One Month of Full-Access Martial-Arts Classes or Three-Week Intro Program at Apex Martial Arts (Up to 60%% Off)

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$49 for one month of full access (a $124 value)

$37 for three-week introductory program (a $75 value)

Both options are valid for kids or adults. Full access lets students take part in up to four to five classes each week. Beginner students can wear regular gym clothes. The intro program runs for three weeks, two days per week.

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.

Martial Arts Belts: Working your Your Way Up

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 too good to check, 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. Perhaps for that reason, judo has the most gradations from white to black of any of the many martial arts disciplines that have adapted the system, whereas the Brazilian jiu-jitsu system, for instance, has only four.

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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    Charlotte

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    Charlotte, North Carolina 28269

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In a Nutshell

Beginners can boost their core competency with a specialized intro program; full access allows students to take part in weekly classes

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All sessions must be used by same person. Must be 3 or older. Must sign waiver. Access must be used in consecutive weeks. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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One month of full access
$124 list price - 60% off - Save $75
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Three-week introductory program
$75 list price - 51% off - Save $38
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