At Sylvania Family Karate, third-degree black belt Randy Kopke teaches Okinawan goju ryu karate to an array of fist sizes. During his adult and youth karate classes?the latter of which can accommodate ages as young as four?he helps improve students' discipline and focus while teaching them to adopt a more positive attitude. To simplify matters, he outfits each student with their own karate uniform.
Sud'n Impact Gym's experienced and licensed trainers help students of all ages and skill levels turn their bodies into lean, fit, athletic machines. Pupils build powerful core and leg muscles with kickboxing, learn hard-hitting fighting techniques with MMA and jujitsu courses, or boost their endurance and strength with weight-training sessions.
After beginning martial arts in 1980, two karate students earned seventh-degree black belts and eventually went on to become masters and open their own schools. They wanted to share their love of karate and other martial arts with even more people, so in 2011, they created Go2Karate.com. Go2Karate is a website that connects people around the world with martial arts schools in their communities. It also helps users learn about the various styles of martial arts?teaching them the differences between karate, Brazilian jujitsu, capoeira, and mixed martial arts, for instance?as well as helps them find a class based on their individual goals.
On the easy-to-use website, parents can find a karate school to successfully teach their child self-confidence and respect. Kids' karate classes acquaint students with others their own age, and also build skills that help them deal with schoolyard bullies. For women, karate and other martial arts do double duty as a fun and confidence-building fitness regime while also equipping them with essential self-defense moves. Karate and martial-arts classes for men help them not only hone fighting technique, but also reduce stress and drop pounds while chiseling stronger bodies. Users simply enter their location information and the style of martial arts they're interested in, and the website shows them a bounty of schools conveniently located nearby, many with a class schedule and news about recent events.
At Star Martial Arts, the classroom is viewed as a place where students can learn life skills such as discipline and confidence in addition to martial arts skills. At least that's the case for their youth karate classes, after-school programs, and summer camps.
The client intake form at Therapeutic Indulgence elicits information on factors that impact muscular health. Much like the form that's filled out prior to a doctor's visit, this survey supplies essential information that dictates the course of treatment.
In the hands of certified massage therapist Crystal Gadson, this form doubles as a map—it shows her where to focus, how much pressure to use, and whether it's better to work out tension with hot stones or a room-temperature wooden gavel. During massage services, the bodywork professional gives her full attention to delivering the treatment that's just right for the client.
At Legacy Martial Arts, students don't just learn basic kicks and strikes. They also learn to defend themselves from bullying and violence thanks to instructors who are specifically certified in bully prevention. As students practice drills, they build self-confidence and leadership skills, both of which have come in handy for quite a few of Legacy's students: several have become state champions and top ten world competitors, while one was crowned a world champion.