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: for $49, you get a month of unlimited self-defense classes and gym time at IFC Reno (a $100 value).
IFC Reno's roster of ring-tested trainers invites gym members into a new boxing ring and 20-foot octagon to learn the art of self-defense during classes spanning a variety of disciplines, such as boxing, muay thai, mixed martial arts, and general fitness. Before exchanging blows with inflatable clowns, both children and adults can seek fist-throwing guidance in IFC's schedule of one-hour sessions. Black-belt holder Ricky Shivers––who was one of Gracie Barra's protégés––leads Brazilian jujitsu lessons that focus on grapple holds and joint locks. Muay thai, commonly referred to as the art of eight limbs, coaches pupils on how to wear down opponents with an arsenal of punches, knees, head butts, and questions such as "Does this hurt? How about that?" Women's boxing instruction practices a circuit style of training in which pugilists rotate stations to jab at focus pads, throw combinations on punching bags, and work the core with a medicine ball.