Sports in Bell Gardens

Round of Golf with Tacos and Range Balls for Two or Four, or Lesson Package at Pico Rivera Golf Course (75% Off)

Pico Rivera Golf Course

Pico Rivera

Group lessons or a round of golf with tacos at a lighted, nine-hole course built in 1965

$61 $32

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One or Two 45-Minute Private Lessons from John Lepak Golf Lessons (Up to 57% Off)

John Lepak Golf Lessons

Multiple Locations

Instructor, who appeared on Golf Channel’s Big Break, oversees academy with 6,000-square-foot putting green and 16 tee boxes

$80 $39

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Trojans vs. Bruins Rivalry Clash 5K or 10K Race for One or Two on December 7 from Rivalry Events (Up to 50% Off)

Rivalry Events

Woodley Park

Bruins and Trojans fans compete in races to win bragging rights and charitable donations; tailgate-style afterparty with beer and games

$50 $25

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Standup-Paddleboarding Lessons or Four-Hour Rental for One or Two at Venice Beach Surf School (Up to 83% Off)

Venice Beach Surf School

Venice Beach Surf School

Instructor with more than 25 years slicing waves teaches students to master the same

$160 $49

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at LA Jiu Jitsu Academy (54% Off)

LA Jiu Jitsu Academy

Melrose

Kids Brazilian jiu-jitsu for self-defense, bully proofing, exercise, life values

$149 $69

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$64 for $120 Worth of Martial Arts — Hawaiian Total Fitness MMA

Hawaiian Total Fitness Mma

Los Angeles

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

$120 $64

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$69 for $149 Worth of Martial Arts — West Coast Hwarangdo Academy

West Coast Hwa Rang Do

Los Angeles

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

$149 $69

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Rock Climbing or Canyoneering Tour for 2 or 4, or Hiking Tour for 2 with SoCal Adventure Company (Up to 58% Off)

SoCal Adventure Company

Multiple Locations

Outdoor experts guide small groups as they traverse picturesque canyons and rappel off of waterfalls and rock walls

$300 $150

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Swimming Lessons for Kids or Adults at Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Lenny Krayzelburg Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

After a free evaluation class, instructors use the SwimRight method to teach kids water safety and swimming skills

$100 $49

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Two Months of Capoeira and Eskrima Classes for Kids or Adults at XL VCB Martial Arts Academy (Up to 89% Off)

XL VCB Martial Arts Academy

Canoga Park

Kids and adults master the movements of capoeira's mixture of dance and martial arts; adults learn self-defense with Eskrima

$260 $29

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Pro Tune-Up, Full Bike Overhaul, or General Goods and Services at DTLA Bikes (Up to 42% Off)

DTLA Bikes

Downtown Los Angeles

Bike techs get rides road-ready by truing wheels and cleaning chains, or completely disassemble bikes down to their frames

$170 $99

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One or Two Months of Kickboxing Classes at Zero To Hero Kickboxing (Up to 67% Off)

Zero To Hero Kickboxing

Mid-Wilshire

Students kick and punch their way to fitness, in an open gym space with punching bags lined up against the yellow-brick walls

$150 $59

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$42 for $120 Worth of Fencing Lessons — United Fencing Academy

United Fencing Academy

Los Angeles

Learn one of the world's safest Olympic sports with internationally renowned coaches at one of LA's finest fencing clubs

$120 $42

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6 or 12 Tae Kwon Do Classes with T-shirt and Belt at D.K. Tae Kwon Do (Up to 83% Off)

D.K. Tae Kwon Do

Pico

Tae kwon do students learn self-defense techniques while building strength, stamina, and discipline

$100 $19

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6 or 12 Tae Kwon Do Classes with T-shirt and Belt at D.K. Tae Kwon Do - Venice (Up to 83% Off)

D.K. Tae Kwon Do - Venice

West Adams

Students gain self-defense skills, strength, and endurance in tae kwon do classes

$100 $19

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5 or 10 60-Minute Group Padel Tennis Lessons at Sunset Padel (Up to 78% Off)

Sunset Padel Tennis & Health Club

Hollywood

60-minute group lessons include up to four participants

$125 $29

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$38 for $75 Groupon — MUSA MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

Musa Martial Arts Academy

Mid-Wilshire

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

$75 $38

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$18 for $30 Worth of Basketball — The Shot Zone - Opening August 16, 2014

The Shot Zone

Los Angeles

From the merchant: Practice shots like a pro! 30 minutes in our shooting zone allows you to put up hundreds of shots using our rebounders!

