Sports in Live Oak


Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 74% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Eastside

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $50

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One-Hour Standup-Paddleboard Rental or a 90-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson at SUP Shack (Up to 49% Off)

SUP Shack

Santa Cruz Harbor

Instructors lead students through basic core-strengthening maneuvers and rent out fast, versatile boards

$20 $11

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$20 for 30 Fitness and Kickboxing Classes from FIGHT2FITNESS ($299 Value)

FIGHT2FITNESS

Multiple Locations

30-class pass allows students of all ability levels to gain access to a variety of fitness and Kickboxing classes at various locations

$299 $20

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One Month of Unlimited Adult or Kids' Martial-Arts Lessons at Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 74% Off)

Sandro Batata Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Santa Cruz

Adults or kids learn practical self-defense skills while building strength, endurance, and discipline in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes

$135 $35

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One 45- or 90-Minute Golf Lesson from Former Touring Pro Bob Swinnerton at Santa Cruz Golf Academy (Up to 55% Off)

Santa Cruz Golf Academy

Swinnerton Bob

Former collegiate and Canadian PGA Tour golfer Bob Swinnerton proffers advice in an indoor studio with swing-analysis technology

$75 $37

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$75 for $150 Worth of Boxing at Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Santa Cruz Boxing & MMA

Scotts Valley

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$150 $75

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1 Month of Unlimited WingChun Self-Defense Classes for 1, 2 at International Academy of WingChun (Up to 82% Off)

International Academy of WingChun

Scotts Valley

WingChun self-defense classes teach a system of strategies for overcoming an assailant, all while heightening physical fitness and awareness

$117 $22

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$40 for $99 Worth of Cardio Kickboxing— Choi's Tae Kwon DO

Choi's Tae Kwon Do Scotts Valley

Scotts Valley

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

$99 $40

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Jiu-Jitsu or Fitness Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Claudio França Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

A fifth-degree black belt and his team teach young and older students potentially life-saving grappling and striking techniques

$169 $59

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Four-Hour Beginning Rock Climbing Class for One, Two, or Three from Treks and Tracks (Up to 60% Off)

Treks and Tracks

Multiple Locations

Experienced outdoor guides teach climbing and belaying techniques at two picturesque state parks and provide all safety gear

$105 $49

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Performance Science Training Institute (59% Off)

All-pro Tae Kwon Do

Los Gatos

From the merchant: Come in with the entire family & enjoy unlimited classes in Tae Kwon Do. Parents & children can attend the same class.

$180 $74

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Cardio Kickboxing or Martial Arts Classes at Studio Kicks Training Center (Up to 82% Off). Three Options Available.

Studio Kicks Training Center

Los Gatos

Burn calories in high-energy cardio kickboxing classes or master the 5,000-year-old techniques of martial arts

$57 $10

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One Month of One or All Martial Arts Classes at Seikishin Dojo (Up to 86% Off)

Seikishin Dojo

Morgan Hill

Instructors teach students of all levels traditional martial arts such as Jujutsu, Shinkendo, Aikido, or tactical street defense

$100 $22

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Two Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes or One-Month Unlimited at King's Martial Arts Academy (Up to 60% Off)

King's Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

Class aims to teach disciple and self-esteem as students focus on the physically demadning study of self-defense

$45 $19

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Four or Six Beginner Fencing Classes at Academy of Fencing Masters (50% Off)

Academy of Fencing Masters

Academy of Fencing Masters

National champion fencers and coaches instill students ages 7–17 with the technique, agility, strength, and discipline to be fencing masters

$60 $30

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One Month of Regular Martial Arts Classes for Little Rhino for Ages 3–6 at PRO Martial Arts (Up to 57% Off)

PRO Martial Arts

Campbell

Motivation martial arts classes instill students aged 3 and up with confidence, poise, self-respect, and self-defense skills

$159 $70

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Extreme Fitness and Sports (Up to 75% Off)

Extreme Fitness and Sports

Campbell

Expert trainers lead guests of all fitness levels through intense boot-camp classes

