Frequently Asked Questions
Kids Martial Arts
Q: “Will Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do make my kid violent?”
No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
Q: “Can my child get injured with Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”
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 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: “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: “Do children's confidence & self-esteem grow with Martial Arts, Karate, Tae Kwon Do?”
Absolutely. Kids with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.
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 4 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!
Q: “Should I get in shape before signing up?”
Nope... just come as you are! Our classes help people who aren't in shape, get in shape. And they help people who are in shape get in even greater shape, fast.
Q: “I have a past injury / medical condition. What should I do before signing up?”
Contact your doctor, and see what he/she says. If your doctor has any questions for us, let us know and we'll gladly answer them!
Q: “Muay Thai seems very intense. Do people get injured a lot?”
Muay Thai IS intense. That's what's so awesome about it ;-). However, people do NOT get injured a lot. We've created a supportive, safe environment here.
Q: “What experience levels are these classes for? Beginners? Advanced? Etc.?”
All of the above. Our classes are designed for people of all Muay Thai experience levels to get an awesome experience. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vet - you'll get what you're looking for.
Q: “I have no interest in competitive fighting. Can I still take these Muay Thai classes?”
Absolutely! Our Muay Thai classes are great for people wanting to learn martial arts... wanting to get their adrenaline fix... or just looking for a killer workout.
Q: “I AM a competitive fighter. Are these classes right for me?”
Absolutely. We've helped - and continue to help - many MMA & Muay Thai fighters prepare for matches. You'll receive expert guidance for your technique and abilities... state-of-the-art conditioning to strengthen and quicken your body... and support to get your mindset right for your match.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Q: "Should I get in shape before signing up?"
No way! If you're not already in shape, our classes are the fastest, funnest way to get there. Guaranteed.
Q: "Can I still take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes if I have a medical condition / past serious injury?"
Most people with medical conditions and past injuries can take BJJ without a hitch. However, we recommend speaking to your doctor first. He / she will know what's best. We're also glad to work around your condition / injury in accordance with your doctor's advice. Just let us know what your doctor says!
Q: "Do people get injured a lot in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?"
Not at all! You'll be training in an extremely supportive, safe environment. No one wants to hurt anyone - and no one wants to get hurt. While injuries happen from time to time (just like with any sport), they're the exception - not the rule.
Q: "Can women take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?"
Absolutely. And even though it's a close-contact sport, there's never any awkwardness or uncomfortableness between genders. Everyone is just focused on having a great training experience. And because you'll be paired up with people of your skill level and size, gender doesn't even make a difference.
Q: "What's the class-environment like? Fun? Serious? Etc.?"
Our classes are a mixture of supportive, fun, serious, focused and goofy. There are moments of intense concentration... moments of fun & games... moments of encouraging one another to keep going, and do your best... and so much more. It's a vibrant blend of fun, focus and passion.
Q: "I have no interest in competing. Can I still take these Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes?"
Absolutely! There are just as many competitive BJJ-ers here as there are hobbyists.
Q: "Can these classes help me get ready for my upcoming matches?"
Absolutely. We'll work with you to get your body, mind & technique ready for anything. Your fitness will skyrocket. Your technique will be honed & sharp. And your mind will be positive, focused & ready.