Q: Is Karate a Sport or Martial Art?
A: At Lions Karate we teach Karate as a martial art. Sport Karate tournaments do exist and we do participate in them from time to time but we are not sport oriented.
Q: Our family wants to take Karate. How do we get started?
A: All beginners start with an introductory special. These specials change throughout the year so check the Specials page on our website to see what’s currently available. You are also always welcome to stop in and try a FREE class or observe a class.
Q: Why should I or my child study Karate?
A: Karate training has many benefits for both children and adults. Karate training improves flexibility, increases strength and stamina, relieves stress, improves self-confidence, and helps students learn to set and achieve goals. Children and Adults also participate 100% in Karate training unlike some organized team focused sports. There are no bench warmers in Karate.
Q: Who can learn Karate?
A: Anyone. Karate training is self-paced and does not require one to be an athlete. You progress at a pace that works for you or your child.
Q: How long does it take to earn a Black Belt?
A: It depends on the individual and how much time they can dedicate to their training. Generally, 3-4 years is a reasonable expectation.
Q: How many classes per week do you recommend?
A: We recommend a minimum of two classes per week along with practice at home to continue advancing.
Q: Will my classes be safe?
A: Absolutely. Lions Karate has gone to great lengths to make it one of the safest facilities in the nation. As with any physical sport, injuries can happen, however, all classes are strictly monitored to ensure safety. Protective gear is used when necessary to add another level of safety and our Pro-Shop stocks the latest in Martial Arts training equipment.
Q: Will training in Karate make my child overly aggressive?
A: No, just the opposite is true. Children are taught that Karate is not to be used in aggression, but rather to defend oneself in life threatening situations. Aggressive behavior is channeled into assertiveness to increase the child’s self-esteem, increase self-discipline, and build character. It is a strict rule that children are not allowed to practice Karate techniques on friends or siblings.