$150 $39

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5 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing Classes at Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center (Up to 75% Off)

Xtreme Martial Arts and Fitness Center

Campbell

Tone bodies while learning courtesy, discipline & respect with muay thai or X-Fit Kickboxing Classes for adults and teens

$75 $22

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Okaigan Karate Dojo (45% Off)

Jkr Okaigan Dojo

Cupertino

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$420 $231

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9-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Five Rounds for One at Blackberry Farm Golf Course (Up to 48% Off)

Blackberry Farm Golf Course

Cupertino

Course measures 1,544 yards and challenges short iron and putting skills with narrow fairways and small greens

$38 $21

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18-Hole Golf Outing for One or Two at Deep Cliff Golf Course (Up to 27% Off). Three Options Available.

Deep Cliff Golf Course

Cupertino

Though relatively short, this par 60 course tests golfers’ short game amid the rolling terrain of the Cupertino foothills

$37.50 $29

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One or Two Groupons, Each Good for Registration for Firefly Run San Jose on July 25 at Spartan Stadium (Up to 50% Off)

Firefly Run San Jose

San Jose Spartans Stadium

Runners decked out in lights run a nighttime 5K; the race is followed by a post-party with live entertainment

$55 $29

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Four Weeks of Swimming Lessons for Kids Up to 13 Years Old at Sharky's Swim School (50% Off)

Sharky's Swim School

Sharky's Swim School

Children between three months old and 13 years old learn essential strokes and swimming skills during four weeks of lessons

$76 $38

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$29 to Running Music Festival Entry Package to Nocturnal Lands 5K ($60 Value)

Nocturnal Lands 5K

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds

Run past different DJ stages on a 5K course amid interactive light shows, then celebrate at a main-stage after party

$60 $29

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One Month of Unlimited Shinkendo, Bojutsu, Toyama Ryu, or Aikibujitsu Classes or Four Kids Classes at Tojokan Dojo (Up to 55% Off)

Tojokan Dojo

San Jose

Shinkendo teaches swordsmanship rooted in samurai techniques and philosophies, whereas Aikibujitsu blends and redirects attackers’ energy

$100 $45

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$33 for $60 Worth of Tennis Lessons — SAI Tennis Training

Sai Tennis

San Jose

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

$60 $33

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy (59% Off)

Fei Si Fu Kung Fu Academy

San Jose

From the merchant: authentic shao lin kung fu, self-defense, kick boxing, tai chi and lion dance for all ages !

$110 $45

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Boxing or Kickboxing Classes at Tribull MMA (45% Off)

Tribull Mma

San Jose

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$159 $87

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One or Two Months of Master's Swimming Practice at QuickSilver Swimming (Up to 57% Off)

QuickSilver Swimming

Gunderson High School

Expert coaches lead adults of all swimming levels through swimming practice for either competitive or casual swimmers

$60 $27

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$56 for $125 Worth of Services at Camp Carter International Karate Association

Camp Carter International Karate Association

San Jose

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$125 $56

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Kung Fu Classes at Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy (Up to 81% Off)

Silicon Valley Kung Fu Academy

Willow Glen

Kids as young as 3 can learn hand and weapon forms during kung fu classes that emphasize self-defense, discipline, and respect

$220 $43

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$69 for $125 Groupon — Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Wrecking Crew Fight Club

Downtown San Jose

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$125 $69

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$48 for $160 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Eagle Talon Martial Arts

Cambrian Community

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$160 $48

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Half Day or Full Day of Baseball or Softball Camp or a Private Lesson at South Bay Sports Training (Up to 55% Off)

South Bay Sports Training

Bay Area

Camps focus on sport fundamentals; former professional and collegiate players help hone skills in 30-minute private lessons

$60 $29

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$24 for a 30-Minute Private Baseball or Softball Lesson at San Jose Batting Cages ($45 Value)

San Jose Batting Cages

San Jose

Current or former high-school coaches or collegiate or minor-league players lead students during private baseball or softball lessons

