Frequently Asked Questions

Kids Martial Arts
Does martial arts, karate, tae kwon do make kids violent?

No way! Martial arts is about peace, harmony and diplomacy. It teaches children how to AVOID fights – not pick them.

Do kids get injured in martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?

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.

My child isn't athletic. Can he/she still participate in martial arts, karate, tae kwon do if he/she?

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.

What's a good age for a child to start martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?

Honestly, practically every age is a good age to start! We have children as young as 3 years old, as well as teenagers. We also have specific programs for adults. So no matter where you or your child is on the age spectrum – we’ve got you covered.

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!

Adults Martial Arts
Can martial arts cause injury?

Every form of physical exercise, from running to walking to martial arts, comes with a risk for injury. However, our program is run by trained experts who place a tremendous focus on injury prevention.

Because martial arts makes you more balanced, limber & flexible – it generally leads to LESS injury in people’s lives. Not the other way around!

Do you have to be in good shape to take martial arts?

Not at all! In fact, many people use martial arts as a way to get in good shape. They come to us out of shape, and quickly become athletic and limber.

I've heard martial arts is violent. Is this true?

Absolutely not! Martial arts is about peace, balance & harmony. It’s about becoming in touch with your body and all of life. It’s about happiness and fulfillment.

The self-defense techniques you learn help you become flexible and strong. They help you become confident and proud.

The guiding principles of martial arts help you diffuse situations before violence becomes a part of them. However, if a hostile situation does ever come about, you’ll have the tools you need to keep you and your loved ones safe.