$30 $18

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a T-shirt from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

$349 $39

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One Month of Weekly or Biweekly Youth Basketball Classes Including T-Shirt (Up to 66% Off)

Royal Basketball School

Multiple Locations

Experienced coaches teach kids ages 3 to 17 the fundamentals of all phases of basketball and competitive play

$148 $60

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5, 10, or 20 Child or Adult Self-Defense Classes or Three Months of Classes at Krav Maga L.A. (Up to 87% Off)

Krav Maga L.A. | REKM

Marina Del Rey

Two-time Israeli krav maga champion Roy Elghanayan teaches an intense form of self-defense developed by the Israeli military

$150 $19

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Month of Boxing, Kickboxing, and MMA Classes with Optional Private Boxing Lessons at A4 Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

A4 Fitness

Mar Vista

Hone boxing skills during two one-on-one lessons; high-intensity boxing, kickboxing, and MMA classes provide cardio workout

$149 $49

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6 or 12 Martial Arts Classes with a T-Shirt and Belt at DK Taekwondo Academy (Up to 83% Off)

DK Taekwondo Academy

Los Angeles

Tae kwon do lessons teach on mental and physical discipline as well as self-defense skills

$100 $19

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Golf-Swing Evaluation, Lessons, and Instruction at The Golf Academy/LA (Up to 66% Off). Three Options Available.

The Golf Academy/LA

Multiple Locations

Pros harness V1 video swing analysis and other teaching aids to shore up golf games

$175 $59

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Karate Classes at Kyokushin Karate West LA (54% Off)

Kyokushin Karate West La Dojo

Los Angeles

Authentic karate taught by a fourth-degree black-belt Japanese sensei who has more than 25 years of experience

$100 $46

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Five, 10, or 20 Sessions at World Champion Cardio Boxing (Up to 96% Off)

World Champion Cardio Boxing

Studio City

Students learn jabs, crosses, and uppercuts from four-time world champion and member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame

$275 $29

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One or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes with a Uniform at SKY Martial Arts Family Center (Up to 79% Off)

SKY Martial Arts Family Center

Mid-Wilshire

Tae kwon do and hapkido classes teach students—primarily children and teens—how to defend themselves, keep fit, and build self-confidence

$160 $35

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Rock The World Fitness (45% Off)

Rock The World Fitness

Marina Del Ray

Unlimited access for four weeks of martial arts classes, including muay thai, hapkido, and jujitsu

$175 $96

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$41 for $105 Worth of Gymnastics — Tumble Tykes Gymnastics

Tumble Tykes Gymnastics

Los Angeles

One month of tuition, a registration fee for the year, and four gymnastics classes are included

$105 $41

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Beginner Rock Climbing or Advanced Lead Climbing for One or Two at The Stronghold Climbing Gym (Up to 50% Off)

The Stronghold Climbing Gym

Los Angeles

Learn rock wall skills, including climbing safety, communication and climbing with top-rope belay; lead climbing offers advanced training

$35 $19

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Intro to Rock-Climbing Class for One or Two at Rockreation (Up to 47% Off)

Rockreation

West Los Angeles

Skilled instructors teach belaying and climbing basics; 12,000 square feet of bouldering and cliffs challenge climbers of all skill levels

$45 $25

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Up to 65% Off Golf — Blind 9 Golf Valid Monday - Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM

Blind 9 Golf

Alhambra

Fitters assess golfers' swings to determine ideal lofts for their ball contact and lie to make sure club soles rest flat on the ground

$100 $35

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Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Cardio-Kickboxing Classes at Fitico (Up to 78% Off)

Fitico

Alhambra

Students kick, punch, and sweat their way through high-impact cardio-kickboxing classes

$79 $18

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$49 for $110 Groupon — Chun Lee Woo Tae-Kwon-Do Center

Chun Lee Taekwondo

Rosemead

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

$110 $49

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts and Fitness at Shaolin Temple Martial Arts Academy (Up to 93% Off)

