Martial artists wear colorful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their long-standing blood feud with suspenders. Self-defend in style with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $35 for 10 drop-in kickboxing, martial arts, and general fitness classes (a $250 value)
- $60 for 20 drop-in kickboxing, martial arts, and general fitness classes (a $500 value)
Beginners and those of any fitness level can learn self-defense with the grappling moves of Brazilian jujitsu, the quick and dirty strikes and flips of Krav Maga, and the age-old athletic pursuit of wrestling. For a strictly fitness-based regimen, exercisers of all experience levels can dance into Zumba, kick off calories in cardio kickboxing, or tone up with kettlebell or bootcamp classes. See the full schedule.
Smash Gyms' list of instructors reads like a classified roster for some kind of elite instructor squad. The kickboxing instructor, Sam "The Ram" Spengler beats people insensate as a professional MMA fighter when he's not teaching junior-high students. Michael Jen, a third-degree black belt, engineered his own method of teaching Brazilian jujitsu after practicing the graceful art for 20 years.
What they share is a love of teaching. Jen draws on his wealth of experience studying under renowned teachers such as Roy Harris and Joe Moreira to impart his wisdom and high kicks to students. "The Ram" leads upbeat, fun kickboxing classes to help pupils reach their fitness goals, such as losing weight or being able to roundhouse kick the tempting ice cream offered to them.