Sports in Essex

$40 for $125 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — PTK-Baltimore

Ptk-baltimore

Rosedale

$125 $40

In one month, take eight special-forces training classes designed for military special forces and offered to civilians 18 or older

Ten or Twenty Kung Fu Classes at Goh's Kung Fu (Up to 86% Off)

Goh's Kung Fu

Westfield

$100 $19

Learn sparring skills and basic movements in these traditional kung fu classes

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

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

8 or 16 Aikido Classes at Falls Road Aikido (Up to 51% Off)

Falls Road Aikido

Towson

$120 $59

Traditional dojo focuses on helping students build confidence and find inner peace by practicing aikido

5 or 10 Tae Kwon Do Classes at KMAT Baltimore (Up to 93% Off)

TJK Karate and Mixed Martial Arts

Rosebank

$275 $20

Students stay fit and learn discipline through practice in the art of tae kwon do

$50 for $100 Toward Edged and Impact Weapons Classes — PTK-KDP Filipino Combat Arts

Ptk-kdp Filipino Combat Arts

7

$100 $50

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One or Three Months of Martial Arts and Combat Fitness Classes at Kanjizai Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Kanjizai Martial Arts

Anneslie

$150 $39

Kids and adults learn the nuances of ground fighting in jujutsu, striking in ko ryu karate, or spiritual refinement in seishin teki kyoyo

5 or 10 Tai Chi Classes at Full Circle Tai Chi (Up to 68% Off)

Full Circle Tai Chi

Multiple Locations

$60 $25

Gentle martial art's possible benefits include fitness, pain relief, increased energy, and improved strength, coordination, and flexibility

Four Weeks of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Crossfit Catonsville (48% Off)

Crossfit Catonsville

Arbutus

$75 $39

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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

$349 $39

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

10 or 20 Classes with Gloves at Kickboxing.com (Up to 82% Off)

Kickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$148 $29

Pound the stuffing out of high-quality bags at eight locations in various kickboxing regimens

10, 20, or 30 Drop-In Kickboxing Classes with Gloves at Baltimore Martial Arts Academy (Up to 92% Off)

Baltimore Martial Arts Academy

Catonsville

$219.95 $29

Cardio kickboxing classes make use of heavy bags as participants tone muscle, build endurance, and learn self-defense techniques

$11 for $30 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — A Plus Taekwondo

A-plus Taekwondo

Pasadena

$30 $11

From the merchant: A family that kicks together sticks together; learn self defense, improve your confidence, physical fitness, and focus.

One Intro to Fencing Class or One Month of Fencing Classes at Maryland Fencing Club (Up to 51% Off)

Maryland Fencing Club

Bel Air South

$20 $10

Intro class lets those interested in fencing try it out; one month of fencing classes for beginners

$27 for $60 Worth of Martial Arts — Chung's Martial Arts

Chung's Martial Arts

Bel Air

$60 $27

Includes one private martial-arts lesson, two group lessons, and a complimentary official t-shirt

10 or 20 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Kwon's Taekwondo - Severna Park (Up to 88% Off)

Kwon's Taekwondo - Severna Park

Severna Park

$161.30 $19

Certified black belt instructors instill students 3 and up with self-defense skills as well as confidence, fitness, focus, and discipline

$55 for $105 Worth of Martial Arts — Freedom Academy of Martial Arts

Freedom Martial Arts

5, Dublin

$105 $55

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$50 for $50 Groupon — 360 Athletic Training

360 Athletic Training

3, Bel Air

$50 $50

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10 or 16 Martial Arts Classes at Tiger World Tae Kwon Do (Up to 89% Off)

Tiger World Class Tae Kwon Do

Ellicott City

$179 $20

Black belts Masters Shin and Chong emphasize encouragement during lessons that teach the fundamentals of Korean unarmed combat

Classes and Private Lessons at Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi (Up to 76% Off). Two Options Available.

