Martial arts encompass many forms of hand-to-hand combat, from jujitsu to punching walls in your sleep. Focus your fury with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $29 for 10 children's karate classes with a uniform (a $150 value)
- $59 for 20 children's karate classes with a uniform (a $300 value)
- $39 for 10 adult karate or Krav Maga classes with a uniform (a $200 value)
- $79 for 20 adult karate or Krav Maga classes with a uniform (a $400 value)
Karate classes for kids and adults build strength and mental focus, encouraging students to practice their form while they improve their confidence and concentration. Alternatively, Krav Maga self-defense classes combine martial arts disciplines into a pool of techniques for real-world confrontations. Instructors cover offensive strikes, ground defense, and conditioning. Click here for a class schedule.
East West Team Martial Arts Philly
For the instructors at East West Team Martial Arts Philly, karate has always been a family affair. Master John McGonnigle Sr. earned his first black belt at age 16. His son and fellow instructor, John Jr., began to learn martial arts moves when he was two, imitating his dad while rolling around in his playpen. And Madison McGonnigle has gone from a student in the school's Little Ninjas program—geared toward 3–6-year-olds—all the way to becoming its teacher.
The McGonnigles put all of this expertise to use during their classes, in which they teach students of all ages the strikes and blocks of Shotokan karate, as well as the self-defense maneuvers of Krav Maga. All-in-all, they believe learning martial arts not only improves physical strength and the chances of defending yourself against dangerous wooden planks, but also character. Though they focus on rehearsing swift kicks and punches, each lesson also emphasizes values such as respect and teamwork.