One or Two Months of Karate Lessons for Kids at McCoy's Action Karate (Up to 65% Off). Four Options Available.

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Karate requires great discipline and self-restraint, like pushing around the dessert cart at a fancy restaurant. Learn control with this Groupon.

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  • $35 for one month of unlimited karate lessons for ages 7 or older ($99 value)
  • $70 for two months of unlimited karate lessons for ages 7 or older ($198 value)
  • $27 for one month of unlimited karate lessons for ages 6 or younger ($75 value)
  • $54 for two months of unlimited karate lessons for ages 6 or younger ($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 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.

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    Auburn

    770 Southbridge St.

    Auburn, Massachusetts 01501

    508-832-4110

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In a Nutshell

While learning martial arts and exercising, kids learn self-control and hone their abilities to focus and concentrate

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Expires 120 days after purchase. Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. New students only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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