Martial arts are meant to be the last line of self-defense, used only after verbally warning the assailant and then clenching your fist until it glows. Power up with this Groupon.
$29 for One Month of Bi-Weekly Core Strike Fitness Classes ($65 Value)
Core Strike fitness classes blend martial arts kicking and punching techniques with a focus on aerobic exercise. In a non-competitive atmosphere, students improve personal fitness while gaining flexibility, strength, and endurance. The one-hour classes take place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:25 p.m. Click here to see the full class schedule.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Way of the Orient Martial Arts Academy
The folks at Way of the Orient Martial Arts Academy believe that anyone is capable of learning the art of self-defense. Though classes follow the belt system to measure progress, the academy bases success on self-development and the achievement of individual goals, not on whether you end up with a black belt.
A team of certified instructors teach taekwondo as well as hapkido, which incorporates circular motions of attack and defense. Children's classes introduce these techniques gradually to help develop motor skills, flexibility, and coordination. For a more workout-oriented approach, Core Strike classes blend martial-arts movements with aerobic conditioning for people who want to burn calories.