Frequently Asked Questions
Most frequent questions and answers
Will My Child Become A Bully?
No way! Martial Arts helps instill respect and discipline in children, at the same time encourages kids to find the good in others and all situations.
I have no experience, what do I do?
All of our classes are open to all skill levels, beginner through advanced. We focus on the fundamentals of karate, which are simply the most effective parts of the art. We also do a lot of specific drilling and training, which teaches you how to apply techniques and movements during a various situations.
What Are The Benefits?
The Benefits of Martial Arts training for both children and adults are numerous! Heres a few:
– Improved ability to focus and concentrate
– Better grades in school
– More Self Confidence & Self Esteem
– Improved Physical Fitness
– Greater Body Awareness
– Become more responsible
– Ability to set and accomplish goals
– Excellent character development program
– and so much more!
Do I have to compete?
No, Competition is not for everyone. In fact, the term “Sport Martial Arts” is a sort of oxymoron. Competition is an excellent way to promote a particular martial art and help it gain popularity with the public. Additionally, sportive martial arts allows a practitioner a way to balance realistic practice with safe everyday training. This sportive practice can be done in the school or in a public at large competitions. Although sportive practice has many benefits, they are sometimes overshadowed by ego and a typical sports-fan type behavior that is contrary to a good Martial Artist’s conduct; newbies can often be confused by this or turned in the wrong direction quickly.
Do you have a screening process?
At Bushido Martial Arts Academy our screening process is one of a kind. We pre-evaluate each future student skill’s to determine which program he/she BEST qualifies for. This way the student can be placed in the program that BEST fits his/her needs. All of our programs are age specific and skill specific which enables us to target each participant’s stage of development. Each student is evaluated in 4 categories: Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Social, and each category runs the child through 3 tasks. Our Pre-Qualification process will not only help determine whether the child qualifies for group classes, but also allows the instructors to spot the students strengths and weaknesses which contribute to the design of the class planers.
Can women do Martial Arts?
Of course! Karate is one of the most effective self defense systems for women. All classes are co-ed and the academy offers a safe non-intimidating environment for women to learn.
Are parents allowed to watch class?
Definitely, and encouraged to participate! A high percentage of children enrolling at Bushido Martial Arts Academy have one or both parents attending classes with them. Consider enrolling as a family!
How long until I get a Black Belt?
This varies from person to person, if the student trains consistently, the time frame could be faster than someone who trains periodically. However, there have been cases where students have received Black Belts in 2 – 3 years, but this is an exception to the norm.
What do I get with your birthday parties?
Here’s everything you get with your Birthday Party!
- 2 Hour Birthday Party (3hr option available)
- Up to 25 Kids ($10 per additional guest)
- Staffing for the party (2)
- Pizza (kids only), Beverages, Utensils, Decorations etc
- Games, Games, Games
- Exciting Martial Arts Class for you and your friends
- Everyone gets to break a board
- Goodie bags for everyone
- Extra Options: Pictures of your Party, Video Footage, etc
What do I need to bring & will it be fun?
All you need to bring is the kids, presents and cake, we take care of everything else! OF COURSE! Our birthday are so much fun, after the party kids are talking about them for weeks! We guarantee your child will have the absolute best time of their life. As a matter of fact, most kids who have a birthday party with us, come back the following year for another!
Do parents need to stay?
Parent’s are not required to stay, but it’s always fun when parents are involved! Our birthday parties are so much fun and structured, parents can sit back and relax while everything is being taken care of. Ya never know, your kids might call you out for a game of dodge ball!