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    Women's Judo

    Women of all ages and abilities, get ready to sweat and smile! (Yes, it's possible!) In this class led by professional, female instructors, you'll learn the basics of judo alongside other women, with teaching suited to your needs and skill level. With this introduction to judo, you'll not only boost your confidence, but also your strength and agility. And in the class's supportive environment, each student will get to maximize both their learning and potential. Now that's a workout that really packs a punch!
    Women's Judo

    841 San Pablo Ave , Albany

    • Discover the art of judo in this fun, female-focused class
    • Learn either the basics of judo, or receive more advanced instruction geared specifically for women
    • Pick up basic judo moves, such as throws and takedowns to make your opponent submit
    • Enjoy a refreshingly exciting workout in a supportive environment
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    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals (East Bay)

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    No matter how big or small you are, if you've got amazing self-defense skills, you'll be like an unbeatable giant to your opponent! And this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fundamentals class will give you just what you need to start learning those giant skills. Following the guidance of a professional instructor, you'll work towards mastering the basic moves and motions of jiu jitsu, including its signature joint locks, submission grappling, takedowns, and much more. Although you'll be working in a fun and comfortable group setting, you'll also enjoy the chance to focus on your personal growth by gaining invaluable skills that could one day seriously help you in a real-life situation. Now, that's getting your money's worth! And it's even better because this class is free!
    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Fundamentals (East Bay)

    3645 Grand Ave, Oakland

    • Discover the engaging martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in a beginners-welcome, professionally-taught class
    • Learn basic grappling and joint locking moves that are a trademark of this style of combat
    • Gain incredibly useful self-defense skills that could possibly one day help you in a real-life situation
    • Give yourself the kind of confidence boost that can only come from strengthening your self-defense skills
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    Muay Thai All Level

    Today we're feeling Thai -- and we're not talking about lunchtime eats, we're talking about a fitness routine! Benefit your mind and body during this holistic Muay Thai class! This martial art was created 500 years ago for practical fighting. During the class you'll learn the techniques used by the masters in order to become a Muay Thai master in no time. You will learn discipline and control of both the mind and body, while strengthening muscles, improving agility, and relieving stress. By the end of class you will increase your capacity to conquer your fears and any obstacles in your life. Plus, now when you order that Pad Thai you'll know that you earned it!
    Muay Thai All Level

    603 Taraval St, San Francisco

    • Learn the basics of the ancient art of Muay Thai
    • Exercise your mind and body through this disciplined form of self defense
    • Develop the strength to overcome fears and obstacles in your life
    • Build muscle, increase agility, and gain a piece of mind
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    Capoeira Basics (First Time Students Only)

    Capoeira (pronounced ka-poo-eyh-da) is an Afro-Brazilian martial art self-defense form that incorporates acrobatics, dance, percussion, and songs in a rhythmic dialogue of body, mind, and spirit. It is a communal game in which two opponents play each other inside a circle, formed by the other players who create rhythm for the game by clapping, singing and playing traditional instruments. During this class, you'll learn basic Capoeira movements, such as camouflaging self-defense kicks with playful acrobatics and dance-like moves, in order to spontaneously create strategies to fool and catch your opponent off guard. Enjoy a fun alternative workout to your typical jog in a welcoming environment, and leave with practical knowledge of self-defense skills that may very well come in handy some day!
    Capoeira Basics (First Time Students Only)

    3221 22nd St, San Francisco

    • Learn the basics of Capoeira, a martial art that combines dance, music, acrobatics, and self-defense skills
    • Improve your agility, balance, and coordination, all while getting an awesome cardio workout
    • Receive guidance from your professional instructor at a slowed down pace
    • No experience necessary
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    Online Intro to Voice Over & Acting

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    From commercials to movie trailers to the lady who announces train delays, voice overs are everywhere. Turn your natural timbre into hard cash with an introductory workshop on the industry. Learn how to make a demo, get your foot in the door, and find an agent. There are all kinds of opportunities out there, whether you want to work full-time or part-time, in the studio or from the comfort of your home. And this class doesn't forget about your craft, either. You'll have the opportunity to read copy and get feedback from respected Voice-over author, Elaine Clark. Time to stop letting talk be so cheap.
    Online Intro to Voice Over & Acting

    414 Jackson, San Francisco

    • Get an overview of what it takes to make it in the voice acting industry
    • Learn about the financial possibilities, recording a demo, and how to find an agent.
    • Get feedback on a reading from an industry professional.
    • A perfect way to prepare to break into the business
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    Chinatown Walking Tour

    Uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown district on this fascinating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, buzzing atmosphere and rich heritage and culture of this storied neighborhood as your insider guide takes you to popular and off-the-beaten path locations, including an authentic Buddhist temple, an herbal pharmacy and Waverly Place, an unassuming 2-block-long alley full of interesting history. Stroll by the street food markets, sample fortune cookies at the factory where they're made, and upgrade to include a 10-course dim sum lunch. You'll leave with a whole new appreciation for this slice of the city!

    Meet at Old St Mary's Cathedral to begin your walking tour of Chinatown's most popular sights and hidden locales. Your guide will teach you all about the history and culture of Chinatown, explaining how the remarkable authenticity of ancient Chinese culture has been preserved and celebrated in its road to becoming a must-visit San Francisco attraction.

