Learning to use your own body as a weapon can drastically increase self-confidence and the balance of 401(k) accounts with investments in lunch money. Punch up your physical prowess with today’s Groupon to James Sherman Krav Maga, located in The Julian Walker Studio. Choose from the following options:
- For $29, you get 5 semiprivate or group classes of your choice (up to a $375 value).
- For $49, you get 10 semiprivate or group classes of your choice (up to a $690 value).
- For $89, you get 20 semiprivate or group classes of your choice (up to a $1,380 value).<p>
This Groupon is valid for krav maga, women’s self-defense, and 90-Day Extreme Makeover classes. Click here for a class schedule.
James Sherman, one of the few Americans to receive instructor certification from the Israeli Krav Maga Association, has garnered press attention from Time Out New York for his self-defense lessons that focus on “brutal holds and strikes,” and he has coached such clients as singer-songwriter John Mayer and the president of BBC America, Herb Scannell. Sherman and his qualified team tutor self-defenders in 60-minute group or semiprivate classes, drawing on global martial-arts moves and street-fighting techniques that trade flowing grace for rapid force. Krav maga sessions impart basic combinations meant to thwart attackers, including reverse punches, low heel kicks, and saying, “You have something on your face.” Sherman often wields prop blades and handguns during his demonstrations to better illustrate disarming jabs. Self-Defense for Women classes enhance awareness of aggressors and illustrate how ladies can brandish their shoes, bags, makeup cases, and other accessories as effective weapons. Courses commence with a cardio warm-up and progress into punches and kicks, displaying various escapes from chokeholds and sequined turtlenecks.
Alternately, 90-Day Extreme Makeover sessions pull from such sparring schools as jujitsu, kickboxing, and Olympic wrestling to augment aerobic and strength-training routines. Patrons hoist their own body weight with pushup and pull-up variations as core work fortifies entire torsos. The muscle-toning regimen also incorporates dietary tips for leaner physiques, allowing for the inclusion of certain favorite foods and scheduled getaways to Candy Mountain.
James Sherman Krav Maga
Martial-arts virtuoso and instructor James Sherman earned an official certification from the revered Israeli Krav Maga Association after completing more than 500 hours of close-quarters combat training in Israel. Sherman, who has received attention from Time Out New York, leads groups and individuals—including executives and celebrities such as magician David Blaine, singer-songwriter John Mayer, and BBC America president Herb Scannell—through the rigorous self-defense regimen, which includes potent kicks, punches, strikes, and chokeholds designed to ward off bullies, violent attackers, and amorous ivy vines. His team of distinguished instructors include Lalo Roberti, a SEAL Team 10 operative in operation Red Wings—the Marcus Lattrell Lone Survivor story—and Paul Zukowski, a world heavyweight champion in Barknuckle MMA. In addition, Sherman illustrates how Krav maga's cardiovascular intensity can bolster students' strength, speed, and flexibility.
Classes include a Combat Athlete class designed for any fitness level. This class has an introduction to Navy SEAL history, philosophy, and mental toughness; an introduction to Krav Maga and hand-to-hand combat, history, and philosophy. The instructors go over operation Red Wing in four parts, followed by q&a sessions; the fundamentals of Basic Underwater Demolition training and preparation, and training for baseline Navy SEALs physical fitness and readiness test in two parts. The team teaches SEALs leadership and team building physical training, all accompanied by before pictures to track an individuals progress.
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