What You'll Get
A small fighter may defeat a larger opponent, much like a small prince forcing a mighty ogre to double over with a series of hilarious knock-knock jokes. Turn the tables with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one month of unlimited jiu-jitsu classes at Charles Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Reno or Truckee, California (up to a $99 value).
Seasoned instructor, black belt, and veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, Gary Grate arms his students with Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a ground-based fighting style with realistic self-defense applications. By one-upping opponents with prime positional control, jiu-jitsu trainees gain an upper hand without super-gluing foam fingers to their foreheads. Instead, wrestlers subdue foes with a variety of class-taught techniques that rely on the science of motion and geometric angles, instead of brute strength or direct punching and kicking. Along with jiu-jitsu fundamentals, classes also cover specific takedown techniques and judo moves, and students can opt to enlist in women-only, kids', or law-enforcement-only defense sessions. Although jiu-jitsu is perfected in the classroom, many students rely on it as a form of self-defense in compromising real-life situations or as an alternative to rock-paper-scissors when deciding who has to take out the trash. Customers can check the studio's weekly schedule for both children's and adult classes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by 3/30/12, classes expire 1 month from activation date. New clients only. Classes are non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.