Kumu Hula (“Master Teacher of the Hula”) June Yoshiko sometimes wonders if it was the same streak of courage that led both of her grandfathers to leave Japan and start a new life in Hawaii that inspired her to make a similar journey from Hawaii to Chicago. A hula dancer since she was six, she’s honed her craft over three decades while augmenting it with a master’s in public health nutrition, ordination as a Zen Buddhist priest, and certification as a reiki master teacher.
June teaches two types of hula classes: Hula Kahiko, ancient dances accompanied by chanting that emphasize Hawaiian culture, and Hula Auana, or modern hula, set to contemporary Hawaiian songs and instruments such as ukulele and guitar. Her beginner classes focus on footwork and hip motions, and advanced classes merge both Kahiko and Auana with the study of plants, chants, mythology, and history important to hula. June also offers a Gracious Ladies class for mature women and men that incorporates Auana hula to tone bodies, strengthen core muscles, and boost ACT scores.
The instructors at Chicago Combat MMA are skilled in many forms of fighting: boxing, kickboxing, judo, jujitsu, and the Indonesian art of pencak silat to name a few. They draw from each of these fighting styles to teach mixed martial arts in their sprawling gym space, which features a boxing ring, wrestling circles, and artistic graffiti.
Nowadays you can use golf as an excuse to get away from family game nights, family meetings, or family golf getaways. Escape excruciating moments with today's Groupon: for $96, you get a round of golf with golf cart rental at six Chicago Park District Golf courses (a $191 value). The courses include Robert A. Black, Sydney R. Marovitz, Columbus Park, Jackson Park, Marquette Park, and South Shore.
Midwest Academy of Taekwondo is a martial arts school serving the Chicagoland area since 1985. We specialize in Taekwondo self defense for men, women & children. We also offer Hapkido instruction. Schedule your appointment today!
Dennis PaSamba Dance Company's instructors believe that dance is a universal language, and that all bodies can become fluent in the art of storytelling with a little practice. They educate both first-time and practiced dancers, building on what students already know while emphasizing passion and perseverance in the toe-tapping arts. During group classes, students learn hip-shaking combinations and suave Latin dance styles such as salsa, cha-cha, and bachata. Men’s and women’s styling classes help students to master alluring arm, shoulder, and nostril movements. In addition to group instruction, the studio also offers private lessons to help dancers to vault the learning curve with one-on-one attention and special classes for engaged couples looking to make a lasting impression during their first twirl as husband and wife.
Dan's Bike Shop's expert spokesmen have been restoring sickly cycles back to health since opening in 1940. A complete bike tune-up inspects and thoroughly cleans bikes from handlebars to brakes, ensuring smooth sailing on rides across town or attempts to sneak into a regatta. Cranks, derailleurs, and brake calipers are removed and degreased in a relaxing hot tub of solvent while troublemaking brakes and gears undergo an attitude adjustment. Complimentary minor wheel truing helps settle bumpy rides, though new cables and a bike horn that plays John Phillip Sousa marches are not included.