Brooklyn Sports Club's mission isn't just about getting people fit—it's also about getting them to have a good time. The club emphasizes the communal aspect of working out with plenty of group activities and family-friendly programs for all ages. Children as young as six months can participate in swim classes in the competition-size lap pool, and there are several martial-arts programs for older kids.
Adult members can take advantage of any of BSC's facilities, including a boxing studio and a group fitness studio that hosts everything from Zumba to Hatha yoga. There's plenty of space for solo workouts on the fitness floor, including a 14,000-square-foot section with weights and a 5,000-square-foot area with
computerized ellipticals and stair climbers. Here, certified personal trainers teach clients how to lift effectively and properly unwrap a protein bar. To help members further enjoy their time at the gym, there's a massage spa and a sun deck that occasionally hosts live music.
The more than a dozen brick-and-mortar locations that make up Ultimate Champions Taekwondo Association share not only a style of combat, but a teaching philosophy as well. Tracing the lineage of their combative art back to Grandmaster Sang K. Oh, the instructors adhere to his teachings, exemplified by the quote, "The person who can defeat others with flashy techniques but is without love toward his fellow man will in the end defeat himself." Students use the physical empowerment of mastering jumps, kicks, and weapons to arm themselves with discipline, confidence, concentration, self-respect, and courtesy for others.
Outside of the classroom, the organization reaches out to the tri-state community with ample demonstrations of some of their most exciting techniques. Practitioners soar skyward in flying kicks or fill the air with the whirring blows of nunchakus, bos, and kamas. Fists slam through boards, balloons, and bricks to demonstrate the striking power of tae kwon do and the structural flaws in the Three Little Pigs' panic room.
Take a moment to be in the present and focus on getting centered with a relaxing yoga class from Midwood Martial Arts in Brooklyn.
Be sure to visit the restaurant at this studio for a delicious meal.
Got kids? No problem at Midwood Martial Arts! This studio is a fantastic spot for families to hang together.
Yogis swear by Midwood Martial Arts' steamy stretches, which aim to improve flexibility, health, and wellness.
Combining self-defense techniques with high-intensity cardio, these kickboxing classes offer the ultimate full-body workout.
Surprise yourself with the level of fitness you'll achieve when you start training in MMA with one of their fabulous instructors.
These Zumba classes provide a full-body workout that feels more like a dance party than a workout.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
If you feel like saving gas, opt for public transportation, with stops conveniently located at Avenue H (Q), Avenue J (Q), and Newkirk Ave. (B, Q).
As a 10-year veteran of the Israeli Defense Force, Daniel Elyashiv understands that protecting yourself and others is a difficult undertaking. He headed the counter terrorism division of his unit, and taught hundreds of fellow soldiers the most efficient and effective methods of self-defense in combat zones. At Krav Maga Crash, Elyashiv strives to teach his students those same lessons while helping them get fit.
He has developed his own twist on the fighting technique, drawing upon a blend of krav maga, judo, jiujitsu, and martial arts. His classes are centered on fending off punches, kicks, and chokes, and disarming an assailant with moves that work with the body's innate reflexes, such as the tickling someone even harder when they’ve tickled you. This allows you to defend instinctively with minimal effort, but that doesn’t mean you won’t work up a sweat during class. The high-intensity classes are also designed with shedding pounds and building chiseled muscles in mind.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We are a family oriented organization that offer High quality Martial arts
and fitness classes at affordable prices. We focus on Discipline, Respect, Confidence and a never give up attitude. We also offer classes on Sundays at clients request.
Is your location strictly for adults, or can kids participate as well?
Students can start from the age of 3. After that there is no age restriction.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
To help keep individuals off the streets by offering a safe environment where they can express themselves and learn positive life lessons to make them assets to our community.
What do you love most about your job?
Seeing the positive changes that Red Tiger Jiu Jitsu Ryu has made in the life of so many.
Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first Amerikick in 1967 and has since taught several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students karate and self-defense. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Chinese and Japanese martial-arts styles—including kenpo and tae kwon do—with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Amerikick's seasoned instructors also each possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer's belt of live cobras.