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    Women's Self-Defense

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    Are you looking to learn some self-defense tips to help keep yourself safe? This class, geared towards women, has been running for over 18 years as a free tool in the community for any female interested in learning more about physical safety. Punching and kicking techniques from the perspective of a martial arts discipline are emphasized, along with learning how to take down an attacker. Women are welcome to take this self-defense class and learn vital and indispensable self-defense skills. Discover the ins and outs of protecting yourself from harm!
    Women's Self-Defense

    122 2nd Ave, New York

    • Learn the techniques and physical skills necessary to protect yourself in this women's self defense class
    • Arm yourself with a heightened awareness while staying safe and secure from potential attackers
    • Class is for women only
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    54 positive reviews
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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

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    You're walking down a dark alley, a sketchy neighborhood, whatever you like, and a giant, threatening figure is coming right at you. Do you want to give up and hope the bigger person shows mercy...or do you want to level the playing field and bring your opponent to the ground- no matter how small you are? In this free-trial, introductory class, you'll discover that, in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, size certainly isn't everything. In an environment that's perfect for beginners, you'll go over the basics of grappling, ground fighting, and all the rest! Plus you'll build confidence, get a great workout...and take those crucial first steps in learning how to protect yourself
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    123 E 12th St, New York

    • Go over the basic fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
    • Learn a martial art that allows a smaller person to defend against a bigger opponent
    • Gain the confidence that only comes from knowing how to protect yourself
    • No experience necessary
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    7 positive reviews
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    Karate Introduction Class

    Seido Karate is a Japanese style of Karate founded by Grandmaster Tadashi Nakamura. The 23rd Street Dojo (School) is the World Headquarters, with affiliated schools around the world. The goal of Seido Karate is the physical, mental and spiritual growth of its students. At Seido, the competition is with yourself, not with others. The instructors are not concerned with whether you are better or worse than someone else. Their only goal is that each day, when you leave, you are a little better than when you came. Come and see what Seido Karate is all about. Challenge yourself to learn, work out and improve yourself. Bring sweatpants, a T-shirt, and your fighting spirit.
    Karate Introduction Class

    61 W 23rd St, New York

    • Learn the fundamentals of karate, including proper stance and basic punches
    • Improve your strength, fitness, and cardio through this non-traditional workout
    • Practice self-defense moves that you can employ in real-life situations
    • No experience necessary
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    Japanese Swordsmanship Genbukan

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    If the Walking Dead has taught you anything, it's that knowing how to use a Japanese sword is incredibly useful in the zombie apocalypse. Don't be unprepared if the dead start rising. Aikido of Westchester is best way to learn the artform of properly handling a Japanese sword. You'll learn to unsheath, cut, and sheath your sword with finesse and proper technique. While the swords look and feel real, they are perfectly safe to use, so don't worry about injuring yourself or others. Get in touch with your inner Michonne and learn how brandish a Japanese Sword with Aikido of Westchester.
    Japanese Swordsmanship Genbukan

    100 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains

    • Learn the Japanese art of drawing a sword and cutting
    • Receive expert advice from passionate instructors
    • Use swords that look and feel like the real thing but are perfectly safe to use
    • Practice your moves on imaginary foes
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    2 positive reviews
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    Intro to Weaponry

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    Tired of hand to hand combat? Want to liven things up a bit? Then it's time to familiarize yourself with some weaponry. Learn the basics in this instructive kung fu weapons class by Wu Tang USA. You will have the opportunity to use either a dagger, saber or staff to learn fundamental concepts and forms. Practice two man forms as well, including techniques such as blocking and timing. Each class is taught by a Wu Tang trained martial artist, who has over 10 years of experience, so you are sure to learn from the best. Take your martial arts training to a whole new level!
    Intro to Weaponry

    134-20 Northern Blvd, Queens

    • Learn the basics of weaponry
    • Practice with a dagger, saber and staff after being trained empty-handed
    • Master fundamental concepts and weapon forms, including attacking, blocking and timing
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    1 positive reviews
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    Aikido

