FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A GOOD AGE TO START MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING?
We believe that martial arts training has benefits for every age! In our MAS-DRAGONS program (ages 3-6), we focus on developing listening skills and appropriate classroom behavior in a fun and playful way. For our MAS-JUNIORS (ages 7-12) the martial arts training offers a great learning atmosphere. Beyond practicing self-defense techniques, skills against bullying and maintaining or improving physical fitness, our students develop discipline, respect, self-esteem, goal setting skills, and confidence. For teens and adults (ages 13+), martial arts training is a great way to improve fitness and flexibility, to learn self-defense skills, grow confidence, develop discipline, and release stress. There’s no such thing as the perfect age to get started. Our MAS family is always open for new members of all ages. We’re sure to find the right program for you!
CAN BOYS AND GIRLS BE IN THE SAME CLASS?
Yes, absolutely! All of our classes are co-educational. We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our martial arts programs and teach our students from the beginning to respect each other, no matter which gender you are.
CAN I TAKE MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES IF I’M NOT IN GOOD SHAPE, NOT VERY ATHLETIC, OR IF I DON’T HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE?
Absolutely! Don’t be afraid, everyone has to start somewhere! Martial arts is a great way to improve your health and overall physical fitness, no matter what the starting point is. Our programs allow students to go step by step, level by level, at their own pace. Our programs are ideal for people of all ages and skill levels as well as those who want to improve their physical shape.
WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCE DO THE INSTRUCTORS HAVE?
All our instructors have more than 10 years of martial arts experience! Good instructors are our number one priority. Many martial arts schools allow their new instructors to teach classes directly. At our academies, we believe that all classes deserve the best instruction so we make sure that all the instructors are 110% ready to lead a class. Furthermore, our academies offer internship training for students who desire to become instructors. We want to give our Junior Instructors the necessary experience, so they are allowed to assist in classes with the supervision of a higher level teacher and learn step by step to become the best instructor possible. Our martial art schools stand for a good education with professional instructors!
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY POINTS? HOW DO I EARN IT?
Because you are important to us, we want to know what you think about the products. As an added value, every time you rate the products you earn points which go straight to your account. 1 point are added to your account for every review that you give. You will need those points in order to redeem the sample products. So keep rating the products to keep earning points!
HOW DO I KNOW THAT MY CHILD WILL STAY INTERESTED?
We have designed our programs to continually reward and motivate students. Students are given numerous incentives in the classroom: the possibility to earn achievement stripes for exceptional effort and the 6 colored stripes at each belt for skill attainment. With each stripe and each new belt, students are able to set and achieve new goals. Our curriculum was carefully designed to give students fresh material and challenging skills to learn at each belt level that will excite and motivate them at every step. Finally, we participate in both intramural and local tournaments; a great way for students to improve their skills and build self-esteem.
CAN I MEET WITH YOUR INSTRUCTORS PRIVATELY?
Of course! We do work by appointment only. The first time you come in we always do a one on one evaluation to see what’s best for you. We also offer extensive One on One training to meet your specific needs.
WHAT ARE SOME REASONS CHILDREN DO MARTIAL ARTS?
There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the Martial Arts. We have developed a program specifically for kids called Karate for Kids at Karate MAS Martial Arts Martial Arts. We have found that the majority of parents have gotten their children started in Karate for one of the following reasons. Self-Confidence: It doesn't come naturally for many children, but rather is developed over a period of time. As a child accomplishes new goals, his or her confidence level
HOW WILL I KNOW WICH PROGRAMS WILL BE BEST FOR ME?
Our instructors will help you select the right program for your goals. Your Karate MAS Martial Arts Martial Arts instructor will perform an initial assessment when you first become a member to establish a baseline level for you. Next you will work together to set your fitness goals based on your age, overall health and lifestyle and performance/energy needs. Periodically you will get together to review and update your assessment.