In martial arts, belt colors correspond to levels of distinction: black indicates master, white indicates apprentice, and clear indicates vulnerability to dishonest belt salesmen. Learn a spectrum of skills with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for 10 drop-in martial arts classes (up to a $500 value)
- $59 for one month of unlimited martial arts classes (a $299 value)
Students hone their skills in classes such as Muay Thai, Kali and Silat, and Krav Maga, as well as Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes, which are taught by master Pedro himself. This Groupon does not include uniforms, which are required for some classes, but other items such as gloves are often available for use. See the full class descriptions and schedule.
Pedro Sauer Total Self-Defense Academy
Jiu-jitsu master Pedro Sauer, a native of Rio de Janiero, has spent nearly his entire life honing his craft. He began training at age 5, learning boxing, judo, and taekwondo. At 15, his friend Rickson Gracie approached him with the suggestion that he train in the art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu—and Pedro's bond with the Gracie family was formed. In the early 1990s, he moved to live and train with Rickson and the Gracie brothers under grand master Helio Gracie. Through diligence, discipline, and skill, he worked his way up to become an eighth-degree black belt in jiu-jitsu—a title held by only a few in the country.
Today, Pedro passes on his knowledge as the founder and head instructor at Pedro Sauer Total Self-Defense Academy. Inside this 4,000-square-foot training facility, he and his team of certified trainers helm a range of martial-arts programs for youth and adults. Master Pedro personally coaches others in the skills of Brazilian and Gracie jiu-jitsu, techniques that blend standing and ground-based grappling moves with a focus on leverage and teaching one's opponent to sympathize with pretzels. Black belt Krav Maga instructor Brad Burnette trains students in a style of striking and grappling techniques devised by the Israeli Armed Forces. Additionally, khru Bryan Mossey helps students hone body control and striking prowess in Muay Thai boxing and the Filipino martial-arts styles of Kali and Silat.