Frequently Asked Questions

Kid's Program

Will your program make my child more violent and aggressive?

Not at all. The martial arts has a wonderful mediating effect on students.  

For children who are shy and find it difficult to stand up for themselves, martial arts gives them the confidence to do so but in a non-confrontational manner.  

On the other end of the spectrum, children who tend to overly aggressive learn to calm down and act with more self-control.

How old does my child have to be?

We have programs for students from age 4 and up. We segment the classes so that the material that is taught is age appropriate and safe.

What if my child wants to quit?

We suggest that you discuss with your child the importance of commitment. Come to an agreement to attend classes twice a week for at least six-months with no quitting or skipping class allowed.

Plan as best you can to keep the child engaged in activities like homework or chores before it is time to go to class. This makes going to class all the more attractive.

This will also help the child develop a long-term view on many activities they get involved in. We are always happy to speak to a child to help keep them motivated to come to class.

General Questions

What martial arts styles do you teach?

We teach a modern style of martial arts using the best possible teaching methods. We also have other programs including fitness and self-defense.

How much will this cost?

Our programs offer a variety of options depending on what you want to do. Our initial program is four weeks for $99 and includes a uniform if you enroll online.

Is Martial Arts safe?

Safety is always our number one concern. Injured children do not attend class and usually drop out, so we make every effort to ensure that our students learn in a safe, professional classroom environment.

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“My son was failing third grade, two years later he’d be on the honor role except for math. We’ve noticed a dramatic change in all aspects of his life”


Adult Program

I’ve never been very athletic. Can I do this?

If you are a able to follow instructions, you will be able to learn martial arts.

Though you can make this into a sport, this is an art form first and foremost. You do not need to be athletic or experienced to enjoy our classes and learn the martial arts.

Our beginner classes are designed to focus on you learning techniques with a light physical workout.

As your skill improves, your conditioning will improve as well and the challenges of the workout increase to keep you engaged and excited about training.

have no previous martial arts experience. How will I fit in?

Remember. This is not a competition. It's a school. At our Academy, we start you at the beginning and bring you along class-by-class.

Our instructors, as well as our senior students, will always support and assist the beginning students. This personal attention assures the greatest achievement in your training.

Can I get hurt? 

Anyone can get hurt doing anything, but we work hard to make sure your classes are safe and professional.

Injured students do not progress and often end up dropping out, so we have a great motivation to keep you safe and uninjured.

Fitness Program

Do I have to have a martial arts background to take class?

You do not need to have a martial arts background to take these classes. We will teach you the basics which is all we ever use in class and they are easy to learn.

Will I have to spar or learn a bunch of martial arts moves?

You will not spar or learn anymore than just the basics of punching and kicking. The only thing you will ever hit is the heavy bag. The good news is it doesn’t hit back. The bad news is it will kick your butt. :0)

What If I can’t keep up?

Our classes are designed to be challenging for even the most fit student. If you are getting too tired simply take a break and catch your breath.

If an exercise is too difficult substitute it with something you can. For instance, if it’s a jump squat and the jump is just too much for you, just do the squat or take a break.

Will I have to wear a karate uniform?

You do not have to wear a karate uniform. You can dress in your standard fitness apparel like you would dress to go to the gym

What equipment do I need?

You’ll need a good pair of bag gloves, hand wraps, and a towel for sweat as there will be plenty of it.