Martial Arts in Mount Kisco


5 or 10 Tae Kwon Do Classes with a Private Lesson and Uniform at Blackbelt Tae Kwon Do (Up to 93% Off)

Blackbelt Tae Kwon Do

Blackbelt Tae Kwon Do of Mt. Kisco

Certified black-belt masters and instructors lead programs for all ages that improve confidence, fitness, focus, coordination, self-defense

$195 $15

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Two Weeks or One Month of Karate Classes with Introductory Course at Marti Martial Arts Academy (Up to 63% Off)

Marti Martial Arts Academy

Marti Martial Arts Academy - Bedford Hills

Students learn the discipline, confidence, focus, and self-defense techniques of karate from master black belts in fun, supportive classes

$95 $39

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

Kids Love Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

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

$210 $20

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$48 for $190 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Chinese Martial Arts & Ed. Center

Chinese Martial Arts & Ed. Center

Nyack

From the merchant: A one-month trial membership for kids and adults; kung fu, tai chi, kickboxing and self-defense. Includes a free uniform

$190 $48

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$19 for One Month of Martial-Arts Classes and One Private Lesson with Uniform at Go No Sen Karate ($239 Value)

Go No Sen Karate

Blue Mountain Plaza At Welcher Ave

Students gain self-defense skills, strength, and stamina in martial-arts classes

$239 $19

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Two Weeks of Adult or Kids' Aikido Martial-Arts Classes at Aikido Westchester NY (Up to 50% Off)

Aikido Westchester NY

White Plains

Adults and kids alike can learn the Japanese art of aikido, which teaches a style of self-defense that doesn’t resort to injuring attackers

$50 $25

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$45 for $99 Toward Krav Maga & Fitness Training at Power MMA

Power MMA

Ramapo

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$99 $45

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One, Two, or Three Months of Krav Maga Training Sessions at APLEA Training Academy (Up to 57%Off)

APLEA Training Academy

Instructors teach the self defense and awareness techniques of krav maga, a martial art developed for the Israeli military

$100 $45

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Four or Eight Martial-Arts Classes with Uniform at YB World Taekwondo Academy (Up to 77% Off)

YB World Taekwondo Academy

Hope Street Shopping Center

Grandmaster with 32+ years’ experience oversees contact and no-contact martial-arts classes to teach hand-eye coordination and burn calories

$107 $29

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10 or 20 Classes for Adults or Kids at Connecticut Krav Maga (Up to 91%% Off)

BreakThru Family Fit 4 Life

Multiple Locations

Internationally certified instructors teach the premier self-defense method used by militaries and police forces around the world

$200 $20

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Three or Six Kids' Martial Arts Classes at C3 Athletics (Up to 87% Off)

C3 Athletics

C3 Athletics

Kids aged 5–11 participate in Brazilian jujitsu, boxing, and kickboxing classes where they learn self-defense and self-confidence

$200 $26

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Unlimited Classes at Moti Horenstrein's Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off). Three Options Available.

Moti Horenstein's Mixed Martial Arts

Moti Horenstrein's Mixed Martial Arts

Black belt staff instills students with confidence as they learn practical, real world self-defense techniques such as krav maga

$199 $59

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10 or 20 Mixed-Martial-Arts Classes at Renzo Gracie Rockland (Up to 87% Off)

Renzo Gracie Rockland

Renzo Gracie Rockland

Mixed-martial-arts classes combine muay thai, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu techniques in classes led by experienced instructors

$236.25 $43

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Classes at Dragon's Den Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off)

Dragon's Den Mixed Martial Arts

Allankenpo

Instructors with multiple black belts in various styles teach pupils how to defend themselves as they get in shape and gain confidence

$179 $39

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5 or 10 Drop-In Kickboxing Fitness Classes at Heiwado Dojo (Up to 73% Off)

Heiwado Dojo

Norwalk

Martial-arts instructor leads group kickboxing fitness classes designed to whip students into shape while instilling self-defense techniques

$100 $29

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$202 for $368 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Calasanz Karate Kung Fu, Kickbox, Boxing & physical Arts

