2024 YOUTH Programs


► Grasshoppers Martial Arts & Tumbling Club

Join the Grasshoppers Club for an awesome time of playful explorations of movement through Martial Arts. Practice is led by Bo, a former I-Power Gymnastics NINJA Program Director who brings 40+ years of Martial Arts practice and teaching experience to create an outstanding physical, mental, and emotional fitness program. The Grasshoppers Club classes are student-centered, exploratory in format, with the goal to accelerate learning and enhance practical skills while also improving Mental Agility & Adaptability. Practice includes partner work, individual and group challenges, and more.

Let me begin with the most important question any Parent and Student would ask: why join the Grasshoppers Martial Arts Club?

For starters, my aim is to give Grasshoppers Students a ridiculously unfair advantage when facing conflicts and challenges - be those emotional, mental, or physical. Our practice revolves around problem-solving, acute awareness, strategy, critical thinking, mutual respect, and physical, emotional and mental empowerment.

This comes with the responsibility to provide our students with non-diluted skills and know-how. The idea behind this approach is that one single hour of proper training is better than a full year of entertaining - and expensive - classes with little applicable value. After all, it is Martial Arts that we practice - albeit at a higher level then the overwhelming majority of current schools. For instance, if I did not teach Martial Arts, I would rather give my own kids a single month of Boxing training and receive better benefits than putting them through a year of loud martial arts wrapped in colored belts and sealed with a bunch of certificates and trophies. 

That's because when you respect students as the future adults they are in the process of becoming (regardless of what it is they practice), you can only choose a path of responsible teaching, profound attention to individual details, and a teaching methodology centered on the characteristics and abilities of your students. This is as valid for Martial Arts as it is for Painting, Ballet, or Cooking.

It is a bold statement and I invite you to observe or take a class before labeling it as arrogance.

This training combines Martial Arts principles, games, and even storytelling along with strength and endurance using body weight training through natural movement games, puzzles, patterns, and complex spatial awareness challenges to enhance agility, flexibility, coordination, and adaptability. Younger kids begin through a more basic exploration of movement, obstacles, and basic acrobatics. Students can also combine tracks and participate in both the OpenMAT Martial Arts classes AND the Tumbling & Groundwork classes for a well-rounded physical training.

At the core of our practice is Mutual Respect and Nonviolent Conflict Resolution.


Core, Power, Fluidity


AGES: 10 & UP

Contact Bo: 530 913 9523


Drop-IN: $20

1 x Week Membership: $64/mo

One Time Trial Pass: $16

Family Rates Available

OpenMat is an accelerated Martial Arts learning practice based on exploration of movement, strategy, and common sense defense. It is also a progressively intensive full body workout.

ALL skills and ages (10 & UP) are welcome; determination is invited :)

"When I first started Martial Arts, my Goju-Ryu Sensei said two things to me. The first was that IF I stuck to Martial Arts training for six months, then Martial Arts will stick to me my entire life. I suppose I never quit and I hope you'll make this practice YOURS too; a foundation of resilience and power to rely on for your entire life.

The second thing he told me was that if I ever get into a fight again he will stop teaching me - so I had to learn how to solve my problems without fighting; and that took a long time.

Many years later among the last few things he said to me before his passing, was the request that I relinquish all pursuits of rank. As time passed, I understood that the only validation I needed for my practice was the way I conduct my life. For me, being a decent human outweighs all the belts and trophies to be had."

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

RE-Think Martial Arts






Ninjas, 7 - 14


Drop-IN: $20

1 x Week Membership: $18/week

One Time Trial Pass: $16

Family Rates Available

Our practice uses a mentoring, modern and empowering approach to Mental, Emotional, and Physical Training using Martial Arts Principles of Conflict Resolution, Mutual Respect, and Teamwork.

Our classes transform into playful learning journeys where skills become the building blocks of self-control, self-determination, and self-confidence.

As opposed to the rigidity of traditional martial arts, at The Grasshoppers Club freedom of expression through movement is cherished and encouraged and a sense of empowering arises from the confidence of progressively building skills that will last a lifetime.

Grasshoppers Groundwork I / II and Ninjas classes are extremely fluid and responsive to minute changes in the kids' state and the overall group atmosphere.

Registration Required. No Drop-Ins please. Thank you!

STARTS 01 / 06 / 2024

Where Roots & Wings grow.



► Explore Ballet Joy Classes

Ballet Joy


Contact Catrina: 530 913 9830

Ballet Joy for Youth! Catrina Choate-Heretoiu, professional teacher of 20 years, teaches ballet fundamentals in a fun and friendly manner. This class blends creative movement and ballet technique to ensure the best experience of ballet. Join and FEEL the Difference!

