Imperial Combat Arts is unique among martial-arts studios in that the techniques it specializes in are directly descended from military combat methods. These techniques exist in their original, fight-oriented forms and have not been adapted to the world of competitive sport. Instead of showy routines and tournament-specific moves, instructors impart techniques such as "hand toughening, ripping and gouging, paralyzing pinches, nerve attacks, ground fighting, bone breaking, joint manipulation, and controlling tactics," along with weapon use.
The 10,000 square feet of space at Easton Training Center is well outfitted for a variety of classes that balance fitness, self-defense, and respect better than battling off a gang of thieves hungry for your Aretha Franklin albums. The fitness center can host additional exercising after class and a locker room equipped with showers brings workouts to a fresh ending.
To involve more of the community in their center, the staff expanded their class schedule to include intense group fitness classes, such as cardio kickboxing and crossfit.
As a kid, About Time Fitness founder Dena Stodola learned to appreciate the exercise provided by working on her family’s Wisconsin dairy farm. Since then, she’s been passionate about fitness and About Time Fitness is a physical representation of that passion. Its schedule of classes features yoga, martial arts, Pilates, kickboxing, and more, giving everyone the means to reach their goals in a motivating and upbeat group atmosphere.
Level 7 Fitness's owner Matthew R. Boulter knows that it takes to get in shape; he competed rather successfully as a body builder. He and his trainers can guide gym members in the use of equipment and weights, but they go a few steps beyond as well. They help students remain healthy by serving healthy snacks and drinks at their juice bar, along with nutritional supplements in their retail center. They also host a wide range of group fitness classes. They host yoga, cycling, and aerobics classes alongside TRX, kickboxing, and intense circuit training classes, so everyone gets the opportunity to work up a sweat in the manner they enjoy most, unless that manner is using a sledgehammer to knock down gym walls.
In July 2013, Scott and Heidi Moore achieved the title of godan, or fifth-degree black belt. Since they have over 50 years of experience combined and have acted as coaches and participants in countless competitions (including the Olympic trials and Paralympics), the belts were well-earned. At Denver Judo, they and a team of first-, second-, and third-degree black belts teach the art of judo to practitioners of all ages and abilities, including those who are blind or otherwise visually impaired. The martial art focuses on throws and grappling as opposed to punches and kicks.
Whether you're trying to get into peak physical shape or simply want to learn how to better defend yourself, the instructors at 303 Training Center can help. For many students, it all starts with fitness and body transformation classes, which get muscles into MMA fighting shape with the help of nutritional counseling and weekly fitness assessments. Another popular option is a Brazilian jujitsu program that focuses on effective self-defense techniques such as joint locks, choke holds, and foot tickles.