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    Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

    Meet at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center and hop on a bus to begin your tour of this massive 300-acre (121-hectare) historical site. You and your knowledgeable guide will stop and explore several locations by foot for a closer look at New York's interesting naval history.

    Visit some of the yard's most intriguing places, like the 19th-century navy hospital and surgeon's house and the oldest dry dock in the US, which is still used for ship repair today.

    For more than 150 years, this yard created America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Hear how it has transformed from one of the nation's top naval shipbuilding facilities into a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. It now houses the nation's first multi-story 'green' industrial building, featuring wind turbines and wind- and solar-powered street lamps.

    To enhance your experience, see historical photographs and listen to audio clips of WW2-era workers, manufacturers and farmers.

    You'll also learn how today the manufacturing facilities are used by hundreds of companies and generate a wide range of products ranging from modular housing units to military body armor, Sweet n' Low, whiskey and movie set designs!
    Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

    63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

    • Gain unique insights into New York's naval legacy and witness the yard's transformation from Revolutionary War to today
    • Learn how Brooklyn Navy Yard became a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks
    • Experience NYC history through one of America's infamous ship yards
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    Intro to Wu Mei Kung Fu

    Everybody was Kung Fu fighting... Wu Mei Kung Fu originated as a Chinese martial art during the Ming Dynasty. During that period, Kung Fu was used as part self-defense, part hunting techniques, and part military training. You could essentially fight a Mongol and a boar with these tactics. In this combative and philosophical martial art, you'll undergo rigorous training, using kicks and punches, with a disciplined mental approach. Build a strong mind and strong body to take on any opponent. Round 1... fight!
    Intro to Wu Mei Kung Fu

    440 Lafayette Street, New York

    • Learn the foundation of Kung Fu, including its philosophy, forms, applications, and weapons
    • Undergo rigorous physical and mental training to improve your body and discipline
    • No experience necessary
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    Krav Maga (Women Only)

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    Basic self-defense skills are necessary in this world, even if you never need to use the knowledge. It is out of this necessity that Krav Maga was originated a self-defense form used most prominently by the Israeli military. At International Krav Maga, you're in good hands, ladies, as they want to help you avoid being a victim of violence. During this women's only class focused on self-protection, you'll learn how to identify possible opponents, and practice preventive behaviour in simulated realistic scenarios to train your mind and body to react quickly and effectively. While fun, this class is a real lifesaver. Don't ever be afraid to walk down the streets by yourself again!
    Krav Maga (Women Only)

    250 W 100 St, New York

    • Learn Krav Maga, an effective form of self-defense used by the Israeli military
    • Discover how to identify possible attackers, and avoid being a victim of violence
    • Practice preventive behavior in simulated realistic scenarios that train your body and mind to react quickly and effectively
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    Wu Shu

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    Originating out of self-defense, hunting, and military training, Wu Shu is quite literally the ultimate Chinese martial art. Developed as a means to standardize the traditional Chinese martial arts, Wu Shu meshes rigorous physical training, such as patterns of maneuvers, kicks and punches, with a hardened philosophical practice. This is as much an art of attack as it is an art of mental strength. With Ditan Wu Shu, you'll learn and build a solid foundation of the Wu Shu movements and concepts, such as forms, applications, and weapons. Channel your inner Jet Li and take on your next challenge... a Wu Shu class!
    Wu Shu

    37-24 24th St, Long Island City

    • Discover the Chinese national martial art of Wu Shu
    • Learn the fundamentals of Wu Shu, such as forms, applications, and weapons
    • Undergo rigorous physical and mental training to improve your body strength and discipline
    • No experience necessary
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    Krav Maga

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    Want to take your training up another notch? Try Krav Maga, the self-defense system used by the Israeli Defense Forces. This class is designed for beginners and people with no prior experience. You will go over all of the basic moves including punches, heel strikes, a number of different kicks, releases, and chokeholds. You will also learn proper falling and rolling techniques to be used in a concrete environment, making your education in Krav Maga applicable to the real world.
    Krav Maga

    164 W 25th St, New York

    • Cover basic moves such as punches, heel strikes, kicks, releases, and chokeholds
    • Learn how to properly fall and roll in a concrete environment
    • No experience necessary
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    Foundation of Jiu Jitsu

