Three 60-Minute Classes or One Month of Unlimited Classes at Shotokan Karate (Up to 69% Off)

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A renowned sensei guides students through shotokan karate classes, helping them to improve fitness levels & self-discipline

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit. Classes must be redeemed in full within 90 days of activation. Reservation required. 24-hr cancellation notice required. New customers only. Valid for adult or children classes. Must sign waiver. Must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $13 for three 60-minute classes ($36 value)
  • $39 for one month of unlimited classes ($125 value)

An internationally renowned sensei teaches a traditional form of a martial art known as Shotokan. The classes encourage a deeper understanding of body mechanics as well as improved self-discipline.

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 keikogikeiko 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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