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Al-Azhar School of Pencak Silat Students learn forms, techniques, self-defense, weapons training, and spiritual development in this school of Indonesian martial arts. At the Indonesian Embassy, 2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW. (800) 280-5345. al-azharsilat.org.
The Capoeira Spot Brazilian self-defense method that involves fluid movement and music. Beginner and intermediate classes for kids and adults. Brazilian percussion classes, too. $17 per class. Monthly memberships available. 636 Florida Ave. NW. (240) 606-4446. capoeiradc.com.
Chinatown Community Cultural Center Tai Chi classes taught in the Beijing Yang 24 style encourage relaxation and strengthen the mind, posture, and muscles. Ping-pong classes also available. Free. 616 H St. NW, Suite 201. (202) 628-1688. ccccdc.org.
Club JOOLA Beginner, intermediate, and advanced table tennis classes for kids, adults, and seniors. Groups, teams, and private lessons available. $12 per class. 4931 Wyaconda Rd., Rockville. (301) 881-3401. clubjoola.com.
D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Fencing, swim classes, CPR training, and more available at various DPR sites around the city. For more information, call (202) 673-7647 or visit dpr.dc.gov.
D.C. Fencer’s Club Full-contact modern fencing for all ages with classes in footwork, epee, saber, and elite saber. Private lessons available. Call for pricing. 9330 Fraser Ave., Silver Spring. (301) 562-1990. dcfencing.com.
Great River Taoist Center Tai Chi classes for beginning and intermediate levels in Michuan forms and push hands. Curriculum in Chinese swordsmanship also offered. Call for pricing. 1325 18th St. NW, Suite 210. (703) 846-8222 or (202) 785-1767. grtc.org.
Jordin’s Paradise Sensual belly dancing, sexy salsa aerobics, flirty chair dance, hula hooping, body weight conditioning, pole-dancing cardio, and Bollywood dance. Call for pricing and membership information. 1121 7th St. NW. (202) 997-8211. jordinsparadise.com.
Krav Maga D.C. Learn the official hand-to-hand combat system of the Israeli Defense Forces at varying levels of skill. Call for pricing. 616 H St. NW, Gallery Place, second floor. (202) 328-1201. kravmagadc.com.
The Mindfulness Center Pilates theory, medical Qi Jong, stress reducation, yoga as therapy, acupuncture, and personal training. Call for pricing information. 4963 Elm St., Bethesda. (301) 986-1090. themindfulnesscenter.org.
National Integrated Health Associates Learn about whole, nutrient-dense foods in group coaching programs, through the NIHA Raw Food Institutes’s seven-day immersion program, or with individual nutrition coaching. Call for pricing. 5225 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 237-7000. nihadc.com.
Primal Fitness Parkour and Crossfit available for all levels. Gynamstics classes available for kids 2 and a half years and older. Call for pricing. 219 M St. NW. (202) 596-9348. primal-fitness.com.
Pole Pressure at Balance Gym Learn pole- and chair-dancing poses and techniques. Drop-in classes are $20 each without a Balance Gym membership. Private instruction also available. 1111 14th St. NW. polepressure.com.
Sahara Dance Beginning, intermediate, and advanced belly-dancing classes for fitness and dance mastery. $140–$280 for an eight-week course. 4433 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 362-4400. Three additional locations in D.C. and Md.; see website for details. saharadance.com
Studio Body Logic Group classes, private sessions, workshops, and retreats in Pilates, yoga, stretching, and body sculpting. Call for pricing. Two locations: 4001 N. 9th St., Suite 108, Arlington, (703) 527-9626; and 2417 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria, (703) 739-7601. studiobodylogic.com.
Stroga Abs, TRX/Kettleball, and belly dance classes and specials in aerial skills and Thai bodyworks are available for all ages. Call for pricing. 1808 Adams Mill Rd. NW. (202) 238-9642. stroga.com.
Tulsi Holistic Living Become certified in holistic nutrition, detoxification, and reflexology. Training available in accupressure and shiatsu, essential oils, and mahatma reiki. $145–$295. Two locations: 1642 R St. NW, (202) 332-3501; and 3327 M St. NW, (202) 333-7025. tulsiliving.com.
Vida Fitness Balance beam, Budokon (integrated yoga, martial arts, and meditation), group centergy, Bhangra (danced-based cardio), and senior fitness classes available. Call for pricing. Three locations: 601 F St. NW, (866) 382-8432; 1517 15th St. NW, (202) 588-5559; and 999 9th St. NW., (202) 742-1940. vidafitness.com.
Yong Studios Tae Kwon Do Classes for children and adults in all colors of belts. Qigong, yoga, and breathing classes are available for balance in training. Call for pricing. 4445 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 966-9677. yongstudios.com.