Blocking an assailant’s punch can turn the course of a fight and prevent unnecessary bloodshed during particularly aggressive bouquet tosses. Learn useful moves with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get one intro class (a $15 value) and a 10-class punch card (a $150 value) at Force 3 Krav Maga and Fitness in St. Johns (a $165 total value).
With law-enforcement, military, and competitive-fighting professionals among their ranks, the instructors at Force 3 instill students with pearls of self-defense wisdom. While male and female pupils tone their bodies in intense classes, they learn simple and effective ways to defend against attacks or unflattering lighting. The 30-minute intro class fills newcomers’ heads with knowledge of krav maga’s history and techniques for basic punches, kicks, knees, and other moves. Muay thai sessions meld the wisdom of Eastern philosophy with rapid moves using the hardest parts of the body, such as pointy elbows and sharpened wisdom teeth. Brazilian jiu jitsu teaches grappling takedowns, and Force Fit combats boredom with unexpected lawyer jokes. Check the schedule for available times.
Force 3’s instructors, certified by the United States Krav Maga Association, also bring a wealth of real-world experience to each class. Brannon, a police sergeant and SWAT assistant team leader, teaches defense tactics to other officers and keeps the force’s talking cars from spilling valuable intel. Nationally certified as a women’s self-defense instructor, registered nurse Jessica helped create Enyo, Force 3’s women’s self-protection program. The team of fighting educators also includes a jiu jitsu world champion and a former bodyguard to Europe’s royals.
Force 3 Krav Maga and Fitness
The United States Krav Maga Association–certified instructors at Force 3 believe “you don’t have to be a fighter to train like one.” The staff, which boasts plenty of real-world experience—including a jiu-jitsu world champion and a former bodyguard to Europe's royals—imparts the arts of krav maga, muay thai, and MMA to students of all experience and fitness levels. In a facility furnished with mats, heavy bags, and grappling dummies that never say "uncle," students learn self-defense concepts that could one day save their lives, or the lives of their loved ones, while also reaping the cardiovascular and core-strengthening benefits of intense physical training.