Why Choose Us?

What Should I Look For When Deciding Which Studio is Best For My Child?

When choosing a martial arts studio, there are some important questions to ask before making any decisions.

While websites and phone conversations are helpful, it's also a good idea to visit the schools you are choosing between in order to have a more vivid idea of what the classes are like.
  • Does the studio have a friendly atmosphere?
  • Are the certified instructors involved in the class?
  • Are the students happy?
  • Where is the studio located and what does the facility look like?
  • How does the class schedule work?
  • Is the instruction efficient for my child? 

What is the Difference Between Tae-Kwon-Do and Karate?

Karate originated in Japan and focuses mostly on hand techniques. Taekwondo, however, originated in Korea and focuses more on kicking techniques. Taekwondo is also an official olympic sport.

What are the benefits of kicking techniques in relation with hand techniques?

Hand techniques are useful when in close-range to the opponent. With the precision our hands allow us, we can target pressure points and weak spots in our opponents.
Kicking is more useful when defending from a distance. Yes, there are kicks that can be used when in close range with our opponents, but keeping a distance is the safest choice. Kicking also holds a significant advantage in power and force due to leg strength in relation to arm strength.

What is the Difference Between Judo and Jiu Jitsu?

Judo, an official olympic sport, originated in Japan. Eventually, Jiu Jitsu branched from Judo and became a sport itself. While Judo focuses mostly on standing skills such as throws, Jiu Jitsu focuses mostly on grounding skills such as grappling. Both sports teach both aspects, standing and grounding skill, but the difference is how the sports divide the attention on the two subjects. Judo is about 90% standing skills and 10% grounding skills, while Jiu Jitsu is just the opposite at about 10% standing skill and 90% grounding.