Round One helps students amp self-confidence and obtain valuable self-defense skills with a six-day schedule of classes led by a training staff of decorated fighters, including the 2011 IKF Welterweight Kickboxing champion and kickboxing national team coach Brad Fowler. In kickboxing sessions, students learn the basics of a fighting style that works the whole body, including hidden muscles masquerading as spare Silly Putty. Boxing classes lay fighting framework by teaching the sport’s fundamentals before instructors oversee moves and ensure proper technique. Both class styles ameliorate students’ health by boosting lean muscle mass, aiding in stress relief, and stoking metabolism without the hazard of swallowing a firework. Fighters of all fitness levels attend both beginner kickboxing and boxing sessions, and the gym suggests that each fighter supply his or her own boxing gloves and hand wraps, although they stock a small supply of community gloves.
Platinum Mixed Martial Arts teaches MMA-style self-defence and fitness training to people of all ages and ability levels, including kids as young as 4. They wield this experience when teaching boxing, kickboxing, and wrestling disciplines. To facilitate learning in a safe and properly equipped environment, the staff makes use of a 5,000-square-foot facility that includes a large mat area, heavy bags, and a full-sized MMA cage for staging competitive matches.
Within the blue-and-white training room of Midnightsun Martial Arts, expert instructors lead youngsters and adults through a variety of classes, each with a different aim. For instance, iaido teaches students strength and speed, kempo teaches stamina and power, and kobudo—the study of ancient Okinawan weapons—teaches relaxation and aids in detoxification.