5 Kids' Karate Classes with Uniform at Derderian Academy of Martial Arts (59% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Kids can learn the basics of karate

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 2 month(s). Must sign waiver. Reservation required, same day reservations accepted. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. New customers only that have not been there in the past 12 months Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $35 for 5 karate classes with one uniform ($85 value)
  • Classes are for kids aged 3.5–15 years.

Martial Arts Belts: Working Your Way Up the Rainbow

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 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.

Derderian Academy of Martial Arts

Established: 1993
Parking: Parking lot
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Most popular offering: Martial Arts and Women's Fitness

Customer Reviews

The instructor Susan is incredible. Being a newbie at yoga, she was encouraging, patient and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this studio to anyone looking for some peace in their lives.
Patricia L. · October 26, 2016
The owner, who is the yoga instructor, is a wonderful teacher. Her instructions and adjustments are so easy to follow. The 1 hour class is perfect, and the small class size is personal. I recommend.
Denise C. · September 12, 2016
Susan led the class in a well-paced workout that allowed for maximum stretching and focused poses. I was very pleased with all aspects of the gym. Great class!
Joan A. · July 26, 2016

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