The dedicated instructors at Kids Love Martial Arts teach children the techniques of self-defense styles such as karate and tang soo do. But they are just as focused on imparting lessons on discipline, focus, and confidence. The studio's websites shares stories of youngsters who were constantly distracted in school or picked on by their peers. The teachers always prescribe the same medicine: a few weeks in Kids Love Martial Arts classes. The physical aspect of the training engages the youthful participants, but it's the less tangible results that can help them positively channel their energy and confidently stare down the karate-practicing monster under the bed.
Upon returning from the battlefields of Korea, George Shin sought a way to maintain fitness and discipline in his life. He then discovered Isshinryu, a style of karate he still practices and teaches to this day, despite nearing his 90th birthday. For more than 40 years, those classes have been part of Washington Isshinryu Society, where George captains a squad of black-belt instructors each with 10+ years of training. Together, they teach students the fundamentals of the discipline, from proper stances to masterfully executed kicks. They also lead rebounding exercises, wherein pupils hop on mini-trampolines to gain muscle tone.
With plenty of soft playground equipment and ample room to run, WiggleWorks Kids Puyallup pushes tots 48" and under to burn off energy and develop motor skills through social play. The indoor play center's design is based on BLD Oriental's kinetic Yu Kids PlaySystem, and most of the padded structures incorporate motion that mimics natural activities. On the playground floor, toddlers and preschoolers can clamber atop multicolored climbing structures, and find seats on spinning carousels. The facility also features a separate multipurpose room and fully equipped restroom with changing stations.
For the past eight years, the annual Oktoberfest Northwest has celebrated German culture and the arrival of autumn with a weekend of German-themed festivities. As revelers sip frosty brews from steins and snack on juicy bratwursts, they watch performers play live German music, a far more enjoyable listening experience than Franz Kafka’s notoriously undanceable audiobooks. A host of hands-on activities complements the food and music, ranging from family-friendly crafts to Hammerschlagen, a drinking game wherein participants compete to drive their nails into a stump of wood the fastest.
Life can be a challenge. For kids, this can mean struggling with school work, dealing with a bully, or just finding themselves. That's where classes at Kids Love Martial Arts come in. There, kids of any age and ability can learn to better focus their attention and mental discipline through age-appropriate activities that also give them an outlet for often pent-up energy. Classes encourage children to carry the lessons they learn on the mat through life, boosting their confidence and self-esteem for the rest of their lives.
Cosmic Run provides a multisensory experience that pushes the limits of participants' imaginations with a mind-bending journey through a setting flush with dance music and fluorescent pops of color. As you run, witness futuristic, animated lighting effects before dancing the night away as world-famous DJs spin. During the festivities, you become a part of the cosmic canvas as glowing lights fill the space and the crowd takes on their otherworldly bright hues.