Like practicing the piano while leg-pressing another piano, martial arts help develop strength and discipline simultaneously. Bolster body and mind with this Groupon.
- $29 for one month of unlimited kickboxing and martial-arts classes ($135 value)
Passionate instructors coach men, women, and children in Chinese kickboxing (also called sanshou) and other martial arts at various levels. Students in kickboxing conditioning classes pummel hanging bags with fast-paced drills, and power kickboxing incorporates medicine balls, Thai pads, and partner work to build strength. Alternatively, Brazilian jiujitsu courses impart grappling and leveraging techniques for future spars over the last cart at the grocery store. Children can attend junior sanshou (ages 8–17) or Little Champions (ages 3–7) classes to absorb lessons on both technique and mental discipline. To complement combative courses, classes on general strength and conditioning employ the gym's weights and fitness machines.
Condition and Competition Kickboxing
As CEO and chief instructor of Condition and Competition Kickboxing, Ed Carpio draws from a victory-studded background of competitive fighting. Though he came to the art of Chinese kickboxing (also called sanshou) at 21, later than many greats, he rose through successive bouts to become a national lightweight champion. Ed then turned to training others with his expertise, remaining devoted to his sanshou students throughout his sporadic returns to the ring, a study in judo, and a government summons to deflect an impending asteroid.
CCK preaches acceptance and positivity through programs for all ages, from toddlers to adults. Its gym has been highlighted on one of KRON 4's "Best of The Bay" segments for casting a familial air over martial-arts learning. Bordered by camouflage-painted walls, guests can launch strikes at bags, pads, and partners during kickboxing courses, or focus on classical conditioning with weights and fitness machinery.