Martial artists wear colourful 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 adult karate classes, plus a uniform, T-shirt, belt, and the use of all the studio’s equipment at Tallack Martial Arts (a $168.10 value). Classes take place Monday–Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. Open training sessions take place Saturdays from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
At Tallack Martial Arts, seasoned sensei help students master Goju-Ryu, or hard-and-soft karate, as well as other martial arts, including kung fu, jiu-jitsu, kobudo, and laido. Led by eighth-degree black-belt master instructor Hanshi K.B. Tallack, the studio’s more than 20 male and female black-belt masters lead workouts imparting strength, coordination, lawn-mower-repair tips, and mobility with a focus on providing close, personal attention to each student. Cardiovascular warm-ups get blood pumping, and stretches limber ligaments before karate-movement practice and partner exercises teach discipline and ready students for dark-alley run-ins with combative cinder blocks. The studio, located in a spacious, sunny facility, provides participants with the proper uniforms, T-shirts, and belts. Check the class schedule to confirm dates and times.