Jay Wilson boasts 28 years of experience as a kickboxing, Muy Thai, and Kempo Go-Ju Karate instructor, and has logged even more time in the ring as a fighter. In 2004, he battled his way to the title of K.I.C.K. World Champion with a combination of impressive striking skills and lightning-fast takedowns. Now, he shares his knowledge with students as the head instructor at Jay's Kickboxing.
With a third-degree black belt in Kempo Go-Ju Karate, he leads a variety of classes from Muay Thai to Fitness Kickoxing. While each one teaches defense and attack techniques, fitness sessions focus on the cardiovascular benefits of martial arts, increasing your heartbeat to where it can knock someone out when they lay on your chest.
Handicap Accessible: yes
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: not offered
Most popular offering: Kickboxing Fitness
Pro Tip: Classes are for students of all ages, men and women, from beginners to competitive fighters.
When he was 7 years old, Mehrdad Valian ran into two school bullies and realized that he didn't know how to defend himself. That moment shaped the course of his life, inspiring him to train in Tehran and pushing him down a path of kung fu. In the four decades since, he has won first-place titles in martial-arts competitions across the world, tied on eighth-degree black belts in tae kwon do and kung fu, and transformed into Master Mehrdad Valian.
Fresh off wins in Iran and Russia, Master Valian settled in Texas and began his own tae kwon do studio in 1995, where trainees of all ages swear by a five-item oath. In the spacious facility, students of different ranks train together while observing the sport's tenets?including courtesy, integrity, and perseverance?and maintaining enough self-control to continue using doorknobs instead of kicking through every door they see.
Staff Size: 1 person
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Pro Tip: Ask about our programs and how they will benefit you.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Martial Arts, Tai Chi, Yoga, Grappling
Recommended Age Group: All Ages