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The body disciplinarians at Grupo Cafu Capoeira instruct both beginning and experienced pupils in the traditional Brazilian martial art of capoeira, and its svelte mixed-martial-arts arm, Jaguar MMA, instructs in a hybrid styling of various martial-arts methods. Capoeira fuses music, dance, acrobatics, and combat in a fluid mélange that, like holidays with the in-laws, deftly mixes fun with reflexive defense moves. The practice helps to develop strength, grace, and physical confidence, in sessions that last 45 minutes to an hour. Capoeira is complemented by a swift gear change to mixed martial arts, a full-contact fighting system emphasizing adaptability and quick reaction to threats. Martial artists spend five to 10 minutes kindling cool muscle sticks, then 25 to 30 minutes absorbing methods and moves. Sessions in each discipline take place five days a week, mostly in evening; see the separate capoeira schedule and mixed martial arts schedule for full listings.

512 Wisconsin Street
South Houston,
TX
US

With backgrounds in law enforcement, state-certified instructors Nick Villalona and David Green II hope that no conflict ever escalates to violence. But should people choose to prepare themselves by carrying a firearm, Nick and David want them to do so in a safe, responsible manner. That's why they specialize in qualifying clients for a state concealed-handgun license, also known as a CHL. Leading both classroom and range training, the duo verses students in the basics of safely handling and storing a firearm, as well as what rights and responsibilities come with holding a CHL. Their meticulous and patient approach has earned praise from the likes of Matt Patrick, radio personality on KPRC AM 950 and KTRH AM 740.

1908 Country Place Parkway
Pearland,
Texas
US

  • Established: 1998
  • Handicap accessible: Yes
  • Staff size: 2–10 people
  • Parking: Parking lot
  • Reservations/appointments: Required
  • Most popular offering: Group and preschool piano classes
  • Pro tip: Group lessons are the best way to introduce your child to an instrument.

    Q&A with Victoria Treadway, Owner of The Music Connection of Pearland

    Tell us about your business.
    We are a family-owned-and-operated music studio. We teach all styles of music, from jazz and blues to pop and classical. We teach individual lessons and group classes, primarily in piano, for ages 2 to adult. Piano is the most sought-after instrument we offer, [but] we also teach drums and guitar.

    What makes your business stand out?
    [First of all,] we are the only music studio in Pearland to offer group classes. They are more affordable, more fun because of the setting, and create a more independent student. We have our own curriculum, so we are able to give songs that are more well known and fun. [Second of all,] we are the only music studio in Pearland to offer Mommy and Me and preschool piano classes. Our program focuses on the piano and teaches theory through characters and different activities. Once the students have completed the different levels, they'll know the notes on the keyboard [and be able to] identify the dynamics of music, find the rhythm and recognize note values, and play beginner songs.

    What inspired you to run this business?
    This business has been in the family for 15 years. Once I [the daughter] got involved when I was going through college, I saw the potential to move from a business operating from home to a music studio. The reason we started the classes was for the student that wasn't self-motivated. Some students need a more fun environment than one-on-one lessons. I also strongly believe in starting your children in music lessons as early as you can to help children with their fine-motor skills, developing perfect pitch, and loads of other skills.

    What is your most popular offering?
    Group piano classes—once a week for 45 minutes—[and] individual piano [lessons, held] once a week for 30 minutes. [We also offer] preschool piano classes [and] Mommy and Me piano classes, [both held] once a week for 35 minutes.

    What is the best reaction you’ve ever gotten from a customer?
    One of our students [was] in shock over the amazing progress her son had made over the course of a year. He started as a beginner, and the next year he was playing songs like Solfeggietto and Moonlight Sonata. She recommended so many students to us. We called her our biggest fan.

    What’s your favorite part about your job?
    Watching the students' progress and teaching them different styles of music. It's rewarding to see our students develop a love for music.

    Anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
    We care about each and every student that comes through our door. We never give up on someone who takes a little longer than average to develop their musical skills.

2809 Miller Ranch Road Suite 413
Pearland,
TX
US

Purcurscents Candles specializes in helping people bring an extra bit of warmth into their homes in the form of gently flickering candles. These glowing accent pieces are made entirely of pure, additive-free soy wax. An entirely natural formula has the added benefit of a longer-lasting scent, which ensures that rooms maintain a subtle hint of lavender or vanilla for longer than with traditional candles. Additionally, Purcurscents Candles uses cleaner and smoother burning cotton wicks in all of its products—a relatively small touch that helps significantly prolong the life of a candle. Although the staff mainly helps customers find the perfect candle or candle holder, they also offer classes, teaching students how to make their own soy candles within the comfort of their own home or favorite wax museum.

2526 Business Center Drive
Pearland,
TX
US

Two private personal-training sessions pair gym goers with a certified trainer, who whips up fitness plans to help folks along their sweat-filled journey toward wellness. To build endurance and achieve a solid core, enjoy unlimited boot-camp sessions, which shake up old routines in a motivational setting. Finally, a body analysis gives the health-minded an idea of how their body's doing, and whether or not it's compatible with the future.

2803 Business Center Dr
Pearland,
TX
US

Welcome to Snap Fitness! Your local fitness center where we show each member personalized attention in meeting their fitness goals no matter what your fitness level. We're open 24 hours, 7 days a week, so you can work out when it's convenient for you. Did you know that when you join Snap Fitness, you belong to all the Snap

3108 Dixie Farm Rd
Pearland,
TX
US