Month of Unlimited Kickboxing, Tai Chi, or Kids' Martial Arts at CrossFit Odyssey and Odyssey Martial Arts (69%)

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Martial arts classes strengthen bodies while imbuing mental toughness

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. New Customers Only. Valid only for option purchased. Kids must be between 3.5 to 5 years of age for Childrens Martial Arts. Reservation Required. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $39 for one month unlimited kickboxing (up to a $125 value)
  • $39 for one month unlimited tai chi (up to a $125 value)
  • $39 for one month unlimited kids martial arts (for students aged 3.5 to five years) (up to a $125 value)

Gi: The Duds of Discipline

People often joke that the robes worn by martial-arts practitioners resemble pajamas, but that may not be such a far cry. Read on to learn more about these ancient garbs.

Though its proper name might not spring to mind, the customary outfit of a dojo sensei, commonly known as a gi, is eminently recognizable: a jacket called an uwagi tied by a belt (or obi) over a pair of short pants (shitakabi), the whole ensemble draped loosely to allow for swift and acrobatic movements. The particular materials used to make the gi follow the needs of specific martial-arts styles. A karate master who relies on quick strikes and powerful blows, for example, will likely don a lighter gi, whereas a judo fighter might enlist heavier, more durable fabric to endure the endless grapples and throws. In Japan, the catchall term for the customary robe isn't gi but rather keikogi—keiko translates to "practice." The name might also take on a prefix according to its intended discipline: judogi, karategi, aikidogi, and so forth.

Despite being a symbol of martial-arts culture for centuries, the gi's origin remains unclear. Some speculate that the airy uniform was simply designed to accommodate the lifestyle of the Okinawan farmers and fishermen who invented it. Others contend that, in light of a 13th-century imperial ban on the possession of weapons, warriors trained at night to avoid detection. In a pinch, the robes could pass for sleepwear, concealing their transgression.

CrossFit Odyssey and Odyssey Martial Arts

Instructors John Mariotti, a sixth-degree tae kwon do black belt, and Ellie McKenzie, a CrossFit-certified trainer, lead CrossFit Odyssey and Odyssey Martial Arts to raise their clients to new levels of personal and physical excellence. In martial-arts classes, Mariotti, combines the best elements of TaeKwon-Do, Brazilian jujitsu, and other martial arts to create a self-defense system that breeds fitness and the character of a true warrior. Mariotti's system teaches adults and children to embody fairness, integrity, confidence, and strength.

Conditioning is a top priority of the system, but it's not the only way clients can open their sweat valves. Mariotti and McKenzie, both CrossFit Games competitors, keep a strong focus on fitness with CrossFit classes. There, they utilize kettlebells, ropes, and a slew of weight-training equipment to tone up and slim down clients using CrossFit's specially designed, daily-changing functional-movement exercises.

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    University Park

    6162 Sherry Ln

    Dallas, Texas 75225

    214-234-0299

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