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Reviewed January 9, 2012
What You'll Get
Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolour portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in martial-arts training. Master brain kicks with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited classes and two private lessons at Shaku Family Martial Arts (a $139 value). Groupons can be redeemed either at the Kingston East location or Kingston West location.
Students at Shaku Family Martial Arts reap the benefits of dynamic fitness while heightening intrinsic senses of respect, confidence, discipline and self-defense. Programs and private lessons run by trained instructors rev up regular routines for roundhouse kickers ages 3.5 and up, giving humans an edge over snarky coat racks on household fight nights. Classes of up to 40 students are offered in the day and evening to facilitate any schedule.
The Little Ninjas program uses a course approved by the National Association of Professional Martial Artists to advance inner and outer strengths for amateur earthlings up to 6 years old, and the Family Martial Arts program lets students 7 and older train with parents and beef up the street cred at family a capella competitions. Adult martial-arts classes foster skills in kung fu, Kempo karate, Muay thai kickboxing and Brazillian jiu-jitsu, blending a healthy smoothie of delicious combat aptitude. This Groupon also includes two private lessons, which last up to 45 minutes and include one-on-one instruction with a licensed black-belt instructor. Private lessons are set to individual paces and give new students additional practice for basic techniques and intimidating stares taught in the group classes.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate classes by 9/23/11, classes expire 1 month from activation date. Must be 3 or older. New clients only. Non-transferable. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Shaku Family Martial Arts
Dedicated to heightening pupils’ senses of respect, confidence, discipline, and self-defense, Shaku Family Martial Arts professionally trained instructors guide students of all ages through rigourous fitness programs held in a 4,500 square foot space full of heavy bags and training equipment. Instructors helm classes that employ moves from martial arts modalities including Muay Thai kickboxing, ju-jitsu, and kung fu, giving humans a diverse edge over toe-stubbing door jambs.
Women’s kickboxing classes relieve tension with an intense cardio regimen designed to bolster abs and self-defense, and an MMA class fuses kickboxing and submission grappling into a potent combat cocktail. Teachers use a principle-based approach to self-defense, addressing the physics and philosophy behind each technique for hand-to-hand combat. Among other strategies, fighters learn to use leverage to overwhelm an opponent and master striking angles that are difficult to block. The house style draws techniques from kung fu, kempo, kickboxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, arming disciples with a comprehensive methodology unique to Shaku.