Chung Do Kwan is one of the oldest styles of Kwan and was a precursor to Taekwondo. The style trains students to achieve their potential through focused concentration and disciplined instruction. It rolls all aspects of training in the martial arts into one powerful package. Every lesson will leave you with a complete workout of the physical, mental, and spiritual corners of your bodily triangle.
Though they're nowhere near Philly, Steak'm Take'm still manages to expertly construct cheesesteak-style sandwiches. These sandwiches are dressed with the usual toppings?lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese, for example?and can be kicked up a notch with banana peppers or ranch dressing. Those who want to sidestep red meat can even opt for chicken or deep-fried turkey.
Everything Todd Kudron loves about his business can be summed up in the event-commemorating scrapbooks he gives to his clients. "When everything is done, and they see that scrapbook, they are in awe," he says. "Despite what goes wrong, the photo booth only captures the good moments." Kudron is no stranger to creating memorable moments. A wedding DJ for 15 years, he became intrigued by the increasing popularity of photo booths at weddings and felt that he could make improvements. The company's current deluxe booth is the result of two years of research and sore smile muscles. After looking at the pros and cons of other booths, Kudron and his team created a design that emphasizes both space and privacy. The handicapped-accessible enclosure easily accommodates up to 12 people, and a high-speed printer conjures up photos directly inside the booth, allowing guests to reenact their favorite stamp portraits in complete secrecy. Aside from weddings, Kudron's booth can be seen at events ranging from Halloween to Christmas parties. His attendants always bring along ample accessories and goofy props.
A community presence in Kansas City since 1860, the Greater Kansas City YMCA forwards its mission of physical and social enrichment for men, women, and kids of all ages and backgrounds at its 18 locations. Each bustling outpost proffers members an embarrassment of fitness and entertainment riches, with everything from youth camps and after-school programs to group exercise classes, such as cycling, core training, and Pilates. Clubs and social organizations help members meet like-minded friends, and family activities strengthen bonds critically weakened by overzealous games of Monopoly.
Currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, Popeyes remains the flavorful lovechild of Cajun and Creole cooking, serving up a wide-ranging menu. Connoisseurs of crispiness can stick with Popeyes’ famous New Orleans–style fried chicken meals ($4.49–$6.89) surrounded with savory sides ($1.59–$3.79) such as warm flaky biscuits, red beans and rice, coleslaw, mashed potatoes, Cajun rice, and more. Otherwise, slather some livers and gizzards ($2.99–$5.49) onto a biscuit and eat it, temporarily imbuing you with the chicken’s mighty strength and ability to smell time. Avian-averse appetites can feast instead on a shrimp po’ boy combo ($6.19) with a pecan pie ($1.49) or Mississippi mud pie ($1.99) for dessert. And to keep your famished family from impeaching you and electing a new parent, quell multi-person appetites with bona fide family meals ($10.49–$30.99).
NuShine Auto Wash’s state-of-the-art wash tunnel is the product of 30 years of car-wash-building experience. As cars switch into neutral and roll through the tunnel, smatterings of triple-foam polish and clear-coat protectant brighten up their finish, undercarriage blasts whittle down lower-level road grit, and Black Magic tire shine grooms each wheel. Shiny vehicles emerge after just five minutes, ready and eager for motorists to detox crumbs from their interiors with help from the free high-powered central vacuum system, which has no time limits or special dietary constraints. For further filth purging, NuShine also operates a special self-service mechanical mat cleaner, which both washes and dries dingy floor rests for just $1 a piece.