Atop the blue padded floors of Master Hwang's Martial Arts, adults and kids as young as four years old learn to focus their energies to execute challenging maneuvers. Leading the pack, expert instructors impart the secrets of judo, Hapkido, and tae kwon do disciplines to boost focus and tone fly-swatting muscles. The karate haven also hosts summer camps and birthday parties that strengthen juvenile bonds.
A diverse collection of mature trees populates Oronoque Country Club's 18-hole course, their sturdy trunks imbuing the 6,575-yard layout with the venerable feel that only comes with age. However, the trees are far from just a cosmetic asset. Whether casting their shadows over straight fairways or using their knotty arms to block corner-cutting drives on the course's five dog-leg holes, the trees play a major role in making the mid-length course both challenging to golfers and attractive to retirement-age squirrels. The course also features two ponds that come into play, including one that creates a forced-carry tee shot on the par 3 third hole. Elsewhere, the club boasts a driving range, a practice green, and a trio of golf instructors that help correct swings and teach visitors to ride bareback on golf carts.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Length of 6,575 yards from the farthest tees * Course rating of 73.7 from the farthest tees * Slope rating of 131 from the farthest tees * Four tee options * Scorecard
The 9-hole Short Beach Golf Course grants players of all stripes a chance to serve up strategic tee shots and sink putts on the shores of Long Island Sound. The 103-yard fifth is emblematic of this experience: the fairway runs parallel to the beach, ensuring constant views of the water and a feeling similar to that of Pebble Beach's seventh. Indeed, from any point on the links-style course, golfers can look over at the shimmering backdrop and the boats that pass along it. Though the maritime winds?as well as water hazards and bunkers?provide some challenge, the par 3 layout is intended to let novices enjoy the game without worrying about having the length or the argyle socks necessary for a more difficult course.
The instructors at H2Owls orchestrate their fun and safe swim lessons in accordance with SwimAmerica, a 10-step curriculum that helps youngsters refine their swimming skills. After beginning with basic swimming fundamentals including leg kicks and arm strokes, instructors move on to more advanced techniques based on each student’s progress. To ensure that students receives their due attention and aren’t just tunas dressed to look like children, the swimming school keeps its class sizes small, with a max of five students per teacher in standard group lessons and a max of three students per teacher in the preschool program.
Signature service: Israeli Special Forces Krav Maga
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Certified by CT 707 and Kelevra Krav Maga
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
The [classes] involve all aspects of krav maga: hand-to-hand combat, gun disarms, knife defense, ground survival, and knife-on-knife combat.
Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
Increased pride, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment.
Do you or your staff have any special certifications or degrees?
I am a certified Israeli Special Forces instructor with multiple certifications?CT 707 and Kelevra are at the top of the list.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
I teach real military-style krav maga for real-world self-defense to adult men only.
Chris Sansonetti, a fourth-degree black belt in Cheezic tang soo do, has gathered a team of 15 black-belt-level instructors to teach karate. Students start learning the craft as young as age 4 with a Little Ninjas karate class, where they focus not only on fitness and martial arts, but also on character-building lessons such as the word of the month. The more advanced students become, the greater variety of classes available to them. Well-practiced students not only have the opportunity to train, but can also attend sparring sessions or learn traditional weapon skills with swords or bo staffs.