One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes or a Birthday Package at Black Belt 4 Life (Up to 74% Off)

West Columbia

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Martial arts classes for kids and adults aimed and relieving stress, instilling self-defense techniques, and boosting physical strength

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Appointment required. For party option; valid for up to 15 kid party, Saturdays only, 1-6pm; subject to availibility. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

$49 for one month of unlimited martial arts classes with a uniform ($170 value)
$109 for three months of unlimited martial arts classes with a uniform ($420 value)
$124 for a martial arts birthday-party package ($249 value) * Party for up to 15 kids on a Saturday between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. * Three large pizzas and drink pitchers * Karate class for kids packed with martial arts games and drills * Martial arts–themed cake-cutting ceremony

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.

Customer Reviews

My son enjoys the atmosphere and learning experience that is provided here They are extremely courteous and very professional I would definitely recommend this place to any age group
Sean R. · November 13, 2015
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    West Columbia

    711 E. Main St, Suite A3

    Lexington, SC 29072

    +18033582245

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