Martial artists wear colorful belts to indicate their mastery of fighting techniques and their passionate disdain for suspenders. Achieve stylish self-defense strategies with today's Groupon: for $49, you get one month of unlimited mixed-martial-arts classes, including judo, muay thai, and Brazilian jujitsu, at Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts in Independence (a $125 value).
The seasoned coaches at Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts help kids and adults cultivate strong bodies and focused minds during more than 25 weekly martial-arts classes. Boxers-in-training can learn hooks and jabs in two full-size rings, and cages invite judo students to practice techniques for throwing opponents and grappling overgrown parrots. Muay thai classes channel the kicks and head-butts of ancient Thai warriors to build stamina, strength, and an arsenal of self-defense strategies, and Brazilian jujitsu classes impart chokeholds and sparring moves that can be used during competition or to wrestle the TV remote from family and friends. Though equipment is provided at all classes, the studio recommends students bring a towel and bottled water.
Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts
The muffled thuds of boxing gloves pummeling headgear or backs blasting into floor mats resound throughout Strong Style's steel- and chain-link-clad gym. Child and adult classes fuse moves from the judo, muay thai, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu traditions as students throw punches and kicks or discuss international politics while grappling in two full-size boxing rings. Conditioning classes work the entire body with functional training tools such as weighted ropes, TRX suspension straps, and improbably huge truck tires, previously Paul Bunyan's rollerblade wheels. To zero in on individual fitness goals, clients may schedule personal-training sessions or design their own workouts using the facility's weights and cardio machines.