Even if I have had martial arts training from another school, do I
have to Start at white belt?
No you don't necessarily have to start from the beginning. We will evaluate the knowledge you do have, and place you in our belt rank system according to our curriculum
When can I begin classes?
You can begin training anytime during the semester. Drop in for a free class. We do require that a registration form be completed for insurance purposes.
How/when can I register for classes?
You can register at the beginning of a semester or at any time during the semester. Just come to class a few minutes early to complete the registration form.
When do I test for my next rank? What is required? How much does
We have three trimesters a year; spring, summer, and fall. Testing is held at the end of each semester. In order to test, all students are required to have all classes they missed made up before testing. The testing fee is $10 until students hit the red, brown, and black belt area. The testing fee for brown belt is $50, and the fee for black belt is $100. The reason for this is that brown and black belt testing is done in front of a panel of 16 of instructors, and it lasts about 6 hours.
Am I required to have a uniform (Karategi) before I can start
classes? How much does that cost?
Karategi's are not required before you can start training. Loose clothing works fine to start. Some people like to make sure karate is something they are going to stick with before purchasing a Gi. Most students purchase a uniform mid-semester, or the beginning of the next semester. Uniform (Karategi) cost is $35.