Frequently Asked Questions
Kids Mixed Martial Arts
Q: “Will mixed martial 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.
Q: “Can my child get injured with mixed martial arts ?”
As a parent, I'm sure you've seen that kids can get injured doing just about anything. Mixed 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. And we're ALWAYS keeping a very close eye on everything going on.
Q: “Can my child do mixed martial arts do if he/she is not the athletic type?”
Yes! In fact, martial arts is often a “home” for kids who don't excel at team sports. Kids who have trouble in baseball, basketball, etc. often come to martial arts and do extremely well. And it's okay if your child is not athletic right now. Through our classes, they'll get in great shape and become very athletic.
Q: “Are these mixed martial arts classes fun?”
We work hard here - but we play just as hard. We have events outside of class that are designated for fun. They will learn when it is time to work hard and when it is time to play.
Q: “Is mixed martial arts a skill / talent that will give my child pride and confidence?”
Yes! A lot of kids perform their martial arts moves in talent shows and competitions. Their friends are always blown away. The positive feedback children receive helps build their self-esteem and confidence. Kids feel good knowing they can do something that's "cool and special. As your child learns to defend themselves it builds confidence and self esteem.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Q: “Should I get in shape before signing up?”
No way! If you're not already in shape, our classes are the fastest, funnest way to get there. Guaranteed.
Q: “Can I still take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes if I have a medical condition / past serious injury?”
Most people with medical conditions and past injuries can take BJJ without a hitch. However, we recommend speaking to your doctor first. He / she will know best. We're also glad to work around your condition / injury in accordance with your doctor's advice. Just let us know what your doctor says!
Q: “Do people get injured a lot in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?”
Not at all! You'll be training in an extremely supportive, safe environment. No one wants to hurt anyone - and no one wants to get hurt. While injuries happen from time to time (just like with any sport), they're the exception - not the rule.
Q: “Are there women in the classes?”
Yes! While the majority of our BJJ students are men, there are women who come and have an awesome experience, too.
BJJ is highly recommended for women because 9-10 times when women are attacked they end up on the ground.
Q: “What are the instructors like? Fun? Serious? Etc.?”
In a nutshell: they're experts, extremely supportive, a lot of fun, and highly focused. They're there when you need an extra push to do your best, and there when you need a good laugh. These classes are really a great time.
Q: “Are both group & private classes available?”
Most of our members enjoy the group setting, but private sessions are available too depending on instructor availability.
Q: “How many people are in a group class?”
At peak times, there's between 8-10. 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 in the classes?”
Yes, classes are full of people of all experience levels - including total beginners.
Q: “Do you offer any kind of help / guidance with nutrition and eating?”
We've researched deeply into nutrition to give all of our members powerful guidance - without making them start impossible-to-stick-to diets or anything of the sort.
Q: “Is your class a ‘cardio kickboxing' class?”
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 ;-)