How old does my child need to be to participate in martial arts at Freestyle?
Are martial arts recommended for children? Won’t it make my child aggressive?
When do you offer martial arts classes?
How often do students attend martial arts classes?
Do I need to be in good shape to start martial arts?
Can someone with physical limitations and/or learning disabilities take martial arts?
How long does it take to get a black belt?
What happens after I get my black belt?
Will I get hurt doing martial arts?
What should I wear or bring to class?
Am I too old to start martial arts?
Does Freestyle have locker rooms?
How do I get started?


How old does my child need to be to participate in martial arts at Freestyle?

We welcome children ages four and older, and we’ll work with you and your child to find the program that fits best.

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Are martial arts recommended for children? Won’t it make my child aggressive?

Practicing martial arts is a wonderful extracurricular activity for children. The lessons your child learns in martial arts class, such as respect, self-discipline and how to set and achieve goals, will extend beyond the mats in many positive ways. Numerous studies have shown that students in martial arts are less aggressive, have better self-esteem, function better in school and become more self-reliant.

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When do you offer martial arts classes?

We offer martial arts classes Monday through Saturday at various times. Check out our class schedule for more information.

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How often do students attend martial arts classes?

That varies depending on programs and individual goals. We recommend coming to at least two classes a week. Beginners and intermediate belts can attend three classes per week. If you join BBC, our elite program, you have access to unlimited classes.

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Do I need to be in good shape to start martial arts?

No. Our program is unique in that it fits the needs of the individual and everyone can move at their own pace. You’ll find that improved fitness is a positive side effect of your martial arts training, but you can begin today no matter what shape you’re in.

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Can someone with physical limitations and/or learning disabilities take martial arts?

Yes. We’ve had students with asthma and high blood pressure, and we’ve also taught students in wheelchairs. If you or your child has a physical limitation or a learning disability, let us show you how Freestyle can make it work.

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How long does it take to get a black belt?

While a legitimate black belt cannot be earned overnight, effort is directly related to how quickly you achieve your ranks in the martial arts. Many students have qualified to test for their black belts after four to five years of consistent, weekly training.

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What happens after I get my black belt?

Freestyle is known as a black belt school, meaning we have a great program for advanced training after our students reach their black belts.

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Will I get hurt doing martial arts?

Our focus is always on safety and proper technique. Part of your martial arts training will including live sparring, which begins after you earn your blue belt. Our sparring classes are moderated with a focus on learning and good technique. You may feel intimidated before you begin, but sparring is important for developing legitimate skills. It’s not intended to be dangerous or scary.

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What should I wear or bring to class?

Freestyle students wear tae kwon do gis in the winter, and gi pants and school shirts during the summer, in addition to the belt. As you move through your belt ranks, you’ll need to bring equipment like boxing gloves and focus mitts to classes.

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Am I too old to start martial arts?

No. We have students who begin at age four and others who start in their fifties. You can move and learn at your own pace.

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Does Freestyle have locker rooms?

We have men’s and women’s bathrooms, but no showers or lockers for students.

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How do I get started?

Get started by clicking here, or call the front desk between 3 and 7 pm, Monday through Friday, at 746-3888. You’re also welcome to stop by and observe any of our group classes.

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