Activities in Mansfield City

One or Four 60-Minute Private Horseback Riding Lessons at Sugar Magnolia Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Sugar Magnolia Farm

Mansfield

$45 $22

Students learn basics of horseback riding with friendly animals on a scenic farm

Pokemon Party for Up to 10, or $11 for $20 Worth of Games at Friendly Fire Game Center

Friendly Fire Game Center

Storrs

$20 $11

Gamers meet to play video or board games, and special events such as Magic: The Gathering; parties include Pokemon starter packs

Explore the Stars Astronomy Tour for Two Adults or Children at Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 62% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Lebanon

$130 $49

High-powered laser pointer and large telescope showcase planets, galaxies, and nebulae during guided astronomy tour

$62 for $138 Worth of Martial Arts — Villari's Martial Arts

Villari's Martial Arts

North Windham

$138 $62

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Membership with One or Three Personal-Training Consultations at Star Hill Family Athletic Center (62% Off)

Star Hill Family Athletic Center

Tolland

$91 $35

Expansive gym offers swimming pool, indoor track, fitness classes, fields, courts, cardio machines, weights, and personal trainers

One or Two Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Integrated Personal Defense, LLC (Up to 75% Off)

Integrated Personal Defense, LLC

Tolland

$99 $29

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

Standup Comedy at Hartford Funny Bone (Up to 84% Off)

Hartford Funny Bone

Hartford Funny Bone

$46 $15

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Club features nationally touring comics seen on stage and screen

Wild-Food and Ecology Tour for Two, Four, or Six from "Wildman" Steve Brill (Up to 63% Off)

"Wildman" Steve Brill

Multiple Locations

$40 $20

Forage for wild mushrooms, salad greens, fruits, berries, and medicinal herbs while learning about the ecology of local parks and open space

Four Weeks of Unlimited Catalyst Boot Camp or One Week of Kids' After-School Fitness at Muvement (Up to 88% Off)

Muvement

Manchester

$234 $29

Boot camps build full-body muscle systems rather than isolated muscle groups; kids get fit and have fun as they learn about good nutrition

$69 for $125 Worth of Martial Arts — Unity Karate & Holistic Arts

Unity Karate & Holistic Arts

Manchester

$125 $69

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One Month of Semiweekly Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two at Us Taekwondo (Up to 82% Off)

US Taekwondo

Center

$139 $29

Students build self-confidence, discipline, and self-defense skills while improving their physical fitness in martial-arts classes

$135 for a 4-Hour Outdoor Guided Outdoor Rock-Climbing Trip for 2 from Stone Age Rock Gym ($270 Value)

Stone Age Rock Gym

Manchester

$270 $135

Certified guides supply technical gear & teach essential techniques to scale sites such as Pinnacle Rock & Rattlesnake Mountain

One, Two, or Three Months of Classes and a Uniform at White Tiger Taekwon-Do (Up to 66% Off)

White Tiger Taekwon-Do

Bowers

$155 $59

Instructors here take students under their wing to help them reach goals, be they physical or mental

Four or Eight Karate Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Dragon Karate (Up to 64% Off)

Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

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

$75 for Three On-Ramp Classes and One Month of Unlimited Classes at CrossFit Thin Blue Line ($275 Value)

CrossFit Thin Blue Line

Manchester

$275 $75

Certified instructors draw on military, coaching, and police backgrounds to guide students of all abilities through high-intensity classes

Dance-Lesson Package for One or Two Private Lessons for an Individual or Couple at Arthur Murray Dance Studio (87% Off)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Multiple Locations

$145 $19

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

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

United Korean Martial Arts

Manchester

$49 $25

Cardio kickboxing with self defense training.

Movie and Popcorn for Two, Four, or Six at Parkade Cinemas (Up to 49% Off)

Parkade Cinemas

Center

$26 $17

Second-run movies such as Gravity in a community movie theater; popcorn and drinks included

Martial Arts Classes for One or Two at The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development (Up to 65% Off)

The Academy of Martial Arts & Personal Development

Manchester

$99 $35

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

10 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at America's Best Defense Colchester (55% Off)

America's Best Defense Colchester

Colchester

$99 $45

Jujitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and self-defense system that focuses on grappling and ground fighting

Muay Thai or Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 75% Off). Two Options Available. 

Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Manchester

$100 $25

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

Short-Track Racing Experience or Ride-Along at Rusty Wallace Racing Experience (Up to 60% Off)

Rusty Wallace Racing Experience

Stafford Motor Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Bennington CrossFit (45% Off)

Bennington Crossfit

Bennington

$65 $36

CrossFit-certified coaches teach proper form, while offering a wide variety of exercises that change daily

Italian Cooking Class for One or Two at Dalice Elizabeth Winery (Up to 52% Off) 

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

Dalice Elizabeth Winery

$75 $37

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Using Mediterranean sea salts and ingredients from local farmers, chefs teach the basics of preparing homestyle Italian cuisine

Two-Hour Bowling Package for 2, 4, or 6, or Party for Up to 12 at Hall of Fame Silver Lanes (Up to 50% Off)

Hall of Fame Silver Lanes

East Hartford

$51 $30

Bowling bowls careen down slick lanes as bowlers take breaks for pizza and concessions

$50 for $99 Worth of Martial Arts — Kobukai Jujitsu Dojo

Kobukai Jujitsu

East Hartford

$99 $50

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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Sacred Rivers Yoga (Up to 71% Off)

Sacred Rivers Yoga

Multiple Locations

$136 $39

Range of classes held daily, from gentle yoga therapy to power-yoga sessions designed to strengthen the core

Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Tennis Clinic at Glastonbury Tennis Club (Up to 51% Off)

Glastonbury Tennis Club

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

10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Glastonbury Center

$210 $20

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

10 Classes or One Month of Yoga at Bikram Yoga Glastonbury (Up to 77% Off)

Bikram Yoga Glastonbury

Glastonbury Center

$145 $49.50

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Students of all skill levels work through 26 postures in a heated room to help expel toxins, build strength, and increase flexibility

Four or Eight Weeks of Tae Kwon Do Classes at HanSoo Taekwondo (Up to 66% Off)

HanSoo Taekwondo

Glastonbury

$100 $39

Tae kwon do students cultivate their bodies and minds, gaining strength, stamina, and self-defense skills

One or Two Months of Kids Karate Class with Introductory One-on-One Course at 100 Percent Martial Arts (Up to 86% Off)

100 Percent Martial Arts

Glastonbury

$239 $39

One-on-one introductory lesson preps kids for one or two months of karate classes

$15 for $25 Worth of Rides and Games at Nomads Adventure Quest

Nomads Adventure Quest

Nomads Adventure Quest

$25 $15

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50+ arcade games, black-light mini golf, laser tag, bumper cars, spinning teacups, and basketball at family-fun center

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

Three Games of Bowling with Shoes for Two, Four, or Six at Revolutions Bowling & Lounge (Up to 54% Off)

Revolutions Bowling & Lounge

South Windsor

$42 $21

This lounge-like bowling alley features club-like seating, live DJs, a lounge, and TVs broadcasting sporting events and music videos

Four or Eight Youth Karate Classes at Clayton’s Kenpo Karate (86% Off)

Clayton's Kenpo Karate

South Windsor

$205 $29

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

Four or Eight Weeks of Strength and Conditioning Classes at Lightning Fitness (Up to 88% Off)

Lightning Fitness

South Windsor

$207 $29

Build lean muscle and boost your metabolism in these results-oriented small-group classes

Ancient Burying Ground Tour or Architectural Walking Tour for Four from Wethersfield Historical Society (45% Off)

Wethersfield Historical Society

Wethersfield

$20 $11

Tourists take in various aspects of colonial life in Wethersfield; non-profit, membership-supported organization with a focus on education

One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes at RockFit Bootcamp (Up to 85% Off)

RockFit Bootcamp

Wethersfield

$199 $29

Trainers organize functional, high-intensity workouts that incorporate boxing bags and kettlebells to help improve quality of life

On-Ramp Program for One or Two, or Unlimited for 1 month of Advanced Classes at CrossFit NorConn (Up to 74% Off)

