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Krav Maga at Krav Maga Experts - Union Square Krav Maga Experts - Union Square

Programs:

  • Civilian Instructor Course (CIC) — This program offers the most advanced curriculum of up-to-date techniques and tested implementations. The course has 2 parts: The 1st part covers P1 through P3 material, which includes the history of Krav Maga and its evolution, fundamental instructional skills and lesson development. The 2nd part progresses to P4 and P5 of the curriculum. This includes lesson construction, safety protocols, vulnerable points of the body, extensive attack principals, and advanced defensive skills;
  • Counter Terror — Each workshop is a uniquely tailored scenario incorporating Krav Maga military tactics, techniques, and strategies that are used in the Israeli Special Forces to combat or prevent terrorism. Each workshop is taught by Expert Krav Maga instructors from Israel with combat and training backgrounds in Counter Terror and Military Krav Maga. The Krav Maga Experts Counter Terror workshops incorporate simulated violence, using audio and practical effects;
  • Rape Prevention — This workshop series will focus on self-defense situations at different settings (home, street, college campuses, etc.). Each workshop takes different scenarios as the Krav Maga Experts instructors teach you Krav Maga self-defense techniques that will help you be your defense;
  • Security — The course is designed to provide theoretical, practical and operational skills required to maintain a high level of security. The Krav Maga Experts security courses include a number of main subjects: Hand-to-Hand Combat (Krav Maga), Lectures, Tactical Drills;
  • Law Enforcement — The courses are designed for law enforcement units, special forces and security operatives. The Krav Maga Experts combat training courses include intensive tactical training, which combines realistic scenarios and on-scene solutions to varied situations. Each combat training course can be modified to the specific problems and needs of the client;
  • Personal Training;
  • Women Self-defense;
  • Youth Classes include Outreach Programs & Summer Camp.
99 University Place New York City, NY 10003
  • 212-400-4813
  • Union Square (600 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street – Union Square (800 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 14th Street – Union Square (900 ft) BMT Broadway
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2019.03.03
Ground Fighting at Krav Maga Experts - Union Square Krav Maga Experts - Union Square
99 University Place New York City, NY 10003
  • 212-400-4813
  • Union Square (600 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street – Union Square (800 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • 14th Street – Union Square (900 ft) BMT Broadway
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
  • women
2019.03.03
Wushu & Tai Chi at Natural Chinese Martial Arts Natural Chinese Martial Arts 1 Photo 1 Video

Taoist Martial Arts progress clearly and intelligently from beginning skills to advanced abilities. The School of Natural Chinese Martial Arts offers complete training in the chief systems of Traditional and Taoist Martial Arts. Learning the fundamentals one system usually takes 2 years. Once one system is finished the others are much easier to learn.

Instructor Classes are are all small and semi-private.

There are three levels of study:

  • Complete System: This level is for students who want to learn the complete system of Natural Chinese Martial Arts;
  • Single System: This is for students who wish to focus on one system. Each system contains Taoist Philosophy and Chin-Chiao Each system usually takes two years. After one system has been learned, the others are much easier to understand and usually take one year each to learn;
  • Tai-Chi & Taoist Longevity: This is for students who have little interest in martial arts but wants to benefit from Taoist theories of following nature and cultivating energy.

Each system consists of 6 sections. It takes an average of two years to learn the basics of each system and achieve a 1st degree Black Belt. During the course of regular, weekly study, all the skills are developed. However, each section can be studied via intense private or seminar study.

77 8th Avenue New York City, NY 10014
  • 212-967-3978
  • Eighth Avenue (100 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (600 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 14th Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2018.04.17
Aikido at Shin-Budo Kai Shin-Budo Kai 1 Photo

Classes:

  • Basic Aikido/Genkido;
  •  Advanced Aikido;
  •  Basic Weapons;
  •  Advanced Weapons.
77 8th Avenue New York City, NY 10014
  • 212-691-1378
  • Eighth Avenue (100 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • 14th Street (600 ft) IND 8th Av
  • 14th Street (1000 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
Sport class for
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2018.04.17
Systema at Systema New York City Systema New York City

Assistant Instructor:

