You have questions. We have answers.
What is a good age to start martial arts training?
We believe that martial arts training has benefits for every age! With our younger students, we focus on developing listening skills and appropriate classroom behavior in a fun & playful way. 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 & adults, 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.
Can I participate in the same class as my child/can siblings be in the same class?
There is no accurate answer to this question. It always depends on the program you plan to attend to & the age of your children. We always recommend talking to the instructor of the class if you have any special requests. We always find a good solution for everyone.
Can boys & girls be in the same class?
Absolutely! All of our classes are co-educational. We have a good mix of both girls & boys in our martial arts programs and teach our students from the beginning to respect each other, no matter which gender you are.
How many times per week can I attend classes?
We conduct classes twice a week on Mondays & Thursdays. We have also arranged, as needed, extra physical training on Saturday mornings at The Rock Family Worship track & football field for those interested in challenging themselves.
Can I take martial arts classes if I’m not in good shape & have no experience?
Absolutely! Don’t be afraid – everyone has to start somewhere! Martial arts are 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. We understand that everyone has a unique journey according to his or her needs!
Do I need to buy a uniform?
Although a uniform is not needed, it is highly recommended in our programs. Besides the uniform, in some programs, additional equipment is required and must be purchased in the school once you enroll in our programs.
What Taekwondo style & organization are you affiliated with?
Taekwondo Outreach Ministries is charted and credentialed by the United States Chung Do Kwan Association, the most prestigious organization in America. The USCDKA was founded by the late Senior Grandmaster Edward B. Sell, the highest ranked non-Korean black belt in the world and is now spearheaded by Grandmaster Brenda J. Sell, the highest ranked American female & 2nd highest ranked female in the world of Taekwondo.
Through the USCDKA, we have access to phenomenal training seminars, local, state, regional, and national level tournaments, instructor courses, and special seminars hosted by certified black belt master instructors including the highly decorated Grandmaster Brenda Sell. Each instructor named after our school’s founding instructor are all direct students of our founding instructor, and each senior instructor answers directly to the president of the United States Chung Do Kwan Association.
To say that our credentialing organization is top notch would be an understatement. What does this mean for you? This means that you can know that the training you receive is top notch, and approved by pioneers and leaders within the Taekwondo world. It means that your rank certificates are nationally recognized, and through the USCDKA, you have access to world titles such as the World Chung Do Kwan Association and the Kukkiwon.
What kind of experience do the instructors have?
Our instructors have more than 100 years of combined martial arts experience! Great 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 great education with professional instructors!
Can I do a trial to see if I like martial arts?
Absolutely! You are more than welcome to watch our classes in ensure that our program is right for you and your family.
Is there anything else I should know?
The best way to learn is by doing! In order to gain the full experience of a class, you should leave all prejudgments behind and open your mind. Martial arts offer much more than you might imagine. Without a doubt, the most important aspect of martial arts is the sense of community developed within our schools. The relationship between students and instructors is the key. Martial arts can be challenging sometimes and besides your own willpower, you need people around you that keep on pushing you along your way. We are not just any gym; we are a family!
How do I get started?
Contact us here for more info!