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Child Anti-Abduction Workshop on Sacramento & Co. (May 2017)

Child Anti-Abduction Workshop on Sacramento & Co. (May 16, 2017).

On May 16, 2017 Master Amitis Pourarian visited Sacramento & Co. with four of our Tiny Tigers to discuss our Child Anti-Abduction Workshop, held on May 20, 2017. The workshop, designed for children 10 and under, discussed important topics for both children and parents including understanding predator behavior, key personal information every child needs to know, developing situational awareness, what kids need to do if they get separated or lost, and what kids need to do if approached. We hold these workshops on an ongoing basis; contact us to learn when the next session will be held.

Our Tiny Tigers Visit Sacramento & Co. (May 2017)

Our Tiny Tigers Visit Sacramento & Co. (May 16, 2017).

On May 16, 2017 four of our Tiny Tigers visited Sacramento & Co. to demonstrate their moves! They were there to help spread the word about our Child Anti-Abduction Workshop, held May 20, 2017 (see the video above).

Women's Self Defense with Master Amitis Pourarian on Good Day Sacramento (May 2017)

Women’s Self Defense on Good Day Sacramento (May 13, 2017).

On May 13, 2017 in honor of Mother’s Day, we invited women in our community to attend a free self defense workshop. Thanks to everyone who joined us — it was our pleasure hosting you! The event included self-defense discussion, demonstration, and practice for each technique. We hope all of the women who attended took away plenty of valuable knowledge and self defense skills they didn’t have beforehand.

If you’d like to further expand your self defense skills (or if you weren’t able to join us at the workshop), we offer self defense classes for both women and men. For more information, please call us at (916) 258-5425.

Child Anti-Abduction Workshop on Good Day Sacramento (April 2017)

Child Anti-Abduction Workshop on Good Day Sacramento (April 23, 2017).

On April 23, 2017 Master Amitis Pourarian visited Good Day Sacramento to discuss our Child Anti-Abduction Workshop, held later that day. The workshop, designed for children 10 and under, discussed important topics for both children and parents including understanding predator behavior, key personal information every child needs to know, developing situational awareness, what kids need to do if they get separated or lost, and what kids need to do if approached. We hold these workshops on an ongoing basis; contact us to learn when the next session will be held. Parents, this is the best 2 hours you can spend learning how to keep your child safe!

Free Post-Thanksgiving Bootcamp on Sac & Co (November 2016)

Free Post-Thanksgiving Bootcamp on Sac & Co (November 23, 2016).

On November 23, 2016 Master Amitis Pourarian, along with other STUDIO members, visited Sac & Co to discuss our free post-Thanksgiving bootcamp for members of our community. Some estimates indicate that the average person eats between 3,000 and 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving day! Our bootcamp was designed to help work off some of those excess calories.

Free Post-Thanksgiving Bootcamp on Good Day Sacramento (November 2016)

Free Post-Thanksgiving Bootcamp on Good Day Sacramento (November 23, 2016).

On November 23, 2016 Good Day Sacramento visited THE STUDIO to learn more about our free post-Thanksgiving bootcamp for members of our community. Participants joined in a fun, high-octane workout to help blast excess calories while building strength, endurance, and flexibility.

Training Leaders (October 2016)

Training Leaders: The Studio hones minds and bodies (Granite Bay View, October 2016).

In the October 2016 issue of the Granite Bay View, THE STUDIO was highlighted in the article “Life Lessons in The Studio.”

Click here to download and read the full article (PDF format).

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Bullying Prevention Workshop on Good Day Sacramento (October 2016)

Free Bullying Prevention Workshop on Good Day Sacramento (October 22, 2016).

On October 22, 2016, Good Day Sacramento visited THE STUDIO to learn more about our Bullying Prevention Workshop. In honor of National Bullying Prevention Month, we hosted this free community event, taught by our kid Black Belt leaders, to provide girls and boys (1st grade through high school) the tools to identify, report, and resolve bullying. The workshop also focused on the importance of recognizing and valuing our differences and our responsibility to work together to beat bullying.

THE STUDIO's Bad A** Moms Program (October 2016)

THE STUDIO’s Bad A** Moms Program (Roseville Magazine, October 2016).

THE STUDIO and our BAM (Bad A** Moms) program were featured in Roseville Magazine!

BAM is our unique martial arts program designed by a woman, just for women, and taught by women. Created by Master Amitis Pourarian, a 7th degree Black Belt and former US Taekwondo team member, BAM incorporates Taekwondo, fitness, self defense, and life coaching.

