Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in martial-arts training. Get the best of both worlds with today's Groupon: for $25, you get two weeks of unlimited martial-arts classes at Masters Studios of Self Defense. This Groupon is valid at five locations in Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley, North Charleston, Summerville, and James Island.
Masters Studios trains aspiring martial artists of all levels and abilities with its Shaolin Kempo karate, Kung Fu, Ju-jitsu, and Tai Chi classes. Experienced instructors shepherd students through group classes and private lessons, emphasizing physical conditioning, technique, strategy, and how to bake a potato with sheer self-control. Through each martial-arts class, pupils learn humility, self-restraint, and, if they take an advanced Kung Fu weapons class, how to wield a double broadsword. Check Masters' website for class schedules at each location.
Masters Studios trains students to defend themselves using the traditional styles of Shaolin Kempo karate, kung fu, jujitsu, and tai chi. After an introductory lesson, instructors pace students according to their skills in programs designed to heighten mental focus, improve strength and technique, develop responsive strategies, and build a healthy lifestyle. In addition to standard classes, the studio runs summer camps and maintains a list of its black belt team.