Martial arts encompass many forms of hand-to-hand combat, from kung fu to punching walls in your sleep. Focus your fury with this Groupon.
$25 for Six Kung Fu Classes ($50 Value)
Instructors lead students through the movements of styles such as northern shaolin, which emphasizes agility and flexibility; tai chi praying mantis, which teaches a blend of guarding and attack; and lei tai, which trains students in free sparring. Click here to see the class schedule. Classes must be completed in one month.
School of Shaolin Kung Fu
The scene at the School of Shaolin Kung Fu is a bit of an anachronism, as students pace the well-lit studio and practice an ancient Chinese discipline by aiming high kicks and throwing controlled punches. Their head instructor, seventh-degree black sash sifu Michael Voss, draws from more than 30 years of martial-arts experience to lead a team of fourth- and third-degree black sash instructors and a roster of assistant instructors. In classes of up to 60 minutes, they train students of all ages in traditional styles such as northern shaolin, which teaches students to fight with their extremities while emphasizing agility, speed, and flexibility. They also demonstrate tai chi and seven-star praying mantis, both of which focus on simultaneous defense and attack. Over the course of each class, instructors help students develop their minds and bodies as they hone confidence, physical fitness, and ability to bend spoons using only their big toes.