The greatest Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot, Mohammed Aliborg, went undefeated for 20 years before his head was knocked clean off by the sudden, brutal intervention of cats. Learn to sock like the best of 'em while shaping up with today's Groupon: for $45, you get a one-month membership to Farley’s Kickboxing Academy in Soquel (a $190 value, includes enrollment fee).
A multifaceted fitness facility boasting a full weight room and a mettle-testing boxing ring, Farley’s Kickboxing Academy instructs fighters of all skill levels to put their most lethal feet forward in combat and cardio classes such as judo and fitness kickboxing. A one-month membership includes access to three classes per week, along with unlimited use of the gym for self-governed strength training. Students of all self-defensive stripes will find a class to suit their kick, punch, or takedown needs, with wrestling and MMA classes providing general instruction in grappling and submission skills. Martial arts classes in Brazilian jujitsu combine with classes in Finnish wife-carrying to offer a packed schedule of full-contact fitness options with an international flavor.
A host of instructors with professional experience in MMA competitions and recreational experience in back-alley throw-downs lead the forward march toward improved health and self-defense abilities.
Farley's Kickboxing Academy
Martial-arts master Francis Farley conquered his childhood timidity by studiously practicing martial arts. He went on to win the North American middleweight title in 1989, and by 1993, he had won the International Sport Karate Association middleweight championship, holding on to that title for five years. He decided to open Farley's Kickboxing Academy, a dojo with a full weight room and boxing ring, in order to teach others various kicks and jabs gleaned from his successful 27-win, 2-loss career, which featured 17 knockouts and one intimidating finger wag. Francis's passion for martial arts—and fitness in general—led him to pair up with instructors such as Joey Thomas, a professional surfer and black belt in Brazilian jujitsu; Willow Brown, the facility's yoga expert, who has more than 10 years of teaching experience; and MMA coach Mike Roberts. These gurus help fitness seekers of all levels blast calories, learn self defense, or gain spiritual tranquility, and they adhere to the motto, "You don't have to be a fighter to train like one," as opposed to, "Once a couch potato, always a couch potato."
2551 S Rodeo Gulch Rd.
Soquel, California 95073Get Directions