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We know there are a lot of questions you may have about our programs and our teaching methods. So we've put together this resource page just for you. Obviously, we can't think of everything, so if you have questions about anything not on this page, please feel free to ask us... and we may add it to this page for future reference...
Let's start with a short video that will get you ready to begin classes.
Tried to get Matt Damon to do the video for us... but he was busy on some small project...
Once you finish watching scroll down the page for more resources...
Here's a list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
1. What age is appropriate for martial arts?
A:We have programs for kids who are 3 years old all the way to teenagers. And we even have programs for adults.
So to be honest – every age is appropriate. No child is too young or too old. We have a class that fits just right.
2. Will martial arts make my kid violent?
A:Absolutely not! We don't teach kids how to kick and punch so they can go down the street and beat up the neighbor's kid. Instead, we teach kids self-defense as a tool for personal growth and development. Kids learn to treat others as they want to be treated. They learn to respect all living things – from their parents to pets.
Often, kids who were violent before they joined our class changed, and became non-violent. So no, martial arts won't make your child violent!
3. Will my child get hurt?
A:I've had children come to my program for years without ever obtaining a single injury.
This is actually the case with most children. Have children gotten injured in my martial arts class? Yes, some have. But the injuries were no different than those which kids who play baseball and other sports get. From padded floors, to proper gear, to step-by- step instruction – we do everything in our power to insure your child's safety. I can't guarantee your child won't be injured – but I can tell you that almost no children receive injuries in my program.
And that's because we take your child's safety very seriously.
4. What if my child's not athletic? Will they have a hard time?
A:Often children who don't find success in team sports come to martial arts. And they love it.
That's because with martial arts you go at your own pace. See, team sports actually harm the self-esteem of children who aren't very athletic. When they don't perform well, the other kids can be pretty nasty. And this can leave some serious scars on their self-esteem. But with martial arts, they can't let anyone down. Everyone goes at their own pace. Some kids learn quicker than others – but the children who advance quickly are not valued more than the kids who advance slowly. Everyone is greatly encouraged – regardless of his or her athletic level.
5. Does my child have to take EVERY class?
A:Of course not. However, I do recommend that they come as often as possible. Regular attendance is the best way to improve over time. But sometimes other things come up, and there is certainly no penalty for missing classes.
We'll be adding more resources for you as we develop them.
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