Martial artists outwit their opponents with quick thinking, agility, and speed, which explains why so few are ever destroyed by cannonballs. Avoid an attack with today’s Groupon to Emerald Smoke. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get 5 classes (a $75 value).
- For $65, you get 10 classes (a $150 value).<p>
Former college football player and Mixed Martial Arts devotee Collin Williams founded Emerald Smoke as a way to boost his hobby’s prominence in Chicago. From inside of the gym’s Everlast octagon cage or on sprawling matted floors, instructors guide class styles that include martial arts, boxing, strength and conditioning, and yoga. The gym’s marquee class, MMA, corrals more advanced fighters and coalesces training techniques from jujitsu, muay thai, kickboxing, wrestling, and thumb wrestling to bolster fight-time stamina and skills. Those new to sparring may be better suited to beginner-level jujitsu, a Brazilian self-defense style, or muay thai, which primes kickboxers to punch, kick, knee, and elbow opponents.
Emerald Smoke’s 60-minute classes convene on a six-day schedule, and instructors only require that students don comfortable attire and learn the proper introductory blown kiss prior to working with a new punching bag. Those hooked to the fight-inspired sessions offered at Emerald Smoke can opt to extend their Groupon to a full-time membership and the gym will waive the $100 membership fee.