$45 $24

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One-Month Child, Adult, or Teen Membership to Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy (Up to 77% Off)

Pacific Judo & Ju Jitsu Academy

San Jose

Founded in 1949, the school teaches kids, teens and adults self-defense through judo and jujitsu

$95 $22

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One Month of Youth or Adult Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Kickboxing Classes at Claudio França BJJ (Up to 88%Off)

Claudio Franca Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cambrian

Black-belt instructors demonstrate the grappling techniques and take-downs of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, or fast-paced kickboxing combos

$169 $26

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10 Drop-In Kids' Classes or One Month of Unlimited Kids' Classes at Three Sixty Training Center (Up to 86% Off)

Three Sixty Training Center

Three Sixty Training

Kids aged 5 and older can improve their self-defense, strength, and reflex skills

$200 $29

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One or Three Months of Taekwondo (Up to 69% Off)

Leejon Taekwondo

Lee Jon Taekwondo

Traditional taekwondo school with belt-rankings, brick-breaking, and sparring

$125 $49

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Two or Four Kids' Gymnastics Open-Gym Sessions at Paramount Tumbling & AcroGymnastics (50% Off)

Paramount Tumbling & AcroGymnastics

Paramount Tumbling and Acro

Children frolic on the padded floors and gymnastics equipment during instructor-free open-gym sessions

$20 $10

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Four or Eight Fencing Classes for Kids or Adults at Xcel Fencing (69% Off)

Xcel Fencing

Multiple Locations

Adults and kids alike can pick up foils under the guidance of instructors and learn the basics of fencing

$110 $35

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One or Two Months of Classes for One, or Month of Classes for Two at Battle Control Martial Arts (Up to 75% Off)

Battle Control Martial Arts

Battle Control MMA

Martial-arts students learn self-defense skills, up their fitness levels, and build both mental and physical strength and discipline

$120 $35

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Four- or Eight-Week Introductory Muay Thai Program for Kids Aged 6–12 at Team Rey`s (Up to 74% Off)

Team Rey`s

Team Rey`s

Kids learn martial arts and muay thai during twice-a-week classes taught by an instructor with 20 years of experience

$160 $43

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$55 for $220 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

Chen Nan Shaolin Kung Fu Academy

San Jose

From the merchant: Master Chen trains kid and adult students in Shaolin Kung Fu with emphasis on self-defense, self-discipline, and power.

$220 $55

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$50 for $90 Worth of Martial Arts — Spartan MMA & Fitness Inc.

Spartan Mma & Fitness Inc.

San Jose

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

$90 $50

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9-Hole Round of Golf for One or Two with Range Balls at Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course (Up to 44% Off)

Rancho del Pueblo Golf Course

Mayfair

9-hole executive course with bunkers, crisp fairways, and ponds lined with cattails

$34 $19

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Krav-Maga, The Pit, or CrossPit Classes at Academy of Self Defense (Up to 64% Off)

Academy of Self Defense

Academy of Self Defense

Krav maga teaches realistic self defense; mixed martial arts combines boxing, muay thai, wrestling, judo & jiu-jitsu for all skill levels

$95 $39

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One or Three 60-Minute Private Golf Lessons with Swing Analysis and Digital Recording at GolfSmarts (Up to 69% Off)

GolfSmarts

Santa Clara

Instructor evaluates pupils’ swing with video-analysis software before coaching them on form during a recorded session

$125 $39

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One Round of FootGolf for Two or Four at Pruneridge Golf Club (Up to 63% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Santa Clara

A combination of soccer and golf involves kicking a regulation soccer ball into oversized holes on a shortened course

$48 $19

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10- or 25-Round Play Card at Pruneridge Golf Club in Santa Clara (Up to 46% Off)

Pruneridge Golf Club

Pruneridge Golf Club

Punch card for 10 or 25 rounds on nine-hole, par 31 golf course

$240 $139

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$35 for Color Me Rad 5K Entry at California's Great America on Saturday, March 21 (Up to$65 Value)

Color Me Rad

California's Great America

Stations placed throughout a looping 5K track lob clouds of colored cornstarch to transform runners’ outfits from white to rainbow

$65 $35

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$9 for $25 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Krav Maga Revolution

Krav Maga Revolution

Monterey

From the merchant: Learn to protect yourself and others. We focus on real skills for real people to feel safe and good about themselves!

