Frequently asked questions
How do I sign up myself/child for classes?
You can sign up in-person or on the registration form we have in the "Registration/Forms" page!
Can I start right after registration?
Yes and/or no depending on your choice. With the $35 registration fee you are given a free 30min private with one of our coaches to go over the basics. These are usally done on Friday or Saturdays, so depending on when you sign up that could be a week away! You can opt out for this and just start right away and learn on the go if you would like. Of course you would learn the ediquette and rules when you show up before class!
What does the registration fee cover?
The registration fee covers the students first pair of pants, white belt, and has a free 30min private offered with it! It is $35, but is technecally worth $57!
What martial arts would me or my child be doing? Difference between belt classes and MMA?
We teach a little bit of everything here at JMAA. We have a heavy emphisis on striking, however we sprinkle in grappling that way we create well rounded martial artists and fighters. Students in belt based classes will also learn self-defense specific moves, weapons, and more traditional style movements. Our belt system is besed in a traditional Kempo Karate system, but our actual training is based in Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Wrestling, Judo, and Ju-Jistu. The MMA class is strictly combat sport orented, split up into two different classes, Tuesdays with Mr. Christian for striking and Thursdays with Mr. Josh for grappling.
I am a female, should I do MMA, Belt-Based, or Womens Kickboxing?
The question can only be answered by your purpose of wanting to join. If one day you are wanting to take a fight we would say you should enter the MMA. If you are doing it for self-defense all would work, but belt-based and Womens Kickboxing would be more centered around that. If you are needing to get into shape, all would be perfect. Only have the weekend free, but have always wanted to start training, Womens Kickboxing is only on Saturday. One worry most female students have is being in a class full of males, in MMA and belt-based you are surely going to train with males. Having both female and male training partners only makes one stronger and more used to the difference in bodies, in the long run it would help you prepare more for what your eventual goal is. If you would rather an all female class the Womens Kickboxing is perfect!
I feel I am out of shape, should I get into shape before coming?
NO! This is something we hear alot because some want to save themselves from being embarressed in class. The thing is martial arts training takes a different toll on the body than weight training and traditional cardio. Those exercises help no doubt and we would never tell anyone not to train traditionally along side training martial arts. However, it is different, and the only way to get ready for it and in shape for it is to DO it. Everyone is on their own martial arts journey and we as a gym/family should always lift each other up and support one another!
When is payment due? How can I pay?
First two weeks of every month!