Self-discipline, confidence, determination—these are just a handful of the many attributes students gain from studying martial arts. It's no different at Amerikick, the national chain of martial-arts schools where youngsters, teens, and adults immerse themselves in classes that develop both physical prowess and strength of character. The Little Dragons program instills focus and coordination in children ages 5 to 7, and the Karate Kids track incorporates a character development program into its Judo and Kung Fu lessons. Adults have their pick of kickboxing and Amerikick Fitness classes, both of which help participants shed pounds, tone limbs, and learn self-defense moves that come in handy when fellow sports fans try to high-five them too aggressively.
Most Popular Service: Basic through advanced firearms training
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 6+ hours
Brands Used: All major manufacturers
Pro Tip: Be well rested. Bring water, snacks or a lunch. No open-toed shoes, V-neck shirts, or tank tops.
Tactical U Firearms Training & Self-Defense operates out of several shared training sites throughout the area, most of which are outdoors and feature tactical ranges.
When describing what Tactical U Firearms Training & Self-Defense has to offer, training director Stephen puts it simply: "We don't reinvent the wheel. There is no cowboy stuff here." The training center ensures students are equipped with more-than-adequate training and skills when completing their course. Tactical U teaches principles based off of Criminal Justice Standard techniques, which have been scrutinized, deemed reasonable, and prudent in U.S. court of law. All instructors are law enforcement-certified, licensed, and insured instructors, each with a law enforcement or military background and at least 20 years of experience. The staff feels certain that, if they can train police, they can also train you.
Though most kids dream of one day being a pilot, very few ever get a chance behind the cockpit. The team at American Flyers seeks to change that by training students to obtain a pilot’s license or merely try out their skills in an introductory lesson. The flight schools’ numerous locations feature flight-training software, online courses, and pigeon mentors to grant students numerous ways to learn how to fly.
Pro-Am Dance Studio trains students in the art of dance with 25 professional teachers, a wide range of styles, and classes for all ages and levels, all taught in a 5,200-square-foot dance studio. Children as young as 3 can immerse themselves in rhythm with one-hour classes that switch between tap, ballet, and acrobatics, preparing tots for futures performing onstage or leading plucky bands of Juilliard-trained street toughs. Older kids can opt to branch out into other body-moving disciplines such as jazz, hip-hop, and pointe. Adults can take advantage of ballet, yoga, tap, and hip-hop classes, whether they’ve only recently grown their first set of twinkle toes or have spent years honing their skills to distract their feet from the constant mockery of their hands. Classes are scheduled Monday–Saturday, and students can attend as many sessions as they like throughout the duration of their Groupon.
Through a combination of lecture-based sessions and overseen practice time at their indoor shooting range, Allstate Training Academy guides civilians, law-enforcement officers, and military members in the responsible use of firearms. The faculty includes experts such as Albert Confident, a state of Florida firearm instructor and NRA handgun and shotgun instructor, who covers the fundamentals of marksmanship, firearm maintenance, and knitting holsters. During other courses, the instructors teach students to defend themselves with retractable batons in obtaining the necessary skills to become a professional security guard.