Like practicing the piano while bench-pressing another piano, martial arts help develop strength and discipline simultaneously. Bolster your body and mind with today’s Groupon to Kensho Martial Arts, located inside Core Fitness. Choose between the following options:
- For $39, you get an 8-class package (a $157.99 total value), which includes:
- 8 martial-arts, yoga, or conditioning classes (a $128 value)
- One uniform or T-shirt (a $29.99 value)
- For $69, you get a 20-class package (a $349.99 total value), which includes:
- 20 martial-arts, yoga, or conditioning classes (a $320 value)
- One uniform or T-shirt (a $29.99 value)<p>
Named after a Zen term that means “initial awakening,” Kensho Martial Arts rouses sleepy fitness routines for beginners and advanced students alike with fighting techniques from around the world. Head instructor Roger Luri brings a seventh-degree black belt and 30 years of experience to each of his classes, which range from kickboxing to yoga. Luri employs a safe, structured, and fun environment to share the techniques that fighters and martial artists use to get in top shape. In addition to cultivating discipline, mixed-martial-arts classes for adults and kids impart enough self-defense strategies to defeat an octopus wielding four sets of nunchucks. Designed to melt calories, bolster core strength, and sculpt the arms and legs, kickboxing workouts draw from traditions as diverse as K-1, French savate, and Thai boxing. More than two dozen classes fill the weekly schedule, helping participants squeeze exercise into crowded calendars. Students also score a martial-arts uniform, which, unlike a fanny pack filled with helium, minimizes clothing-related distractions.
Kensho Martial Arts
Long before the UFC turned mixed martial arts into a caged spectacle, Kensho Martial Arts founder Roger Luri was melding myriad fighting styles into a coherent method of self-defense. Thirty years of teaching martial arts have shown him that, in a self-defense situation, trained fighters will resort to whatever moves and faked tuberculosis symptoms come the easiest. Instead of inculcating a rigid structure for kicks and punches, he devised a technique that allows students to draw from multiple influences. These include disciplines such as karate, kickboxing, jujitsu, and Western boxing.
Luri built his self-defense technique from his broad experience scrapping in multiple styles. In the 1980s, the seventh-degree black belt developed an iron grip over judo and kickboxing. Since then, Luri has developed mastery over Thai and French boxing, for which he received the Silver Glove from the French Federation of Boxe Francaise Savate.
“Second class and everybody has been very helpful and encouraging. It's been tough, I am very sore but it's fun and I can't wait for my next class.”
“enjoyed it very much”
“I really enjoyed what I learned and will come back once money is not an issue. ”
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