Aside from climbing out of rattlesnake-infested quicksand or posing for rattlesnake-infested watercolor portraits, few activities combine the focus and physicality seen in martial arts training. Amp up your agility with today's Groupon to Wai Kru in Allston. Choose between the following two options:
- For $30, you get two, one-hour private mixed martial arts lessons (a $160 value).
- For $70, you get a one-month unlimited membership, including enrollment fee, and a pair of gloves or shin guards (a $290 total value).
The internationally trained and certified instructors at Wai Kru tutor tusslers in the intricacies and artistry of various disciplines, including muay thai kickboxing, jiu-jitsu, boxing, wrestling, and more. One-hour private lessons get students one-on-one with an instructor, where they focus on troubling techniques in their chosen discipline, whether it's mastering muay thai's eight points of contact, relearning jiu-jitsu's grappling methods, or refining an in-ring persona to rally the crowd.
A one-month unlimited membership grants grapplers open reign over all of the gym's facilities and classes, from boxing to strength and conditioning to mixed martial arts. Similar to siblings in a shared bedroom, challengers can meet head-to-head in the facility's 24-foot octagon fighting cage, the 20-foot boxing ring, and grappling mats. Workout machines do the bidding of frequent fighters, and during business hours, instructors make themselves available to answer questions, to provide tips, or to exchange protein-heavy recipes.
Wai Kru holds a special place in its class schedule for beginners and kids, ensuring everyone can defend themselves against the lunch-stealing bully at the playground, office, or sewing circle.
Since ancient times, Thai students, fighters, and artists have performed the wai kru ritual to honor the teachers who make their study possible. Composed of everyone from Navy boxers to championship jujitsu fighters, the staff of martial-arts instructors at Wai Kru gym knows the value of experience. Kru John, for instance, has traveled to Japan, Brazil, and Thailand to hone his muay thai kickboxing expertise, attending more than 20 training camps throughout Asia and earning a certification from the Thai government.
Training guests as diverse as beginning boxers and professional MMA fighters, Wai Kru bolsters training regimens with cardio machines, weights, and open mat space. The gym also sports a boxing ring and a 24-foot octagon, so shaped to avoid having to vacuum peanut shells from a 90-degree corner.