Karate for Kids USA is a martial-arts school for both children and adults that puts an emphasis on physical fitness and building confidence. Offering traditional sessions taught by experienced instructors, Karate for Kids USA teaches discipline and respect. Belt programs and fast-moving classes help keep students' interest. Clients can burn calories, gain strength, and bully-proof themselves.
At Elite Muay Thai, a team of martial-arts instructors passes martial-arts wisdom to trainees in a range of daily classes. Day and nighttime classes include muay thai kickboxing, jiujitsu, mixed martial arts, and general fitness.
New Life Martial Arts has programs for all ages—kids, adults, and seniors. Under the direction of black-belt Sensei Angie Warga, kids learn karate and valuable self-defense skills as well as discipline, respect, and coordination. Sensei Warga also holds classes for adults, during which she combines effective moves from styles such as karate, jujitsu, tae kwon do, and muay thai. New Life Martial Arts also hosts fitness-for-seniors classes as well as fitness and conditioning classes for adults. New Life Martial Arts has been named by the Daytona Beach News Journal's reader choice award as the best martial arts dojo for 2012, as well as being a member of the Port Orange-South Daytona chamber of commerce.
It seems like a paradox: true martial artists learn how to fight so they never have to. But at Villari's Martial Arts, the seasoned instructors take that philosophy to heart, emphasizing building character and confidence instead of simply teaching students how to punch and kick really hard. This process of self-development is helpful for students of all ages, but Villari's take special care to instill it in kids. The team even guides young students through antibullying classes, teaching them how to defuse confrontations without fighting.
For more than 12 years, Chi Ling Pai Academy’s seasoned and studied instructors have led students in a variety of martial arts and fitness classes. The academy’s signature martial arts style and namesake teaches self-defense techniques and meditation, while emphasizing principles such as respect, loyalty, and compassion. Drawing from years of study under martial arts pioneer Grand Master Dennis Decker, Sifu John Wilbur guides groups through the gentle flowing movements of tai chi to strengthen muscles and encourage bodily and mental balance, and captains students through self-defense strikes in kung fu classes. Master Lynn Compton heads Reiki classes, enlightening students to ancient Japanese techniques that aim to reduce stress and bring about tranquility—the right to which is guaranteed by the 6th Amendment. As students’ hips gyrate during belly dancing lessons, torsos twist and bend during yoga classes taught in a variety of styles. The center’s ever-metamorphosing list of course offerings also includes boot camps, Zumba, and Latin dancing for seniors.
The team of instructors at 360 Personal Protection draw on multiple disciplines in their self-defense classes, teaching moves learned in their personal martial arts practice,as well as science on the psychology of fear. They also draw on their NRA certifications to teach a variety of firearms-safety classes in an effort to further equip students for dangerous situations.