Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in kickboxing training. Give fist paintings a little martial artistry with this Groupon.
- $39 for one month of unlimited kisado kickboxing classes with boxing gloves (a $124 value)
With one foot planted in traditional martial-arts pedagogy and the other in roundhouse kicking modern sports science, Tiger Rock Academy schools limbs with fast-paced, total-body fitness classes. After sheathing knuckles in included gloves, Kisado Fitness/Kickboxing classes hurl feet and fists into high-intensity interval training for participants aged 18 or older. Experienced instructors blend moves from martial arts and yoga into quick, rotating exercises designed to strengthen the core, promote weight loss, and prepare hands to safely high-five a Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em robot.
Tiger Rock Academy
The history of the punch is only slightly longer than that of tae kwon do, a fighting art whose origin lies some 4,000 years into Korea’s past. Throughout millennia, tae kwon do evolved through the stewardship of many masters, whose personal touch created many branches of the martial art. Grand Master Won-kuk Lee developed the chung do kwan school, and from this bough of the tae kwon do tree sprouts the style taught at Tiger Rock Academy.
The instructors splice the art’s ancient tenets with modern sports science to develop programs that implant athleticism, discipline, and self-confidence in students of all ages. Grappling and han mu do classes introduce the softer techniques of joint locks, takedowns, throws, and singing lullabies until an opponent falls sleep. Students condition their bodies for combat through exercise classes such as Kisado Interval Fitness training.