Frequently Asked Questions
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?
Q: Is there a contractual obligation?
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?
Q: Are training shoes required?
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?
Q: What can I expect my child to learn?
Q: Will my child lose weight?
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 ($20).
Q: What is a belt test?
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?
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?
Q: What is sparring/sparring gear?
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. Many students train for years or their entire life. Martial arts is a unique activity for children because it involves a lot of self motivation and self imposed practice. Outside of training partners--you are the team. Many times, it can be difficult. 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.