If you go to a restaurant called Hamburger, it's probably best to order the hamburger. The same logic applies to Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu, a martial-arts studio that specializes in the Japanese martial art budo taijutsu. Relaying the teachings of grandmaster Masaaki Hatsumi, the staff preaches bujinkan budo taijutsu's practical self-defense tactics, including strikes, throws, and "yo mamma" jokes. They stick to the fundamentals during youth classes and incorporate more advanced tactics such as swordsmanship during adult classes.
At Power Kix Martial Arts, 5th-degree black belt and Olympic gold medalist Arlene Limas personally trains her staff of fellow black belt instructors. Their 12,500 sq. ft. training center has plenty of space to teach taekwondo to students as young as 4 as well as for adults. Programs for them include strike-heavy disciplines such as cardio kickboxing, boxing, and krav maga, the last of which is a practical self-defense tactic used by both the Israeli Defense Forces and the Justice League.
Sticks and stones may break some bones, but not if they?re directed toward one of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness?s students. In a team-oriented environment, the studio?s instructors teach key mixed-martial-arts moves such as grappling, striking, and wrestling and supplement the training with classes in specific fighting styles, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai. Guests looking for a practical crash course in self-defense learn snippets from each technique in self-defense classes, learning methods for staying aware of surroundings, fending off attackers, and freeing themselves from the grip of King Kongs. Some women-only classes are also available.
The studio's CrossFit program, alternatively, boosts athleticism without combat, through a multi-faceted regimen of Olympic weightlifting, cardio exercise, and custom diets. Beyond group classes, the center offers private lessons and seminars, which allow its students?both children to adults?to learn with focused guidance.