Five Private Lessons for One or Two Children or Adults at United Studios of Self Defense (Up to 91% Off)

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5 Ratings

Instructor is good
Venkat · November 29, 2015
Haven't had encounters with the others, but Patrick- is awesome!!! Pleasant, flexible and will work with your schedule - and kid friendly My 11 yr old likes his style!!! I'm looking forward to more sessions with him
Deborrah G. · October 19, 2015

What You'll Get


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  • $39 for five private lessons for one child ($280 value)
  • $49 for five private lessons for two children ($560 value)
  • $59 for five private lessons for one adult ($280 value)
  • $69 for five private lessons for two adults ($560 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 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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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for clients active within the past 6 months. Must be 4 or older. Must sign waiver. Registration required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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