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. Learn to strike swiftly with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get a kids’ martial-arts-training package at Westside MMA, with locations in Little Rock and Benton (a $185 value). The package includes:
- A 30-minute private lesson in one of four martial-arts styles
- Two weeks of group instruction
- A uniform and mouthpiece
This Groupon is valid for aspiring pugilists ages 18 and under. Adults older than 18 can reap the benefits of this Groupon for an additional $24.
At Westside MMA, professional mixed-martial-arts instructors tutor young people in the calorie-destroying, stress-relieving methods of attack and defense. Having trained everyone from first-timers to internationally competitive pros, the Westside MMA staff is fully equipped to teach youngsters the fundamentals of kickboxing, Brazilian jujitsu, or competitive mixed martial arts. After an immersive one-on-one lesson free of jump-kicking rivals from other schools, participants will relish two weeks of fun, challenging workouts in any beginners’ class on the schedule. Wee ones can learn proper punch and kick techniques, blocking skills, and footwork drills designed to make starring roles in the school holiday pageant less intimidating. In addition to forging a stronger core and increasing flexibility in its practitioners, martial arts can help build confidence, and as a practical self-defense method, it has proved to be 100% more effective than carrying around a balloon with a scary face drawn on it.