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  • Q: What style of martial arts will my child learn?
    A: Hapkido, Taekwondo, & Mixed Martial Arts.
  • Q: How many years experience do you have?
    A. Over 25 years.
  • Q: How do I get started and how many classes may we attend?
    A: First, ​complete a participation waiver. Next, pay monthly​ tuition and one-time registration. Purchase​ your student’s uniform online (no uniforms from outside schools), come to class. ​ Class availability is based on class location.
  • Q: Is there a contractual obligation?
    A: No, there is no contractual obligation to attend class, however parents must ​ read, complete and return a participation waiver along with tuition plus first time ​ registration before their child can participate in class.
  • Q: Is a uniform required?
    A: Yes, no exceptions. Uniforms must be purchased through I AM Defense. Outside uniforms are not allowed.
  • Q: If my child was previously apart of another martial arts school, may we use his/her old uniform for class?"
    A: No.
  • Q: Are training shoes required?
    A: Training shoes are only required for students that train in cafeterias. Students ​ that train in other facilities are not required to purchase shoes however it is ​ recommend due to various activities.
  • Q: Can I enroll my child at anytime?
    A: Yes, we have open enrollment.
  • Q: How long are the sessions and how many times a week?
    A: Generally classes are held immediately after school. Start times vary between ​ 3pm-4:30pm. Some classes are held in the evening beginning at 6pm.
  • Q: What can I expect my child to learn?
    A: Your child will learn basic self-defense techniques first along with basic martial ​ arts techniques like universal blocks, kicks and punches and strikes. Once the ​ foundation has been established your student will learn advanced levels of the same ​ movements along with throws and takedown techniques, combination techniques, ​ some forms and advanced locks.
  • Q: Will my child lose weight?
    A: Most children that attend our martial arts program experience an increase in ​ physical ability and improved health. With consistent attendance and balanced diet, ​ your child should experience these same results or better.
  • Q: What is the earliest age a student can begin training?
    A: We recommend starting students at age 4.
  • Q: When is tuition due?
    A: Tuition is due the FIRST of each month.
  • Q: What forms of payment do you accept?
    A: Debit, credit, Paypal, money order, check and cash.
  • ​Q: Is there a registration fee involved?
    A: Yes, there is a standard one-time registration investment per student.
  • Q: What is a belt test?
    A: A belt test is your student’s opportunity to receive a higher rank for ​ displaying proficiency at their current level. Students are tested on skill, ​ preparation, attendance, attitude and spirit.
  • Q: Will my child have a belt test?
    A: Yes, all students will have the opportunity to qualify for advancement.
  • Q: How long is a belt test?
    A: Belt test are usually 40-50 minutes long depending on the number of students testing and ​ their anticipated rank.
  • Q: Is there an additional investment for testing?
    A: Yes, belt testing investments are based on testing rank.
  • Q: How often will my child test?
    A: Although all students may not qualify for every test, belt test are conducted twice ​ a year usually at the end of each semester.
  • Q: What is sparring/sparring gear?
    A: Sparring is when students practice their techniques against fellow training partners. Mock combat. It is one of the best ways for children to improve their martial arts skills ​ Sparring gear is the equipment used to ensure safety when students spar.
  • Q: When will my child be encouraged to spar, is sparring gear required?"
    A: Students will learn about the importance of sparring once they begin class, however they will not​ be allowed to spar until after their first test or at the instructor’s discretion. Most students are excited to spar and look forward to doing it.
  • ​Q: Is once a week enough for my child to learn Martial arts?
    A. Yes. Martial arts is a long term activity. Martial arts is a unique activity for children because it involves a lot of self motivation and practice. Children today, are involved in other sports and/or activities. We want to keep it fun. Once a week will prevent burnout and help with scheduling your other extracurricular activities.
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