Thomas Edison declared that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, a fact he discovered while inventing the volcano. Work up a healthy sweat with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one personal training session (a $30 value), four group kickboxing classes (a $49.50 value), and one pair of hand wraps (a $7 value) at Absolute Martial Arts (an $86.50 total value).
The staff at Absolute Martial Arts, who's certified by world champion trainer Grand Master Toddy, outfits students in knuckle-swaddling hand wraps before imparting the self-defense and calorie-burning techniques of authentic Muay Thai kickboxing. To achieve the powerful strikes of Thai boxing, journeys toward martial arts mastery begin with a 40-minute personal training class designed to assess student goals and establish basic skills. Classes incorporate challenging workouts with precise coordination so pupils can learn how to effectively dodge, punch, and kick their way out of paper bags. The intense training involved in Muay Thai instruction also has the potential to burn up to 800 calories per session. Group classes focus primarily on flexibility and power, leading each individual to craft a personal combat system that’s more effective than storing extra fists in their backpack.
Absolute Martial Arts
The sounds of flailing feet and fists correctly striking padded opponents pervade Absolute Martial Arts’ 3,600-square-foot facility, where students learn how to lose weight, tone up, and defend themselves simultaneously. Atop a large mat that the staff disinfects daily, professional instructors lead structured muay-thai kickboxing classes that slowly introduce exercisers to the fundamentals of the 1,000-year-old sport, which is similar to kickboxing and dissimilar to napping. Many of the trainers, including Thai-native Master Toddy, boast years of extensive training and practice, pushing students beyond their perceived limits but always keeping their safety in mind. It also offers Brazilian jiu jitsu and mixed-martial-arts classes to allow students a chance to explore new forms or augment their muay-thai practice.
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