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FAQ

Kids Martial Arts

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 and calm.
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.
Yes! In fact, martial arts is often a “home” for kids who don't excel at team sports. Kids who have trouble in baseball, basketball, etc. often come to martial arts and do extremely well. And it's okay if your child is not athletic right now. Through our classes, they'll get in great shape and become very athletic.
Absolutely! In fact, kids usually have to drag their parents to Martial Arts class - something parents are always shocked to see. We have our serious moments here where kids work and learn... but we have just as many moments where they goof off and have a blast!
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.
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.
Our martial arts classes have been, and always will be, for boys AND girls! Every class has a good blend of the two as well. In fact, girls often get the hang of it sooner than boys as they're naturally more flexible.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Any. We have guys and gals who are in incredible shape - and others who aren't. Everyone has a great experience, and gets a killer workout, too.
Probably not. But we advise speaking with your doctor first. He / she will know better than anyone - and may be able to tell us what exercises you can & can't do.
Definitely not! After years of practice and expertise with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we've identified the key factors that lead to injury - and designed our program to counter each of these factors. The result: injuries do happen (as they do with any intense sport), but they're extremely rare.
Yes! While the majority of our BJJ students are men, there are women who come and have an awesome experience, too.
Our classes are a mixture of supportive, fun, serious, focused and goofy. There are moments of intense concentration... moments of fun & games... moments of encouraging one another to keep going, and do your best... and so much more. It's a vibrant blend of fun, focus and passion.
Not at all. We have a good blend of competitive guys, hobbyists, and people just looking for a kick-ass workout.
Definitely. Our expert instructors will work with you to strengthen your weak points... boost your strong points... get you in amazing shape... and prepare you mentally for your matches.

Muay Thai

Nope... just come as you are! Our classes help people who aren't in shape, get in shape. And they help people who are in shape get in even greater shape, fast.
If you have a past injury / condition that could interfere with training, we just ask that you speak to your doctor first. Let us know what your doctor says - and if there's any kind of exercise you should avoid in order to not upset your condition.
Not at all! No one here wants to hurt anyone else. It's like a big team - or family - here. We all train, work hard, sweat and grow stronger together. That, combined with the precautions we've taken to prevent injuries, means that injuries are very rare here.
Yes! As a beginner, you'll either be paired up with other beginners for drills, sparring and exercises. This isn't like a “fight club” or anything! This is a positive, supportive training environment.
Absolutely! Our Muay Thai classes are great for people wanting to learn martial arts... wanting to get their adrenaline fix... or just looking for a killer workout.
Absolutely. We've helped - and continue to help - many MMA & Muay Thai fighters prepare for matches. You'll receive expert guidance for your technique and abilities... state-of-the-art conditioning to strengthen and quicken your body... and support to get your mindset right for your match.