Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in karate training. Learn to fend off rattlesnakes and more with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one month of unlimited classes and a free uniform at Locke's Karate Academy, located in the Bel-Ray Shopping Plaza in Belton (up to a $160 value).
Locke's Karate Academy's skillful staff will train Groupon-holding block-breakers in one of two martial arts disciplines. The Korean discipline of Tang Soo Do, the close cousin and occasional doubles-tennis partner of Tae Kwon Do, focuses on aerobic kicks and cardiovascular fitness. Practitioners of the Okinawan Goju-Ryu style—which is traced back to the Fukien province of China but founded on the Japanese island of Okinawa—build muscle strength and practice powerful punches for close-in fights or recurring nightmares about battling fighting-nun puppets. Under the tutelage of Sensei Aaron Locke, who moonlights as an attorney, students will absorb a working knowledge of the etiquette, philosophy, and statute of limitations laws of the country their chosen style originated in, transforming their fitness regimen into a holistic educational experience.
Two levels of children's classes (junior kids 6–7; senior kids 8–12) focus on building self-confidence and a can-do attitude along with basic martial-arts skills, encouraging youngsters to karate-chop their way through childhood challenges such as finger-painting and the first day of kindergarten. See Locke's Karate Academy's schedule for a full list of classes.
Though Locke's Karate Academy sometimes features a special for free one-week trail classes, this Groupon gives you a full month of classes with a uniform and still represents the best deal available.
17007 Bel-Ray Blvd.
Belton, Missouri 64012Get Directions