We have covered some of the most frequently asked questions here. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us.
How do I know if Karate is right for my child?
We all know that every child responds differently to classroom situations. We will gauge each child’s maturity level, ability to pay attention to instruction, conduct him or herself appropriately in class, and actively participate without being disruptive, and make a recommendation.
How do I choose the best Martial Arts style for my child?
A number of factors will determine not only which style, but which school is right for your child. Each school employs different teaching techniques and offers different styles. It’s important that the child be comfortable with the instructor and the surroundings. Try the introductory class to make sure it’s the right fit for your child.
How many times per week should my child participate?
Although there is no limit to the number of times per week a child may participate in classes, we recommend two to three times per week for optimal progress and benefits. We have found that fewer times per week will result in the child losing interest in the class and more times per week will often create “burn out”.
Will learning Karate make my child behave better?
It is the goal of MacDonald’s Academy of Martial Arts to be a part of the child’s disciplinary team. We can not ensure that your child will become a model student or family member. However, along with the child’s teachers, parents, and other adult authority figures, and the child, we encourage our students to live the Student Creed.
What clothing should my child wear?
At the introductory lesson, we provide each student with a white 2-piece uniform. Comfortable clothing may be worn under the uniform, which will allow students to move easily through the class exercises without restriction.