The more than a dozen brick-and-mortar locations that make up Ultimate Champions Taekwondo Association share not only a style of combat, but a teaching philosophy as well. Tracing the lineage of their combative art back to Grandmaster Sang K. Oh, the instructors adhere to his teachings, exemplified by the quote, "The person who can defeat others with flashy techniques but is without love toward his fellow man will in the end defeat himself." Students use the physical empowerment of mastering jumps, kicks, and weapons to arm themselves with discipline, confidence, concentration, self-respect, and courtesy for others.
Outside of the classroom, the organization reaches out to the tri-state community with ample demonstrations of some of their most exciting techniques. Practitioners soar skyward in flying kicks or fill the air with the whirring blows of nunchakus, bos, and kamas. Fists slam through boards, balloons, and bricks to demonstrate the striking power of tae kwon do and the structural flaws in the Three Little Pigs' panic room.
The instructors at Chi's Martial Arts Training Center work to hone the physiques and mental self-discipline of their students. Led by extensively certified owner and master instructor Sifu Charles R. Chi, self-defense experts lead kids through moves that can help develop motor skills and boost self-confidence. Adult students can get heart rates pumping in fitness-centric classes inspired by mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and archival videos of Richard Simmons doing the wave.
British Swim School's instructors know that swimming, splashing, diving, and cannonballing are loads of fun. But they also know that swimming is an important survival skill, one that's especially vital for young children. For the last 30 years, they've led lessons that give kids the tools they need to have fun and be safe, too. Swim instruction covers all the basics, including teaching kids how to float on their back—a technique the staff believes is one of the most important water survival skills. Instructors teach students as young as 3 months, and lead small-group classes for adult beginner and intermediate swimmers, as well.
Reservations/Appointments: Required for first session only
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?1.5 hours
Pro Tip: Dress comfortably in sneakers, comfortable pants or jeans, and layers on top. Please do not wear heels.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Winner of more than 100 mixed-martial-arts competitions, Tiger Schulmann shares his pride and love for fighting and self-defense with both adults and children in gyms across five states. From first-time grapplers to expert muay thai fighters, students of all fitness and experience levels are welcome to dive into a class at Schulmann’s. At more than 47 locations, adults can take classes in kickboxing, MMA, and jujitsu—the last of which instills students with the skill and confidence to take down opponents of any size, strength, or telekinetic ability. Kids, meanwhile, can learn martial arts for fun, or gain useful experience in bully prevention; the kids’ classes help victims immediately identify and safely diffuse situations when pitted against an aggressor.
Kickboxing Farmingdale motivates clients to kick, sweat, and punch their way to healthy, toned physiques with exciting, engaging kickboxing workouts. Members don gloves and pummel a punching bag with devastating combos, or set their heart racing during bouts of boot camp and Krav Maga classes.