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Arnold

$135 $35

Black-sash instructors train students of all ages in disciplines including beginner and advanced kung fu, wushu weapons, and tai chi

Two Weeks or One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Xtreme Mpact (Up to 67% Off)

Xtreme Mpact

Xtreme Mpact

$75 $29

Black-belted instructors teach kenpo karate and kickboxing classes in this 25-year-old facility

18-Hole Golf Round with Cart Rental and Hot-Dog Lunch for Two or Four at Fairway Hills Golf Club (Up to 52% Off)

Fairway Hills Golf Club

Fairway Hills

$128 $61

Short but spunky fairways designed by Ron Pritchard wend through woodlands and wetlands

$29 for 10 Boxing and Martial-Arts Classes Classes at Yamasaki Academy ($200). Five Locations Available.

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

At five locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

One Month of Adult or Kids' Classes at Lights Out Gym (Up to 71% Off). Four Options Available.

lights out Gym

Columbia

$200 $59

Adults and kids can learn how to defend themselves

10, 20, or 30 Kickboxing Classes with Gloves at American Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

American Academy of Martial Arts

Ellicott City

$100 $40

Students get a dose of cardio and burn up to 1,000 calories per class as they build strength, agility, and coordination

5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Roundhouse Martial Arts & Krav Maga (Up to 74% Off)

Roundhouse Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Elite SFN

$75 $25

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Students build self-defense skills, strength, and stamina in high-intensity martial-arts classes

$65 for $125 Worth of Martial Arts — Unity TKD School of Martial Arts

Unity Tkd School Of Martial Arts

Aberdeen

$125 $65

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18 Holes of Golf for One or Two with Cart and Unlimited Range Balls at Piney Branch Golf Club (Up to 45% Off)

Piney Branch Golf Club

Hampstead

$110 $65

Considered one of Maryland's best courses thanks to beautiful design with undulating fairways, thickets of mature trees, and frequent water

10 or 20 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Choi's Tae Kwon Do (88% Off)

Choi's Tae Kwon Do

Annapolis

$161.30 $19

Tae kwon do students learn self-defense skills while improving their concentration and physical-fitness levels

$32 for $59 Worth of Paddleboarding Lessons — Paddle Annapolis @ Butler's Marina

Paddle Annapolis @ Butler's Marina

Annapolis

$59 $32

Learn proper stand-up-paddle technique and safety from an ASI accredited guide; premium paddle-board rental included

$17 for a Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental at Annapolis KayakSports ($35 Value)

Annapolis KayakSports

Deale

$35 $17

Visitors take a voyage on Rockhold Creek for two hours aboard a kayak or stand-up paddleboard

$99 for $300 Worth of 3-Month Martial-Arts Membership — TRYUMPH ACADEMY of Martial Arts Page

Tryumph Academy Of Martial Arts

Gambrills

$300 $99

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Unlimited Kid's Martial Arts Classes at Bowie MIxed Martial Arts (Up to 64% Off)

Bowie Mixed Martial Arts

Bowie

$149 $55

Instructors certified in dealing with bullies help kids gain self-respect and discipline through self-defense techniques

$54 for $99 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Level Up Boxing & Fitness

Level Up Boxing And Fitness

Bowie

$99 $54

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One or Two Months of Unlimited MMA Classes at College Park MMA (Up to 70% Off)

College Park MMA

Beltsville

$150 $49

During MMA classes, students learn how to strike, wrestle, control, defend, and submit their opponent

One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes at 5 Peaks Martial Arts Academy (Up to50% Off)

5 Peaks Martial Arts Academy

Millersville

$139 $69

Students of all skill levels build coordination, strength, and confidence while soaking up self-defense techniques from seasoned instructor

One or Two Months of Women's Self-Defense Classes at Kims Karate (Up to 59% Off)

Kims Karate

Lanham

$140 $59

Women learn to defend themselves in classes that incorporate elements of tae kwon do and cardio kickboxing

$45 for $99 Groupon — New Vision Martial Arts

New Vision Martial Arts

3, West Friendship

$99 $45

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5 or 10 Classes at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $43

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Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, instructors teach Gracie jiu-jitsu, muay thai, yoga, and self-defense

$76 for $200 Worth of Martial Arts — King Tiger Martial Arts

King Tiger Martial Arts

Silver Spring

$200 $76

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30-Day Boxing-Gym Membership with an Optional Personal-Training Session at Donte's Boxing Gym (Up to 68% Off)

