One, Two, or Three Months of Kudo or Karate Classes at New Way Martial Arts (60% Off)

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Skilled instructors foster nonjudgmental learning environment as they coach kudo and karate

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  • $40 for one month of kudo or karate classes ($100 value)
  • $80 for two months of kudo or karate classes ($200 value)
  • $120 for three months of kudo or karate classes ($300 value)
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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 this ancient garb.

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.

Customer Reviews

15 Ratings

Very very good and my son is 4 years old and love it.
Darek P. · May 26, 2016
great facility - great instructors - would highly recommend!
Katie R. · April 21, 2016
Really great place to training and get in shape! Owners are casual and relaxed, no pressure.
Mark H. · October 29, 2014
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