One Month of Beginner's Hapkido Classes for One or Two at Kim's Hapkido (84% Off)

Northwest Virginia Beach

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Instructors help students strengthen their bodies while learning a blend of kung fu, jiu jitsu, and other self-defense techniques

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Uniform included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Kim's Hapkido - Northwest Virginia Beach: One Month of Beginner's Hapkido Classes for One or Two at Kim's Hapkido (84% Off)

Performing martial arts is an exercise with a lot of history behind it, like trying to punch apart Stonehenge. Druid or lose it with this Groupon.

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  • $29 for a martial arts uniform and one month of beginner's hapkido classes for one person ($180 value)
  • $59 for martial arts uniforms and one month of beginner's hapkido classes for two people ($360 value)

Classes are valid for students ages five and older.

Gi: The Duds of Discipline

People often joke that the robes worn by martial-arts practitioners resemble pajamas, but that may not be such a far cry. Read on to learn more about these ancient garbs.

Though its proper name might not spring to mind, the customary outfit of a dojo sensei, commonly known as a gi, is eminently recognizable: a jacket called an uwagi tied by a belt (or obi) over a pair of short pants (shitakabi), the whole ensemble draped loosely to allow for swift and acrobatic movements. The particular materials used to make the gi follow the needs of specific martial-arts styles. A karate master who relies on quick strikes and powerful blows, for example, will likely don a lighter gi, whereas a judo fighter might enlist heavier, more durable fabric to endure the endless grapples and throws. In Japan, the catchall term for the customary robe isn't gi but rather keikogi—keiko translates to "practice." The name might also take on a prefix according to its intended discipline: judogi, karategi, aikidogi, and so forth.

Despite being a symbol of martial-arts culture for centuries, the gi's origin remains unclear. Some speculate that the airy uniform was simply designed to accommodate the lifestyle of the Okinawan farmers and fishermen who invented it. Others contend that, in light of a 13th-century imperial ban on the possession of weapons, warriors trained at night to avoid detection. In a pinch, the robes could pass for sleepwear, concealing their transgression.

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12 Ratings

Amazing instructors! Master Kim is really great with kids!! We love it ☆☆☆☆☆
Tomaselli R. · June 30, 2016
Master Kim is fantastic with the kids, especially the younger ones. My son is normally really shy, especially around adults and he LOVE Master Kim and his other instructors. He had blossomed under their care and has become more independent, more focused on his school work, and more helpful around the house. Great environment!
Lynda W. · December 30, 2015
Very positive encouraging atmosphere!
Mary R. · August 24, 2015

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