What benefits will my children get out of karate training?
At MCMA, your children will learn self-discipline, respect for others, and will gain self-esteem, physical strength, and coordination. As they progress through the ranks they will also learn to be leaders and role models for new students.
Is karate dangerous? Can my child get hurt?
Like any other sport, karate carries an element of risk. However, at MCMA we pay a great deal of attention to safety. Beginning children practice techniques on a bag or in the air, but never on each other.
Is karate practiced as a religion?
Not at MCMA. Although certain Asian religions influenced the development of martial arts, we do not practice those religions at MCMA, nor do we teach them. MCMA students are free to practice the religion of their choice.
Isn't karate mostly for boys?
Absolutely not! Girls can enjoy and excel at martial arts just as much as boys. Martial arts is a wonderful way for your daughter to learn the assertiveness she will need when she is an adult.
How long does it take to earn a black belt?
Various schools and styles have different standards of promotion. At MCMA, an adult or older child can expect to earn a black belt in about 4 years with hard, consistent work. A younger child might take longer, anywhere from 6 to 8 years.
Will I have to sign a contract or commit to a long period of time?
No! Some studios will make you sign a year or even a 5 year contract that commits you to pay a monthly fee whether your child attends classes or not. We do not do that. After your child completes the introductory lessons, you can pay month to month and stop at any time. We will even put your account on hold if you are on vacation or taking a break. Just be sure to let us know ahead of time.
What if you raise your prices?
Like everything else, prices increase over time. However, once you join MCMA, your tuition will never increase.