Calasanz Mma And Fitness Center

Norwalk

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$368 $202

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$63 for $140 Worth of Martial Arts — Traditional Okinawan Karate of Pleasant Valley

Traditional Okinawan Karate Of Pleasant Valley

Pleasant Valley

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$140 $63

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$66 for $135 Toward One Month Membership Including Uniform — Way of Life Shotokan Karate DO

Way Of Life Shotokan Karate-do

Mamaroneck

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$135 $66

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One or Two Months of Kids or Adults Twice-Weekly Martial Arts Classes at USA Karate (Up to 60% Off)

USA Karate

World Gym Pawling

Kids and adults can learn self-defense techniques while improving their fitness during martial arts classes

$100 $45

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$45 for $90 Worth of Services at Hat City Martial Arts

Hat City Martial Arts

Danbury

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$90 $45

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5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Martial Arts Fitness Kickboxing Centers (Up to 88% Off)

Martial Arts Fitness Kickboxing Centers

Multiple Locations

Students build strength, stamina, and self-defense skills in martial-arts classes

$90 $14

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$143 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons from Hammerhead Martial Arts

Hammerhead Martial Arts

Brookfield

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$143 $64

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One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing or Kids' Karate Classes at Connecticut Martial Arts (70% Off)

Connecticut Martial Arts

Danbury

Master Steven Doyon leads a team of martial-arts instructors in intense fitness kickboxing for adults and supportive karate classes for kids

$149 $45

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6 or 12 Kids’ Karate Classes at Kickaro's Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 81% Off)

Kickaro's Martial Arts & Fitness

Kickaro's Martial Arts & Fitness

Classes for ages 4–16 instill students with confidence, fitness, and focus in addition to hand-eye coordination and self-defense

$74.52 $19

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Academy of Fighting Arts (Up to 55% Off)

Academy of Fighting Arts

Academy of Fighting Arts

A 5th-degree black-belt teaches kids and adults the strikes, blocks, and grappling moves of Kun Tao, an American-Filipino martial art

$95 $45

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Children's and Adults' Martial Arts Classes at Karate America (Up to 90% Off)

Karate America

Karate America

Dedicated instructors teach children and adults effective self-defense techniques that boost confidence

$160 $17

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$54 for $120 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Soul Fighters Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Soul Fighters Mixed Martial Arts & Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Brookfield

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$120 $54

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$27 for $49 Worth of Martial Arts — Zandri's Martial Arts

Zandri's Martial Arts

Brookfield

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$49 $27

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Two Weeks or One Month of Tae Kwon Do Classes with a Uniform at East Coast Martial Arts (81% Off)

East Coast Martial Arts

East Coast Martial Arts

A 6th-dan black belt trains students from age 4 through adulthood in the ancient Korean style of tae kwon do

$205 $39.95

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Two or Four Weeks of Martial-Arts Classes for Ages 3–13 at MVP Taekwondo Center (Up to 74% Off)

MVP Taekwondo Center

Rochelle Park

Karate classes designed to help kids build self-confidence, discipline, and a sense of respect in a fun environment; uniform included

$59.99 $20

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12 or 24 MMA or Fighterella Classes with Private Lessons at Jungle Gym Martial Arts New Rochelle (Up to 93% Off)

Jungle Gym Martial Arts New Rochelle

Jungle Gym Martial Arts

Prepare to sweat during these mixed martial arts or women's only Fighterella classes; private lessons included

$389 $30

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10 or 20 Kumdo Classes at Sae Shim Kumdo Academy (Up to 80% Off)

Sae Shim Kumdo Academy

Norwood

Instructors lead kumdo classes, a martial art based in Korean sword dancing

$150 $39

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3, 5, or 10 Martial Arts or Self-Defense Classes at Westchester Martial Arts Academy (Up to 83% Off)

Westchester Martial Arts Academy

Eastchester

Study diverse styles of martial arts with a husband-and-wife team whose backgrounds include competitive fighting and military training

$60 $14

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One or Two Months of Adult or Children's Martial Arts Classes at Black Belt Martial Arts Center (Up to 68% Off)

Black Belt Martial Arts Center

Eastchester

Certified instructors teach confidence & self-defense in classes including tae kwon do, MMA, kickboxing, Tai Chi, Kung Fu, or swordsmanship

