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Powerlifting at South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club 1 Photo

Instructors:

  • Paulie Steinman — SBWC is a powerlifting and weightlifting gym in the heart of South Brooklyn, NY. In 2014, SBWC became a USA Powerlifting Platinum Regional Training Center. Paulie is the head coach of the SBWC powerlifting team, earning a 1st Place Best Co-Ed Raw Team award at the USAPL Northeastern USA Regional Powerlifting Championships in 2012, at the USAPL American Open in 2013, and at the USAPL NJ State Open Championships in 2014. He served on the coaching staff of the SSPT team at the 2014 Raw Nationals. Paulie is also a competitive powerlifter;

  • Becca Steinman — She is a USA Powerlifting Senior International Coach, a National Referee, and a USAW Level II coach. She was an assistant coach for the Masters Raw National Team at the 2016 IPF Classic Worlds.
300 Douglass Street New York City, NY
  • 718-243-2800
  • Union Street (900 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (1900 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2300 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.19
Olympic Weightlifting at South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club South Brooklyn Weightlifting Club 1 Photo
300 Douglass Street New York City, NY
  • 718-243-2800
  • Union Street (900 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (1900 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2300 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.03.19
Capoeira at Raízes do Brasil Capoeira - Brooklyn NY Raízes do Brasil Capoeira - Brooklyn NY 1 Photo

Adult Classes:

  • Absolute Beginners — The series of classes, for those new to Raízes do Brasil Capoeira, meets twice weekly for 4 weeks for a total of 8 classes. The classes focus on stretching, conditioning, the fundamental movements of capoeira, kicks, dodges, light acrobatics and roda practice;
  • Beginners;
  • Intermediate;
  • Advance;
  • All levels.

Kids Groups:

  • Ages 4-5 years;
  • Ages 5-7 years;
  • Ages 1,5-4 years;
  • Ages 8-12 years;
  • All ages.
295 Douglass Street New York City, NY
  • 347-921-2446
  • Union Street (1100 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (1800 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2200 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.09
Capoeira at Capoeira Luanda Brooklyn Capoeira Luanda Brooklyn 4 Photo

Open level Capoeira class. No experience necessary.

552 Union Street New York City, NY
  • 917-224-1209
  • Union Street (900 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Carroll Street (2600 ft) IND Culver
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2800 ft) BMT 4th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.10.09
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Birdman Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Birdman Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 3 Photo 1 Video

Instructor — John “Birdman” Finn, BJJ 2nd Degree Black Belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie Black Belt, Jamie Cruz. Birdman is a veteran of the Renzo Gracie Academy in NYC and Gracie Barra in Rio de Janeiro. He is a dedicated instructor with a long list of clients including members of the U.S. Secret Service, local law enforcement, professional fighters from the UFC and many other promotions.

548 Union Street New York City, NY
  • 718-490-3868
  • Union Street (900 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Carroll Street (2600 ft) IND Culver
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2800 ft) BMT 4th Av
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.11.27
Fencing at Brooklyn Fencing Center Brooklyn Fencing Center 1 Photo 1 Video

Head Coach Rolando Balboa started fencing foil over a decade ago and began coaching in 2001. He founded Brooklyn Fencing in 2003 and since then his students have won numerous national and a few international medals. Rolando also coaches the fencing team and teaches fencing at St. Ann's School in Brooklyn.

Classes:

  • Child is ages 7-9;
  • Junior is ages 10-17;
  • Adult is ages 18 and up.
600 Degraw Street New York City, NY 11217
  • 718-522-5822
  • 347-529-6507
  • Union Street (800 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2200 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Bergen Street (2600 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
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  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2018.02.19
Aikido at Aikido of Park Slope Dojo Aikido of Park Slope Dojo 2 Photo

For adults and kids from 5 years.

In the children's program, we teach the art of self-defense with smiles and safety.

Instructors:

