The instructors at Raleigh Krav Maga pride themselves on teaching students how to defend themselves while helping them lead healthy lifestyles. Their programs are all rooted in the Israeli self-defense system of Krav Maga. This combat style was designed to help students immobilize armed and unarmed attackers by moving swiftly from a passive state to an aggressive state, much like a Tasmanian devil rudely awakened from a dream of peacefully eating carrion. The instructors teach students to disarm assailants and break out of chokes, headlocks, and grabs, while responding with a fury of punches, elbows, and kicks. To whip their students into fighting condition, instructors train them with drills using heavy bags, focus mitts, and target pads, and promote proper conditioning with fitness classes. They also use the principles of Krav Maga to help women defend themselves against sexual assaults. In their self-defense classes, the instructors cover tactics against chokes, grabs, bear hugs, and weapons assaults.
The floral artists at Johnson Floral Company arrange vibrant arrays of daisies, roses, and carnations into displays for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other occasions. Wish an ailing friend well with the Complete Happiness bouquet ($36.99), which complements vivid white daisies with a rich-green glass vase. Newborn babies can purchase the New Dream bouquet ($41.99), a bright burst of pink carnations, yellow roses, and blue irises, to reward themselves on a birth well done. A cuddly bear protects a green ceramic vase full of purple lisianthus and limonium flowers in the Big Hug bouquet ($37.99), and a heart decks a cylindrical white vase teeming with roses and stargazer lilies in the Love and Romance bouquet, which includes a free engagement ring at the bottom for recipients who eat the whole arrangement.
Since 1968, Jerry’s Artarama has assisted artists through every phase of the creative process, including furnishing their studios with art supplies and finishing off their completed artwork with custom-framing services. They stock their shelves with student- and professional-grade supplies, including Winsor & Newton’s high-value Winton line of beginners’ oil colors and Williamsburg handmade paints. The framing department, meanwhile, keeps a wide range of mats, moulding, and glass on hand to create lavish homes for fine artwork or simple enclosures for family photos and important receipts.