began his tae kwon do training at age 7, and shortly thereafter, got started with hapkido?a discipline designed to subdue adversaries by applying firm, focused pressure to specific joints. Kang was immediately drawn to the discipline, and eventually went on to win a world championship in hapkido in the 1970s, the same decade he and his family immigrated to the United States. The Tae Kwon Do Times featured him on their cover in 1996 and named him to their Tae Kwon Do Hall of Fame in 2006.
In 1986, Kang opened his first school, and in the years since has managed to build a team of instructors chosen not only for their skills, but also for their good character and caring attitudes. Together, Kang and his team continue the traditions formed over the course of tae kwon do?s 2,000-year history, inviting students to participate regardless of their age, size, or sympathetic feelings toward wooden blocks. The grandmaster and his associates lead a variety of programs that emphasize self-defense skills and personal development, including introductory and belt-level-specific classes.
Cary Yoga and Kickboxing challenges both body and mind. During high-intensity kickboxing sessions, groups of students jab, hook, and roundhouse kick their way to a healthier existence. A combination of martial arts, boxing, and other fighting forms, kickboxing classes aim to build strength and increase self-awareness, as well. Meanwhile, the facility divides its yoga offerings into two different programs: power Vinyasa and sweat and detox. The latter program revolves around poses that improve the body’s circulatory and lymphatic systems, helping to expel toxins.
Plaque and tartar stand little chance of evading Serene Smiles Dentistry's dental experts, who peer into mouths before polishing pearly whites with a wide range of cosmetic and preventative services. Dr. Jiger Shah dispels unwarranted fears of the dentist’s chair with his gentle touch and a cadre of advanced implements, such as a computer-regulated syringe designed to control the flow of anesthetic during procedures. While Dr. Shah and his staff scour mouths for signs of cavities or nesting tooth fairies, patients can relax under the spell of conscious sedation. Oral-cancer screenings, routine cleanings, porcelain veneers, and lens-thin Lumineers also assist the dental team in their battle against oral degradation.
Within neon-green and royal-blue walls, Polka Dot Palette's instructors awaken creativity in adults of all experience levels during step-by-step painting classes. Of-age students can bring along their preferred beer or wine to two-hour classes, sipping or gargling show tunes as the teacher guides them toward completed paintings. Students emblazon 16"x20" canvases during an eclectic range of classes with rotating themes such as Serenity, Koi Fish, or Seduction. The studio provides students with all the necessary paints and equipment, though attendees must lease their own muses.
The West Cary Tutoring Center promises academic improvement, a stimulating environment and innovative techniques to help your child succeed in school. We can also boast that our students have fun while learning and are motivated not only by success and improvement but also our grab-bag program.
Green Acres Farm unveils its maize-lined labyrinth to the public during the fall months to vex senses of direction on the fourth-generation family-run farm. The elaborate 2.3-mile corn maze sends ears of explorers out to navigate an intricate layout that incorporates the logo of sponsor M/I Homes, a pair of sunbursts, and endless mobius strips. A host of on-site attractions such as hay rides, a hay maze, fire trucks, tractors, and a sand pile for toddlers await families who want to spend a full afternoon out of the house or sneaky cheaters who blazed through the maze with the help of a portable popcorn maker.