  • Gordon Wormser — 6th Dan, Shidoin. Gordon began his study of martial arts in 1971, simultaneously studying Jiu-Jitsu and Tae Kwon Do. In 1978 he also embraced the Brazilian martial art, Capoeira. At long last, in 1980, he met Lehrman Sensei and began his study of Aikido. A 6th dan shidoin, he is Lehrman Sensei's most senior student and also holds the rank of 7th dan in Jiu-Jitsu and 4th dan in Tae Kwon Do;
  • Claire Keller — 6th Dan, Shidoin. Claire began her study of aikido in 1980. During her time on the mat, Claire has been fortunate to study intensively with a number of O Sensei's direct students: Chiba Sensei, Kanai Sensei, Yamada Sensei and Sugano Sensei and many of these great teachers' senior students like Hal Lehrman Sensei. A 6th dan shidoin, Claire began teaching in the late 1980s and also teaches at New York Aikikai and Aikido of Red Bank;
  • Jaime Kahn — 5th Dan, Shidoin. Jaime started Aikido in 1990 while enrolled at NYU, joining a class taught by Claire Keller in the school gym. A devoted wrestler and team co-captain in high school, he expected to simply try out something new while preparing to join the university's wrestling team;
  • Wendell Gault — 4th Dan;
  • Curtis Harris — 4th Dan. Curtis started practicing aikido at Aikido of Park Slope 20 years ago, and has been teaching class for 8 years. He has been practicing yoga for 17 years (Iyengar & Bikram) and is also a student of pilates. In the mid 70's to early 80's, Curtis practiced Kyokushinkai Kan Karate;
  • Brian Curtis — 4th Dan. He has been practicing Aikido for 25 years and teaching for about 15;
  • Evan Sobel — 3rd Dan. Evan began teaching at Aikido Of Park Slope in 2005. His classes focus on developing free flowing movement, precise and efficient technique, intuitive improvisation and smooth ukemi (falling and rolling). He currently holds the rank of Sandan. He began practicing Aikido in 1999, previously studying Ninjitsu beginning in 1987, and has also occasionally practiced Wu style Tai Chi Chuan;
  • Clem Richardson — 3rd Dan. A Sandan, Clem's Aikido lineage includes studying with Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei (NY Aikikai), Nelson Andujar Sensei (Miami Aikikai), Luqman Hakeem Sensei and his son, Tariq Hakeem, both of the Brooklyn Aikido Club. Having studied with Lehrman Sensei for more than sixteen years;
  • JJ Montes — 3rd Dan. John started his aikido training at the New York Aikikai while in college in 1990;
  • Gillian MacLeod — 3rd Dan. Gillian has been practicing aikido since 1998, and holds the rank of sandan. She started training in Toronto, Canada at Aikido Tendokai, as a student of Sensei Yumi Nakamura. She moved to New York in 2005 and began training with Yamada Sensei at New York Aikikai;
  • Paul Alexander — 2nd Dan. Paul has led children's aikido classes for over two years;
  • Keith Miller — 2nd Dan;
  • Tom Worsnopp — 1st Dan. Tom has been practicing aikido since 2004. He has been training with Lehrman Sensei at Aikido of Park Slope, and teaching to children since 2010;
  • Natalia Safronenkova — 1st Dan. Natalia began practicing aikido in Russia in 1998 and traveled throughout Europe studying under many aikido masters. In 2009, she moved to the US and started her practice at New York Aikikai under the instruction of Yoshimitsu Yamada Shihan.
630 Sackett Street mail address only New York City, NY 11217
  • 718-788-5932
  • Union Street (500 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2400 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Bergen Street (2600 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.11.20
Aikido at Brooklyn Aikikai Dojo Brooklyn Aikikai Dojo 3 Photo

Programs for adults: aikido, iaido, misogi, weapons, zazen.

Children's classes are separated by age groups: 6-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds.

Instructors:

  • Ryugan Robert D. Savoca — chief instructor. Ryugan began studying judo and aikido at age 13 in San Diego County. He continued to study aikido at UCLA and then the West Los Angeles Aikido Institute. Moving to New York, he continued his training at Aikido of Manhattan, for a year and a half with Juba Nour Shihan. Afterwards, he apprenticed to T.K. Chiba Shihan, as an uchideshi (live in student) in San Diego for a year. Moving back to New York, he resumed training with Juba Nour Shihan and then started Brooklyn Aikikai in 2001. Savoca holds the rank of rokudan (6th dan), and is certified to teach by Birankai North America;
  • Kate Savoca — assistant instructor. Kate began her aikido training in 2002 at Brooklyn Aikikai. She currently holds the rank of yondan (4th dan) and is certified to teach by Birankai North America. Kate has been teaching at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn, NY for over 15 years. Kate is the director of the children's program at Brooklyn Aikikai.
408 3rd Avenue New York City, NY
  • 718-643-6044
  • Ninth Street (1000 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Fourth Avenue (1100 ft) IND Culver
  • Smith – Ninth Streets (1700 ft) IND Culver
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.11.20
Yoga at Prana Power Yoga Studio in Brooklyn Prana Power Yoga Studio in Brooklyn

Prana Power Yoga Studio in Brooklyn is a place to practice the best heated yoga in a clean environment – on all levels.

Classes:

  • All Levels;
  • Prana to Music.
229 Smith Street New York City, NY
  • 718-246-9642
  • Bergen Street (900 ft) IND Culver
  • Carroll Street (1500 ft) IND Culver
  • Hoyt–Schermerhorn Streets (2600 ft) IND Fulton St
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2017.05.30
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Aikido of Park Slope Dojo Aikido of Park Slope Dojo 2 Photo
630 Sackett Street New York City, NY
  • 718-788-5932
  • Union Street (500 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2400 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Bergen Street (2600 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.11.20
Iaido & Jodo at Aikido of Park Slope Dojo Aikido of Park Slope Dojo 2 Photo
630 Sackett Street New York City, NY
  • 718-788-5932
  • Union Street (500 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2400 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Bergen Street (2600 ft) IRT Eastern Parkway
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.11.20
Iaido at Brooklyn Aikikai Dojo Brooklyn Aikikai Dojo 3 Photo
408 3rd Avenue New York City, NY
  • 718-643-6044
  • Ninth Street (1000 ft) BMT 4th Av
  • Fourth Avenue (1100 ft) IND Culver
  • Smith – Ninth Streets (1700 ft) IND Culver
Sport class for
  • boys
  • girls
  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2016.11.20