Please check out the article to learn more about BAM (click here to download a PDF). Or give us a call at (916) 258-5425!

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Master Pourarian in the Daily Mail (September 2016)

Master Pourarian in the UK’s Daily Mail (September 7, 2016).

Master Pourarian and her amazing abs were featured in the UK’s Daily Mail! Click here (or click the image below) to read the article and watch the video of Master Pourarian breaking a large wooden stick using nothing but her midsection!

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Women's Self Defense with Master Amitis Pourarian on Good Day Sacramento (August 2016)

Women’s Self Defense on Good Day Sacramento (August 27, 2016).

On August 27, 2016 Good Day Sacramento joined us at THE STUDIO to discuss our free women’s self defense workshop, held later that day. To see photos from the workshop, please click here.

Wise Warriors on Good Day Sacramento (August 2016)

Wise Warriors on Good Day Sacramento (August 19, 2016).

Good Day Sacramento reporter Nha Nguyen visited our Wise Warriors to learn about our non-contact martial arts program, designed for ages 50+ (or adults of any age with physical or mobility constraints).

Martial arts is an excellent way to keep your body strong, heart healthy, joints supple, muscles toned, and mind sharp while you learn practical self-defense skills — and earn your Black Belt! You’re invited to come join us in our supportive group environment where you’ll exercise both body and mind without the risk of injury due to contact.

Women's Self Defense with Master Amitis Pourarian on Sacramento & Co (August 2016)

Women’s Self Defense on Sac & Co (August 16, 2016).

On August 16, 2016 Master Amitis Pourarian, along with Black Belts Ms. Tammy Brust and Ms. Donna Webb, visited Sac & Co to discuss our free women’s self defense workshop, held on August 27, 2016. To see photos from the workshop, please click here.

Kids' Ninja Classes on Good Day Sacramento (June 2016)

Ninja Kids on Good Day Sacramento (June 10, 2016).

Good Day Sacramento reporter Nha Nguyen tries out our Ninja obstacle course!

 

Bad A** Moms on Good Day Sacramento (November 2015)

Bad A** Moms on Good Day Sacramento (November 16, 2015).

Our Bad A** Moms, including several of our 2015 UWTA World Champions, received a visit from Good Day Sacramento’s Melissa Cabral on November 16. Kicking, breaking boards, showcasing their forms, sparring, and practicing self defense — see them in action in this video!

Small Studio, Big Accomplishments (November 2015)

Small Studio, Big Accomplishments (Granite Bay View, November 2015).

Master Pourarian and our 2015 UWTA World Champions were featured in the November issue of Granite Bay View — check out this cool article!

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THE STUDIO on KVIE (April 2015)

THE STUDIO on KVIE’s “Yes! We’re Open” (April 27, 2015).

Master Amitis Pourarian and THE STUDIO reach new heights by helping others achieve their goals.

 

THE STUDIO Visits Sacramento & Co. (September 2015)

THE STUDIO Visits Sacramento & Co. (September 18, 2015).

Master Amitis Pourarian of THE STUDIO and Kelly Corliss of Slim Your Core discuss great ways for parents to get back into a regular health and fitness routine.

Local 'Ninja Mom' Has No Fear When it Comes to TV Challenge (Granite Bay View Press Tribune, August 2015)

Local “Ninja Mom” Has No Fear When it Comes to TV Challenge. Granite Bay View Press Tribune (August, 2015)

Shannen Park is a busy lady. She is a mom, restaurateur, martial artist and, as of this year, an American Ninja Warrior Contestant. Park trains at THE STUDIO Martial Arts and Fitness with Master Amitis Pourarian who owns and operates the Roseville center located near Granite Bay on Sierra College Boulevard.

Click here to download and read the article (PDF format).

To learn more about our Ninja Obstacle Course, please click here.

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Meet Our National Taekwondo Champions (Good Day Sacramento, January 2015)

Meet Our National Taekwondo Champions. Good Day Sacramento (January 22, 2015).

Did you catch our two young UWTA National Champions in forms (poomsae) on Good Day Sacramento? Kristin Marshall joined STUDIO students Miko Cooper and Amir Khatib for a Taekwondo demonstration plus some board-breaking — please check out the video!

If you’d like to learn more about our martial arts programs for ages 3 to 50+, please call us at (916) 258-5425 or click here.

 

Martial Artists: Local Students Bring Home National Taekwondo Title (Granite Bay View, November 2014)

Martial Artists: Local Students Bring Home National Taekwondo Title. Granite Bay View (November 2014).