Ballet Joy Important Info:

  • Additional 10% OFF for Siblings.
  • Make-up classes will be available if students miss a class or if we have an unexpected class cancellation (snow day, etc).

Classes will be announced soon. Please email Catrina if you are interested to pre-register or if you have any questions.

► Outreach Programs

We are happy to announce that the KineOasis Outreach Programs can be included as an In-House activity at any Organization / Institution wanting to bring Movement Explorations to their community members.

Whether your organization is a School, Church, Community Center, or a Company, your community can enjoy our programs in the familiar space of your location.

NEW in 2024:

"My 11-year-old daughter absolutely adores Martial Arts classes with Bo! His classes blend martial arts, movement exploration, mindfulness, playfulness, and intense physical workout. His instruction is playful and thoughtful, without rigidity or criticism. Our kiddo has fun, genuinely enjoys the physical challenges presented, and looks forward to classes weekly. It’s improving her body awareness, strength, and confidence. Bo is a delight, and I highly recommend his classes!"

Maggie F, 

Mom, Madison WI

Class: OpenMAT Youth

"Catrina's Ballet class is excellent. She is professional and warm-hearted all at the same time. She REALLY knows her stuff and is equally concerned with each and every student regardless of level, age, condition or body shape."

Anne A, 

Founder - Posturally, Madison WI

Class: Adult Ballet Joy

"We're just a few classes in with one of Bo's Grasshoppers class and are already so pleased and impressed with the effort he makes to understand and support each child's individual strengths and challenges. He really understands kids and runs this program with a calm generosity."

Erin O'Brien, 

Mom / Policy Programs Director Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Class: Grasshoppers Ninja

"The students at NCDC were lucky to have the opportunity to train with Ms Catrina in ballet. Her knowledge, kindness and process allowed them to progress technically in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Through her work, the students gained a deeper understanding on how to increase their alignment, flexibility and overall strength safely."

Jen Bradford, 

Founder / Executive Director of Northern California Dance Conservatory

"I'm grateful for finding Kine Oasis and Bo's tumbling and groundwork class. I've now attended three classes and looking forward to more.

The movements I've learned are especially valuable for an older athlete that wants to stay active and injury free."

Trevor Koss, Madison WI 

Adult Tumbling & Groundwork

"The positive impact that Bo has had with our students takes your breath away. Some of our students have significant challenges with trust, boundaries, confidence, etc.

Bo is able to help them see things in a different way. His teachings provide life-long tools that students can draw from as they face obstacles. Bo truly is a gift in our community!"

Debbie Caperton,

SOS Learning Lab, LLC

"Returning to ballet after a 15 year break, I was very glad to find Catrina’s class. Challenging while also supportive, she’s been understanding and has offered great insight on accommodating an aging dancer’s body."

Karl Broman,

Ballet Student, Madison, WI

"I really appreciate the Ballet classes Catrina teaches. She is great at curating combinations that meet me where I am at and challenge me to grow!"

Annika K,

Ballet Student, Madison, WI

"Bo has had a great impact on the students at the Northern Michigan Partnership. I highly recommend him.

He draws respect from his students and captivates their interest while at the same time maintaining high expectations."

Chris Davis,

TCAPS (Traverse City Area Public Schools)

"Catrina's Awareness Through Movement classes offer pathways to increased body knowledge and a harmonious and peaceful mind-body connection."

Cynthia Drayer,

Former School Director, The School of Sacramento Ballet

"I am loving this adult ballet class, which is accessible to a variety of levels. I have taken a number of ballet classes before as an adult beginner but never found one that allowed me to build progressively on skills in a sustainable way.

This class feels like the appropriate level of challenge, and Catrina has a great understanding of limitations that bodies may face when learning ballet as adults!"

Sarah-Louise Raillard,

Adult Ballet Student, Madison WI

"My 11-year-old daughter recently started a martial arts class on Mondays at 4pm at the Madison Circus Space (Winnebago St), and she LOVES it.

The instructor's philosophy blends with our homeschool philosophy beautifully, inviting playfulness and curiosity. It's part martial arts, part movement exploration/dance/, part mindfulness, part playful sparring, part intense physical workout. "

Maggie F,

Parent, Madison WI

"Ballet is such a beautiful art but so very challenging for adult beginner students like myself.

Catrina helps us by breaking down the steps into manageable pieces, and all within the safety zone of our physical abilities. We are learning and having lots of fun at the same time.

