Three or Six Kickboxing Classes at CKO Kickboxing (Up to 75% Off)

West Chester

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In a Nutshell

Students blast away calories as they throw combinations of punches and kicks into heavy bags in this cardio-focused class

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for those serviced within 9-months. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. 3-class option must be redeemed in full within 2-weeks of activation, 6-class option must be redeemed within 3-weeks of activation. Must sign waiver. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $20 for three kickboxing classes and gloves ($80 value)
  • $41 for six kickboxing classes and gloves ($160 value)

Boxing Gloves: A Bareknuckler’s Brainchild

Though still not for the faint of heart, boxing used to be an even more rough-and-tumble affair. Brush up on your boxing history with Groupon’s look into the advent and evolution of boxing gloves.

Englishman Jack Broughton never met a brawl his bare fists couldn’t handle. Often referred to as the Father of The English School of Pugilism, Broughton thrived within the barbaric world of bare-knuckle boxing. In 1741, his battering of then-champion George Stevenson led to Broughton’s coronation as England’s finest fighter—and, weeks later, Stevenson’s death. As such, many British nobles and gentlemen turned to Broughton to teach them the art of self-defense, but the fragility of their porcelain fists led Broughton to improvise a means of protection. Citing the “inconvenience of black eyes, broken noses, and bloody jaws” they may sustain while sparring, Broughton invented “mufflers,” a set of leather mitts padded with horsehair or lamb’s wool—the first known iteration of boxing gloves.

When the tradition of bare-knuckle fighting ended in 1892, gloves became a mainstay of mainstream boxing, though their exact specifications evolved significantly over the ensuing century. In the first gloved, heavyweight championship fight, John Sullivan and James Corbett donned 5-ounce mitts. Today, mostly due to an increased emphasis on protecting fighters, standard gloves for professional bouts weigh between 8 and 10 ounces. Though the tanned leather exterior of most present-day gloves vaguely recalls Broughton’s prototype, their cushioning no longer requires shearing livestock; instead, most gloves contain high-density polyurethane. Before bouts, the gloves must pass scrupulous inspection to ensure that neither fighter has unfairly altered their specifications by wrapping them in bare fists.

Customer Reviews

24 Ratings

Great work out for all levels! Fun to hit the bag!
Mary A. · July 31, 2016
Awesome workout and great instructors ! Please check it out - you will be addicted ! 👊🏻
Chris T. · July 27, 2016
Great workout!
Stephanie F. · July 24, 2016
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