    As you navigate a historic maze of mysterious sights, have your camera out as you admire eye-popping Chinese decorations adorning the streets. Pass pagoda-style buildings and hear about their significance, and step inside an herbal pharmacy to learn about the uses of ginseng root for longevity, pearl pills for beautiful skin and gecko lizards for energy.

    Stroll down Stockton Street past busy markets selling some of the freshest and most exotic foods in the Bay Area. Gain an understanding of Chinatown's religious culture as you visit an authentic Buddhist temple, where you'll see dazzling altars adorned with red lanterns, gold antiques and incense-filled bronze urns. You'll also see a Chinese language school to find out how local Chinese families keep alive language and cultural traditions for their children.

    At your next stop, Waverly Place, your guide will give you the inside scoop on Chinatown's most interesting alley full of temples, private clubs and secret societies. This 2-block-long street may seem unassuming at first glance, but you may be surprised at what you learn.

    If the intoxicating sights, sounds and smells aren't enough, get ready for a great taste of Chinatown. Visit a fortune cookie factory to sample these 'wise' cookies and watch how they're made. Upgrade to include a hosted 10-course dim sum luncheon at one of Chinatown's most popular restaurants!

    Ending back near your original starting point, you'll leave with a list of recommended stores and restaurants in Chinatown, so you can continue exploring Chinatown like a real insider.

    Chinatown Walking Tour

    660 California St, San Francisco

    • Uncover the secrets of San Francisco's Chinatown district on a walking tour led by an insider guide
    • Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors, buzzing atmosphere and rich heritage of this storied neighborhood
    • Explore both popular and off-the-beaten path locations as you navigate a historic maze of mysterious sights
    • Visit a Buddhist temple, an herbal pharmacy and Waverly Place, an alley full of interesting history
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    Kung Fu

    Everybody is kung fu fighting, but your kicks aren't fast as lightning? Bet that can be a little bit frightening. Up your self-defense game by learning traditional Chinese martial arts with Eight Step Mantis! You'll find yourself in a supportive studio environment that takes training and fitness seriously. Each class starts off with a meditation to clear the mind, and a warmup to prepare the body. Then, after some strength and endurance exercises to improve core strength, you'll engage in kicking and punching drills to improve and internalize proper form. You'll also get practical experience through partner drills, during which you'll learn to implement counters and takedowns techniques into your self-defense arsenal. With practice, kung fu study can lead to improved balance, coordination, and fluidity, as well as more focused mental discipline. And yes, expert timing.
    Kung Fu

    2940 20th St, San Francisco

    • Develop your self-defense skills and get fit with a Chinese martial arts class
    • Learn to strike fast with powerful kicks and punches developed during stand-alone drills
    • Build your reaction time and countermeasure skills through partner exercises
    • Improve your confidence and discipline while studying in a traditional studio
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    Zumba (Federal Reserve Bank)

    If you haven't heard of Zumba yet, there's a good chance in you're in a coma. If you have, what are you waiting for? Zumba with Rossy is a great chance to join the fitness revolution that changed the way people think about working out. Practitioners of Zumba enjoy a body-toning workout that burns through calories thanks to its varied forms, which effectively "shock" the body, leading to greater results. Zumba is also fun! It's built around exuberant dance moves and heart-thumping Latin and world beats. Choreography is such that anybody can join in, regardless of dance ability. You'll learn as you workout. The only rule is, keep moving!
    Zumba (Federal Reserve Bank)

    101 Market St, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a Latin-inspired dance and fitness class with a friendly, motivating instructor
    • Dance to some high tempo songs to keep your workout as fun as it is effective
    • Increase your strength, stamina, and overall health as you tone your entire body
    • Execute easy-to-follow moves anyone can benefit from, no matter what your fitness level
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    Capoeira (Oakland)

    Capoeira isn't just a form of self-defense -- it's also a dance, a fluid art form that combines music with controlled and complex physical moves. If you're looking for a real challenge to insert into your workout regimen, then give capoeira a try! It'll test not only your physical strength, but also your sense of rhythm, agility, and speed. During this class you'll learn the fundamentals of this beautiful martial art, from the easiest position to the more complicated and challenging maneuvers. Be prepared to work up a sweat. You'll feel stronger and more confident in yourself by the end of the session!
    Capoeira (Oakland)

    800 W Tower Ave, Oakland

    • Learn the fundamentals of capoeira, a form of self-defense that combines dance and martial arts
    • Practice basic maneuvers that will warm up your body and get you ready for more complex moves
    • Improve your overall physical strength, as well as your agility, speed, and sense of rhythm
    • Gain the confidence that can only come from knowing how to defend yourself
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    Zumba - Abada Capoeira

    Looking to pick up the beat in your life? Zumba with Adriana will do the trick and then some, offering a fun, high energy Zumba class. You'll have so much fun you might just forget you're getting a great workout. Zumba has been revolutionizing the workout industry since the early 2000's, offering participants a fusion of Latin dance styles reformed into one of the best aerobic exercise classes you can find. It utilizes a combination of fast and slow rhythms to shock the body into getting maximum results fast. Find out what all the fuss is about, and never think about exercise the same way again.
    Zumba - Abada Capoeira

    3221 22nd St, San Francisco

    • Enjoy a Latin-inspired dance fitness class led by a friendly, motivating instructor
    • Workout to some of the best Latin beats in music with fun dance moves and interval training exercises
    • Dance your way to a fit, sculpted body and better overall health
    • Discover a way of working out that's as fun as it is effective
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