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    A wise fighter never tries to harm his opponent, he only tries to make sure his opponent can cause no harm. That is exactly what you'll do while learning the martial art of Aikido. Aikido is all about learning to use the opponent's momentum against them. You'll learn to do just that from expert and passionate instructors at Aikido Westchester. You'll improve your coordination, balance, and stamina all while getting an extremely effective workout. Become the wise fighter you know you can be with Aikido of Westchester.
    Aikido

    100 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains

    • Learn to gently defend yourself with the Japanese martial art of Aikido
    • Receive expert advice from passionate instructors
    • Improve your balance, coordination, and stamina while practicing the basic moves of the martial art
    • Leave feeling confident and and recharged
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    2 positive reviews
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    Women-Only Open Jiu Jitsu Training

    Get ready to feel dangerous -- try out the famed art of self defense, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! You'll learn the basic principles of Jiu Jitsu by an experienced instructor so that when you get on the mat you'll be ready to go. Pick up self defense techniques that have been proven to work as you hone your fighting skills. Test your metal against women your size in regulated bouts of sparring. You may be a damsel but you won't need any rescuing after this class
    Women-Only Open Jiu Jitsu Training

    13 E 37th St, New York

    • Hop into a Jiu Jitsu class with top-level instruction and training with teaching techniques that have been proven to work
    • Learn the basics of Jiu Jitsu and be able to comfortably and competently participate in the martial art
    • Take advantage of this great training opportunity to get sparring time in with other women
    • Start mastering Jiu Jitsu in this fun class open to all levels
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    Kickboxing

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    Ever dream of landing that perfect roundhouse kick to the bad guy just like Walker Texas Ranger? Now you can learn how with this kickboxing class that's sure to kick your butt into shape. This class takes drills, calisthenics, stretching, and aerobics inspired by Muay Thai and Karate techniques, and combines them into a fun, intense workout. Along the way, you are guaranteed to improve your core strength, flexibility and coordination as your body gains that perfect fighter physique. Before you know it, you'll be in the best shape of your life and ready to take on any nemesis that gets in your way.
    Kickboxing

    4930 20th Ave, Brooklyn

    • Learn the fundamentals of kickboxing, including various kicks, punches, and forms
    • Enjoy an intense cardio workout as you tone your legs, arms and core
    • Improve strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance
    • No experience necessary
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    1 positive reviews
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    Tai Chi and Chi Gong

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    Chi Gong has many applications and benefits. At its core, Chi Gong is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness for exercise, healing, and meditation. With roots in Chinese medicine, martial arts, and philosophy, Chi Gong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance chi, or what has been translated as "intrinsic life energy." In this class. you'll hone in on several core exercises, including posture, breathing techniques, and mental focus. From a philosophical perspective, Chi Gong is believed to help develop human potential, allow access to higher realms of awareness, and awaken one's "true nature." If you're looking to clear your head and reduce your stress, Chi Gong may be the hidden answer you've been searching for.
    Tai Chi and Chi Gong

    35 Rogers Ave, Brooklyn

    • Discover the many uses of Tai Chi and Chi Gong, including exercise and healing
    • Practice and enhance your posture, breathing, and mental focus
    • Awaken your true nature by balancing your intrinsic life energy
    • No experience necessary
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    2 positive reviews
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    Krav Maga (Union Square)

    Looking for some sweet skills? Turn your body into a flurry of fury by learning Krav Maga! Developed by the Israeli military, this highly effective self-defense system incorporates elements from multiple martial arts practices, including aikido boxing, judo, and wrestling. During this all-levels class, you'll receive professional instruction in the fundamentals of Krav Maga. You'll learn through stand-alone and partner drills, and hone your combat thinking during controlled sparring sessions. The dynamic environment provided by Krav Maga Experts makes room for both beginners and experts alike, so you'll have the opportunity to hone your skills against all levels of opponent. In the process of training, you'll also find yourself getting in a great workout, and developing the confidence and focus of someone trained in the martial arts. Plus, telling people you practice Krav Maga automatically makes you the coolest person in the room.
    Krav Maga (Union Square)

    99 University Pl , New York

    • Discover a powerful and efficient self-defense style that incorporates elements from several martial arts
    • Develop key skills in Krav Maga, such as powerful counter-attacks, fast reaction time, and strategic hand-to-hand combat thinking
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout that will help you develop muscle tone and body awareness
    • Experience the confidence boost that comes from developing martial arts proficiency
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