Sports in Rochester

$47 for $135 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Aikido Kokikai of Rochester

Aikido Kokikai Of Rochester

Rochester

$135 $47

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Krav Maga Rochester

Krav Maga Rochester

Rochester

$100 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$35 for $100 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Moy Don Wing Chun Kung-Fu

Combat Ving Tsun Assoc

East Rochester

$100 $35

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Kayaking Course or Tour for One or Two, or Paddleboarding Lesson from BayCreek Paddling Center (Up to 51% Off)

BayCreek Paddling Center

Penfield

$50 $25

Kayaking class teaches strokes and safety tips on the water; nature tour expounds on wetland history as groups paddle past flora and fauna

Martial-Arts or Boot-Camp Packages at Rochester Fitness Martial Arts (Up to 80% Off). Four Options Available.

Rochester Fitness Martial Arts

Greece

$140 $34

Burn calories and build strength during martial-arts and boot-camp classes; kickboxing and boot-camp packages include wraps or gloves

One or Two Half-Day Canoe or Kayak Rentals from Genesee Waterways Center (Up to 55% Off)

Genesee Waterways Center

Rochester

$32 $15

One- and two-person kayaks and canoes carry adventurers across pristine waterways in search of deer, kingfishers, ducks, and turtles

Unlimited Kickboxing or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Synthesis Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off). Four Options Available.

Synthesis Martial Arts

Rochester

$70 $25

Kick, jab, and punch your way to fitness in Muay Thai kickboxing, or learn to defend against larger attackers in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Taekwondo Classes with Uniform and Yellow Belt-Testing for One or Two at Journey Taekwondo (55% Off)

Journey Taekwondo

Greece

$110 $50

Learn traditional Taekwondo techniques as taught by the World Taekwondo Federation from seasoned instructors at this non-profit organization

Select Local Merchants

Signature service: Taekwondo for the whole family

Established: 2008

Staff Size: 11?25 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: Taekwondo is great for flexibility, stamina, balance, endurance, weight loss, and self defense.

3955 Mount Read Boulevard
Rochester,
NY
US

When Marina Lisser was 14, she decided to take up dancing, despite the fact that in her native Russia, she was considered much too old to start. Firmly flouting social convention, she thrived, competing at the professional level and landing a fifth-place finish in the European Cup finals. Eventually, she went on to earn a master's degree in Dance Forms and write a dissertation on the psychology of competition.

But none of that prepared her for the shock that awaited her when she landed in New York City to work for Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 1993. She hadn't realized she'd be teaching a totally new kind of student: adult amateurs. She'd only taught professionals and children who wanted to dance for a living. If 14 was too old to start dancing in Russia, how would she teach adults in America?

Through trial and error, she figured it out by ignoring, according to a feature in Democrat and Chronicle, whatever holds her students back. "I'm one of those horrible Russian teachers," Marina confessed. "We want what we want; there is no such thing as limits."

Today, she and her staff of instructors specialize in two styles: American Smooth and Rhythm, and International Standard and Latin. Students learn to waltz, tango, and foxtrot atop the ballroom's sprung wood floor, which cushions feet and joints, while wall-length mirrors help them self-correct their form. In addition to teaching social dance skills and helping affianced couples prepare for their first dance, the instructors also ready competitive dancers to take first place medals in everything from cabaret dancing to swing, often by deftly prancing over the laser security systems that guard them. Marina is certified in dance therapy, as well as social and competitive wheelchair dancing, to make dance accessible to everyone.

1350 University Ave
Rochester,
NY
US

Groove Juice Swing's nine multitalented dance instructors, many of whom also play instruments, have spent more than a decade helping novice dancers sharpen their rug-cutting skills during private and group classes, which focus on Jazz Age and swing-era styles. In their quest to master the art of swing, students shuffle their feet through three levels of dance classes that build on one another, beginning with level-one classes covering the basics. Level-two classes, which focus on the lindy hop, teach participants to float on air as if they were standing on a floor of industrial fans, and level-three classes delve into more advanced techniques, such as doing the Charleston with a partner.

Outside of Groove Juice Swing––located at Tango Cafe’s dance studio––passersby can hear jazzy tunes by Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Nina Simone emanating from lively dance classes held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday night. Aside from classes, students can flaunt freshly learned skills during Groove Juice Swing’s annual Stompology workshop or events with live bands hosted by dance experts Steven Mitchell and Virginie Jensen.

389 Gregory St.
Rochester,
New York
US

Canoes float under a sunny sky, kayakers speed along lush riverbanks, and standup paddleboards engage core muscles in adrenaline-pumping workouts. With dozens of watercraft for rent and sale, BayCreek Paddling Center's team brings aquatic adventures like these to life. Their staff members, which range from young enthusiasts to 30-year industry veterans, launch customers into Irondequoit Creek, where they can float amid an orchestra of bird songs and opera-trained fish. In addition to rentals, the staff guide activities. Aboard their various watercraft, certified instructors lead lessons and nature tours that wind through glacier-carved terrain and former Seneca Native American lands.

1099 Empire Blvd.
Rochester,
NY
US

Julia and Alex, the parents-of-three who operate The Little Gym in the Rochester location, help children develop athletic skills and self-confidence through programs that incorporate movement, music, and learning exercises. The curriculum emphasizes motivating children to achieve instead of pressuring them to win. As a result, young ones can develop physically, socially, emotionally, and intellectually in a positive, nurturing environment. The Little Gym also was named the number-one chain at which to hold children's birthday parties by Parents magazine.

980 Ridge Rd
Webster,
NY
US

No matter your fitness goals, Elite Fitness and Martial Arts probably has a class just for you. This studio offers a host of classes for participants of every skill level—from beginners who want more exercise to professional martial artists who must re-earn their black belts after years of laundering turned them into gray belts. The class schedule includes slots for kickboxing, jiujitsu, Zumba, wrestling, and mixed martial arts amongst others, and each session maximizes its students' results by combining top-of-the-line equipment with dedicated instructors.

1555 Lyell Ave
Rochester,
NY
US