  • Pasquale Antonio (Assistant Instructor) is certified as a Systema Instructor by Vladimir Vasiliev. He has over 12 years experience training in various martial arts and began his studies in Systema with Edgars Cakuls in 2010. Pasquale founded Systema Jersey City in 2014 and teaches Martial Arts and Movement Fitness to both kids and adults in New York City and New Jersey.   A dedicated explorer of human movement, Pasquale also collaborates and trains with artists in dance, yoga and gymnastics;
  • Kenny Shor (Assistant instructor) is certified as an Systema Instructor by Vladimir Vasiliev. He​ began his Systema training with Edgars Cakuls in 2006. In his effort to constantly improve and build a deeper understanding of Systema he takes frequent trips around the US and Canada to train with direct Systema sources such as Vladimir Vasiliev, Mikhail Ryabko, and Martin Wheeler. He started his first Systema school in Oakland California in 2013 and now teaches in his home city New York;
  • Greg Drozdek  Ed.D. (Assistant Instructor) has been a student of Edgars Cakuls and a classroom teacher for the past twenty two years. Greg has thirty years of martial arts experience. He currently teaches children Martial Arts-Fitness at PS 20 on The Lower East Side. A dedicated teacher and administrator, Greg founded The Stanton Street Settlement in 1998, a free after-school program for immigrant children on The Lower East Side. He now runs New York Cares' Martial Arts Fitness Program at PS 20 and PS 2 in Chinatown.
440 Lafayette Street New York City, NY
  • 212-807-9202
  • Eighth Street – New York University (300 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Astor Place (400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Bleecker Street (1500 ft) IRT Lexington Av
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2018.04.18
Fitness & Olympic Weightlifting at SoHo Strength Lab SoHo Strength Lab 2 Photo

Our training team comes from a varied background of elite athletic competition, training and coaching.

Instructors:

  • Ryan Hopkins — Ryan currently competes in Olympic weightlifting and is a member of USA Weightlifting, both as a competitor and as a certified Advanced Sports Performance Coach. Ryan recently returned from Russia where he studied at the Olympic Training Center in Chekhov under Olympic Gold Medalist Dmitry Berestov and World Champion Dmitry Klokov;
  • Albert Matheny — Albert holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise Physiology and Food Science/Human Nutrition, a Master of Science degree in Human Performance and is licensed as a Registered Dietitian. Currently, Albert serves as the consulting dietitian for DB Track Club, a professional track and field training group lead by Rana Reider (USA Track and Field National Coach of the Year in 2011);
  • Ross Twanmoh — Ross graduated from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio where he studied Sports Medicine. His experiences includes working with athletes in a rehabilitative setting, one-on-one training, teaching group fitness and crossfit classes, online consulting, and assisting at Strongfirst Girya certifications. Ross has his CSCS, SFG II, FRCms, USAW, CF L1, and Kinstretch Instructor license;
  • Stephen Affaticato — Certifications: NASM- CPT, Focus Personal training (Master Course graduate);
  • Beth Lewis — She competed as a swimmer, gymnast and martial artist. She graduated with a BFA in Dance Performance from The University of Georgia. In 2009, Beth was hired by the Pilobolus Dance Theater and toured the globe until 2012. Beth is a NASM-CPT and a 200 hour yoga teacher certified through YogaWorks. She has been to EXOS Phase 1 and 2 and is currently working on her CSCS;
  • Chelsey Wilkens — She began gymnastics at a young age and continued on to compete at an elite level around the world. After retiring, she joined the circus as an acrobat and began coaching gymnastics with a focus on special needs athletes and worked with the Special Olympics. Chelsey became a personal trainer in 2009 with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She became a certified yoga teacher in 2011. Chelsey has since studied under some of the top coaches and educators in the world, including Stoyan Deltchev, Charles Poliquin, James LaValle and Ido Portal;
  • Sarah Revening — She was awarded the Most Improved Female Weightlifter by the Metropolitan Weightlifting Committee in 2015, and she has been featured in AM New York, speaking to her experience in the sport and as a trainer. She specializes in Olympic Weightlifting, and holds certifications through the National Council of Strength and Fitness as well as USA Weightlifting;
  • Scott Mitsiell — B.S. Exercise Physiology, ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (EP-C), NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Functional Movement Systems lvl 2 Certified (FMS), Strongfirst Russian Kettlebell Certified (SFG), Triggerpoint Certified, Pre/Post Natal Certified, ViPR, Bulgarian Bags, Athletic Republic Certified;
  • Jason Li — He is a NSCA certified personal trainer, a USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach, a Catalyst Athletics Weightlifting Coach, and a FRC mobility specialist;
  • Dariusz Stankiewich — He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Strong First and Functional Movement Screen instructor, and USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach.
  • Gary Kuang — He has a coaching certification from USA Weightlifting (USAW) and has experience working with a wide range of athletes;
  • Jungin Jung — He is a Certified Athletic Trainer (NATA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA), Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM), Sports performance coach level I (USAW), USA Track and field Coach Level I (USTF) and Functional Movement Screen Level I (FMS);
  • Luis Benitez — He currently holds certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Heart Association, Kettlebell Athletics, USA Weightlifting, and Catalyst Athletics.
182 Mulberry Street New York City, NY
  • 212-226-8682
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Bowery (700 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Grand Street (1200 ft) IND 6th Av
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2018.04.21
Crossfit at Brooklyn Barbell Club Brooklyn Barbell Club 1 Photo

