Below are a few of the common questions we answer at Karate America. If you have
a question that is not listed here, please contact us
and we'll be happy to tell you about our programs or facility.
Q: How many classes per week should I attend?
A: We recommend two classes per week, plus a certain amount of
practice time in between classes as the "perfect" level of training, although
this will vary some for each student. This allows the student time to work on material
between classes and become proficient before new concepts are introduced. (back to top)
Q: Will there be other beginners in my
A: At Karate America, all students are grouped by age and by ability.
In this way, you will be in a class with students at your age and skill level. In
addition, when needed, we will split the main group into smaller groups to provide
the personal attention each student needs. (back to top)
Q: Will the Karate America program
make my child overly aggressive?
A: At Karate America children are taught that karate is a responsibility
to be used for positive things only. Aggressive behavior is channeled into assertiveness
to increase the child's self esteem, increase self discipline and build character.
Our program also helps the shy child to develop self confidence and become more
assertive. (back to top)
Q: Will my class be safe?
A: Absolutely! All classes taught at Karate America are strictly
monitored to ensure complete safety. (back to top)
Q: What about sparring?
A: All students interested in sparring are required to wear Karate
America protective equipment available at our Pro Shop and are strictly supervised.
Consequently, the chance of injury is very minimal. Sparring is a wonderful tool
used to develop the student’s distance and timing skills, and to increase speed
and focus, not necessarily power. Karate America's competition team is nationally
recognized for their sparring skills. (back to top)
Q: How long will it take my child to
become reasonably proficient?
A: The time it takes to become proficient varies with each individual
depending on the effort they put forth. At Karate America, students are often amazed
by their own ability and accomplishment in as little as a few lessons. This training
will give you the confidence of knowing that you can defend yourself in most situations.
Your real goal, however, should be to attain the rank of Karate America Black Belt.
This level of proficiency typically takes three to four years, however, the level
of proficiency is increased during each class that is attended. (back