Like practicing the piano while leg pressing another piano, martial arts help develop strength and discipline simultaneously. Bolster body and mind with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $19 for 5 drop-in Brazilian-jiujitsu classes (a $100 value)
- $29 for 10 drop-in Brazilian-jiujitsu classes (a $200 value)
- $49 for 20 drop-in Brazilian-jiujitsu classes (a $400 value)
Instructor Pete Lawson teaches both practical, street-ready takedowns and competition-worthy joint locks in his beginner's Brazilian-jiujitsu classes. All of the above options include a traditional uniform, known as a gi, to wear in each class.
Brooklyn Martial Arts
Pete Lawson's passion for the martial arts is more than 30 years old, reaching all the way back to when he took his first karate lesson in Jamaica when he was 13 years old. His love for the discipline blossomed, eventually earning him five black belts, a spot in world tournaments, and the opportunity to spar against master martial artists. He also studied Brazilian jiujitsu under renowned master Renzo Gracie, one of the sons of Brazil's famed family of martial artists. As a believer in the saying "to whom much is given, much is required," Lawson decided to put his accolades and experience to good use founding and teaching at his own academy, Brooklyn Martial Arts. Today, he offers classes for all levels of Brazilian jiujitsu and mixed martial arts, preparing students for everything from self-defense to competition.
Lawson also imparts lessons of discipline and perseverance to little ones in kids' classes, using martial arts as a platform to improve their schoolwork, teach them nonviolent ways to deal with bullies, and strengthen their listening skills by having them perform pushups with their ears. They even host birthday parties for kids, where the birthday boy or girl cuts the cake with a real sword and competes in fun and friendly martial-arts-based games and activities.