Martial arts can be a great way to train both mind and body, and Watsonville has no lack of programs to help people reach their goals.
Two Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studios have opened in the city in the past year, joining the dojos who teach Tae Kwon Do and Black Tiger (the Chinese martial art Huk Hu). Even the cops get involved, offering drop-in classes for kids at the Watsonville Police Activities League gym.
So which martial arts studio is a black belt winner? Here are some we've come across: , , , , , and .
Many of these studios offer programs for young kids, as well as teens and adults. There are self-defense classes for girls and women, and opportunities for students to compete as they become proficient in the martial art.
So cast your votes in our poll and drop a comment about why you think your favorite place is worth a visit. Click on the links above and rate the business on its Patch Places listing. You can even leave a review.
Voting in the poll is open until 9 a.m. Friday. Ties will be broken by whichever business has the most positive comments in the section below. We will announce the winner at noon Friday and that business will receive a "Patch Readers' Choice" certificate.
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