Steven Garavuso wanted The Bullet Ranch to be different from other ranges. After a 17-year career in law enforcement, the NRA-certified pistol instructor sought to create a welcoming and inviting facility where visitors could feel comfortable and?most importantly?safe as they learned, practiced, and purchased new equipment. This dedication to a condescension-free environment permeates the center's classes, which include safety courses for various firearms as well as concealed-carry weapon training. Firearms, apparel, accessories are all available for sale, and the onsite gunsmiths lend their services by performing maintenance inspections and detailed cleanings. The Bullet Ranch also features an outdoor archery range with 10 90-foot lanes and movable targets.
Under the tutelage of seasoned international soccer pros and former Columbus Crew players Guillermo Barros Schelotto and Gino Padula, students attain soccer savviness in group and individual instruction covering all facets of fútbol. Open to juniors of both genders between the ages 7 and 18, the academy trains beginners in basic skills such as passing, ball control, and dribbling, before moving on to higher-level lessons in defending, positioning, moving without the ball, creating and using space, and warping space-time to take corner kicks from inside the penalty box. Newly planted skills and concepts flower into friendly, intra-academy competition, in which rising Ronaldos spar with fellow campers in games that teach the value of sound team-oriented play rather than an unhealthy fixation on the contest’s outcome and who owns the broadcasting rights. Going beyond simple drills, Schelotto & Padula's active lessons stress the importance of a positive attitude and the joy of teamwork.
Increase Your Knowledge, a certified member of the American Heart Association, has been empowering people to saves lives since 1996. The organization's instructors host courses in resuscitating the heart and lungs with CPR, restoring the heartbeat with an AED device, and treating injuries with first aid. They also lead Basic Life Support classes for health-care providers.
The nonprofit New Flyers Association empowers student aviators to improve their soaring skills under the tutelage of certified flight instructors. Whether taking off for the first time on an introductory flight or logging hours in pursuit of a Sport Pilot license, pupils experience the freedom of winged travel aboard such flying machines as a Flight Design CTLS or Piper Cherokee, depending on availability. The association makes its nest in hangar A-10 at The Ohio State University?s Don Scott Airport, a general aviation airport that allows students to learn fundamentals in a professional environment that's safer than jumping from the top bunk bed.
The 4,000 square feet of climbing space at Vertical Adventures encompasses terrain for top roping, bouldering, and lead climbing under the watchful supervision of a trained staff. The gym challenges wall scramblers to test both their physical endurance and problem-solving skills as they take on the top-rope courses, which represent the majority of the routes and tower as high as 25 feet. Rather than let new patrons become overwhelmed by the variety of courses or get stranded at the top without reading material, the gym?s instructors also conduct lessons for all climbing levels to help climbers improve technique and conquer fears.
Progressive and independent filmmakers have been pushing the boundaries of the silver screen since 1950 at the Columbus International Film + Video Festival, making it one of the longest-running film festivals in the US. Among the subjects regularly questioned over the years is not only what constitutes a "film" but also what constitutes "normal" in society. The filmmaker who addresses their chosen subject best walks away with the applause of rapt audiences and the coveted Chris Award?a reference to Christopher Columbus.