Martial arts focus on refined fighting techniques, whereas martial crafts illustrate how to make boxing gloves from Popsicle sticks and glitter glue. Create a proper punch with today's Groupon to Chicago Muay Thai Kickboxing Club
- For $19, you get five muay thai kickboxing classes (a $125 value).
- For $29, you get one month of unlimited muay thai kickboxing classes (a $125 value).
Each of Chicago Muay Thai Kickboxing Club’s instructors boasts 17 years or more of fighting skills fine-tuned competitively or in the classroom. Muay thai kickboxing wields the body’s built-in arsenal of extremities in a self-defending combination dubbed as “the science of eight limbs”—two hands, two elbows, two knees, and two suctioned tentacles. Unlike its ring-inspired counterpart, cardio kickboxing, muay thai conditions participants to become true fighters with techniques such as pad work, partner drills with light contact, and sparring for advanced pupils. The club’s four weekly classes cater to students of all stripes, with Thursday night’s course introducing brand-newbies to the sport’s fundamentals, including the proper ritual dance for greeting an opponent’s boxing gloves.
Chicago Muay Thai Kickboxing Club cushions fighters with a full tan- and red-striped mat atop the sparring floor. Mirrored walls help students tweak moves and enable a line of neurotic punching bags to constantly check their reflections. The club also keeps a limited supply of gloves on-hand for patrons without their own pair but suggests participants invest in their own.