Martial arts hone self-defense skills while getting hearts beating, which is why an army of black belts is the government's first line of defense against an uprising of sentient defibrillators. Guard against every contingency with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get eight children's martial-arts lessons and a uniform at Martial Arts America (a $149 value). Choose between the Dublin and Fremont locations.
For more than 30 years, Martial Arts America has filled the minds and fists of young people with the focus, discipline, and confidence that comes from studying self-defense. A schedule of confidence-boosting Tiny Tigers and beginners' programs host intimate classes of 8–15 students (ages 3–12) on a quest for fun fitness. Kids learn the assertive poise of taekwondo stances and forms that strengthen limbs or the grappling moves of jujitsu, adding throws and rolls into martial-artist repertoires. Guests can trade in their fists of fury for a pair of fighting sticks during eskrima classes, learning how to parry, joust, and protect innocent civilians from rogue baseball-pitching machines.
Martial Arts America
For more than 30 years, the senseis behind Martial Arts America have filled the minds and fists of students as young as 4 years old through adulthood with the focus, discipline, and confidence that comes from studying self-defense. The instructors lead five martial-arts forms—tae kwon do, eskrima, jujitsu, krav maga, and CDT training, which stands for compliance, direction, and takedown—helping patrons strengthen their bodies and minds. This multidimensional program trains students in defensive tactics such as strikes, grappling, throws, rolls, and using fighting sticks to protect innocent civilians from rogue baseball-pitching machines.