Self-defense classes help students get in shape and teach them practical street moves, such as how to throw an assailant or recover from a failed breakdancing maneuver. Learn how to survive in the urban jungle with today's Groupon: for $35, you get an introductory lesson and 10 fitness or self-defense classes of your choice at Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness in Gahanna, Hilliard, or Lewis Center (a $151 value).
The skilled instructors at Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness, which include an Olympic gold medalist in boxing, black belts in martial arts, and a certified yoga instructor, increase confidence and reduce waistlines in krav-maga, CrossFit, and cardio MMA classes. In krav-maga courses, a self-defense and fighting system used by the Israel Defense Forces, martial artists lead exercisers through a fast-paced curriculum of punches, kicks, elbow and knee maneuvers, and techniques to forcefully break free from chokeholds, bear hugs, and embarrassing grandmotherly embraces. Intense CrossFit courses boil down exercises to a diverse set of essential movements, and boxing, Brazilian jujitsu, and cardio MMA classes combine martial-arts forms with cardio workouts. A Vinyasa-style yoga class improves yogis' flexibility and breath control until they can lean boldly through windows to extinguish the candles on other people's birthday cakes. Consult locations' schedules to find convenient class hours, or peruse the times of kids' programs at the Gahanna and Hilliard locations, which teach discipline and instill self-confidence through martial artistry.
Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness
At Ohio Krav Maga & Fitness, a facility staffed by decorated martial artists and coaches, experienced instructors guide students through self-defense classes. Those that lead the studio’s namesake Krav Maga courses show students how to work with their body’s natural instincts to take down a predator or quell the body’s urge to start the wave with every conversational mention of sports.
In the gym’s fitness corner, Cardio Xtreme slings five rounds of fast-paced punches and kicks. The gym's Gahanna facility also offers CrossFit classes, where students perform a variety of functional movements in short bursts of maximum intensity. The classes help burn fat and build muscle rapidly.