A veteran fighter and instructor for over 30 years, Barry Stephen helps impart fighting skills to the next generation at Stephen's Karate and Kickboxing Center. Boxing, kickboxing, karate, and MMA classes meet seven days a week, teaching self-defense skills, concentration, and self-control to amateur fighters, first-timers, and children. In addition to his other responsibilities, Barry serves as an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University, where he is always on hand to roundhouse a misbehaving snack machine in the teachers' lounge.
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Imperial Martial Arts and Fitness Center, once a perennial training center for UFC athletes such as Rashad Evans and Jake Sheilds, has been transformed into a fitness center for all exercise and training levels. The center encompasses excellent instructors, an array of classes, and state-of-the-art facilities including their own octagon, training cage, and a full weight room. Though muscle-bound teachers might appear intimidating, the center welcomes new students of all abilities.
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