Learning the martial arts does more than just teach people how to break a wooden board with their bare hands. At Sustaire's ATA Martial Arts, students also learn discipline, self-awareness, and focus. Most of the instructors on staff are world or state champions, and each of them have gone through an intensive training period prior to teaching martial arts classes. In these programs, students as young as four years old can begin lessons in which they learn physical defensive skills that can give them confidence in many situations. With skills in karate and taekwondo, both children and adults grow stronger and find an outlet for stress that doesn't involve knocking brick walls down with a sledgehammer.
The Korean masters who run White Tiger Martial Arts strive to do more than just share the tae kwon do techniques that they've learned over decades of training. They impart their enthusiasm and sincerity for martial arts in every class so students may develop greater discipline, respect, and confidence while also becoming stronger physically and mentally. Belts of increasingly prestigious hues wind around waists as students practice proper martial arts technique and face off against partners in Olympic-style sparring lessons. Family and children's classes are divided by belt and age while adult classes are not divided.
Recently relocated to Plano, Cobra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial arts training academy that teaches adults and children the art of self-defense. Believing that everyone can benefit from the confidence-building aspects of jiu-jitsu—namely, the idea that a weaker person can bring down a larger opponent using proper technique—the academy trains children and adults of all skill levels in classes that teach respect and discipline. The coaching staff is led by brothers Eddie and Eder Ricardo, Cobra’s Brazlian Jiu-Jitsu professors, who have both trained in martial arts since they were children in Brazil. Eddie has also placed at the top of many jiu-jitsu world championships, and is married to jiu-jitsu world champion and fellow Cobra trainer Monique Ricardo. Padded floors are the central feature in their spacious school, where students grapple and practice holds and sparring during classes led by the Ricardos and their other experienced instructors. Cobra also offers competitive belt programs for members of all ages.
We aim to transform everyday kids into extraordinary leaders by motivating them to achieve EXCELLENCE through PERSISTENCE and SELF-DISCIPLINE, instilling a RESPECT for their authority, and imparting the CONFIDENCE to live a life of INTEGRITY while experiencing the joy of discovering their unique CREATIVITY.
Chief instructor Mike Coffin first experienced life inside the ring at age 16, when the practice of tae kwon do led him to the art of boxing and kickboxing. At 18, his combative repertoire broadened to included wrestling and ground-fighting styles, but his collection of skills felt incomplete until he was introduced to krav maga in 2006 at the world's most brutal speed-dating event. The real-world foundations of the style—developed for use by the Israeli military—drew him in, and in four short years he achieved the rank of a Graduate 3 instructor.
Now, with the aid of five other teachers, Mike imparts no-nonsense self-defense principles to eager students at his personal studio, Crucible Krav Maga. Team members continue to train themselves rigorously to pick up new moves in the ever-evolving martial art, echoing Mike’s belief that the best way to help students is for instructors to become better fighters themselves.
Dahn Yoga's signature style takes a holistic approach to yoga that targets flexibility, strength, breathing, and energy sensitivity. Classes at Dahn run roughly 60 minutes each, with a core regimen of stretching, breathing, and strengthening postures that will improve your keg-stand technique tremendously. Brain-wave vibration, Dahn yoga's personal exercise, claims to resynchronize your body and mind until they perform charming country duets once again. Instructors will monitor your progress, suggesting home workout plans tailored to your personal strengths and vulnerability to fire. Today's deal also includes a complimentary orientation class.