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Frequently Asked Questions

Kids Martial Arts

Q: “Does martial arts make kids violent?”

No way! Martial arts is about peace, harmony and diplomacy. It teaches children how to AVOID fights - not pick them.

Q: “Can my child get injured with martial arts?”

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.

Q: “Can my child do martial arts if he/she is not the athletic type?”

Children who don't find success in team sports come to martial arts - and they love it!

But we also get kids who play soccer or other sports too. They love our classes just as much!

Why is this? Because martial arts enhances hand to eye coordination, creates a sense of family and belonging, and helps improve overall physical fitness. No matter what your child's sports experience is.

Children who aren't very athletic get a big boost in self-esteem while athletic children help others -learning leadership skills along the way.

Some kids learn quicker than others – but the children who advance quickly are not valued more than the kids who advance slowly.

Everyone is greatly encouraged and they have a BLAST together in class.

Q: “Is martial arts 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: “Is martial arts 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."

Q: “Is martial arts for boys AND girls? Or just boys?”

Martial arts are for boys and girls. Our classes have a good mix of both, too. So if you're worried about your girl being alone in a group of boys, wipe that worry from your mind!

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.