Kids Martial Arts

Will Martial Arts make my kid violent?
No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
Can my child get injured with Martial Arts?
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.
My child isn't athletic. Can they still participate in Martial Arts if
they're not athletic?
Absolutely. Martial Arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.

Adult Kenpo Karate

Q: "Is there a risk for injury with martial arts?"
Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It's because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.

Stretching: At the beginning of every class we go through a series of stretches. These stretches get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for exercise.

Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, licensed professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.

In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It's because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is risk for injury with our program - it's a very small risk.
Q: “What level of fitness is required for martial arts?”
People come to us of all fitness levels. We get natural-born athletes, and we get people who have a harder time with athletic endeavors. However, everyone gets the same focus and attention.

If you're not in great shape, don't worry. Go at your own pace, and we'll do everything we can to help you learn each and every technique. Soon enough, your physical fitness will improve, and you'll be in better shape than ever!
Q: “Is martial arts violent?”
No! Because self-defense technique is taught in martial arts, it's often thought of as violent. However, the philosophies behind martial arts revolve around peace and harmony. The moves are more of a way to become connected with your body. We teach diplomacy and friendship. However, if a violent situation ever arises in your life, you'll have powerful tools to defend yourself and your loved ones.

Jeet Kune Do

Q: What exactly is Jeet Kune Do and what can I expect in class?
A: 'Jeet' means to intercept or to stop; 'Kune' is the fist; and 'Do' is the way, the ultimate reality. When put together, it means the way of the intercepting fist. Founded by Bruce Lee in 1967, there is no series of rules or classification technique that make up a clear Jeet Kune Do method of fighting. Many recognize it to simply be a mixture of many different elements from numerous fighting styles, all combined to form a well-rounded art that is meaningful to each student.
Q: Are the classes hard and should I get in shape first?
A: While the classes can be challenging and physically demanding at times, you do not need to get in shape first. Jeet Kune Do is designed for everyone, regardless of fitness level. In fact, taking classes is the best way to get into shape. Our class format is created to push students but also allow them to progress and reach their goals at a pace they feel comfortable with.
Q: How often should I come to class?
A: There are no set rules for how often to practice. Some students come as often as 3 or 4x a week while others come only 1 or 2x. The benefits of Jeet Kune Do are numerous and include strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, focus, and self-discipline to name a few. We believe that you will find the right number that works best for your body, schedule, and life.

Kali

Q: What exactly is Kali?
A: Kali is an ancient martial art form from the Philippines, it's offense-oriented, and is based on the use of weapons such as sticks, knives and swords. Kali has a long history as a successful fighting method because the weapon gives a student an edge in real fights and mentally prepares them to face armed opponents of any size.
Q: Are the classes hard and should I get in shape first?
A: While the classes can be physically and mentally challenging at times, you do not need to get in shape first. Kali is designed for everyone, regardless of fitness level. In fact, taking classes is the best way to get into shape. Our class format is created to gently push students beyond their limits, but also allow them to progress and reach their goals at a pace they feel comfortable with.
Q: How often should I come to class?
A: There are no set rules for how often to practice. Some students come as often as 3 or 4x a week while others come only 1 or 2x. The benefits of Kali are innumerable, so we believe that you will find the right number that works best for your body, schedule, and life.

Yoga

Q: What exactly is yoga and why should I try it?
A: You will bend, stretch, and twist your body in various poses that anybody and every body can do. You'll also smile, work, de-stress, and improve your overall health and self-image more than you can imagine. With a dedicated practice, you will benefit from increased stamina, flexibility, strength, and balance. Mental benefits include increased concentration, patience, determination, and self-control. As yoga renews your body, mind, and spirit, it's a true prescription for overall health and well-being.
Q: What if I'm not flexible and can barely touch my toes?
A: Have no fear. The most common misconception that prevents people from doing yoga is that they think they must be flexible. Yoga is not about how flexible you are; it's about moving and optimizing your body and mind to develop and increase your strength, balance, flexibility, and overall health and happiness. With time, practice and patience, you will most likely benefit from increased flexibility.
Q: What should I expect in class?
A: Your first class is typically the most challenging, regardless of what age or physical shape you are in. The poses are new to you, your muscles are working hard, and it can be tiring. But don't lose heart! Most new students will tell you that they feel energized and have a great feeling of well-being after just one class. Usually by the third class, they are hooked on yoga and attend regularly.