I originally signed up for three months of women's kickboxing, thinking I could get some cardio exercise in and maybe learn a little self-defense. That was a year and a half ago, and I've never left! The classes are intense workouts that are always different, which keeps things interesting. There are two different instructors, Ms. Ada and Ms. Carrie, each of whom has her own style of teaching and who complement each other well. Both are very supportive and positive. They appreciate the beauty and strength of women of all shapes and sizes, and encourage you to give all you have to being your best and developing good fighting form. Since I've been going there I've seen my confidence increase, because they've taught me I can do things I never thought I'd be able to do. And it never hurts to know how to deliver a good, solid punch! Highly recommended both for fitness and self-defense.
My almost 6-year old son has tried baseball, soccer, music -- everything -- and we have finally found something he loves! I wasn't sure if he would stick with a 2x a week schedule, but he's so excited each time. The instructors are warm and caring, but also teach kids the value of focus and discipline. The instructors are also great about providing small goals and rewards (like stripes on their belts) most classes that make kids feel motivated and proud of themselves. My son says he won't stop till he's a black belt!
Amerikick Park Slope has been a warm and familial experience right from the moment we walked in with our son. Right away my son felt comfortable and truly cared for. My son has grown as a martial artist but also in his confidence. He is no longer the shy but the child that can be expected to make another kid feel welcome and I attribute that to Amerikick's teachings. They not only teach martial arts, but physical and mental health. I cannot say enough great things about this school!
I have never really been the type of person do to the fitness thing, but there was a deal and decided to take advantage of it. I never imagined how much I would love the Kickboxing classes as well as all the instructors. Everyone there is super friendly and very helpful, trust me as someone who had no idea what she was doing. It was really to sign up and affordable, plus the times for the classes are very convenient. I would recommend this Amerikick Martial Arts in Park Slope to anyone and everyone; I do it to keep fit and not to lose weight, though that does happen, but it makes you feel good about yourself and we all need that. Thank you Amerikick.