Sports in Austin

$29 for Registration for One for Nocturnal Lands 5K on Saturday, May 2 ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands

Travis County Exposition Center

5K music festival has participants run to different DJ stages amid interactive light shows before a main-stage after party

$60 $29

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Golf-Swing Lesson, Putting Lesson, or Both at True Loft Golf (Up to 57% Off)

True Loft Golf

Kyle-Buda

Using a video playback system, the indoor facility’s instructors help golfers master swings before perfecting putts

$75 $35

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Tandem-Kayak or Standup-Paddleboard Rentals from Congress Avenue Kayaks (Up to 61% Off). Three Options Available.

Congress Avenue Kayaks

Downtown Austin

Lady Bird Lake hosts rides aboard easy-to-paddle kayaks or standup paddleboards, offering views of bridges and wildlife

$50 $24

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$39.99 for Eight Mixed-Martial-Arts or Weapons-Training Classes at Parra Academy of Martial Arts ($80 Value)

Parra Academy Of Martial Arts

West Oak Hill

Learn self-defense skills and discipline in a studio formed by a Martial Arts Hall of Famer

$80 $39.99

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Beginner's Classes with Uniform at Traditional Martial Arts Academy (Up to 59% Off)

Traditional Martial Arts Academy

South Austin

Instructors teach both traditional martial arts forms and practical self-defense techniques

$99 $41

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$25 for $50 Worth of Services at Texas Ukidokan

Texas Ukidokan

Windsor Hills

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

$50 $25

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Impact Martial Arts - Austin Martial Arts & Karate for Families

Impact Martial Arts

Northwest Austin

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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One or Two Kids' On-Course Clinics, or One Month of Kids' On-Course Clinics from Golf in Schools (50% Off)

Golf In Schools

Butler Pitch n Putt

The clinics are available on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; kids improve their swing and gain valuable on-course experience

$20 $10

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Martial Arts or HIIT Classes at Austin Warrior Fitness and Defense (Up to 80% Off)

Austin Warrior Fitness and Defense

North Austin

Martial arts moves blend with fitness during classes that focus on genres such as krav maga self-defense or high-intensity interval training

$129 $29

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Brazilian Top Team Austin - BTT Austin (55% Off)

Brazilian Top Team Austin

Austin

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing classes taught by world-class black belts. Classes are held twice a day, six days a week.

$160 $72

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One or Three Months of Aikido Classes at Aikido of Austin (Up to 71% Off)

Aikido of Austin

Austin

Aikido instructors guide students of all skill levels through graceful throws and evasive techniques

$115 $39

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One or Three Months of Youth or Adult Classes at Cavalo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 75% Off)

Cavalo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cavalo BJJ

Adults & kids alike learn the basic moves & grappling techniques of jiu jitsu during up to 3 months of classes led by a seasoned instructor

$50 $25

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5 or 10 Boxing Fitness Classes for Women at Pink Gloves Boxing (Up to 71% Off)

Pink Gloves Boxing Austin

Austin

Boost endurance, strength, agility, and self-confidence in women-only boxing classes

$115 $39

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Adult Muay Thai, Women’s Kickboxing, or Kid’s Martial Arts Classes at Perdigon MMA and Family Fitness (Up to 86% Off)

Perdigon MMA and Family Fitness

Riverside

Master Miura uses muay thai, kickboxing, and jiu-jitsu to instill discipline and self-confidence in students of all ages and skill levels

$200 $49

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One or Two Private Tennis Lessons or Four Group Lessons for Ages 3–9 or 10–16 at Austin Tennis Center (Up to 55% Off)

Austin Tennis Center

Northeast Austin

With more than a decade of coaching experience, Lincoln Ward oversees tennis programs for players are all ages and skill levels

$55 $25

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Austin Submission Fighting (55% Off)

Austin Submission Fighting

Austin

From the merchant: Lose weight and get in shape FAST AND FUN with Brazilian Jujitsu and MMA

$150 $68

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Martial Arts of Austin (60% Off)

Martial Arts Of Austin

Austin

From the merchant: Family dojo with 6 Jiujitsu classes Monday–Saturday; ample floor space, hanging bags, shower, coffee shop, and childcare

$120 $48

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$84 for $200 Worth of Martial Arts — Key Martial Arts

Key Martial Arts

Austin

From the merchant: Custom martial art training with private lessons, group classes, and a uniform.

$200 $84

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Five or Ten Taekwondo Classes with Uniform at Maximum Taekwondo (Up to 75% Off)

Maximum Taekwondo

Austin

Students ages 4 & up get in shape & develop confidence as they master taekwondo and anti-bullying techniques under accomplished instructors

$100 $25

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Since its founding in 1980, Sun & Ski Sports has remained true to its philosophy: “do a few things, but do them better than anybody else.” The shop stocks equipment in five categories of extreme and outdoor activities, including camping, skating, running, bicycling, and water and snow sports. It specializes in these to ensure its merchandise maintains a high standard of quality, and its employees are knowledgeable participants in the sports their department represents.

Bikers can drop off their steeds for tune-ups from certified mechanics who put all brands through the rigors of a 12-point inspection, checking chains and adjusting wobbly pedals and malfunctioning spoke-card motors. While waiting, curious eyes might linger on a North Face two-person tent, a Blackburn Airtower bicycle pump, or a vast selection of shoes from brands such as New Balance and Asics. Men and women can traipse nearly barefoot in the park with Vibram FiveFingers, which offer minimal structural encumbrances for a more natural stride, or cast their feet aside for the new-wheeled prowess that comes with a Fuji SL-1 LE Ultegra performance road bike.

