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.
It's already tough to maintain a golf course without horses grazing on the greens. Luckily, the 180-acre grounds at Old York Country Club no longer serve as an equestrian estate. Instead they've become a canvas for golf legend Gary Player, who used the undulating landscape to craft an 18-hole, 6,770-yard course. Player's design connects weaves the fairways through swells of native grass, deep bunkers, and massive trees. All the while, elevation changes of up to 75 feet instill games with both drama and beauty, like Shakespeare announcing a tournament on TV.
Course at a Glance:
* Designed by Gary Player
* 18-hole, par 71/72 course
* Length of 6,770 yards from the tips
* Five tee options
Leaping Dog Art Studios' founder, Jennifer Szeto, is more than just a lifelong artist. While watching her daughters discover the magic of creativity, Jen realized she had a passion to not only create but nurture the artistic impulse and its associated skills. So, she put together an array of classes that focused both on creative play and technique. Today, Jen teaches everything from drawing and painting basics to recycled art and sculpture, helping youngsters discover the fun of art for the first time and even providing private art lessons and portfolio consultations for young artists looking to gain entry to college programs.
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.
Paulie's Restaurant & Saloon has taken many forms throughout its more than 150 years. The two-story wooden house began as a frequented speakeasy during Prohibition, then became a manor. In 2002, it was reincarnated into the cozy restaurant it is today. Within its historic walls, area residents and families dine on elegant, home-cooked Italian and American cuisine, including roast-pork sandwiches, penne alla vodka, and herb-encrusted salmon.
Passage Theatre Company's stage plays host to new works that "testify to the resilience of the human spirit," as the theater's mission statement says. The Solo Flights series lets a series of one-man shows and small groups fill the month of March with expansive talent, from former foster child Rock Wilk's blend of tough-guy menace and comic vulnerability in Broke Wide Open to Punchkapow, a hyperphysical exploration of superhero fantasies. In late spring, Slippery as Sin gleefully spoofs the classic detective story by weaving in themes of political paranoia.