Sports in Towson

$40 for $125 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — PTK-Baltimore

Ptk-baltimore

Rosedale

$125 $40

In one month, take eight special-forces training classes designed for military special forces and offered to civilians 18 or older

Ten or Twenty Kung Fu Classes at Goh's Kung Fu (Up to 86% Off)

Goh's Kung Fu

Westfield

$100 $19

Learn sparring skills and basic movements in these traditional kung fu classes

10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

$324 $20

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

8 or 16 Aikido Classes at Falls Road Aikido (Up to 51% Off)

Falls Road Aikido

Towson

$120 $59

Traditional dojo focuses on helping students build confidence and find inner peace by practicing aikido

$50 for $100 Toward Edged and Impact Weapons Classes — PTK-KDP Filipino Combat Arts

Ptk-kdp Filipino Combat Arts

7

$100 $50

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One or Three Months of Martial Arts and Combat Fitness Classes at Kanjizai Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Kanjizai Martial Arts

Anneslie

$150 $39

Kids and adults learn the nuances of ground fighting in jujutsu, striking in ko ryu karate, or spiritual refinement in seishin teki kyoyo

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

Arvin Boxing & Fitness Inc.

Essex

$100 $29

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

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

West River Paddling & Yoga

West River

$70 $35

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

10 or 20 Classes with Gloves at Kickboxing.com (Up to 82% Off)

Kickboxing.com

Multiple Locations

$148 $29

Pound the stuffing out of high-quality bags at eight locations in various kickboxing regimens

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

Crossfit Catonsville

Arbutus

$75 $39

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18 Holes of Golf for One or Two with Cart and Unlimited Range Balls at Piney Branch Golf Club (Up to 45% Off)

Piney Branch Golf Club

Hampstead

$110 $65

Considered one of Maryland's best courses thanks to beautiful design with undulating fairways, thickets of mature trees, and frequent water

10 or 16 Martial Arts Classes at Tiger World Tae Kwon Do (Up to 89% Off)

Tiger World Class Tae Kwon Do

Ellicott City

$179 $20

Black belts Masters Shin and Chong emphasize encouragement during lessons that teach the fundamentals of Korean unarmed combat

$55 for $105 Worth of Martial Arts — Freedom Academy of Martial Arts

Freedom Martial Arts

5, Dublin

$105 $55

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$50 for $50 Groupon — 360 Athletic Training

360 Athletic Training

3, Bel Air

$50 $50

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$39 for Six Weeks of Martial Arts Classes and a T-shirt from TrySelfDefense.com ($349 Value)

TrySelfDefense.com

Multiple Locations

$349 $39

Expert instructors teach essential martial arts skills, as well as discipline and confidence

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

Yamasaki Academy

Multiple Locations

$200 $29

At six locations, intensive boxing and martial-arts classes teach valuable self-defense and fitness skills

One Month of Adult or Kids' Classes at Lights Out Gym (Up to 71% Off). Four Options Available.

lights out Gym

Columbia

$200 $59

Adults and kids can learn how to defend themselves

10, 20, or 30 Kickboxing Classes with Gloves at American Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 74% Off)

American Academy of Martial Arts

Ellicott City

$100 $40

Students get a dose of cardio and burn up to 1,000 calories per class as they build strength, agility, and coordination

5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes at Roundhouse Martial Arts & Krav Maga (Up to 74% Off)

Roundhouse Martial Arts & Krav Maga

Elite SFN

$75 $25

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

One Intro to Fencing Class or One Month of Fencing Classes at Maryland Fencing Club (Up to 51% Off)

Maryland Fencing Club

Bel Air South

$20 $10

Intro class lets those interested in fencing try it out; one month of fencing classes for beginners

$11 for $30 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — A Plus Taekwondo

A-plus Taekwondo

Pasadena

$30 $11

From the merchant: A family that kicks together sticks together; learn self defense, improve your confidence, physical fitness, and focus.

Two Weeks or One Month of Martial-Arts Classes at Xtreme Mpact (Up to 67% Off)

Xtreme Mpact

Xtreme Mpact

$75 $29

Black-belted instructors teach kenpo karate and kickboxing classes in this 25-year-old facility

10 or 20 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Kwon's Taekwondo - Severna Park (Up to 88% Off)

Kwon's Taekwondo - Severna Park

Severna Park

$161.30 $19

Certified black belt instructors instill students 3 and up with self-defense skills as well as confidence, fitness, focus, and discipline

$65 for $125 Worth of Martial Arts — Unity TKD School of Martial Arts

Unity Tkd School Of Martial Arts

Aberdeen

$125 $65

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Classes and Private Lessons at Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi (Up to 76% Off). Two Options Available.

