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    Capoeira Trial Class

    Capoeira (pronounced ka-poo-eyh-rah) is an Afro-Brazilian martial art and self-defense discipline that brings together fighting techniques, acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs, in a rhythmic dialogue of the body, mind, and spirit. Come experience the empowerment of an inspiring martial art and realize your full potential as a responsible, confident, productive member of society during this beginner’s class! You’ll learn basic moves like kicks, defenses, and turns, all the while getting a killer cardio workout and toning every muscle in your body. Take the first rhythmic steps towards a better you today!
    Capoeira Trial Class

    837-D Rockville Pike, Rockville

    • Experience the vast benefits of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art and self-defense discipline
    • Combine fighting techniques, acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs in a rhythmic dialogue of the body and mind
    • Get a killer cardio workout while improving muscle tone and stamina
    • No experience necessary
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    Muay Thai Foundations

    Here’s a quick history lesson: Muay Thai, or Thai boxing, is an ancient martial art that dates back over 1000 years, and was used by Thai warriors to defend their country from Burmese invaders. Like kickboxing, but with an exciting twist of aerobics, Thai boxing has been used for centuries to build strength, endurance, power of concentration, determination, self-confidence and discipline. Here’s where you come in. In this introductory class, you’ll begin to build familiarity with the basic techniques and building blocks of the art of Muay Thai. Get ready to learn from dedicated instructors who believe that a strong foundation will be the key to your success and safety. And who knows? You might just fall in love with the fight.
    Muay Thai Foundations

    1041 S Edgewood St, Arlington

    • Learn the basics of Muay Thai, an exciting and aerobic form of kickboxing
    • Begin to transform your physique through intensive training and self-defense techniques
    • Build strength, stamina, and confidence through an introduction to this effective martial art
    • No experience necessary
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    Uechi-ryu Karate Trial Class

    Put some activity in your life with an Uechi-Ryu karate class! You will learn a mixture of the empty-hand maneuvers and a variety of training exercises. You’ll start your class being led through a series of warm-up exercises that emphasize stretching, coordination, and balance. Be prepared for drills used to develop timing, speed, and precision. There is also a focus on how to generate power and maintain balance through proper posture and breath control. You'll ultimately be introduced to partnered drills and free fighting. Since the backbone of Uechi-Ryu is the exercise Sanchin, you’ll develop muscle tone, spiritual concentration, dynamic strength, and powerful movement. It’s a great way to get in shape while learning a unique martial art!
    Uechi-ryu Karate Trial Class

    4001 Brandywine St, NW, Washington

    • Train yourself in the diverse discipline of Uechi-Ryu karate and learn about its diverse forms
    • Use warm-up exercises to maximize your training and reach your fullest potential
    • Learn how to generate power and manage balance, posture, and breath control
    • Enjoy the physical benefits of learning and training in a mind, body, and spirit martial art
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    Self-Defense Class

    This class is your one stop shop for all around self-defense proficiency. Under the guidance of your expert instructor, you’ll learn the powerful kicks, punches, blocks, and throws of karate, the intense submission holds and joint locks of ground fighting, and the no-frills, super effective techniques of military-style self-defense. As you practice, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to defend yourself in any situation. The impressive strength and speed you get while you train won’t hurt either.
    Self-Defense Class

    5017 Wilson Ln, Bethesda

    • Experience an effective all-around self-defense class
    • Put power and control behind kicks, punches, and strikes
    • Grapple, wrestle, and pin your opponent into submission
    • Build strength, speed, and the confidence to defend yourself in any situation
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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    The best martial arts classes are the ones that give you a full, comprehensive understanding of techniques and philosophies -- this Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) class does exactly that. You will learn in a program that mixes technique with training and fitness. You'll be enamored by the beautiful art of BJJ and practice grappling and ground fighting methods with the goal of gaining a dominant position during a fight. During this class, you'll be taught how to use locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. Whether you’re looking to get in shape or simply to prepare yourself for competitive sparring, this class will be what you need in order to achieve your goals. Come train in a dedicated and motivated environment!
    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    1630 14th St NW, Washington

    • Learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the self-defense and conditioning techniques
    • Explore the fundamentals such as grappling and ground fighting moves
    • Prepare for the fierce and intense competition of sparring
    • Get in great shape whether it’s for competition or fitness
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    BaGua Zhang Basics (1 hr)