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    From white belts to world champions, this class is a great opportunity to clean up your core aspects of Jiu Jitsu. You'll receive instruction and drilling from an expert who will cater the class to your needs. You'll have a full hour to learn in as much detail as you like, whatever your skill level. If you're a beginner, come to learn the basics. If you're more experienced, come to brush up on your details and correct any bad habits! In either case, you'll be sure to get a great workout while meeting new people in a supportive and comfortable environment. Well, what are you waiting for? Sign up today!
    Foundation of Jiu Jitsu

    144 W 14th St, New York

    • Learn or brush up on the basic moves of Jiu Jitsu from an expert instructor who will tailor the course to your abilities
    • Get a great workout while learning valuable self-defense techniques
    • If you're an experienced practitioners, come to correct any bad habits
    • Meet new people in a welcoming and supportive environment
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    12 positive reviews
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    NYC Lunch Cruise

    As you board your lunch cruise, get your smile ready as our photographer takes a keepsake photo of you and your party (you can decide to purchase or not, when you dock). Let our expert staff greet you and seat you. Explore the ship as we get ready to pull away from the dock! Once you've been invited up to our Grande Buffet, take as little or as much as you like. While you dine, enjoy a narrated tour of Manhattan's breathtaking skyline from our panoramic windows. Sights you'll see: Empire State Building: The Empire State Building was built in 1931 at a height of 1,250 ft.. It was the tallest building in the world for over 30 years. Brooklyn Bridge: The Brooklyn Bridge was built from 1869 to 1883. It is considered to be one of the greatest engineering triumphs of all time. World Trade Center Site: Built between 1966 and 1976, the World Trade Center's twin towers were once the tallest buildings in the world at 110 stories each. They were destroyed by an act of international terrorism on September 11, 2001. South Street Seaport: Once the heart of the 19th century Port of New York City, it has been revived by the transformation of Pier 17 into shops and restaurants. Governor's Island: This island and its historic fort, Castle William, were under military command from the 1700s to 1996. After more than 200 years under federal control, the White House transferred ownership of the 172-acre (69.6 hectare) Governors Island to New York State for the purchase price of $1.00. Statue of Liberty: A gift to the people of America from the people of France, "Liberty Enlightening the World" stands 300 ft. (91m) above New York Harbor. She was built by sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi. Ellis Island: From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the first stop for more than 16 million immigrants arriving in the United States.
    NYC Lunch Cruise

    62 Chelsea Piers, New York

    • Dine on an endless buffet as you cruise through New York Harbor
    • Enjoy the live entertainment that accompanies some of the most scenic sights NYC offers
    • Explore the deck and listen to a narrated tour of Manhattan's panoramic views
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    Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour

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    Known as America's first suburb, Brooklyn Heights has been named as one of the top 10 most beautiful neighborhoods in America. Its beauty is rivaled only by its place in American history. On this walking tour, witness quaint, tree-lined streets that have been the sites of Revolutionary War battles, abolitionist activism, and the inspiration for numerous novelists. You'll also hear stories of engineering feats, military defeats, anti-slavery preachers, prodigious authors, legendary athletes, and fictional TV families. If nothing else, you'll be able to admire some unbeatable views of Manhattan!
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    Brooklyn Heights Walking Tour

    209 Joralemon St, New York

    • Explore one of America's most beautiful neighborhoods on this walking tour of Brooklyn Heights
    • Learn about the rich history and stories of the area from knowledgeable tour guides
    • Visit famous sites such as George Washington's headquarters, Walt Whitman's Brooklyn Eagle, and Grimaldi's Plaza
    • Enjoy beautiful, one-of-a-kind views of Manhattan
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    Escape the Military Mission Room

    Miss your calling as Rambo? This immersive gaming experience will drop you in the middle of all the action! Tie off your bandana and embark on a high-stakes military operation to rescue a missing comrade in dire straights. Receive and decipher ridiculous complex military communications from command and enact orders with methodical precision. You have 60 minutes to accomplish your objective. Enlist the aid of your baddest buddies and think fast, or your mission is blown. To survive war, you gotta become war.
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    Escape the Military Mission Room

    151 W 116th St, New York

    • Immerse yourself in a live-action experience based on a military-rescue operation
    • Recover your missing comrade before the 60-minute time limit is up
    • Use your wits and work with your team to decipher orders
    • Inspire your imagination with a charged escape from reality
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