FAQ

What should I wear?

Initially wear something loose and comfortable - sweat pants and a white T-shirt is ideal. If you have any jewelry (rings, watches, necklaces etc.) please remove them before training. You don't need to worry about footwear as no shoes or socks are worn in class. When you want a proper Karate Gi (uniform) talk to your instructor.

Why practice Karate?

Most people take up Karate for self defense. However there are many other benefits that can be derived from learning Karate, by people of all ages regardless of sex. Some of these are:

  • Improved health and fitness
  • Increased awareness
  • A practical method of self defense
  • Deeper mental awareness and a higher level of self control
  • A strong social aspect where many friendships are made

How long does it take to become proficient?

It is difficult to put a time factor on how long it takes to become proficient at Karate as everyone has a different potential to learn. We have found from past experience that after six months or so of training most students are well on the way to achieving a good, sound knowledge of self defense, though it will take at least five years to attain a black belt.

What about injuries?

Karate does involve contact, and the occasional bruise in your Martial Arts career is probably unavoidable. The instructors are very aware of the potential for injury and constantly strive to promote technical excellence and self control to reduce the risks. Because of this Karate has one of the lowest injury rates of all “sports“.

When can I start?

You can start at any time. Call or email to confirm class times and come by about 15 minutes prior to the beginning of class to meet the instructor.

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Lao Tsu