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Martial Arts or Krav Maga Classes, or Kickboxing Lessons at Katz's Academy of Martial Arts (Up to 56% Off)

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Instructor teaches the pillars of martial arts: focus, self-discipline, respect, coordination, and physical strength

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Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 2 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Must Sign Waiver. Adult Cardio Kickboxing: Private Lessons are 60 minutes and require appointment. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $35 for one month of martial arts or Krav Maga classes for adult or child ($75 value)
  • $69 for two months of martial arts or Krav Maga classes for adult or child ($150 value)
  • $99 for three months of martial arts or Krav Maga classes for adult or child ($225 value)
  • $35 for four private 60-minute cardio kickboxing lessons ($75 value)
  • $49 for six private 60-minute cardio kickboxing lessons ($112.50 value)
  • $69 for eight private 60-minute cardio kickboxing lessons ($150 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 keikogikeiko 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.

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    West Windsor

    410 Princetown Highstown Rd

    West Windsor, New Jersey 08550

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