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.

Jiu-Jitsu

Q: "Will this be really hard on my body? And is it violent?"
People who do Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are never the ones to start fights. They're the ones who do everything in their power to avoid fights. But if a fight has to happen, they are ready to defend themselves. So no, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not violent. As far as your body goes, the exercise involved may be tough for you at first. But you're welcome to go at your own pace. This isn't the army or anything! We're here to support you and help you succeed. It may be hard, but not enough to cause injuries. It is just hard enough to form a great calorie-burning workout.
Q: "Do I have to be athletic or flexible or anything?"
Not at all! In fact, many of our students are those who didn't enjoy other sports. Many of them were not athletic before joining this class. Now they're in better shape than anyone else they know. They're lean fit and feeling great! So if you're not athletic already, don't worry, we'll help you get there.
Q: "Will I get hurt?"
Any physical activity can lead to injury, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is no exception - but because we place so much care in keeping you safe .... We hardly EVER see injuries here. We guide you through the correct way to do each technique. This way, you don't harm your body. We also show you how to stretch properly, further reducing your chances of injury. You go at your own pace, so you don't force your body to do anything it's not ready for. Students who pick up on BJJ quickly are just as valued as those who need to slow down, and learn at a different pace.

Savate-Thai Kickboxing

What do I bring to class?
If you've got your own Muay Thai gear (gloves and hand wraps), feel free to bring your own. If not, wraps are available for purchase at the front desk and gloves are available for rental or purchase. We recommend bringing a water bottle and your own hand towel. Shorts and a t-shirt are our uniform of choice, but the best clothes are the ones you feel most comfy in.
How do I advance to the next level?
While each student is unique and will progress at their own pace, it is possible to advance as quickly as 6 months with consistent training and perseverance. As with any sport, the physical changes and improvements will start to take shape after a few weeks of consistent training, but the mental benefits begin immediately. By the end of your first workout, chances are good you'll feel like a rock star! Reduced stress, glowing skin, and popping muscles are just the tip of the iceberg. Get ready to crush some serious goals, both inside and out of the studio, because that rock star feeling just gets stronger every time.
How often should I train?
To achieve your best results, try to aim for 3-5 sessions per week, but also listen to your body when it needs to rest. After your first training session, your body may be sore and may need longer to recover, which is perfectly okay. To maximize muscle recovery and optimize your gains, try to take at least one rest day per week and supplement your training with plenty of stretches, water, sleep, and a balanced diet.

Cardio Kickboxing

Q: "Will my class be in a group or 1-on-1?"
Most likely you'll be in a group class. However we gladly offer private classes for those that are interested. Feel free to ask any of our instructors for more info on private classes!
Q: "How many people are in a group class?"
At peak times, there's between 15-30. Some times have more, some less. But we make sure to have enough instructors to match the class size. That way you always get the attention you need.
Q: "Are there other beginners like me"
Yes! Our classes cater to people of all experience levels, and in every class there are people all over the spectrum.

Krav Maga

Q: What exactly is Krav Maga?
A: Krav Maga is the official self-defense and fighting system of the Israeli Defense Forces and U.S. law enforcement agencies. It emphasizes easy-to-learn techniques that have been tested in real, life-threatening confrontations. While there is nothing flashy about the system, it is highly effective, nonetheless.
Q: What if I don't have any martial arts experience?
A: No worries. You don't need any martial arts experience to start training in Krav Maga. That's our job to train you in contact combat. The system is designed to take people with no previous experience and bring them to a level of proficiency fairly quickly.
Q: How do I know if Krav Maga is for me?
A: Ask yourself what you are looking for. Do you want street self-defense dealing with much larger attackers, multiple attackers, guns or knives? If so, Krav Maga is for you. But if you're not sure, give it a try to find out. Chances are you'll love what it does for your body and mind' and you'll develop excellent self-defense skills.
Q: Is Krav Maga for men only?
A: Not at all. Krav Maga is taught to men and women who seek the best in self-defense and fitness training.

Yoga

Q: Are your classes for men, women, or both?
A: Both. While more women typically attend class, yoga is just as beneficial for men, as it is for women. Both sexes improve strength, balance, flexibility, and overall health and happiness and that's priceless for anybody and every body.
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 if I am injured or have a past injury?
A: You should consult your health care provider before trying Yoga. Also, talk with the instructor before class to discuss your injury and limitations. We always try to offer modifications in class, but this will allow the instructor to plan or assist you during class, should you need it. We always encourage modifications and adjustments to the poses, as needed. You know your body better than anyone so don't hesitate to express that self-love to yourself at any point in your practice.
Q: How often should I come to class?
A: There are no set rules for how often to practice. Some students come almost every day while others come one to three times a week. The benefits of yoga can be felt after one class, so we believe that you will find the right number that works best for your body, schedule, and life.

Kali

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: What if I don't have any martial arts experience?
A: No worries. You don't need any martial arts experience to start Jeet Kune Do training. That's our job' to train you in the technical and philosophical knowledge that was studied and taught by Bruce Lee during his lifetime. The system is designed to take people with no previous experience and bring them to a level of proficiency, confidence and self-knowledge.
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: Is the training safe?
A: Safety is our top priority so not only is our facility safe, we also help you build a strong foundation before you climb the Jeet Kune Do ladder, so to speak. You decide when and how far you want to progress and what intensity you want. Everyone here is very supportive and helpful in training.