Sports in Guilford

Up to 84% Off Karate and Kickboxing Classes

Branford

$120 $19

Kids and adults build self-defense skills, reduce stress, and boost self-confidence during karate and kickboxing classes

Up to 77% Off Muay Thai or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Hamden

$115 $39

Muay thai or Brazilian jiu jitsu classes; instructor learned from legendary Gracie family

Up to 59% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Wallingford

$95 $39

Black-belt instructors teach kids and adults the practical self-defense tactics of budo taijutsu

Up to 86% Off at Baran’s Kenpo Karate

Wallingford Center

$70 $19

Students build discipline, mental focus, and self-confidence during classes taught in a supportive and inclusive environment

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

West Haven

$315 $173

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50% Off Services

West Haven

$80 $40

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

Up to 70% Off Martial Arts Classes at New England Rendokan

Multiple Locations

$140 $49

Techniques are based on Okinawan Shorin-Ryu karate, jujitsu, and Kobudo—weaponry—and teach students control, self-esteem, and respect

Half Off Golf at Banner Country Club

Moodus

$84 $42

Carts traverse 6,015 yards of picturesque Connecticut countryside and golfers swat through tree-lined fairways and open pastures.

25% Off Membership to Edgewood Bath and Tennis Club

Middlebury

$1,836 $1,385

Families gain access to state-of-the art swim, tennis, and fitness facilities, with water-spray features and a playground for the kids

Up to 69% Off Children's Yoga

Post Road South

$110 $39

Yoga classes for kids teach youngsters how to stretch, breathe deeply, and enhance their powers of concentration

Up to 61% Off Golf Instruction

Cromwell

$75 $29

Proper swing mechanics and hand-eye coordination constitute the focal points of instructional sessions from a Class A PGA member

55% Off

Shelton

$100 $45

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52% Off Two-Hour Crossbow Lesson

Bethany

$60 $29

A certified instructor teaches crossbow basics such as caring for gear, the parts of the bow, and how to shoot

50% Off

New Britain

$40 $20

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Up to 82% Off Self-Defense Camp

Multiple Locations

$270 $49

Instructors teach students how to defend themselves against larger opponents during two- or six-week camps

Up to 65% Off at East Coast Training Systems

East Coast Training Systems

$115 $40

Martial arts instructors teach students of all ages and abilities American/Filipino Kun Tao techniques while motivating them to get fit

63% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Watertown

$40 $15

Burn calories and de-stress during one-hour kickboxing classes that teach self-defense, discipline, and centeredness

Up to 79% Off Classes at Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Newington

$90 $19

Students ages four and up develop self-confidence and self-discipline as they master the art of taekwondo

Up to 51% Off Tennis Clinics

Glastonbury Center

$28 $15

Tennis players of any level can sign up for a clinic led by pros that teach the skills needed to improve strokes and game performance

50% Off 8 Drop-in Classes

Glastonbury Center

$60 $30

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Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Village Green Plaza

$215 $29

Professional martial-arts instructors focus on instilling both children and adults with skills, confidence, and self-discipline

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$75 $19.99

Classes combine kickboxing exercises with high-intensity interval training to help clients burn calories and lose weight

Up to 55% Off Fitness Kickboxing Classes

Port Jefferson Station

$99 $49

Work out the whole body through the vigorous discipline of fitness kickboxing

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes and Gloves

Multiple Locations

$99.99 $19.99

Unleash punches, kicks, knees, and elbows on bags and pads during classes that mix techniques from karate, Muay Thai, and Western Boxing

Up to 87% Off Classes at Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios

Multiple Locations

$225 $29

Shaolin-certified instructors teach students of any age how to defend themselves and build confidence

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing Classes

Southbury

$100 $29

Kickboxing challenges students to punch and kick through energized sessions; Krav Maga teaches street-effective self-defense techniques

Up to 74% Off Women's Kickboxing Classes

Farmington

$149.95 $39

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

Up to 53% Off Trail Passes and Ski Equipment

Farmington

$62 $29

Groups of two or four can glide smoothly over wooded trails, outfitted with rented boots, skis, and poles

Up to 53% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Canton Green

$49.95 $25

Martial-arts classes for adults and kids aged 5 and older boost self-confidence, discipline, and patience

Up to 88% Off Karate Classes

Unionville / Farmington

$239.99 $29

Karate classes for children help foster discipline, respect, physical fitness, & self-defense in a fun & creative way

