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    Thai Boxing (Falls Church)

    Kai Zen MMA
    Tired of get your lunch money stolen by big old bullies? After this martial arts class, you'll have eight ways to make your foes pay! Muay Thai, also known as the "art of eight limbs," is a combat sport that makes use of devastating strikes to subdue. There are eight points of contact used, giving this martial arts style its nickname. These are encompassed by the hands, feet, elbows, and knees. You'll master techniques involving each in drills and sparring practice designed to make them second nature. In addition to being popular in mixed martial arts competition, Muay Thai practice is also recognized as an extremely effective workout regimen that strengthens and sculpts the body. Muay Thai also gives you the fundamentals you need for effective self-defense. Sport, fitness, and protection. Three solid reasons to study the art of 8 limbs.
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    Enshin Karate (Ashburn)

    Kai Zen MMA
    When it comes to martial arts, the classics never go out of style. Brush up on your punching and kicking game with this enshin karate class! Enshin karate, the style practiced by Kai Zen MMA, offers practitioners both self-defense applicability, and an effective striking discipline for those that compete in mixed martial arts tournaments. It is derived from the style of Kyokushin, which is has been used successfully by both kickboxing and UFC champions. During this class, you'll work with an award-winning coaching staff experienced in the style, honing your form and power through both stand-alone drills and partner work. As you master the elements of Enshin, you'll also be developing your strength, stamina, and flexibility, building the body of a fighter. Ka-pow!
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    Yang Tai Chi Basics

    Wu Shen Tao Health and Martial Arts
    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!
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    Kung Fu Basics

    Tai Yim Kung Fu School
    Discover the essential moves and techniques that make up the Hung Fut system of kung fu, which emphasises low, powerful stances, furious hand techniques, and a unique emphasis on left-handed attacks that make it easy to surprise and overtake an opponent. In this class, you will begin with stretching and strengthening exercises. Then it's on to essential stances, kicks, and punches, as you combine them in short routines. Whether you've never thrown a punch in your life or are already a black belt, a solid grounding in the basics is essential for any level of practice. As you train, you will radically increase your flexibility, endurance, strength, and confidence in your ability to defend yourself in any situation.
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    Kung Fu and Conditioning

    Jow Ga Shaolin Institute
    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!
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    Beginners Capoeira

    Grupo Ondas Capoeira Virginia
    Discover the energetic, acrobatic fight-dancing art of capoeira. With an attentive teacher, you'll learn essential, sweeping kicks, blocks, and even acrobatic flips. Put your moves together in original combinations, performed to the beat of Afro-Brazilian rhythms, to play in a "game" against another student. You will burn calories, improve flexibility, endurance, and overall strength. You will also become part of of community dedicated to mutual respect, understanding, and trust. Be prepared to work out your muscles as well as your musicality with this exciting mix of dance and combat.
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    National Mall and Tidal Basin Tour

    DC by Foot
    Experience the full scope of what the National Mall and Tidal Basin have to offer in this in-depth walking tour. Starting with the National Mall, you'll see iconic buildings and monuments, like the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the Reflecting Pool. Among many other fascinating landmarks, you will even see the White House! From there, it's off to the Tidal Basin, where you'll visit the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial, the MLK Memorial, walk along DC's famous cherry trees, and even see the Pentagon from across the river. As you go, you will be regaled with fascinating stories and anecdotes, and let in on little known secrets about the history of DC and America.
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    BJJ and Judo Basics

    Bowie Mixed Martial Arts
    When it comes to self-defence, the ultimate weapon is self-confidence. Knowing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo definitely doesn't hurt, though. These intense and effective martial arts will make you the master of fighting in close quarters -- perfect for real-life situations on the street. You'll learn to grab and throw your opponent, and force him into submission with joint locks, holds, and choking positions. You will also sculpt lean muscle, build indomitable stamina, and learn how to take down anyone who poses a threat.
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    Introduction to Knitting

    Fibre Space
    What skills are needed for this Intro to Knitting class? None! You don't even have to know how to pronounce the word "knitting"! (The "k" is silent.) Jump start you knitting hobby and learn all the basics in this comprehensive introductory class. You'll learn all the basic stitches, including the knit stitch and purl stitch. You'll also learn to cast on, bind off, and tinkle. Plus, your instructor will teach you common knitting terminology, so that last sentence might actually mean something to you! With your new knitting skills, you'll be able to knit all sorts of things, including mittens, hats, and scarves. They'd all make wonderful presents. You could also think outside of the box and make something really weird! Like a knitted dog house, or a knitted sack of potatoes. Just suggestions.
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    Capitol Hill and Monuments Electric Cart Tour

    See Washington DC's major sites in a fun, unique way -- aboard an electric cart! As you explore Capitol Hill, see famous monuments and landmarks including the White House, US Capitol Building, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Smithsonian and more. These eco-friendly, all-electric vehicles let you enjoy the fresh air while admiring great up-close views of DC's major locations and off-the-beaten-path areas. You'll also hop off your cart to explore some areas by foot. Meet at the Smithsonian Metro Stop in the morning to hop aboard your all-electric cart - a unique, fun, relaxing, and eco-friendly way to experience Washington DC. Each electric cart seats four people plus your local guide, and you'll drive in a group of three carts. Your tour starts at the Smithsonian complex and proceeds through the major monument areas. Marvel at the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument, and visit the World War I Memorial, World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Continue past DC's most famous icon: the White House. Be sure to have your camera ready for this portion of the ride! In Capitol Hill, DC's largest historic residential neighborhood, visit the Visitor's Center inside the US Capitol Building. You'll also stop by the Supreme Court and Library of Congress buildings. As your meander through the city, enjoy the fresh air and great up-close views aboard your open-air, eco-friendly cart. Your guide will entertain you with stories and facts about DC's history, as well as point out any festivals, exhibits, demonstrations or special events occurring along the way. Your tour ends back at the Smithsonian complex.
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