The meditative quality in in the music and the movements is amazing. I look forward to Catrina’s classes.”

Chifan C.B.

Adult Ballet Student

"I've been in classes now for a few months, and the progress I've achieved has been impressive.

Great teaching and a fun atmosphere, can't really beat that.”

Dakota C.

Adult Tumbling Student, Madison WI

"My son took a short course with Bo and didn't want it to end. This was his first introduction to body mind awareness, which I think is a vital skill in this day of over-stimulation.

Although my son hasn't quite mastered the meditation portion, I appreciate the applicable skills Bo taught as well as the blast the kids had rolling and jumping!"



"Catrina Choate's calm, soothing voice carries within it a quiet strength that asks questions and gently encourages the listening dancer to tune in, slow down, and listen to the wisdom of one's own body.

The Feldenkrais lessons offered by Catrina are well chosen and present the participant with the opportunity to go even deeper into the realm of the senses in order to experience the fascinating process of what to means to learn, to play, to fail, and to begin again, in the delightful dance of becoming one's best partner and ultimately, one's own teacher."

Alice Brydges,

Founding member of Alonzo King's Lines Ballet San Francisco

Feldenkrais Practitioner / Tai Chi Instructor

"I can't say enough about how passionate Bo is about his trade and how talented he is in sharing his skills with others. He is very hard working, dedicated, and reliable.

It has been a pleasure working with him and seeing the amazing growth in each of the children he has trained."

Rose Marie Zivkovich,

Director, Northern Michigan Partnership/TCAPS

"Catrina brings professionalism, somatic awareness and individual attention to each of us enrolled in her Adult Ballet Classes.

Her concentration and sharing of the importance of muscle awareness is much appreciated in dealing with the various levels of training and experience in our class.

By calmly and patiently instructing and correcting us we learn to apply and benefit from her expertise and attention.”

Dale E. Turner,

Senior Adult Ballet Student

"It was a pleasure to have our child attend Grasshoppers martial Art class. The teacher, Bo, has a unique way of training the students by making them understand the technique and encouraging movements that are in-sync with mind-body-brain system. This is a holistic way for teaching anything.

As a teacher, Bo demonstrates high skills, in-depth knowledge of his subjects, yet, maintaining a playful atmosphere and friendly approach! We wish Grasshoppers club the best!"

Kuldeepa VM,

Mom & Ascending Aesthetic Founder

"I have been training with Bo for a couple of years. He is one of the best instructors I have trained with. He has a deep knowledge of Aikido and his techniques are effective. He is able to demonstrate and teach fundamentals of Aikido in clear and understandable terms, to students of all levels. My understanding of Aikido has significantly improved under his tutelage.

I have also assisted Bo with some of his kids classes. He has that unique talent of being able to engage kids and work with them on their level. Keeping 8-10 year olds focused for a two hour Aikido class is not something for the timid to attempt, and Bo is good at it."

Dan Kaiser,

Northwest Michigan Aikido Club

HIPOWER Youth Conditioning


Core, Power, Fluidity


1 x Week Membership: $64/mo

Family Rates Available

This program takes participants through a progressively challenging Body-Weight Training class using Martial Arts principles and techniques, Partner drills, and lots of Movement Puzzles including Tumbling and Groundwork.

The class is open to all skill levels and ages 10 - 18.

Requirement: participants must be ready and willing to train at a nonstop high level of intensity throughout the entire class.

"When I first started Martial Arts, my Goju-Ryu Sensei said two things to me. The first was that IF I stuck to Martial Arts training for six months, then Martial Arts will stick to me my entire life. I suppose I never quit and I hope you'll make this practice YOURS too; a foundation of resilience and power to rely on for your entire life."



From Catrina and Bo:

Our Teaching Philosophy

We offer 100% commitment to support and nurture our Students' learning experience, and to provide an enjoyable class environment where Students can train without judgement.

We encourage constructive criticism, collective feedback and support, and self-assessment skills along with strategies towards the achievement of each Student's goals.

To Our Students and their Families:

Our Promise

You can expect unwavering professionalism, high-end quality training, a personalized mentorship tailored to each student's abilities and individual learning pace, and a deeply nurturing teacher-student relationship built on mutual respect and trust.

Our classes are FUN, yet not recreational. We promise results, guaranteed skills development, and a profound grasp of the process of learning that can be applied beyond our class time and into daily life.

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About Us

We are a family who LOVES movement, being physically, mentally, and emotionally active through space. Our classes are a safe environment for playful explorations, subtle transformations, and enjoyable learning journeys.

Read about us HERE

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