Martial-Arts, Kickboxing, Silat, or Yoga Classes at Southeast Asian Martial Arts Academy (Up to 87% Off)

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In order to receive a black belt, a martial artist must train for years while wearing saggy pants. The journey of a thousand miles begins with this Groupon.

Choose from Four Options

  • $30 for 10 kids martial arts classes with testing ($140 value)
  • $40 for 16 kids martial arts classes with testing ($165 value)
  • $14 for five muay thai kickboxing, silat, or yoga classes ($110 value)
  • $24 for 10 muay thai kickboxing, silat, or yoga classes $140 value)

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.

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In a Nutshell

Martial arts lessons include belt testing; other students choose between kickboxing or kid martial arts classes

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Must redeem classes in full within 60 days of activation. Limit 1 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Appointment required at least 24 hours in advance; subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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10 kids martial arts classes with testing
$140 list price - 79% off - Save $110
$30
16 kids martial arts classes with testing
$165 list price - 76% off - Save $125
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$40
5 muay thai kickboxing, silat, or yoga classes
$110 list price - 87% off - Save $96
$14
10 muay thai kickboxing, silat, or yoga classes
$140 list price - 83% off - Save $116
Over 10 bought
$24