Frequently Asked Questions
Adult Martial Arts
Q: “Can martial arts cause injury?”
Every form of physical exercise, from running to walking to martial arts, comes with a risk for injury. However, our program is run by trained experts who place a tremendous focus on injury prevention.
Because martial arts makes you more balanced, limber & flexible - it generally leads to LESS injury in people's lives. Not the other way around!
Q: “Do you have to be in good shape to take martial arts?”
Not at all! In fact, many people use martial arts as a way to get in good shape. They come to us out of shape, and quickly become athletic and limber.
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.
Kids Martial Arts
Q: “Will martial arts, karate, tae kwon do teach my child to be hostile and aggressive?”
Absolutely not. Children learn a lot about what it means to be respectful and polite here. As a result, kids who weren't violent in the first place become even more respectful and kind. Kids with behavior problems often become very respectful an calm.
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: “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!
Q: “Are both group & private classes available?”
Most of our members enjoy the group setting, but private sessions are available too depending on instructor availability.
Q: “How many people will be in my class?”
You can probably expect about 15-30 people in your class. It's a really great group full of positive people excited about losing weight. You'll fit right in.
Q: “Can you help me with my eating / nutrition?”
Absolutely. We offer nutritional guidance as part of your membership (at no additional cost).
Q: “Will I get toned in my kickboxing classes?”
Yes! Our program was designed to get you lean & toned - and based on the results of thousands of members we're pretty confident in our ability to help you get there ;-)
Q: “Do I need to ‘get in shape’ before I start you classes?”
Nope! The whole point of our classes is to help you get IN shape! You can be at any level of fitness when you start out. You'll get in tip-top shape before you know it.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Q: “What level of physical fitness does Brazilian Jiu Jitsu require?”
Any. We have guys and gals who are in incredible shape - and others who aren't. Everyone has a great experience, and gets a killer workout, too.
Q: “I have a past injury / medical condition. What pre-cautions should I take before getting started?”
Just talk to your doctor, and see what he/she says. If you get the green light, come on in and get started. If there are conditions around your training - just let us know what your doctors says you can / can't do. We just want to make sure you're safe and sound.
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: “BJJ seems intense. Do people get injured a lot?”
BJJ is intense! That's why we love it. But injuries are VERY rare. We've gone the extra mile to create a program that will actually help you prevent injuries rather than bring them on.
Q: “Are there women in the classes?”
Yes! While the majority of our BJJ students are men, there are women who come and have an awesome experience, too.