Frequent Questions

WHAT HAPPENS IF WE NEED EXTENDED ABSENCES?

 

If you will be missing classes to go on holidays or through illness for a period of more than a week, please notify the front desk. We have various ways to make up classes and stay on track.

WHAT DO THE COLOURED BELTS MEAN?

Students show their progress in the art by the colour of the belt they wear. Each colour belt is a step towards the goal of Black Belt. An information sheet is available from the office or by logging in to our members area.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN TESTING FOR THE BELTS?

All of our testing is conducted in class.

After each test the instructor will place a coloured strip on your belt.  When you have a stripe for Respect, Basics, Kata, Self Defence and Sparring you're ready for graduation. Graduation is held 4 times a year and is a celebration for friends and family to attend.. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A BLACK BELT?

It takes the average person 3.5 - 4 years to earn their Black Belt. Each student is evaluated individually and is expected to attend class twice per week during the basic program, and two or three times per week once accepted into a Black Belt Club program.  Login to our members area for more information on Black Belt Club.

HOW DO WE MAKE OUR PAYMENTS?

We use our tuition billing company, the Educational Funding Company (EFC), to process fortnightly payments using a bank account or Visa/MasterCard. EFC does this to allow us to focus on teaching you, our students. Payments are fortnightly, automatic and must be on time. If funds are not available in your nominated account EFC may charge a late fee.

EFC has been looking after Martial arts schools since 1967 and we are proud to be an internationally awarded and recognised Black Belt School.

WHAT IF WE WANT TO TRAIN AS A FAMILY?

We pride ourselves on being a family martial arts school. We have adults and children training at the same time in our 'Family Class'. 

We separate children and adults appropriately in any given class for some, but not all, activities.  We have found that many children gain greatly from practicing their technique on an adult in a safe supporting environment. This results in a confidence that may save their lives if ever attacked in real life.  This of course is assessed on an individual basis with a goal that eventually all children will confidently train with anyone in the class.

Adults also gain greatly in training occasionally with children.  It's always a great opportunity to develop your humility, patience, control and a great way to re-learn to have fun. Try it.... The family that kicks together, sticks together.

Because we are a family school we offer generous family discounts for families.

DO YOU TEACH THE MENTAL SIDE OF IT, THE PHILOSOPHY?

Every martial arts school claims they teach confidence, focus, discipline, listening skills, and respect. We have made these things an integral part of the teaching methods of our teachers. Our goal is for students to take these skills and use them in other parts of their lives such as home and school. Many studies have shown that to make something a habit you must do it for 100 hours which is why we believe it is important for students to review these mental benefits over and over to become Black Belts in Martial Arts and Black Belts in LIFE!

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