Dedicated to heightening pupils’ senses of respect, confidence, discipline, and self-defense, Shaku Family Martial Arts professionally trained instructors guide students of all ages through rigourous fitness programs held in a 4,500 square foot space full of heavy bags and training equipment. Instructors helm classes that employ moves from martial arts modalities including Muay Thai kickboxing, ju-jitsu, and kung fu, giving humans a diverse edge over toe-stubbing door jambs.
Women’s kickboxing classes relieve tension with an intense cardio regimen designed to bolster abs and self-defense, and an MMA class fuses kickboxing and submission grappling into a potent combat cocktail. Teachers use a principle-based approach to self-defense, addressing the physics and philosophy behind each technique for hand-to-hand combat. Among other strategies, fighters learn to use leverage to overwhelm an opponent and master striking angles that are difficult to block. The house style draws techniques from kung fu, kempo, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, arming disciples with a comprehensive methodology unique to Shaku.
A long driveway ushers patrons along a line of rustling trees to the door of Enchanted Creations, nestled on a serene four-acre property. Once inside, a wall of more than 200 loose-leaf teas and herbs in bulk draws customers to the back of the store, past displays of garden accents, kitchen gadgets, and accessories and gifts such as purses, scarves, and handmade Phasha journals and bags. At the counter, owner Wanda McCumber pours complimentary cups of the steeped tea of the day, a rotating selection intended to welcome guests and broaden their tea repertoires. Those browsing the tea wall are encouraged to experiment with their own loose-tea concoctions, or fill bags with Enchanted Creations’ house blends, such as the cardamom chai, which blends yerba mate, cinnamon, and rooibos.
McCumber began her shop in 2003 as a home for the wooden trellises and arbors she built in her spare time, the outgrowth of a lifelong passion for woodworking and renovating old houses. Though she doesn't showcase as many of her own creations in her store these days, she still stocks artistic trellises and concrete statement pieces to accessorize a garden or replace a stolen hood ornament, as well as Lampe Berger products and WoodWick candles to freshen indoor spaces. The majority of her stock comes from Canadian companies, and McCumber sources fair-trade and North American products as often as possible.
R & D Cleaning Service takes pride in being a unique cleaning provider in the Kingston area. Our philosophy revolves around adding the little touches to every cleaning every time. We strive on giving our clients the special attention they deserve and desire by focusing focusing on all the main areas.
Luce Hair Studio spruces human exteriors using the expertise of highly trained staff members and high-quality, innovative products. The salon's digit decorators pare and polish patrons' hand and foot talons, halting the encroachment of advancing cuticles and buffing out scratches, dings, and the consequences of squeezing an octopus. Nailcare experts then apply polish designed to last without chipping or smudging. Hands and leg-hands undergo these ministrations within Luce Hair Studio's stylish downtown and East End interiors, distinguished by warm tones, windows, and the complete absence of doors.
Life Yoga's passionate instructors share their expertise in a 1,200-square-foot studio with spacious, spa-inspired shower rooms and a practice space embellished with handmade fabric wallpaper. Students burn calories and release mental stress in small classes with helpful one-on-one attention: gentle Restorative Yoga, energizing Vinyasa Flow, and Hatha Fundamentals are just a few options. In the studio's lobby area, local businesses such as Rhubarb Paper Co. display their wares.
Winexpert aims to make the ancient traditions of winemaking accessible to both wine enthusiasts and newcomers. With over 100 varietals to choose from, their award-winning winemaking kits give home vintners the chance to put their own stamp on personal batches of ambrosials such as chardonnay, pinot grigio, and merlot, rather than printing out images of their face and pasting them onto bottles at the store. Winexpert also works with dedicated retailers around the world, who help buyers choose the right vino and learn the secrets of the wine-making lifestyle.