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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.

871 Connetquot Ave
Islip Terrace,
NY
US

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.

989 Connetquot Avenue
Central Islip,
NY
US

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.

694 Motor Pkwy
Hauppauge,
NY
US

Hauppauge native Dr. Jennifer Agliato cares for the smiles of young and old alike at Townline Dental. Here, she and her team offer general and cosmetic dentistry services. Regular checkups help keep teeth healthy for years to come, and in-office Zoom! whitening treatments erase stains on teeth.

1314 Townline Road
Hauppauge,
NY
US

White Lotus Massage and Yoga's diverse staff fosters a relaxed, noncompetitive environment where clients can pursue their holistic wellness goals through massage-therapy services and a robust schedule of yoga classes. A FAR infrared heating system warms the yoga practice space up to healing temperatures designed to detoxify the body and loosen muscles, tendons, and minds in preparation for yoga’s soothing stretches. A textured flooring system provides support, comfort, and grip so students can perform Yin yoga's long-held balancing postures or Vinyasa's flowing movements with confidence. White Lotus' skillful massage therapists ease physical and emotional tension with unique massage modalities, such as owner Carolyn Calvacca's signature Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy method. While maintaining balance with overhead bars, Carolyn carefully places her feet along the client's body in gliding strokes, providing a deep yet relaxing muscle-mashing treatment.

922 Wheeler Rd
Hauppauge,
NY
US

Thirty years ago, Concerned Dental Care was founded with the philosophy that dentists should concern themselves with people first and foremost. The staff's dedication to their patients fueled the practice's growth, and today a team of dentists and hygienists adheres to that original vision as they set about their work tending to teeth at six different offices.

Friendly advice about oral hygiene accompanies each tooth cleaning. Low-radiation digital x-rays help the staff take a closer look at patients' dental health without shrinking themselves down and taking a hike through clients' molars. Then, the doctors work with their patients to address any problems by poring over the practice's sizable array of treatment options to find the right course of action. In addition to regular dental upkeep, the staff can shine up smiles with cosmetic services such as teeth whitening and porcelain veneers.

335 Terry Rd
Smithtown,
NY
US