While there is nothing wrong with sport type martial arts like Tae Kwon Do, Judo, MMA, and Jui-jitsu, they are not true combat arts that are proven in street combat. Don’t bring a gun to a knife fight!
With so many martial arts school opening and closing, it is important to join an established school. Nothing is more frustrating than having to move to a new school when your old one closes, often with no warning! You will be required to start over with the new school to meet their standards, and will waste time and money. Our school has been operating since 1990.
Unfortuantely, there is no standardization in ranks between various systems. A black belt may only require 18 months in one system, and 40 months in another! Is the certification of the staff by recognized organizations, or just by their own school? We have the most experienced staff in the area with over 150 years of combined teaching experience, and licensed and certified by state and international organizations.
This is a big surprise for many students and parents as this is often not disclosed until you get to your first test. Suddenly you find out that you will have to pay and extra $40 or $50 everytime you test? This is especially a problem if you have several family members training. We do not charge any testing fees! After all, when you go to college, you don’t have to pay extra to take exams after you have pay your tuition.