One Month of Martial-Arts Classes with Uniforms for One or Two People at The Martial Arts Center (Up to 78% Off)

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Rising through the ranks of a martial art takes years of discipline, much like winning the lottery and never telling anyone. Put yourself to the test with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$39 for one month of unlimited marital-arts classes for one person ($170 value)

  • One month of unlimited classes ($135.00 value)
  • One martial-arts uniform ($35.00 value)

$75 for one month of unlimited marital-arts classes for two people ($340 value)

  • Two months of unlimited classes ($270.00 value)
  • Two martial-arts uniforms ($70.00 value)

The Martial Arts Center's adult karate program blends Okinawan karate and Japanese Jujitsu for a well-rounded martial-arts education.

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.

In a Nutshell

Martial arts classes for ages 14 and older blend karate and jujitsu to create a well-rounded self-defense regimen

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Valid only for students ages 14 and up. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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