Frequently Asked Questions
Kids Martial Arts
Q: “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.
Q: “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.
Q: “Can my child still participate in martial arts, karate, tae kwon do if he/she is not athletic?”
Yes! In fact, martial arts is kind of a beacon of light for kids who just don't fit into team sports. Kids who never could throw a ball well or run fast find that martial arts is accessible to them. It's something they excel at, and as a result, their confidence soars.
Q: “Do kids enjoy martial arts, karate, tae kwon do? 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: “Will martial arts, karate, tae kwon improve my child's confidence?”
Yes! Martial arts is a powerful source of confidence for kids. They practice hard and learn techniques in order to advance through the ranks. And as they advance, they fill with pride. After all, they're the ones doing all the work - so they feel all of the accomplishment whenever they learn a new move... achieve a new belt... or get praise from their fellow students and instructors.
Q: “How old should my child be to start martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”
Any age! Most kids range from 5 to teenagers, but we have kids who are younger, too (3 years and above). Classes are customised to suit children of different ages. A teenager receives very different treatment than a 6 year old, for example.
Adult Martial Arts
Q: “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!
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 endeavours. 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-defence 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.
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: “How many people are generally in a group class?”
Normally around 15-30, with more instructors added as class size grows.
Q: “Will there be other beginners in my class?”
Yep! Our members come in all experience levels, shapes, ages & sizes. If you're a beginner, you'll fit right in.
Q: “Can you help me with my eating / nutrition?”
Absolutely. We offer nutritional guidance as part of your membership (at no additional cost).
Q: “Is this similar to “cardio kickboxing”?”
No, our classes are extremely interactive, and involve real-life boxing equipment like punching bags & gloves. This is nothing like cardio kickboxing!