Team Link Brazilian Jiu Jitsu counts famed fighters such as UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga among its students. But you don't have to be a marquee draw to attend the school's classes. The schools, which line the East Coast and extend as far west as Utah, as far south as Brazil, and as far up as Mars—host classes for kids as young as 3. Although Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is their main area of focus, the staff also schedules kickboxing, muay thai, and mixed-martial-arts classes.
Nutritionist and chef Mala Patel helps guide and refine culinary repertoires, creating homemade, multicourse Indian feasts during her classes. Combining comprehensive demonstrations with hands-on cooking experience, sessions such as classic vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine, Street Side Foods and a samosa workshop ensure fingers don't get bored and wander onto other people's plates. Small classes consisting of no more than 10 chefs-in-training intimately explore meat and veggie dishes flavored by aromatic spices, garlic, ginger, and green chilies.
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