The owners of Pottery Painting Pleasures opened their doors to make art accessible to everyone, providing all necessary supplies and cleanup services. In the azure craft haven, myriad ceramics, such as vases and plates, wait to be rendered unique by kids, adults, and seniors. Themed sessions include senior mornings, Tots and Pots, and Friday-night College Night, which includes a brief overview of Organic Chemistry 101.:m]]
Street-style self-defense techniques underpin the martial-arts classes at Corpus Christi Family Martial Arts Academy. Both adults and kids attend junjou ryu jujitsu-karate classes, where they learn methods to avoid physical conflict, ways to defend themselves from attack, and how to take down a Roomba that's suddenly gained sentience. Besides getting students into better physical shape, these courses also impart self-discipline and confidence on the students, all while promoting a safe environment. Sparring rules, for example, dictate the wearing of full protective gear and the presence of a black-belt instructor.
Slaves and indigenous peoples of Brazil were once forbidden from learning to fight by the government. So, they began to coach martial training within a blend of African and Brazilian dance, and secretly transformed themselves into warriors. This tradition came to be known as capoeira and formed a central social activity for people to come together, dance, and train. Corpus Christi Brazilian Capoeira's instructors teach a traditional form of the art, with students learning both the martial aspects and acrobatics as they play music, sing, and dance.
For more than 130 years, the YMCA has worked to facilitate growth for individuals as well as communities by providing social-enrichment programs that promote honesty, respect, and responsibility. YMCA of Greater San Antonio, which features locations throughout the metropolitan area, helps people improve their lives with healthy living programs that offer inclusive training classes as well as lifelong learning classes. Youth development initiatives and childcare services allow children as well as teens to develop positive behaviors while exploring their interests in a safe, supportive environment. The centers also encourage social responsibility by providing opportunities to support local communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.
Self-defense specialist Guro Jayson Pena knows that, in the real world, there are no rules to fighting. That's why he has spent the last three decades studying Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do as well as Filipino martial arts—styles that help protect practitioners both in the ring and during real-world encounters. Knowing that fights take place both standing up and on the ground, he trains his students elements of muay thai and grappling.