Head trainer and owner Louie Concepcion and his team of instructors at Concepcion Academy of Martial Arts teach everything from traditional arts such as taekwondo to fighting styles of the modern age, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu. While studying the science of combat, Concepcion recommends that students remain aware of their comfort levels and limits. Louie likes to use the phrase "No pain, no gain," but thinks its a maxim for seasoned athletes rather than beginners. For those new to martial arts, he instead advises, "Come with a relaxed attitude and and open mind for training [and] learning."
Equipment: 8ft. Striking Bags, Focus Mitts, Thai Pads, Kicking Shields
Students should bring: bottle of water, comfortable workout clothing
Average class length: 60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1?5
Class location: Indoors only
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Finnegan's Pub & Grill is essentially a portal that leads from Stockton into the heart of Dublin. How else to explain the aromas of ale-battered cod and corned beef, or all the vintage Irish beer signs affixed to the walls? The chefs here invoke the Emerald Isle with grilled bangers and fresh cabbage tossed in a house Guinness dressing, but they don't stray too far from the American palate. Burgers are among some of the more popular dishes, with hand-formed patties topped with onion rings, chili, and grilled mushrooms. Come in for Sunday brunch, when families and groups of friends can dine between games of pool and darts. When the clock strikes 10 p.m., the pub transforms into a 21+ venue with live music nightly.
Enjoy a delicious sushi treat at Misaki Sushi and Bar in Stockton. Definitely a sushi place for a fun time (Sake Bombs are less than two dollars...). It’s a very “come on in!” kind of ambiance. Go for a night out with your friends and enjoy some drinks and fantastic, colorful, and interesting sushi. The menu is massive. Go for a classic, or go ahead and try one of their many highly-rated specialty rolls. The Dragon Roll, Mama Roll, and Vegetarian Delights are all fantastic. There are options for Appetizers, Nigiri, Masaki, Udon, and plenty of drinks and desserts. Order plenty to share and then some at Misaki Sushi and Bar.
A helping hand for the local Hmong and Southeast Asian Communities, Lao Family Community Empowerment strives to empower and provide outreach for those who need it. Since forming in 1984, the organization has helped Hmong refugees in Northern California find stability, education, and a sense of community through its specialized programs and health initiatives. Lao also puts on the Stockton Hmong New Year Celebration each year to help preserve and showcase cultural traditions.
Since 1969, the folks at Larson Marine have outfitted customers with everything from brand-new boats to wakeboards and inflatable tubes to get out on the water. A self-professed one-stop shop that's large enough for all boating needs, the shop stocks an enormous inventory of gear and accessories and is run by a knowledgable staff that can help visitors find what they need for an aquatic outing.
Yoga, wine, and local cuisine converge at the Yoga and Zin Festival, an annual conference held at the modern Hilton Stockton hotel. Over the course of two days, attendees can discuss the art of asanas at a yoga conference, sample food and wine from more than 20 establishments, and attend a celebratory wine dinner. The event is held in September to celebrate both national yoga month and California-wine month.