The hale and hearty team of instructors at Eco Expedition Educators boast an array of titles and certifications, including wilderness EMT, combat veteran, firefighter, master scuba diver trainer, sail boat captain, and U.S. Coast Guard medic—and there are only four of them on staff.
When participants take classes at Eco Expedition Educators, they gain an in-depth understanding of how to get themselves out of Mother Nature's toughest scrapes. Each guided expedition introduces novices to sticky situations they might encounter when outdoors, then equips them with the knowledge needed to escape unscathed or at least survive long enough to whittle a cellphone out of tree bark.
Students as young as 4 embark on a journey at TNT Midwest Martial Arts Inc. that fosters self-discipline, respect, and an innate sense to karate chop their way through every door. Classes teach high kicks, swift punches, and other self-defense skills.
Since 1976, the instructors of TAMA Martial Arts Center have taught eight distinct disciplines—kung fu, muay thai kickboxing, and Brazilian jujitsu, to name a few. Some students work to master one discipline and others cross-train, learning a range of self-defense techniques. The classes are geared to specific age groups; kids aged 7–12 build self-esteem and motor skills in children's classes, and adults can enroll in more intensive courses and workshops on topics such as knife-defense techniques.
The instructors at Broadwing Martial Arts understand that every person is built differently. That's why they tailor their kickboxing and karate lessons to emphasize clients' strengths and minimize their weaknesses. Each lesson integrates a variety of martial-arts styles, such as muay thai and tae kwon do, allowing students to gravitate toward the form best suited to their body and personality.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?? Our martial-arts classes are a great way to instill confidence, build strength and agility, control weight, sharpen focus, increase self-discipline and respect, reduce stress, and develop coordination in a fun environment where you will build lasting friendships with positive, like-minded individuals.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?? At Tiger Woo's World Class Tae Kwon Do, we are dedicated to maintaining an encouraging atmosphere and learning environment. It is our intention to balance positive discipline and a high level of expectation with respect, enthusiasm, encouragement, and support.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?? From the beginning of my Tae Kwon Do training, I learned from my master, that Tae Kwon Do training is so positive and life changing. It has truly made a difference in my life and the lives of so many. The life skills you learn really incorporate into your life whether you're a child or an adult. I can see the positive impact it has made in so many lives and that is why I choose to share it with others.
What do you love most about your job?? I love to see my students develop positive life skills through their daily training. When parents let me know that they see a positive change in their child that also lets me know I am doing my job right. It makes me very happy that I can make a difference in my students' lives.
There's seldom a silent moment at Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy. Ten indoor courts and four outdoor clay courts reverberate with the metronomic sound of baseline rallies and shuffling feet. On these courts, players of all abilities?ranging from "casual" to "serious" to "advanced"?take advantage of instructional clinics and lessons or they can join a league to get more match play. Kids as young as 4 begin their path to aces and winners in the junior program, which uses modern training techniques such as custom balls that make it easier for youngsters to learn proper mechanics. Ball machines facilitate independent practice sessions, and a pro shop equips players with new rackets, shoes, and strings, which make air-guitar sessions look more realistic.