At Martial Arts and Leadership Academy, traditional martial-arts programs aren't inflexible. They can be suited to a student's goals, whether they're to lose weight and build muscle tone or hone self-defense skills and mental fortitude. To this end, Master Scott Barnabie and his instructors helm multidisciplinary martial-arts programs designed for children or families. They also lead classes in kickboxing, which blends elements of judo, muay thai, karate, and kung fu.
Israeli Krav Maga teaches law enforcement officers, military trainees, and ordinary citizens to use combat skills originally developed for the Israeli defense forces and modified for civilian self-defense. Having trained under krav maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld, Grandmaster Haim Gidon now oversees the instructors he has trained and certified. Some of Gidon's instructors??who have military and law enforcement experience??have been featured in USA Today and on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News, and have even trained celebrities such as John Mayer, whose guitar has been known to pick fights with him. These faculty members teach krav maga with a focus on empowering students while helping them to develop awareness, and life-saving skills.
Sifu Bryant Feld brings a lifetime of martial-arts experience to his classes at Moy Yat Ving Tsun Kung Fu. There, he teaches students the ancient art of ving tsun kung fu, a Southern Shaolin style of kung fu most famous for influencing Bruce Lee's own martial artwork. In addition to kung fu, Sifu Feld teaches meditative tai chi and pacific-archipelago combatives, a combination of disciplines from all over Southeast Asia.