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How Do I Choose a Martial Arts School In Hawaii

How Do I Choose a Martial Arts School In Hawaii

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 12:03 -- Sports
How Do I Choose a Martial Arts School In HawaiiPosted By: Kidskarate To Sports
Actually, it's not that hard. When looking for a martial arts Honolulu program, there are a few things you will want to consider. For example, where are the classes located? Is the location convenient? What are the school's values? What are the classes like?
 
The best way to assess whether a school is right for you or not is to visit a few classes. Most schools will allow you to take a few trial lessons. Take advantage of the offer. It will give you good insight on the instructors and their students.
 
There are basically three types of martial arts schools: tournament schools, self defense schools, and character development school. Yes, schools typically try to provide a full range of benefits to their students, but you will find most schools fit easily into one of those three categories.
 
So, if you're interested in competing, you should look for tournament schools. Are they winning trophies?
 
If you want to learn self defense, consider the type of school that practices street fighting.  Are they using real knives?
 
And if you want character development for your child, for example, then you should identify schools that do exactly that. Do they teach life skills?
 
Many people ask which style is best. The answer is: "All of them."
 
Don't get stuck on the styles. Instead, meet the instructors. See if they are good teachers and whether they share your values. Unless you have strong cultural reasons for wanting to learn a particular martial art, there's no need limit yourself to any one particular style.