Frequently Asked Questions
Kids Martial Arts
Q: “Does martial arts, karate, tae kwon do make kids violent?”
No way! Martial arts is about peace, harmony and diplomacy. It teaches children how to AVOID fights - not pick them.
Q: “Does my child face a risk for injury with martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”
Our program is extremely safe. We have measures upon measures in place to insure that your child will stay safe, and have a great time. From stretching to warmups to very close supervision - we've got your child covered. Injuries do happen sometimes - but they're quite rare.
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: “Is martial arts, karate, tae kwon do fun for children?”
Absolutely! In fact, kids usually have to drag their parents to martial arts class - something parents are always shocked to see. We have our serious moments here where kids work and learn... but we have just as many moments where they goof off and have a blast!
Q: “Will martial arts, karate, tae kwon do 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 ages are the other kids in the martial arts, karate, tae kwon do class?”
We have classes for kids as young as 3, and as old as teenagers. Martial arts is the kind of thing that grows with you. So as kids get older, they learn new techniques, perfect old ones, and advance. When they're younger, it's more about fun and games, with learning thrown in too.
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: “Is there a risk for injury with martial arts?”
Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It's because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.
Stretching: At the beginning of every class we go through a series of stretches. These stretches get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for exercise.
Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, licensed professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.
In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It's because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is risk for injury with our program - it's a very small risk.
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: “Is martial arts violent?”
No! Because self-defense technique is taught in martial arts, it's often thought of as violent. However, the philosophies behind martial arts revolve around peace and harmony. The moves are more of a way to become connected with your body. We teach diplomacy and friendship. However, if a violent situation ever arises in your life, you'll have powerful tools to defend yourself and your loved ones
Q: “What type of classes do you offer? (Group or private?) ”
Both! Most members opt for group classes, but feel free to ask any of our instructors for more info on private sessions.
Q: “How many other people will there be in my class?”
You can most likely expect 15-30, give or take a few depending on the day / time. We always make sure there are enough instructors no matter the class size though.
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.
Q: “Can you help me with nutrition, too?”
Absolutely. Whether it's in the mini nutrition seminars we give during classes from time to time... or private consultations... we've got you covered.
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: “Will my classes help me get toned?”
Yes! We've designed our program to help you get lean & toned - no bones about it.
Q: “What's a good number of classes per week to attend?”
We suggest 2-3 times per week. However, coming just once a week will still get you results, and coming more will get you results even quicker!
Q: “Would I get similar results doing cardio on my own?”
We find that cardio on its own is fairly ineffective. First, it's hard to stick to (gets boring pretty quickly!). Second, your body often adapts and results start to dwindle. That's why we've blended cardio with resistance training to always keep your body guessing.