Martial Arts in Alta Vista

$75 for $150 Groupon — Yamashita Karate

Yamashita Karate

Northwest Los Angeles Heights

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$150 $75

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Children's Jiu-Jitsu Classes or Adult Jiu-Jitsu, MMA or Kickboxing Classes at Genesis Jiu JItsu (Up to 72% Off)

Genesis Jiu JItsu

North Central

Instructors emphasizing positive reinforcement guide students through the grappling moves of jiu-jitsu or the strikes of kickboxing

$80 $24

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Team Shark BJJ DPBJJ (58% Off)

Team Shark Bjj Dpbjj

San Antonio

From the merchant: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt guides students in learning martial arts techniques in a safe and supportive environment

$230 $97

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10 or 20 Cardio Kickboxing Classes at The Dojo Martial Arts School (Up to 78% Off)

The Dojo Martial Arts School

NorthWest

Instructor guides students of all skill levels through high-energy kickboxing combinations to improve endurance, strength, and confidence

$100 $23

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10 Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes for Kids or Adults at Victory Martial Arts (Up to 90% Off)

Victory Martial Arts TX

Multiple Locations

Founded by a five-time Taekwondo world champion, the martial arts school hosts classes for kids and adults, in styles from MMA to Krav Maga

$270 $26

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5, 10, or 15 Self-Defense and Wing Chun Classes at Studio Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off)

Studio Martial Arts

Far North Central

All classes incorporate elements of self-defense and Wing Chun, a martial art that builds confidence, fitness, and personal awareness

$85 $20

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One Month of Unlimited Brazilian Jujitsu Classes for Women or Men at Gracie Barra San Antonio (Up to 78% Off)

Gracie Barra San Antonio

San Antonio

Brazilian jujitsu instructors impart self-defense skills to students in a supportive, confidence-boosting environment

$258 $58

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One- or Two-Month Membership or One-Month Family Membership at Champion Martial Arts (Up to 77% Off)

Champion Martial Arts

Stone Oak

Instructors teach self-defense techniques to students of all ages and fitness levels, while also instilling leadership skills

$155 $35

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Four or Six Weeks of Tae Kwon Do Classes with Uniform at Korea-America Tae Kwon Do Association (70% Off)

Korea-America Tae Kwon Do Association

Far West Side

Instructors guide students through Olympic-style tae kwon do classes

$165 $49

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$45 for $99 Groupon — Strom's Black Belt Academy & Fitn

Strom's Black Belt Academy & Fitn

Seguin

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$99 $45

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One-Month Basic or Pro MMA Membership for One or Two Kids Aged 5–14 at Street Smart Self-Defense Systems (Up to 56% Off)

Street Smart Self-Defense Systems

Kyle

Kids aged 5–14 learn self-discipline and respect during mixed martial arts classes; two or four classes weekly

$89 $39

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$39.99 for Eight Mixed-Martial-Arts or Weapons-Training Classes at Parra Academy of Martial Arts ($80 Value)

Parra Academy Of Martial Arts

West Oak Hill

Learn self-defense skills and discipline in a studio formed by a Martial Arts Hall of Famer

$80 $39.99

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$84 for $200 Worth of Martial Arts — Key Martial Arts

Key Martial Arts

Austin

From the merchant: Custom martial art training with private lessons, group classes, and a uniform.

$200 $84

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One or Two Months of Unlimited Beginner's Classes with Uniform at Traditional Martial Arts Academy (Up to 51% Off)

Traditional Martial Arts Academy

South Austin

Instructors teach both traditional martial arts forms and practical self-defense techniques

$99 $49

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One or Three Months of Youth or Adult Classes at Cavalo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (Up to 77% Off)

Cavalo Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Cavalo BJJ

Adults & kids alike learn the basic moves & grappling techniques of jiu jitsu during up to 3 months of classes led by a seasoned instructor

$50 $20

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10 or 16 Martial-Arts Classes and Uniform with Option for Test and a Graduation Belt at Go2Karate (94% Off)

Go2Karate

On Location

Students don uniforms for classes in karate, tae kwon do, or krav maga

$324 $20

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One Month of Adult or Children Brazilian Jujitsu Classes at Matt Larsen's Combat Fitness Center (Up to 52% Off)

Matt Larson's Combat Fitness Center

On Location

Brazilian jujitsu teaches participants how to defend themselves while also aiding in all factors of life, like weight loss and stress

$125 $59.99

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One or Three Months of Aikido Classes at Aikido of Austin (Up to 75% Off)

Aikido of Austin

Austin

Aikido instructors guide students of all skill levels through graceful throws and evasive techniques

$115 $34

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$25 for $50 Worth of Services at Texas Ukidokan

Texas Ukidokan

Windsor Hills

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you.

