What You'll Get
Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in karate training. Knuckle down with today's Groupon: for $19, you get 20 karate or kata classes at Olympic Karate & Sports Center on Beechnut Street.
A former member of the USA Shotokan National Karate Team, Olympic Karate & Sports Center's sensei Alex Ndem hoisted championship hardware before embarking on a journey of martial mentoring. Ndem and his team of karate kingpins train martial artists of all ages and experiences, from pipsqueak punchers to gargantuan grapplers. Bestow dojo discipline on wayward muscles by treading the path of traditional Shotokan-karate training, which utilizes powerful strikes and stances to bolster flexibility, strength, and ability to bust up gangs of 2"x4"-wielding bullies. Prospective duelists can also flow through lessons in the art of kata, multistrike set pieces that allow practitioners to activate inner calmness and fitness while perfecting forms and styles or flagging down waiters in charades-only bars.
Chop disciples launch limb-limbering attacks in the cavernous comforts of Olympic Karate's sports sanctuary. One-hour karate lessons are offered on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings, with kata on Friday nights. Olympic Karate also opens its doors for training on Saturday afternoons, welcoming adults, children, and children-shaped androids into the perspiring fold.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required; subject to availability. Tax included. May redeem across visits. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Olympic Karate & Sports Center
A former member of the USA Shotokan Karate national team, Olympic Karate & Sports Center’s sensei Alex Ndem won multiple martial-arts titles before putting his skills to use to train others. Ndem and his team of karate kingpins help clients bolster fitness, mental discipline, and self-defense skills with a wide range of group karate classes. A certified personal trainer with a degree in physical education, Ndem also conducts 45-minute indoor boot-camp classes that use high-octane exercises to ignite weight loss and hone cardiovascular strength.