Frequently Asked Questions

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: “I have a past injury / medical condition. What pre-cautions should I take before getting started?”

Just talk to your doctor, and see what he/she says. If you get the green light, come on in and get started. If there are conditions around your training - just let us know what your doctors says you can / can't do. We just want to make sure you're safe and sound.

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: “Can women take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?”

Absolutely. And even though it's a close-contact sport, there's never any awkwardness or uncomfortableness between genders. Everyone is just focused on having a great training experience. And because you'll be paired up with people of your skill level and size, gender doesn't even make a difference.

Q: “What's the class-environment like? Fun? Serious? Etc.?”

Our classes are a mixture of supportive, fun, serious, focused and goofy. There are moments of intense concentration... moments of fun & games... moments of encouraging one another to keep going, and do your best... and so much more. It's a vibrant blend of fun, focus and passion.

Kids Martial Arts

Q: “Will martial arts, karate, tae kwon do teach my child to be hostile and aggressive?”

Absolutely not. Children learn a lot about what it means to be respectful and polite here. As a result, kids who weren't violent in the first place become even more respectful and kind. Kids with behavior problems often become very respectful an calm.

Q: “Does my child face a risk for injury with martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”

Our program is extremely safe. We have measures upon measures in place to insure that your child will stay safe, and have a great time. From stretching to warmups to very close supervision - we've got your child covered. Injuries do happen sometimes - but they're quite rare.

Q: “Can my child still participate in martial arts, karate, tae kwon do if he/she is not athletic?”

Yes! In fact, martial arts is kind of a beacon of light for kids who just don't fit into team sports. Kids who never could throw a ball well or run fast find that martial arts is accessible to them. It's something they excel at, and as a result, their confidence soars.

Q: “What ages are the other kids in the martial arts, karate, tae kwon do class?”

We have classes for kids as young as 3, and as old as teenagers. Martial arts is the kind of thing that grows with you. So as kids get older, they learn new techniques, perfect old ones, and advance. When they're younger, it's more about fun and games, with learning thrown in too.

Q: “Do boys AND girls take martial arts, karate, tae kwon do?”

Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much "stronger and tougher," but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!

Mixed Martial Arts

Q: “Should I get in shape before joining?”

Come in whatever shape you're currently in. If you're already in awesome shape - we'll get you in even better shape. If you're fitness level isn't so hot right now, no worries. Before you know it you'll be athletic, toned, and stronger than ever.

Q: “Do you have injury-prevention measures in place?”

Absolutely. Every class begins with warm-ups and stretching to get you limber and loose. This in itself prevents most injuries. Next, we teach every technique very precisely. And we teach you how to practice it in a very precise way too. This instruction - combined with professional supervision - insures that you won't get injured. Injuries do happen, but they're very rare.

Q: “What kind of atmosphere do these classes have?”

It's like a family here. Or a team. Everyone is extremely supportive and encouraging. Members help each other learn moves and get them down. We all push each other to go harder and longer than we could on our own. And we laugh and smile a lot together too. Come to one class and you'll see exactly what I'm talking about.

Q: “How old is 'too old' for MMA?”

I'm not sure what the answer is to this, as I've never seen someone who's “too old” come to our classes. We have young guys in their 20s, and older guys in their 40s and 50s. I've seen guys who train in their 60s and 70s. I'd say come give it a shot, and decide for yourself. You know your body and what you can handle better than anyone.