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    Self Defense (Studio Fitness)

    If there's anything that reports on the news, action movies, and crime shows teach us, it's that self-defense is a practical and useful skill to have. But you can't just learn one martial art and call it a day! You need to learn how to handle real-life situations, which may involve attackers with weapons or even multiple attackers at once. Learn to keep yourself safe with this self-defense class, which combines different martial arts to give you a more eclectic background! Pick up moves and skills that can be traced to Kung Fu, Karate, Tai Chi, Qigong, Capoeira, and even Tae Kwon Do. You'll train your body to become more physically fit and alert to your surroundings. In addition, the course will cover how to handle weapons such as guns and knives. Don't let anyone get the jump on you -- learn how to effectively defend yourself!
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    Self Defense (Studio Fitness)

    2215 Lawrence St, Houston

    • Learn practical self-defense in a class that emphasizes an eclectic study of martial arts
    • Practice moves from a blend of Kung Fu, Karate, Tai Chi, Qigong, Capoeira, and Tae Kwon Do
    • Increase your overall physical strength and alertness through training exercises
    • Be able to handle weapons such as guns and knives -- an integral part of danger in the real world
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    Outdoor Tai Chi

    Tai Chi is a gentle, meditative practice derived from a Chinese martial art, and known for its ability to decrease stress, boost energy levels, and improve mobility. That's why this class is the perfect time for a little self-reflection- that, and its location beside the reflective pool of the modern Rothko Chapel. You'll participate in slow, repetitive motions that will immediately evoke a sense of peace of mind, and leave feeling both emotionally balanced and full of positive intentions. This is a great way to partake in some low impact activity and escape from the tumult of everyday life. And after you're finished, you can admire the reflection your rejuvenated self in the pool.
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    Outdoor Tai Chi

    1409 Sul Ross St, Houston

    • Discover a meditative martial art with roots deep in ancient Chinese culture
    • Experience holistic health benefits including stress reduction, and increased focus and mobility
    • Reverse the toils of fast-paced living by slowing things down during a peaceful respite
    • Practice by the reflective pool of the modern Rothko Chapel
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    Women's Boxing

    If you've been feeling stressed out lately, then boxing is the perfect outlet for you Imagine the face of all your worries smack-dab in the middle of the punching bag, and let it all loose! Plus, you'll be getting a great workout while you vent. A combination of cardio and strength training, boxing will tone every muscle in your body, from your arms and core down to your legs. You'll learn the fundamentals behind the combat sport, practicing your stances in an offensive and defensive capacity. Join a long league of women boxers whose legacy began in 1876 during the first women's boxing fight in the US! It is important to note how much boxing has grown in America recently, and its potential as a sport and a physical exercise. Fight stress, get fit, and go home safe!
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    Women's Boxing

    6423 Richmond Ave, Houston

    • Learn the fundamentals of boxing in a supportive women-only environment
    • Study self-defense techniques that will prepare you for potential dangerous situations
    • Tone every muscle in your body, from your arms and core down to your legs
    • Get motivated by an energetic, experienced trainer
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    Capoeira

    Hone your mental and physical awareness through the unique Afro-Brazilian martial art called capoeira! On the outside, capoeira looks almost like a graceful, fluid dance -- a combination of music and deft acrobatics. However, capoeira is actually very powerful and calculated, throwing martial arts into the mix. During this class, you'll get a preliminary grasp on the fundamentals of capoeira, putting yourself on the path to developing your strength, coordination, flexibility, endurance, and self-awareness. Come join this is a brilliant fusion of fight and dance!
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    Capoeira

    12260 Gulf Fwy, Houston

    • Learn the fundamentals of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian self-defense system
    • Practice this rewarding combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics
    • Improve your strength, coordination, flexibility, and endurance
    • Increase your mental concentration and self-awareness
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    Sparring

    If you want to take your self defense abilities a step further, why not pair the martial art of Wing Tsun and the practice of sparring? In this class, you'll focus exclusively on fighting applications of the movements and principles practiced in regular classes and how to use Wing Tsun to defeat opponents using other fighting styles. Houston Backyard's Sparring classes are, first and foremost, committed to your enjoyment. You'll feel more comfortable working hard in this relaxed and friendly environment. The instructors here are dedicated making your experience feel like a two-hour vacation from stress, boredom, and everyday routines.
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    Sparring

    7100 Clarewood Dr, Houston

    • Apply your knowledge of Wing Tsun to the sparring game
    • Learn how to fight better than the average guy in a professional yet relaxing environment
    • Gain self-confidence and knowledge on personal defense, body mechanics, and more
    • Enjoy a free trial of this fun, stress-buster class
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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Come down to Sinha Capoeira for a rousing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class! BJJ teaches you to bring down your opponents, no matter how big they are, by bringing the fight to the ground. In this class, you'll start by learning the basics of doing this before moving onto more advanced techniques. You'll quickly be rolling, throwing, countering, grappling, and more. Plus, you'll get to work with an expert instructor who'll push you to give it all you've got. What are you waiting for? Sign up today!
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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    12260 Gulf Fwy, Houston

    • Learn the basics of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a wondrous traditional martial-art
    • Practice throwing, rolling, grappling, and more under the tutelage of an old pro
    • Get in the best shape of your life, building strength, agility, and endurance
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