One-Month Membership for One or Four at American Jiu-Jitsu Centers (Up to 70% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Fifth-degree black belt instructor guides students of all ages and skill levels through the fundamentals of grappling and self-defense

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Must call for an appointment. Monthly membership features 2 jiu-jitsu classes a week. Must sign a waiver. Valid for ages 13 and up. Individual membership is designed for teens and/or adults. All skill levels welcome. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

In order to receive a black belt, a martial artist must train for years while wearing saggy pants. The journey of a thousand miles begins with this Groupon.

In order to receive a black belt, a martial artist must train for years while wearing saggy pants. The journey of a thousand miles begins with this Groupon.

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  • $52 for a one-month membership for an individual, uniform included. ($150 value)
  • $150 for a one-month membership for a family of up to four, uniforms included ($500 value)

Students of all ages and skill levels train with Shihan Jerry Minerva, a fifth-degree black belt whose more than 30 years of experience has included teaching combat techniques to U.S. military police.

Martial Arts Belts: Working Your Way Up the Rainbow

Brand-new martial arts students begin with the blank slate of white belt. Learn where they go from there with Groupon’s look at martial arts belts.

There’s an old story about the evolution of the system of colored martial-arts belts: donning fresh white belts at first, trainees would let them darken over time with sweat and dirt, until, after years of increasing mastery, they turned almost black. If it sounds like a story that's too good to believe, it almost certainly is. Although the belt system is conceivably an ancient tradition handed down from sensei to sensei, its origins can be readily traced to the early 20th century. That’s when Dr. Jigoro Kano was developing a new form of physical education for Japanese public school students: judo, a safer version of the jujitsu fighting style. Facing an influx of new students, he devised a hierarchy of colored belts to illustrate their progress at a glance rather than having to ask each one to fight him every day.

How quickly athletes move up the ladder will depend on the teacher, the dojo, and the style, in addition to their skills. They may advance by taking a formal exam with practical, oral, and written sections; they may be asked to spar with students in the next level to prove their readiness; or they may be awarded a different color belt because the old one clashes with their eyes. And in any discipline, tying on a black belt doesn’t mean you’ve made it. Instead, one might think of it as being inducted into an advanced training program. In karate, for instance, there are 10 grades of black belts, some of which require up to 10 years of study to attain.

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    Deer Park

    770-16 Grand Blvd.

    Deer Park, New York 11729

    631-243-3966

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