One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes with Uniform at United Self Defense Academy (Up to 85% Off)

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The world is a dangerous place, which is why you should learn martial arts or how to say "Let's set aside our differences and share a snack" in every language. Be prepared with this Groupon.

The world is a dangerous place, which is why you should learn martial arts or how to say "Let's set aside our differences and share a snack" in every language. Be prepared with this Groupon.

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  • $19 for one month of unlimited karate classes for kids ($85 value)
  • $49 for three months of unlimited karate classes for kids ($255 value)
  • $19 for one month of unlimited adult jiu-jitsu or kickboxing classes ($110 value)
  • $49 for three months of unlimited adult jiu-jitsu or kickboxing classes ($330 value)

Uniform is included with this deal. See the full schedule here.

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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In a Nutshell

Skilled instructors lead classes to improve hand-eye coordination, self-defense technique, strength, and confidence; includes uniform

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Must be 3 or older. Reservation required, same day reservations accepted. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per child. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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One month of unlimited Karate Classes for kids
$85 list price - 78% off - Save $66
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Three months of unlimited Karate Classes for kids
$255 list price - 81% off - Save $206
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One month Adult Jiu-Jitsu or Kickboxing classes
$110 list price - 83% off - Save $91
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Three months of Adult Jiu-Jitsu or Kickboxing classes
$330 list price - 85% off - Save $281
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