“We focus on all of our individual students, not just our competitors,” said instructor Jeff Patterson when describing what sets Northwest Fighting Arts apart from other gyms. At Northwest, students can take any of the gym’s classes or customize a package to suit their needs. Instructors specialize in popular martial-arts forms such as muay thai kickboxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and boxing, and they also offer harder-to-find styles such as jeet kune do and kali/eskrima. Though martial-arts classes themselves can provide an intense workout, Northwest Fighting Arts also has strictly fitness classes such as interval training and circuit training.
After beginning martial arts in 1980, two karate students earned seventh-degree black belts and eventually went on to become masters and open their own schools. They wanted to share their love of karate and other martial arts with even more people, so in 2011, they created Go2Karate.com. Go2Karate is a website that connects people around the world with martial arts schools in their communities. It also helps users learn about the various styles of martial arts?teaching them the differences between karate, Brazilian jujitsu, capoeira, and mixed martial arts, for instance?as well as helps them find a class based on their individual goals.
On the easy-to-use website, parents can find a karate school to successfully teach their child self-confidence and respect. Kids' karate classes acquaint students with others their own age, and also build skills that help them deal with schoolyard bullies. For women, karate and other martial arts do double duty as a fun and confidence-building fitness regime while also equipping them with essential self-defense moves. Karate and martial-arts classes for men help them not only hone fighting technique, but also reduce stress and drop pounds while chiseling stronger bodies. Users simply enter their location information and the style of martial arts they're interested in, and the website shows them a bounty of schools conveniently located nearby, many with a class schedule and news about recent events.
InFARMation events feature guest speakers discussing topics ranging from community-supported agriculture to sustainable living in the 21st century and the upcoming federal farm bill. A question-and-answer session and group discussion follow each speaker’s presentation. To continue its work without grant funding, FOFF plans to establish a fund to support continued monthly InFARMation (and Beer!) sessions. This particular campaign will cover costs relating to production, rental, and speakers for one event.
Aoede Pando is no stranger to discomfort. After undergoing multiple surgeries on her hip and knee, she turned to massage therapy as a way to relieve pain and maintain her body?s structural balance. Aoede now brings that same relief to clients at Sweet Phoenix Massage Therapy, where she uses customized strokes and coconut oil to unwind knotted muscles.
Signature Service: Deep-tissue massage and treatment of injuries
Products Used: Vegan only
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 1 person
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: All bodies and all genders are welcome.
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