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Tucson Stained Glass sprawls its diverse selection of glass-related supplies, tools, and workstations across 5,000 square feet of space. The shop's diverse selection of classes showcases the artistic versatility of glass, appealing to an assortment of interests with sessions in glass casting, fused mosaics, wire wrapping, and more. Amid its uninhibited creativity, Tucson Stained Glass also keeps shelves upon shelves stocked with materials, such as glass for cabinet doors and skylights.

4444 E Grant Rd
Tucson,
AZ
US

Mike and his son Alex both enthusiastically share their combined 45 years of know-how and love of diving with all who are bold enough to strike out on an underwater adventure! Over the past 30 years, Mike has recruited a staff of dedicated instructors that schools nascent underwater explorers in introductory lessons and intensive scuba-certification classes. The staff members equip students with most necessary gear for the classes, which cover maritime topics ranging from first aid and fish identification to deep diving and how to fashion sleeping octopuses into temporary helmets. Many classes require that participants first take an open-water scuba course, which bestows diving fundamentals and can eventually lead to certification. The center welcomes all past open-water students back for free refresher courses, helping former pupils sharpen their skills in advance of upcoming dives and snorkel-throwing tournaments. To further refine aquatic abilities, Desert Divers leads new graduates out on field trips to such dive-friendly locales as San Carlos, Mexico, and Key Largo, Florida.

3110 E Fort Lowell Rd.
Tucson,
AZ
US

Composed of active duty and veteran members of America’s Special Operations communities, Warriorschool's staff trains their students in personal defense and survival. Pupils ranging from everyday citizens to military members and private-sector robots learn how to administer care such as cardiovascular life support and wilderness first aid. Beyond medical classes, the experts instruct on how to safely operate handguns at their 18-acre shooting range, customize personal-defense courses, and lead tactical training for government organizations.

4500 East Speedway Boulevard
Tucson,
AZ
US

The Chinese Shao-Lin Center's masters teach the ancient Chinese art of Shao-Lin kung fu, a mixture of self-defense and meditation that's considered essential for health and longevity. Inside a peaceful, welcoming space, students ages 12 and up of all fitness and skill levels are invited to enlist in various classes in the external arts and internal arts. Learn to defend yourself against aggressors, or send a message to threatening mannequins in one of various kung fu classes. Or find peace between muscle and mind in a tai chi session, which connects gentle, flowing movements with breathing exercises. The center's specialty classes, available two to three times each month, cover a range of topics designed to empower bodies, minds, and cinder blocks' rights activists and might focus on kicking techniques or meditation.

2900 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson,
AZ
US

There’s always a need for good bartenders, and since 2000, the Bartending Academy of Tucson has done its part in satisfying that demand. A state-licensed learning facility, the academy pours mixing know-how into the minds of its students inside an interactive classroom—an actual, working bar. Here, instructors give students hands-on experience concocting a range of traditional and modern drinks, taking their cue from Ernest Hemingway’s short-lived high-school teaching career. For students who graduate from the two-week professional-bartending class, the academy provides placement assistance throughout the Tucson area.

2723 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson,
AZ
US

Beaver's Band Box was established in 1964 in an enclosed carport in Tucson, Arizona by Howard Beaver. Since then Beaver's has become Tucson's one stop for Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Instrument Rentals, Music Lessons and Music Accessories.

4540 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson,
AZ
US