Frequently asked questions
Do I have to register my hands when I become a black belt?
No, that is an urban myth. Martial Artists are not required to register their hands.
Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.
I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?
No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. Taekwondo regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older. Taekwondo is a practical and effective martial art that does not incorporate gymnastics.
What is the difference between Kicks Family Karate and MMA?
Kicks Family Karate teaches Tae Kwon Do which is a Korean Martial Art that focuses primarily on kicking techniques. Our program is designed with the whole family in mind and our focus is on self-defense, fitness, and teaching life-skills rather than fighting and competition.
I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to classes?
Two 45 minute classes per week are recommended, as well as practicing once a week at home. Our classes are offered on Monday evenings and Saturday mornings.
How long does it take to get a black belt?
In the Kicks Family Karate system, it takes approximately 2 and a half years to reach black belt.