Gordon Franks and Pat Worley are more than black belts. They’re ninth-degree black belts who share their chosen martial art with youngsters and adults alike through USA Karate, the school they cofounded. The school - which opened in 1973 and has been operating for more than 40 years - was featured on the local CBS station and teaches self-defense techniques that help students graduate to higher-level belts and translate into increased agility, coordination, and self-confidence.
• For $15, you get one month of weekly SuperKids PreSchool karate classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $50 value). • For $29, you get a monthlong membership to the UMA Karate program, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Hudson, Baxter, Cross Lake, Ham Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $100 value). • For $50, you get a monthlong membership to twice-weekly Dave Camarillo jiu-jitsu classes, valid at the Woodbury, Hugo, Baxter, Cross Lake, and Stillwater locations (a $120 value).
Equipment: Fairtex, kettlebells, squat racks, tires, ropes, and ground bags.
Students should bring: Normal workout clothes, t-shirt, and shorts. We have gloves you can use.
Registration required: No
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 5?10 people
Class location: Mix of indoor and outdoor classes.
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: We are an easy-going gym. We're very friendly but we train hard, so come open minded and ready to work.
The instructors at Bodyblast Studio wrap fitness, personal growth, and entertainment into tidy one-hour classes centered on pole fitness, Latin-inspired dance moves, or competitive martial arts. Ladies-only pole-fitness classes utilize poles for leverage and stability as bodies swing and slide their way to a healthy sweat in routines designed to strengthen the core and upper body. Exercisers teach imaginary rivals a lesson they won’t soon forget as they pummel the air with swift kicks and punches in tae kwon do classes, and hearts race through the hip-churning steps of Latin-inspired Zumba dance classes. For a more calming exercise, balance a lopsided aura with a Vinyasa flow yoga class that links mind and body with conscious breathing.
A spring-loaded hardwood aerobic floor keeps steps peppy and reduces strain on joints during all-out workouts or dance sessions. Brass poles and glossy kettlebells reflect the colorful lights flashing overhead as hit dance tunes blast through the speakers of a full sound system.
We are a really cool Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Core Strength/Core fitness gym. We provide the "down and dirty" boxing gym experience you are looking for. We have some of the best instructors in the Twin Cities and we have the very best and welcoming members.
The newly opened Kick Start Martial Arts is a karate and tae kwon do academy for both children and adults. Believing that the study of martial arts builds confidence and teaches discipline and respect while keeping students physically fit, the owners and certified instructors of this school offer classes and competitive belt programs for their clients. A free summer camp and combat-fitness classes, which combine martial arts and cardio exercises, round out the academy's programming.