If you took advantage of our recent Batman IMAX Groupon, you've probably been wondering: when will there be a Groupon that helps me become Batman? How can I become the hero that Chicago needs?
That day is today, as we offer a Groupon good for a drop-in Aikido lesson from Enso Yoga & Martial Arts for $5 instead of $15 - that's 2/3rds off. Yes, for the price of a cup of coffee, you can become a human sports car - sleek, but deadly. Worst case, you'll learn a move or two that you can use to irk your coworkers.
So what's Aikido?
Aikido is performed by blending with the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it head-on. This requires very little physical energy, as the aikidōka (aikido practitioner) "leads" the attacker's momentum using entering and turning movements. The techniques are completed with various throws or joint locks. Aikido can be categorized under the general umbrella of grappling arts.
Enso Yoga & Martial Arts has promised this price only if we can sell at least ten lessons, so pass the deal along to a friend and make it a night out. You can use the Groupon for any Aikido lesson on Enso's schedule - Sundays at 4pm and Thursdays at 7:45pm.
Enso's beautiful studio is conveniently located downtown - check them out on Yelp.
Enso Yoga & Martial Arts
719 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
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