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Frequently Asked Questions

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Will Martial Arts turn my child into a bully? ​

Absolutely not! We don't teach kids how to kick and punch so they can turn around and join the dark side of the force. ​

Instead, we teach kids self-defense as a tool to develop crucial success skills for their lives. ​

Kids learn the Golden Rule to treat others as they want to be treated. They learn to respect all living things – from their parents to pets and that martial arts is only to be used for self-defense. ​

Often, kids who were violent before they joined our class changed, and became non-violent. So no, Martial Arts won't make your child violent!

What if my child isn't good at sports? Will he have a hard time?

Often children who don't find success in team sports come to Martial Arts. And they love it. ​

That's because with Martial Arts you go at your own pace. ​

See, team sports actually harm the self-esteem of children who aren't very athletic. When they don't perform well, the other kids can be pretty nasty. And this can leave some serious scars on their self-esteem. ​

But with Martial Arts, they can't let anyone down. Everyone goes at their own pace. Some kids learn quicker than others – but the children who advance quickly are not valued more than the kids who advance slowly. ​

Everyone is greatly encouraged – regardless of his or her athletic level.

Is Martial Arts Training at StarMA Safe? ​

I've had children come to my program for years without ever obtaining a single injury.

This is actually the case with most children.

Have children gotten injured in my Martial Arts class? Yes, some have. But the injuries were no different than those which kids who play baseball and other sports get.

In the words of a parent I recently spoke with, “The instructors pay attention to detail when it comes to safety.”

From proper gear, to step-by-step instruction – we do everything in our power to ensure your child's safety.

And that's because we take your child's safety very seriously.

How old does my child need to be in order to participate? Is he/she too young?

We have programs for kids who are 4 years old all the way to adults.

Will my child learn a real skill that they will love? Will my child have fun? Will he want to stick with the program?

Martial Arts training at StarMA provides a ton of benefits that parents love! However, kids want to have fun! That's why we utilize cutting edge teaching methods to help your child learn fast, all while having an amazing time.

Not just that, the fact that your child will have leadership, communication, and self-defense skills will help them achieve their goals in school and later on as an adult.

Is Martial Arts just for boys? Or can my girl take Martial Arts too?​

Girls LOVE martial arts! They gain just as many valuable lessons from martial arts training, just like boys do. ​

Also, if I've learned anything in my years of teaching, its that girls are just as tough as boys. Many are even tougher! ​

So you don't have to worry about your little girl getting hurt, or feeling scared because she'll be practicing with boys. ​

We also work hard to provide many strong female role models in the form of our instructors & coaches so that girls have great examples in their lives of women that develop their confidence and go for their goals!

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