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  • 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. In fact, our curriculem is a great way to get into shape.
  • Am I too old to start martial arts?
    No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. While training in martial arts looks different depending on age and physical condition, anyone can train and excel if dedicated. We have a wide variety of students that get the exercise and skills they want out of class. Like any physical or mental discipline, the more you work at it, the better you become.
  • I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to classes?
    The two classes a week are recommended, as is practicing at home. The more you practice the quicker you will attain skill. We know that people are busy and sometimes twice a week is not an option, so we offer the option to attend once a week.
  • What sort of things should I consider when choosing a school?
    Perhaps the most important thing to consider when choosing a martial arts school is that you like the instructor. A close second is that the classes are designed to help you achieve your goal. If the classes are based on forms and you want self defense, the class will not be ideal for you. Liekwise if you want forms and discipline and the class focuses on fighting, it is not right for you. When there is any doubt, it is best to speak with the instructor.
  • 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.
  • What is Chinese Martial Arts?
    With a history that possibly dates back over 4000 years it can be difficult to define what exactly is Chinese Martial Arts. It is not even agreed upon by schools and practitioners of said arts. A quick wiki search may prove useful for those interested. ​ At our school we define Chinese Martial Arts as those originating from the traditional teachings Chinese martial masters in China. Our emphasis is those arts passed on from Grandmaster George Ling Hu. While CMA has a rich history of ideology and symbolism, we prefer to focus on physiological definitions that promote efficacy with increasing physical fitness and fighting prowess. This means that while CMA can be a sport, a method of self defense, a way to gain self control and focus or even a family social activity, the main purpose is to increase physical and mental fitness and flexibility in all pursuits of life.
  • What is the difference between Chinese Martial Arts and Karate?
    Chinese Martial Arts functions on a fundamentally different body dynamic than Karate. While experience in other martial arts or sports is not a detriment, there are fundamental differences. At the lowest levels those differences are insignificant, but as training progresses they become more pronounced.
  • How long does it take to get a black belt?
    Obviously there are many factors to consider. An average person progressing at an average rate attending twice a week generally takes a minimum of 6 years. Those who attend more and practice at home may progress faster. Those who attend only once a week and do not practice at home, may never achieve a black belt. It might be worth considering about 1000 hours to obtain a black belt.
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