Frequently Asked Questions
Kids Martial Arts
Q: “My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in martial arts, karate, tae kwon do if he/she?”
Absolutely. Martial arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
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: “Will martial arts, karate, tae kwon improve my child's confidence?”
Yes! Martial arts is a powerful source of confidence for kids. They practice hard and learn techniques in order to advance through the ranks. And as they advance, they fill with pride. After all, they're the ones doing all the work - so they feel all of the accomplishment whenever they learn a new move... achieve a new belt... or get praise from their fellow students and instructors.
Q: “What's a good age for a child to start martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”
Honestly, practically every age is a good age to start! We have children as young as 3 years old, as well as teenagers. We also have specific programs for adults. So no matter where you or your child is on the age spectrum - we've got you covered.
Q: “Do boys AND girls take martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”
Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much “ stronger and tougher,” but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!
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: “What level of fitness is required for martial arts?”
People come to us of all fitness levels. We get natural-born athletes, and we get people who have a harder time with athletic endeavors. However, everyone gets the same focus and attention.
If you're not in great shape, don't worry. Go at your own pace, and we'll do everything we can to help you learn each and every technique. Soon enough, your physical fitness will improve, and you'll be in better shape than ever!
Q: “I've heard martial arts is violent. Is this true?”
Absolutely not! Martial arts is about peace, balance & harmony. It's about becoming in touch with your body and all of life. It's about happiness and fulfillment.
The self-defense techniques you learn help you become flexible and strong. They help you become confident and proud.
The guiding principles of martial arts help you diffuse situations before violence becomes a part of them. However, if a hostile situation does ever come about, you'll have the tools you need to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Q: “Are there other beginners in the classes?”
Yes, classes are full of people of all experience levels - including total beginners.
Q: “Do you offer any kind of help / guidance with nutrition and eating?”
We've researched deeply into nutrition to give all of our members powerful guidance - without making them start impossible-to-stick-to diets or anything of the sort.
Q: “Is this anything like “cardio kickboxing”?”
No! This is a completely different experience that's very alive, interactive, and full of professional boxing equipment.
Q: “What's the difference between these classes and doing cardio on my own?”
Our classes combine cardio with resistance & interval training to give you an ever-changing, always-new workout. Cardio by itself is actually pretty ineffective for weight loss. Your body eventually adapts to it, and results plateau. That's why we involve a variety of exercises and conditioning - so your body continues to see results every time you come.
Q: “Do I have to be in shape before I start?”
Nope! In our kickboxing classes you go at your own pace. That means if you need to start slow to let your body get used to it - this is perfectly fine!
Q: “How long are the kickboxing classes?”
Kickboxing classes are about 60 minutes long.