Since 1986, eighth-degree black belt Don Booth and his team of instructors at Premier Martial Arts have been helping clients fend off attackers and calories. They schedule everything from self-defense?minded classes such as krav maga to fitness-minded classes such as Cross Kick, which combines CrossFit with kickboxing and kick the can. They tailor the workouts and lessons for their youth programs, which welcome youngsters as young as 3.
Since opening Nutrition World in 1979, founder Ed Jones has fostered healthy mastication with an expansive inventory of natural, organic, and gluten-free foodstuffs. As shoppers peruse the aisles, nutrition-savvy store clerks stand by to answer inquiries and suggest healthy alternatives to junk food such as chips or notoriously indulgent Cracker Jack prizes. Shelves sport boxes of DeBoles gluten-free pasta ($3.89), and refrigerators eschew lactose with cartons of sunflower, coconut, hemp, and almond milk ($2.99+). Shoppers can scarf down the protein of an OhYeah! chocolate-caramel bar ($2.49) or work on their Popeye impressions by downing Amy's spinach pizza ($7.99).
Incorporating a wide range of martial arts philosophies into their core tae kwon do classes, including hapkido, jujitsu, judo, and boxing, Asheville Sun Soo Tae Kwon Do helps students build strength and character with a multidisciplinary curriculum. Their all-ages classes are separated by skill level, with instruction tailored for students serious about belt progression as well as those learning just for fun.
The instructors at National Martial Arts work diligently to help students young and old build self-defense skills, confidence, and a strong work ethic via martial arts. Children as young as age 3 begin their journeys through martial arts, and adults can choose from lessons in MMA, kickboxing, circuit fitness, and krav maga sessions, which focus on real-world self-defense techniques.
Having studied at the hand of ancient Chinese masters, Sigung Richard Clear embarked to bring his extensive martial arts education to the streets. His fearsome self-defense system calls on his training in Indonesian silat, Chinese kung fu, and Russian systema. Instructors share Clear's Silat self-defense skills in regular classes or condensed three-hour and two-day sessions, and have instructed SWAT team members, military special forces personnel, overly aggressive antiquers.
Premier Martial Arts instills real-world self-defense skills in students while focusing on total-body fitness. The instructors do it through adult classes in krav maga, kickboxing, submission grappling, and kali, which enhance strength, stamina, and flexibility while sculpting all muscle groups. To teach children similar techniques and self-discipline, they also offer tae kwon do and karate for kids.