From Our Editors
S.M.A. Karate's owners, Robert and Michelle Patry, brandish black belts in shotokan-ryu and goju-ryu karate in addition to gold trophies gleaned from competitions around the world. Inside the duo’s 3,000-square-foot dojo, they help students of all skill levels build strength, focus, and balance through martial-arts instruction and personal training.
Ever-changing workouts keep sessions as fresh as a tuxedo made of dryer sheets as warriors amp up endurance and flexibility. In addition to teaching karate and kung-fu to adults and kids, instructors infuse the class schedule with other calorie-torching opportunities, such as kickboxing routines and Zumba dance parties.