2438 W Anderson Ln
Austin,
TX
US

Growing up in El Paso near Hueco Tanks led Austin Rock Gym owner Troy Wilson to view rock climbing as a way of life. In order to open his own facility he merged his experience running youth climbing programs and gyms with that of his wife and coowner Erica—a Houston native who has spent years scaling New Mexico's rocky ridges. Specializing in bouldering, belaying, and lead climbing, the duo brings mountain terrain indoors at two Austin area locations. The north Austin gym's 30-foot bouldering wall and colorful climbing routes challenge visitors to traverse steep angles, and its top-rope routes let belayed crag clingers scale to the perfect yodeling height. At the south Austin gym, sculpted, 30-foot textured walls loom over a 10,000-square-foot facility, in which climbers can belay, practice lead climbing, or conquer a bouldering cave.

Veteran climbers at each location teach classes and private lessons for rookie rockers 4 and older. In addition to bouldering, lead climbing, and belaying classes, instructors lead women's only sessions and Powerhouse courses that focus on strengthening the body's core. Troy and Tracy's team of experts also guides groups to outdoor climbing venues and lugs a portable rock wall to construction workers no longer challenged by ladders.

4401 Freidrich Ln
Austin,
TX
US

Although Stewart Yaros has performed with numerous elite companies, including the Boston Ballet and the Basel Ballet in Switzerland, his true passion is teaching dance. Teaching allowed the University of Massachusetts and Martha Mahr School of Ballet alumnus to combine his finely honed dance expertise and his zeal for communicating with others via the "common language" of dance in particular and the arts in general.

That theme of unity and togetherness dates back to the early days of Dance International, circa 1991, when the now bustling center for dance tutoring consisted of three students, their devoted teacher, and an old player piano that played Chopsticks. Today, the organization has swelled into a hub for upbeat, accessible instruction from professional-level teachers and is well-known for organizing the Austin Ballroom Festival.

Part of the guiding vision for Dance International is a focus on community service, as well as promoting the arts by introducing music and visual forms into the dance milieu. True to its multidisciplinary ambitions, the Dance International empire recently achieved 501(c)3 national nonprofit status and will soon add art and music classes.

4615 Bee Cave Road
Austin,
TX
US

Three-time Masters Champion Jimmy Demaret states, “I simply followed the natural features of the land” to explain the genesis of his brainchild, the Onion Creek Club. Here 18 holes of championship golf—designed by course architects Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore—sprawl alongside tennis courts and a clubhouse with a fitness center and junior-Olympic-size swimming pool. The par-70 course’s claim to fame is having hosted the inaugural Senior PGA event in 1978, four years after the greens’ bermuda grass first whimpered under cleated feet. Its signature third hole invites golfers to play aggressively with their drivers in order to vault orbs onto a landing strip guarded by trees and a creek, or to grip their irons and aim for a narrow green that has notoriously uncommunicative air-traffic controllers.

In addition to the course and its accompanying driving range with 30 hitting stations, Onion Creek Club invites racket-wielders to take advantage of lighted hard and clay tennis courts. The clubhouse’s fitness center challenges muscles with Cybex strength machines, and its junior-Olympic-size pool allows 9 irons to slip into their bikinis and go for a splash.

2510 Onion Creek Parkway
Austin,
TX
US

At River Place Country Club, a championship golf course designed by Jay Morrish and Tom Kite, winner of the 1992 U.S. Open, invites golfers to launch balls over sand bunkers and twisting creeks that wend their way through the landscape’s hilly contours. The course’s superintendent draws on experience at Baton Rouge Country Club and Colonial Country Club, as well as a degree in Plant and Soil Systems, as he ensures that the greens and rolling Bermuda grass fairways are more carefully manicured than a prize-winning pet wooly mammoth. The course’s PGA professional instructors are on hand to improve individual games, and a driving range lets players practice at 15 hitting stations.

Adjacent to the course, eight lighted tennis courts abut a 40,000-square-foot clubhouse with an outdoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, and locker rooms whose dry saunas and whirlpools melt tension quicker than butter melts on the calves of a sprinter. The Grille invites clubgoers to sup on steak or seafood, and a pair of outdoor decks let guests drink in scenic views.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par 71 course
  • Length of 6,611 yards
  • Course rating of 72.0
  • Slope rating of 128
4207 River Place Blvd
Austin,
TX
US

"If you can see how beautiful your culture is," China Smith told Austin360, "you can see how beautiful you are." After eight years of teaching dance in East Austin schools, China realized how few opportunities there were to expose students to black art, something she believes is vital to the self-empowerment of her young students. This realization led her to found Ballet Afrique, a performing ensemble and dance studio that blends classical ballet and modern dance with African American culture. Ballet Afrique's team of artists aim to enrich the lives of performers, audiences, and students alike under the belief that expressive movement "transcends race, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds."

In addition to their performances and lectures, the rhythmically inclined dancers also teach classes from their tranquil studio, drawing in pupils of all ages and experience levels. Young twinkle toes learn the fundamentals of ballet, modern, and African dance, and an all-male tap dancing class for ages 9–17 encourages bonding, mentorship, and new ways to communicate with the downstairs neighbors.

6001 Airport Boulevard
Austin,
TX
US