$14 for Two Weeks of Boxing and Kickboxing Classes with Wraps at Title Boxing Club - Cary ($45.50 Value)

The Arboretum

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When boxers accidentally look at their target, it's called telegraphing, but when they hit opponents in the face with a typewriter, it's called texting. Communicate properly with this Groupon.

When boxers accidentally look at their target, it's called telegraphing, but when they hit opponents in the face with a typewriter, it's called texting. Communicate properly with this Groupon.

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  • $14 for two weeks of boxing and kickboxing classes ($39.50 value) with hand wraps ($6 value; $45.50 total value)

Boxing Gloves: A Bareknuckler's Brainchild

Though still not for the faint of heart, boxing used to be an even more rough-and-tumble affair. Brush up on your boxing history with Groupon's look into the advent and evolution of boxing gloves.

Englishman Jack Broughton never met a brawl his bare fists couldn’t handle. Often referred to as the Father of The English School of Pugilism, Broughton thrived within the barbaric world of bare-knuckle boxing. In 1741, his battering of then-champion George Stevenson led to Broughton's coronation as England's finest fighter—and, weeks later, Stevenson's death. As such, many British nobles and gentlemen turned to Broughton to teach them the art of self-defense, but the fragility of their porcelain fists led Broughton to improvise a means of protection. Citing the "inconvenience of black eyes, broken noses, and bloody jaws" they may sustain while sparring, Broughton invented "mufflers," a set of leather mitts padded with horsehair or lamb's wool—the first known iteration of boxing gloves.

When the tradition of bare-knuckle fighting ended in 1892, gloves became a mainstay of mainstream boxing, though their exact specifications evolved significantly over the ensuing century. In the first gloved, heavyweight championship fight, John Sullivan and James Corbett donned 5-ounce mitts. Today, mostly due to an increased emphasis on protecting fighters, standard gloves for professional bouts weigh between 8 and 10 ounces. Though the tanned leather exterior of most present-day gloves vaguely recalls Broughton's prototype, their cushioning no longer requires shearing livestock; instead, most gloves contain high-density polyurethane. Before bouts, the gloves must pass scrupulous inspection to ensure that neither fighter has unfairly altered their specifications by wrapping them in bare fists.


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    The Arboretum

    2046 Renaissance Park Place

    Cary, North Carolina 27513

    919-234-7499

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Boxing and kickboxing students strengthen their cores, tone and tighten their muscles, and burn up to 1,000 calories per session

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must sign waiver. All classes must be used by same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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