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Takai Mine Karate/Tae Kwon Do

1027 Juan Tabo Boulevard Northeast, Albuquerque

10 or 20 Martial-Arts Classes with Initiation and Uniform at Takai Mine Karate/Tae Kwon Do (Up to 83% Off)

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Sixth-degree blackbelt with 35 years of experience leads a team that teaches martial-arts skills for kids and adults of all ages

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3 ratings1 reviews
October 1, 2020
The girls love it. Very clean and professional.
5 ratings2 reviews
February 2, 2019
Very professional and helpful with new members. Both of my children (4 & 5 years old) had a great time and can't wait to return!
7 ratings7 reviews
October 27, 2018
Amazing 🙏
20 ratings6 reviews
April 15, 2017
Master Chavez and other instructors have great teaching skills and I am grad to be in the class to learn about Tae Kwan Do .
2 ratings1 reviews
April 13, 2017
My son enjoys the instructors.
2 ratings2 reviews
August 10, 2016
Very friendly instructors, positive experience
3 ratings2 reviews
February 20, 2018
Great place!

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  • $24 for 10 martial-arts classes, including initiation and uniform ($146 value)
  • $45.60 for 20 martial-arts classes, including initiation and uniform ($242 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.

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