Fit to fight

first_imgCapoeiraNot only an art form but also an intense full body workout, Capoeira combines fighting techniques, dance, rhythm and movement to add to your physical and emotional wellbeing. The workout reduces stress and increases your strength and flexibility by working on your cardio and stamina levels. It includes body movements,CapoeiraNot only an art form but also an intense full body workout, Capoeira combines fighting techniques, dance, rhythm and movement to add to your physical and emotional wellbeing. The workout reduces stress and increases your strength and flexibility by working on your cardio and stamina levels. It includes body movements and strategic use of the mind to make use of these movements in the form of dance. “As a capoeirista, unlike other martial arts, we don’t train to fight. We have an arsenal of moves that are dance-like, playful escapes, but when needed can be doubleedged swords and lethal too,” says Reza Baba Massah, certified Capoeira instructor and Founder, Centre for Capoeira India. You can perform Capoeira solo or with a partner, with or without equipment. Being a non-combat, non-violent sport, it lets you express your feelings through movement without using words or aggression.Photo: Mandar Deodhar Cost: Rs 3,000 for eight classes a month, an hour-long class; Where: Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur; www.capoeiraindia.inGet moving1.It sharpens your reflexes and trains you to use them as a selfdefence mechanism.2. It increases the metabolic rate of your body which in turn leads to burning of fat.3. It helps increase strength, endurance and agility. Your body releases feel-good hormones.Jiu JitsuAlthough Jiu Jitsu focuses primarily on grappling and more specifically on ground fighting applying joint locks and chokeholds, it is a system that includes striking techniques, throws and stand-up strategies against surprising attacks. Also known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), you don’t need any equipment to do the technique. All you need is a couple of mats, an instructor and a drilling partner. In BJJ, there are countless ways that focus on developing different physical and mental attributes of the player like body mechanics, reflex, muscle memory, survival instinct and body conditioning. “It’s not like your typical exercise routine as it requires extreme effort to improve endurance while utilising all muscle groups to fight an opponent. It’s a sport that necessitates the challenge to simultaneously push those muscles while enhancing cardiovascular strength,” says Lakshya Aggarwal, certified instructor and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner.advertisementWhy get trained1.A good technique to protect yourself from personal attacks.2. Working both your aerobic and anaerobic systems, it helps boosting your endurance levels.3. A good full body workout, with so many different techniques to learn, there is never a dull moment on the mats. It gives you a better problem-solving mindset.Cost: Rs 8,000 for two classes a week; Rs 12,000 for three classes a week; Rs 16,000 for four classes a week; Where: Delhi, 90-minute long class; lakshya_bjj@outlook.comKrav MagaI t teaches you how to prevent, deal with and overcome all kinds of violence and attacks, and consists of a combination of techniques sourced from aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling along with realistic fight training. Easy to learn, Krav Maga prepares trainees in self-defence, self-protection, fighting and combat skills. Practitioners get to learn protection methods against chokes, hold and locks, hair grab from back and knife attack, besides knee kick regular front, and release from bear hug from the rear, side, and front high. “It trains you to survive on the street in any situation, and makes use of common sense and tactics,” says Vikram Kapoor, Founder, Inter-national Ultimate Krav Maga Federation. The equipment used ranges from the groin guard to shin guard, head gear to grappling gloves and elbow guards.Photo: Mandar Deodhar Cost: Rs 5,000 per month plus Rs 1,000 registration fee; Where: Delhi, 90-minute long class; www.ultimate-kravmaga.comArm yourself1. For improved physical wellbeing, stress release and weight loss.2. To keep yourself safe against incidents of violence and physical assault.3. To build your confidence levels, improve flexibility and agility.4. To increase your attention span and improve core strength training.last_img read more

Appointment of Dr Ian Strachan as VicePresident University of The Bahamas North

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, August 14, 2017 – Nassau – Dr. Strachan is a Professor of English at UB.  He holds an Associate of Arts in English and Literature from The College of The Bahamas (1988); a Teacher’s Certificate from the University of the West Indies (1988); a Bachelor of Arts in English from Morehouse College (1990); and a Master of Arts (1993) and Doctor of Philosophy (1995) in English from the University of Pennsylvania.  He is a former Research Fellow at the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia (1998-1999) and a former Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (1999-2001).  Dr. Strachan served as Chair of the School of English Studies at COB (2004-2007) and as the College’s Vice President of Advancement (2013-2015).A poet, playwright, novelist and filmmaker, Dr. Strachan is an editor of Poitier Revisted with Mia Mask and Violence in The Bahamas with William Fielding and Virginia Ballance. He has written and directed a number of plays, including No Seeds in Babylon (1991) which appears in the anthology Contemporary Drama for the Caribbean (2001) and Diary of Souls (1999).  In 1996 he founded the Track Road Theatre Foundation and served as its Director until 2006. In 2007, his poetry was included in the anthology New Caribbean Poetry (Carcanet 2007).  He is the writer, producer and director of the television series, “Gippie’s Kingdom” and he wrote and directed his first film, Show Me Your Motion: The Ringplay Games of The Bahamas in 2006.  In 2007, this documentary was featured in the UNESCO Caribbean Traveling Film Showcase. He is also the director/producer of the documentary I’s Man: Manhood in The Bahamas.Dr. Strachan is author of the popular newspaper column “East Street Blues” which appeared weekly in The Nassau Guardian (2006-2011). In 2009 he hosted the daily public affairs talk show, “The Nation Today”, on GEMS 105.9FM in Nassau and, in 2012, the current affairs television programme, “The Exchange,” on ZNS TV13.  He is a founder and member of the civil society advocacy group, the 1962 Foundation.Press Release: BIS Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Attempted horse theft has community on alert

