Frequently Asked Questions
Our main goal is to deliver a positive and beneficial experience to your family. We are not here to babysit your child or show him/her a good time. While we have exciting and fun classes, our goal is to progressively challenge your child to grow in confidence through rewards and recognition from great role models. We emphasize goal setting, group/personal discipline, physical fitness, character building and excellence through detailed traditional martial arts training.
A successful Black Belt Candidate is simply one who demonstrates dedication to real excellence in our program. We have a proven supplementary program in place that get them ready for their testing process. It takes about 3 years to attain this goal and our Black Belts will tell you it's well worth it! Not to mention a nice addition to their University applications! Our Black belts have their own classes where they explore more advanced and exciting martial arts skills and principles.
The difference is not that noticeable in the lower levels. Both arts use punches and kicks, etc. When you consider a martial art to spend your family's time and energy in you should look at the school/program more than the art. Since almost anybody can get your child excited about punching and kicking stuff for a short period of time, a good indicator is to look at an advanced class instead of a beginner class.
- Do the students seem competent?
- Is there a good rapport between the teacher and the students?
- Is the class enjoyable but disciplined?
- Are there quite a few students in class or just a couple?