$50 $25

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$50 for $100 Groupon — Impact Martial Arts - Austin Martial Arts & Karate for Families

Impact Martial Arts

Northwest Austin

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $50

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Four Weeks of Unlimited Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes at Brazilian Top Team Austin - BTT Austin (55% Off)

Brazilian Top Team Austin

Austin

Brazilian jiu-jitsu and boxing classes taught by world-class black belts. Classes are held twice a day, six days a week.

$160 $72

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$31 for 5 Krav Maga Classes at Austin Self Defense ($81 Value)

Austin Self Defense

Lakeline Mall

Instructors lead students through fast-paced self-defense classes that teach protective moves against attacks such as chokes and grabs

$81 $31

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Ten Drop-In Classes or One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Rockhold Karate (Up to 67% Off)

Rockhold Karate

Cedar Park

Get fit while learning self-defense skills in a variety of classes, including Tang Soo Do, Haidong Gumdo, Tai Chi and kickboxing fitness

$100 $44

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Gracie Barra Cedar Park (70% Off)

Gracie Barra

Buttercup Creek

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$345 $104

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Martial Arts or HIIT Classes at Austin Warrior Fitness and Defense (Up to 86% Off)

Austin Warrior Fitness and Defense

North Austin

Martial arts moves blend with fitness during classes that focus on genres such as krav maga self-defense or high-intensity interval training

$129 $20

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10 or 20 Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Kids Love Martial Arts (Up to 91% Off)

Kids Love Martial Arts

Round Rock

Kids develop focus, confidence, self-discipline, and self-respect while learning self-defense skills that make them bully-proof

$210 $20

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For more than 130 years, the YMCA has worked to facilitate growth for individuals as well as communities by providing social-enrichment programs that promote honesty, respect, and responsibility. YMCA of Greater San Antonio, which features locations throughout the metropolitan area, helps people improve their lives with healthy living programs that offer inclusive training classes as well as lifelong learning classes. Youth development initiatives and childcare services allow children as well as teens to develop positive behaviors while exploring their interests in a safe, supportive environment. The centers also encourage social responsibility by providing opportunities to support local communities through volunteerism and charitable giving.

3233 North Saint Mary's Street
San Antonio,
TX
US

The crew at The District regularly reroute the holds on its climbing walls to keep clients guessing. While music pumps through the gym’s speakers, visitors can try out slacklining—or walking across a wide nylon webbing suspended between two points—and strengthen their arms on punching bags and gymnast rings. The space is open 24 hours a day to fit any schedule and accommodate sleepwalkers.

206 Army Blvd
san antonio,
TX
US

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center began weaving itself into the fabric of San Antonio’s arts and theater scene more than three decades ago to share the richness of Chicano, Latino, and Native American art forms. Now a cornerstone of the community, the nonprofit touches the lives of more than 100,000 people each year with theater and dance performances, cultural festivals, and creative classes. The center passes down traditional forms of expression, such as Mexican Folklórico dance and cactus juggling while also embracing contemporary art forms such as photography.

Each year, Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center’s festivals welcome large crowds of adults, kids, and multiple Waldos. Foremost among them are CineFestival, the Tejano Conjunto music festival, and Hecho A Mano, a holiday crafts and arts festival. For its members, the center organizes a wealth of educational programming, teaching everything from oil painting and guitar to karate.

1300 Guadalupe St
San Antonio,
TX
US

Most Popular Service: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Reservations/Appointments: Recommended

Established: 2014

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours

Pro Tip: Train hard, have fun.

3700 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio,
TX
US

At Alamo City Wing Tsun we specialize in fitness, self defense, wellness and Wing Tsun Kung Fu. We provide a healthy environment of learning, growing and fun to give our students the best experience possible. Get fit, gain confidence and learn practical self defense.

4833 Fredericksburg Road
San Antonio,
TX
US

Martial Arts Belts: Working Your Way Up

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 Jiu-Jitsu 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.

1821 Bandera Rd. Ste. E
San Antonio,
TX
US