Run the Jailbreak is a 3.8-mile race through 14 muddy and challenging obstacles, and it is expected to draw more than 10,000 participants this year. A portion of the proceeds directly benefits Sower of Seeds, a non-profit ministry with compassion outreaches in India. Run the Jailbreak donations will help the organization provide clean drinking water and the resources to dig clean wells in India. After the race, racers will receive a free T-shirt and two complimentary beers (if racers are at least 21 years old). If you sweat out enough barbecue sauce during the race to crave more, the world's largest smoker will be in attendance, with post-race barbecue available for purchase. There will also be live music.
As part of the United Cheer Family tumbling and cheer program, United Bounce combines high-flying gymnastic exercise with free-play and fun through its open bounce times and birthday parties. Under adult supervision, kids learn to harness their innate powers of flight in the bounce house and on the inflatable slide. As attendants ensure safety, party guests burn off their excess energy and make new friends over games of bungee basketball and wrecking ball, or bouts on the 60-foot tumble tramp and dual-lane rock climb.
In spite of the name, Street Jitsu students won't actually be training on the street, but that doesn't mean they're limited to training in the studio. Although Street Jitsu offers ample space and cushy floor mats on which to engage opponents or safely try on glass slippers, the trainers gladly travel to clients' homes or offices to impart private instruction. Wherever they are, the trainers bring the same level of expertise as they imbue students with practical self-defense and martial-arts techniques.
More often than not, PGA Class A Professional Steven Pfeifer can be found doling out instruction to club-swinging students out on the practice range or on the course at Hawks Creek Golf Club. During lessons, Steven’s overarching aim is to find the mechanics that work best for each student; he believes that golfers too often overanalyze their swing when they simply need to relax and make contact with the ball. Private lessons include coaching them on every facet of the game, from tee, to green, to tiebreaking tugs of war with the 18th flagstick.
The instructors at Premier Martial Arts North Richland Hills teach classes in numerous styles from around the world, helping students develop both mental and physical fortitude. From Israel, they take the techniques of krav maga, which focuses on neutralizing real-world attacks, counterattacking, and escaping. They supplement these skills with the grappling and joint-locking techniques of Brazilian jujitsu, as well as the stick- and knife-fighting skills integral to the Filipino martial art of kali. The adult curriculum also includes classes in cardio kickboxing, which primarily aims to boost fitness through a blend of pugilistic techniques from America, Japan, and Korea.
When working with children, the instructors design classes to help the young ones build self-confidence, discipline, and perseverance. Because respect and concentration skills are essential components of martial arts, the classes may help children perform better in social situations, at school, or when accepting an Academy Award.