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Martial Arts

FitReserve Studio Spotlight: Five Points Academy

10.16.2015

It's fight not flight at Five Points Academy, which specializes in martial arts classes designed to promote strength, focus and agility. Open to serious athletes and weekend warriors alike, this state-of-the-art studio offers classes like Muay Thai, Judo and Jiu Jitsu that are taught by veteran competitors and coaches. Out of the ring, you'll find strength, conditioning, TRX, kettlebell and yoga classes to get you in peak physical condition.

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GoRecess Studio Spotlight: Foxy and Fierce Women's Kickboxing Bootcamp; Los Angeles, CA

02.11.2014

- By Caila Ball

Holding in aggression, anyone? Let it out by shadowboxing, sparring and punching the bag at Seido Karate Hollywood Dojo’s Foxy and Fierce Kickboxing! This total body workout incorporates cardio, strength training, flexibility and agility to make the close-knit, all-female group of students lean, mean kickboxing machines.

“Generally people leave very calm and relaxed after they punch it out,” says Rashad Anwar [...]

10 Reasons to Try Jiu-Jitsu

10.02.2013
Photo Credit: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Since 1925, over 40 members of the Gracie Family have dedicated their lives to developing the jiu-jitsu system of self defense.  From its roots also sprang the ever popular MMA and the now ubiquitous UFC. So what is Jiu-Jitsu and why should you incorporate its practice? It's not solely a martial art; it is also a method for promoting physical fitness. We've [...]

GoRecess Playground Pros: Rener and Ryron Gracie, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy; Los Angeles, CA

11.26.2012

VITAL STATS

Names: Rener and Ryron Gracie (Pronounced "Henner" and "Hee-ron")

Hometown: Torrance, California

Studios Where They Teach: Owners & Instructors at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Beverly Hills, CAGracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy - Torrance, CA

Classes They Teach:  All of them! (Women Empowered, Master Cycle, Gracie Combatives, Little Champs, Jr Grapplers, Reflex Development)

Meet Ryron:

Ryron is a [...]

GoRecess Playground Pro: Tauris McBride; Just Keep Moving Fitness, NYC

10.22.2012

VITAL STATS

Studio: Owner, Just Keep Moving Fitness (JKM) NYC

Classes He Teaches: Warrior Yoga Fitness, Core Aerobics, Kickboxing, Bootcamp, Intro to Mixed Martial Arts

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Background: Tauris McBride struggled with weight his entire life, but it wasn't until 2010, when he weighed a staggering 350 pounds that he realized it was time for a change. Not knowing [...]