$60 $20

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5 or 10 Jujitsu or Conditioning Classes at Bronx Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 78% Off)

Bronx Jiu-Jitsu

Middletown - Pelham Bay

Study ground fighting with Brazilian jujitsu or incorporate striking and weapons with Japanese jujitsu

$100 $25

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial Arts and Core Fitness Classes at Taekwon-Do Center (Up to 72% Off)

Taekwon-Do Center

Taekwon-Do Center

Students burn calories and improve core fitness while perfecting martial arts technique

$130 $39

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$59 for $165 Worth of Martial Arts — Full Element Martial Arts

Full Element Martial Arts

Bronx

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$165 $59

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Two Weeks or One Month of Kids' Martial-Arts Classes with a Uniform at AmeriKick Martial Arts (Up to 85% Off)

AmeriKick Martial Arts - Staten Island

Multiple Locations

Martial-arts classes teach youngsters life skills such as discipline, confidence, respect, and a healthy love for physical fitness

$90 $15

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$50 for $99 Worth of Martial Arts — Master Moon's Martial Arts

Master Moon's Martial Arts

Closter

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$99 $50

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5, 10, or 15 Unisex Classes or 10 Women's Classes at Krav Maga NJ (Up to 81% Off)

Krav Maga NJ

Ramsey

Instructor with nearly two decades of experience—more than half of it in teaching—informs self-defense classes based on Israeli martial art

$150 $39

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One- or Three-Month Unlimited Membership at Bill Stevens Karate (Up to 82% Off)

Bill Stevens Karate

Multiple Locations

Membership grants guests access to Brazilian jiu-jitsu and adult programs led by martial arts hall-of-famer

$195 $35

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One Month of Fundamental or Advanced Martial-Arts Classes at East Coast Martial Arts (Up to 72% Off)

East Coast Martial Arts

East Coast Martial Arts

Whether you're a beginner or someone who's already mastered the basics, East Coast Martial Arts helps you hone your skills with classes

$125 $35

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One or Two Months of Unlimited MMA Combat Classes at GMA Martial Arts (Up to 71% Off)

GMA Martial Arts

GMA Martial Arts

Black-belt instructors lead high-impact MMA combat classes that incorporate moves from muay thai, Brazilian jujitsu, judo, and wrestling

$119.99 $45

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6 or 12 Phit-Ninja Classes for Kids at Phitnique (Up to 81% Off)

Phitnique

Phitnique Gym

Instructor aims to teach important life skills with a fun, exciting, enriching and age-appropriate curriculum

$75 $19

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$67 for $149 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Dojo Fairfield

Dojo Fairfield

Fairfield

Back-to-school special that includes one month of lessons in our youth karate program, plus a uniform.

$149 $67

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$45 for $99 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Hudson Valley HaganaH

Hudson Valley Haganah

Hudson Valley Haganah

From the merchant: 10-class pass valid for any of our offered classes/programs.

$99 $45

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Three or Five Krav Maga Classes at Englewood Krav Maga Federation (Up to 61% Off)

Englewood Krav Maga Federation

Englewood

Taught by instructors with ties to the art's founders, Krav Maga teaches individuals to defend themselves even against bigger opponents

$90 $39

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10 or 20 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Kyo Park White Tiger Taekwondo (Up to 89% Off)

Kyo Park White Tiger Taekwondo

Kyo Park White Tiger Taekwondo

Students gain the skills they need to succeed in life as well as martial arts during tae kwon do lessons that focus on self-reliance

$250 $29

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Traditional-Style Karate Classes at FMA Center (Up to 70% Off)

FMA Center

River Edge

Karate students gain mental and physical strength, discipline, and confidence while honing their self-defense skills

$185 $59

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Aikido Classes with Registration Fee at Aikido Centers of New Jersey (Up to 78% Off)

Aikido Centers of New Jersey

Multiple Locations

A Japanese martial art, aikido’s self-defense moves redirect attacks, is non-competitive, and designed for all ages, sizes, and abilities

$175 $49

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5, 10 or 20 Classes, or 1 Month of Unlimited Mixed-Martial Arts Classes at DePasquale Ju-Jitsu (Up to 74% Off)

