FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Kickboxing


How many people are in a group class?

Classes will range between 10-20 people.

Will there be other beginners in my class?

Absolutely. There are always beginners in class. Plus, the advanced students are always eager to help you get you on your way

Will you help me with my nutritional habits?

Not only do we cover nutrition tips in class, you can schedule a personal appointment with a our front desk staff to cover your specific questions.

Is your class a 'cardio kickboxing' class?

Our class is not a "follow the leader/punch the air" cardio class. It is a well-balanced workout consisting of cardio training and resistance training to help you burn fat and tone muscle in a short amount of time.

Will your kickboxing class help me tone up?

The combination of cardio, resistance training and proper diet (which we will help you with!) will help you to tone up very quickly.

How many classes per week should I attend?

We have classes 7 days a week so the amount of classes you take is based on your own personal schedule. Most of our members train about 1-3 times per week and see great results.

Why can't I just do some 'cardio' instead of kickboxing?

You absolutely can just do cardio BUT, without the right amount of proper resistance training, you won't see the results you're looking for as quickly and effectively. Cardio can be an important part of a fat loss program but you need to develop lean muscle tissue to really turn your body into a fat melting machine. The only really effective way to do that is through resistance training, which is exactly what our Kickboxing class does. We combine Cardio and Resistance training into one super fat-burning-muscle-sculpting-fun workout!

Do I need to 'get in shape' before I start your classes?

A common misunderstanding is that you need to be 'in shape' before starting kickboxing training. This is completely false. Our classes are designed to allow our members to train 'at their own pace' while at the same time, giving the advanced student the opportunity to challenge themselves.

How long do the kickboxing classes last?

Our classes last approximately 60 minutes.

How can I get started?

You can get started by signing up for our amazing web special at www.BrooklynMartialArts.com



Brazilian Jiujitsu


What is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ)?

BJJ is a grappling martial art that utilizes technique and leverage to impose holds and joint locks while on the ground, allowing a person to defend him or herself effectively against a stronger and larger opponent. While many hand-to-hand martial arts rely on strikes using speed and power, BJJ takes a different approach: speed and power are not a requirement and are often times not necessary. BJJ emphasizes closing the distance between you and your opponent and taking him or her to the ground where technique and leverage can be used to apply submissions or to strike more efficiently.

What are the benefits of BJJ ?

BJJ is a highly effective form of self-defense that promotes a healthy lifestyle with numerous benefits including: exercise, flexibility, self-confidence, discipline, and structure. Learning BJJ will help you get in shape, gain confidence, and release stress.Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program offers very detailed, world class martial arts instruction, in a safe, friendly, and family-style environment that many of our students consider their second home.

What will I learn?

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program offers an educational and fun BJJ program. You will learn a complete and effective self-defense system. BJJ is easy for anyone to learn. Our classes are designed with a system that is easy and quick to learn where each student receives personalized attention.

Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Safe?

Safety is our number one priority. You will find that training at our academy is safe, sound, and enjoyable. Unsafe training and disrespect is not part of the principles of the art and are not tolerated at the academy.

What is the difference between BJJ and other forms of Martial Arts?

BJJ enables practitioners to subdue their opponents without the use of punching and kicking, eliminating the need for excessive use of force in a real life self-defense situations. BJJ is a martial art that uses grappling techniques and is ideal for diffusing physical confrontations. The idea of "tapping out" during training allows students to train in realistic, yet safe situations.



Kids MMA


Does martial arts make children violent?

No way! Martial arts is about peace, harmony and diplomacy. It teaches children how to AVOID fights – not pick them.

Does my child face a risk for injury with martial arts?

Our program is extremely safe. We have measures upon measures in place to ensure that your child will stay safe and have a great time. From stretching to warmups to very close supervision – we've got your child covered. Injuries do happen sometimes – but they're quite rare.

Can my child still participate in martial arts if he/she is not athletic?

Yes! In fact, martial arts is kind of a beacon of light for kids who just don't fit into team sports. Kids who never could throw a ball well or run fast find that martial arts is accessible to them. It's something they excel at and as a result, their confidence soars.

Is martial arts fun for children?

Absolutely! In fact, kids usually have to drag their parents to martial arts class – something parents are always shocked to see. We have our serious moments here where kids work and learn... but we have just as many moments where they goof off and have a blast!

Will martial arts improve my child's confidence?

Yes! Martial arts is a powerful source of confidence for kids. They practice hard and learn techniques in order to advance through the ranks. And as they advance, they fill with pride. After all, they're the ones doing all the work – so they feel all of the accomplishment whenever they learn a new move... achieve a new belt... or get praise from their fellow students and instructors.

What ages are the other kids in the martial arts class?

We have classes for kids as young as 4, and as old as teenagers. Martial arts is the kind of thing that grows with you. So as kids get older, they learn new techniques, perfect old ones and advance. When they're younger, it's more about fun and games, with learning thrown in too.

Do boys AND girls take martial arts?

Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much "stronger and tougher," but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!



Muay Thai


What is Muay Thai?

Muay Thai is a Thai Martial Art, it descended from Muay Boran an ancient fighting system. It is known as the science of eight limbs; utilizing the punches, elbows, knees and kicks. 

Do I have to be fit to come? 

No, beginners and all levels are welcome. This type of training is designed to improve your general fitness increasing your cardiovascular system and muscular endurance.

How long are the classes? 

Classes are usually 1hr .

What kinds of people attend classes? 

We have people from all kinds of backgrounds and ethnicities. After all New York is a big  cosmopolitan city with people living here from all over the world and our classes reflect this.

What should I wear? What should I bring with me?

When you first come just bring shorts and a t-shirt.

If I have a disability, can I still train? 

Of course you can, and we welcome you to come into the academy and have a chat. We have trained people who have lost part of their eyesight and they have made good progress.

Do I have to fight if I train? 

No, not at all. A lot of our students do not choose to fight. Some of our students train just to develop their general fitness and build up their confidence. 

Do I need to book training sessions before I come?  

Yes, just give us a call and we can schedule your class.

I’m considering fighting. Can you train me to do this?

We have a lot of experience when it comes to training fighters. So yes we can train you for ring fighting. 

Can I do classes privately? 

Yes, and it will defiantly accelerate your training process, bringing forth your true potential.