One or Two Months of Unlimited Membership to Eastside Judo at Eastside Dojo (Up to 81% Off)

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Use your opponents own force as you learn the throws and tosses that make judo an effective self-defense technique

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Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Reservation required. Must be 18 or older. Must sign waiver. Ages 5 and up. Valid for clients who have been inactive 6 months or longer. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Most people take martial-arts classes to build up strength and discipline, not just because "dojo" is so much fun to say. Enter the dojo with this Groupon.

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  • $35 for a one-month unlimited membership to Eastside Judo ($180 value)
  • $71 for a two-month unlimited membership to Eastside Judo ($255 value)

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.

Martial Arts Belts: Working Your Way Up the Rainbow

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 too good to check, 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. Perhaps for that reason, judo has the most gradations from white to black of any of the many martial arts disciplines that have adapted the system, whereas the Brazilian jiu-jitsu system, for instance, has only four.

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.

Customer Reviews

Great place to train with lots of talent and experience
Nick R. · September 21, 2015
A great way to stay in shape and meet nice people.
Mandi L. · June 7, 2016
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    Eastside Dojo

    3420 K Avenue

    Suite 303

    Plano, TX 75074

    +14694430303

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