Sports in Old Saybrook

Up to 50% Off Sailing-Kayak or SUP Rental

Three Belles Marina

Niantic

$120 $60

Guests venture out into a protected cove on standup paddleboards or sail-equipped kayaks during two- or four-hour rentals

Up to 84% Off Karate and Kickboxing Classes

A.F.A. Karate

Branford

$120 $19

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

Up to 42% Off at Gary's Golf School

Gary's Golf School

Banner Country Club

$85 $49

Gary Broadwell imparts corrective advice for swing mechanics and technique as beginners make strides toward lower scores

Up to 59% Off Martial-Arts Classes

New England Ninjutsu

Wallingford

$95 $39

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

Up to 86% Off at Baran’s Kenpo Karate

Baran’s Kenpo Karate

Wallingford Center

$70 $19

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

50% Off Rock Climbing at Mountain Fun

Mountain Fun

Wallingford Center

$40 $20

Climbers ages 6 and older can scale up to 25 ft. of rock wall along routes designed for novice and advanced guests alike

40% Off Rock Climbing at City Climb 

City Climb

New Haven

$50 $30

Top-rope climbing routes and a bouldering cave are carefully designed by USA Climbing–certified setters

Up to 51% Off Private Golf Lessons

Kevin Ballato - Golf Instructor

Multiple Locations

$140 $69

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

45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

American Colleges Of Kombido

West Haven

$315 $173

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50% Off Services

Rinzin Wangchuk Academy of Martial Sciences

West Haven

$80 $40

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Up to 67% Off Standup Paddleboard Lesson

Hamptons Paddleboard

East End

$100 $49

Learn to skim freely over the open waters atop a standup paddleboard while a CPR-certified instructor offers tips

55% Off Martial Arts

Villari's Martial Arts

North Windham

$138 $62

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Up to 51% Off Tennis Clinics

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

Up to 51% Off Bicycle Tune-Ups

The Cutting Edge Bike Shop

Berlin

$80 $39

Staff adjust brakes and derailleurs, true wheels, grease and lube cables and chains, and clean frames and forks at a beloved local shop

50% Off Boxing / Kickboxing - Training

Yousef Tae Kwon Do School Twisted Kickboxing

New Britain

$40 $20

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Up to 87% Off at Villari's Martial Arts Centers

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

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

Yang's U.S. TaeKwonDo

Newington

$90 $19

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

45% Off Martial Arts

Unity Karate & Holistic Arts

Manchester

$125 $69

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Up to 82% Off Martial-Arts Classes at Us Taekwondo

US Taekwondo

Center

$139 $29

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

Half Off Outdoor Guided Rock-Climbing Trip in Connecticut

Stone Age Rock Gym

Manchester

$270 $135

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

Up to 66% Off Classes and Uniform at White Tiger Taekwon-Do

White Tiger Taekwon-Do

Bowers

$155 $59

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

Up to 64% Off at Dragon Karate

Dragon Karate

Manchester

$60 $29

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

Up to 65% Off Martial Arts Classes with Uniform

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

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

Manchester Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Manchester

$100 $25

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

Electric Run – Up to 40% Off 5K Entry and T-Shirt

Electric Run

Rentschler Field

$79 $49

Runners and walkers of all ages bedeck themselves in glow-in-the-dark swag and groove through a neon course to the afterparty at its finish

Up to 43% Off at ROC Race – Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K

ROC Race – Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge 5K

Rentschler Field

$110 $65

Face down 12 obstacles—including waterslides, a giant wrecking ball, and a Tarzan swing—inspired by wacky game shows

49% Off Martial Arts

Kobukai Jujitsu

East Hartford

$99 $50

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Up to 85% Off Golf Discount Cards

The Links Card

Online Deal

$215 $32

Card offers discounted green fees at over 130 courses in five states; MA, ME, VT, NH, NY, and includes cart

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

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

94% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

Up to 63% Off Karate Classes

Kempo Martial Arts Dojos

Multiple Locations

$100 $39

Get fit while mastering the self-defense techniques and skill sets of karate across a two-month period in up to seven classes per week

Up to 53% Off at Rolling Greens Golf Club

Rolling Greens Golf Club

Rocky Hill

$80 $39

Golfers play the 9-hole course twice for 18-hole round, allowing them a 2nd chance to master the narrow fairways, large greens, and bunkers