Jing Ying Institute of Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Arnold

$135 $35

Black-sash instructors train students of all ages in disciplines including beginner and advanced kung fu, wushu weapons, and tai chi

$99 for $300 Worth of 3-Month Martial-Arts Membership — TRYUMPH ACADEMY of Martial Arts Page

Tryumph Academy Of Martial Arts

Gambrills

$300 $99

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$17 for a Two-Hour Kayak or Paddleboard Rental at Annapolis KayakSports ($35 Value)

Annapolis KayakSports

Deale

$35 $17

Visitors take a voyage on Rockhold Creek for two hours aboard a kayak or stand-up paddleboard

10 or 20 Tae Kwon Do Classes at Choi's Tae Kwon Do (88% Off)

Choi's Tae Kwon Do

Annapolis

$161.30 $19

Tae kwon do students learn self-defense skills while improving their concentration and physical-fitness levels

One or Two Months of Unlimited MMA Classes at College Park MMA (Up to 70% Off)

College Park MMA

Beltsville

$150 $49

During MMA classes, students learn how to strike, wrestle, control, defend, and submit their opponent

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

Calleva

Poolesville

$100 $59

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

Unlimited Kid's Martial Arts Classes at Bowie MIxed Martial Arts (Up to 64% Off)

Bowie Mixed Martial Arts

Bowie

$149 $55

Instructors certified in dealing with bullies help kids gain self-respect and discipline through self-defense techniques

$54 for $99 Worth of Boxing Lessons — Level Up Boxing & Fitness

Level Up Boxing And Fitness

Bowie

$99 $54

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One or Two Months of Women's Self-Defense Classes at Kims Karate (Up to 59% Off)

Kims Karate

Lanham

$140 $59

Women learn to defend themselves in classes that incorporate elements of tae kwon do and cardio kickboxing

One or Two Months of Martial-Arts Classes at 5 Peaks Martial Arts Academy (Up to50% Off)

5 Peaks Martial Arts Academy

Millersville

$139 $69

Students of all skill levels build coordination, strength, and confidence while soaking up self-defense techniques from seasoned instructor

$45 for $99 Groupon — New Vision Martial Arts

New Vision Martial Arts

3, West Friendship

$99 $45

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30-Day Boxing-Gym Membership with an Optional Personal-Training Session at Donte's Boxing Gym (Up to 68% Off)

Donte's Boxing Gym

Rockville/Derwood

$145 $47

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Boxing-fitness, fundamentals-training, and open-sparring classes for adults; gym helmed by three experienced trainers

$50 for $99 Worth of Martial Arts — Dubbs Karate Academy Limited

Dubbs Karate Academy

Gettysburg

$99 $50

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$76 for $200 Worth of Martial Arts — King Tiger Martial Arts

King Tiger Martial Arts

Silver Spring

$200 $76

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5 or 10 Classes at Capital MMA & Elite Fitness (Up to 78% Off)

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Multiple Locations

$150 $43

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Along with MMA and CrossFit classes, instructors teach Gracie jiu-jitsu, muay thai, yoga, and self-defense

5 or 10 Boot-Camp Classes at Infinite Fighting Concepts (Up to 90% Off)

Infinite Fighting Concepts

Gaithersburg

$125 $15

Workout inspired by mixed martial arts fuses traditional cardio and strength-training regimes with kicking and punching drills

5, 10, or 15 Drop-In Martial-Arts Classes at Stick Blast (Up to 85% Off)

Stick Blast

Gaithesburg

$100 $20

Martial-arts classes blend multiple disciplines; emphasis on relaxed-intensity striking and pressure point delivery

Eight or 16 Kung-Fu Classes at Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung Fu (Up to 79% Off)

Shaolin Temple Traditional Kung-Fu

Rockville

$165 $35

Experienced Shaolin temple warrior monk teaches classes in Shaolin kung-fu, sparring, qi gong, and Zen buddhism for adults and kids

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

The Colorful 5K

Six Flags of America

$50 $25

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

Two-Hour Kayak Tour or Three-Hour Paddleboarding or Whitewater-Kayaking Class from Valley Mill Kayak School (53% Off)

Valley Mill Kayak School

Darnestown

$100 $49

Certified guides lead kayakers down the Potomac River and paddleboarders around Valley Mill Camp Lake in recreational tours or group lessons

One Month of Taekwondo Classes or One or Two Months of Boot Camp Classes at Onekick Martial Arts (Up to 70% Off)

Onekick Martial Arts

Germantown

$125 $39

Traditional taekwondo classes instill discipline and promote skill development for students of all levels

Martial-Arts Classes or a Party at On the Mat Sports International (Up to 67% Off). Five Options Available.