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Attempted horse theft has community on alert Posted: October 23, 2018 , center_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsRAMONA (KUSI) – You’ve heard of cars being taken for joyrides, but horses?One East county woman is warning the community after she says someone tried to steal her horse.KUSI’s Dani Ruberti detailed what happened, and why horse owners need to be careful. October 23, 2018last_img read more

POLICE LOG for June 4 Group Of Teens Break Window At Old

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Here are highlights of the Wilmington Police Log for Tuesday, June 4, 2019:A King Street caller reported a deceased rabbit in front of her house. She requested the Animal Control Officer remove it as “it’s been crushed pretty good.” (5:48am)A Research Drive caller reported an ex-employee did not return a company-owned iPad. Police contacted ex-employee. (11:44am)A Chestnut Street caller reported a thin, white male in his late 30’s, with a reddish gray beard, sitting on her porch 20 minutes ago. Her dogs started barking and the party ran off into the wooded trails towards Apple Tree Lane. Police were unable to locate. Police advised several area residents and asked them to contact police if the man is observed. (11:55am)A Chestnut Street caller reported two unauthorized charges on her credit card, which she still has possession of. She notified the bank. (12:45pm)Employee at the Learning Experience reported a group of teenagers near the old Sonic using profanity and being disruptive towards the young children at the school. Group departed prior to police arrival. The old Sonic’s alarm was going off. Calling party reported the teens had just broke a window. Police contacted building’s last known owner, who reported he sold the building about a month ago and didn’t have the new owner’s contact information. (4:01pm)(DISCLAIMER: This information is public information.  An arrest does not constitute a conviction.  Any arrested person is innocent until proven guilty.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedPOLICE LOG for August 11: Incidents Not What They Seem; Marijuana Confiscated From Vehicle; Missing Woman FoundIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 14: Missing Teen Located; Trash Left Behind At Yentile FarmIn “Police Log”POLICE LOG for August 22: Evicted Tenant Leaves Behind Cat; Driver Issued Summons; Kids Playing Ding Dong DitchIn “Police Log”last_img read more

Poet Belal Chowdhury no more

first_imgPoet Belal Chowdhury. Photo: Khaled SarkarEkushey Padak winning poet Belal Chowdhury died at a city hospital on Tuesday. He was 79, reports UNB.The prominent poet breathed his last at 12:30pm at Anwar Khan Modern Hospital in Dhanmondi, Abdullah Pratik Chowdhury, eldest son of the poet, told UNB.The decision of his burying and funeral will be taken later after consulting with the family members, he added.The poet was admitted to Anwar Khan Modern Hospital in Dhanmondi on 27 August. Since then he was admitted at the hospital.The poet was suffering from diabetes and kidney problem for long.Chowdhury served Bharat Bichitra as its editor, published from Indian High Commission in Dhaka. He was also an editor of Shaptahik Sandwip and Krittibas, a Bengali poetry magazine edited by Sunil Gangopadhyay.Belal Chowdhury also has reputation as journalist, essayist and translator. He was awarded Ekushey Padak in 2014 for his literary contribution. He also received Bangla Academy Literary Award.Belal Chowdhury was born on 12 November 1938 in Sharsdi village of Feni in the then Bengal Presidency under the British rule.last_img read more

Sunwing announces opening of Planet Hollywood Costa Rica

first_img Travelweek Group TORONTO — Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica has opened its doors as the first ever all-inclusive resort by the Planet Hollywood brand.The property invites guests to ‘Vacation Like A Star’, with 294 luxury suites, each complete with ‘Phabulous Beds’ with a hand-crafted custom mattress with bedding developed exclusively for Planet Hollywood guests. There are seven globally-infused restaurants and six bars, a PUMPED Fitness Center, PH Spa, two swimming pools and a splash zone.The resort is located at the base of the Papagayo Peninsula in the Guanacaste Region.Earlier this year Sunwing Travel Group signed its blockbuster deal with Planet Hollywood, announcing immediate plans for two resorts with more resorts to come. Now that Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica has opened, the second resort, Planet Hollywood Resort Cancun, is slated to debut in late spring 2019.“It’s been an amazing journey leading my all-star cast of employees to prepare for the grand opening of Planet Hollywood Beach Resort in Costa Rica,” said General Manager Jonathan Iriarte. “With the perfect line-up of features, we can confidently say that our guests will receive the full Vacation Like A Star experience.”More news:  Le Boat has EBBs along with its new 2020 brochureA curated list of excursions, PH Experiences, allows guests to explore the Papagayo Gulf, from visiting life-like dinosaurs in an open-air jungle environment, to sailing and snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean’s clear blue waters.For young guests, Stars Kids Club offers fun and educational experiences such as Planet Hollywood TV, Walk of Fame Scavenger Hunt, Starlets Hall of Fame Party and more.Meanwhile an array of signature brand offerings includes the Your Soundtrack music program where guests can choose a music theme to create the soundtrack of their vacation, the Main Event Guarantee allowing guests to catch all major events in real time, and Plugged In, providing guests with unlimited high-speed WiFi resort wide. There’s also Star Class, ‘delivering the full star experience’ with exclusive amenities and high-level service. << Previous PostNext Post >> Tags: Planet Hollywood, Sunwing Travel Group Tuesday, October 2, 2018 center_img Posted by Sunwing announces opening of Planet Hollywood Costa Rica Sharelast_img read more