Rock beats scissors, and scissors beat paper, but a roundhouse kick beats all. Transform yourself into an undefeated arsenal with today's Groupon: for $35, you get five mixed martial arts classes at Emerald Smoke MMA (a $75 value).
Emerald Smoke MMA stands as Chicago's only mixed martial arts-exclusive gym, fully equipping its training grounds with professional-grade gear alongside a regulation-size octagon cage. A sprawling six-day spread of group classes offers up a sparring smorgasbord robust enough to make Steven Seagal weep tears shaped like tiny fists. Soak up MMA fundamentals in a course of the same name, picking up a range of fighting techniques culled from kickboxing, boxing, and wrestling traditions. Or, hone skills in specialized jiu-jitsu and muay thai kickboxing courses, focusing on striking forms, core work, and stamina. Students can opt to round out their body-intensive fitness carte with a brawn-nursing core or yoga course, which employ deep breathing, stretching, and muscle milk bottles to tranquilize tendons left tender by their martial melee.
Paralleling its tough-guy teachings, Emerald Smoke's industrial interior fuels the flames of fitness-based fighting. With its chain-linked octagon rink flanked by brick walls, Everlast punching bags, and neutral mats, the center provides an environment fit for any serious warrior or adventurous alley cat. Groupon holders addicted to the ring after five classes can also opt to enlist in Emerald Smoke's full membership, enjoying a waived $100 registration fee offered exclusively to Groupon holders.
711 W Grand Ave.
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