$25 $9

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes for Adults at Aikido Kokikai Silicon Valley (50% Off)

Aikido Kokikai Silicon Valley

Heritage District

Adult classes focus on self-defense techniques and might incorporate breathing exercises or practice with wooden swords

$100 $50

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One Month of Unlimited Youth or Adult Martial-Arts Classes at FTX Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

FTX Martial Arts & Fitness

Sunnyvale

Kids and adults alike can burn off energy and build their strength as they learn practical marital-arts and self-defense skills

$149 $35

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Fencing Classes for One Child or Adult at International Fencing Academy (Up to 54% Off). Four Options Available.

International Fencing Academy

International Fencing Academy

Fencing instructors teach épée, foil and sabre fencing programs for all ages and skill levels

$140 $65

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$61 for $110 Worth of Martial Arts — Karate Masters

Karate Masters

Sunnyvale

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

$110 $61

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Kids Martial-Arts Classes at KOA FITNESS-Mountain View ($210 Value)

KOA FITNESS-Mountain View

Mountain View

Classes teach kids sportsmanship, disciple, and confidence while studying the art of self defense; training improves physical fitness

$210 $39

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Martial Arts and Fitness Classes at Tandez Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 77% Off). Four Options Available.

Tandez Academy of Martial Arts

Mountain View

Certified instructors lead an array of martial arts classes from around the world, as well as various self-defense and fitness sessions

$125 $35

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5 or 10 Kickboxing, MMA, or CrossFit Classes at Unlimited MMA (Up to 87% Off)

Unlimited MMA

Milpitas

Seasoned kickboxers and MMA fighters help students burn calories, learn self-defense tactics, or both during their intense fitness classes

$149 $25

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One-Month Membership from The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING (Up to 47% Off). Three Courses Available.

The Players Club Powered by GOLFZING

Multiple Locations

Memberships grant one month of unlimited range practice, greens fees, and golf clinics at picturesque local courses

$39.99 $25

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Mixed Martial Arts for Ages 4–14, or Ages 15 and Older at Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off).

Enterprise Academy of Martial Arts

Hollister

MMA classes teach life skills as well as exciting techniques from tae kwon do, kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Filipino martial arts

$99 $19

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Four 30-Minute Daytime Indoor Lessons at American Swim Academy, Valid Monday–Friday (Up to 50% Off)

American Swim Academy

Multiple Locations

Certified instructors impart swim basics in classes kept to a small student-to-teacher ratio for optimum safety and learning

$44 $22

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5 or 10 Adult Martial-Arts Classes or One Month of Kids’ Classes at KOA Fitness (Up to 86% Off)

KOA Fitness

Newark

Muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, and mixed-martial-arts classes in a gym with full-size boxing rings and octagonal cages

$125 $19

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Introductory Archery Lesson with Equipment and Practice Time for Two or Four at Archery Only (Up to 51% Off)

Archery Only

Archery Only

Learn how to sling arrows with recurve bows before practicing with friends; all necessary equipment is provided

$60 $30

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$275 for $550 Worth of Sports Camp — Table Tennis America

Itabletennis

Fremont

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

$550 $275

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Eight Children's Martial-Arts Classes or Three Months of Classes at Martial Arts America (Up to 84% Off)

Martial Arts America

Multiple Locations

Kids' program builds confidence and self-defense skills through tae kwon do strikes, jujitsu rolls, and eskrima stick exercises

$149 $39

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5 or 10 45-Minute Martial-Arts Classes, Including Uniform at West Coast Martial Arts (Up to 63% Off)

West Coast Martial Arts

West Coast Martial Arts

Instructors guide students of all ages and skill levels in a blend of Tae Kwon Do, Boxing, and Grappling to improve strength and confidence