CrossFit NorConn

East Windsor

$195 $59

Coaches cover the basic movements of CrossFit workouts in on-ramp classes; regular classes group these movements into challenging routines

Two-Week Introductory On Ramp Class or 10 CrossFit Classes at Land Warrior CrossFit LLC (Up to 55% Off)

Land Warrior Crossfit LLC

Windsor Locks

$65 $29

Cross-training system enhances power, speed, and agility during intense, ever-changing workouts that prep people for all physical activities

$65 for a Three-Lesson Intro Horseback-Riding Package at Oak Meadow Farm ($135 Value)

Oak Meadow Farm

East Windsor

$135 $65

Glean fundamentals of horseback riding from experienced instructors on 52-acre farm with rings and arenas

Admission or Class at Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut (Up to 54% Off). Three Options Available.

Vintage Radio and Communications Museum of Connecticut

Windsor

$14 $7

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Museum follows the evolution of electronic communication from early radio and telegraph to modern television and computers

90-Minute Dance Class for One, Two, or Four, or Private Party for Up to Eight (Up to 75% Off)

Art of Exotic Dancing

Multiple Locations

$50 $20

Alluring choreography is set to music during supportive, confidence-boosting classes and parties

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

Downtown

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

Visit for Two or Four to The Mark Twain House and Museum (Up to 46% Off)

The Mark Twain House and Museum

Asylum Hill

$36 $20

The house of literary legend Samuel Clemens casts a light on his personality and career as well as America in the 19th century

One, Two, or Three Months of Kids' MMA Classes at Underdog Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 67% Off)

CrossFit Hartford

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

$25 for $45 Worth of Dance Lessons — STUDIO860

Studio-8-sixty

Parkville

$45 $25

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10 or 20 Fitness Classes at Racquels Addiction Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Racquels Addiction Fitness

The Fitness Loft

$130 $39

A lineup of fun, focused fitness classes includes Zumba, piloxing, boot camp, circuit training, and more

$145 for a One-Hour Introductory Flight Lesson at Fly GForce ($285 Value)

Fly GForce

South Meadows

$285 $145

Gold Seal–certified instructors school aspiring pilots during introductory flight lesson that includes 30 minutes of in-air training

Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from Blair Hamilton Personal Training (45% Off)

Blair Hamilton Personal Training

Redeem from Home

$230 $127

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Interactive Class Experience at Art.Lab (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Art.Lab

Multiple Locations

$35 $18

The painting classes last up to 2.5 hours

$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

Online Deal

$108 $19

Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

1, 5, or 10 Movie Tickets with Popcorn at Spotlight Theaters Front Street (50% Off)

Spotlight Theaters Front Street

Downtown

$16 $8

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First-run feature films project across sprawling screens inside a new downtown theater

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

Admission for Two or Four to Harriet Beecher Stowe Center (Up to 43% Off)

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center

Asylum Hill

$20 $12

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Museum located in the home of the famed American author welcomes visitors with historic artifacts and furnishings

Admission for Two or Four to The Original Wedding Expo (Up to 50% Off). Four Dates Available.

The Original Wedding Expo

Multiple Locations

$24 $12

Wedding expo unites future newlyweds with 65+ bridal merchants presenting gowns, photographers, florists, and bakers

$15 for $30 Groupon — The Ski Smith - Ski & Snowboard Services

The Ski Smith

Brookfield

$30 $15

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One or Two 30-Minute Private Lessons or One 60-Minute Group Lesson at Pro Golf Academy (Up to 61% Off)

Pro Golf Academy

Cromwell

$75 $29

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

5 or 10 Walk-In Classes or One or Three Months of Dance Classes at East Coast Dance & Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

East Coast Dance & Fitness

East Longmeadow

$50 $17

Specializing in small classes with individualized attention, instructors lead energizing classes including Zumba and dance offerings

$18 for $40 Toward a Horseback-Riding Lesson — Shallowbrook Equestrian Center

Shallowbrook Equestrian Center

Somers

$40 $18

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Two or Four One-Hour Music Lessons, or Two One-Hour Studio Sessions at LMI Studio (Up to 51% Off)

