$22 for One Month of Martial Arts Classes at Downers Grove Boxing and Martial Arts LLC ($110 Value)

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In a Nutshell

Instructors teach everything from Kenpo Karate to Brazilian Jiujitsu and boxing, as well as leading strength and conditioning classes

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. New customers only. Must sign waiver. Younger than 18 must have guardian-signed waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must be 13 or older. 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. Registration required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $22 for one month of unlimited martial arts or karate classes with free gi ($110 value)
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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

Boxing is an overall great workout
Rosie V. · February 6, 2017
I loved my experience at this gym. My schedule only allowed me to attend Saturday morning focus mitts class and it is quite the workout - especially the warm up! The instructors are friendly and pay special attention to form and technique. I would definitely be a member if closer to my home and classes fit my schedule. I do hope others support this gym.
Ashly F. · February 6, 2017
Legit Boxing training with intense workouts!
Aenoi S. · November 7, 2016
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