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How to Choose The Best Martial Arts School

Martial Arts School

Martial arts is one of the best activities for fitness, self-discipline and self-defence. It’s a fun and healthy activity for all ages. If you’ve decided that you want to take up martial arts, don’t just automatically walk through the nearest karate school and immediately sign up. If you’re looking to choose a martial arts school to enroll to, a little researching on the Internet and garnering solicited advise from friends can save you a lot of time, trouble and money.

Here are some of the major tips to consider before signing up to a martial arts school:

Decide what you want to get out of martial arts.

Choosing the right school to take up martial arts classes in can be a bit of a task since you need to figure out exactly what you want to get out of your martial arts training. This isn’t something you can decide upfront. Spend some time off with your child or husband and evaluate what you are hoping to get out of a martial arts class.

Tip: Consider yours and your child’s experience and fitness level to make sure you find a school that meets your needs

Decide what style of martial arts you want to study.

Interested in a particular style of martial arts? Whether its Karate or Taekwondo, seek out martial arts school that specialize in the specific style you want. And if you do not have a preference at all, you can always consider a martial arts school’s teaching instruction on deciding where to enroll to.

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Ask for recommendations.

Find out if your friends and family have any experience with some martial arts schools in your area. It would be great to hear from trusted individuals their martial arts journey.

You can also try to look for recommendations on message boards, online communities or social media sites which also has a review/testimonial page where you can check what other people think of that specific school’s overall martial arts program.

Remember: Not all schools may be truthful as most will only publish the positive testimonials on their social media pages or website so it’s important to take caution.

Create a shortlist of schools to visit.

Using the recommendations for schools from doing your own research along with a word out from friends and family, you can now compile a list of at least three to five schools that you are interested in visiting. Set up a good time to come by so you can get the feel of the martial arts school club. Check out if the school facilities are clean and if the location is accessible to you.

Most martial arts schools offer a FREE trial class or even a PROMO for new students to try out their school. Take advantage of this to know more about their programs and how they interact with students so you can get a better sense of their teaching method and if they live up to the standard you want for you or your kids’ martial arts training.

Decide if the school works for your schedule.

Check out the school hours and the availability of the classes you want to take part in. The martial arts school that you choose should work within your schedule otherwise any conflict in schedule would only mean you won’t be able to regularly attend martial arts lessons and would be a total waste of all your efforts.

Discuss finances.

Learn about the payment options. Some martial arts schools require you to have a membership while others may ask you to sign a contract for a specified amount of time you’d like to be enrolled. Make sure you are comfortable with all the terms and you’re your finances are intact to support membership fees, uniforms and other fees that you may incur in the enrollment process.

Once you’ve completed all of the above tips, it’s high time to go over everything and decide which school is the best fit for you and your children. Consider your goals, the teaching style and the logistics of the school.

At the end of the day, what’s important is that you go for the martial arts school that speaks volumes to you, one that makes you feel comfortable. Your gut usually tells you which one to pick, and you should go for it.

Why not try our FREE trial program at Focus Martial Arts School – its perfect if you are looking for kids karate lessons or Taekwondo classes. Many people have their whole family do it together. It’s super fun. Click on the link to book in our FREE trial program now and get ready to embrace the world of martial arts!


About our Karate & Taekwondo Classes

Pre-School Karate

If you are looking for toddler karate classes or martial arts for toddlers, you and your child will LOOOVVVEE our Little Ninjas Program. We teach the skills they need to be ready for learning at school and prep. They will improve their listening skills, co-ordination, focus and self control, while learning how to make friends!


Kids Karate Classes

At Focus Martial Arts, we specialise in kids martial arts classes. Instead of just karate lessons for kids or taekwondo classes for kids - we have actually taken elements of various martial arts that are effective against a bigger, stronger attacker. So they are PERFECT for kids! Its a personal development program with a self defence basis!


Teen Karate Classes

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals parents have when looking for Teen Martial Arts in Brisbane. It’s time to give your teenager a workout they will enjoy and will relieve teenage stress and build confidence.


Adult Karate Classes

Fitness and Self Defense, two major goals for anyone looking for Adult Martial Arts in Woodbury. It’s time to change up your work out and get the results you’ve been looking for.


Family Karate Classes

Discover why parents love our Family Martial Arts lessons in Brisbane. "A Family that Kicks Together - Sticks Together!" What other activity or sport can you all do together, that you ALL enjoy?


Fitness Kickboxing Classes

Sick or boring fitness workout? Imagine a fun, calorie-burning, body-toning workout that you LOVE! Perfect to do with friends, or make new ones. Cardio Kickboxing is a workout like no other! our Fitness Kickboxing Classes in Brisbane is where you will see real results. Many losing 10kg+ in a few short weeks! Are you ready to for a change?


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Kids Brazilian Jiujitsu
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The ultimate tech alternative that gets kids active, engaged, stronger and safer. Motivation has never been easier!


After School Care OHSC Alternative

An after school pick up service that you can have peace of mind, knowing your kids are getting life-long benefits of building confidence, focus, resilience and mental toughness. Our kids martial arts classes, as a fun after school program are the perfect alternative to OHSC. Plus lot of school holiday activity choices in our Brisbane martial arts academies.


Kids Karate Parties

Want a stress-free kids birthday party. We have all your kids party ideas covered. From themed parties to children's party entertainers. Our kids parties are AMAZING! The perfect combo of kids party games, fun entertainment and of course the highlight "cutting the cake, with a 'real' samurai sword"! Many parents & kids say "It's the BEST Kids Party I've been to". Chat with us & find out why. 

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