Up to 52% Off at Westwoods Golf Course

Farmington

$87.28 $43

18-hole course demands accuracy and consistency as golfers weave around bunkers and over rivers and lakes

Up to 64% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Middle Island

$149 $59

Kids' classes teach tykes the basics of karate, and adults focus strictly on Okinawan martial arts while learning moves and getting fit

80% Off One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes

Multiple Locations

$239 $49

Channeling the art of muay thai, kickboxing classes train students to last through 60 minutes of intense hand, knee, and foot combat

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Hartford

$110 $49

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Up to 67% Off Kids' MMA Classes at Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Parkville

$80 $29

Ages 8–13 gain learn self-defense techniques from pros in an MMA program that combines striking, wrestling, and Brazilian jujitsu grappling

Up to 87% Off Kickboxing Classes at Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

High-intensity cardio-kickboxing classes combine muay thai, karate, and calisthenic exercises for full-body workouts

Up to 48% Off Golf at Simsbury Farms

West Simsbury

$113.50 $59

18-hole, par 72 course hosts tournaments including the Connecticut State Women's Amateur Championship

55% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Avon

$150 $67

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Up to 86% Off Martial-Arts and Fitness Classes

Port Jefferson Station

$100 $19

Fitness-based kickboxing classes fuse muay thai and boxing; mixed-martial-arts classes are taught by expert coaches

Up to 88% Off from TryKickboxingNow.com

Multiple Locations

$100 $15

Trainers blend muay thai and American kickboxing with circuit fitness training to blast away calories

Up to 47% Off at Pequabuck Golf Club

Terryville

$120 $59

Founded in 1902 & redesigned in 1967, rustic charm of course features central reservoir, fairway-splitting railroad & mature pine forest

Up to 52% Off Color in Motion 5K Entry

Rentschler Field

$60 $29

Runners in white are playfully pelted with safe, biodegradable color powder that turns their clothes purple, blue, and yellow

49% Off Martial Arts

East Hartford

$99 $50

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Up to 64% Off at Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

Kids, teens, and adults are introduced to the sport of karate during classes led by Sensei Cheryl

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

Manchester

$99 $35

Black belt masters lead students of all ages through self-defense techniques of tae kwon do, hapkido, and cardio-kickboxing

Half Off an Indoor Rock-Climbing Package for Two

Manchester

$118.50 $59.25

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Climbers learn the basics during an instruction course before taking on walls aided by a suite of rented gear

Up to 75% Off Thai Kickboxing or Jiu-Jitsu Classes 

Manchester

$100 $25

Self-defense-focused jiu-jitsu classes or muay thai kickboxing classes for kids or adults

Up to 83% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

Selden

$75 $15

Clients square up with heavy bags, punching and kicking their way to slimmer frames with cardio-boosting drills and self-defense techniques

Up to 84% Off at Fitness Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$75 $14

Fitness-centric classes utilize kickboxing techniques to burn away calories

Up to 84% Off Classes at Kickboxing Lawrence Inc

Multiple Locations

$75 $14

Exercisers work up a sweat during high-energy kickboxing classes that help build muscle and get hearts racing

Up to 88% Off at Kickboxing Fitclub

Multiple Locations

$100 $15

Students sweat their way to elevated heart rates and more toned bodies in high-impact kickboxing classes

Up to 86% Off at Kickboxing Long Island

Multiple Locations

$90 $15

Work up a sweat during kickboxing classes that focus on self-defense moves such as punching, kicking, and knee and elbow strikes

Up to 86% Off at Kickboxing Selden

Multiple Locations

$90 $14

Participants burn calories, get fit, and tone bodies in kickboxing classes

51% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Multiple Locations

$49 $24

Kids and adults learn the basics of the martial art tae kwon do

Up to 77% Off Kung Fu Classes

Shirley

$125 $29

Kung Fu masters help adults and kids develop a healthy body and foster self-discipline in Kung Fu classes for those as young as four

Up to 60% Off Cardio-Kickboxing Classes

Shirley

$100 $39.99

Instructors lead students through fat-burning cardio-kickboxing workouts

Up to 72% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Vinjo's MMA

Medford

$125 $39

Black-belt instructors impart self-defense skills to students and help them build strength, endurance, and discipline

Up to 54% Off Lessons at Studio Golf

Wilton

$60 $29

PGA professional Angelo Lopiano helps clients aged 3 and older improve their mechanics and learn new game-play strategies

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Centerbrook

$120 $66

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Half Off an Intro to Fencing Class

