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American Freestyle Karate Association school of the years instills discipline in students as they learn the art of self-defense

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Jesse
1 ratings1 reviews
December 4, 2019
Wonderful class! First time I’ve done it, and the instructors were patient and understanding-walked me through each and every thing. I even earned a white belt! Although that may be minor to some, that’s major to me.
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raleigh
9 ratings3 reviews
November 23, 2019
Awesome very educational caring
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Katie
2 ratings2 reviews
August 6, 2019
Great instructors! Nice facility. Definitively worth the purchase.
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Katie
2 ratings2 reviews
July 31, 2019
The team was great! It's a friendly family atmosphere. The listen to what you'd like to get from the lessons and follow through with great lessons.
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Jennifer
13 ratings3 reviews
July 14, 2019
Amazing!
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Jennifer
13 ratings3 reviews
July 13, 2019
Amazing people! Very encouraging and a great way to learn manners and discipline as well as teach it! Highly recommend!!!
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Bethany
2 ratings2 reviews
January 20, 2019
These classes have been great for my son!
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Shivani
1 ratings1 reviews
January 19, 2019
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About This Deal

The Deal

  • 8-Class Pass, Uniform, and White Belt Graduation
  • Birthday Party Package for Up to 10 Children; Includes:
    • Utensils, napkins, cups, plates
    • Unique birthday cake cutting; birthday kid cuts their cake with a real samurai sword
    • Staff to lead and supervise games

Food not included but available for purchase upon request. Additional upgrades available through UpLevel Martial Arts.

Martial Arts Belts: Working Your Way Up the Rainbow

Brand-new martial arts students begin with the blank slate of white belt. Learn where they go from there with Groupon’s look at martial arts belts.

There’s an old story about the evolution of the system of colored martial-arts belts: donning fresh white belts at first, trainees would let them darken over time with sweat and dirt, until, after years of increasing mastery, they turned almost black. If it sounds like a story that’s too good to believe, it almost certainly is. Although the belt system is conceivably an ancient tradition handed down from sensei to sensei, its origins can be readily traced to the early 20th century. That’s when Dr. Jigoro Kano was developing a new form of physical education for Japanese public school students: judo, a safer version of the jujitsu fighting style. Facing an influx of new students, he devised a hierarchy of colored belts to illustrate their progress at a glance rather than having to ask each one to fight him every day.

How quickly athletes move up the ladder will depend on the teacher, the dojo, and the style, in addition to their skills. They may advance by taking a formal exam with practical, oral, and written sections; they may be asked to spar with students in the next level to prove their readiness; or they may be awarded a different color belt because the old one clashes with their eyes. And in any discipline, tying on a black belt doesn’t mean you’ve made it. Instead, one might think of it as being inducted into an advanced training program. In karate, for instance, there are 10 grades of black belts, some of which require up to 10 years of study to attain.

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per family. Appointment preferred. Expires 3 months from first session. Must sign waiver. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services 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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