DePasquale Ju-Jitsu

DePasquale Ju-Jitsu

Senseis impart practical self-defense techniques to students in jujitsu classes that also build strength, speed, and endurance

$75 $26

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One Month of Unlimited Adult Kickboxing or MMA Classes or Kids' Martial Arts Classes at KRU Training (Up to 86% Off)

KRU Training

KRU Training

Muay thai kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and kids' martial arts classes teach discipline while helping students get in shape

$210 $29

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5 or 10 Martial Arts Two-Hour Fitness Classes at CTM DREAMS (51% Off)

CTM DREAMS

Bronx

Fitness classes led by Abdul Aziz Shihan, a world champion martial artist trained in karate, tae kwon do, and full-contact sparring

$100 $49

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Three Personal-Training Sessions or Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Tokey Hill Martial Arts (Up to 69% Off)

Tokey Hill Martial Arts

Port Washington

Clients are led through custom workout with a private trainer; kids and adults get fit and learn discipline in martial-arts classes

$150 $49

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10 or 20 Drop-In Adult Martial Arts Classes at Marcelo Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association (Up to 70% Off)

Marcelo Garcia Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association

Bridgeport

Master the sparring and grappling self-defense techniques of Brazilian Jujitsu in classes taught by world champion instructor Joao Luz

$150 $49

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One Month of Unlimited Kickboxing or Martial-Arts Classes at Poise Martial Arts & Fitness (Up to 75% Off)

Poise Martial Arts & Fitness

Poise Martial Arts & Fitness

Gain strength and flexibility while learning to defend yourself at this martial-arts and kickboxing school for both children and adults

$134 $39

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$20 for $40 Worth of Martial Arts — United Tae Kwon Do Center

Nj United Taekwondo

Fort Lee

From the merchant: We offer Taekwondo, Kickboxing, and fitness programs for all levels and ages. Try our special at Discounted Rate!

$40 $20

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$10 for $22 Worth of Martial Arts — Nj United Tae Kwon DO

United Tae Kwon Do Center

Fort Lee

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$22 $10

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$92 for 1 Month Unlimited Karate Classes — Atomic Tae Kwon Do ($199 value)

Atomic Tae Kwon Do

Huntington

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$199 $92

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Karate and Barre Classes or Party at Master Park's Black Belt America (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Master Park's Black Belt America

Multiple Locations

Learn the basics in Karate, tone muscles in barre, or host birthday party complete with board breaking and cake cutting with swords

$110 $19

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$63 for $125 Groupon — Cho Taekwondo Academy 2

Cho's Taekwondo Academy 2

Hawthorne

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$125 $63

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$38 for $75 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — The Edge Ultimate Martial Arts

The Edge Ultimate Martial Arts

Saddle Brook

From the merchant: For Kids of ALL Ages! Adults that goes for you too! The Edge provides a great learning environment for everyone.

$75 $38

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Five Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or MMA Kickboxing Classes with Gear at Silver Fox Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Up to 77% Off)

Silver Fox Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Saddle Brook

Learn technique behind some of the most popular martial artforms today, with classes that help you progress to higher levels

$200 $49

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One Month of Classes for One or Two at S. Pavlou Tae Kwon Do (Up to 91% Off)

S. Pavlou Tae Kwon Do

Montville

Tae kwon do master with 35 years of training under his black belt teaches students of all ages and abilities in the Korean marital art

$135 $19

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$40 for $80 Towards Karate, MMA, or BJJ Classes at Rising Sun Academy

Rising Sun Academy

Ridgefield Park

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$80 $40

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Four, Six, or Eight Weeks of Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at Oyster Bay Family Karate (Up to 81% Off)

Oyster Bay Family Karate

Oyster Bay Family Karate

Instructors teach children the principles of shotokan, a martial art that emphasizes discipline, fitness, and self-respect

$149 $29

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Three Personal Training Sessions or One Month of Unlimited MMA and Karate Classes at Kicks Karate (Up to 52% Off)

Kicks Karate

Oyster Bay

A black-belted sensei leads groups through MMA exercises that build muscle tone; personal training sessions provide one-on-one guidance

$99 $49

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10 Kung-Fu Classes or 20 Classes with a Uniform at Rik Kellerman's Ten Tigers Kung-Fu Academy (Up to 90% Off)

Rik Kellerman's Ten Tigers Kung-Fu Academy

Huntington Station

During classes for adults and children, instructors demonstrate traditional Chinese Kung-Fu techniques modeled after animal movements

$200 $25

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Two Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at American Kempo Martial Arts (61% Off)

American Kempo Martial Arts

Huntington Station

American Kempo Karate is a true art of self-defense for the whole family.

