Tough guys may be able to fend off a mugger, beat up punks, and protect their loved ones, but tougher guys have something else: self defense skills for the heart. Learn to protect your body and your feelings with today's uncompromising—yet sensitive—Groupon: for $49, you get three private kickboxing lessons ($45 each) and one month of membership ($80) at Fight Factory, a $215 total value.
Fight Factory, better known in tight-knit Brooklyn combat circles as the Supreme High Temple of the Many Ways of Hitting Things, hosts boxing, kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu inside its 15,000-square-foot fightcility. Three rings, a dedicated boxing room, and a thriving forest of heavy slammin' bags of all shapes, sizes, and dispositions complete a setup designed to complement every fatcindiary workout. During one-on-one instruction with one of Fight Factory's expert trainers, scrappy scrappers quickly build up basic whambilities and fancy footwork, punching the wings off flies, out jump-roping 8-year-old girls, and putting so much power behind each pummel that the bags puke sand and refuse to get out of bed in the morning. Your month of membership entitles you to any class, so you can expand your repertoire of self-defense skills and winnow your body fat down to an enviable –0.66%. Check the schedule and learn to fight with all the honor and humanity of a fierce tiger or wily Pink Panther.
Developed and taught by Grandmaster Dr. David Furie, a retired Special Forces operative, the Fury Combat system takes a distinctly modern approach to martial arts. Combining techniques from an array of established martial arts styles, the Fury system aims to anticipate real-life self-defense scenarios by teaching hand-to-hand combat and protection against modern weapons. The Fury system focuses on both the physical and mental aspects of martial arts, affording students the physical strength to punish a stubborn vending machine and the emotional discipline to not.