Will martial arts teach discipline and confidence?

The martial arts are based on discipline and respect, for yourself and others. If you want to grow and progress in the art both physically and mentally, you need to practice. “Winners are not people who never fail, but people who never quit”. Because repetition is the key to success in martial arts, it is imperative to come to class regularly, work on techniques and create and improve self-discipline. You are responsible to yourself, yes, but you also become part of a motivational family whom you are responsible to, as well. Building self-discipline by coming to class, eating healthier, will increase your self-respect and confidence. You will be amazed at what your body can do, how fast and hard you can kick and punch and how quickly you can progress once you decide to do so.

Will your program teach self-defense to deal with bullies?

Bullying is a big problem in today’s world. Kids and adults alike can experience some type of bullying. Those who are quiet, soft-spoken and have less confidence are the ones who are picked on. The martial arts stand on a strong foundation of the mind-body connection. Students strive to advance in the graceful and powerful physical movements of the art, while the mind continues to build confidence. We teach students how to be aware of themselves, their surroundings and the situations they are in. The strong do not continually engage in physical confrontation; the strong find the will and way to walk away without confrontation when possible. We will explain how to walk with confidence, how to avoid confrontational situations, and how to best defend yourself if a confrontational situation turns physical. We offer multiple programs, such as Taekwondo (standing kicking and punching) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (ground self-defense and using an attacker’s weight against them), to give you a well-rounded experience. All of our classes are taught by professional, qualified instructors in a safe environment where questions are welcomed.

What age is best to start my child?

Children are individuals with different personalities and different levels of development. We have various programs for children, beginners typically starting at 4 years of age. We recommend our Trial Program, in which we can get a sense of your child’s physical capability and the ability to follow instruction and direction. The Trial will also give you a chance to see what the program entails and whether this is the right program for you and your family. All children must be toilet trained.

How will you teach my child not to be aggressive or a bully?

Our expectation of proper conduct is firm, in and outside of our school. We train our students to use the martial arts to avoid physical confrontation and to defend themselves physically if necessary, but not to be a bully. Using our skills not in self-defense, to hurt others, can get you expelled from our program.

Can I start martial arts if I’m not in great shape?

Absolutely! We recommend you take your time and go at your own pace. We will work with each student individually to determine goals of physical and cardio fitness, stress relief, coordination, flexibility, strengthening and toning. Martial arts are an artistic discipline, a physical workout, a way of life. We will help you find the balance.

Do I need to be athletic to be in martial arts?

No, in fact many people who do not excel at other sports truly blossom in martial arts. You will build strength, agility, coordination, flexibility and accuracy as you learn the techniques.

How do I progress?

You will advance in belt as you show proficiency in the specific techniques, power and weapon for you belt. Children are given specific stripes on their belts to show this proficiency, and adults discuss and set goals with the instructor.

When you gain confidence, accuracy and proficiency in your techniques and power, you will move to the next level. This proficiency is rewarded by a specific colored stripe for children. Adults continuously discuss their goals and progress with the instructor as to when they are ready to advance to the next level.


Will I or my child get hurt doing martial arts?

Safety is always our first priority, but there is always the possibility of injury in sports. We will take every precaution by teaching the proper ways to stretch, proper technique and how to recognize your body’s signals to slow down. If you have any pre-existing health conditions, please make us aware so that we may tailor a workout specifically for you. If a doctor’s note is needed, please provide us with one.

How many people are in a class? Are there mixed levels?

Class size depends on level, and consists of anywhere from 15-25 students. Multiple instructors and assistants are in each class to provide needed one-on-one instruction.

How long does the program last?

We would like to provide you with an experience that makes martial arts a life-choice, and helps you achieve success in and outside of our program. Each level you achieve builds on the previous levels. There are many levels to achieve after black belt, and programs dedicated to keep you interested and motivated on your journey.