Boxing & Kickboxing in Greenfield

One or Two Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Integrated Personal Defense, LLC (Up to 78% Off)

Integrated Personal Defense, LLC

Tolland

Kids' classes with emphasis on group-work help improve discipline, motor skills, strength, and confidence

$99 $26

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at United Korean Martial Arts (49% Off)

United Korean Martial Arts

Manchester

Cardio kickboxing with self defense training.

$49 $25

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One Month of Boxing with Wraps or Two Introductory Boxing Classes with Wraps at Schott's Boxing (56% Off)

Schott's Boxing

Albany

Boxing classes designed to simulate the physical challenge of a real 12-round match

$112 $49

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6 or 10 Women's Kickboxing Classes at Kickboxing of Farmington (Up to 74% Off)

Kickboxing of Farmington

Farmington

Learn self-defense moves during kickboxing classes, which tone muscles and burn fat.

$149.95 $39

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6 or 10 Muay Thai Classes with Personal Training at Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Milford

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

$120 $39

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Combative or Women's Classes at Manchester Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 63% Off)

Manchester Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

Downtown Manchester

Gracie technique, developed for the Army, covers basic combative moves and choke resistance; women’s series bolsters self-defense know-how

$125 $49.99

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Five or 10 Adult Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Women's Cardio Kickboxing Classes at TopGame BJJ & Self Defense (Up to 81% Off)

TopGame BJJ & Self Defense

Manchester

Learn valuable self-defense skills and start a healthy fitness regimen with adult Brazilian jiu-jitsu or women’s cardio kickboxing classes

$75 $15

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Boxing Workshop for One, Two, or Four at Bare Knuckle Murphy's Boxing Gymnasium (Up to 55% Off)

Bare Knuckle Murphy's Boxing Gymnasium

Kalivas-Union

Each Sunday at noon, professional coaches help boxers of all skill levels fine-tune techniques and nutrition

$30 $16

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One or Three Months of Kickboxing Classes with One 30-Minute Private Lesson at Boston Taekwondo (Up to 59% Off)

Boston Taekwondo

Boston Tae Kwon Do

Seasoned martial artists teach disciplines that get students into shape and hone awareness of their minds, bodies, and the world around them

$239 $99

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5 or 10 Drop-In Fitness Classes with T-Shirt at Rondeau's Kickboxing (Up to 73% Off)

Rondeau's Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

Classes such as yoga and fitness kickboxing, which focuses on real boxing moves while working the abs

$95 $28

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Martial Arts Belts: Working Your Way Up the Rainbow

Brand-new martial arts students begin with the blank slate of white belt. Learn where they go from there with Groupon?s look at martial arts belts.

There?s an old story about the evolution of the system of colored martial-arts belts: donning fresh white belts at first, trainees would let them darken over time with sweat and dirt, until, after years of increasing mastery, they turned almost black. If it sounds like a story that's too good to believe, it almost certainly is. Although the belt system is conceivably an ancient tradition handed down from sensei to sensei, its origins can be readily traced to the early 20th century. That?s when Dr. Jigoro Kano was developing a new form of physical education for Japanese public school students: judo, a safer version of the jujitsu fighting style. Facing an influx of new students, he devised a hierarchy of colored belts to illustrate their progress at a glance rather than having to ask each one to fight him every day.

How quickly athletes move up the ladder will depend on the teacher, the dojo, and the style, in addition to their skills. They may advance by taking a formal exam with practical, oral, and written sections; they may be asked to spar with students in the next level to prove their readiness; or they may be awarded a different color belt because the old one clashes with their eyes. And in any discipline, tying on a black belt doesn?t mean you?ve made it. Instead, one might think of it as being inducted into an advanced training program. In karate, for instance, there are 10 grades of black belts, some of which require up to 10 years of study to attain.

47 Market Street
Northampton,
MA
US

Combining up-to-date teaching techniques with the age-old customs of martial arts, Northampton Karate offers students of all ages a focus on Okinawan Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu style karate for improving health, fitness, and confidence in a friendly atmosphere. Experienced instructors guide their apprentices on board breaking and beard-accumulating journeys to enhanced athletic performance and disciplined behavior. Tiny fighters can take their first roundhouse kicks with Northampton’s kids' classes (ages 5 to 11) and youth program (ages 12 to 15), and adults can bridge the generation gap through well-placed jabs with their respective classes. Check out the schedule to determine which class best fits the color of your karate girdle.

320 Riverside Dr
Florence,
MA
US

Led by eighth-degree black belt Grandmaster Kyung W. Kim, a former US National Team Head Coach, U.S. Taekwondo Center expertly instructs students of all ages and abilities in the martial art of tae kwon do. Classes teach fundamentals as they improve fitness and build confidence.

1485 Memorial Drive
Chicopee,
MA
US

Team Link Brazilian Jiu Jitsu counts famed fighters such as UFC heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga among its students. But you don't have to be a marquee draw to attend the school's classes. The schools, which line the East Coast and extend as far west as Utah, as far south as Brazil, and as far up as Mars—host classes for kids as young as 3. Although Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is their main area of focus, the staff also schedules kickboxing, muay thai, and mixed-martial-arts classes.

135 Winsor Street
Ludlow,
MA
US

At Darly’s Dance & Fitness classes promise more than just improved technique—they offer the opportunity to get fit without the rigid guidelines of a typical workout. In fact, classes such as Zumba, African dance, and modern dance all emphasize fun as much as grace. The class schedule also includes ballet, lyrical, jazz, and other dance classes available to kids as young as 4, as well as adults.

348 Hodges Ave
Enfield,
CT
US

The dedicated instructors at Kids Love Martial Arts teach children the techniques of self-defense styles such as karate and tang soo do. But they are just as focused on imparting lessons on discipline, focus, and confidence. The studio's websites shares stories of youngsters who were constantly distracted in school or picked on by their peers. The teachers always prescribe the same medicine: a few weeks in Kids Love Martial Arts classes. The physical aspect of the training engages the youthful participants, but it's the less tangible results that can help them positively channel their energy and confidently stare down the karate-practicing monster under the bed.

489 Electric Ave.
Fitchburg,
MA
US