Kids Martial Arts

Will Martial Arts 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.
Can my child get injured with Martial Arts?
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.
My child isn't athletic. Can they still participate in Martial Arts if
they're not athletic?
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.
Are these Martial Arts 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.

Kickboxing

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: "What type of classes do you offer? (Group or private?)"
Both! Most members opt for group classes, but feel free to ask any of our instructors for more info on private sessions.
Q: "Will my class be in a group or 1-on-1?"
Most likely you'll be in a group class. However we gladly offer private classes for those that are interested. Feel free to ask any of our instructors for more info on private classes!
Q: "How many people are in a group class?"
At peak times, there's between 15-30. Some times have more, some less. But we make sure to have enough instructors to match the class size. That way you always get the attention you need.

Krav Maga

Q: What exactly is Krav Maga?
A: Krav Maga is the official self-defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces and U.S. law enforcement agencies. It emphasizes easy-to-learn techniques that have been tested in real, life-threatening confrontations. While there is nothing flashy about the system, it is highly effective, nonetheless.
Q: What if I don't have any martial arts experience?
A: No worries. You don't need any martial arts experience to start training in Krav Maga. That's our job' to train you in 'contact combat.' The system is designed to take people with no previous experience and bring them to a level of proficiency fairly quickly.
Q: How do I know if Krav Maga is for me?
A: Ask yourself what you are looking for. Do you want street self-defense dealing with much larger attackers, multiple attackers, guns or knives? If so, Krav Maga is for you. But if you're not sure, give it a try to find out. Chances are you'll love what it does for your body and mind' and you'll develop excellent self-defense skills.
Q: Is Krav Maga for men only?
A: Not at all. Krav Maga is taught to men, women, and children who seek the best in self-defense and fitness training.
Q: Are the classes hard and should I get in shape first?
A: Yes, the classes are challenging and can be physically demanding but no, you do not need to get in shape first. Krav Maga is designed for everyone, regardless of fitness level. In fact, taking classes is the best way to get into shape. Our class format is created to push students but also allow them to progress and reach their goals at a pace they feel comfortable with.
Q: Is there a ranking system for Krav Maga?
A: Yes, although belts are not worn in class, there are 6 levels in the Krav Maga system. Students start in level 1 as a beginner and progress to higher levels as they demonstrate their proficiency. Students must test to prove their competency and advance to the next level.