5 or 10 Martial-Arts Classes or Fitness Challenge at Northwest Indiana Martial Arts Academy (Up to 85% Off)

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Martial artists typically only fight when they're struck first, and even then they hold off if the attack came from an endangered bird. Hone your fight-or-flight response with this Groupon.

Martial artists typically only fight when they're struck first, and even then they hold off if the attack came from an endangered bird. Hone your fight-or-flight response with this Groupon.

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  • $19 for five group martial-arts classes, including uniform ($124.50 value)
  • $39 for 10 group martial-arts classes, including uniform ($204 value)
  • $99 for a three-month fitness challenge: up to four classes per week ($477 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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In a Nutshell

Group martial-arts lessons include a uniform; a three-month fitness challenge allows participation in four martial-arts classes per week

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 20 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. 24-hr cancellation notice required. Reservation required. Must be 4 years or older for martial arts programs. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Five group martial arts classes, including uniform
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