5, 10, or 15 Drop-In Martial-Arts Classes at Stick Blast (Up to 85% Off)

Gaithesburg

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Exercise is an important part of one's daily routine, along with eating breakfast and dropping off the kids at any nearby school. Make it a habit with this Groupon.

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  • $20 for 5 drop-in martial arts classes ($100 value)
  • $39 for 10 drop-in martial arts classes ($250 value)
  • $54 for 15 drop-in martial arts classes ($350 value)

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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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    Gaithesburg

    16804 Oakmont Ave.

    Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

    240-372-8515

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In a Nutshell

Martial-arts classes blend multiple disciplines; emphasis on relaxed-intensity striking and pressure point delivery

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose your deal:
Five drop-in martial arts classes
$100 list price - 80% off - Save $80
$20
10 drop-in martial arts classes
$250 list price - 84% off - Save $211
$39
15 drop-in martial arts classes
$350 list price - 85% off - Save $296
$54