Donte's Boxing Gym

Rockville/Derwood

$145 $47

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Boxing-fitness, fundamentals-training, and open-sparring classes for adults; gym helmed by three experienced trainers

Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Ruyter's Academy of Martial Arts (48% Off)

Ruyter's Academy Of Martial Arts

Damascus

$129 $67

Martial arts classes for students ages 3 years and older teach a balance of discipline, fun, and practical self-defense

10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes at Choe's Hapkido (Up to 89% Off)

Choe's HapKiDo

Mount Airy

$200 $25

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Students build self-defense skills, strength, and discipline in martial-arts classes

$37 for $74 Worth of Services at Xtreme Tumble and Cheer

Xtreme Tumble & Cheer

Nottingham

$74 $37

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Four Rounds of Mini Golf with Option for Jumbo Driving Range Bucket at Elkton Golf and Batting Center (Half Off)

Elkton Golf and Batting Center

Elkton

$20 $10

Family-oriented sports complex with an 18-hole miniature golf course, a 30-station driving range, and eight batting cages

One-Week Super Hero or Karate Summer Camp or 10 or 20 Martial Arts Classes at ATA Martial Arts (Up to 85% Off)

ATA Martial Arts

4, Fair Hill

$199 $99

Camps and classes teach boys and girls self-discipline, leadership, and martial arts skills

Eight or 16 Kung-Fu Classes at Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung Fu (Up to 79% Off)

Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung-Fu

Rockville

$165 $35

Experienced Shaolin temple warrior monk teaches classes in Shaolin kung-fu, sparring, qi gong, and Zen buddhism for adults and kids

Five or Nine Classes at Champion Boxing Fitness (Up to 79% Off)

Champion Boxing Fitness

Rockville

$137 $39

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In boxing, kickboxing, and MMA group classes, students work heavy bags, jump ropes, and re-create the routines of real fighters

Martial-Arts Classes or a Party at On the Mat Sports International (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

On the Mat Sports International

On the Mat

$240 $79

1.5-hour birthday parties include access of the 6,500 sq. ft. facility for sports games and an introductiory martial-arts lesson

One, Two, or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Gamma Academy (Up to 93% Off)

GAMMA Academy

Bethesda

$375 $29

Martial-arts and self-defense classes for all age levels boost fitness and strengthen discipline

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Infinite Fighting Concepts (Up to 90% Off)

Infinite Fighting Concepts

Gaithersburg

$125 $15

Workout inspired by mixed martial arts fuses traditional cardio and strength-training regimes with kicking and punching drills

5 or 10 Drop-In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes at Foundry Jiu Jitsu Academy (Up to 77% Off)

Foundry Jiu Jitsu Academy

Gaithersburg

$140 $39

Students build strength, stamina, and real-life self-defense skills in intensive Brazilian jiu jitsu classes

5, 10, or 15 Drop-In Martial-Arts Classes at Stick Blast (Up to 85% Off)

Stick Blast

Gaithesburg

$100 $20

Martial-arts classes blend multiple disciplines; emphasis on relaxed-intensity striking and pressure point delivery

10- or 20-Class Pass with One or Two Private Sessions at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$210 $20

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$59 for Annual Smart Tennis Membership and $20 Toward Apparel and Repairs at Tennis Zone ($120 Value)

Tennis Zone

Glover Park

$120 $59

Smart Tennis connects tennis players online and rewards them for playing with prizes; apparel and repairs available at Tennis Zone

10 Group Boxing-Training Sessions from Boxing/Brazilian Jiu Jitsu/MMA (54% Off)

Maguilla Brazillian Jiu-jitsu Academy

Redeem from Home

$50 $23

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In-Home Pole Dancing Party for 6, 9, or 15 People from Art of Exotics (Up to 60% Off)

Art of Exotics

Redeem from Home

$180 $89

Gather friends for a fun session where you'll learn pole techniques for fun and fitness

One or Two Months of Twice-Weekly Kids' Parkour or Ninja Classes at American Parkour (Up to $75 Off)

