Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolour portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in karate training. Give fist-paintings a little martial artistry with today’s Groupon to Midwest Karate. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get one month of adult karate classes (a $70 value).
- For $60, you get two months of adult karate classes (a $140 value).<p>
The class schedule runs from Monday to Thursday. Students must be at least 18 years of age.
The weekly forecast calls for flurries of kicks and punches within Midwest Karate’s expansive dojo, where students of all skill levels spread out across 3,000 square feet of training space to learn the secrets of traditional Shotokan karate. Black-belted instructors take time off from their competitive-fighting schedules to conduct symphonies of shouts and thwacks as students chop away at makiwara posts and impact bags. Hardwood floors and training mats alternate as the proving grounds for nascent Norrises, who can put their new fighting techniques to the test against the dragon that lurks in the showers and changing rooms. Friends or relatives can watch from the safety and comfort of a large lounge area, and a wall-length mirror in the training hall allows students to keep a wary eye out for sneak attacks.