Frequently Asked Questions

Martial Arts And Your Child

Q: I’m concerned my child might get injured. How safe are the classes at Ruyter's Academy Of Martial Arts? A: With any physical activity, there is some risk of injury. At Ruyter’s Academy of Martial Arts, we pride ourselves on the safety of our students and the quality of instructors monitoring our classes. The risk involved in our training is no greater than joining a team sport.

Q: My child is very high energy. Will classes at Ruyter’s Academy of Martial Arts make him/her overly aggressive? A:Not in the least. At Ruyter's Academy Of Martial Arts, one of primary goals is to teach our students how to focus their energy in a positive way while developing their concentration.

Q: My three boys have made an interested in martial arts lessons, but we don’t want them to learn that fighting is the way to solve their problems. How can your school help me? A: At Ruyter’s Academy of Martial Arts, your children will be taught more than just how to kick and punch. They will also learn how to avoid conflicts and resolve differences without fighting during the discussions we hold in class. Anyone can learn how to fight, but the real skill comes from walking away.

Q: My son is small for his age and I’m worried about who will be in his class. How are your classes divided? A: Our classes are divided by student’s age and experience. Your son will always be in a class with other students of his own age and ability. This way, our instructors can focus in on the particular needs of the group while creating a lesson that will be fun and exciting.

Q: My daughter is very busy with her after school activities and local sports teams. How often will her classes meet? A: With any activity, an average of twice per week plus practicing a little at home is always recommended. However, we realize the busy schedules of today’s children so we offer classes for every age group six days per week. That way if your students happens to miss one of their regularly scheduled classes, they can make it up at their convenience.

Q: I’ve noticed so many different color belts? Can you explain what they mean? A: The belts represent the amount of skill each student can possess. White, meaning without knowledge, is the first belt. And black, signifying the student has mastered the basics. The belts are also used as a way to reward students for their accomplishments while increasing their esteem and self confidence.