The stiff white collar that comes with an eight-hour-a-day desk job can feel pretty stifling. Steve Kozakov opened Slava Boxing to help America's office workforce cut loose, beating stress and inactivity in his high-energy boxing classes. Steve sticks to the classic training principles and exercises that professional fighters use when getting in the ring, though there's one key difference: He never expects his students to actually fight. Instead, he treats his regimens as a fun way to get into shape, make a few friends, and blow off some pent up steam, preferably while releasing the long, high-pitched scream of a teakettle on the hunt.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
We teach traditional Taekwondo as created by the founder. We move students through the ranks based on skill and knowledge, we are not a belt factory . Every rank is earned.
Our classes are family classes allowing parents and their children to train together making it a valuable family activity .
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Relax. Everyone starts as a Beginner. We have students of all levels in our classes. Because of our family atmosphere an our awesome instructors, you will feel welcome.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I trained in martial arts as a child and took a break as an adult. When my 11 year old daughter showed interest, it wasn't long before I was on the floor training with her and eventually earned my Black Belt. That led to a new passion that has stayed with me for the past 18 years.
What do you love most about your job?
I love making a difference in the lives our students and seeing them reach their goal of Black Belt. I am passionate about self defense and equipping our students with life saving skills. Seeing our students grow in confidence and character is very rewarding.
Led by the school's instructors, the staff at My Dojo knows that it takes more than just classes to help clients get in shape. While their classes, including kickboxing and karate, certainly kicks things into gear, proper nutrition fuels and facilitates further bodily change. That's why the instructors help clients by doling out nutritional tips in class and fields personal questions during one-on-one sessions. My Dojo offers a varied roster of classes at their multiple locations, classes that help students with their physical and emotional well-being. Classes include karate for kids, karate for adults, kickboxing, yoga, afterschool martial arts, and personal training,
Light floods the cozy studio and streams through the wall-to-wall windows to bounce off the mirrors lining the practice space. High-energy music thumps through in the studio, giving students the extra oomph needed to motor through cardio moves or shake hips in a variety of fitness classes. Latin-inspired Zumba and ME (Movement & Energy) classes keep the mood playful, while stretch classes offer a tranquil respite in which muscles can elongate or practice imitating rubber bands. Expert instructors fuse yoga, ballet, and Pilates in barre classes, which help tone and sculpt muscles in 45- to 60-minute sessions.
Sports fans flock to Webster's Kuk Sool Won-Bay Area for a fun day away.
These kickboxing classes incorporate a combination of self-defense fundamentals and cardio, providing you with a challenging full-body workout.
When you need an emergency dose of motivation to keep your fitness goals going, you'll want to rely on the amazing team of personal trainers available here.
Give your body a real workout with a terrific cross fit workout.
This class incorporates a wide variety of MMA drills and techniques, allowing you to get the most out of your workout.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Martial arts at Webster's American Combative Systems is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Check out the restaurant at this studio for a delicious meal.
Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join in the fun at this studio.
These kickboxing classes will teach you how to properly use your upper and lower body during self-defense.
A MMA class is a great way to let your anger out and learn the basics of fighting and self-defense.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.