Q. What benefits can I expect from taking martial arts classes?
While the majority of people begin taking martial arts to get in shape or learn self-defense, there are actually many other advantages for martial arts students, such as:
• Increased self-confidence and self-discipline • Improved flexibility, coordination, balance and endurance • Improved memory and concentration • Reduced stress and anxiety • Improved personal relationships through increased self-awareness • Ability to face challenges and adversity with a sense of calm
Q. Which martial arts style is best?
There is no one right answer to this question. The reality is that, regardless of what martial arts style you practice, you will get out of it only what you are willing to put into it. Many martial arts styles can get you into great physical shape and teach you valuable self-defense measures if taught properly. Only you can decide which style is right for you. In addition to the style, it is equally important to find a qualified teacher and school where you feel comfortable – one whose philosophy you can embrace.
Q. Do I need to be in good physical shape to start martial arts classes?
No. In fact, our beginner martial arts class is specifically designed to safely and effectively get you into great physical shape. Our body-conditioning program helps students develop a more toned, flexible, stronger and suppler body allowing them to progress to the next level of training.
Q. Do I need any previous martial arts experience?
Not at all. Many of our best students come to us without any martial arts training, but with consistent practice and hard work they quickly began to see progress.
Q. Will martial arts classes make my child aggressive or violent?
Quite the contrary. Children who have a positive outlet for their energy, learn self-control, and participate in esteem-building activities have proven to be calmer, less prone to violent outbursts, and more easily able to peacefully resolve conflicts. They are also taught to understand the responsibility that comes with acquired skill.
Why is martial arts training good for kids suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder?
Kids with A.D.D. are usually very active mentally as well as physically. Our martial arts classes are fast paced, fun, and filled with a variety of activities. This type of environment usually allows kids with A.D.D. to excel. They not only like the activity, they enjoy the positive encouragement and rewards they receive from our instructors. We have an incentive-driven martial arts program for kids, and our students enjoy the step by step method of learning and growing.
What is Taekwondo and how is it different from other martial arts?
The martial arts were developed thousands of years ago as forms of self-defense. While Karate originated in Japan and Kung Fu was developed in China, Tae Kwon Do is native to Korea. In terms of technique, Taekwondo emphasizes kicks more than other martial arts, making it ideal for improving your child's balance, flexibility, and endurance.