martial arts training FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: How many classes per week should I attend?
A: We recommend two classes per week, plus a certain amount of practice time in between classes as the perfect level of training. This allows students time to work on material between classes and become proficient before new concepts are introduced. Like anything in life, the more you practice, the better you get. We have a saying in Taekwondo that repetition is the mother of skill. A good work ethic ensures our philosophy of Constant And Never-Ending Improvement.
Q: Will there be other beginners in my class?
A: At Martial Arts America, all students are grouped together by age and rank. We have classes for all skill levels and assign a Black Belt "buddy" to new students, so they can quickly learn about our academy from an existing student. In both our Children and Adult Programs, we have class times that are exclusive to beginners only to help students learn in a comfortable environment.
Q: Will the Martial Arts make my child overly aggressive?
A: At Martial Arts America, children are taught that the martial arts are not to be used in aggression, but rather to defend oneself in problematic situations. Aggressive behavior is channeled into assertiveness to increase the child's self-esteem, increase self-discipline and build character. Our program also helps the shy child to develop self confidence and become more assertive. We specialize in making your child feel they are special. By developing a winning attitude, your child can overcome many handicaps. Whether your child is attention deficit, learning impaired, physically handicapped, a super athlete, or a straight A student, they will benefit from the positive, caring environment of our award winning school.
Q: Will my classes be safe?
A: Absolutely. All classes are taught by highly trained Certified Black Belt Instructors who are ready to bring out the best in our students. Our practice room is outfitted with wall-to-wall matts for the ultimate in joint/muscle safety, and we use the most advanced training tools to further ensure the safety of our students. All classes are monitored on a regular basis to ensure complete safety.
Q: How long will it take to become reasonably proficient?
A: The time it takes to become proficient varies with each individual depending on the effort they put forth. At Martial Arts America, students are very often amazed by their own ability and accomplishments in as little as six months. Martial arts training provides the confidence of knowing you can defend yourself in most situations. The real goal, however, is to attain the rank of Black Belt, and achieve the highest level of physical fitness. This level of proficiency typically takes about four years. Once again, this varies depending on each student's level of effort and desire.