The vivid violet walls at New Attitude Hair Design reflect the upbeat charm and feminine sophistication the salon staff brings to its work. Owner Meera’s passionate team of stylists, colorists, and waxing technicians take pride in crafting custom looks. The salon's forte is special-occasion updos; the stylists wind curly tendrils for prom, weave loose braids for beach weddings, and mold beehive dos for weddings held on honey farms.
Pro Line Music puts new musicians on the path toward success with all-encompassing facilities, selling gear, teaching private lessons, and repairing instruments and equipment. Many instructors have music degrees and play music professionally, lending students one-on-one attention in learning their instruments of choice, whether they're guitar, bass, sax, flute, piano, or drums. Amid walls lined with guitars, basses, and gear, visitors can relax at an in-store café replete with coffee, tea, and snacks.
Israeli Krav Maga teaches law enforcement officers, military trainees, and ordinary citizens to use combat skills originally developed for the Israeli defense forces and modified for civilian self-defense. Having trained under krav maga founder Imi Lichtenfeld, Grandmaster Haim Gidon now oversees the instructors he has trained and certified. Some of Gidon's instructors??who have military and law enforcement experience??have been featured in USA Today and on NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News, and have even trained celebrities such as John Mayer, whose guitar has been known to pick fights with him. These faculty members teach krav maga with a focus on empowering students while helping them to develop awareness, and life-saving skills.
If Bruce Lee watched a class at East Coast Academy of Martial Arts, he might smile as he observed instructor Michele Thompson teach his signature style of jun fan gung fu. Michele teams up with Dave Shrank and Scott Gray—who specialize in niche styles such as maphilindo silat—to help students learn in an authentic setting. They also specialize in other unique martial arts, such as Filipino kali and Chinese wing chun, as well as yoga classes and sessions for children and women.
At Kung Fu-US, Master Andrey Tikhonov teaches classic and modern styles of kung fu to ages 4 and older. His training programs incorporate disciplines such as shaolin boxing, long fist, southern fist, and the dominant fist from rock, paper, scissors. They also incorporate weapons such as the staff, something Tikhonov showed a mastery of during the USAWKF National Traditional Wushu Team's long-weapon competitions in 2010 and 2012.
Master Tom McGonigal has traveled the world, training and competing in multiple martial arts disciplines. But a martialist is nothing if he doesn't pass on his knowledge, so today, he teaches both kids and adults at Tom McGonigal's MMA. Students take classes such as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and cardio kickboxing, and training focuses on respect, discipline, and self defense.