Like firewalking, martial arts build physical confidence and help justify animosity toward shoes. Keep feet bare with today’s Groupon to World Martial Arts Center, valid at the Brooklyn and Union Square locations. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get 5 kickboxing or hapkido classes with a uniform included (a $140 value).
- For $29, you get 10 kickboxing or hapkido classes with a uniform included (a $240 value).
- For $39, you get 20 kickboxing or hapkido classes with a uniform included (a $440 value).<p>
World Martial Arts Center’s instructors build strength and endurance through martial-arts practice, nutritional guidance, and meditation. Classes lasting 45 minutes unfold with a mastery of kicking techniques and the opportunity to spar with fellow students or scarecrows in nearby parking lots. Cardio kickboxing keeps exercisers sweating with aerobic high kicking, and hapkido courses cover seven major techniques, including strikes, blocks, holds, throws, weapons, internal techniques, and healing. In addition to body toning and conditioning, teachers incorporate meditation and philosophy into each program to balance minds and bodies.
World Martial Arts Center
World Martial Arts Center isn’t just a gym where individuals can improve their muscle tone or fine-tune their roundhouse kick—it’s a refuge designed to help clients build both inner and outer strength. These lofty aims motivate the center’s instructors, who help students achieve their goals. During hapkido classes, they teach seven techniques—strikes, blocks, holds, throws, weapons, internal techniques, and healing—that combine to create one fluid and versatile mode of self-defense. Alternatively, trainers also lead groups through a series of punches and kicks during kickboxing classes, which use combat moves to create a high-octane, total-body workout. Equipped with 25 years of hapkido and kickboxing training and instruction, Master David Herbert teaches beginner classes, available at both locations.
Inside the dojang, or school, Eastern-style tapestries and plants set guests at ease as they work toward physical or metaphysical improvement. To that end, World Martial Arts Center complements its training regimens with health and nutrition advice. In addition, both the Brooklyn and Manhattan locations boast locker rooms for men and women, where guests can shower after a vigorous training session or lock up their Bruce Lee bobble heads while they work out.