Like a baby's feeding, martial arts matches begin with a lot of kicking and screaming, only to end with rest, recovery, and sippy-cup protein shakes. Nurse your inner ninja with today's Groupon to Next Level Combat in Woodbury. Choose between the following options:
- For $49, you get one month of unlimited boxing, muay thai and jujitsu classes (a $120 value).
- For $49, you get one month of unlimited fitness boot-camp classes (a $100 value).
Though Next Level Combat has the clout of a comprehensive martial-arts school, the resident instructors remain focused on technique, intelligence, and sportsmanship over strength or brutality. Men, women, and children age 6 and older are invited to take part in a month of unlimited classes. Classes are scheduled frequently throughout the week and boast smaller attendance, around 10–15 people, for more individualized instruction from the school's nimble team of professional fighters and experienced trainers.
Boxing classes are tailored for beginner- and advanced-level workouts and are led by two instructors: one, a 2007 runner-up at the National Golden Gloves, the other a former member of the Cuban National Boxing team. Because Jujitsu is founded on using leverage and proper technique, a smaller people can still learn to successfully defend themselves against a bigger, stronger assailant. Sometimes called the science of eight limbs, muay thai is a similar no-nonsense martial art that includes kicking, punching, and devastating elbow and knee strikes. Mixed martial arts, which has gained popularity in recent years due to televised fights from high-profile organizations such as UFC and Pride, is a full-contact combat sport that borrows from a variety of fighting techniques.
Shape-minded pacifists can also opt for a month of unlimited fitness boot-camp classes (starting March 29). Each class is marked by a combination of strengthening, stretching, and cardiovascular exercises that cover the spectrum of physical fitness, ensuring a true whole-body workout. Like a protein shake blended from bustling hustle, the sessions swiftly mix together elements such as jumping jacks, crunches, squats, push-ups, and running.
By focusing on the essentials, Next Level Combat retains a certain minimalism—the main space is enhanced with red wrestling mats, a red, white, and blue boxing ring, punching bags, rows of jump ropes, and a lingering sensation that both magic and fists are in the air. All skill levels are welcome, but would-be pugilists are warned to leave any bad attitudes at home.
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