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What You'll Get
Training in martial arts requires complete dedication and intense focus, like erecting a model ship in a bottle or commandeering a real ship using only a bottle. Get the strength needed for any endeavour with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a punch card valid for any 10 martial-arts classes at Fang Shen Do (a $175 value). Choose from the following gym locations: Catherine Street, Kanata, Lanthier Drive, Nepean, Aylmer, and Gatineau.
The seasoned trainers at Fang Shen Do motivate men, women, and children in 60- to 90-minute private or group sessions, using techniques tailored to facilitate quick and effective learning. Senior sifus demonstrate a blend of traditional and gym-developed self-defense and kung fu strikes, traps, and grapples to teach personal protection in real-life dilemmas such as street attacks or attempts to collect taxes from a bear. MMA and sanshou courses focus on fitness and sport training to hone skills such as strike combinations, proper footwork, and specific uses of MMA and sanshou equipment.
Rigorous solo weapons-training sessions improve balance, optimize body mechanics, and hone one's ability to thwart malicious handshakes by using weapons such as blades, bokkens, nunchucks, and kris swords. Pupils can delve into health and fitness programs as well as specialized classes in sanshou kickboxing. Fang Shen Do also offers children's programs that teach practical martial-arts skills as well as life lessons in discipline, bully prevention, and boogeyman suppression. Class times and schedules differ at each of Fang Shen Do's locations, so students should call in advance.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 16, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for location purchased. Must activate by 2/16/12, pass expires 2 months from expiration date. Must sign waiver. Classes are non-transferable. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Patenaude Martial Arts
The instructors at Patenaude Martial Arts embody fang shen do, or "way of survival" with several types of classes: kung fu, mixed martial arts, kickboxing, and self-defense. These experts combine Eastern philosophies to teach the finer points of martial arts in classes for men and women. For self-defense, the also bring in kids or the full family. In all of these classes, the training doesn't focus entirely on fighting. The classes also teach things applicable to all areas of life, both inside and outside class, such as confidence, self control, and how to wear a belt with impeccable style.