$80 $35

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One or Two 60-Minute Golf Lessons at Golf With Ren (Up to 60% Off)

Golf With Ren

Fremont Park Golf & Practice Center

PGA professional Ren Chang incorporates 20+ years of golf prowess to enhance swing mechanics and lower scores

$125 $59

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$41 for $135 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — USA Wuchi KungFu Academy

Usa Wuchi Kungfu Academy

Fremont

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$135 $41

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$16 for One Month of Classes at Impact! Kickboxing Fitness ($108 Value)

Impact! Kickboxing Fitness

Impact School of Martial Arts

Hammer away stress and calories by hurling punches and kicks into heavy bags

$108 $16

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10 or 15 Fitness Classes and a Personal Training Session at Undisputed Boxing Gym (Up to 72% Off)

Undisputed Boxing Gym

Undisputed Boxing Gym

Retired and active fighters lead boxing, kickboxing, and tae kwon do classes in an expansive, multistudio facility

$180 $55

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One-Week or One-Month Indoor-Rock-Climbing Package for One or Two at Planet Granite (Up to 60% Off)

Planet Granite

Planet Granite

Colored routes are tailored for all levels of climbing experience, scaling terrain ranging from low boulders to 60 ft. slabs

$80 $39

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$35 for a 1-Hour Paddleboard or Single- or Double-Kayak Rental for 2 from Half Moon Bay Kayak ($65 Value)

Half Moon Bay Kayak Co.

Half Moon Bay Kayak Co.

Aquatic revelers decked out in wetsuits and life jackets traverse the rolling waves of Pillar Point Harbor atop paddleboards or kayaks

$65 $35

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$27 for One Month of Brazilian Jiujitsu or Muay Thai Classes at Roots Kickboxing ($139 Value)

Roots Kickboxing

Union City

Instructor teach take-downs, chokes, holds and defense techniques to students of all skill levels

$139 $27

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Six Weeks or 30 Days of Kids' Karate Classes at Hernandez Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Hernandez Martial Arts

Hernandez Karate School

Kids learn discipline, physical skills, self-defense, and hard work during children's karate classes

$160 $19

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One or Two 60-Minute Golf Lessons from Gary Monisteri (Up to 51% Off)

Gary Monisteri Golf

Mariners Point

Seasoned PGA pro instructor breaks golf down into its core components, leading focused practices aimed at making actual rounds more fun

$120 $59

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One Month of Unlimited Japanese Karate Lessons for Child or Adult from World Oyama Karate (Up to 73% Off)

World Oyama Karate

World Oyama Karate

Students learn discipline and gain self confidence with one month of instruction in karate

$99 $29

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$74 for $145 Worth of Martial Arts — KICKS TaeKwonDo School of Self-Defense

Kicks Taekwondo School Of Self-defense

San Mateo

Discover the fun of learning a high-level, Olympic-style tae kwon do and self-defense art

$145 $74

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$26 for One Month of Unlimited Adult Classes at Core Taekwondo ($149 Value)

Core Taekwondo

San Mateo

Adult taekwondo classes provide a high-energy workout, improving flexibility while teaching practical self-defense skills

