Frequently Asked Questions
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Q: “Should I get in shape before signing up?”
No way! If you're not already in shape, our classes are the fastest, funnest way to get there. Guaranteed.
Q: “I have a past injury / medical condition. What pre-cautions should I take before getting started?”
Just talk to your doctor, and see what he/she says. If you get the green light, come on in and get started. If there are conditions around your training - just let us know what your doctors says you can / can't do. We just want to make sure you're safe and sound.
Q: “Is there a high risk for injury?”
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.
Q: “Will I be the only woman in class?”
Not at all. While the classes are mostly filled with men, there are women who participate and get a lot out of our BJJ classes, too. Everyone's focus is on learning BJJ, supporting one another, and having a great time. Gender isn't an issue.
Q: “What are the instructors like? Fun? Serious? Etc.?”
In a nutshell: they're experts, extremely supportive, a lot of fun, and highly focused. They're there when you need an extra push to do your best, and there when you need a good laugh. These classes are really a great time.
Q: “I have no interest in competing. Can I still take these Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes?”
Absolutely! There are just as many competitive BJJ-ers here as there are hobbyists.
Q: “Can these classes help me get ready for my upcoming matches?”
Absolutely. We'll work with you to get your body, mind & technique ready for anything. Your fitness will skyrocket. Your technique will be honed & sharp. And your mind will be positive, focused & ready.
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: “Can my child get injured with martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”
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. And we're ALWAYS keeping a very close eye on everything going on.
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: “Is martial arts, karate, tae kwon do fun for children?”
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!
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: “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.
Q: “Do boys AND girls take martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”
Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much “stronger and tougher,” but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!
Muay Thai Kickboxing
Q: “What level of fitness is required for Muay Thai?”
Any! 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.
Q: “I have a past injury / medical condition. What should I do before signing up?”
Contact your doctor, and see what he/she says. If your doctor has any questions for us, let us know and we'll gladly answer them!
Q: “Do people get injured a lot in these classes?”
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 pre-cautions we've taken to prevent injuries, means that injuries are very rare here.
Q: “What experience levels are these classes for? Beginners? Advanced? Etc.?”
All of the above. Our classes are designed for people of all Muay Thai experience levels to get an awesome experience. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned vet - you'll get what you're looking for.
Q: “Are these classes for competitive fighters only?”
Our classes are for BOTH competitive fighters - as well as people just looking to get an awesome work out, and learn a powerful martial art. If you're a competitive fighter, you'll get the attention you need to become quicker, stronger, more agile, and full of impeccable technique. If you're not, you'll get a kick ass workout that'll get you lean & toned in no time.
Q: “I'm a competitive fighter. Will these Muay Thai classes help me in my matches?”
Definitely. We'll help you tone & perfect your technique to give you an edge over your opponents. In addition our training will improve your physique, increase your endurance and stamina, and boost your strength.
Q: “Will my class be in a group or 1-on-1?”
Most likely you'll be in a group class. However we gladly offer private classes for those that are interested. Feel free to ask any of our instructors for more info on private classes!
Q: “How many people are generally in a group class?”
Normally around 15-30, with more instructors added as class size grows.
Q: “Are there other beginners in the classes?”
Yes, classes are full of people of all experience levels - including total beginners.
Q: “Can you help me with my eating / nutrition?”
Absolutely. We offer nutritional guidance as part of your membership (at no additional cost).
Q: “Will my classes help me get toned?”
Yes! We've designed our program to help you get lean & toned - no bones about it.