While mostly known for its self-defense tactics, tae kwon do was originally designed as an alternative to chopping down trees and dicing carrots. Add a constructive hobby to your life with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a uniform and one month of classes (up to a $148 value) at Eternal Martial Arts. Choose from classes at either the Houston or the Pearland location.
Under the tutelage of fifth-degree black-belt instructors, adults and children studying at Eternal Martial Arts learn the artistry and athleticism of tae kwon do and other martial arts offered in the school's class schedule. Dressed in the mandatory uniform, aspiring swift-kickers can attend the white- and yellow-belt classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., with make-up classes available on weekends. For wee ones, the Little Ninjas program gives three-to-five-year-olds the chance to ease into the children's classes, mastering easy and fun maneuvers to give them the upper hand in teddy-bear battles. An ideal family activity or an after-work stress reducer, traditional martial arts classes promote strength, flexibility, focus, and more.
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Sixth-degree black belt Joshua Hong took his first tae kwon do class at the age of 4. Nowadays, at Eternal Martial Arts, he and his staff teach tae kwon do to four-year-olds. Their knowledge and passion for the Korean martial art shows during their Little Ninja classes, their kids' summer camps, and their martial-arts-themed birthday parties, which feature cakes cut by knife-hand strikes.
The programs aren't reserved for youngsters only, though. The facility also features classes for teens and adults, including high-intensity fitness classes.