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Flykidz Gym­nas­tics

1-3, Third floor, So­laris Mont Kiara, Jalan So­laris 3, Mont Kiara, KL (03 6203 7939); 25-2, Sec­ond floor, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru, KL (03 2284 0988/www.fly-kidz.com). Hand­stands, pike jumps and front flips – imag­ine all that in a colour­ful and safe en­vi­ron­ment. The greater em­pha­sis on fun and team­work makes all the flips and dips worth it: Most par­ents re­port that their kids sleep bet­ter af­ter a ses­sion at Flykidz. Classes are con­ducted by trained gym­nasts and sports en­thu­si­asts, so your kids are guar­an­teed a great work­out and a whole new set of friends. Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm; Sat, 9am-2pm.

NEW Geethashankaran­dance Stu­dio & Haven

L0806 & L0808 Me­nara Sen­tral Vista, Jalan Tun Sam­ban­than, Brick­fields, KL (Face­book: Geethashankaran­dance). Public rink open Mon-Sat, 9am-10pm & Sun, 9am-8.30pm. Classes start from RM65 per stu­dent for 30mins.

Samba De Fut­sal

Lot 13 Seksyen 51A, Jalan 225, PJ (03 7958 2644/www.sam­bade­fut­sal.com). Ever won­dered why Brazil is re­ally good at football? Here, you can learn the Samba style of football that is cre­ative and free-flow­ing in a clean and safe en­vi­ron­ment. Daily, 10am-3am. Call for book­ings.

Tra­di­tional Taek­wondo Academy

Sec­ond floor, 61 Jalan 19/29, PJ (03 7958 7590/www.tra­di­tion­al­taek­wondo.net). The Tra­di­tional Taek­wondo Academy (TTA) is a home-based cen­tre con­duct­ing classes for chil­dren and adults. The head of the academy, Grand­mas­ter Yeow, has over 35 years of mar­tial arts ex­pe­ri­ence in taek­wondo. At TTA, kids don’t just learn how to kick and punch but also the so­cial val­ues be­hind the prac­tice, learn­ing re­spect, dis­ci­pline and pos­i­tiv­ity. Any prospec­tive stu­dent or par­ent can be as­sured of the high­est stan­dard in mar­tial arts ed­u­ca­tion.

Pe­nang

Budo Academy

Bar­nett Road, Ge­orge Town (016 421 9009/ www.bu­doa­cademy.net). The Budo Academy or­gan­ises and con­ducts life skills pro­grammes for chil­dren and adults. For kids aged 12 and younger, classes run for an hour and in­clude ac­tiv­i­ties like judo, jiu-jitsu and aikido. Chil­dren will learn tra­di­tional mar­tial arts tech­niques within a strict fit­ness pro­gramme.

NEW Kuala Gan­dah Ele­phant Sanc­tu­ary

Lan­chang (www.wildlife.gov.my). Lo­cated 15 kilo­me­tres from Lan­chang, the Kuala Gan­dah Ele­phant Sanc­tu­ary is run by a group of ele­phant lovers; some are full-time staff while the rest are vol­un­teers. Chil­dren are al­lowed to feed the ele­phants with some fruits and grass. The fun part comes when ev­ery­one can ‘bathe’ with the ele­phants at the river, just be care­ful to watch out for lit­tle ones.

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