Kids Martial Arts

Q: Will Martial Arts, Karate, Taekwondo 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, Taekwondo?
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: Are these Martial Arts, Karate, Taekwondo classes fun?
Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids howling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.

Adult Martial Arts

Q: "Is there a risk for injury with martial arts?"
Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It's because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.

Stretching: At the beginning of every class we go through a series of stretches. These stretches get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for exercise.

Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, licensed professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.

In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It's because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is risk for injury with our program - it's a very small risk.
Q: “What level of fitness is required for martial arts?”
People come to us of all fitness levels. We get natural-born athletes, and we get people who have a harder time with athletic endeavors. However, everyone gets the same focus and attention.

If you're not in great shape, don't worry. Go at your own pace, and we'll do everything we can to help you learn each and every technique. Soon enough, your physical fitness will improve, and you'll be in better shape than ever!
Q: “Is martial arts violent?”
No! Because self-defense technique is taught in martial arts, it's often thought of as violent. However, the philosophies behind martial arts revolve around peace and harmony. The moves are more of a way to become connected with your body. We teach diplomacy and friendship. However, if a violent situation ever arises in your life, you'll have powerful tools to defend yourself and your loved ones.

Special Needs

Q: What types of special needs classes do you have?
A: Our caring instructors are very knowledgeable and experienced in teaching kids and adults with special needs in these areas: Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Visual Impairment/ Blindness, Catastrophic/Brain Injury, Hard of Hearing/Deafness, Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia, Developmental Disorders/Learning Disabilities, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy, Fetal Alcohol Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities, Mobility Impairment (Paraplegic/Quadriplegic/Polio/Spina Bifida), Muscle/Skeletal Degenerative Disorders and Tourette's Syndrome.
Q: Can people get injured with Martial Arts?
A: 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 happen sometimes. But we do everything in our power to avoid them. We do special warm-up exercises and stretches to make sure their body is limber and flexible, and they are supervised at all times.
Q: Do boys and girls participate in Martial Arts?
A: You bet! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our classes, as it promotes gender equality. Martial arts give boys and girls the means to develop focus, confidence, determination, high self-esteem and respect for self and others, which is so important as they grow up. Martial arts also gives kids and adults with special needs a safe and comfortable place to be themselves, have great fun, and develop friendships.