Q: How is your school different from other Martial Arts schools?
A: While most schools focus on teaching the techniques of Martial Arts, Martial Arts America concentrates on the attitude skills of the Martial Arts. Of course, our students do develop exceptional skill in all areas of technique. More importantly, though, they develop important skills that they can put to use outside of the Karate School. Skills like: Self-Confidence, Self-Control, and Positive Thinking; Listening Skills, Respect and Good Manners. The Ability to Focus Attention; Perseverance and Courage. Additionally, ours is a "friendship" based teaching system. Our teachers are truly wonderful people. Of course, you are invited to stop in and meet them, anytime!
Q: What ages do you work with?
A: Our youngest students are 3 1/2. Our oldest students are 60+.
Q: Will Karate make my children more violent?
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 your child’s self esteem, increase self disciple and build character. Our program also helps the shy child to develop self confidence and become more assertive. Karate can make a child more prone to violence...when it is taught by hard-core, aggressive teachers. The "Martial Arts America" teachers, however, are gentle and caring individuals. Through their example, our students learn to live peacefully with others!
Q: Will I get hurt?
A: Not a chance! Nobody is going to punch you, kick you, or throw you to the ground. The rules of safety are always observed in our classroom!
Q: How do I know if Martial Arts are right for me?
A: Simply register online and an instructor will contact you to set up a time to come to Martial Arts America. During this visit, you will meet one of our Certified Black Belt Instructors. They will discuss your goals with you, and answer all of your specific questions about "Martial Arts America." If you like what you see and hear, he will show you how you can try our Introductory Program. This program gives you an opportunity to participate in class with one of the teachers. The Introductory Program would give you a clear sense of whether or not Martial Arts America is right for you!