Martial Arts in Stamford

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In 1976, educator, musician, and kinesiologist Robin Wes longed for a children's gym that prioritized personal growth over competition. Unveiled at a time when physical-education classes pushed students to focus almost exclusively on winning, Robin's program was swiftly adopted and is now used in more than 300 Little Gyms worldwide. Robin still pens original music to accompany lessons, which engage whippersnappers aged 4 months to 12 years with gymnastics, dance, karate, and parent and child activities.

Each of The Little Gym's classes introduces simple movements that sharpen motor skills and set brains whirring, allowing kids to progress at their own pace until they can finally build a computer out of macaroni and glitter. Staff members strive to build a base for lifelong social skills and self-assurance with each exercise, including activities rooted purely in fun, such as summer camps or birthday parties, which helped The Little Gym to earn title of #1 Birthday Chain in Parents Magazine.

305 West Ave.
Stamford,
CT
US

Punching bags are inherently rebellious creatures. That’s why for the last 20 years, YB World Taekwondo Academy has been keeping them in check with a dynamic array of martial-arts classes. The school’s skilled instructors offer safe, contact and no-contact sessions, ideal for teaching hand-eye coordination and self-defense while students scorch calories. What's more, all tae kwon do classes are overseen by Grandmaster Kim, who claims more than 32 years of martial-arts experience. The schedule is diverse, with classes for adults and children of all skill levels.

81 High Ridge Rd
Stamford,
CT
US

Signature Service: Capoeira classes

Established: 2012

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

20 Acosta Street
Stamford,
CT
US

Sean George, owner of C3 Athletics, discovered muay thai while strolling past a gym in Thailand. After two and half weeks of daily training, the once overweight corporate bond trader had shed 25 pounds and found a new passion. Upon returning home, he established C3 Athletics to re-create the authentic, rigorous training environment he had first fallen in love with. Along with a team of current and ex-fighters, Sean helps molds fighters by introducing them to diverse curriculum of muay thai, jujitsu, mixing, and mixed martial arts training.

330 Fairfield Ave.
Stamford,
CT
US

Punching bags are inherently rebellious creatures. That’s why for the last 20 years, YB World Taekwondo Academy has been keeping them in check with a dynamic array of martial-arts classes. The school’s skilled instructors offer safe, contact and no-contact sessions, ideal for teaching hand-eye coordination and self-defense while students scorch calories. What's more, all tae kwon do classes are overseen by Grandmaster Kim, who claims more than 32 years of martial-arts experience. The schedule is diverse, with classes for adults and children of all skill levels.

1074 Hope Street
Stamford,
CT
US