Why should I learn karate?
The benefits are limitless. We work in the areas of
physical fitness, discipline, self- confidence, better
concentration, and character development, while learning
But what if I'm out of shape?
Our program will get you into shape and keep you there.
You'll be amazed how quickly you'll feel the difference
in muscle tone, stamina, flexibility, and co-ordination.
You'll also become more alert, more relaxed, and less
What if I don't have much time?
We make it easy. With our expansive schedule of classes
you'll have a choice of day or evening classes as well
as hours to attend.
What if I'm a Woman?
Women are far more frequently targets of aggressive
acts than men are. Since the effectiveness of Karate
is based primarily on speed and ability, and not physical
size, it's ideal for women.
Am I too old?
No one is too old to practice and train. Karate can
be adapted to anyone's physical capabilities. Provided
one is in reasonably good health.
Will I get hurt?
With any sport, or art form, there may be a risk of
bumps and bruises. The Proper training and respect for
each other, reduces these incidents greatly and mishaps
Is Karate beneficial for children?
Children involved in Karate or the Martial Arts develop
stronger and healthier bodies. They tend to have a more
respectful attitude. In addition children gain a higher
level of self-confidence as well as better concentration
skills. In many cases, parents mention that their children's
grades show much improvement.
What if my child is mentally or physically challenged?
In most cases our instructors can work with children
that have physical or mental challenges. Many adults
can also overcome mental or physical challenges they
might have as well.
Are competitive tournaments, or competition mandatory?
In any sport such as baseball, soccer, basketball, etc.
the athlete is told when the competition or games begin.
Actually it's understood. They really have no choice.
In many cases if a person were afraid of competition
it is possible they would not even join that sport in
the first place. In the Martial Arts or Karate a student
would not enter into competition until both the student
and instructor agree that they were ready. In some cases
the instructor would try to persuade a student (child)
to compete in a tournament. We would advise the parents
why it would be good for a child, providing they are
ready. This is not always the case with an adult. We
find that a lack of confidence can be regained by competition.
Besides the tuition what am I required to purchase?
Although a Karate uniform is not mandatory, everyone
usually purchases one along with the patches. A safety
supporter for men and boys are also required and a mouth
guard for everyone is needed. Sparring equipment although
not mandatory either is a good idea once one starts
participating in this area.
Is there a discount given for more than one person in
We do offer a family discount for multiple family members
What I would like my children to take classes for the
Every year we offer a summer program that can last from
4 week to 8 weeks. This actually can be a great opportunity
to see if the Martial Arts are for your children.
What is the difference between Tae Kwon Do, Kung-Fu
Although much more complex, a brief description would
be; Tae Kwon do originated in Korea. It is said that
this discipline utilizes 70% foot techniques and 30%
hand techniques. Kung-Fu originated in china. In this
discipline it is said that there is 70% hand techniques
and 30% foot techniques. In addition many of the characteristics
are that of animals. Karate originated in Japan. Karate
utilizes 50% foot techniques and 50% hand techniques.
What is Kickboxing?
Kickboxing has been used as a very general phrase. In
every style of Martial arts there can be a combative
area. In this area of sparring you would use both the
hands and feet in practice. This, therefore, is considered
What is aerobic Kickboxing?
Kickboxing comes under a different definition here.
In most cases one is almost shadowboxing. Punching and
kicking, or a combination of both is put to music. There
is no contact made with each other made.
What if I have trained before?
We accept both children and adults that have trained
before. If a person has earned a "rank" from another
style or school they are welcome. That rank will be
discussed and a decision would be made as to the proper
placement in our system or class.
What if I earned or hold a Black Belt rank already?
A Black Belt rank is honored in our school. We feel
that everyone can have something to offer in the growth
of the students and school.