Shaolin Temple Martial Arts Academy

Garvey

Shaolin Temple master leads classes in martial arts such as kung fu, wushu and tai chi

$180 $17

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Private Golf Lessons for One or Two with Mark Spinelli at Ace Golf Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Mark Spinelli at Ace Golf Academy

South Pasadena

Private lessons with 30-year veteran of the golf industry cover fundamentals of reliable swing and sound short game

$75 $37

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$40 for Charity Race on Sunday, December 14 from Santa Hustle 5K ($55 Value)

Santa Hustle 5K

Knott's Berry Farm

Clad in white beards and red hats, runners and walkers make their way through the city for a fun run that ends with after-party festivities

$55 $40

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One, Two, or Four 30-Minute Golf Lessons at David Stephens Golf (Up to 50% Off)

David Stephens Golf

Majestic Golf Practice Center

David Stephens applies more than 25 years and 20,000 lessons taught to help golfers improve their swing mechanics

$40 $20

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10 or 20 Capoeira Classes from Tracey Claverie At Omulu Capoeira (Up to 85% Off)

Monitor Fininho at Omulu Capoeira

Signal Hill

Seasoned instructor imparts knowledge of capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian art form that blends dance, martial arts, and acrobatics

$150 $25

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5 or 10 Kickboxing or Krav Maga Classes at 360 Krav Maga (Up to 81% Off)

360 Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

Krav maga instills students with hand-to-hand combat skills; kickboxing classes teach foot-to-head combat while torching calories

$100 $25

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Boxing or Kickboxing Lessons for One or Two at Ramos Fitness (Up to 67% Off)

Ramos fitness

Signal Hill

Certified instructor with more than eight years of experience motivates clients to get in shape while they soak up self-defense skills

$500 $220

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Indoor Rock Climbing at Hangar 18 Indoor Climbing Gyms (Up to 53% Off). Three Options Available.

Hangar 18

Multiple Locations

Climbing crags coated in realistic texture challenges climbers to master top-rope, cave, and bouldering areas in included rental gear

$60 $30

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One or Two Entries to Electric Run Plus Glow Package on Saturday, November 8 (Up to 44% Off)

Electric Run

Dodger Stadium

Runners and walkers of all ages bedeck themselves in glow-in-the-dark swag and groove through a neon course to the afterparty at its finish

$89 $55

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform from Go2Karate (94%)

Go2Karate

Multiple Locations

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

$324 $20

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One Month of Unlimited Krav Maga or Kickboxing Classes at Frazier Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

Frazier Martial Arts

La Habra City

Students develop bodyguard-grade self-defense skills in krav maga classes and get toning, full-body workouts in kickboxing classes

$149 $39

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Four or Ten Kickboxing Martial Arts Classes with Gloves and a 40-Minute Private Session (Up to 81% Off)

NHC Martial Arts & Fitness

Los Alamitos

During full-body fitness kickboxing workouts, participants use heavy bags to work arms, legs, gluts, and cores and torch up to 800 calories

$160 $30

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$199 for One Month of Fight Fit Boot Camp and Unlimited Training with Gear at Sityodtong USA ($968 Value)

Sityodtong USA

East Pasadena

60-minute, early-morning workouts five days a week and unlimited training for a month as well as a 30-day nutrition guide and meal plan

$968 $199

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One or Three Months of Jeet Kune Do Classes with T-shirt at Bee Martial Arts Academy (Up to 79% Off)

Bee Martial Arts Academy

Pasadena

Students learn the lightning-fast self-defense moves of jeet kune do, a martial art developed by Bruce Lee; T-shirt included

$160 $39

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10 or 20 Boxing and Kickboxing Classes at EXF Boxing and Kickboxing Academy (Up to 77% Off)

EXF Boxing and Kickboxing Academy

Lawndale

Boxing and kickboxing gym run by an Olympian and former world boxing champion offers a slew of high-impact classes

$150 $37

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$69 for $149 Worth of Martial Arts — Fred Villari's Studios of Self Defense

Fred Villari's Studios Of Self Defense

Glendale

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

$149 $69

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Five Golf Lessons from Keith Morgan Golf (45% Off)

Keith Morgan Golf

Glendale

From the merchant: With the use of High Speed Video, Keith Morgan will help you understand and correct the flaws in your golf swing.

