Steele’s Karate teaches students of all ages how to defend themselves; however, the classes emphasize the importance of humility and self-control above all else. The instructors can incorporate elements of karate, boxing, and kickboxing into their lessons, introducing clients to a variety of techniques while still helping them develop strength, flexibility, and stamina. These classes tend to be held in the 2,000-square-foot training space on the studio’s main floor, although the center also features a lower level—complete with heavy bags, free weights, and regulation-size boxing ring—where visitors can work out at their own tempo.
The mission of Body and Brain Yoga—alongside its affiliate yoga centers—is to make yoga accessible to everyone, everywhere. To this end, each team of instructors modulate movements based on Korean sun do to match each students’ needs. Classes emphasize aligning the body and mind equally through stretches, breathing exercises, and meditation, and each session is capped off by a 10-minute tea time, during which students and instructors can socialize or reenact Alice in Wonderland's interview with the Easter Bunny.
When she began training in the art of Poekoelan Tjimindie Tulen, Silvia Smart felt instantly empowered. That was in 1987. Today, as a Goeroe and fifth-degree black belt, Silvia and her husband Jeff, also a fifth-degree black belt, share their wisdom of self-defense at Tulen Center. For more than 25 years now, they have taught students as young as three martial arts and self-defense techniques. Silvia, Jeff, and their fellow instructors always emphasize practical skills–falling properly, for instance, which is an important skill for self-defense situations and re-shingling the roof. The Tulen Center team makes its teachings accessible for all skill levels by maintaining a non-competitive, positive environment.
All of the coaches at 503 West Coast Jiu Jitsu are also active competitors. At 503, they foster a familial atmosphere in which they strive to identify each individual’s personal goals and make it their priority to help them achieve. They lead a variety of combat-style programs, including mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu jitsu, wrestling, muay-thai kickboxing, and boxing for MMA. They also have classes for kids, teens, and women, as well as CrossFit classes.