A Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, the Tennessee Smokies charge into the 2011 post-season with a rollicking medley of power hitting and top-notch pitching. The Smokies sit perched atop the SOU North division with two weeks left to play, bolstering their No. 1 position with league-leading stats, including 123 home runs and 9,460 spat sunflower seeds. Fans can hunker down in the concrete confines of Smokies Park for an evening of playoff-caliber baseball, savoring four meaty hot dogs and refreshing soft drinks. While the Smokies' playoff opponent has not yet been determined, families or friends of four will be sure to enjoy a late-summer evening rooting their favorite sluggers or conversing with third-base coaches in their native language of ear tugs and macarena dance moves.
Wahoo Ziplines centers on the country’s longest over-water zipline, a six-line stretch that runs for a total of more than two miles in length. The canopy tour is two hours in length and offers scenic views of the mountains and surrounding terrain from up to 250 feet in the air. Guides help visitors of all ages don the harness before launching them from hilltop to hilltop at speeds up to 40 miles per hour.
Adventure Park at Five Oaks helps guests take in the natural splendor of the Smoky Mountains with leisurely horseback-riding trails and a towering network of adrenaline-inducing ziplines, which together span the park's 70-acre expanse. Staff members select from more than 50 horses residing at the park’s stable, allowing them to make careful matches with customers based on their comfort and experience levels. Guests seeking solace can weave through wooded trails while bonding with noble beasts, whereas thrill seekers reach up to 50 miles per hour on a network of ziplines. The canopy-scanning lines are also open during evening hours, providing guests with ample opportunity to view starlit mountaintops and roast hotdogs in their homemade lunar ovens.
The cycling experts at Biketopia keep wheels spinning safely with professional tune-ups. An experienced staff member feeds each metal steed a pacifying sugar cube before wiping down its gleaming frame and lubricating the drivetrain and cables. After truing off-kilter wheels, professional peepers inspect and adjust brakes to enable safe rides through stop-sign-laden streets, and carefully examine hubs, bottom bracket, and headset for signs of wear or gremlin habitation. Refreshed bikes return to their owners one to five days after they're dropped off.
Brandishing hard-earned black belts, Knoxville Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's expert instructors throw their all onto the studio’s padded flooring to demonstrate exercises and supervise sparring. Within the 6,000-square-foot space, students of all age, size, and ability hone martial-arts techniques via the leverage-focused tactics of brazilian jiujitsu, the mailbox-destroying maneuvers of kickboxing, and the kettlebell routines of functional fitness. The staff also tailors classes for kids and leads self-defense sessions for women, emphasizing confidence-building exercises to enhance personal safety.
We offer self defense training for ages 4 years old and up, as well as after school care for elementary school and middles schools in the South Knoxville area. We are a family training facility owned Mr. Bobby Hargis, a Master Fifth Degree Black Belt with over 15 years experience in TaeKwonDo.