LMI Studio

East Longmeadow

$90 $45

Guitar, piano, bass, drums, and vocal lessons for students of all skill levels; studio sessions offer a professional recording experience

Standup-Comedy Show for Two with Drinks at Comix At Foxwoods Comedy Club (Up to 53% Off)

Comix At Foxwoods Comedy Club

Mashantucket

$75 $35

Resort-casino comedy club presents nationally touring comedians

9- or 18-Hole Round for Two at Vineyard Valley Golf Club (Up to 55% Off)

Vineyard Valley Golf Club

Pomfret Center

$49 $26

Rolling terrain on former vineyard presents unique challenges and elevation changes along 9-hole course

One Month of Classes and T-Shirt for One or Two at Villari's Martial Arts Centers (Up to 87% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts Centers

Newington

$139 $20

Skilled instructors guide students through the ins and outs of the shaolin kempo karate style to improve self-defense skills and confidence

Two or Four Weeks of Taekwondo Classes with Belt and Uniform at Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo (Up to 79% Off)

Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Newington

$90 $19

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

Oktoberfest Package with Rides, Dinner, and Beer for 1, 2, or 4 at Quassy Amusement & Waterpark (Up to 40% Off)

Quassy Amusement & Waterpark

Middlebury

$35.50 $25

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After spending the day on thrilling rides and coasters, enjoy a German dinner and some beer or soda amidst live music and dancing

5, 10, or 15 High-Intensity Outdoor Interval-Training Workouts from Transformations Right Now (Up to 76% Off)

Transformations Right Now

Multiple Locations

$125 $39

Exercisers head to the great outdoors in locations such as Talcott Mountain for high-intensity interval workouts that get the heart racing

One or Two Months of Unlimited Aikido and Capoeira at Plus One Defense Systems (Up to 75% Off)

Plus One Defense Systems

West Hartford

$130 $35

9,000 sq. ft. facility with about 2,000 sq. ft. of mat space along with showers and a lounge with WiFi access

Three, Five, or Seven Laps in a​n Exotic Car at Historic Thompson Speedway​ from Circuit One Presented by Mohegan Sun (Up to 67% Off)

Circuit One Presented by Mohegan Sun

Thompson

$300 $99

Get behind the wheel of a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or Nissan GT-R as you take on the pavement of Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park​

$20 for Two Hours of Candlepin Bowling for Up to Six with Shoe Rentals at Mohegan Bowl ($39.95 Value)

Mohegan Bowl

Mohegan Bowl-A-Drome

$39.95 $20

Two hours of group play atop one of 20 automatically scored candlepin lanes

18 Holes of Golf with Cart for Two or Four at Mill Valley Golf Links (Up to 56% Off)

Mill Valley Golf

Belchertown

$78 $39

18-hole course includes novel holes such as a par-four with a tee box perched 200 feet above the fairway and a 240-yard par 3

Concealed-Weapons Course for One or Two at Ware Gun Shop (Up to 53% Off)

Ware Gun Shop

Ware

$95 $45

NRA- and state-certified staff; completion of the course with range time allows students to apply for the Mass. or Conn. carry license

One or Three Months of Adult or Children's Jiu Jitsu Classes at Yang Ki Yin School of Jiu Jitsu (Up to 56% Off)

Yang Ki Yin School of Jiu Jitsu

Coventry

$75 $39

Students develop self-defense skills and discipline in adult or kids' Jiu Jitsu classes at Rhode Island's oldest martial-arts school

Short-Game and Full-Swing Lessons from Kevin Ballato - Golf Instructor (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Kevin Ballato - Golf Instructor

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

Golf instructor helps players develop their driving, pitching, and chipping skills during private lessons

$40 for $80 Worth of Martial Arts — Golden Tiger Shotokan Karate Club

Golden Tiger Shotokan Karate Club

Coventry

$80 $40

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Ed Oakleys TOK Karate (45% Off)

Ed Oakleys Tok Karate

Coventry

$417 $229

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High or Extreme Paintball Package for Two or Four at Matt's Outback Paintball (Up to 52% Off)

