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BMAA Frequently Asked Questions

February 3, 2017

Two of our Little Dragon's with their medals a from a tournament

 

What age is appropriate to enroll in martial arts?

    We have students ranging in age from 4 to 64! We offer a Lil' Dragons thirty minute class two days a week that is geared toward their abilities and attention span. We have a class that is appropriate for any age.  

 

When do classes start? When can we enroll?

    Because there is no season in martial arts you can enroll at any time throughout the year! You can start tomorrow or next week! Just call to let us know when is best for you!

 

If my child isn't very athletic will he or she have a hard time?

    Actually children who haven't preformed well in team sports try taekwon-do and LOVE IT!  In martial arts the students progress at their own pace, each performing to the best of their ability. As they train with us and progress through the color belts their ability will increase as well. More importantly you will notice a marked difference in their confidence and self-esteem!

 

Is martial arts just for boys? Can my daughter take taekwon-do too?

    There are just as many girls at our academy as there are boys. Girls love martial arts and excel at it just as much as boys do. Actually,  some girls involved in tkd  are tougher than many boys they train with. You do not have to be afraid of your daughter getting hurt because she was training with the boys. The boys just might need to be afraid of her!

 Some very strong and talented girls train in tae kwon-do

 

Will training in martial arts make my child violent?

    Absolutely not. We train our students that they are to use anything they learn as a last resort if a situation arises. They will learn skills that can be used for self-defense but they are taught they NEVER start anything. We focus on self-control, and treating others with respect and courtesy. 

 

Will my child get hurt?

    Probably not. We've had students train for years and never experience an injury pertaining to martial arts. However, as with any sport, there is chance for injury. We take every precaution we can to help prevent injury to our students and ourselves. Proper warming up, top of the line mats pad the workout floor, and only approved gear is used for sparring sessions. Rules are put in place to minimize the chance of injury during training and competition. 

Our new facility has the highest quality mats.

 

Mouth pieces, head gear, boots and gloves help protect the students

 

What martial art is taught at BMAA? What is taekwon-do 

    "Tae" means "foot" or "to strike with the feet". "Kwon" means "hand", or "to strike with the hand". "Do" means discipline, art, or way. Hence TaeKwonDo (foot-hand-way) means literally "the art of the feet and the hands" or "the art of kicking and punching". Taekwon-do focuses on kicking techniques where karate focus more on hand techniques or striking. 

 

Will training taekwon-do at BMAA help my child behave for parents and teachers?

   
The potential for improvement due to training is HUGE. Training allows children to burn off some steam and use their pent up energy from a day of sitting in class, stressing over homework or test scores. Kids in taekwon-do are required to learn some pretty tricky patterns of movement and their ability to focus, follow directions and recall the sequence of each form helps them to grow mentally. They also learn self-discipline and doing what is expected of them. Though training can help improve your child's behavior, communication between parents and instructor as well as following through with the behavior modifications at home will help the process work better. 

 

 

We always welcome questions and concerns from parents and will gladly answer any questions you may have. Call us during business hours, email us or message us on Facebook and we will get back to you promptly. If you are in the area and want to come by and sit in on a class or try one out give us a call! We'd be happy to meet you and answer any other questions you might have! 

 

~Amy Bourgeois

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