This is a list of answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" asked of Tiger Martial Arts. Our FAQ list is intended as a quick resource and may not completely address the issue in totality. If you can not find an answer to your question below or need more clarification, please contact us.
1) Do Martial Arts classes run year round?
2) Can I take time off during the summer months?
3) What if a student wants to quit?
Do Martial Arts classes run year round? (top)
Yes. Martial Arts is not a sport. It is a discipline that must be kept up with all year round.
Martial Arts is not a sport, nor is it meant to be seasonal. Each lesson is progressive and works to, over time, increase motor skills such as balance, coordination, timing, speed and reaction. Each technique that you learn slowly increases in difficulty to help improve your skills. Taking several months off will not only interrupt that, but will also set you back, sometimes to where you were when you started,
Almost all students reach this point periodically and need guidance and encouragement from their parents and instructors. Each belt can be viewed as a short-term commitment and used as an evaluation point. The long-term commitment may be the Black Belt with the smaller goals established to get a student there. Tae Kwon-DO is a means for learning how to establish, set, and achieve goals as well as setting new goals and creating long-term goals. Small set backs or frustrations should not deter a student from their short or long term goals. Many times a child is unable to make long term decisions like this. They are more concerned with the here and now. Parents need to give guidance and not just let them quit and give up. Parents or students with concerns are always encouraged to talk to their instructor.