Frequently Asked Questions
Kids Martial Arts
Q: “Will martial arts, karate, tae kwon do 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 an calm.
Our program is extremely safe. We have measures upon measures in place to insure that your child will stay safe, and have a great time. From stretching to warmups to very close supervision - we've got your child covered. Injuries do happen sometimes - but they're quite rare.
Q: “Are these martial arts, karate, tae kwon 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 balling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.
Q: “Do children's confidence & self-esteem grow with martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”
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: “What ages are the other kids in the martial arts, karate, tae kwon do class?”
We have classes for kids as young as 3, and as old as teenagers. Martial arts is the kind of thing that grows with you. So as kids get older, they learn new techniques, perfect old ones, and advance. When they're younger, it's more about fun and games, with learning thrown in too.
Q: “Is martial arts, karate, tae kwon do for boys AND girls? Or just boys?”
Martial arts are for boys and girls. Our classes have a good mix of both, too. So if you're worried about your girl being alone in a group of boys, wipe that worry from your mind!
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Q: “Should I get in shape before starting Muay Thai?”
Not at all. If you're not in shape already, our Muay Thai classes will get you into tip-top shape in no time. It's not only an incredible martial art - it's also one of the funnest, most kick-ass workouts around.
Q: “I have a past injury / medical condition. What should I do before signing up?”
Contact your doctor, and see what he/she says. If your doctor has any questions for us, let us know and we'll gladly answer them!
Q: “Muay Thai seems very intense. Do people get injured a lot?”
Muay Thai IS intense. That's what's so awesome about it ;-). However, people do NOT get injured a lot. We've created a supportive, safe environment here.
Q: “What experience levels are these classes for? Beginners? Advanced? Etc.?”
All of the above. Our classes are designed for people of all Muay Thai experience levels to get an awesome experience. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vet - you'll get what you're looking for.
Q: “Are these classes for competitive fighters only?”
Our classes are for BOTH competitive fighters - as well as people just looking to get an awesome work out, and learn a powerful martial art. If you're a competitive fighter, you'll get the attention you need to become quicker, stronger, more agile, and full of impeccable technique. If you're not, you'll get a kick ass workout that'll get you lean & toned in no time.
Q: “I'm a competitive fighter. Will these Muay Thai classes help me in my matches?”
Definitely. We'll help you tone & perfect your technique to give you an edge over your opponents. In addition our training will improve your physique, increase your endurance and stamina, and boost your strength.
Q: “Are both group & private classes available?”
Most of our members enjoy the group setting, but private sessions are available too depending on instructor availability.
Q: “WHow many people are generally in a group class?”
Normally around 15-30, with more instructors added as class size grows.
Q: “How many people will be in my class?”
You can probably expect about 15-30 people in your class. It's a really great group full of positive people excited about losing weight. You'll fit right in.
Q: “Will you help me with my nutritional habits?”
Absolutely. Nutrition is KEY to weight loss, and we'll pass along the powerful knowledge we've put together over the years. (By the way, our nutrition program is all about naturally improving your diet - NOT forcing foods on you that you don't like or starving yourself).
Q: “Is this anything like “cardio kickboxing”?”
No! This is a completely different experience that's very alive, interactive, and full of professional boxing equipment.
Q: “How many kickboxing classes per week should I go to for maximum results?”
1-3 classes per week is recommended for top results. The most important thing is that you come every week.
Mixed Martial Arts
Q: “Should I get in shape before joining?”
Come in whatever shape you're currently in. If you're already in awesome shape - we'll get you in even better shape. If you're fitness level isn't so hot right now, no worries. Before you know it you'll be athletic, toned, and stronger than ever.
Q: “Do you have injury-prevention measures in place?”
Absolutely. Every class begins with warm-ups and stretching to get you limber and loose. This in itself prevents most injuries. Next, we teach every technique very precisely. And we teach you how to practice it in a very precise way too. This instruction - combined with professional supervision - insures that you won't get injured. Injuries do happen, but they're very rare.
Q: “Is MMA training violent like on TV?”
Our training program is very NON-violent. You're not showing up to some gym full of bullies who just want to hurt you! This is a fun, laid-back environment. Everyone just wants to train, get in great shape, and have fun. We're a team here. Everyone supports one another.
Q: “What are the ages of the other students?”
Students range from 20s to late 40s. However we've had younger, and we've had older. Since you can go at your own pace with this training, there's really no age limit. Well, babies might have a bit of trouble ;-)
Brazilian 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: “Can I still take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes if I have a medical condition / past serious injury?”
Most people with medical conditions and past injuries can take BJJ without a hitch. However, we recommend speaking to your doctor first. He / she will know best. We're also glad to work around your condition / injury in accordance with your doctor's advice. Just let us know what your doctor says!
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: “Will I be the only woman in class?”
Not at all. While the classes are mostly filled with men, there are women who participate and get a lot out of our BJJ classes, too. Everyone's focus is on learning BJJ, supporting one another, and having a great time. Gender isn't an issue.
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: “Can I still participate if I don't want to be in tournaments or participate in MMA matches?”
Absolutely. For some, BJJ is a fun, kick-ass hobby. For others, it's a way of life. And for others - it's their career. Whatever your goals are, you're more than welcome as long as you're ready to have a great time, do some hard work, and learn the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Q: “Will these classes help me get an edge for my upcoming competitive matches?”
Definitely. Our expert instructors will work with you to strengthen any weaknesses you have, exploit your strengths, improve your physical fitness and master your technique. Your opponents won't know what hit'em.