On the Mat Sports International

On the Mat

$240 $79

1.5-hour birthday parties include access of the 6,500 sq. ft. facility for sports games and an introductiory martial-arts lesson

Two or Four Months of Beginner Karate Classes at Kaizen Karate (Up to 75% Off)

Kaizen Karate

Multiple Locations

$150 $39

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

One, Two, or Three Months of Martial-Arts Classes at Gamma Academy (Up to 93% Off)

GAMMA Academy

Bethesda

$375 $29

Martial-arts and self-defense classes for all age levels boost fitness and strengthen discipline

Select Local Merchants

After taking down Villanova and Morgan State, the Towson University Tigers plan to continue their winning ways against NCAA FCS foes with team coordination honed by coach Rob Ambrose. The four remaining home games promise a thrilling Homecoming on September 24, when the Tigers hope to roar past Colgate's Raiders and claw their way to a collective nomination for homecoming queen. Throughout the season, look for sophomore quarterback Grant Enders—who recently was named CAA Offensive Player of the Week—or speedy running back Sterlin Phifer to celebrate touchdowns in the end zone against the Richmond Spiders and Delaware Blue Hens. Co-captain and defensive back Jordan Dangerfield will try to improve his status as the nation's 24th-ranked sacker by blasting through New Hampshire's offensive line using archaic tactics the Visigoths once used to sack Rome.

8000 York Road
Towson,
MD
US

After spending his formative years helping his father to operate multiple golf facilities, John Invernizzi decided to dedicate his adult life to spreading the gospel of the game. The PGA pro opened Hereford Golf Center in 1995 with the aim of creating a pressure-free space for golfers of all stripes to hone their swings, learn to appreciate the game, and debate about which club would be the most useful to ward off feral caddies. In the ensuing 17 years, clubbers have been hitting practice balls at the center’s 36-stall driving range, replete with eight target greens that range from 50 to 260 yards.

The adjacent Lost Falls Miniature Golf Course takes friendly competitors careening past two ponds, a large stream, and a mysterious cave as they steer golf balls toward pintsize flagsticks. True to his mission of making golf fun and accessible for everyone, John and the staff at Hereford Golf Center provide clubs free of charge, sparing clubless players from hastily purchasing one or digging in their backyard for a conveniently shaped mastodon bone.

17110 York Rd
Parkton,
MD
US

Nearly 300 years ago, the elders of China's Shaolin Temple convened to develop a new kind of martial arts. They dreamt of a style that would eventually overcome all the others, thanks to its combat efficacy and the fact that it would take a much shorter time to learn. They named this style Wing Chun, a Chinese phrase that translates to "forever springtime" and reflected their hope for a renaissance in Shaolin martial arts.

This renaissance never quite arrived, but traditional Wing Chun is still practiced today. This is largely thanks to the efforts of practitioners such as Grandmaster William Cheung and Sifu Tim Berkemeier, the latter of whom founded Traditional Wing Chun Baltimore. It's easy to see Wing Chun's appeal to modern sensibilities, as it emphasizes a scientific approach that draws on biomechanics and angular deflections. It's also ideal for students who don't have the muscles to send their opponents flying across the room, as it focuses on disabling rather than brute strength.

7019 Harford Rd
Baltimore,
MD
US

Tahirah Bowrey—the owner and head dancer of Creative Impulse Dance Studio—helms a team of five talented instructors that teach fleet-footed charges to step, swivel, and sway in styles ranging from hip-hop to ballet. Students of all ages match their footwork to classical refrains or pulsing, bass-heavy beats in three class levels, suited to beginner through advanced coryphées. Adults tone their bodies’ contours and learn to outmaneuver calories in sensual, cardio-infused styles such as floor- and pole dancing, and young children prepare to dazzle discerning hopscotch judges with pirouettes perfected in ballet class. Instructors hold lessons in a spacious hardwood studio flooded with natural light from tall windows and echoing with the sounds of toes tapping in unison.

6647 Belair Road
Baltimore,
MD
US

Arundel Golf Park gives players space to hone their swings all year long with an covered and heated driving range. Former PGA Class A member Norm Vacovsky draws on 34 years of coaching experience to help players get over learning plateaus during lessons held at the center.

6501 E Lombard St
Baltimore,
MD
US

Established: 2013

Reservations/Appointments: Required

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 4+ hours

Pro Tip: Bring appropriate wet-weather gear, sunscreen, non-marking soled shoes, food, and water.

20880 Rock Hall Avenue
Rock Hall,
MD
US