$75 $29

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$54 for $120 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — XWM Kung Fu

Xwm Kung Fu

Edgewater

From the merchant: Warrior training with ancient Kung Fu. A rare style of Seven Star Praying Mantis, Tai Chi, weapons, and Ba Fa Quan.

$120 $54

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Zenshin Martial Arts and Wellness Center (64% Off)

Zenshin Martial Arts And Wellness Center

Ridgewood

From the merchant: unlimited classes in traditional karate and self defense ideal for all ages. Get fit and learn to protect yourself!

$150 $54

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10 Martial Arts Classes or One-Month Membership at Tribe MMA (Up to 65% Off)

Tribe MMA

Ridgefield

Brazilian jiujitsu, Judo, wrestling, boxing, self-defense, and combat conditioning make up the MMA classes for adults

$100 $35

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$39 for One Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes and a Uniform at Ridgewood Martial Arts ($220 Value)

Ridgewood Martial Arts

Ridgewood Martial Arts

Students learn self-defense in back-to-school martial-arts classes that can help kids build self-confidence and get better grades

$220 $39

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Birthday-Party Package for Up to 12, or One Month of Unlimited Classes at K-Tigers USA TaeKwonDo (Up to 72% Off)

K-Tigers USA TaeKwonDo

K-Tigers USA TaeKwonDo

Learn the basics of tae kwon do with the option of celebrating a birthday

$250 $99

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One or Two Months of Martial Arts Training at Vizzio's Institute of Martial Arts (Up to 59% Off)

Vizzio's Institute of Martial Arts

Fairfield

Students use cardio, strength, and core exercises while learning the art of self defense; improves disciple, fitness, and confidence

$69 $29

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One or Three Months of Kids' Martial Arts Classes or Party for Up to 15 Kids at Sidekick Martial Arts (Up to 88% Off)

Sidekick Martial Arts

Hasbrouck Heights

Kids master martial arts in classes stratified by age; parties include instructor-led games, pizza, and a Samurai sword for cake-cutting

$129 $25

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$36 for $145 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — MAU Somers- Martial Arts Unlimited Somers

Martial Arts Unlimited Somers

Yorktown Heights

From the merchant: Increase confidence, strength, and agility utilizing your individual energy to learn something new while having fun!

$145 $36

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$80 for $160 Groupon — Jim Smith Karate

Jim Smith Karate Inc

Somers

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$160 $80

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Karate Classes at Vigoroux Martial Arts International (50% Off)

Vigoroux's Martial Arts

Hasbrouck Heights

From the merchant: Half off of the first month for new students; includes a free uniform

