Getting in shape, much like speed-reading Russian literature, requires concentration and the strength to forge ahead through painful, protracted inner monologues. Forge ahead toward fitness with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get a training package at Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Academy in Kanata (up to a $344 total value). The package includes:
- Starter kit with a pair of 10-ounce boxing gloves, hand wraps, and skipping rope (a $79 value)
- Two weekly Muay Thai /Kickboxing classes (a $90 value)
- Two weekly no-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes with coach Denis Kang (a $175 value)<p>
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Lauded on Fighter’s Edge for its professional medley of self-defence classes and championship-winning staff, Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Academy holds American Top Team certification as a prime locale for sharpening sparring skills. Helmed by the highly experienced and certified instructor Stephane D’Amour, the staff includes UFC veteran Denis Kang, who channels his black-belt expertise to tutor students in no-gi Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The fighting technique emphasizes grappling and ground-fighting techniques to conquer opponents with such leverage techniques as joint locks and choke holds—even if they happen to be much larger or a T-rex. Patrons can further hone their battle knowledge in Muay Thai/Kickboxing classes twice a week, heightening their coordination as they execute fundamental strikes, combinations, and clinch work. The cardio-happy sessions bolster endurance, and regular attendees may trim off pounds and eventually be able to bounce a quarter off their abs straight through a bank safe.
Clients toughen their physiques on the academy’s main matted arena or near the basement’s cage wall and punching bags. An included mixed martial artist’s starter kit outfits patrons with all the necessary gear, including a skipping rope, boxing gloves, hand wraps, and a permanent marker for drawing intimidating scars.
Though Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Academy sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Academy
Bright-blue padded mats cover the floors and walls inside Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Academy, protecting students while they kick and punch their way across the room. Experienced instructors teach students of all ages basic and advanced techniques in Brazilian jujitsu, wrestling, muay thai, and kickboxing. In addition to classes, the gym offers an afterschool program, which uses martial arts to bolster students’ self-esteem, motor skills, and physical fitness.