Coaches:

  • Blanco (Head Coach) — CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, CrossFit Gymnastics, CrossFit Kettlebell, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting, CrossFit Endurance, CrossFit Kids, USAW Sports Performance Coach, USAW Advanced Sports Performance Coach, USAW Club Coach, USAW National Coach, CrossFit Olympic Weightlifting Seminar Staff;
  • Ariel Fernandez (Lead Coach) — CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, USAW Sports Performance Coach, 2014 CrossFit Games Athlete, Team Virtuosity;
  • Rob Swayze (Lead Coach) — CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Weightlifting, CrossFit Gymnastics, USAW Sports Performance Coach, Functional Range Conditioning Movement Specialist, Jiu-jitsu Competitor, Former Russian Kettlebell Challenge, Former Girevoy Sport Competitor;
  • Mike Christman — CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Kettlebell;
  • Reggie Lominy — CrossFit Level 1 Trainer;
  • Noelle Nieva — CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, Bodywork Certifications: New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Trigger Point Therapy, Orthopedic Medical Massage, Tui Na, Thai Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage.
98 Bayard Street New York City, NY
  • 917-720-6551
  • Canal Street (700 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1000 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1400 ft) BMT Broadway
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2018.04.22
Olympic Weightlifting at Brooklyn Barbell Club Brooklyn Barbell Club 1 Photo

Experienced athletes (who have attended coached Olympic Weightlifting sessions regularly for more than 6 months) may begin any Tuesday. You don’t need to be a master, but you should be familiar with the lifts and have a firm grasp of the basics (e.g. squatting).

98 Bayard Street New York City, NY
  • 917-720-6551
  • Canal Street (700 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1000 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1400 ft) BMT Broadway
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2018.04.22
Powerlfting at Brooklyn Barbell Club Brooklyn Barbell Club 1 Photo

Experienced athletes (who have attended coached Powerlifting sessions regularly for more than 6 months) may begin any Monday. You don’t need to be a master, but you should be familiar with the lifts and have a firm grasp of the basics (e.g. squatting, deadlifting).

98 Bayard Street New York City, NY
  • 917-720-6551
  • Canal Street (700 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Canal Street (1000 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1400 ft) BMT Broadway
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  • young women
  • men
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2018.04.22
Crossfit at CrossFit East River CrossFit East River 1 Photo 1 Video

Coaches:

  • Rachel Volk — She is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer. She began her CrossFit journey at CFER in 2014. She was a competitive gymnast for 12 years and was selected as an NCA All-American Cheerleader all 4 years of high school;
  • Jay Goebel — He is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, as well as Pendlay Olympic Lifting Level 2 certified. Jay is a lifelong athlete and has been a CrossFitter since 2010. Prior to finding CrossFit, Jay played for Colby College on their NCAA Ice Hockey team;
  • Brad Hoover — He has been athletic his entire life, from hiking and climbing to racquet sports and ultimate Frisbee. However, he avoided gyms until finding CrossFit in 2012. Brad is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer, and holds CrossFit Trainer certifications in Olympic Lifting, Kettlebell, Gymnastics, Strongman and Mobility;
  • Eric J. Leon — He is a CrossFit Level 2 Trainer. He has also completed the USA Weightlifting Level 1, CrossFit Competitor, CrossFit Endurance, and CrossFit Kettlebell Trainer courses and has attended numerous other fitness seminars and events. He is trained as a NYS Certified First Responder with Defibrillation.
647 East 9th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-995-8700
  • First Avenue (2200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Second Avenue (3300 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Third Avenue (3400 ft) BMT Canarsie
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2018.04.23
Yoga at CrossFit East River CrossFit East River 1 Photo 1 Video

Classes combine creative vinyasa sequencing, safe physical alignment and a strong focus on the breath to build strength, balance and ease.

Instructor — Jessica Rapp. She completed her 200-hour RYT teacher training at Yoga Vida in Spring of 2015, and she went on to complete an advanced mentorship with Kat Fowler at Pure Yoga.