Up to 50% Off Connecticut Golf Playbook

Connecticut State Golf Association

Rocky Hill

$40 $20

Discounted access to 40 golf courses; saves playbook holders an average of $25 per round

58% Off One-Hour Crossbow Lesson

RTC Training Center

Bethany

$69 $29

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

Up to 91%% Off at Connecticut Krav Maga

Connecticut Krav Maga

Multiple Locations

$200 $20

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

Up to 59% Off Tai Chi and Kickboxing Classes

Bushi Ban Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$69 $29.99

Flow through movements that silence tension and stress during tai chi classes, or get an invigorating, total-body workout during kickboxing

Up to 74% Off at Hard-Core Self Defense

Hard-Core Self Defense

Shelton

$125 $39

Certified Israeli Special Forces instructor teaches adult men krav maga self-defense techniques

55% Off Martial Arts / Karate / MMA

American Martial Arts Academy

Shelton

$100 $45

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Up to 75% Off Aikido and Capoeira

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

Up to 51% Off at Westwoods Golf Course

Westwoods Golf Course

Farmington

$88.28 $45

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

Up to 74% Off Women's Kickboxing Classes

Kickboxing of Farmington

Farmington

$149.95 $39

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

Up to 71% Off Krav Maga Self-Defense Classes

Competitive Edge

Canton

$60 $19

World class instructors teach effective Krav Maga techniques for dispatching armed assailants while boosting self confidence in students

Up to 88% Off Karate Classes

Karate Kids Love

Unionville / Farmington

$239.99 $29

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

Up to 48% Off Golf for Two or Four

Farmingbury Hills Golf Course

Wolcott

$80 $45

Nine-hole course emulates a full 18-hole layout with variations such as separate tee boxes, greens, and pars

42% Off Climbing and Zip Lining

Nomads Outdoor Adventure

South Windsor

$76 $44

Across 9 acres, treetop platforms suspend obstacle courses such as rope bridges, free falls, and zip lines

86% Off Youth Karate Classes

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

Up to 65% Off at East Coast Training Systems

East Coast Training Systems

East Coast Training Systems

$115 $40

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

Up to 75% Off Kids' Martial-Arts Classes

Integrated Personal Defense, LLC

Tolland

$99 $29

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

Up to 56% Off Lessons at Short Beach Golf Course

Short Beach Golf Course

Stratford

$70 $35

Golfers of all stripes shave strokes off their scorecard at a beachside 9-hole, par-3 layout

Up to 58% Off Standup Paddleboard Rental From Surf's SUP

Surf's SUP

Fire Island

$65 $29

Glide across the water of Great South Bay using an elongated surfboard and paddle; private lesson available from experienced surfer

Up to 64% Off Martial-Arts Classes

East Coast Black Belt Academy

Middle Island

$149 $59

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

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes

GoForItKickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$75 $19.99

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

Up to 80% Off Kickboxing Classes and Gloves

ARES 500 Kickboxing & Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$99.99 $19.99

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

Up to 77% Off Kung Fu Classes

Long Island Kung Fu

Shirley

$125 $29

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

Up to 87% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Kickboxing Coram

Coram

$90 $14

Skilled instructors guide students of all levels through MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, and other techniques to improve strength, speed, and confidence

Up to 87% Off Kickboxing

Kickboxing Fit USA

Multiple Locations

$90 $14

Instructors lead kickboxing-inspired fitness classes that strengthen limbs and burn calories with punches and kicks

Up to 66% Off Karate Classes

United Martial Arts Center

Port Jefferson Station

$129 $45

Karate classes for 3-year-olds to adults help students get fit, feel confident, and learn how to defend themselves

Up to 62% Off at L.I. Traditional Tae Kwon Do

L.I. Traditional Tae Kwon Do

East Setauket

$150 $59

Tae Kwon Do students build discipline, confidence, and self-defense skills

Up to 83% Off Cardio Kickboxing Classes

MPBBC

Selden

$75 $15

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

Up to 84% Off at Fitness Kickboxing

Fitness Kickboxing

Multiple Locations

$75 $14

Fitness-centric classes utilize kickboxing techniques to burn away calories

Up to 87% Off Kickboxing Classes at Victory Martial Arts

Victory Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$100 $19

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

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

Steve DeMasco's Shaolin Studios

Multiple Locations

$225 $29

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

Up to 81% Off Kickboxing Classes

Tribury Karate & Fitness LLC

Southbury

$100 $29

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

Up to 56% Off at Yang Ki Yin School of Jiu Jitsu

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

50% Off Martial Arts

Golden Tiger Shotokan Karate Club

Coventry

$80 $40

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45% Off Martial-Arts Lessons

