Karate Classes with Uniform or Kids' Karate Party at Vince's Karate Academy (Up to 76% Off)

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Most people take martial-arts classes to build up strength and discipline, not just because "dojo" is so much fun to say. Enter the dojo with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $49 for one month of karate classes with uniform ($183 value)

  • $69 for two months of karate classes with uniform ($291 value)

  • $95 for one kids' karate party, which includes one month of free membership for each party-goer ($195 value)

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.

Martial Arts Belts: Working Your Way Up the Rainbow

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 too good to check, 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

Certified instructors lead students of all ages and skill levels through karate fundamentals

The Fine Print

Expires 90 days after purchase. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. For the one and two month membership options, individual must redeem voucher 30 days after initial visit. For the kids birthday party option individual must redeem voucher before expiration and must schedule in advance. Classes must be scheduled in advance as well. Valid for new customers or those who have not been in within the last 6 months. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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