A favorite of Sacramento CityVoters, The Studio fosters fitness and makes martial arts masters out of fledgling fighters. Instructors Jack Corrie (seventh degree senior master) and Amitis Pourarian (sixth degree master and former U.S. team member) coordinate and co-operate the body-fortifying center, contributing a combined 50 years of martial arts experience. During 90-minute boot camp classes, students learn to maneuver their metatarsals and middle ears in a menagerie of different workout methods designed to pump hearts and arms. TRX suspension and cardio kickboxing kick off sessions, combusting calories and galvanizing muscle-guns before strength-training exercises get to work defining muscular fibers. The course concludes with yoga, stretching, and sun saluting, designed to cool down broiling calorie-burners.
Master Andy Nunez’s devotion to his craft has led him to win national titles, a 4th-degree black belt, and two silver medals at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. At Nunez Martial Arts Academy, Master Andy molds young martial artists with the assistance of his co-instructor and wife, Lisa. Students study the specialty forms of bok fu kenpo and wing chun, along with jujitsu, kickboxing, and tai chi.
At Hybrid Fitness, an 8,000-square-foot facility, Sean Tribble, a purple belt in Brazilian jujitsu, assists by teaching his grappling art. Personal trainer Amanda Staudinger rounds out clients' training regimens with a cardio cross-training class designed to get participants in fighting shape, with strong limbs, a powerful core, and hands replaced with bricks.
Hybrid fitness tones both adults and children, and its instructors often take their classes outside. Hybrid offers fun Zumba classes, which tone bodies to the beats of Latin music, as well as muay thai, brazilian jiujitsu, boxing, and fitness conditioning.
Kovar's Satori Academy is Sacramento's leading group of martial arts schools. We have been voted Sacramento's top martial arts school four years in a row by the readers of Sacramento magazine and viewers of KCRA. We have classes for people of all ages and all classes are taught by friendly certified instructors.
Clint Robinson's U.S. Air Force duty took him around the world, but it was his time in South Korea that made the biggest mark. There, he learned the art of tae kwon do—and the positive fitness and values associated with it. When he returned to the states and left the Air Force, it didn't take long for him to found his own martial-arts school. More than 40 years and 19 locations later, Robinson's Taekwondo continues to thrive on the same principles on which Clint founded his business: excellence, personal attention, and tradition. He now counts children's, adult, and family programs as part of his curriculum. With continued training, students of all ages not only hone their fitness, but also improve their mental sharpness, self-confidence, and discipline.
When you're learning self-defense moves, you want to be trained by an expert. With almost 40 years under his black belt, Doyle McMahan is an expert. The head instructor at Dragon Star Karate, McMahan built his resume as a member of the U.S. Army's Special Operations and a trainer for the Army's self-defense program. Through these experiences and his stints as public speaker and a consultant, he developed an energetic style that informs his interactive classes. He instills discipline and self-esteem in youngsters during sessions for kids, teaches effective self-defense techniques in Krav Maga classes, and helps members shed pounds and build confidence with KravFit Kickboxing.