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The Academy of Kempo Martial Arts


Frequently Asked Questions

Kids Martial Arts:

Will martial arts teach my child to resort to violence?

No. In fact, the opposite is true. We teach our Tiny Tigers respect, obedience, and tranquility. We have seen several disobedient and physically expressive children become respectful and well-behaved after training in our classes.

Are martial arts just for boys or can my daughter enroll in your school?

Our facility and classes are completely co-ed. We think it is important for both boys and girls to learn discipline and respect together, all in a fun environment. We have a very diverse group of students and would love to have your child join our martial arts family. 

Does my child run the risk of injury at your facility?

It is impossible to say that no child will ever be injured in our class, but safety is key in our facility. Even though we practice self-defense moves and we do practice some sparring drills, your child will not be "fighting" anyone or getting hurt. Of course, there is always potential for injury with any sports activity, however, our instructors take great care to make sure everyone practices at their own pace without getting injured.

I’m worried that my child is too old or too young to start martial arts. At what age should beginners enroll?

We welcome all ages and skill levels at our facility! We have students as young as three years old as well as courses for adults with absolutely no prior experience. No matter what age and skill level your child or teen is, we will find a place for him or her. 

Does martial arts promote violence?

We do not believe that violence is ever the answer! Martial arts teaches self-discipline, strength control, and confidence. It is our hope that you will never need to use the self-defense tactics we teach, but also feel confident knowing that our students are always prepared to keep themselves and loved ones safe in case of a dangerous situation.

How often should my child attend classes?

We recommend that students attend classes at least twice a week to see the best results. However, we understand that schedules can be busy, so we offer flexible class schedules to fit your needs.

How long does it take to see progress?

Every child is different, but with regular attendance and practice, you can expect to see progress within a few months. Our instructors work with each student individually to help them reach their goals and achieve their full potential.

What is the process for advancing to the next level?

Our martial arts program is designed to help students progress at their own pace. Advancement to the next level is based on skill level and mastery of techniques, as well as attitude, behavior, and attendance. Our instructors will work with your child individually to determine when they are ready to advance to the next level.

How long are the courses?  

The length of our martial arts courses can vary depending on the program and the student's goals. We offer a variety of programs for students of all ages and skill levels, ranging from short-term introductory courses to ongoing programs for advanced students. Our instructors will work with you to determine the best program for your needs and goals, and provide guidance and support throughout your martial arts journey.

Is participation in tournaments required for my child to advance at your school?

No, participation in tournaments is not required for students to advance at our school. We believe that the focus of martial arts training should be on personal growth, skill development, and building confidence and respect, rather than competition. Our programs are designed to help students achieve their individual goals and advance at their own pace, regardless of whether they choose to participate in tournaments or not. Our instructors provide guidance and support throughout the training process, and advancement is based on skill level, mastery of techniques, and attitude, behavior, and attendance.?

Adult Martial Arts

Are martial arts only for those who are already physically fit or have experience?

No! Martial arts is actually a great way to enhance your physical health and get in shape.  We offer beginner courses for all ages, so any level of physical ability is welcome! Beginners train alongside some of the more experienced members, helping each other out in an enjoyable team environment.

Are martial arts safe?

Safety is our main priority at the Academy of Kempo Martial Arts. We take all proper measures to make sure our students pose very little risk of injury. If you have any special physical needs or past injuries, please inform us prior to enrollment so that we may place you in the proper course

Am I too old to start martial arts?

No, you are never too old to start martial arts! We welcome adult students of all ages and skill levels and provide a supportive and empowering environment to help you achieve your goals. Our programs are designed to accommodate all levels of experience, and we encourage our students to progress at their own pace and focus on their individual progress rather than comparing themselves to others.

Do I need to have prior martial arts experience to enroll in your program?

No, our adult martial arts program is designed to accommodate students of all levels of experience, from beginners with no prior training to experienced martial artists looking to improve their skills. We offer beginner courses that will teach you the fundamentals of martial arts, and our instructors will work with you to develop a customized training plan based on your goals and abilities.

Will I be training with kids or mixed-age groups?

No, we do not mix adults with kids in our classes. Our adult martial arts program is designed specifically for adults, and we provide a supportive and empowering environment for you to develop your skills and reach your goals.