Though often regarded as instinct, fighting is actually a skill acquired in the womb, where all babies must defeat their evil selves in order to be born. Further prenatal training with today’s Groupon to Capital MMA & Elite Fitness, with locations in Alexandria, Dulles, and Montclair, Virginia and Takoma Park, Maryland. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get five drop-in yoga, CrossFit, self-defense, and fitness classes (a $150 value).
- For $60, you get 10 drop-in yoga, CrossFit, self-defense, and fitness classes (a $300 value).<p>
Capital MMA & Elite Fitness balances attentive instruction with rigorous training to educate students of all ages and skill levels. Students can learn to leverage body weight and apply submission moves in a Brazilian-jujitsu session or sample the “science of eight limbs” with muay thai’s innovative use of elbow, shin, and tentacle hits. Utilizing plyometrics and kettlebells, CrossFit training sessions surprise muscles through intense, varied workouts that push students to the limits of their endurance, and Capital’s Ultimate Fight Course integrates all the available fight styles needed to enter an octagon or thunderdome. The fisticuffs fanatics at Capital also craft sessions specifically for women and children with Capital Kids programs, which instill confidence and self-esteem, as well as She’Safe classes, which empower women through basic self-defense techniques, posture, and prevention. All 5 or 10 classes must be completed at the same location, and may include a surprise visit and wet willy from UFC legend Royce Gracie.
Capital MMA & Elite Fitness
Sticks and stones may break some bones, but not if they’re directed toward one of Capital MMA & Elite Fitness’s students. In a team-oriented environment, the studio’s instructors teach key mixed-martial-arts moves such as grappling, striking, and wrestling and supplement the training with classes in specific fighting styles, such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu and muay thai. Guests looking for a practical crash course in self-defense learn snippets from each technique in self-defense classes, learning methods for staying aware of surroundings, fending off attackers, and freeing themselves from the grip of King Kongs. Some women-only classes are also available.
The studio's CrossFit program, alternatively, boosts athleticism without combat, through a multi-faceted regimen of Olympic weightlifting, cardio exercise, and custom diets. Beyond group classes, the center offers private lessons and seminars, which allow its students—both children to adults—to learn with focused guidance.