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Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing the right Martial Arts Program for yourself, your child or your family is an important decision and we want to help you make the best decision and choose a program that is the right you.

We often get asked the same questions from adults looking for alternatives to the same old gym workout routines or parents interested in starting their child in Martial Arts. This list of questions may answer some of your questions and please feel free to contact us for further information or details about our programs.

Can I try a Free Class to See if I like it?

Absolutely! We encourage you to come visit our facility, meet our instructors and watch one of our classes before taking your free class or signing-up.

Do I need to be in-shape or have experience to get the most out of my Free Trial?

No. The Free Trial is intended to give you a sample of what you’ll be getting as a member at Edmonton Kyokushin Karate Club. You do not need any experience or be in shape in order to get started.

Can I take Martial Arts classes if I am not in good shape, not very athletic and have no experience?

Yes! Karate is a great way to improve your health and overall physical fitness, no matter what your starting point is. Our personalized curriculum allows students to progress at their own pace, making our programs ideal for people of all ages and skill levels as well as those in less than ideal physical shape. 

How much does it cost after the Trial?

Our programs start as low as $45 and move up to $195 a month. When you come in for your Free Class, you and a staff member will sit down and work out a plan that helps you achieve what you want and works within your schedule and budget. In addition to our monthly fees we also 6- and 12-month term Program Memberships to our students.

What is the minimum age to start martial arts?

We have children in our Junior Kids program that started when they were 3 years old. Children develop at different speeds and some children are ready at 3 while others are ready at 3 years of age or a little older.

Can I get hurt doing martial arts?

Both children and adults have a much greater chance of getting hurt playing football than martial arts. Many students train for years without ever receiving a single injury. Injuries can and do occur on rare occasions, but your safety is always our #1 concern. We use thick padded floor matting, safety gear and follow a strict set of rules and regulations for students as well as instructors.

How often should students attend class?

As much as possible! Two days a week with a qualified instructor is often enough to ensure a good consistent education. It’s hard to gain a martial arts education or sustain proper development with anything less than two classes per week.

What are the benefits of Martial Art Training?

Martial Arts and Karate have a wide range of physical and mental benefits. Some of the most well-known are:

  • Great Physical Exercise
  • Increased Coordination
  • Improved Balance & Flexibility
  • Self-Defense
  • Improved Physical Health
  • Expedites Weight Loss
  • Develops Character
  • Builds Confidence
  • Decreases Stress
  • Improves Focus
  • Better Self Control