Like practicing the piano while leg-pressing another piano, martial arts help develop strength and discipline simultaneously. Bolster body and mind with this Groupon.
$49 for Three Months of Biweekly Kung Fu Lessons ($150 Value)
Kids’ classes focus on techniques such as blocks, punches, and kicks, as well as fundamentals such as building confidence and training the body. Classes also progress to weapons training such as sword and pole patterns. Adult classes follow the same pattern, but put more emphasis on fighting and self-defense earlier in the program. Both programs also incorporate elements of stretching, meditation, and chi kung.
Classes, which meet Thursdays (7 p.m.–9 p.m.) and Saturdays (2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.), begin Saturday, January 5, and run until Saturday, March 30.
Northern Victory Chinese Boxing Institute
At Northern Victory Chinese Boxing Institute, students learn the art and discipline of Chinese kung fu from a fifth-degree black belt with more than 25 years of experience. Initial classes focus on fundamentals such as blocks, kicks, and punches; sword and pole training; and body conditioning and confidence building. Once the fundamental techniques have been mastered, classes progress to combinations and sparring. Classes also focus on the spiritual element of kung fu, incorporating techniques of meditation, stretching, and chi kung into the rotation.