Miko Cooper and Amir Khatib, two students from THE STUDIO, earned the title of National Champion in forms (poomsae) at the 2014 United World Taekwondo Association International Championships!

Click here to download and read the article! (PDF format)

To learn more about our Taekwondo program for kids, please click here.

 

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Thanksgiving Boot Camp (Good Day Sacramento, November 2014)

Thanksgiving Boot Camp. Good Day Sacramento (November 26, 2014).

On Wednesday, November 26, Good Day Sacramento’s Kristin Marshall and STUDIO members were hard at work, banking calories for their Thanksgiving dinner. Check out these videos, where you’ll also learn how many calories a typical Thanksgiving meal contains — yikes!

If you’d like to burn off some of those calories you consumed during the holiday season, come join us for a fun, high-energy workout. Click here for a list of all of our fitness and dance programs!

 

Think Pink at Breast Cancer Awareness Events (Granite Bay View, October 2014)

Think Pink at Breast Cancer Awareness Events. Granite Bay View (October 2014).

Click here to download and read the article! (PDF format)

To learn more about this free fitness and breast cancer awareness event, which was held in 2014, please click here.

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Tiny Tigers Taekwondo (Good Day Sacramento, September, 2014)

Tiny Tigers Taekwondo. Good Day Sacramento (September 3, 2014).

Our Tiny Tigers demonstrated their Taekwondo skills on Good Day Sacramento — check out the video below! Sparring, kicking and punching drills, forms, and even a board break were on display.

Don’t let their off-the-charts cute factor fool you — our Tiny Tigers are working hard to develop their balance, motor skills, hand-eye coordination, attention span, and self control.

For more information about Tiny Tigers Taekwondo, for kids ages 3 to 5, please click here.

Tiny Tigers Taekwondo (CBS13, September, 2014)

Tiny Tigers Taekwondo. CBS13 (September 3, 2014).

Did you see our Tiny Tigers demonstrating their Taekwondo moves on CBS13? Here’s the video.

It’s never too early to start training for a Black Belt! For more info about our Tiny Tigers program, for kids ages 3 to 5, please click here.

Kickin' It With Mom (Good Day Sacramento, August, 2014)

Kickin’ It with Mom. Good Day Sacramento (August 27, 2014).

Our Kickin’ It with Mom class was featured on Good Day Sacramento.

This fun, interactive fitness program for mothers and kids lets you spend quality time together during the day while you both benefit physically.

Please check out the video below! For more information about this program, please click here.

Ninja Obstacle Course (Good Day Sacramento, August, 2014)

Ninja Obstacle Course. Good Day Sacramento (August 27, 2014).

Our Ninja Obstacle Course was featured on Good Day Sacramento!

Kids and adults have a great time practicing their Ninja skills in our version of TV’s American Ninja Warrior. This is a progressive class for every fitness level — and no membership is required!

Please check out the video below, then click here for more information.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (Good Day Sacramento, August, 2014)

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Good Day Sacramento (August 27, 2014).

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was accepted by Master Amitis Pourarian on Good Day Sacramento. As is typical, Master Pourarian demonstrates her own very unique approach to a challenge. Have a look!

Ninja Obstacle Course (Fox40 News, August, 2014)

Ninja Obstacle Course. Fox40 News (August 27, 2014).

Fox40 reporter Gary Gelfand tries out our Ninja Obstacle Course. Watch the video below!

To learn more about our Ninja Obstacle Course, please click here.

We Tried It: Local Fitness with Flair (Style Magazine, January 2014)

We Tried It: Ninja Obstacle Course. Style Magazine (January 2014).

Click here to download and read the article! (PDF format)

To learn more about our Ninja Obstacle Course, please click here.

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THE STUDIO Thinks Pink (Granite Bay View, October 2013)

THE STUDIO Thinks Pink. Granite Bay View (October 2013).

Click here to download and read the article! (PDF format).

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Never Too Late for Martial Arts (Gold Country Media 'Active,' March 2013)

Never Too Late for Martial Arts: Seniors earning Black Belts, staying active. Gold Country Media “Active” (March 2013).

Click here to download and read the article (PDF format).

To learn more about our Wise Warriors non-contact martial arts program, please click here.

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Wise Warriors on Good Day Sacramento, April 11, 2013

Wise Warriors on Good Day Sacramento. By Melissa Cabral, live for Good Day Sacramento on Channel 31 (April 11, 2013).

Click the video below to watch! To learn more about our Wise Warriors non-contact martial arts program, please click here.

