Frequently Asked Questions
Kids Martial Arts
Q: “Will martial arts 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 and calm.
Q: “Do kids get injured in martial arts?”
Sometimes. But the truth is, injuries are very, very rare here. We have a lot of measures in place to keep your child perfectly safe. In fact, safety is our #1 concern.
Q: “My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in martial arts?”
Absolutely. Martial arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Q: “Do kids enjoy martial arts? 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?”
Absolutely. Kid 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: “How old should my child be to start martial arts?”
Any age! Most kids range from 5 to teenagers, but we have kids who are younger, too. Classes are customized to suit children of different ages. A teenager receives very different treatment than a 6 year old, for example.
Q: “Is martial arts for boys only? Or can girls participate as well?”
Our martial arts classes have been, and always will be, for boys AND girls! Every class has a good blend of the two as well. In fact, girls often get the hang of it sooner than boys as they're naturally more flexible.
Brazillian 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: “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: “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: “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 are the instructors like? Fun? Serious? Etc.?”
In a nutshell: they're experts, extremely supportive, a lot of fun, and highly focused. They're there when you need an extra push to do your best, and there when you need a good laugh. These classes are really a great time.
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: “I'm a competitive fighter. Will these classes help me in my matches?”
Definitely. Our expert instructors will work with you to strengthen your weak points... boost your strong points... get you in amazing shape... and prepare you mentally for your matches.