At Titan Mixed Martial Arts, chief instructors and professional martial artists Ken Tran and Nabil Salameh foster new generations of fighters. Their schedule of daily classes includes separate sessions for children, teenagers, and adults in a variety of disciplines, including jiu jitsu, muay thai, and MMA.
As a third-degree black belt with nearly two decades of experience, Sensei Brian Purves boasts enough expertise to train advanced martial artists. But he chooses to spend the majority of his time teaching kids’ classes at Westwood Karate. Pupils between the ages of 6 and 12 master karate’s self-defense techniques under the sensei’s direction; some even continue on to compete in tournaments. Sensei Purves also leads kick-boxing classes for adults, corralling kickers in a space that evokes the vibe of an empty warehouse with industrial-looking lights instead of shimmering disco balls that would distract minds from the task at hand.
Blood & Iron Martial Arts' principal instructor Lee S. Smith and senior instructor Nicole Smith both love a good fight, whether with fist, knife, or sword. Mixing manuals penned by the masters of antiquity with a little modern combat science, the duo resurrects European styles of weapon fighting ranging from the Italian rapier and dagger to the German longsword to Single stick and German messer. They pack their weekly schedule full of two-hour classes, spending the first 90 minutes imparting the basics of balance, footwork, and body alignment needed to add a 3-foot metal extension to one's arm. They leave the last 30 minutes open for sparring sessions for authorized students, since application is the best way to master a skill and the world’s last dragon retired to Florida in 1986.
Martial Arts Training for everybody seperate classes for different age groups, we focus on: Discipline, self defense, confidence, self control, leadership skills, balance, coordination, listening and social skills, team work and ofcourse fun workouts.
To the instructors at Posener's Pankration & Kel Lee's AMA, martial arts is a source of pride. They're honoured to challenge themselves to approach their practice with discipline and self-control, which carries over into their daily lives. The dojo's instructors specialize in pankration, a modern mixed martial arts version of the ancient Greek form of free-for-all fighting. With championships and years of experience beneath their black belts, they also empower students with knowledge and skills in mixed martial arts styles such as muay thai kickboxing and submission wrestling.
The studio's white walls are festooned with international flags and shelves lined with trophies, plaques, and belts. In the corner, piles of mats and pads await their chance to host sparring sessions, the greatest honour for mats and pads. Upstairs, boxing posters blanket the walls, punching bags hand from the ceiling, and the ring stands ready to host matches and the subsequent tea parties thrown for the winner.