Self-defense skills can help you feel safe when walking through a rough part of town or when wearing your rabbit costume in bobcat country. Increase your comfort in any environment with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $35 for 5 krav maga or K.O. Bag Workout classes (a $125 value)
- $70 for 15 krav maga or K.O. Bag Workout classes (a $375 value)
- $99 for 25 krav maga or K.O. Bag Workout classes (a $625 value)
Instructors begin each 50-minute krav maga class with a warm-up before exploring pressure points and elucidating how to quickly and efficiently master an opponent with strikes to vulnerable areas of the body. Classes also expound on defenses against takedowns, chokes, holds, and other attacks.
During the K.O. Bag Workout, the instructors lead students in an ever-changing high-intensity cardio routine. The workout might draw on boxing drills and martial-arts kicks and incorporate equipment including kettlebells, medicine balls, and jump ropes.
See the full class schedule for times and necessary equipment.
YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness
Instead of modifying one’s natural reaction to danger, YMA Krav Maga & K.O. Bag Fitness builds upon inborn instincts. Its namesake method of self-defense, krav maga, hails from Israel but has sharpened the arsenal of the Secret Service, FBI, CIA, and NYPD. The noncompetitive technique can be boiled down to a central mantra: use the nearest tool for the job to finish the fight as quickly as possible. This means striking attackers in vulnerable areas with whichever limb will land a blow quickly and efficiently—whether that is a fist punching the neck, an elbow or knee to the groin, or a toe tickling an armpit. Students master these tenants of krav maga in group classes, which also teach how to fend off takedowns and weapons by acting out real-life situations. Fitness and the ability to smell danger inherently result from krav maga training, and K.O. Bag workout classes can put some extra oomph into exercise with challenging cardio and strength routines that include boxing and martial-arts kicks.