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6 Activities for the Manliest of Men

6 Activities for the Manliest of Men

What does it mean to be a man? Do you have to be like Hemingway and spend a year fighting bulls? Are you the kind of guy who shows up to a gunfight with only fists? Have you traveled the world by hauling coal on a freighter?

To be manly, some may say you need to be a Renaissance man, relaying stories about your days saving a squirrels from being road kill and that two-year period you were a brewer in Bavaria. Working the 9-5, there may not be time to easily trek through the Oregon forest and wrestle bears, but there’s always time to sip martinis like Bond. Stay thirsty, my friend, and check out how to be more manly in NYC.

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    Samurai Sword Fighting - East Village
    Samurai Sword Fighting - East Village

    Yoshi Amao

    You are the one that has seen every Bruce Lee movie and loves Japanese culture. This samurai sword fighting class dedicated to Samurai Sword Soul Style is the perfect way to feed those interests. Each class will walk you through a 3-step process based on Waki Style Tate, Kendo, Karate, Iaido and Japanese Classical Dance. First, you will practice basic sword techniques, such as gripping, breathing, and footwork. Next, you will experiment with sword contact via offensive and defensive moves. Finally, you?ll learn choreography.

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    Parkour
    Parkour

    STREB

    Express yourself in an environment without limitations. In Parkour, there?s no plateau -- you can raise yourself higher. This contemporary form of street acrobatics empowers you to travel alone and experience the rugged terrain of New York City. STREB?s Parkour class enhances your kinesthetic and spatial awareness in the urban environment, as you will focus on strength, endurance, movement, and artistry.

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    Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses
    Signature Dishes from Classic American Steakhouses

    Institute of Culinary Education

    Women like men who cook. Men like men who cook. According to our math, it seems as though both men and women like food so much they could live off it. This cooking class is dedicated to the best meat of all: Steak. Does it get manlier than cooking and devouring steaks by the pound? No, not really.

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    German Slang
    German Slang

    Fluent City

    Manly men can communicate with all, whether it be a lost tourist from Nepal or the bratty coworker Jersey. While romantic men speak French and foody men speak Italian, manly men speak German, the language of beer and sausage.

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    Krav Maga
    Krav Maga

    International Krav Maga New York

    Do you lack basic self defense skills? Try Krav Maga, the self-defense system used by the Israeli Defense Forces. This class is designed for all beginners in mind as you will learn the principles of Krav Maga, while covering the basic stances and techniques. Learn preventative behavior, recognize the weak points of the body, and begin to build strength, speed, flexibility and balance. In a city like New York, basic self defense maneuvers are practical and essential. Why not have some fun while learning them?

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    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary
    Hike and Wolf Sanctuary

    Discover Outdoors

    Cave man is manly man.

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