In martial arts, belt color signifies a fighter’s level of training: black belts have attained the highest mastery, and white belts are allowed to practice only between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Learn more fighting facts with this Groupon.
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- $29 for 5 beginner or level 2 kickboxing classes ($60 value)
- $49 for 10 beginner or level 2 kickboxing classes ($120 value)<p>
Swift-kick and punch combos delivered to pad-clad partners elevate the heart rate and engage the core during one-hour classes. Beginners work exclusively on bag and focus mitts, and intermediate practitioners receive 20–30 minutes of free sparring time in each class.<p>
Illinois Martial Arts Academy
Chuck Masny describes himself as an “eternal student of the martial arts,” always learning more about his chosen disciplines despite the black belts in Goshin jiujitsu and American karate that already encircle his waist. Chuck brings his insatiable appetite for refinement to his classes, encouraging his students to ask why a technique is performed a certain way or to adjust motions to suit their unique physiques. This allows students to determine what mix of fitness exercise and self-defense training best suits their needs.
Chuck’s youth programs focus on developing not only the physical fitness skills that will grow into combat ability, but also the mental skills important to a child’s scholastic success. Kids practice listening and self-discipline and engage in a “bully-proofing” program in which they learn how to deflect insults by mentally transforming their bodies into rubber. Adult classes swing the focus to the practical underpinnings of self-defense, studying why and how certain moves and combinations work to arm students against real-world violence. Chuck also schedules cardio-enriched kickboxing classes, which incinerate calories in a furnace powered by flying fists and feet.