    Experience the fundamentals of BaGua Zhang, a Chinese Taoist art used for self-defense, during this beginners class! In this class, practice basic exercises to improve your proper body alignment and flexibility under the guidance of an expert, and learn how to defend against attackers coming at you from 8 surrounding directions -- effectively never leaving any part of your body vulnerable! This art, similar to all internal arts, will challenge and stimulate you physically, mentally, as well as spiritually, and impart you with an extensive knowledge of useful self-defense skills which may come in handy when you least expect it!
    BaGua Zhang Basics (1 hr)

    7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park

    • Experience the fundamentals of BaGua Zhang, a Chinese Taoist art used for self-defense
    • Practice basic exercises to improve your proper body alignment and flexibility under the guidance of an expert
    • Learn how to defend against attackers coming at you from 8 surrounding directions
    • No experience necessary
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    Beginner Barehand Wushu

    Crouch like a tiger, hit like Bruce Lee. Wushu is the term for traditional Chinese martial arts, including kung fu and wing chun. Popularized in the West by stars like Bruce Lee and Jet Li, Wushu is fast, versatile, and if you’ve seen any of their movies, you know it’s downright awesome. You’ll learn techniques like kicking, punching, and blocking, bare hand combat, as well as energy-channeling practices like tai chi. By learning several styles of Wushu, you will be prepared for many different self-defense scenarios. With drunken bare hand, long fist, southern fist, and white ape fist, strengthen both your body and mind in a supportive, focused environment.
    Beginner Barehand Wushu

    2929-D Eskridge Rd, Fairfax

    • Learn the fundamentals of traditional Chinese martial arts
    • Kick, punch, and block as you train in several complementary styles of Wushu
    • Strengthen both your body and your mind with beginner bare hand fundamentals
    • No experience necessary
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    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Foundations

    Grapple, take down, control, and dominate! Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is widely considered the most dependable and effective of all the martial arts. This method of combat features a “feet to floor” mentality where you will receive expert instruction on fundamental techniques to take down and control any resisting opponent in ways that will force them to submit. This beginner level Jiu-Jitsu class is designed to provide students with a solid understanding of the building blocks of Jiu-Jitsu, with a focus on Jiu-Jitsu-specific conditioning and theory. Take in some history, learn the basic moves, and see what you've been missing all of this time. You may have just found your next favorite activity!
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Foundations

    1041 S Edgewood St, Arlington

    • Learn the kicks, punches, and takedowns essential to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    • Build strength, stamina, and balance through grappling and ground combat
    • Get in shape while training in a safe and fun environment
    • No experience necessary.
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    Tai Chi

    Take a Tai Chi Class with the Jow Ga Shaolin Institute. In this all levels class, you’ll combine aspects of meditation and begin to heal your body in remarkable ways. The professional instructors of the Jow Ga Shaolin Institute will lead you through basic Tai Chi movements, theory and principles, Quigong (energy work), empty hand and weapons forms and applications for fitness, health, and self-defense. Break out of your comfort zone with this versatile martial art without having to break any boards or bones.
    Tai Chi

    600 Carlisle Dr, Herndon

    • Learn traditional Tai Chi in an all levels class
    • Master Tai Chi forms and relaxation techniques
    • Grow in mind and body while learning valuable life skills
    • Unwind with stretching and physical conditioning classes
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    Kung Fu and Conditioning

    Take a Kung Fu and conditioning class with the Jow Ga Shaolin Institute, and join other like-minded beginners who want to improve their body and learn methods to better handle their minds. Classes are taught by professional and certified instructors who will lead you through a progressive series of martial skill levels. You will engage in warm-ups, stretching, physical conditioning, hand and leg technique drills, stance training, forms training, sparring and self-defense applications, all with an emphasis on stretching and conditioning. Uncover the fundamentals of Kung Fu and begin your physical and mental journey today!
    Kung Fu and Conditioning

    600 Carlisle Dr, Herndon

    • Learn an alternative style of Kung Fu from certified instructors
    • Master Kung Fu forms and self-defense applications
    • Embrace challenging workouts and get into great shape
    • Unwind with stretching and physical conditioning exercises
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