Martial artists wear colorful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their passionate disdain for suspenders. Achieve stylish self-defense strategies with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a five-class pass to kickboxing, jujitsu, or kids’ martial arts classes at Choi Institute of Martial Arts and Sciences on Congress Street (up to a $125 value). The studio's offering of daily classes changes each week; check the "contact us" tab of their website for current listings.
Techniques from traditional and modern martial arts styles coalesce in drop-in classes that bestow the self-defense skills necessary to make calories and future foes flee for their lives. A black-belted staff of martial arts gurus guides students of all skill levels through the combat techniques of kickboxing and jujitsu, pausing only to relay snippets of sage wisdom and to put out fires inadvertently started by the studio’s pet dragon. While instructors respect the ancient practices of their forebears, classes rely on an up-to-date scientific understanding of martial arts to maximize fitness benefits. Whether unleashing a flood of punches and kicks on hapless bags in basic kickboxing classes or sparring with opponents in advanced Brazilian jujitsu standoffs, students may expect to emerge from training with sharpened concentration, improved self-esteem, and a tendency to speak only in opaque aphorisms.
Higher-pitched hi-yas echo throughout the expansive gym during Choi’s youth classes, in which tikes train with the same mixed martial arts techniques that have made Choi’s amateur and professional competitors so feared. Kids aged 8 to 14 internalize the skills of boxing, kickboxing, and jujitsu in small classes that ensure that each little fist has a brick to smash through.