What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $43 for 10 martial-arts classes ($139 value)
- $43 for one month of unlimited martial-arts classes ($150 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.
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