The practice of martial arts culminates in a disciplined bout between two skilled athletes, and the practice of martial arts and crafts culminates in an all-out modeling clay and popsicle stick brawl. Hold on to your dignity with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get six weeks of unlimited cardio kickboxing classes at Family Martial Arts Center in Aurora (a $79 value). Classes are held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
Family Martial Arts Center’s instructors meld ancient techniques with modern fitness to boost students’ physical health and personal success. Under the tutelage of an experienced kickboxer, feet fly to the beat of radio hits in each 45-minute cardio kickboxing class, preparing athletes to excel in high-stakes hopscotch throwdowns. Students train in both self-defense and dance, focusing on toning muscle groups and increasing flexibility as they throw jabs and kicks at punching bags and rev up heart rates with energetic moves in the spacious studio.