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Detroit Martial Arts Institute

13030 W 7 Mile Rd, Detroit

5 or 10 Children's Martial-Arts Classes at Detroit Martial Arts Institute (Up to 48% Off)

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Extra 25% off, up to $50
Promo Code SAVE. Ends 6/20.


Kids boost their confidence, focus, and self-control while learning self-defense techniques in martial-arts classes

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3 ratings2 reviews
November 3, 2020
Great the instructors are great and my daughter enjoyed her first session she wants to return all 3 days of the week
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14 ratings11 reviews
October 15, 2019
Nice atmosphere! Staff seems to be dedicated!
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March 26, 2019
Beyond Satisfied! I would purchase this deal 100 more times! I am totally satisfied and love the environment and community feel at Detroit Martial Arts Institute. My son was totally against karate and tends to be extremely shy and introvert. He is not as confident as we like, so we looked for creative ways to assist him. This has been a phenomenal experience and we are so proud of our little guy!
2 ratings2 reviews
June 7, 2016
They're awesome! Different classes for different skill levels and learning levels. Mastor Woods and Mastor Lockridge make sure students learn technique and discipline while being mindful of each individual's strengths and weaknesses. You won't regret this purchase.
3 ratings1 reviews
October 22, 2014
Great place! Kids love it

About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $29 for 5 children’s martial-arts classes ($50 value)
  • $52 for 10 children’s martial-arts classes ($100 value)
  • See the class schedule.

This offer is valid for children ages 5 and up and not valid for Lil Dragons classes.

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.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 month(s). Subject to availability. 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. Valid for children ages 5 and up. Not valid for Lil Dragons classes. Limit 3 per person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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