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What You'll Get
To lure opponents into a false sense of security, defensive fighters must rely on rigorous training, quick instincts, and piping hot bowls of chicken soup. Scald attackers into submission with today’s Groupon to James Sherman Krav Maga. All classes may be substituted for any other class offered on the website. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get five Krav Maga, women’s self-defense, or 90-day extreme makeover classes (a $175 value).
- For $55, you get ten Krav Maga, women’s self-defense, or 90-day extreme makeover classes (a $300 value).
Groupon customers may mix and match classes as they wish. Other than the women’s self-defense class, classes in this Groupon are available to both men and women.
Led by certified Krav Maga instructor and renowned self-defense lecturer James Sherman, a staff of certified trainers and top-tier martial arts practitioners draws from global disciplines to whip their students into shape with aerobic and strength training workouts. The official fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces and the bane of many a would-be hamburglar, Krav Maga utilizes the body’s natural instincts to kick muscles into gear and attackers to the curb. Each group workout incorporates elements of balance, core development, and weight training exercises that allow students to successfully deploy Krav Maga’s aggressive maneuvers, from full-contact kicks and punches to choke breaks and ground fighting. 90-day extreme makeover classes focus solely on fitness, utilizing equally intense exercises to overhaul each participating body or decrepit house hoping to begin dating condos again. Women can learn to utilize their everyday accessories, such as handbags, keys, and cell phones, as weapons during women’s self-defense courses, which also offer tactics for increasing awareness of one’s environment.
Classes for students of all fitness and experience levels are held at convenient times at the East 31st Street location, allowing James to strap on his rollerblades and dart over for a high-intensity workout between visits with celebrity clientele including John Mayer and peace negotiations in the U.N.’s cage-fighting chamber.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 14, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Classes must be redeemed in full by 4/14/12. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About 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.