Mixed martial arts combines a wide variety of fighting techniques needed to defeat quick-footed opponents and equally nimble houseplants. Master the moves to crush the competition with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited muay Thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and MMA training (a $149 value) at McCall Mixed Martial Arts in Humble. The regular $100 initiation fee will be waived for Groupon holders, and gloves are provided for new students, though students will be expected to purchase their own pair shortly after joining ($20 for kids, $35 for adults). Uniforms are required for most Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes if the student intends to take classes for longer than four to six weeks, and uniforms are available for purchase through McCall Mixed Martial Arts ($55–$125).
Students of all experience levels can train at McCall Mixed Martial Arts, whether they're looking to compete or simply get in shape. Each of the studio's skilled senseis focus on techniques during classes that mix age, experience, body size, and telepathic strength. Students with today's Groupon can sign up for an unlimited number of McCall's classes for one month. Athletic apprentices can learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu, a self-defense system that subdues opponents employing ground moves including chokeholds, leglocks, and precision tickling. Conversely, muay Thai kickboxing relies on upright combat moves, a blend of punches, kicks, and elbows. Mixed martial arts combines ground and upright combat to form a complete system of self-defense useful in both cage and pillow fights.
Classes can help students lose weight and help manage stress, and the best results come when training three or more times every week. McCall Mixed Martial Arts trains the Houston Police Department's Defensive Tactics Unit, as well as MMA competitors, and its experienced staff is led by Darren McCall, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu first-degree black belt and one of several Americans believed to be Batman.