Though sweat indicates a great workout, inward sweating denotes an athlete with true humility. Sculpt a sweaty, modest family with today’s Groupon to St. Louis Self Defense and Fitness in Brentwood. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a punch card good for 8 Kid’s Kick classes (a $55 value).
- For $39, you get a punch card good for 10 adult fitness classes (a $120 value).<p>
St. Louis Self Defense and Fitness conditions strong, agile athletes with a curriculum of cardio and martial arts–inspired class styles for kids and adults. Kid’s Kick sessions corral youngsters aged 7–14 or deceptive adults in oversize diapers and bonnets for 60 minutes of traditional mixed martial-arts lessons masked by fun exercises. As youngsters hone the proper style of moves such as sidekicks, hooks, and elbow strikes, they also learn discipline, honor, and respect, qualities harped on by the studio’s instructors. Participants must wear the traditional white Gi training uniform accessorized with the school’s patch on the chest and either a rank belt or festive holiday wreath wrapped around the waist.
Adult sessions follow suit with similar sparring styles designed to pique personal fitness and sharpen self-defense skills. High-energy cardio kickboxing sessions dish out a fast-paced routine of circuit, strength, and endurance training to sideswipe unwitting calories and quicken reflexes. Open to all fitness levels, kickboxing teaches beginners arm and leg movement modifications, and advanced students take on punching bags that sometimes punch back. For bona fide self-defense practice, commando krav maga instructors act out a laundry list of compromising situations before imparting students with the best escape route. St. Louis Self Defense and Fitness’s six-day schedule rounds out with kettelbell strength-training and ring-bound fighting classes.
St. Louis Self Defense and Fitness
The multitalented team of instructors, which includes trainers certified in Agatsu Kettlebell and Commando Krav Maga, helps to strengthen hearts, bodies, and minds during self-defense, fitness, and fight courses. Instructors lead beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of kettlebell fitness, a class that incorporates fundamental swings, cleans, snatches, and Turkish getups to simultaneously work several muscle groups at once.
The team also helps to build endurance by leading participants through Latin dance steps in Zumba and through a tapestry of kicks and punches in cardio kickboxing. Additionally, trainers helm courses in krav maga, a form of martial arts designed to increase confidence, protection, and Bruce Lee comparisons. Following a functional warm-up, instructors run through drills to teach students how to escape from chokes and disarm an opponent using lighting-quick pressure and weakness-point attacks.