Frequently Asked Questions For Adult Programs
I am interested in martial arts, but I am a complete newbie... I am concerned that I am going to be thrown into the "shark tank"...
- Most of our members begin with no previous training and we have a special Beginner Friendly curriculum to help you learn martial arts in a fun and safe way.
I am a HUGE fan of MMA and I want to learn, but I don't want to get hit in the face
- No problem, many of our members are professional and obviously cannot afford to show up to an appointment with a black eye. Sparring and competing are not mandatory at our school and we have programs that get you into fantastic shape and teach you how to protect yourself without getting beat up in class... For those who are interested in competing in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / Grappling Competitions, we have a system to get you there the right way.
I love kids, but I don't work to work out in a kids class
-We have classes for ages 7-70 yrs old. Our classes are separated into age appropriate levels and adults are not grouped with children. We understand that you will thrive when you surround yourself with like minded individuals.
My Schedule is really tight and I am not sure I can fit MMA training into my routine
-We understand that you are busy and that's why we have the most accommodating schedule of any school in the area. We have classes 6 days per week and offer early bird, lunch time, evening, and weekend classes. We also feature showers for members who need to rush off to work or to an appointment after class. We also feature a kids club if you need to bring your child with you while you train!
I have seen MMA and UFC on TV and it looks exciting, but I am concerned about injuries...is this safe?
-While martial arts training is a sport and accidents can happen, our lessons are very safe. Our instructors start with safety as their #1 Priority. With this mindset, injuries are rare.
Should I start exercising and get into shape before I begin taking classes?
Absolutely not! The best way to get into shape for martial arts is to train martial arts! It doesn't matter if you are in rotten shape, we will get you on the right track.
Is it a good workout?
It is an AMAZING workout! If you apply yourself you can burn up to 800 calories during a workout which will help you to tone up and build muscle. We can provide you with nutrition advice to help you as well. Besides fitness, you can also expect to improve your stamina, flexibility, and release a ton of STRESS which can have additional health benefits
Frequently Asked Question For Kids Martial Arts
I want my child to protect themselves, but I don't want them to become a bully. Is martial arts too violent for my child?
Our kids learn how to stand up for themselves and protect themselves against bullies. But at the same time, we teach them how to use their skill responsibly. Ironically, it normally has a calming effect on children, and parents notice that they develop more respectful behavior.
Is martial arts dangerous? Will my child get injured?
It sounds crazy, but martial arts is actually very safe. While it is a sport and there is always a possibility of an accident, injuries are extremely rare. We place a great deal of emphasis on safety in the class room. Believe it or not, kids get hurt outside of class doing regular "kids stuff" than in our school.
Is it good for both boys and girls?
Of Course! Boys and Girls both do awesome in our classes
What is a good age to start?
The short answer is ....It Depends on the child. The typical age kids start at is around 7 years old. However, we have children as young as 4 years old in our classes. Kids mature differently both physically and mentally so while some younger kids are ready to jump right in, others need a little more time to get started. We have a trial program for beginners which is the best way for us to evaluate if your child is ready to start and if our program is a good fit for your family.
What changes should I expect to see in my child?
Martial arts can have an amazing impact on your child in a variety of ways. Of course, we will teach them to protect themselves and you will have peace of mind knowing they can handle themselves when you are not around. Sky-High Confidence is usually one of the first big changes we see in kids. They also become more focused and better listeners, and they demonstrate more respectful behavior. Physically you will notice more strength and stamina, more flexibility, balance, and coordination. These physical attributes along with the leadership traits they begin to develop also help hem if they do other sports later on. We have several kids who never did any sports before martial arts who went on to be captains of their teams in different sports and academic stand-outs when they got to high school. Martial arts was the foundation that got them there.