Martial artists wear colorful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their passionate disdain for suspenders. Achieve stylish self-defense strategies with today's Groupon: for $35, you get one introductory lesson and 10 fitness or self-defense classes at Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center (a $163 value). This Groupon is valid for customers 15 and older, except for tae kwon do classes, for which customers must be 5 or older.
Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center's team of black belts and certified instructors lead cardio classes that get hearts pumping, hone musculature, and bolster self-defense skills. Fitness training begins in the 30-minute introductory session, where students learn the art of krav maga, the fighting technique of the Israeli Defense Forces. They also practice the basic self-defense motions that help protect them from evil versions of themselves reaching out of the mirror.
Pupils can then jump into any class offered in the center's daily schedule, during which they can teach their bodies the punches and kicks of mixed martial arts, the hip-swiveling cardio motions of Zumba, or the muscle-constructing poses of yoga. For traditional martial-arts training, tae kwon do instructors lead devotees of all ages through the body-conditioning moves that build up muscle, character, and confidence and enable practitioners to back flip up the belt-color ladder. Students can don their free center T-shirt to accent their burgeoning musculature or to cover up the spaghetti-sauce stains they can’t get out of their chest hair.
Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center
The black-belted trainers at Florida Martial Arts and Fitness Center condition and arm students with self-defense skills that may come in handy in real-life situations. Students can focus solely on self-defense techniques with krav maga, an intuitive street-fighting style developed by a decorated Slovakian athlete in the 1930s, or tae kwon do, which builds a sense of confidence as well as snappy reflexes and a collection of stylish belts. Participants in one-hour kickboxing classes can burn up to 1,000 calories, and yoga classes build inner strength and balance. Field-day classes take fitness training outdoors for sunshine and fresh air. Athletes who attend a monthly weapon-disarming seminar learn to strip assailants of knives, guns, or wooden marshmallow spears.