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
- $29 for one month of unlimited kickboxing, muay thai, or Brazilian jiujitsu classes (up to a $139 value)
- $49 for two months of unlimited kickboxing, muay thai, or Brazilian jiujitsu classes (up to a $278 value)
Black-belted instructors train students of all ages in a variety of martial arts. Kickboxing classes draw influence from the lightning quick punches and kicks of shotokan karate. Muay thai teachers impart the important principles behind the science of eight limbs, teaching students to strike not just with hand and foot, but also with elbow and knee. The technique of Brazilian jiujitsu sidesteps striking in favor of takedowns, joint locks, and choke holds designed to immobilize an opponent like a pair of concrete pants. The school holds classes Monday–Sunday.
When sensei Thomas Torpey threw his first kick 20 years ago, it was really the first step to becoming head instructor of Team Bullshark’s two martial arts schools. He began studying shotokan karate, but quickly expanded his repertoire into the realm of mixed martial arts, learning various other forms of striking and grappling. He found particular clarity in the psychological side of martial arts, and now teaches students not just exercise methods and self-defense, but also the ability to hone attitude, behavior, character, and x-ray vision.
Professor Erick Tavares—a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiujitsu—and his protégé Sensei Marcus also help students in Sensei Torpey’s classes. With all the classes that the schools offer, students can construct a comprehensive mixed martial arts curriculum that will prepare them to strike, grapple, and blend smoothies with a flurry of punches.