$500 $275

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Golf Lessons at Scholl Canyon Golf Course and Royal Vista Golf Club (Up to62% Off). Three Options Available.

Jucchou Golf

Multiple Locations

Golfers hone their swings during one-on-one sessions on a choice of two picturesque courses, marked by rolling fairways and mountain views

$90 $45

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Month of Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at Judo & Sambo Academy (Up to 62% Off)

Judo & Sambo Academy

Glendale

Instructors teach discipline, respect, and self-defense with judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Russian combat Sambo courses

$150 $59

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Boxing, Kickboxing or TRX Classes at Lucky Gloves Gym (81% Of). Four Options Available.

Lucky Gloves Gym

Citrus Grove

Torch calories and rip muscle by pounding heavy bags or battling own body weight on a system of TRX suspension bands

$100 $19

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Two or Four Weeks of Group Classes with Private Lessons at Shaolin American Self Defense Academy (Up to 86% Off)

Shaolin American Self Defense Academy

North Hollywood

Certified black-belt-level instructors teach a blend of Chinese and Japanese martial arts during group and private lessons

$117.50 $19.99

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One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Training Classes or 10 Classes at Subconscious BJJ (Up to 65% Off)

Subconcious BJJ

Multiple Locations

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes

$130 $45

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12 or 16 Kids' Karate Classes with Uniform and Optional Belt Testing at Karate 4 Kids USA (Up to 86% Off)

Karate 4 Kids USA

Valley Village

Instructors teach kids ages 5 and older martial arts skills and help them develop self-esteem, discipline, and a love for fitness

$282 $40

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5 or 10 Junior Muay Thai Classes at Muay Thai School USA (Up to 71% Off)

Muay Thai School USA

Valley Village

Students gain discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills; Work Out While You Wait program lets parents use the gym during classes

$75 $26

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Martial-Arts Classes at Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy (Up to 62% Off). Three Options Available.

Ring of Fire Martial Arts Academy

Arcadia

Experienced martial artist fosters self-defense skills and fitter frames during high-octane kickboxing and kids' martial-arts classes

$180 $69

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Four-Hour or 24-Hour Bike Rental with Lock and Helmet from Tri-Pacific (Up to 67% Off)

Tri-Pacific

Belmont Shore

Competition-level triathlon shop doles out cruiser bikes to rental riders; helmet and lock included

$40 $20

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons from Todd DeAngelis Golf Professional (Up to 53% Off)

Todd DeAngelis Golf Profesional

Long Beach Golf Learning Center

Golf instructor works with players on their long and short game, fundamentals, and visualization techniques

$90 $45

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Two or Four 30-Minute Private Golf Lessons from Paul Young PGA (Up to 57% Off)

Paul Young PGA

Long Beach Golf Learning Center

Certified PGA professional Paul Young helps clients improve their swing and short game during golf lessons with video analysis

$90 $39

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One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes or 10 Classes with Chute Boxe T-Shirt at Chute Boxe (Up to 85% Off)

Chute Boxe

Long Beach

Muay thai, MMA, jiu-jitsu, and kickboxing classes for children and adults

$195 $29

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One or Two Private 60-Minute Golf Lessons with Club Fitting from America's Golf Coach (Up to 67% Off)

Americas Golf Coach

El Dorado Park Golf Course

Professional instructor works out the kinks in your swing and fits a club for optimal performance

$150 $50

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10 or 20 Brazilian Jujitsu Classes at Carlson Gracie South Bay (Up to 84% Off)

Carlson Gracie South Bay

Redondo Beach

Classes focus on self-defense and fitness for all ages and skill levels by following tenets of Gracie Brazilian jujitsu

$150 $39

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One Month of Jiu-Jitsu Classes for Kids or Adults from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy (75% Off). Three Options Available.

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Northwest Torrance

Learn valuable self-defense skills in classes designed for kids, women, or co-ed teens and adults

$395 $99

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Ninjutsu Self-Defense Classes at The Way Of The Shadow Martial Arts Academy (Up to 81% Off). Three Options Available.