THE STUDIO Knocks Out the Competition (Roseville/Granite Bay Press Tribune, July 2012)

THE STUDIO Knocks Out the Competition. “Best of the Best” supplement to the Roseville/Granite Bay Press Tribune (July 13, 2012).

Click here to download and read the article (PDF format).

When Moms Attack! (Roseville/Granite Bay Press Tribune, May 2012)

When Moms Attack! Women discover their hidden power through Bad-Ass Moms program. Roseville/Granite Bay Press Tribune (May 7, 2012). Click here to read the article!

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Mom's Fight Club on Good Day Sacramento, January 30, 2011

Moms Fight Club on Good Day Sacramento. By Melissa Cabral, live for Good Day Sacramento on Channel 31 (January 30, 2011). Click the video below to watch!

Class-Act Fitness (Style Magazine, January 2011)

Class-Act Fitness: 5 new ways to work out… and more FUN classes around town! By Darren Elms, Style Magazine (January 2011)

Zumba at THE STUDIO is featured in this article!

“Californians are enthusiastic about getting fit, and that’s a good thing. From dietary regimens to gym memberships, many health-conscious adults constantly seek new ways to get fit, keep active and live longer. Take the ’80s fad of aerobics… how can we forget Jane Fonda’s moves?”

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Granite Bay Self Defense Class Makes Women 'Bad' (News10, December 17, 2010)

Granite Bay Self Defense Class Makes Women ‘Bad.’ By Brandon Atchison, News10 photojournalist (December 17, 2010).

“A group of local women have dedicated themselves to learning self defense through martial arts. Their reasons may all be different, but the result is the same: these ladies have become ‘bad’.”

Click here to watch the complete news segment!

'Bad-Ass Moms' Spar in Granite Bay (The Press Tribune, December 4, 2010)

Bad-Ass Moms’ Spar in Granite Bay: Class teaches martial arts, self-defense and life coaching. By Sena Christian, The Press Tribune (December 4, 2010)

“On the first week she visited The Studio, Carol Cooper sat outside in her car, peering into the open space as a group of women practiced tae kwon do.

The second week, she walked through the front doors but stayed near the entrance, sitting on a chair to observe the class. Finally, on the third week, instructor Amitis Pourarian suggested she join along.

“I never looked back,” Cooper says.”

Click here to read the article!

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Mastering Life - and Taekwondo (Granite Bay View, May 2010)

Martial arts instructor, students gain confidence from ancient practice. By Joyia Emard, Granite Bay View (May 2010)

Click here to read the article! The cover story begins on page 30.

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Introducing... The Studio Martial Arts and Fitness (Style Magazine, March 2010) - CLICK TO READ MORE!

An interview with Amitis Pourarian. Style Magazine (March 2010)

“Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you? We are in the business of bettering the lives of those in our community who train at The Studio, through health, fitness and safety instruction, and by instilling people with the virtues of the martial arts. This business definitely found me; this is my passion and hobby “gone wild.” This is my way of giving to my community, and I just want to share the benefits that I have gained from it with others.”

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This Workout Has a Lot of Kick to It (The Press Tribune, January 27, 2010) - CLICK TO READ MORE!

This Workout Has a Lot of Kick to It. By Megan Wood, The Press Tribune (January 27, 2010)

“…Roseville resident Heidi Mesbah is preparing for her brother’s February wedding with three hours a week of non-stop, adrenaline pumping kick boxing at The Studio, which opened recently in Granite Bay.

“I’ve been at it for three weeks and I can already tell my clothes are feeling looser and people are starting to notice that I’m more firm,” Mesbah said. “I still have more work to do, but it’s motivating to see results in three weeks.”

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About Persian Dance:

Curl Your Hair. Take a Picture. Don’t Kiss Me. (February 17, 2010) “What do these words have in common?

They are all names of particular moves in Persian Dance.

Persian Dance is very different from belly dancing!” Read more…

About Zumba®:

Debra Got Her Booty Kicked! (January 8, 2010) “Zumba – NOT your Mother’s aerobics class!

Ok, I dragged my sorry butt to work today after enduring the personal humiliation that was my first Zumba class last night at The Studio in Granite Bay. Sheila, our instructor, has moves that I not only did not know existed, but her energy and abilities were jaw dropping!

First of all, what exactly is Zumba?” Read more…

About Cardio Kickbox:

Debra Tries Cardio Kickboxing! (January 7, 2010) “Ok, well, in the spirit of the feature editorial for our January Style Magazine issues, I decided to (or was coaxed into) taking a cardio kickboxing class.” Read more…