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4770 San Pablo Avenue, Emeryville

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Emeryville Martial Arts (Up to 81% Off)

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Students develop character and learn self-defense, discipline, and bully prevention skills at family-friendly martial arts school

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2 ratings1 reviews
October 22, 2018
This place is awesome . Woman owned and run, the vibe is very positive. Its relaxed AND disciplined if that makes sense. I signed up with my 6 yr old son and we are both enjoying ourselves immensely.
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1 ratings1 reviews
October 22, 2018
Wow!! my son loved it. We will definitely continue. Teacher Terri is awesome.
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36 ratings12 reviews
January 24, 2017
Got the uniform and met some very nice people there tonight. Hope that my daughter will like the class (starts in a few days).
3 ratings2 reviews
October 22, 2018
The first few classes I attended were unusual because the owner was on vacation and there weren't too many students (summertime). I got personal attention, which I needed as a complete beginner. Later, more students showed up and it was difficult to get the guidance I needed. This is the main difficulty with a mixed ranks class. The more experienced students can manage with a bit less attention but new students will struggle to get comfortable and learn proper technique, which is the foundation of any physical practice. In any case, the teachers are very good, Master Terri explains form, technique, theory, philosophy very well. But I wish I could study martial arts with only students at my level. I'll keep looking.
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89 ratings69 reviews
October 22, 2018
Nice experience for my son..he said he learned alot
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16 ratings10 reviews
August 10, 2016
Great service, instructors & reviews
12 ratings5 reviews
February 16, 2018
Such a fantastic place! Everyone is super welcoming and the classes are just the right mix of fun and challenging.
2 ratings1 reviews
May 12, 2016
I signed my child up and it was a great decision.

About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $26 for one month of unlimited martial arts classes ($120 value)
  • $43.35 for two months of unlimited martial arts classes ($240 value)

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.

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