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 to Top Gun Karate and Fitness in Manhasset. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get 5 krav maga classes (a $101.25 value).
- For $49, you get 10 krav maga classes (a $202.50 value).
Top Gun Karate and Fitness’s passionate instructor Soke Tony Morrison, who has more than 40 years of martial-arts training and earned black belts in krav maga, educates able bodies in krav maga self-defense. The official combat system of the Israeli Defense Force, krav maga comprises simple self-defense techniques designed to respond to real-world situations. Throughout the one-hour classes, students practice aggressive responses to threatening acts such as punches, chokes, and headlocks, deftly learning to thwart foes and overly zealous professional wrestlers.
The refined street-fighting system does not embrace any rules or set combinations, instead focusing on the skills and training to respond effectively under stress. Students master acting decisively when surprised and later apply their moves on hypothetical assailants armed with firearms, blunt objects, edged weapons, and water noodles. Top Gun Karate and Fitness’s flexible schedule rolls out evening classes Monday–Thursday and a morning class on Saturdays.
Top Gun Karate and Fitness
When Long Island law-enforcement agencies want their troops to learn krav maga, they call on certified master trainer Tony Morrison at Top Gun Karate and Fitness. Tony boasts multiple levels of black belts in several disciplines, including kaizen karate, tae kwon do, and krav maga, and trains with John Whitman, the founder of the Krav Maga Alliance.
In addition to teaching police officers how to better protect and serve through krav maga’s self-defense techniques, Tony is equally passionate about teaching kids and adults the combat arts. His classes equip students with moves to defend themselves against armed and unarmed assailants alike. They cover responding to attacks such as punches, kicks, and chokes, and defending oneself from foes wielding firearms, edged weapons, and, though rare, cucumbers. He leads kids and teens in karate and krav maga, arming them with self-defense moves but also imparting values such as discipline, self-confidence, and respect. Also a personal trainer and fitness presenter, Tony hosts fitness classes, including cardio kickboxing and dumbbell and body-weight classes, to help students whip into fighting form.