Martial artists wear colourful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their long-standing blood feud with suspenders. Self-defend in style with this Groupon.
$29 for One Month of Kids' Ju-Jitsu Classes ($135.20 Value)
Youthful students in the Future Champions Brazilian ju-jitsu program study the art of grappling, both with opponents during sparring matches and with real problems they will undoubtedly face throughout their lives. To achieve this, physical training in techniques such as throws and joint locks are complemented by a series of social challenges designed to teach self-esteem, confidence, and direction. Both the moves and the challenges become more difficult as pupils advance to upper-level techniques, eventually earning patches and coloured belts to represent their accomplishments and keep their pants from fleeing in fright when facing mighty kicks. Classes run for 50 minutes three times a week—Monday and Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.—with changes and updates listed on the online schedule.
Pacific Top Team Kelowna
Whether students want to tone their muscles, learn self-defense, or simply compete in martial arts, Pacific Top Team Kelowna is there for them. Brazilian jiujitsu classes help students in all three areas, whereas Future Champion kids' classes focus on building the values every athlete needs, including self-discipline, cooperation, and respect.
Women's only kickboxing and self-defense classes also build self-confidence, and they empower women by teaching them how to fend off an attacker. The classes rely on techniques from kickboxing, boxing, and jiujitsu, and often have a party-like atmosphere complete with pounding music and balloon animals.
During muay thai classes, instructor and world muay thai champion Adolfo Lozano teaches students the crucial eight points of contact—the two hands, elbows, knees, and shins. This class is designed to push bodies to their limits.