Ed Oakleys Tok Karate

Coventry

$417 $229

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68% Off Muay Thai Classes at Eight Limbs Studios

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

Up to 85% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Vinjo's MMA

Medford

$62 $10

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

50% Off Kids' Fencing Day Camp

Suffolk Fencing Academy

Farmingville

$300 $150

The 3,200-sq.-ft. academy trains squires in the art of fencing

Up to 57% Off Paddleboard Lessons

Long Island Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Co.

Multiple Locations

$80 $39

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

Up to 73% Off Kids' Gymnastics at Julie's Gym

Julie's Gym

East Patchogue

$135 $37

Kids' gymnastics facility hosts scores of programs to keep children from 3 months odl to 16 years old motivated and fit

Up to 91% Off Martial Arts Classes with Private Lessons

Kids Love Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$210 $20

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

Up to 66% Off Bicycle Tune-Up

Bike Discounters

St. James

$49.95 $24.95

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

Up to 75% Off Women's Boxing and Fitness Classes

Striking Beauties and Manfredo's Gym

Narragansett

$75 $19

Striking-Beauties is offering women's only boxing classes inside Manfredo's Gym, where co-ed classes are also available

Up to 78% Off at Inferno Kickboxing

Inferno Kickboxing

Exeter

$190 $49

Students burn calories, bolster their strength, and improve their fitness levels through high-impact kickboxing classes

80% Off Martial-Arts Classes

Just Train

North Kingstown

$125 $25

Seasoned instructors lead students through high-impact kickboxing or martial-arts classes that boost confidence and fitness levels

45% Off Services

Rhode Island Soccer School

Narragansett

$40 $22

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44% Off Baseball - Recreational

Bomb Squad Baseball Company

Wakefield-Peacedale

$25 $14

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Up to 81% Off Karate, Ju Jitsu, or Kickboxing Classes

Laureano Martial Arts

Ronkonkoma

$75 $19

Instructors lead classes geared toward building self-defense skills and self-esteem

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Overseeing more than 22 New England locations, Jack Brewer—a lifelong sailor—has tended to boats and provided peace of mind for their owners for nearly 50 years. At their 50-acre marina community, Brewer Pilots Point Marina’s year-round staff works to keep the family-friendly facility’s swimming pool, restaurant, clubhouse, and more than 800 boat slips in ship shape. Sailing schools for juniors teach recreational and competitive skills, and adult-oriented classes introduce students to sailing or help them brush-up on hoisting sails, maneuvering, and reading the wind based on the ripples in a pitcher of beer. Summer slips and events offer boating and entertainment through the warmer months, and indoor-storage options keep skiffs safe from Old Man Winter’s icy beard-cicles.

63 Pilots Point Dr
Westbrook,
CT
US

In the early 20th century, the Gracie family took the tenants of jujitsu, as taught by Japanese immigrant Mitsuyo Maeda, and put their own Brazilian spin on them. Now a century later, Renzo Gracie carries on the family tradition as the American forefather of brazilian jujitsu—and he’s the one who handed a black belt to Andy Papadopoulos, the instructor at Renzo Gracie Shoreline Academy. He honors his mentor, and the other members of the Gracie family under whom he’s trained, by teaching traditional brazilian jujitsu. The method of grappling focuses on taking the opponent to the ground, and then gaining control using wrestling techniques.

223 East Main Street
Clinton,
CT
US

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

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

5 Foxon Rd
North Branford,
CT
US

The Connecticut Tigers are a professional Minor League Baseball Club and are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers are part of the prestigious New York-Penn League and play a 76 game schedule at Dodd Stadium, located in Norwich, CT.

14 Stott Ave
Norwich,
CT
US

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

241 Twin Lakes Rd
North Branford,
CT
US

At The Fairways Driving Range, players can practice all the skills they need to excel on the course. Golfers can take aim at grass target greens at a range with grass tees as well as covered mat hitting areas. A greenside sand trap lets golfers hone their scrambling skills, and a 4,000 square-foot, bent-grass practice green provides a slick surface for golfers to work on their touch with the putter. The practice facility also lets players demo a number of training aids to perfect their form.

19 Tipping Dr
Branford,
CT
US