Frequently Asked Questions
Am I too old to join?
There is no maximum age to training. Keeping the body and mind healthy and focused is one of the key reasons training was developed. It is for all ages.
I'm dealing with a back/shoulder/knee etc injury. Can I still participate?
Injury managment is all about paying attention and being careful in the approach you take to your exercising. A mindful practitioner will use the injury to better understand how to make more of having less. Training can also provide a useful form of movement rehabilitation after injuries if the practitioner is careful and moves in the correct way.
What can I expect from my first class?
Both Karate and Tai Chi Chuan classes typically involve a warm-up followed by a stretch. Then the key foundational elements of the style are practiced and the class, typically, ends with work on the form or Kata (prearranged movement sets) First time students are always given lots of help and support as they learn the basics of training. Karate classes tend to be more physically intensive (sweaty). Tai Chi Classes are more cerebral and require a lot of mindfulness.
What do I wear to class?
If you’re dropping in for free week to try out some classes you can wear any comfortable exercise clothes you want. Tai Chi Chuan students may also wear any workout clothes they wish. Karate students (once they become a member of the Dojo) are required to wear gi’s (white martial art uniforms).
What is the difference between Part-Time and Full-Time Membership?
For Karate and Tai Chi Chuan students can join the Dojo as either a Full-Time Member or a Part-Time member. Full-Time members can train at 2 (or more) classes per week. Part-Time members can train at 1 class per week.
What other Membership options are available?
In addition to part-time or full-time Karate or Tai Chi, we also offer two options for a combination membership of both Karate and Tai Chi:
- Full time Karate & Tai Chi which includes 3 Karate classes per week, 2 Tai Chi classes per week and access to Open Dojo for $215 / month.
- Part time Karate & Tai Chi which includes 1 Karate class per week, 1 Tai Chi class per week for $125 / month
If your schedule requires more workarounds, please contact us and we’ll do our best to set up an arrangement that works for you.
What methods of payment do you accept?
Monthly fees are processed with the ZenPlanner Payment software. Payments can be made via all major credit cards (except American Express) or by bank account debits.
Interested in our Class Schedule?
Our frequent classes and Open Dojo sessions make scheduling easy.
Join as a Member
When you’re ready to join as a Member, give us a call or contact us online and we’ll get you on your way!