With a 39-stall driving range, a miniature-golf circuit, and a nine-hole par 3 course, Mt. Freedom Golf helps golfers fine-tune every aspect of their game. That par 3 layout features several holes that span at least 100 yards from the tee to the bentgrass greens, showcasing a verdant expanse for players to work their short irons. Players bogey-proof swings at the driving range, where natural-grass hitting areas cater to those who favor a natural feel and provoke artificial mats to crow about how photosynthesis is overrated.
After grappling the yips at the safari-themed mini-golf course, players can seek out putter advice from one three ace instructors. Mt. Freedom Golf also offers a nine-hole Frisbee-golf course that favors those with disc-hurling prowess or enough money to hire a pizza chef as a caddy.
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.
Professional Fencing Coach and Master Slava Danilov, as well as his lieutenant, Samir Machmoud, combine to bring more than 60 years of international fencing experience to Morris Fencing Club. Their collective expertise includes a bronze medal in the 1996 World Cup and an Egyptian national championship, plus coaching accolades that include leading their students to multiple World Junior Championship medals. Despite this imposing body of work, the duo also specializes in teaching fencing to beginners through their club programs, such as group lessons, private instruction, and camps. Regardless of prior experience, whether an Olympic-level epee swordsman or a person whose closest activity to fencing is making shish kabobs, students can comfortably enroll at Morris Fencing Club to build character and stamina through participation in the fun and active sport.
To the instructors at Branchburg Karate Academy, karate training is an ideal way to build up kids' self-confidence. They work to prove that point every week during children's karate classes, which de-emphasize competition so students can build skills at their own pace. As they practice precise martial-arts movements in a positive and upbeat environment, kids also develop other healthy attributes such as self-control, concentration, and an affinity for exercise.
Elite Martial Arts Rockaway doesn't just take ancient fighting techniques seriously—it also takes students seriously, even if they're only 4 years old. The dedicated instructors teach youngsters how to defend themselves while taking care to instill them with respect, both for those around them and especially for themselves. In addition to regular classes, the center hosts an after-school program that provides transportation, martial-arts classes, a healthy snack, and homework help to young athletes.
But adults have a place at Elite Martial Arts Rockaway, too. The instructors pack these classes with strength and conditioning exercises, aerobic and anaerobic routines, and real-life self-defense skills that come in handy during an emergency or a parking-lot rumble with a cocky inflatable, flailing tube man. Dedicated self-defense and weaponry workshops round out the course catalog.