The Way Of The Shadow Martial Arts Academy

Northwest Torrance

Instructors arm students 16 and older with the means to defend themselves while motivating them to build muscle

$100 $39

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Snowboard Tune-Up or One- or Two-Day Snowboard Rental at Olympus Board Shop (Up to 52% Off)

Olympus Board Shop

Torrance

Seasoned technicians tune up boards with edge and wax services or equip guests with boots, bindings, and boards by K2, Jones, and Salomon

$40 $20

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5 or 10 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Lima Taekwondo & Martial Arts Academy (Up to 89% Off)

Lima Taekwondo & Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

Students of all ages and levels gain self-defense skills, discipline, and improved physical fitness in a positive, friendly environment

$159 $19

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10 or 20 Classes at Shoreiha Dojo Karate (Up to 90% Off)

Shoreiha Dojo Karate

Torrance

Kids and adults alike learn the kicks and strikes of karate at a traditional-style dojo

$200 $25

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$83 for $150 Groupon — Capoeira Sul Da Bahia Los Angeles

Capoeira Sul Da Bahia Los Angeles

Fox Hills

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

$150 $83

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Two-Hour Lesson and Use of a Single or Double Kayak from Marina Paddle (Half Off)

Marina Paddle

Marina Del Rey

Explore the Marina del Rey Harbor in a one- or two-person kayak

$30 $15

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$29 for Martial-Arts Classes and Private Lessons at Tom Vo's Taekwondo Academy ($180 Value)

Tom Vo's Taekwondo Academy

Stanton

Family friendly academy teaches students to punch, and kick during classes that emphasize building confidence and character

$180 $29

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One or Three 30-Minute Golf Lessons at Jay Lim Golf Academy (Half Off)

Jay Lim Golf Academy

Fullerton

Golf lessons from expert Jay Lim include before and after pictures, video swing analysis, demonstrations, and customized tips

$40 $20

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Four- or Six-Week Unlimited Pass for Kung Fu Classes and Uniform at HKB Tustin Martial Arts (Up to 93% Off)

HKB Tustin Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

Experienced instructors teach authentic Chinese Wing Chun Kung Fu techniques to help students defend themselves and stay in shape

$195 $15

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Zo Center (Up to 91% Off)

Zo Center

Fullerton

Exercisers can sample a wide variety of classes, from Brazilian jujitsu to kickboxing to boot camp, at a gym open 24/7

$200 $19

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Four or Six Martial-Arts Classes Including Belt and Uniform at American Martial Arts Academy (Up to 79% Off)

American Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

Students ages 3 and up discover self-confidence and respect towards others through the physical skills of martial arts

$121 $25

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$82 for 15 Tai Chi Classes at Tai Chi Works

Tai Chi Works

Multiple Locations

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

$149 $82

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Four Tae Kwon Do Classes with Belt and T-shirt or Eight Classes, Belt, and Uniform at TKD Masters (Up to 81% Off)

TKD Masters

Brea

World–certified instructors impart self-defense techniques, discipline, & confidence to students in school owned by olympic gold medalist

$99 $25

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Los Amigos Golf Course doesn't waste any time challenging players: the very first hole is also the longest hole, clocking in at a whopping 516 yards. Designed by revered architect Bill Bell, the course tests golfers with beautiful yet hazardous tree-lined greens and a pair of shimmering lakes. So players can conquer the course's hurdles without having to parachute balls from a well-placed helicopter, Los Amigos offers plenty of instructional opportunities, including lessons for groups and entire families. The facility also boasts an expansive practice area, complete with large putting greens, chipping zones, and a night-lit driving range with both mat and grass tees.

The course and its facilities can also be rented out for weddings, quincea?eras, business meetings, and other events. And like its name, several employees at Los Amigos Golf Course are bilingual.

Course at a Glance * 18-hole, par 71 course * Total distance of 6,156 yards * Course rating of 68 from the back tees * Course slope of 114 from the back tees * Three tees per hole * See the scorecard

7295 Quill Dr.
Downey,
CA
US

Named a top place to play in Southern California by Golf Digest, the course at Rio Hondo Golf Club leads players on a zigzagging path toward glimpses of glittering lakes and waterfalls. Separated from adjacent holes by aisles of stately pine, the narrow fairways traverse rolling hills and mounds strategically placed to create tricky lies and inhibit golf-cart drag racing. When a rusty swing holds back progress, the club facilitates game improvement with a lighted, 30-stall practice range, as well as lessons with head PGA professional Steve Labarge and his band of instructors. The new 23,000-square-foot clubhouse houses the buzz of activity, inviting players to down cold beers while enjoying the emerald panorama.

