FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Do I have to be in
really good shape to start at Syracuse Martial Arts Academy?
Getting in shape is part of the reason many people start a martial arts program! If you are currently out of shape, martial arts will help you get in shape fast. If you are already in shape, our classes will take you to the next level of physical fitness. Classes are designed to get everyone moving, increasing both your strength and stamina to help you achieve your fitness goals.
How old are your students? Am I too old to start Kung Fu?
Absolutely not! Starting students range in age from children age eleven to adults in their fifties.
Can I come watch a class?
Of course! You are welcome to come watch but you are encouraged to come try out a class.
Do you offer a free trial?
Yes. Come in and try any of our classes (Jeet Kune Do, Kali, Wing Chun) for free.
How long are classes?
Classes are an hour and a half, with the exception of Saturday Kali class which is two hours.
How often should I attend classes?
You should strive to attend at least once or twice a week. That will help you build a nice foundation off of which to build. Classes are offered both mornings and evenings through the week to give you the freedom to choose classes that fit your schedule.
Do I have to compete in tournaments or spar?
Tournaments are an option for individuals who are interested but are not required. The Thumpers class on Thursday nights is designed for people who might be interested in tournaments. You can also attend the Thumpers class, get the more intensive training, and not participate in competitions.
Light sparring is occasionally employed during class. And by light, we mean light. Plus, everyone’s skill level is taken into consideration. If you are sparring with a higher rank, they are not going to pull out all the stops. In fact, they will be moving much slower, making their moves obvious to help you begin to recognize the signals that indicate what an opponent is going to do.
Am I restricted in what classes I can take?
No. You are free to take whatever classes you wish.
How much do classes cost and do I have to sign a contract?
You do not sign a contract. Everyone pays month to month. Automatic debit is also available. The tuition is $100 per month. That entitles you to any and all of the classes that Syracuse Martial Arts Academy offers.