647 East 9th Street New York City, NY 10014
  • 212-995-8700
  • First Avenue (2200 ft) BMT Canarsie
  • Second Avenue (3300 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Third Avenue (3400 ft) BMT Canarsie
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2018.04.23
Fitness at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo

Classes:

  • Core Conditioning;
  • Weight Training;
  • Plyometrics.
255 Centre Street New York City, NY 10013
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
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2018.05.18
Boxing at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo
255 Centre Street New York City, NY 10013
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
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  • young men
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2018.05.18
Kickboxing at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo
255 Centre Street New York City, NY 10013
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2018.05.18
Yoga at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo
255 Centre Street New York City, NY
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
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  • young men
  • young women
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2018.05.18
Pilates at Cordell Fitness Cordell Fitness 1 Photo
255 Centre Street New York City, NY
  • 212-925-7177
  • Spring Street (600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (900 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Canal Street (1100 ft) BMT Nassau St
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2018.05.18
Basketball at NYC Basketball League - St. George Academy NYC Basketball League - St. George Academy 1 Photo

Summer seasons details:

  • Guaranteed 8-11 full regulation games including playoffs;
  • Finals will be held at the Barclays Center;
  • Divisions for all Skill Levels (Beginner-Advanced).

Skill levels:

  • Beginner — Fun league for those without recent experience playing organized basketball.
  • Intermediate — Players have usually played in high school or other organized leagues;
  • Beginner-Intermediate;
  • Advanced — Teams and players who have played in college/varsity high school;
  • Intermediate-Advanced.
215 East 6th Street New York City, NY
  • 212-390-1776
  • Astor Place (800 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Eighth Street – New York University (1200 ft) BMT Broadway
  • Bleecker Street (1600 ft) IRT Lexington Av
Sport class for
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2018.05.26
Basketball at NYC Basketball League - Nord Anglia NYC Basketball League - Nord Anglia 1 Photo

Summer seasons details:

  • Guaranteed 8-11 full regulation games including playoffs;
  • Finals will be held at the Barclays Center;
  • Divisions for all Skill Levels (Beginner-Advanced).

Skill levels:

  • Beginner — Fun league for those without recent experience playing organized basketball.
  • Intermediate — Players have usually played in high school or other organized leagues;
  • Beginner-Intermediate;
  • Advanced — Teams and players who have played in college/varsity high school;
  • Intermediate-Advanced.
44 East 2nd Street New York City, NY
  • 212-390-1776
  • Second Avenue (600 ft) IND 6th Av
  • Bleecker Street (1400 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Broadway – Lafayette Street (1800 ft) IND 6th Av
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2018.05.26
Basketball at Dribbl Basketball - Brooklyn Friends Dribbl Basketball - Brooklyn Friends 1 Photo

Dribbl is a New York-based instructional and recreational basketball program for kids ages 3-14.

Programs:

  • Pre-K & K — 50-minute sessions get kids comfortable on the court with a ball in their hands. PE-style games and pop music keep 'em moving and having a great time while they learn the basics;
  • 1st-3rd grades — 80-minute sessions progress to include more challenging drills, tactical plays, and half-court scrimmages;
  • 4th-7th grades — 80-minute sessions are segmented into 30 minutes of skills and drills, followed by “league” games. Balanced teams play scored, timed games with weekly standings and a play-off at the end of each season.
375 Pearl Street New York City, NY 10007
  • 212-717-7651
  • Chambers Street (1000 ft) BMT Nassau St
  • Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall (1100 ft) IRT Lexington Av
  • Fulton Street (1500 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
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2018.05.26
Basketball at Dribbl Basketball - St. Luke's School Dribbl Basketball - St. Luke's School 1 Photo

Dribbl is a New York-based instructional and recreational basketball program for kids ages 3-14.

Programs:

  • Pre-K & K — 50-minute sessions get kids comfortable on the court with a ball in their hands. PE-style games and pop music keep 'em moving and having a great time while they learn the basics;
  • 1st-3rd grades — 80-minute sessions progress to include more challenging drills, tactical plays, and half-court scrimmages;
  • 4th-7th grades — 80-minute sessions are segmented into 30 minutes of skills and drills, followed by “league” games. Balanced teams play scored, timed games with weekly standings and a play-off at the end of each season.
487 Hudson Street New York City, NY
  • 212-717-7651
  • Christopher Street – Sheridan Square (1100 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • Houston Street (1600 ft) IRT Br. – 7th Av
  • West Fourth Street – Washington Square (1700 ft) IND 8th Av
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  • young men
  • young women
  • men
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2018.05.26