Though it is now clear that the best defense is a good offense, ancient philosophers once thought that the best defense might be a tear-stained Garfield snuggle blanket. Preserve your dignity with today's Groupon: for $39, you get five martial-arts and fitness classes at Ultimate Martial Arts in Lincolnwood (a $100 value).
Ultimate Martial Arts owner Dante E. Peña, an award-bedecked tae kwan do black belt, instructs fleet-fisted self-defenders in a state-of-the-art, 5,600-square-foot wonderland. The school's schedule teems with classes that furnish men and women of all ages with the muscle-molding prowess of krav maga, boxing, kickboxing, and jiu jitsu. Ultimate Martial Arts' cutting-edge TRX suspension system gives burgeoning cores an intense resistance workout, and the school's yoga classes maintain the flexibility necessary to select hard-to-reach Street Fighter characters.
Krav maga incorporates self-protection techniques that can be utilized by warriors of any stature, and the gym's kids' martial-arts courses cater to diminutive defenders as young as 4. The expansive facilities boast two elucidating levels, packed with rubber mats, heavy bags, viewing rooms, and changing and shower areas.
3922 W Touhy Ave.
Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712