Every course at Adaptive Tactics Defense Training aims to build students' self-confidence by providing thorough and practical instruction. Introductory-level firearms courses teach attendees to be safe, responsible handgun owners. Additionally, the center offers basic self-defense classes and training for individuals applying for a concealed-carry license.
The highly skilled and knowledgeable instructors strive to create comfortable, relaxed learning environments where safety is still the number-one priority.
Ryan Smith understands the value of defense. The United States Navy veteran has dedicated more than eight years to studying various martial-arts styles, including everything from karate to brazilian jiu jitsu. Ryan also holds certification from the NRA, allowing him to teach the fundamentals of pistol safety.
As garage doors slowly open, the spartan practice room is revealed: an indoor golf studio with a green carpet floor specked with square golf hitting mats that transforms into a covered driving range. Located inside a stately, sandstone-brick clubhouse, the practice area serves as the practice grounds of Colorado State University golf teams and ground zero for the Golf Academy of Northern Colorado, where golfers consult PGA-certified instructors about their golf swing rather than waiting in vain for Jack Nicklaus?s spirit animal to appear in their dreams. Outside, players take advantage of a practice facility featuring tee box training as well as a short game area.
For nearly two decades, the nationally certified instructors at ATA Family Martial Arts have taught students how to block, strike, and kick in a series of self-defense patterns. Classes for kids as young as 4 focus on coordination, listening skills, and confidence, and adult-geared classes teach sparring and weapons training.
Captain James Cook's nautical adventures have taken him from delivering yachts across oceans using only sextant navigation to earning the ASA's most-advanced instruction certification. Since 1986, he's channeled that oceanic expertise into Victoria Sailing School, where expert instructors help students of all skill levels earn ASA certifications and endorsements through hands-on techniques.
Before they set foot on a boat, however, aspiring seafarers get their feet wet in a safe classroom setting in the Colorado Executive Club Building. Upon passing their exams, they move on to practical sessions on the Cherry Creek, Lake Carter, or Chatfield Reservoirs, where they learn basic maneuvers or rig spinnakers on a J/22. More advanced students cut their nautical teeth on a J/30.
Along with sailing courses, 10-week coastal- and celestial-navigation classes help guests master the skills necessary for steering a course through the open seas, including an ability to decipher longitude, latitude, and the shouted, arcane demands of the moon. Weather for the Mariner classes teach students to analyze weather maps and prep strategies to avoid hurricane hazards.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Parking: Parking lot
Recommended Age Group: All ages
Pro Tip: Come prepared for all types of weather, especially rain and snow.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
Aerial Adventure Parks are outpacing ziplines in construction and have just entered the Colorado market in 2013.
What is the experience customers can expect, and how do you make it special?
We start your 90-minute adventure with about 20 minutes of ground school, where we will teach you how to use our equipment. We want your experience with us to be as memorable as your actual time on our course.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Watching our customers having fun and overcoming fears.
When the staffers at Colorado Carriage and Wagon says that their business is family owned and operated, they extend that description all the way down to the horses who make each journey possible. Their beloved Draft breeds travel throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska, bringing charmingly old-fashioned transportation to weddings, family reunions, and romantic traipses through town. When snow blankets the ground, guests can schedule sleigh rides, taking the classic conveyance on a caroling trip or just prowling the woods for drag races against one-horse hotrods. In addition to horses, the family's petting zoo of chicks, sheep, pigs, and other barnyard animals often makes appearances at parties and festivals, delighting young and old alike with their cute, fuzzy faces.