Professional belly dancer Azadeah teaches eager pupils with no dance experience to shimmy, shake, and mesmerize with traditional Middle Eastern and American-influenced belly-dancing moves. The comfortably challenging classes engage students through group choreography based on technical and creative skill, and encourage them to express their own personalities in each energetic performance.
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!
Harvesting five indoor and six outdoor courts, Jayhawk treats competitors to a sprawling battleground for spirited orb-bashing bouts. Every membership to the facility comes loaded with special features, including a free instructional session with a net-conquering connoisseur for each new member, as well as access to multiple state-of-the-art ball machines that have recently supplanted outdated Civil War cannons. Members also have top priority in reserving courts and spots during special clinics and programs, as well as reduced rates for private or semiprivate lessons.
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.
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.
Under the direction of grand master Yang, a multi-martial-art black belt, the students at Yang Masters United Taekwondo Center gain physical and mental empowerment in challenging tae kwon do classes. Classes focus on powerful punching and kicking movements to improve coordination and flexibility. The tae kwon do self-defense style employs a systemized training curriculum that distinguishes advancement through symbolic progression such as belts and increasingly solemn head nods.
Students who commit to the principles of tae kwon do notice mental and personal benefits in addition to the physical ones. Elevated self-discipline and concentration equips pupils with unmatched staring-contest capabilities, and improved confidence galvanizes leadership inside and outside the board- or classroom. Each session of tae kwon do encourages groups of students to train as a whole rather than as separate individuals as instructors stress unity during drills and heated games of Red Rover.