If you or a friend want to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai Kickboxing, as seen in the UFC, come down to Pura Vida. If you're looking to compete, if you're looking for a high intensity/low impact cardiovascular workout or if you're just looking for a relaxed team of people to train and hang out with, we're your gym!
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: www.risingdragonmartialarts.com has info and videos answering many questions prior to first visit
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Training DVD's for practice at home
Recommended Age Group: Adults
What special training do you or your staff have?
Our teachers maintain high standards, being required to continue their training and as well as receive monthly instruction on how to teach from professionals in the business. They attend teacher workshops throughout the year. All our staff is versed in four different martial arts ? kung fu, kenpo, tai chi, and kickboxing ? and weapons, of course.
What?s your favorite part of your job?
Seeing the pride students accomplishing new techniques and mastering self-discipline that impacts their whole lives. Watching them obtain their goals in health, confidence, discpline, protection as welll as seeing them make new friends and develop stronger self-respect.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Our training is credentialed through the White Lotus Association, which strives to achieve better self-defense through diversity of training. [It also] focus[es] on the internal codes of faith, love, honor and courage which brings the essence of martial arts ?"a warrior with compassion, seeking peace and protecting all in need."
The master teacher at Rising Dragon has won numerous international tournaments in forms, weapons, tai chi, as well was the gold medal in 2002 in the USCKF full contact fighting. He has done numerous seminars for law enforcement agencies including the Milwaukee Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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Driven by a desire to share the life-changing potential of martial arts, Dean Konley founded American Dojo in 1994. But his journey to that point wasn’t easy. As a child, Konley struggled with dyslexia, a condition that followed him into adolescence. Weighed down by bullying and constant frustration, he resorted to destructive behavior. Then, Konley found martial arts. Practicing martial arts gave Konley an outlet, and it quickly became a source of the success, discipline, and self-confidence he’d lacked in other areas of life. Konley earned his first black belt in 1986 and hasn’t quit progressing since.
Today, alongside his wife, Virginia, and a staff of highly trained instructors, Konley heads two American Dojo locations. Both of Konley’s facilities are family-oriented, and both offer classes for students as young as 4. Beyond empowering its members through goal-oriented lessons and programs, American Dojo opens its doors for birthday parties, too, allowing youngsters to burn off energy in a more positive manner than teaching the dog how to count cards at the casino.