Martial arts at Granite City's Murdocks Tae Kwon Do USA is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Think on your feet, get rid of stress and learn new self-defense movements in this MMA class.
Pack quite the punch practicing kickboxing.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When asked about their teaching qualifications, the instructors at Finney's HIT Squad—including Jesse Finney himself—all point to their win records. All of them have a competitive fighting history in their chosen disciplines, and several have earned championships or black belts. As full-time employees of the gyms, they school guests on MMA, kickboxing, boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and wrestling. They also access their inside knowledge of the industry for fighter-development programs, which strive to transform beginners into professional combatants without stuffing them into hollowed-out punching-bag cocoons for 5 years. For amateurs and experts alike, they assert that "you fight how you train," and aim to simulate official rounds inside their onsite cages, boxing rings, and matted arenas. In 2011, their professional chops helped Finney's HIT Squad take the title of Best MMA Gym in the Riverfront Times Best of St Louis feature.
Despite their investment in competitions, however, the staffers view the two gyms as all-inclusive spaces. Whether they are instilling confidence in children through kids' jujitsu, orienting a new member to the fitness equipment, or leading a women-only martial-arts class, they mentor students of all backgrounds.
Self-defense, a new hobby, a future career in MMA competition—there are many reasons a person might set foot into Watson Martial Arts for the first time. But chances are the decision has something to do with the studio's talented team of instructors, who boast a resume that other martial artists can only hope to punch apart in envy.
Take head jiu-jitsu and MMA instructor Kyle Watson for instance. A veteran of UFC competitions, Kyle has traveled the globe to train and enter competitions, picking up numerous medals for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu along the way. He even made it to the semi-finals on season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter.
Things start much simpler than all that, of course. Watson Martial Arts' programs begin with fundamental classes, and students of any skill level should be able to find an appropriate class on the schedule. But whether for beginners or advanced students, each class tends to follow roughly the same pattern: a brief warm-up period, an instructor demonstration, some guided drills, and, finally, a period of intense practice, perhaps even with opponent resistance.
More than a century ago, the architects of The Lemp Brewery complex faced a problem: how should they keep their beer cold? Refrigerators weren't yet around, and it'd be too difficult to tow an iceberg down from the Arctic. Their solution: going 100 feet
underground, where old caves were naturally cool... or so they thought. In fact, the chilly air here wasn't caused by lack of sunlight—it was the result of an ancient curse.
Today, visitors can still tour the subterranean brewery, now appropriately known as the Abyss. It's hardly abandoned. Around every turn waits a new monster, none of whom are friendly enough to offer any complimentary growlers.
The Abyss is just one of Scarefest's three chilling destinations. Creepyworld houses 12 attractions, including a series of mazes filled with everything from burning cars to ravenous zombies. In another part of town, a haunted house known as The Darkness
plunges visitors into a world of terror. In its two-decade history, the haunted house has even shown up on national TV, which is not too bad a gig for a place infested by deranged clowns.
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Kum sung martial arts system is a balanced system of traditional martial arts blended with modern techniques, ancient phillosphies, and modern psychology. We teach Taekwondo, Hapkido, Weapons(Sword,Nunchucks,Bo staff,Kamas, Sai & Much More)
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The sounds of flailing feet and fists correctly striking padded opponents pervade Absolute Martial Arts’ 3,600-square-foot facility, where students learn how to lose weight, tone up, and defend themselves simultaneously. Atop a large mat that the staff disinfects daily, professional instructors lead structured muay-thai kickboxing classes that slowly introduce exercisers to the fundamentals of the 1,000-year-old sport, which is similar to kickboxing and dissimilar to napping. Many of the trainers, including Thai-native Master Toddy, boast years of extensive training and practice, pushing students beyond their perceived limits but always keeping their safety in mind. It also offers Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed-martial-arts classes to allow students a chance to explore new forms or augment their muay-thai practice.