Matt's Outback Paintball

Coventry

$120 $65

Armed with Vibe, Etha, or Axe paintball markers, teams battle it out on 23 wooded acres

5 or 10 Muay Thai Kickboxing Classes with Boxing Gloves at Eight Limbs Studios (68% Off)

Eight Limbs Studios

Coventry

$108.85 $35

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Instructors help clients sculpt the body by learning muay thai’s fearsome combination of punches, elbows, kicks, and knee-strikes

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At Kite Sports of Connecticut, instructors teach others how to harness the wind and water through the extreme sport of kite surfing. It's an intense activity with inherent risks, so they take the time to ensure all students garner the necessary skills to master it safely. Classes cover all the basics, such as setting up and launching the kiteboard and maneuvering and wielding the kite in various types of wind, as well as wind windows and the three types of power strokes used. Lessons start on land so students can get a handle on the fundamentals before private lessons take watersports enthusiasts onto the waves to ride the wind.

Location varies depending upon wind
Chaplin,
CT
US

Intimate evenings of music snuggle comfortably into the Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, whose Cabaret Series won Connecticut Magazine's Best Cabaret award in 2011 and 2012. Candlelit tabletops exude a cozy nightclub ambiance around a cabaret stage topped with six acclaimed acts each year and a fresh coat of peanut butter each night. The University of Connecticut brings many more acts to its larger main stage, with a special emphasis on jazz and classical luminaries and music and dance from all corners of the globe.

University of Connecticut, 2132 Hillside Rd, Unit 3104
Storrs,
CT
US

The Connecticut Repertory Theatre, the producing appendage of the University of Connecticut’s Department of Dramatic Arts, casts visiting professional actors and talented university students in its plays, musicals, and contemporary performances. This summer’s marquee boasts three musicals: Guys and Dolls, Seussical the Musical, a musical journey through the works of Dr. Seuss, and My Fair Lady. A cast of veteran performers, including Broadway entertainers Terrence Mann, Eileen Fulton, and Charlotte d’Amboise and comedian Steve Hayes, breathe life into the shows in the same way a stack of old books can breathe life into a fire. Performed 12 times over the course of independent 10-day runs, each musical offers up a surfeit of opportunities for reveling in drama and singing along inside your head as loudly as possible.

2132 Hillside Rd
Storrs Mansfield,
CT
US

Ray Heon’s friends and family describe him as a man who had a big heart, a part of which was devoted to the Washington Redskins. These traits inspired the name for The Big Red 5K, a race established to celebrate Ray’s life after he died of cancer last November. Participants are welcome to run or walk the course, which begins at Lyman Memorial High School, loops around the Lebanon Green, and then ends at the Jonathan Trumbull Library. It’s fitting that those two buildings bookend the race, as a portion of all proceeds will be used to donate technological devices to them.

Runners can commemorate their day by posing for photographers before or after the race, and they each receive a race packet with a T-shirt, race bib, and swag from the race sponsors. Participants or robots at the end of their battery packs can also opt to complete just a small segment of the race (one lap around the Lebanon Green). Those there to cheer runners on can spend the day listening to live music and visiting the food and merchandise vendors.

917 Exeter Rd.
Lebanon,
CT
US

A distinguished marksman for the US Marine Corps who trained his fellow Marines in pistol and rifle shooting, Sergeant Matt Foster now helms a team of coed firearms instructors. Teaching classes such as the NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course, an state pistol-permit class, and a women's-only session, the instructors rely on a TPI training method?an acronym for Total Participant Involvement?that emphasizes one-on-training and encourages students to go at their own pace to maximize skill retention.

PO BOX 624
Tolland,
Connecticut
US

For the staff of Integrated Personal Defense, LLC, training is about more than self-defense. It's about focusing on complete personal development. During such classes as cardio kickboxing and mixed martial arts, they instill students with the skills to defend themselves while building confidence, discipline, and a positive mental attitude. They bring this approach to all classes for adults and kids, creating an engaged, fun environment that hinges on individualized attention.

174 Merrow Road
Tolland,
CT
US