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What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $29 for one month of unlimited children's karate classes (a $150 value)
- $19 for 10 children's karate classes (a $135 value)
At a state-of-the-art midtown facility right around the block from Rockefeller Center, black-belted instructors help kids build character, strength, and discipline during more than 6 available weekly sessions designated for ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 14.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 22, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 10 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Must activate by the expiration date on your Groupon; classes expire 30 days from activation date. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation Required. Must sign waiver. New students only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
For more than 20 years, Igor Dyachenko has trained with top coaches around the world and won numerous awards in international competitions. As a former world champion, certified instructor, and founder of D-Dojo Karate, he calls upon those years of experience to fuse classical Japanese karate techniques with modern science, including knowledge culled from biophysics, biomechanics, and reruns of The Bionic Woman. The dojo is a member of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and an official branch of the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF), headed by Hirokazu Kanazawa. Dyachenko trained with Kanazawa, a 10th-degree black belt who studied with the creator of Shotokan karate.
Dyachenko and his team strive to train students quickly with basic karate techniques known as kihon, kata, and kumite exercises. Children practice exercises through running, jumping, and playing, in order to help develop physical strength, agility, and mental toughness. Dyachenko also used his karate skills and sense of humor to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's "Tear Down This Wall" speech on The Colbert Report.