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Choosing The Best Martial Arts School in Brisbane– A Field Guide

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Choosing the best martial arts school in Brisbane is a very personal process. Many factors come into play when choosing a good ‘dojo’. Not all martial arts schools are created equal- and the differences between each one can surprise you! The staff, quality of instruction, and community all make a big difference in choosing the best school in Brisbane

How Do I Choose The Best Martial Arts School?

Best martial arts schoolThe best martial arts school will help you learn about yourself as you’re learning martial arts techniques. The faculty, staff, and instructors all determine the company culture. They’re going to be the ones helping you with your goals, so in choosing the best school, it’s best to know. Are the instructors friendly? Are they knowledgeable? Do they push their students to be their best and have fun? 
This is what shapes your experience at a school, so these questions are important. Our Focus Martial Arts staff here in Brisbane is one big happy family, and our students love that sense of community.

How Do I Choose the Right Martial Arts School for My Personal Goals?

Best martial arts schoolOnce you know the staff is a good fit, take a step back and think about your personal goals. The benefits of martial arts are endless, so you need to decide which key factors are motivating your decision to join. Do you want to feel supported by your peers and instructors? Or are you more concerned with getting seriously fit? Is it about being able to use self-defence on attackers? Or do you eventually want to compete and win an award? These are some more important questions when determining the best martial arts school in Brisbane. 

If we want to go old school, you can grab a sheet of paper and make a list of your top three priorities. Then, make sure the martial arts schools you’re looking at are a good fit with what’s important to you. Once you have your goals in place, you can find martial artists who will help you get there (and a supportive community to back you up. Tying it back to the first point, make sure that the school has the best instructors for your goals. If they’re fun and friendly, you’ll fit right into the family. If they’re firm, no-nonsense, and push you to be your best, you’ll get super fit. And if they’re really knowledgeable, you can know with confidence you’ll be able to defend yourself in no time. (Our Brisbane Focus Martial Arts instructors are all three- just saying!)

What to Look for Once You’ve Called a School

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The first thing you want to do after you’ve called a martial arts school in the Brisbane area is to sign up for their trial classes. It’s likely the instructor you talk to will already suggest a trial, which is the best way to learn martial arts risk-free. 

Pay attention to how easy the process is to sign up for the trial, too. If a school is willing to work with you and make it easy to join, that’s a sign that they’re going to work with you each week when you’re a student to help you achieve your goals.

Interview and Introductory Martial Arts Class

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Now that you’ve signed up for a trial, you have to actually show up! Choosing the best martial arts school happens in the school, on the mat, when you’re learning martial arts instead of looking up field guides like this one. Another tip- stick with it! Make sure you attend classes for the full trial offer so you can get to know the staff, students, and the school’s culture. These are all pieces that line up with those personal goals you set for yourself to help you determine the best school for you.

Why a Good Martial Arts School Must Have Professional Staff

Best martial arts school

One last thing worth repeating- the best martial arts schools have incredible staff members. The quality of instruction and the personality of the instructors separate a good school from a great one and a great school from the best school for you. Once you find a really good instructor who believes in your growth and pushes you to be your best, you’ll fall in love with martial arts just like all of us here have. All it takes is one person to show you how life-changing this sport can be… So make sure that your instructors have faith in you and walk the walk of a real martial artist.

When it comes to choosing the best martial arts school, you’ll want to learn about the staff, the instructors, and the community… But it comes down to you, and how a school is going to help you. Carve out some time to think about these important questions: What are your top priorities? Are the instructors going to help you with your goals? How do you feel when you’re at the school, completing the trial? If you feel like the staff cares about you and you’re excited to be there, then that’s a good sign that you’ve found the best martial arts school for you… and we hope we can be that school for you! Check out our amazing Focus Martial Arts in Brisbane trial offer here: ADULT MARTIAL OFFER PAGE See you soon!


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?


Adult Brazilian Jiujitsu
in Brisbane

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


Kids Brazilian Jiujitsu
in Brisbane

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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