From behind Jon Joseph Salon’s front desk, a friendly employee greets men, women, teens, and children as they enter the chic, minimalistic salon. Past the waiting area’s shelves of Matrix and Paul Mitchell haircare products, guests can recline in black leather chairs while their stylists flat-iron, french braid, and curl hair into creative updos, trim it into flattering cuts, or straighten it with a Keratin Complex hair-therapy treatment. Skilled nail technicians can manicure and polish digits with a colorful collection of OPI and CND polishes, or they can extend the length of nails with acrylic tips and miniature medieval pulley systems.
As history would tell it, karate has its roots in 5th century China, when a monk brought both Buddhism and martial arts training to the country. The art's first public demonstration in Japan, though, wasn't until 1917, when a group of martial artists captured the Japanese peoples' imaginations with their athleticism and skill. The Okinawan martial art quickly became a staple of Japanese culture, and branched out through the world. George Santiago, one of the most recent in a lineage of masters of the art, teaches an evolution of that same karate today at Bushido Karate Dojo, Inc.
He and his fellow teachers hold classes for both adults and kids, with training starting as young as three years old. They instill in their students not only martial skill, but a deep sense of respect and duty toward themselves and others, regardless of rank.
Beneath the summer sun, riders traverse the three outdoor arenas at Minieri's Parkview Riding Center. Groups of summer camp participants not only climb into the saddle for lessons, but work with their assigned horses to learn the fundamentals of grooming, tacking, and eating an entire apple. Instructors also work with autistic and at-risk students during therapeutic riding sessions, working to help build confidence and self-esteem. During the cooler months, riders can keep the lessons trotting inside the huge 80'x200' arena, safe from the elements.
Didi has a long history as a spa practitioner and has been at the helm of DiDi'Sparadise for more than a decade. At her space in Nassau County, she performs services focused on the skin and body. She cleanses faces with more than a dozen specialty facial treatments, including glycolic peels and diamond-tip microdermabrasion treatments and smoothes the rest of the body with full waxing services. Fourteen types of massages assuage sore muscles, and some also incorporate skincare techniques, such as the anticellulite leg massage and detoxifying massage with honey.
Tiger Schulmann's youth training programs teach youngsters focus, discipline, confidence, and self-defense against unruly pickle jars. Tiger Schulmann, the man and legend, draws on his undefeated experience of winning more than 100 competitions to create a comprehensive martial-arts style that educates adolescents on how to fuse body and mind for a healthy, assertive lifestyle. The professional instructors have all trained with Schulmann and teach classes in a safe, all-inclusive environment. This deal is valid for all Tiger Schulmann MMA locations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Florida.