Frequently Asked Questions
What should my Child or I wear for the first karate class?
Sweat pants, workout pants, shorts, t-shirt, nothing tight whatever is comfortable. They can wear socks or they can go without socks – their choice. They cam also wear non-slip socks.
If I have two or more children/students is there a discount?
Yes. For Each additional child/student will receive 25+% Discount Off the primary membership tuition.
Is there a Parent discount?
Yes. Each parent will receives a 50% Discount Off of the primary membership. This discount is in effect as long as your child is taking karate. If the child stops taking karate, the parents membership reverts to the primary membership.
How often should my child attend karate?
We would like all our students to attend a minimum of 2 classes per week. We have an Unlimited Classes Per Month Policy for all our age groups and Belt Rank. We provide unlimited classes because there will be times during the course of the year that we will be Closed for: Vacation, Holidays and Emergencies
You are not locked into any specific days. You can choose which ever days fit your schedule the best.
Juniors, Pre-Teens & Adults Ages 4 & Up – have 4 scheduled classes per week.
Junior Black Belts - have 3 scheduled classes per week, however they can also attend the Green Belt and Up classes which are scheduled 4 times per week.
Are parents required to stay in the school while their child attends class?
Parent's are not required to remain at our school (Dojo), however the majority of our parents do stay to watch their children. Some parents do step out to pick up another sibling, place a food order, make a run to Duane Reade (or other vendor) for a purchase or quick stop at Starbucks for a cop of coffee.
However siblings may not be left alone in the waiting away without adult supervision.
Is Wifi Available?
Yes, in order to better serve our parents and students we provide Free WiFi and we're also an Optimum WiFi Hot Spot. This way family members can surf the web and also catch up with their emails. Many of our families bring and do their work at the school while their child trains.
What if I sign up and then go on vacation?
We have an Unlimited Classes Per Month Policy. The unlimited class policy provides numerous class times throughout the year to compensate our students due to: Vacation (2 weeks or less) and Emergencies.
We Do Not Have a Freeze or Hold Policy for our membership, however if a specific situation were to arise, please bring it to our attention and we will gladly work with you.
Will karate make my child violent?
To Quote Dr. Belisa Vranich who is a Clinical Psychologist and expert at the Gold’s Gym Fitness Institute. “Kid’s Martial Arts classes teach quite the opposite – control, discipline and respect. I have found that children who take classes in judo, karate or capoeira pay better attention and are more focused. Unlike those who watch fighting on TV or videos, they have a realistic idea of what is takes to train and compete. Enroll your daughters while you’re at it; they need it sometimes even more, for different reasons!” Read Dr. Belisa Vranich Article in the New York Daily News
My child can only come once a week. Is there a karate membership for that?
Our programs are most effective when attended a minimum of 2 classes per week. We strongly encourage each student to come twice it week.
However we fully understand that due to scheduling issue, a child or adult may only be able to attend 1 class per week, so we will gladly work with you for these situations.
Martial Arts / Karate is a commitment, however no child or adult should be deprived of the benefits of learning martial arts, if they can only come once a week.
When does a new karate program begin?
Your membership begins when the student starts. Each student is an individual and will progress at his/her own pace. Classes are scheduled with students with the same basic knowledge and belt rank.
Does my child have to spar?
Sparring begins when the student reaches the rank of Orange Belt, while sparring is not required for belt tests until Green we strongly encourage students start sparring at Orange Belt so that they begin to learn how to use the required techniques.
If I cannot make it to the appropriate belt class can I attend any other class?
If you cannot attend your regular class you are allowed to attend a class which has lower belt ranks. If attending a lower belt class you will be working on techniques you already know, which is great for review.
Are there Registration Fees?
There are No Registration Fees. Registration fees are generally used to pay for the Free Custom Uniform, a Free T-Shirt and possibly Student Curriculum Booklet, so the Free items you receive are NOT FREE.. The Registration Fees are also used as a bargain chip to have you sign up, we do not believe in this philosophy.