Martial Arts Summer Camp or Classes at Mires Martial Arts (Up to 72% Off). Four Options Available.

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Up to 72% Off

Customer Reviews

9 Ratings

Great instructor, my son loves it!
Roya T. · August 9, 2017
This place is fun and energetic to the kids and also teaches respect for self and others. My kids love going here and will continue too.
Lovely P. · March 30, 2017

What You'll Get


Choose from Four Options

  • $36 for four-day summer camp session: June 20–23 ($90 value)
  • $36 for four-day summer camp session: June 27–30 ($90 value)
  • $36 for four-day summer camp session: August 1–4 ($90 value)
  • $27 for unlimited martial arts classes with uniform ($95 value)

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 this ancient garb.

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.

The Fine Print


Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for customers active in last 12 months. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All summer camp options must be purchased at least five days before start date. Must register online. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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