Can I try a class for free before I join?
Absolutely. In fact, we require it. For kids, this is called their evaluation. During the evaluation, we will determine if your child is ready for the program. We want to see if your child is able to listen to the instructors well enough to benefit from the program. If your child passes the evaluation, then you will be allowed to enroll them.
For adults: Your free trial class allows you the chance to see if our dojo is the right fit for you before you enroll.
When is the best time to join?
We take new students all year round. Because we always have more than one instructor in each class, we are able to help out new students, whether you join in January or July.
How old do my kids need to be before they can enroll?
Our youngest class is our Little Ninjas program for 4-5 year olds. We let kids as young as 3 1/2 try out for this class. Based on how well their evaluation goes, we may be able to enroll them or we may recommend bringing them back after a few more months. Children develop at different speeds, so it’s difficult to tell if a child is ready or not simply from their age.
Karate is just for boys, right?
Not at all! In fact, around half of the students at our club are female, and the majority of the instructors and Tournament Team members are women and girls as well. Many classes have more girls in them than boys! A lot of parents feel better knowing their daughters can protect themselves if they need to. There was a time when karate was considered a sport for men and boys, but those days are long gone!
My child has special needs. Is he/she able to participate?
Every child is unique. Whether or not they have been diagnosed with special needs, we will evaluate them to see if they are ready for the program. Over the years we have worked with many children that have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, Asperger's, autism, etc. Many parents have found that our classes have helped their children cope better with their symptoms and that their focus at school has improved.
I'm a very busy person. Is your schedule flexible?
Yes! We have flexible schedules for all ages. We like to make it as easy as possible for you to make it to your classes. Call for class times!
How long of a commitment do I have to make when I join?
All of our memberships are month-to-month. After joining, you may cancel your membership at any time with 30 days notice.
We offer karate classes for all ages!