FAQ’s

Q: When can I start?

A: Any time!  Walk-ins welcome! First day is free!

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Q: At what age can you begin classes?

A: Age 6+, but if a child younger shows the attention and ability for classes then they will be considered.  Likewise, if a student age 6 or up does not, they will be recommended to wait until they acquire these skills.

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Q: Do you offer private lessons?

A: Yes!  Private lessons can be scheduled individually with the instructor.

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Q: How old is too old to start?

A: There is NO age that is too old.

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Q: Does your school compete in tournaments?

A: Yes, our school competes at least once a year.

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Q: What is a Martial Art?

A: A martial art can be defined as a system of techniques; physical and mental exercises developed as an effective means for self-defense and offense, both unarmed and with the use of weapons.

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Q: What kind of martial arts do you teach?

A: A unique system of self-defense with the combined structure of Kung-fu, Kempo Karate, and Jiu-Jitsu.  Through this combination you can effectively avoid harmful situation as well as learn discipline, self-control, self-esteem, confidence and a positive way to good health and conditioning your entire body.
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Q: Can anyone learn Martial Arts?

A: Absolutely! Children, women and men of all ages, sizes, and skill levels will both learn and benefit from these highly effective self defense systems. Every student is unique – we will help each one to reach his or her full potential as a martial artist and to grow on a personal level.

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Q: How long will it take to become proficient and obtain a black belt?

A: Every student is different.  The time it takes to become proficient varies according to your abilities. How long it will take you depends on how often you train, how hard you train, and how much you practice outside of class.  Every student will take a test once they have mastered a set of skills necessary for the next rank.  A beginner should think in terms of years (as opposed to weeks or months) before s/he begins to be proficient at the martial arts.

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Q: Are uniforms required?

A: Yes, a gi is required.  Gi’s are available for purchase on location.

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Q: Is meditation part of some religion?

A: At Oldham County Martial Arts Academy, we begin and end classes with meditation time.  The meditation is used to clear the mind of distractions and gets it ready to learn or review what has been learned. It has no religious significance.

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