One or Two Months of MMA Training or a Birthday-Party Package at Precision Mixed Martial Arts (Up to 68% Off)

Mesa

Give as a Gift

Choose from Three Options

  • $59 for one month of kickboxing or martial arts classes, including uniform ($185 value)
  • $109 for two months of kickboxing or martial arts classes, including uniform ($310 value)
  • $95 for a karate birthday party package ($199 value)

The birthday package includes pizza and drinks, decor, eating utensils, games, prizes, and goodie bags. The birthday child will also have the opportunity to break a real board and cut the cake with a samurai sword.

Martial Arts Belts: Working Your Way Up the Rainbow

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.

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 like a story that's too good to believe, 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.

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.

In a Nutshell

Instructors teach mixed martial arts to all ages; birthday parties include board-breaking and cake-cutting with a samurai sword

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Groupon price includes necessary uniform for participation. Limit 10 children per party (may call ahead to allow for additions). Valid for new students only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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