Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolour portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in jiu-jitsu training. Engage in training of a safer nature with today's Groupon: for $20, you get an eight-class pass valid at Michael Foley's Academy of Martial Arts in St. John's, Alex Foley Martial Arts in Goulds, Jason Foley's Academy of Martial Arts in Kelligrews, or Foley's Martial Arts with locations in Paradise and Spaniard's Bay (a $69.99 value).
At Foley Martial Arts academies, talented instructors train students aged 5 and older in Gracie jiu-jitsu, kenpo karate, kickboxing, and, at Michael Foley's Academy, wrestling. A friendly atmosphere ensures that practitioners of all skill levels feel welcome to bristle their inner porcupine via a variety of self-defense and competition tactics. Both men and women partake in a sweat-inducing, skeleton-putty-sculpting schedule of classes offered at least five days a week, morning through evening.
Foley Martial Arts' classes vary depending on location, and students can work out their reading muscles by perusing the online schedule. Protective gear such as mouthguards, hand wraps, and oven mitts are required for the kickboxing class, and uniforms must be purchased for continued training in kenpo karate and jiu-jitsu.