Since opening its doors in 1998, Language Stars has introduced more than 30,000 children to foreign languages with small-group classes and full-immersion activities. Through a selective process, Language Stars recruits ambitious teachers from more than 20 countries who share a common goal of revolutionizing how and when American children learn foreign languages. Parents and Tots Classes are available for children between 1–3 years old, and Kids Only classes are available for children 3–5, 5–8 and 8–10 years old. Absorbent little minds soak up Spanish, Mandarin, French, German, or Arabic with the help of their FunImmersion approach, learning naturally through games, songs, activities and art projects to help kids finally understand their foreign-exchange imaginary friends.
Trapped against the ropes? Pinned on the ground? Faced with multiple opponents? It doesn't matter the scenario, the instructors at Academy of Self Defense teach ways to defend yourself in any situation. Some of their classes, such as Thai Boxing or MMA, focus on the skills adults need to succeed in the ring. Others, such as Systema—a martial art form developed by the Russian special forces, train students how to rely on natural instincts to ward off attackers in the real world. Kids' karate classes, meanwhile, not only cover self defense moves, but also character building techniques that carry over into schoolwork and home life. The coaches also lead a fight team, which includes two professional fighters, ten amateur fighters, and one guy who knows where to score really colorful shorts.
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What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We're of few who offer reading and communicating in the only language spoken by every human, all over the world!
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We recommend student bring paper and preferred writing instrument. All other hand-outs and materials will be provided.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
55% of communication is conducted through nonverbal elements, yet it's rare that anyone takes the time to become adept at understanding body language signals. Instead of just teaching in graded classes, I wanted to bring this opportunity to understand beyond what a person says to the general public.
What do you love most about your job?
Watching students come alive to their surroundings as they practice "reading" the constant information feed of those around them. It's just as exciting for me to watch as it is for them to experience. Seeing them become more confident, communicate more effectively, & listening to their stories.
Indiana Tech, a premier travel destination in Munster, is a great place to spend your time off.
There are plenty of parking options located within the area, making it easy for drivers to find quick and safe parking.
Students should bring: Bottle of water
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Average class length: 30-60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Guests allowed: No
Parking: Free street parking
Pro Tip: Bring a positive attitude and interest in the spirit of martial arts.
Q&A with the Admin With Instructor
Exercise is challenging, and people frequently give up on their fitness routines. How do you keep clients motivated?
We keep our students motivated by providing a challenging curriculum in a supportive environment. Most students come to our school already with an interest in the culture of Chinese martial arts. It is exciting to learn about a rich tradition first hand from teachers who have trained most of their lives professionally in China.
What's the most radical physical transformation you've seen a client make?
We focus on helping students make a healthy physical transformation. We've seen our students improve their balance, their reflexes, and their posture as well as gain more self-confidence and find new friendships at the school.
What is a typical session of your program or class like for a student?
A typical group class begins with warm ups, stretching, and practicing the basic movements and forms for the style (Kung Fu, Tai Chi, or Sanshou) of the class the student is attending.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Chinese martial arts is not just about self-defense or how to make your body stronger, it's about promoting peace, keeping your body healthy, and caring about others. Kung Fu can help you discover yourself.