Martial Arts Classes or Monthly Class Pass with Uniform at Chicago Martial Arts Association (Up to 74%Off)

Chicago Martial Arts Association

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Emily E. · 2 reviews
Reviewed February 15, 2016
Great facility and staff!

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Julie H. ·
Reviewed October 6, 2015
My son just had his 2nd lesson and LOVES it! The instructors are so good with the kids, especially when they are newer, giving them personal attention to get them comfortable right away.

What You'll Get


Choose from Three Options

  • $19for five martial arts classes with uniform ($47.25value)
  • $35for ten martial arts classes with uniform ($94.50value)
  • $49for an unlimited monthly martial arts class pass with uniform ($189value)

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.

The Fine Print


Promotional value expires 180 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must be 4 or older. Must sign waiver. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. May be repurchased every 30 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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