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FAQ

Adult Martial Arts

Because we place such a huge focus on safety and injury prevention, we're proud to say that injuries are very few and far between with our program. In fact, because martial arts gets you in great shape, and makes you strong and flexible, people often see LESS injuries in their lives.
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!

Absolutely not! Martial Arts is about peace, balance & harmony. It's about becoming in touch with your body and all of life. It's about happiness and fulfillment.

The self-defense techniques you learn help you become flexible and strong. They help you become confident and proud.

The guiding principles of Martial Arts help you diffuse situations before violence becomes a part of them. However, if a hostile situation does ever come about, you'll have the tools you need to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Fitness Kickboxing

Most of our members enjoy the group setting, but private sessions are available too depending on instructor availability.
You can most likely expect 15-30, give or take a few depending on the day / time. We always make sure there are enough instructors no matter the class size though.
Yes! Our classes cater to people of all experience levels, and in every class there are people all over the spectrum.
Absolutely. Whether it's in the mini nutrition seminars we give during classes from time to time... or private consultations... we've got you covered.
No! These classes are very, very different from Cardio Kickboxing. It's hard to describe how much different they are, but once you come in you'll see for yourself ;-)

Kids Martial Arts

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.
Sometimes. But the truth is, injuries are very, very rare here. We have a lot of measures in place to keep your child perfectly safe. In fact, safety is our #1 concern.
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.
Yes! After all, these are children we're dealing with here. And kids love their fun. We do a variety of games and activities that have kids howling with laughter, and constantly smiling. We work hard here - but we play just as hard.
Absolutely. Kids with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.
We have classes for kids as young as 3, and as old as teenagers. Martial Arts is the kind of thing that grows with you. So as kids get older, they learn new techniques, perfect old ones, and advance. When they're younger, it's more about fun and games, with learning thrown in too.
Our martial arts classes have been, and always will be, for boys AND girls! Every class has a good blend of the two as well. In fact, girls often get the hang of it sooner than boys as they're naturally more flexible.

Krav Maga

Any! We have Krav Maga students who are in great shape, and others who aren't. Everyone has a great experience, and learns a ton in every class. Those who start out in not-so-great shape often get in shape very quickly. So if this is you, have no fear! Just come and enjoy Krav Maga.
Most likely, the answer is yes. Speak to your doctor, and let us know what he / she says. We'll gladly work with what your doctor has to say to provide you with a safe, fun experience.
People often associate martial arts with violence. After all, you're learning self-defense techniques. However, there's a big difference between self-defense and violence.

Self-defense means you seek a peaceful way of life, only defending yourself if you absolutely have to. Violence means seeking out hostile situations.

While injury is possible with any form of exercise - we're proud to say that injuries are very rare here. We go to extreme lengths to make sure you learn Krav Maga in a safe, effective way.

Every one of our Krav Maga classes goes through a range of atmospheres. At times, it's highly focused and serious. At other times it's goofy and fun. We try to create a good mixture of both so you learn a lot while having fun.

Martial Arts Conditioning

Every workout is always something new and different… so no repeat or routine training days here! We like to change up your workout, which prevents boredom and maximizes your workout goals and results. You can expect “multi-tasking” for your muscles. Stretching, running, obstacle courses, circuit training, jumping jacks, pushups, jump roping, sit-ups, abdominal work, core training and agility drills. Basically, just a lot of good old sweat, which is a great way to detox your body and mind!
People just like you! Our boot camp classes is designed for all fitness levels - all different shapes, sizes and ages. You do not have to be an athlete or physically fit to start. We establish a baseline for you, set achievable goals and monitor your progress. We have a wide range of participants - from those who have never worked out to those who are marathon runners. Everyone has a challenging personalized training program with individual goals and is pushed at their own pace and potential.
Participants that join should be healthy adults. Even if you haven’t exercised for a while, Fitness Boot Camp classes are designed to allow any fitness level to achieve success. Instructors will show different levels of most exercises (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) and participants choose which best suits their fitness level. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.
Bring a water bottle, towel, a smile and a positive attitude. Be sure to dress comfortably – workout pants, t-shirt/tank and athletic shoes.
Every person is different so it really depends on you and your commitment to attending classes regularly and achieving your goals. Generally speaking, you will experience a range of health and fitness benefits such as weight loss, decrease in clothes size, reduction in body fat, increase in strength, fitness and confidence, team building and camaraderie with fellow classmates, perseverance of physical and mental challenges and realization of your goals.
Everyone is different with different types of body frames and constitutions. Some can see improvements in performance in as little time as 1 week. Many see visual improvements in 3 weeks, depending on your effort level and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle outside of classes. It is very common to see people lose weight and decrease in size when consistently attending boot camp.

We will conduct assessments and fitness tests to gauge fitness improvements. These tests will be recorded to show you how and where you’ve improved, as well as areas to work on to maximize individual results.

You will enjoy the combination of personal attention and social interaction from our boot camp classes. People who exercise regularly are also happier, healthier and live longer. Exercise helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis and cancer. Exercise has also been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and increase energy and stamina. So many good things!
Most people feel some soreness after the first few days. It typically goes away after that, but the trick is to exercise on a regular basis, which helps to prevent soreness.
We will provide modified workouts that are personalized for you as an alternative to strengthen your body and still give you the most intense workout possible.
Yes, there will be yelling involved, but only in a healthy, motivating way. We don't abuse, harass or degrade anyone…ever. We provide positive reinforcement, encouragement, some good jokes and lots of fun.