American Parkour

Truxton Circle

$95 $59

Kids aged 6–13 combine gymnastics skills with a big dose of creativity and fun as they develop motor skills and focus

5 or 10 Boxing Lessons at Hard Training Club (Up to 70% Off)

Hard Training Club

Washington

$75 $24

Students gain strength, stamina, and coordination in intensive boxing lessons

Single-Day Rental for One or Two from Bike and Roll (Up to 53% Off)

Bike and Roll DC

Union Station

$40 $19

Cyclists zip around city monuments and explore bike trails on Trek 24-speed bicycles with included map, lock, and helmet

Select Local Merchants

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Pro Tip: Bring appropriate wet-weather gear, sunscreen, non-marking soled shoes, food, and water.

20880 Rock Hall Avenue
Rock Hall,
MD
US

This newly opened megacenter offers more than 5,000 square feet of open space for slick shoes and rug cuttery. The staff is composed of well-oiled dance machines who lead eclectic student groups across a multi-genre range of dance styles. Learn how to pirouette like a pro with the classical ballet class (offered for beginners and intermediate/advanced), or take a fanciful tap class and finally use those tap shoes you bought for their intended purpose, instead of for alerting your skittish, shotgun-toting grandma to your presence. A Latin dance class (pre-registration required) is offered to get hips swinging and tongues rolling, while the yoga class is a great way to unwind by bringing uppity energies back down to earthly levels through relaxing poses. Check out the schedule for a complete list of dates, times, and class offerings.

756 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore,
MD
US

Bare Hills Racquet and Fitness Center's experienced trainers lead fitness seekers through flexible schedules of group classes six days a week. Strengthen and condition cores during CrossFit classes, where supportive groups of fitness friends jog across a calorie-crushing spectrum of exercises that boosts endurance, accelerates agility, and promotes strength until participants can roundhouse kick through a vending machine. The certified coaches of Sports Performance Training guide students to fitness with a scientifically designed program that blends performance training with agility ladders, hurdles, and harnesses in a fast-paced quest to improve athleticism and empathize with superheroes. Finally, SoulBody classes squash stress while centering on cores and aligning posture, promoting stamina and power during sessions filled with motivational music.

1422 Clarkview Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US

Nearly 300 years ago, the elders of China's Shaolin Temple convened to develop a new kind of martial arts. They dreamt of a style that would eventually overcome all the others, thanks to its combat efficacy and the fact that it would take a much shorter time to learn. They named this style Wing Chun, a Chinese phrase that translates to "forever springtime" and reflected their hope for a renaissance in Shaolin martial arts.

This renaissance never quite arrived, but traditional Wing Chun is still practiced today. This is largely thanks to the efforts of practitioners such as Grandmaster William Cheung and Sifu Tim Berkemeier, the latter of whom founded Traditional Wing Chun Baltimore. It's easy to see Wing Chun's appeal to modern sensibilities, as it emphasizes a scientific approach that draws on biomechanics and angular deflections. It's also ideal for students who don't have the muscles to send their opponents flying across the room, as it focuses on disabling rather than brute strength.

7019 Harford Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US

Tahirah Bowrey—the owner and head dancer of Creative Impulse Dance Studio—helms a team of five talented instructors that teach fleet-footed charges to step, swivel, and sway in styles ranging from hip-hop to ballet. Students of all ages match their footwork to classical refrains or pulsing, bass-heavy beats in three class levels, suited to beginner through advanced coryphées. Adults tone their bodies’ contours and learn to outmaneuver calories in sensual, cardio-infused styles such as floor- and pole dancing, and young children prepare to dazzle discerning hopscotch judges with pirouettes perfected in ballet class. Instructors hold lessons in a spacious hardwood studio flooded with natural light from tall windows and echoing with the sounds of toes tapping in unison.

6647 Belair Road
Baltimore,
MD
US

Arundel Golf Park gives players space to hone their swings all year long with an covered and heated driving range. Former PGA Class A member Norm Vacovsky draws on 34 years of coaching experience to help players get over learning plateaus during lessons held at the center.

6501 E Lombard St
Baltimore,
MD
US