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Two or Four Weeks of Kempo Martial-Arts Classes for One or Two at Urban Kempo (Up to 65% Off)

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Kempo classes teach students to defend themselves with various moves while avoiding tackles to better prepare them for real-world situations

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The best money I’ve spent in a long time. This place made me feel powerful again and gave me a new family in the process. I can not recommend them enough!

What You'll Get

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  • $39.50 for two weeks of Kempo martial-arts classes for one ($90 value)
  • $67.50 for two weeks of Kempo martial-arts classes for two ($180 value)
  • $61.50 for four weeks of Kempo martial-arts classes for one ($175 value)
  • $120 for four weeks of Kempo martial-arts classes for two ($350 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 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 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.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Registration required. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed voucher price). All goods or services must be used by the same person. Adults classes are ages 14 and up. Kids classes valid for ages 5-13. Little ninjas classes valid for ages 3-4. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Urban Kempo

Fitness Class, Martial Art, Sport, Martial Arts