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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

You are more than welcome to come observe a class if you are interested. We ask that you kindly arrive 15 minutes prior to class starting and inform the Sensei

DO YOU OFFER A TRIAL PERIOD?

We offer a one class trial period to see if our dojo is the right fit for you! 

Just remember to come 15 minutes early to introduce yourself to a Sensei, and wear comfy clothing for class 

Check out our contact us page and we will be happy to address any other questions or concerns 

WHY SHOULD I JOIN KARATE?

Karate training helps increase physical fitness, confidence, improved motor skills, flexibility, speed, concentration, discipline and personal safety

IS THERE A MINIMUM AGE TO JOIN?

At this time our minimum age to join our club is 6 years of age

WHAT IS THE UNIFORM THAT EVERYONE IS WEARING?

Gis are the white uniform you wear to train as part of traditional Karate 

New students are not required to wear a Gi at first, but will need to wear a Gi before their first  ranking exam.

Ask Sensei how to purchase a Gi

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A BLACK BELT?

On average it takes 4 -5 years to reach Shodan (lowest level of black belt), however many factors such as age, dedication and attitude can influence this rough timeline

WHATS BEING RECITED AT THE END OF EVERY CLASS?

The Dojo Kun is taken from Funakoshi's Twenty Guiding Principles and is often recited in unison at the end of the class to remind students to be the best they can be both in and out of training.

English Version

Seek Perfection of Character, Be Faithful, Endeavor to Excel, Respect Others, Refrain from Violent Behavior.

Japanese Version

hitotsu, jinkaku kansei ni tsutomeru koto. hitotsu, makoto no michi wo mamoru koto. hitotsu, doryoku no seishin wo yashinau koto. hitotsu, reigi wo omonzuru koto. hitotsu, kekki no yū wo imashimuru koto