Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in jiu-jitsu training. Get fit and focused with today's Groupon: for $10, you get three introductory jiu-jitsu classes at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Alabama (a $20 value), with locations in Midtown and West Mobile. This Groupon also gives $50 off the first month's registration fee to customers who wish to continue with lessons.
Boasting the state's only affiliate member of the world-renowned Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Alabama helps students ages 5 and older boost self-confidence and athletic prowess while toning muscles and honing self-discipline. Under the watchful eye of brown belt and 15-year martial-arts veteran Patrick Langan, children or their adult copycats spend three introductory classes getting acquainted with the self-defense-based art of jiu-jitsu. Focusing on strategy and leverage rather than brute strength, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu teaches students how to skillfully grapple opponents to the ground instead of calmly discussing your differences over a cup of tea. Both studios offer 90-minute classes for adults, as well as afternoon children’s sessions that range from 30 to 60 minutes. Check out the complete schedules for Midtown and West Mobile for all times.