Frequently Asked Questions
Kids Martial Arts
Q: “Will martial arts, karate, tae kwon do make my kid violent?”
No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
Q: “Can my child get injured with martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”
As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Martial arts is no different, however we take safety very seriously here. Yes, injuries do sometimes happen. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special exercises and stretches to make your child's body limber and flexible. And we're ALWAYS keeping a very close eye on everything going on.
Q: “Can my child still participate in martial arts, karate, tae kwon do if he/she is not athletic?”
Yes! In fact, martial arts is kind of a beacon of light for kids who just don't fit into team sports. Kids who never could throw a ball well or run fast find that martial arts is accessible to them. It's something they excel at, and as a result, their confidence soars.
Q: “Do kids enjoy martial arts, karate, tae kwon do? Do they stick with it for a while?”
Kids have a blast here. There's smiling and laughter throughout every class. We have our moments of intense concentration and focus... but we always balance things out with fun and games to keep everything alive and light.
Q: “Is martial arts, karate, tae kwon do a skill / talent that will give my child pride and confidence?”
Yes! A lot of kids perform their martial arts moves in talent shows and other things. Their friends are always blown away. The positive feedback children receive helps build their self-esteem and confidence. Kids feel good knowing they can do something that's "cool and special.
Adult Martial Arts
Q: “Can martial arts cause injury?”
Because we place such a huge focus on safety and injury prevention, we're proud to say that injuries are very few and far between with our program. In fact, because martial arts gets you in great shape, and makes you strong and flexible, people often see LESS injuries in their lives.
Q: “Do you have to be in good shape to take martial arts?”
Not at all! In fact, many people use martial arts as a way to get in good shape. They come to us out of shape, and quickly become athletic and limber.
Q: “Is there violence involved in martial arts?”
People often mistake self-defense for violence. We teach self-defense here.
Self-defense means doing everything in your power to AVOID violence! It means being diplomatic and peaceful. In fact, people who have had problems with violence in the past often become peaceful and balanced through martial arts.
Q: “Will my class be in a group or 1-on-1?”
Most likely you'll be in a group class. However we gladly offer private classes for those that are interested. Feel free to ask any of our instructors for more info on private classes!
Q: “How many people are in a group class?”
At peak times, there's between 15-30. Some times have more, some less. But we make sure to have enough instructors to match the class size. That way you always get the attention you need.
Q: “Will there be other beginners in my class?”
Yep! Our members come in all experience levels, shapes, ages & sizes. If you're a beginner, you'll fit right in.
Mixed Martial Arts
Q: “Do you have injury-prevention measures in place?”
Absolutely. Every class begins with warm-ups and stretching to get you limber and loose. This in itself prevents most injuries. Next, we teach every technique very precisely. And we teach you how to practice it in a very precise way too. This instruction - combined with professional supervision - insures that you won't get injured. Injuries do happen, but they're very rare.
Q: “What kind of atmosphere do these classes have?”
It's like a family here. Or a team. Everyone is extremely supportive and encouraging. Members help each other learn moves and get them down. We all push each other to go harder and longer than we could on our own. And we laugh and smile a lot together too. Come to one class and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.
Q: “How old is 'too old' for MMA?”
I'm not sure what the answer is to this, as I've never seen someone who's “too old” come to our classes. We have young guys in their 20s, and older guys in their 40s and 50s. I've seen guys who train in their 60s and 70s. I'd say come give it a shot, and decide for yourself. You know your body and what you can handle better than anyone.