Most creatures react to danger with a “fight or flight” response, which means they either box their opponent or commandeer a nearby blimp. Hone your pugilistic instinct with this Groupon.
Choose from Four Options
- $10 for 10 drop-in cardio-kickboxing classes (a $100 value)
- $15 for a fitness package (a $125 total value) that includes 10 drop-in cardio-kickboxing classes (a $100 value) and one pair of boxing gloves (a $25 value)
- $20 for 20 drop-in cardio-kickboxing classes (a $200 value)
- $25 for a fitness package (a $225 total value) that includes 20 drop-in cardio-kickboxing classes (a $200 value) and one pair of boxing gloves (a $25 value)<p>
Cardio-kickboxing, like running a marathon with a secret-service agent, combines high-intensity exercise with self-defense techniques. Students torch calories and oust unwanted curves as they kick and punch their way through the course’s regimen. Decorated instructors oversee each session, tweaking technique and taming wild punches. As gloves are required for all classes, a pair of personal boxing gloves rounds out the fitness packages, cushioning fingers in a pillowy fort while exercisers throw punches in their group lessons. To find class times, choose the Brooklyn or Bay Ridge location from the list and click to link to its personal information page.<p>
Grandmaster Dennis Tosten founded the first Amerikick in 1967 and has since taught several champion fighters, police officers, and everyday students karate and self-defense. Today, the lauded chain teaches fitness classes inspired by martial arts, including cardio kickboxing in six states. Each location upholds a curriculum that blends Chinese and Japanese martial-arts styles—including kenpo and tae kwon do—with modern self-defense strategies, further updating traditional practices by eschewing uniforms and belts for casual workout gear. Having attained certification in teaching kickboxing from the National Association of Professional Martial Artists, Amerikick's seasoned instructors also each possess black belts in karate, a rank as difficult to attain as the snake charmer's belt of live cobras.