$149 $26

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Select Local Merchants

  • Farley's Kickboxing Academy
    Martial-arts master Francis Farley conquered his childhood timidity by studiously practicing martial arts. He went on to win the North American middleweight title in 1989, and by 1993, he had won the International Sport Karate Association middleweight championship, holding on to that title for five years. He decided to open Farley's Kickboxing Academy, a dojo with a full weight room and boxing ring, in order to teach others various kicks and jabs gleaned from his successful 27-win, 2-loss career, which featured 17 knockouts and one intimidating finger wag. Francis's passion for martial arts—and fitness in general—led him to pair up with instructors such as Joey Thomas, a professional surfer and black belt in Brazilian jujitsu; Willow Brown, the facility's yoga expert, who has more than 10 years of teaching experience; and MMA coach Mike Roberts. These gurus help fitness seekers of all levels blast calories, learn self defense, or gain spiritual tranquility, and they adhere to the motto, "You don't have to be a fighter to train like one," as opposed to, "Once a couch potato, always a couch potato."
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    2551 South Rodeo Gulch Rd.
    Soquel, CA US
  • Seascape Sports Club
    A member of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association, Rick Kepler imparts hard-won racket tactics to help players of all abilities improve their game. Receive Kepler’s sage serve, volley, and groundstroke wisdom in a one-person private lesson, or opt to learn alongside a fellow athlete in a two-person tutorial. Beginners can learn the basic low-to-high groundstroke mechanics, and more advanced acers may dedicate a constructive hour to topspin lobs, pinpoint passing shots, serve-and-volley strategy, or how to hypnotize ball boys. Situated south of Santa Cruz, Seascape Sports Club’s tennis complex boasts 12 regulation tennis courts, including a clay court, seven lighted courts, and a stadium center court.
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    1505 Seascape Blvd
    Aptos, CA US
  • Agape Dance Academy
    Though they draw from diverse backgrounds in teaching, professional dance performance, and movement studies, the instructors at Agape Dance Academy specialize in classical ballet, following the curriculum and techniques of the Royal Academy of Dance. They also offer courses in contemporary dance. In classes suited for preschoolers and adolescents, they pass on the basics and advanced movements of that centuries-old performance art. And yet their teaching style isn't strictly traditional?instructors work with and encourage each student one on one, promoting emotional as well as physical growth as sessions progress.
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    783 Rio Del Mar Blvd
    Aptos, CA US
  • Rod Sanford's Trdtnl Karate
    Karate classes help foster discipline and self-confidence in both children and adults. Kids learn better listening sills, self-defense techniques, and how to karate chop their way through every door in the house. Advanced-degree black-belt instructors lead adults through kicks, straight-arms punches, and other karate moves that blast through calories and sculpt muscles.
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    4626 Soquel Dr
    Soquel, CA US
  • Adventure Out
    When Cliff Hodges, the founder and CEO of Adventure Out, graduated from MIT with a degree in electrical engineering, he knew a traditional desk job wasn't for him. According to Technology Review, he quickly gave up his engineering career for the wireless world of the great outdoors, where he began to hike, climb, and surf his way around the world, always staying true to his philosophy of environmental respect and protection. His travels and business accomplishments have gained some measure of notoriety; he's coached on MTV's Made, consulted for ABC News, and was selected as one of four winners of the 2011 Santa Cruz County Civic Service Award: The Nextie. Adventure Out was also identified for meeting survival skills training standards by The New York Times best-selling author Tim Ferriss in The 4-Hour Chef. Today, he and his program consultant Tom McElroy lead excursions into the California wilderness to teach backpacking and survival skills, including the tracking of animals and wild ice-cream trucks, and they also guide novices through surfing, rock-climbing, and mountain-biking sojourns. Through fundraising, Adventure Out has helped save Castle Rock State Park from closure and a portion of their proceeds is put directly back into the park.
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    Cowell's Beach
    Santa Cruz, CA US
  • Santa Cruz Harbor
    Trudie Ransom knows just how addictive the sensation of standing above the waves can be. After just a few trips out on her board, she not only began training with the standup-paddleboarding master Andy Whitman from Angulo boards, but also opened up SUP Shack. From her experience shadowing Whitman, she decided the best way to introduce people to the sport was with Angulo’s soft, 10-foot boards, which serve as an easy surface to learn on while spending a day on the waves or taking one of the shop’s classes or tours. Classes never contain more than six students, allowing each student to have the one-on-one attention needed to master the art of balancing and maneuvering the board. Once pupils are sure of their strokes, the shop’s instructors lead guided tours that slip out across the rippling blue mirror and past the sights of the harbor or tackle the more advanced paths past sea-lion habitats. Late-evening tours pause as the sun sets over the ocean, filling the sky with color like somebody inciting peacocks to riot.
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    2214 East Cliff Drive
    Santa Cruz, CA US
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