So much more than just teaching kids self-defense, martial arts develop invaluable real-world skills such as respect, self-discipline, and understanding every reference in The Karate Kid. At ATA Martial Arts, instructors work with kids as young as 4 years old to begin developing the skills and mindset necessary to move through the rainbow of belts.
At Pro Dojos, certified martial-arts experts lead students of all ages and skill levels through a variety of pugilistic disciplines. Each location is independently owned, so the martial-arts styles may vary, but many offer karate, tae kwon do, kick-boxing, aikido, and jujitsu classes. The instructors elucidate the noble combat arts to kiddos as young as 4 years old, helping them build strength and motor skills while instilling the values of self-confidence. Teen classes focus on honing discipline and treating yourself and others with respect, and adult classes reinforce cardiovascular conditioning, strength, balance, and coordination. The instructors also lead classes for the whole family, allowing them to bond as a unit, which could possibly lead to starring in a hit sitcom about a crime-fighting family who takes down comical villains in their idyllic suburban neighborhood.
The official fighting system of the Israel Defense Forces, Krav Maga utilizes the body’s natural instincts and teaches simple movements in an encouraging, fast-paced environment, making this potent martial art easy to master for students of all physical sizes and skill levels. Introductory lessons inundate first-timers with a brief overview of Krav Maga styles and maneuvers, from simple defensive movements to soul-combusting staring techniques. This Groupon is also valid for Reaction's regular classes taught by black belts and other experienced practitioners on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings, plus several other classes held in the same Ironman Warehouse studio. These include an IronFit circuit-style fitness class, a speed and agility class, CardioMMA, and Strongman Training, workouts that will make you so ripped and ripply, the ocean will want to surf you, and you'll be able to clear your yard of stray boulders and easily uproot pesky dandelions.
Whether taking advantage of weight equipment or sweating up a storm in a group fitness class, Woodstock Health & Fitness equips its members with all the tools they need to get in great shape. With direction from a team of personal trainers, exercise newcomers caneven get a handle on an effective workout routine during one-on-one sessions. Gym memberships include full access to the facilities, as well as group cardio bootcamp, Pilates classes, and the right to walk around flexing your arms at strangers.
Four-year-olds scamper across ATA Black Belt Academy's padded floors, dressed in white robes and kicking with all the strength in their little legs. Instructors lead students of all ages through three separate classes divided by age. Students 4–6 develop coordination and motor skills in the Tiny Tigers program, before graduating into the Karate for Kids classes for ages 7–12. Adults and teens train together in the tae kwon do classes.