$120 $60

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  • East Coast United Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    When JoJo Guarin isn’t taking down expert fighters twice his size in invitation-only professional grappling tournaments, he’s designing the curriculum at East Coast United BJJ & MMA. A swimmer before he was a fighter, Guarin advocates the use of cross-training as the primary method of getting his students in shape. This leaves him and his instructors time to focus purely on technique in Braziliain jujitsu, kickboxing, and mixed-martial-arts classes. The team sets up the schedule to provide specific times for beginners to practice, welcoming men, women, children, and teenaged turtles of all skill levels into their training sessions. When the combative fire in students’ veins flickers out, exercisers can center themselves and increase their flexibility under the tutelage of certified YogaFit instructor Jessica Mondello.
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    305 Central Ave., 2nd Fl., Room 1
    White Plains, NY US
  • Belmar Muay Thai Kickboxing
    Whether you like high intensity workouts or a slow and steady routine, the instructors at Belmars Martial Arts & Fitness will guide you to better health. Calories are torched and heart rates soar during muay thai kickboxing classes, where students strengthen both their muscles and their mental acuity as they learn how to deliver high kicks and block unwanted bear hugs. Meanwhile, a boxing ring help fighters hone their jabs and uppercuts, while Zumba classes invite students to sweat through easy-to-follow dance moves set to catchy international beats. Yoga and jiu-jitsu classes are also available as are classic circuit training sessions that combine all the benefits of cardio and strength training into a single workout.
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    5 Prospect Avenue
    White Plains, NY US
  • White Plains
    Few know the benefits of the martial art aikido than Steve Kanney, head instructor at Aikido Westchester NY. He has studied the Japanese self-defense martial art from well-respected aikido masters since 1978, the year robbers were invented. With help from his experienced staff, he instructs kids and adults on the basics of aikido's sweeping, circular throwing movements, which can turn an attacker's momentum against him. Knowing that kids with special needs may need a different approach in their instruction, Kanney takes extra care to ensure they, as well, can benefit from his classes.
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    77 Tarrytown Road
    White Plains, NY US
  • Darien Marshal Arts
    Years before he would teach hand-to-hand combat to Special Forces candidates or have his studio voted the best of 2011 and 2012 by CT.com, Andrew Scala was stuck in traffic. As he inched down a clogged I-95 on his way back from New York and his job as a sales representative, he made a decision that changed his life. The next day, he quit his job, sold his car, and bought a plane ticket to Japan, where a friend was studying martial arts. He arrived three days later, beginning an eight-year stay in Hokkaido, where he eventually trained daily beneath the great-grandson of a samurai. At one point, he and two of his colleagues were invited to demonstrate their skills in front of more than 300 high-ranking Japanese military officials. Andrew not only mastered styles such as aikido, karate, and iaido, but also immersed himself in Japanese culture and learned to speak fluently, opening the door for the lifelong bond he shares with his teacher. Today, Andrew runs Darien Martial Arts Academy based on a philosophy that values integrity, honor, and self-discipline alongside physical skill. He lavishes his rich depth of knowledge upon students, teaching them the basics of Japanese with each lesson. As they grow curious, he relates the modern practice of martial arts to tales about the "truly intelligent and also fierce" nature of the samurai, erasing misconceptions along the way. "All those things are useful tools for helping children get motivated, not just for martial arts, but to become good students, good musicians, good athletes, good people," Andrew said, noting that as they train their minds with martial arts, the benefits spill into other aspects of life. His students bring in their report cards to show him their successes—and they also know that "if a student is good [at the academy] but he's starting to be disrespectful at home, he comes here and he pays for it here." He trains all ages of students, who typically begin with karate and then train in other styles or master weapons—the long and short staff, sword, and chain. He periodically brings his best students on trips to train at his old dojo in Japan, watching them develop a lifelong love of Japanese culture as they see him integrate easily into his old home. But though he takes martial arts seriously, Andrew makes classes fun and encourages each of his students. He's known for telling jokes and keeping the sessions lighthearted. "You don't have to be mean to be strong," he said. "The strongest guys I know are also the funniest guys I know."
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    300 Heights Road
    Darien, CT US
  • Connecticut Martial Arts
    At Connecticut Martial Arts, classically trained martial artist and fifth-degree tae kwon do black belt Master Steven Doyon leads a team of instructors who teach both the physical techniques and the philosophy of martial arts. Fitness-kickboxing classes teach participants to punch and kick as they shed weight. Muay thai kickboxing classes focus on the martial art's core techniques in intense lessons. Kids' martial-arts lessons teach youngsters to defend themselves against bullies as they acquire discipline and focus.
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    61 Newtown Rd
    Danbury, CT US
  • Candlewood Fencing Foundation
    Candlewood Fencing Center's 6,000-square-foot facility gives fledgling fencers and seasoned pros the tools they need to develop their skill with sabers, foils, and ?p?es. Seventeen lunge workout stations allow students to hone attacks, and three electronic speed stations train reflexes to parry an incoming thrust or jury summons. The center is equipped with solid wood floors that are built with bounce, making lessons and sparring practice easy on students' joints.
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    272 White Street
    Danbury, CT US
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