At Overton's Archery Center, archers learn skills ranging from proper bow-handling to long-distance shooting. Expert archers lead instructional classes and tailor lessons to suit a variety of skill levels; budding archers then practice what they've learned on the center's indoor range instead of jumping right into shooting apples balanced on mannequin heads. In the pro shop, meanwhile, visitors shop equipment from makers such as PSE Archery, Bowtech and Bear, and technicians perform maintenance and repairs.
Our expert instructors in Cardio Kickboxing, Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Karate, Muay Thai and Krav Maga have over 100 years of combined experience. If you live in Westechester and you want to train martial arts to get in shape and feel great about yourself, Premier Martial Arts is your only choice!
Zumba classes motivate feet to mobilize with a fun cosmopolitan fusion of Latin beats and other international rhythms. The dance-based aerobics sessions employ a charismatic duo of cardio and resistance training to mentor muscles throughout the body, coaching each one to sleek, sinewy success. Enthusiastic instructors get hearts pumping by strumming gently on their strings to Zumba's characteristically upbeat music. Classes welcome newcomers from every fitness level and meet each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 9 a.m. After 60 minutes of fast footwork, each Zumba zealot exits with the kind of energy high-cardio sashaying could never achieve.
The martial-arts masters at AKKA Karate USA specialize in kenpo karate, a unique form that builds muscle tone and reflexes in order to use the body’s natural weapons—hands and feet—for self-defense. In addition to kenpo, they also lead classes focused on MMA, tai chi, and weapons training. Often, AKKA holds special events such as tournaments and sparring seminars. In addition to learning self-defense techniques, students also build valuable life skills such as an appreciation for fitness, discipline, and self-confidence.
At Title Boxing Club, professional boxers, kickboxers, and mixed martial artists may lead the classes, but their goal is fitness, not fighting. They push patrons to strengthen their bodies from head to toe during one-hour sessions, instructing them to pummel 100-pound bags with jabs, hooks, and roundhouse kicks. They encourage members to hit the bags as hard or soft as they like and to move at their own pace, so the classes accessible to all fitness levels. During one-on-one training sessions, trainers use custom routines of weightlifting, cardio, and sparring to show students how to float like a butterfly and sting like a venomous butterfly. They also develop custom diet plans and exercise routines to help clients meet their fitness goals.
Although martial arts help students master invaluable self-defense techniques that come in handy in extreme situations, continued practice helps them develop the confidence and self-control to get a handle on everyday life. Kyoshi Jamie Palmer?a sixth-degree black belt?and Sensei Ashleigh Palmer emphasize both of these aspects as they teach Okinawan-style martial arts at Olathe Karate Academy. The husband-wife team caters to the needs of students of all ages, showing children and adults how to perform the forearm strikes and forceful kicks of kenpo as well as the throws and grappling techniques of jiu jitsu.
As dedicated attendees continue to develop their skills, they can deepen their practice by studying how to spar or safely use traditional weapons, such as staffs, sais, and sarcastic one-liners. The Palmers even use traditional self-defense techniques to create metabolism-boosting workout regimens by leading kickboxing sessions.
All of these classes take place within Olathe Karate Academy's fully equipped practice studio, which sprawls across nearly 4,500 square feet of space. The gray, padded floors provides a welcome bit of cushion and support during class. Opposite the main room's wall of mirrors, a line of crimson heavy bags hang from the ceiling, allowing students to practice their strikes against a sturdy target.