Frequently Asked Questions
How often do you recommend I come to the gym?
If you’re just starting up, we recommend coming two to three days/week for your first couple weeks, then build to four, then five. Once you’re up to five days per week, we recommend talking with one of your instructors about a more advanced training schedule that fits with your goals.
I just relocated/looking for a new gym and I’d like to check you out prior to joining.
We’d love for you to check us out prior to committing to a monthly membership. Simply click the get started button, take a few classes, and get a feel for the place.
I've seen MMA on TV and I'm a little nervous. Is that what you do here?
We get it. When you watch two guys or gals in the octagon together it can seem like that’s the last thing you’d ever want to do.
Similarly, we all watch the NFL on Sundays and never think that’s what occurs when we throw the football around the backyard.
If you want to compete on TV, we have separate classes for that style of training. For the average professional or kid, classes are geared appropriately.
I’m not in very good shape… can I do this?
Training martial arts isn’t about “getting a good workout.” Although, that is a nice by-product of training. You will get in the best shape of your life simply by learning something new.
But you don’t have to be in shape to start. In fact, the initial phase of learning occurs at a slower pace while you build your foundation. At the point that it becomes a factor, you’ll already be in great shape just through normal training!
My kid is getting bullied or is a bully. Is this the right place for him/her?
Ask most professional fighters about their experience as a child and you’ll find that most were bullied. For millions of people, Martial Arts training is a quick cure for bullying — whether you’re on the giving or receiving end of it.
As a parent you may question whether or not it is a good thing for your kids to learn to fight. You might think it will encourage them to fight more.
But in reality, the opposite is true. Learning to fight fills one with humility, respect, and confidence. Simply by knowing your kid can defend him/her self will result in healthy conflict resolution.
What will my first time in your gym be like?
You’ll try out your first class or classes with one of our experienced instructors. They will make sure you are performing the movements in a safe and controlled environment. After your first class you’ll be tired from a great workout but leave feeling accomplished for trying something new.
Which program is right for me?
We recommend you try out a few classes before you commit to a single program. Each has different movement styles and instructors. Your introductory calss is a great opportunity to test the waters and see where you want to focus your efforts.
Will I get hurt? Aren't martial arts dangerous?
Martial Arts have are rooted in self-defense. The first line of self-defense is to avoid physical conflict. If physical conflict cannot be avoided then one must be able to defend themselves and their loved ones.
In general, non-competition training, there is very low risk for serious or permanent injury. Experienced training partners understand body mechanics and exercise extreme control in sparring sessions.
However, if your goal is to compete at any level, there is an increased risk for injury that comes from an increased level of intensity associated with competition.
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