Course at a Glance:

  • 18-hole, par-71 course

  • Total length of 6,360 yards from the back tees

  • Course rating of 70.5 from the back tees

  • Course slope of 122 from the back tees

  • Four sets of tees per hole

10627 Old River School Rd
Downey,
CA
US

A nonprofit organization, Shoestring City Ranch is run by instructors that dedicate their time to teach teamwork and leadership skills to city-slicker kids by having them work with rescued animals. The environmentally friendly ranch hosts clinics on communicating with pets and group horseback-riding classes that teach everyone from tots to adults how to groom and ride. They also host fun events in addition to classes, such as the 5K Gallop and 1-Mile Tot Trot and a Roping Clinic 101, where a professional rodeo cowboy teaches students how to use a lasso.

7220 Century Blvd.
Paramount,
CA
US

Established: 2000

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Brands Used: Wilson

Pro Tip: Bring comfy tennis shoes and a bottle of water. Don't forget to bring your smile.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Parking: Parking lot

Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Private lessons

Recommended Age Group: All Ages

Q&A with Tem, Tennis Teacher

I'm a first-timer. How do you get me ready for the experience?

Just come with an open mind. We go over the basics when we have new students.

What is the one feature of your business that you're most proud of?

That over 99% of our students improve. They usually end up in competition at the high school level, satellite, or open level tournaments.

What is the most enjoyable part of your job?

Watching a student grow and improve year to year. Not just [in] tennis skills, but [in] other attributes such as practice, dedication, loyalty, respect, and perseverance.

Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?

We offer private lessons if you need extra help in the class.

4212 Clubhouse Dr
Lakewood,
CA
US

Blaine Eastcott's love of the outdoors is rooted in fond childhood memories of family camping trips. On one such trip, Blaine's teenage self impulsively climbed a 100-foot rock only to soon find himself struck by panic high up on the rock face. He was paralyzed by fear, until a surge of adrenaline gave him the courage needed to scramble the final 10 feet up. This ordeal spurred him to take rock-climbing classes?and eventually led to his current position as the president of Rockreation. His three adrenaline-inducing arenas challenge climbers of all skill levels with more than 28,500 total square feet of climbing terrain, composed of jagged cliffs, bouldering nooks, and craggy archways. The faux-mountain range mimics the conditions of real rocks with indentions, overhangs, and eagle's nests.

The gyms devote one-third of their space to a bouldering area, which blends into a top-rope course fraught with varying angles, and a large lead area with an overhanging arch. Across these angles, passionate instructors with extensive outdoors experience?and a background in conversational mountain goat?guide students through the Fight Gravity program. The three-class series focuses on belaying basics, and progresses through technique instruction and bouldering. They also lead seasonal kids' camps where tiny humans can explore the routes, or plunge on a big swing and zipline. The gyms also have a separate area with machines, traditional weights, and cardio equipment for members who want to not only climb rocks, but also lift heavy ones above their heads.

11866 La Grange Ave
Los Angeles,
CA
US

Perhaps the only thing as impressive as Roy Elghanayan?s reign as a two-time Israeli Krav Maga National Champion is the students with whom he?s shared his incredible skill. He first was hand-chosen to devise the Israeli Special Forces? training program. In 2011, the Argentinean Marines enlisted him to teach the sport to their soldiers. He even trained actress Jessica Chastain for her role in the movie The Debt. Today, he continues to travel the world to teach Krav Maga and works out of his studio, Krav Maga L.A. | REKM.

Krav maga is a more rigorous form of self-defense developed by the Israeli military when they realized that ancient martial arts would translate to modern battlefields. Roy and his staff helm classes for both adults and children as part of a six-day schedule that divides students by their skill level. Beginners? classes corral 18 participants or less so that instructors can easily oversee technique while still having enough bodies to build a human pyramid if morale is low. With continued practice, the instructors at Krav Maga L.A. | REKM hope to imbue their students with the physical and mental skill to escape threatening situations should they ever arise.

13347 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US