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Having garnered a black belt under the Brazilian tutelage of Renzo Gracie and his family, professional mixed-martial-arts fighter Jamal Patterson mentors students in "The Gentle Art" of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, as well as other martial-arts forms. Whether he and AllStar's coaches are leading women's self-defense seminars, children's anti-bullying classes, or advanced Brazilian jiu-jitsu sessions, they focus on self-reliance and body awareness through the use of fluid motions and poise. Participants in various classes learn movements that stave off attacks without the need for weapons, name-calling, or balloons filled with spoiled milk.

400 Swenson Dr
Kenilworth,
NJ
US

At Duncan Martial Arts, instructor Gregory Duncan carries on his father’s legacy by teaching the Way of the Winds system. The first martial artists to bring ninjutsu to the United States, Gregory’s father, Professor Ronald Duncan, created a system that emphasizes rapid-fire striking patterns, evasive movements, and joint locking. Implementing elements of traditional taijutsu and jujitsu, the Way of the Winds system also includes education in traditional weaponry, such as sais, tonfa, han-bo, nunchakus, and more. Classes help build self-confidence and mental focus as students learn control over their bodies and responses to high-stress situations, such as a stranger approaching them in a dark alley and asking them to name all the vice presidents in alphabetical order. To expand upon the influences of Eastern fitness traditions, the center also offers yoga classes designed to center the mind and strengthen the body.

627 Chestnut St
Union,
NJ
US

The PGA instructors at SwingPlane Productions have a noble mission: make the game of golf more enjoyable for everyone. The team uses video swing analysis technology to help achieve this by providing instant, on-screen feedback of swing mechanics. A high speed Sony Action Cam camera breaks down players' swings frame-by-frame, revealing subtle flaws such as an awkward hitch in the backswing or the use of performance-enhancing hockey sticks. Lessons can be taken in person to combine the forces of video analysis and real-time professional advice or conducted over the internet, during which the instructor will analyze videotape of the student’s swing and prescribe specific drills to help improve results.

3 Golf Dr.
Kenilworth,
NJ
US

Established: 2001
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30–60 minutes
Brands Used: Adidas, Nike and other martial arts brands from Korea.
Pro Tip: You can build an amazing life if you build it on a solid foundation.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Classes are offered six days per week.
Recommended Age Group: All Ages

2117 Grier Ave
Linden,
NJ
US