Sports in Lake Shore

$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

$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.

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

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

$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

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

$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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Boxing Classes or Personal Training at Arvin Boxing & Fitness Inc. (Up to 77% Off). Five Options Available.

Arvin Boxing & Fitness Inc.

Essex

$100 $29

Torch calories and master boxing techniques in boxing classes, boot camps, and personal-training sessions led by a professional boxer

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

$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

$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

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

Crossfit Catonsville

Arbutus

$75 $39

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Two, Four, or Six Stand-Up Paddle Core Fitness or Yoga Classes at West River Paddling & Yoga (Up to 57% Off)

West River Paddling & Yoga

West River

$70 $35

On-the-water classes combine yoga, fitness training, and stand-up paddle boarding

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

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 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

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

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

10 Classes or 1 Month of Unlimited Classes at Yamasaki Academy (Up to 86% Off). Six Locations Available.

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

At six 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

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

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

$25 for 5K Registration for One at The Colorful 5K - Graffiti Run on Saturday, October 4 $50 Value)

The Colorful 5K

Six Flags of America

$50 $25

Runners dash along a 5K course while splattering one another with nontoxic color powder

$59 for a Sunset Paddle for an Adult from Calleva ($100 Value)

Calleva

Poolesville

$100 $59

Board a standup paddleboard, canoe, or kayak and paddle along Seneca Creek before watching the sun set and enjoying the evening

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

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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$45 for $99 Groupon — New Vision Martial Arts

New Vision Martial Arts

3, West Friendship

$99 $45

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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

$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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Kayak or Stand-Up Paddleboard Tour or Two-Hour Rental from Shore Pedal & Paddle, LLC (Up to 31% Off)

Shore Pedal & Paddle

St. Michaels

$65 $45

Guided tours explore the harbor's coves and open areas, while rentals give you free rein to paddle local waters

$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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$39 for Four Groupons, Each Good for a Kayak Rental from Ballpark Boathouse (Up to $80 Value)

Ballpark Boathouse

Navy Yard

$20 $9.75

After staffers go over safety and hand out life vests, kayakers wind through the rivers of the nation's capital

Four Weekday Kayak or Paddleboard Rentals, or 90-Minute Twilight Tour at Key Bridge Boathouse (Up to 51% Off)

Key Bridge Boathouse

Georgetown

$20 $9.75

Beneath the arches of the Key Bridge, kayakers and paddleboarders disembark for excursions onto the Potomac

$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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Two Months of Beginner Karate Classes at Kaizen Karate (75% Off)

Kaizen Karate

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

Experienced, black-belt instructors teach the fundamentals of karate in beginner classes

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

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

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

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

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

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When Debra Sternberg first caught sight of Tom Koerner at the Doc Scantlin dance in 1987, she was smitten by his enthusiastic jitterbug. Though the duo's subsequent amorous relationship lasted only a year, their swing-dance partnership has lasted for decades. Together, they have jitterbugged and lindy hopped into the top spots in contests that include the 1994 UK Lindy Hop Championships, the 1998 Virginia State Open, and the 2010 National Living Legends of Swing Award.

Today, Tom and Debra pass on their expertise and passion at Gottaswing, their dance school that has expanded into eight locations throughout the United States. Each week, more than 500 students lay the six- and eight-count foundations for the jitterbug and lindy hop. Beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes meet six nights a week at various studios and dance clubs throughout the DC area, each equipped with a dance floor where students and a woman who looks suspiciously like Amelia Earhart can let loose . Four nights a week, the school invites students to join fellow classmates at events to dance along with DJ-curated tunes and live music.

617 Baltimore Annapolis Boulevard
Severna Park,
MD
US

At First Class Martial Arts, children may learn basic martial arts strikes. On the other hand, they could learn how to play dodge-ball like a ninja. The coaching studio enrolls students of all ages in structured programs, but also organizes camps and birthday parties around whimsical martial arts games. The age-appropriate classes draw elements from several disciplines, including tae kwon do, kickboxing, karate, and judo. In each, instructors introduce practical self-defense skills alongside core martial arts principles. Each class takes place in First Class's airy, well-lit studio, where padded floors provide ample room for learning new techniques and sparring with an imaginary though still impossible-to-beat Jackie Chan.

497 Ritchie Hwy
Severna Park,
MD
US

Signature service: Social Dancing Lessons

Established: Before 1950

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes

Pro Tip: No partner needed , no experience needed.

497 Ritchie Hwy
SEVERNA PARK,
MD
US

Pasadena Golf Center lets visitors create the satisfying thwack of a club hitting a golf ball in one of two locations. They can make out the sound on the 18-hole mini-golf course—where ears will also pick up the sound of trickling waterfalls and the gurgling of landscaped streams and ponds—or at the driving range. Golfers can manipulate a variety of clubs there since targets are set up at different lengths, and 20 of the range’s 34 hitting stations are covered to provide shade during warm months and heat during cold ones. In addition, a full setup of lights let them swing away into the evening or when Apollo's chariot of fire is in the shop. To assist in swing mechanics and proper alignment, the center organizes lessons led by Golf Academy of America–certified instructor, Brett Francisco.

Pasadena Golf Center is also equipped with a nine-station batting cage that challenges visitors with baseball pitches of varying speeds as well as slow- and fast-pitch softball. A 1,600-square-foot patio nearby can facilitate birthday parties or other special events.

4358 Mountain Rd
Pasadena,
MD
US

Jing Ying literally translates to "best of the best," a term befitting of both the teachers at Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi, and the students who learn from them. A team of seasoned black-sash instructors?many of whom have competed in national championships?helm progressive programs that help trainees hone strength and flexibility as they learn self-discipline. The schedule offers more than two-dozen classes each week, and includes training in classical and contemporary forms, sparring, and weapons. Age-appropriate kung fu classes, for instance, introduce the graceful throws and takedowns that enable students to use their opponents' own force against them. Contemporary wushu classes then build on that training by introducing acrobatic strikes and other movements. Therapeutic tai chi, women's shaolin fitness, and private personal training sessions round out the class roster.

Jing Ying also gives its students ample space to train. Housed inside a former boat-building facility, the more-than 6,000 square-foot space features three mirror-walled training areas equipped with padded or wood floors or quicksand, as well as private changing rooms and an array of fitness gear including heavy bags and pull-up bars.

1195 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold,
MD
US

A golf course is where players go to test their skills, but Arundel Golf Park is where those skills are formed. At Arundel's outdoor facility, instructors teach private and group classes and hold supervised practice sessions, in which they periodically check in with students as they drive ball after ball at a driving range protected from the wind and distracting cries of caddies. During "fitting days," golfers bring in their current clubs to have one of Arundel's pros determine their ideal length, loft, and other specs.

While golf remains the focus at Arundel Golf Park, the facilities have a couple of other ways visitors can work on their swings. An 18-hole mini-golf course shrinks the game down to a fun challenge of angles and finesse, and batting cages let players set aside the elegant, nuanced game of golf to simply enjoy bashing round things with blunt objects.

1501 Dorsey Rd
Glen Burnie,
MD
US