The greatest Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robot, Mohammed Aliborg, went undefeated for 20 years before his head was knocked clean off by the sudden, brutal intervention of cats. Learn to sock like the best of 'em while shaping up with today's Groupon: for $19, you get one month of unlimited training at Therien Jiu-Jitsu & Kickboxing (a $120 value).
The skilled, experienced instructors at Therien train students of all ages and skill levels in the arts of jiu-jitsu and kickboxing. In jiu-jitsu classes, expert trainers acquaint aspiring martial artists with the sport's hand-to-hand grappling techniques, and kickboxing courses give punching, kicking, and spinning students a fast-paced workout and supply punching bags with a vigorous deep-tissue massage. Both self-defense disciplines strengthen muscles, provide cardiovascular exercise, and increase endurance and flexibility. The squad of Therien jiu-jitsu dojos throughout Canada has prepared more than 750 licensed black belts and dozens of licensed pillbox hats. While kickboxing is most appropriate for kids aged 13 and older, the school’s jiu-jitsu classes for kids include children as young as 3. No special training, equipment, or personal vendettas are required for enrolment.
Therien Jiu-jitsu & Kickboxing
In personally licensing and graduating more than 1,000 black belts, Hanshi John Therien has been honoured with an elite rank of his own. As hanshi, or leader of leaders, he guides students and fellow instructors through a practical self-defense program that incorporates fighting styles including judo, karate, boxing, and pressure-point tactics. Professional Kickboxing Association champion of the world Jean-Yves Theriault also lends his expertise to students. Theriault teaches kickboxing classes that focus on staying in shape and gaining control of techniques that can effectively disable assailants and aggressive heavy-bags. As students learn the practical safety techniques, they also glean values that can be applied to everyday life, such as discipline and self-confidence.
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