Offering hands-on jiu-jitsu, boxing, and personal training classes, FUSE Martial Arts aims to hone fighting technique, whip bodies into tip-top shape, and center minds into a positive, self-affirming state. The leaders of the dojo draw from diverse and well-rounded experiences to hone their students into fierce fighting machines. Owner and head instructor “Big” Don Richard spent ten years training under a Muay Thai kickboxing world-title holder. Having fought in over 20 professional fights and obtaining black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo, Richard is also a two-time Gracie world champion. Though teachers instruct pupils how to escape from threats or neutralize assailants with grappling and kickboxing, the training space prides itself on its upbeat, family-friendly approach. Kids learn self-confidence through achievement in youth martial-arts courses, and workout or regimen is tailored to each member's individual goals and needs.
Though he has owned firearms for more than 20 years, Eugene B. Czajka believes that the most reliable source of protection is a good education. At Gene's CPL Training, he maintains small class sizes for his eight-hour conceal-and-carry training sessions to ensure that every student receives personal attention and masters the course's concepts. His pupils review a 223-page course book and marksmanship-training guide during classroom portions before heading to the range to practice shooting skills. Even after his students receive their certificate of completion, Eugene consults with them over the phone and email if they have questions about purchasing a firearm.
Self-defense hinges upon self-control. At Mada Krav Maga, the instructors teach students how to prepare for real-world situations by controlling their adrenaline and aggression, and instead relying on thorough martial arts training. The studio's classes can cover the highly efficient takedowns of Krav Maga, the grappling techniques of Brazilian jiu jistu, or the striking flurries of boxing and kickboxing. In addition to preparing students mentally, these classes can also improve strength, stamina, and agility over time.
SwingTEK Golf Academy invites golfers to hone their skills year-round. Inside the 6,800-square-foot facility, visitors can practice their swings at five hitting bays; chip their way out of a sand bunker; and improve their short game on a 900-square-foot putting green. They can also have their swings analyzed by the academy's advanced software, including a wireless biomechanical vest. Outfitted with sensors, this vest measures rotation, pitch, and tilt of a player's body and swing movements, spitting out results in seconds to make tracking progress easy. After perfecting their approach, golfers can show off their skills during rounds on the facility's high-def simulator, which is pre-loaded with more than 15 of the world's most renowned courses.
Finding your way in the entertainment industry is a lot like navigating a foreign country—in both cases, a plan is crucial to success. Jordan Mac Studios provides just that to those vying to become actors, recording artists, models, and dancers, nurturing talent of all kinds since 2001. They provide sundry services, including shooting music videos, conducting photo shoots, and organizing music-listening parties so musicians don’t have to blast their tunes through high-school intercoms. The studio also offers dance classes to kids, teens, and adults in a number of genres, including hip-hop, break dancing, and jazz.
At Detroit Academy of Martial Arts, head instructor Joe Graunstadt and his team relay the teachings of Renzo Gracie, the grandson of Brazilian jiujitsu's creator, Carlos Gracie. During training programs, students learn jiujitsu self-defense tactics and related life skills, such as stress management and wood chopping. The academy also schedules mixed martial arts and muay thai kickboxing classes.