Bloomfield

$50 $25

Classes introduce students to the appropriate equipment and fundamental techniques of fencing

86% Off Youth Karate Classes

South Windsor

$205 $29

Kids’ karate classes teach tykes to block, strike, and grapple, as well as build confidence and respect for others

55% Off Acting Classes

Sound Beach

$85 $38

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Up to 57% Off Paddleboard Lessons

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

Instructors teach students basic paddle techniques for propelling & maneuvering, how to remount & how to read tide & wind conditions

Up to 66% Off Bicycle Tune-Up

St. James

$49.95 $24.95

Technicians adjust brakes and gears, lube bearings, inflate tires, degrease chains, and perform safety inspections

Up to 56% Off Karate Classes for Adults or Kids

Holtsville

$100 $49

Instructor with more than 10 years of experience teaches ages 4 and up how to better their lives through martial arts

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Military personnel, police officers and detectives have something in common besides high-risk jobs: Dennis Hill. The chief instructor at Aiki Academy of Self Defense, armed with a black belt in judo and a brown belt in Brazilian jujitsu, has trained members of all three professions in the art of hand-to-hand combat. He also teaches civilians at his 4,000-square-foot dojo, voted New Haven’s best martial-arts studio in 2012 by CT.com readers.

Hill and his team helm more than 50 classes per week. Sessions traffic in styles that range from kickboxing-focused combat hapkido and muay thai to krav maga, a fighting style that readies people for no-rules brawls, such as street fights or bare-knuckle-boxing matches held on cruise ships once maritime law kicks in. Fitness classes from kettlebell workouts to flexibility-enhancing yoga complement the self-defense courses, as do amenities such as an onsite playroom and free coffee in the spacious waiting room.

5 Foxon Rd
North Branford,
CT
US

Twin Lakes Golf Course is set on grounds that have been walked by golfers for more than 50 years, but enjoy the modern touches of a recent revamping. New tee boxes reside atop the professionally manicured greens that carpet the 10-acre course. Its renovated clubhouse offers guests the supplies they need for gameplay, including clubs and pull carts. After a round, players can return to the clubhouse where pizza bubbles in a wood-burning oven and cool beverages flow freely from taps.

241 Twin Lakes Rd
North Branford,
CT
US

The instructors at H2Owls orchestrate their fun and safe swim lessons in accordance with SwimAmerica, a 10-step curriculum that helps youngsters refine their swimming skills. After beginning with basic swimming fundamentals including leg kicks and arm strokes, instructors move on to more advanced techniques based on each student’s progress. To ensure that students receives their due attention and aren’t just tunas dressed to look like children, the swimming school keeps its class sizes small, with a max of five students per teacher in standard group lessons and a max of three students per teacher in the preschool program.

360 Amity Road
Woodbridge,
Connecticut
US

Alisa Bowens can teach the newest of newbies how to salsa—just watch her episode of MTV’s Made for proof. On it, she taught teenage sisters with no dance experience how to salsa, and she does the same for students at her studio, Alisa’s House of Salsa. She teaches the spicy Latin dance to groups, as well as in private lessons, during which she is able to provide even more technique notes and feedback. She also hosts salsa nights at local restaurants and lounges so that her students can practice in a real-life environment.

817 Chapel St
New Haven,
CT
US

Colorful knobs and grips jut out from City Climb's angular white walls, guiding climbers of all experience levels along routes designed by USAC-certified setters. These vertical treks are made safe by ropes, which are looped into climbers' harnesses and held below by belayers. No harness is necessary to clamber along the curves of a bouldering cave, however—or while army crawling the entire length of the floor. Students can bring their own equipment or rent climbing shoes, harnesses, and chalk bags at the gym.

342 Science Park
New Haven,
Connecticut
US

The expert climbing instructors at CT Rock Gym guide cliff-scalers through the ins and outs of rock climbing and belaying during a 90-minute On Belay! class. Teachers introduce students to climbing equipment, movements and techniques, and the basics of belaying, which involves clambering up overhangs while tethered via rope to a partner. Two automatic belay machines help solo climbers achieve the heights of dynamic duos, and the staff ensures safety by checking each person prior to their belaying foray and leading everyone through typhoon disaster drills. A two-week membership allows patrons to develop their climbing prowess by exploring a bouldering area, which includes a cave, and shimmying up artfully designed rope paths that rotate every 2.5 months—the time it takes to hatch a rhinoceros.

91 Shelton Ave
New Haven,
CT
US