Martial artists wear colorful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their passionate disdain for suspenders. Achieve stylish self-defense strategies with today's Groupon to Farley's Kickboxing Academy in Soquel. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a five-class pass (a $100 value).
- For $35, you get a 10-class pass (a $200 value).
Led by former ISKA world kickboxing champion Francis Farley, Farley's Kickboxing Academy's instructors help fledgling and experienced athletes hone martial arts skills and tone physiques in the multifaceted dojo where MMA fighters train. Classes include wrestling, Brazilian jujitsu, and kickboxing, which focuses on fundamentals and incorporates bag work, sparring, and complex brainteasers. In gentler yoga sessions, instructor Willow Brown combines various postures and stretches with exercises aimed at bringing tranquility to minds and bodies. Patrons can sculpt muscles multiple times a week in instructor-led sessions, workout in the full weight room, or spar with a partner in an inflatable sumo suit in the boxing ring
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