Some people are born with a misplaced overabundance of self-confidence, as the popularity of karaoke bars can attest, but most develop the trait by accomplishing feats they never believed they were capable of. The black-belt-wearing, championship-winning instructors that helm ATA Karate?s 6 locations seek to foster that self-confidence by teaching students the art of self-defense in its many forms, including tae kwon do and Krav Maga. With a client base ranging from toddlers to adults, the ATA staff keeps people empowered and fit by demonstrating effective ways to properly punch, kick, and look cool in slow motion. In addition to teaching martial arts, instructors host leadership programs that show kids how to avoid the perils of peer pressure and adults how to maintain order in their lives. They also cover topics such as dealing with bullies and eliminating child abductions in a series of regular workshops.
Steve Halloran, one of two owners of FastFit Boxing, has more than 12 years of fighting and fitness experience. The other owner, Lisa Halloran, is a nutritionist. Together, they combine their knowledge of the body to help clients get into the best shape of their lives. They utilize the principles of boxing and kickboxing training during 30, 45 and 60 minute classes that start when you walk in the door. no class times. Clients of every skill and fitness level soak up self-defense techniques while toning muscle and burning calories.
Endorsed by UFC fighter B.J. Penn, the Martial Arts Training Institute provides extensive, valuable training in martial arts and self-defense. A full trial membership for 30 days gives you access to any MATI class. In the beginner's class, kids will study the self-discipline, the respect, and the physical conditioning required to be a martial arts expert. They'll hone their physical and mental skills under the tutelage of several black-belt instructors, who collectively hold belts in tae kwon do, karate, and jujitsu, among others. Adults can also sharpen their self-security with classes that invigorate the cardiovascular system, while learning how to counter any weapon attacks.
With an extensive background in tae kwon do, Lance Farrell knows how to take down opponents. Fortunately, his experience as an instructor helps him teach others to do the same. At Farrell's U.S. Martial Arts & Fitness, students of all ability levels immerse themselves in the world of Korea's most famous martial art, mastering graceful kicks and strikes while internalizing tenets such as courtesy, integrity, and self-control. Along the way, they also learn valuable self-defense skills, strengthen muscles and minds, and even hone leadership abilities through in-class cooperation. All of this training doesn't go unnoticed; students who show promise and progress may find themselves on the path towards life as one of the school's black belts.
Women's fitness classes, such as pole-dancing, chair-dancing, and Zumba, fill the roster at Sassy Girl Fitness, with each class existing in a safe and comfortable setting. The instructors welcome students of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels, and offer party-classes for bachelorette parties, birthdays, or other events.
At Mid-South Boxing and Fitness Academy, trainers lead authentic boxing classes, jujitsu sessions, and workouts that combine martial arts and CrossFit training. The Fight-Fit program teaches self-defense techniques and striking form in the course of a workout that also draws on CrossFit exercises.