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$12 for a Month of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at National Karate ($150 Value)

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Martial-arts school with over a 40-year legacy offers a month of unlimited instruction with the uniform included for all ages and abilities

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ConnieHELPFUL REVIEWER
2 ratings2 reviews
August 26, 2018
Mr Sexton is an excellent teacher and mentor to the students. He has such calm energy and is so willing to work with the kids individually as well as in a group to make sure they're getting the most out of their time in the dojo. The program is amazing and allows the kids the freedom to learn in a relaxed environment.
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Brandie
2 ratings2 reviews
June 19, 2017
Great people!
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shantelle
2 ratings2 reviews
August 10, 2016
Very nice, experience instructors. Fun learning environment.
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Sierra
2 ratings1 reviews
August 10, 2016
I bought an introductory package for my friend. He is still there beyond the trial period. He likes his instructors and is comfortable with text communication when he can't make it to practice.
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Amber
2 ratings1 reviews
May 12, 2016
I was very impressed with this establishment! We look forward to a future and community with this company for outer family.
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Jessica
4 ratings3 reviews
August 10, 2016
Nice people, good for all levels

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The Deal

  • $12 for a month of unlimited martial-arts classes with uniform ($150 value)

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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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, same day appointments accepted. Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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