A kettlebell, like the Liberty Bell, takes great strength to lift and never rings no matter how nicely you ask. Let your only soundtrack be grunts of effort with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $55 for 10 kettlebell classes (a $200 value)
- $99 for 20 kettlebell classes (a $400 value)
Students heft and swing Russian kettlebells and sandbags to increase the power of their functional movements in 30-minute routines. While working their bodies in off-center stand lifts, students not only engage arms, shoulders, and chest muscles but also force core stabilizer muscles into action to increase balance. Kettlebell classes are held on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m.
White Birch Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Kettlebell Gym
Rob LaPointe first met the martial arts in 1973 when he began taking tae kwon do lessons in a neighbor's backyard. Like a kudzu vine, his love for fighting forms could not be contained by a manicured lawn, and he began serious study of kenpo karate and kung fu. In 1989, he opened White Birch Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and Kettlebell Gym to pass his learning on to the next generation of fighters.
Rob's dedication led him to take the gold medal in Pushing Hands and Advanced Sparring at Wong's Traditional Kung Fu Tournament in 2000—a celebration of his 40th birthday—and his competitive career continues. His kung fu classes teach these practical combat skills in a cycle, sometimes focusing on perfecting certain kicks or the blocking, trapping, and footwork skills needed to engage an opponent up close. Students move slowly and purposefully through tai chi training regimens, focusing on meditative thought and fluid self-defense techniques. Kettlebell and sandbag courses condition bodies for explosive combat motions and hefting deadweight, such as a feral Santa hibernating in your chimney for the summer.
White Birch Kung Fu & Tai Chi
2526 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA 22204