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    XingYi Chuan Basics (1 hr)

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    Experience the fundamentals of XingYi Chuan, a Chinese Taoist art used for self-defense. during this beginners class! This unique style of fighting is based on the 5 elements, focusing on utilizing breath, the Earth, rooting skills, and transmission of chi (inner wisdom) through the body to be expressed explosively through the hands. Practice basic exercises to improve your proper body alignment and flexibility under the guidance of an expert, and learn techniques to apply in both empty hand forms and weapons training. This art, similar to all internal martial 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!
    XingYi Chuan Basics (1 hr)

    7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park

    • Experience the fundamentals of XingYi Chuan, 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 the necessary skills to defend yourself in any sort of situation
    • No experience necessary
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    Yang Tai Chi Basics

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    Introduce yourself to Tai Chi, a time-tested set of exercises that gently improves the health of internal organs and fosters greater balance and mind-body connection. This introductory class will expose you to a form of moving meditation, as well as an effective system of self-defense. The basic concept taught by your instructors will be that by combining proper body alignment, breath control and mind set, you can retrain yourself to return the body to the suppleness and energy of a child, but have the mind and wisdom of an ever-evolving adult. The curriculum includes empty hand forms, breathing exercises, Tai Chi sword, Push Hands, body awareness training and self-defense. Start your journey today!
    Yang Tai Chi Basics

    7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park

    • Experience the fundamentals of Tai Chi, 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
    • Train with empty hand forms, breathing exercises, and the Tai Chi sword
    • Learn the necessary skills to defend yourself in any sort of situation
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    Taijigong

    Ever heard of Yin and Yang? Learn the Taoist teaching in this Taijigong class while also improving your mind and body with the help of professional instructors. Through unique exercises and practices, you'll uncover your Taji, or "Supreme Ultimate" state of infinite potential. You will learn the four basic aspects of Taijigong in a safe and welcoming environment. The first aspect of Taijigong, Eight Pieces of Brocade, will allow you to activate your Qi (internal energy), strengthen internal organs, enhance flexibility, and improve physiological functioning. The second, known as the Taiji Essential Movements, will introduce you to the basic movements from Tai Chi Chuan designed to improve structural integrity, core strength, and body alignment. The latter forms, Zhan Zhuang and Microcosmic Orbit, are the last pieces of the puzzle -- these fundamental aspects are designed to help you focus on the meditative principles of Taijigong. Become the martial artist you were born to be!
    Taijigong

    600 Carlisle Dr, Herndon

    • Learn traditional Taijigong from certified instructors
    • Master Taijigong forms and relaxation techniques
    • Grow in mind and body while learning valuable life skills
    • Unwind with stretching and physical conditioning
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    Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Fairfax)

    Got a problem with a giant? All you need is a little leverage. The martial arts style of Jiu Jitsu teaches that when it comes to physical confrontation, smarts, body positioning, and joint manipulation will win out over size and strength just about any time. That's why BJJ has risen to become the one of the popular martial arts for both mixed martial arts competition and self-defense in recent years. This class offers a safe, controlled environment to pick up the fundamentals of this exciting style, developing instincts and situational intelligence through practice and repetition. BJJ is also a great way to get in shape, increasing strength, coordination, and flexibility, while developing your confidence. It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. And the size of the dog's brain.
    Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Fairfax)

    9512 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax

    • Learn the fundamentals of one of the most effective self-defense martial arts in practice today
    • Master a potent style, and develop reaction time and strategic hand-to-hand combat thinking
    • Get a great cardiovascular workout that will also help you develop muscle and body tone
    • Discover a martial arts practice that will push you to your limits and develop your confidence
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    Muay Thai Foundations

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    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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    Judo

    If you enjoy moving your body, learning new skills, and exercising with a group of like-minded and dedicated individuals, sport Judo is perfect for you! This type of modern Judo focuses on sport competition, and consists of throws, pins, and submission techniques. There is no striking, punching, elbowing, or kicking, making it perfect for you no matter your shape, size or fitness level. Bring your enthusiasm and learn useful self-defense skills like how to disable opponents, while you begin to reshape how you move and think. Discover for yourself everything Judo has to offer you!
    Judo

    1401 7th St NW, Washington

    • Judo is an Olympic sport and a martial art. Join us for these free classes!
    • Focus on sport competition Judo, practicing throws, pins, and submission techniques
    • Exercise with a group of like minded and dedicated people in an encouraging environment
    • Gain a killer cardio workout while toning muscle and learning practical self-defense skills
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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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    Combat Submission Wrestling

    Alright, champ, let's get one thing straight. This isn't any masked luchador, WWF-style fake fighting nonsense. This is the real deal. Come down to Relentless MMA, and learn the fundamentals of combat submission wrestling in a highly energetic environment, where safety and technique are paramount! Throughout this program, you'll be trained extensively in all ranges, including striking, takedowns, submission wrestling, and submission fighting. You'll be in the best shape of your life in no time, ready for whatever situation that you're thrown into. If you are interested in MMA competition, or just want a challenging and highly rewarding workout, then this class is for you!
    Combat Submission Wrestling

    14700 K Flint Lee Rd, Chantilly

    • Learn the fundamentals of submission combat, including striking, takedowns, and finishing submissions
    • Get in the best shape of your life while learning valuable self-defense skills
    • Enjoy a safe, highly energetic class environment
    • Prepare yourself for MMA competition, or just get a challenging and rewarding workout
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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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    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Foundations

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    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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