$28 for One Month of Boxing, Martial Arts, and Fitness Classes at Downers Grove Boxing and Martial Arts LLC ($80 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Instructors lead strength and conditioning classes in addition to teaching everything from brazilian jiujitsu and kenpo karate to boxing

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 13 or older. Must sign waiver. Younger than 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Registration required. Please arrive a half hour before first class. New clients only. All new students must attend an introductory class to prepare for the group classes. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

Results-oriented self-defense and fitness classes emphasize proper technique while providing intensive full-body workouts. Instructors develop well-rounded students by teaching a wide array of martial arts styles.

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

Legit Boxing training with intense workouts!
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