Frequently Asked Questions

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How Long Will It Take For My Child To get A Black Belt?

The Phoenix Karate School has been in existence for over 3 decades and over that time many children and adults have passed their Black Belt examinations. They have all had to train a minimum of five years. Only motivated children with the support of their parents reach to this level of skill.

Can Parents Sit In On Classes

Parents are invited to sit in on classes.

Do you have DVDs of classes available?

Yes, we have DVDs of our associations full rang of katas . That way you can review or practice when at home or traveling.

How long are classes?

Classes are from 1hour for children, and 1to 2 hours for adults.

Why is your particular Martial Arts School good for women?

Many women are not comfortable with the thought of being involved in the martial arts.  This initial nervousness or fear is due to many misconceptions about the martial arts or because they may simply not be a aware of how much fun and how rewarding it can be.

While many of the instructors are male, we also feature women who are fully qualified instructors who can teach and relate to the special problems encountered by our female students.

As professional instructors, we realize that female students have specific training needs and requirements that can best be answered in their own clinics and advanced classes.

How often do I have to come?

That is up to you. However, we encourage students to train as many times a week as possible. Phoenix Karate School students can train 7 days a week at any of our locations.

How young can my child start?

We have developed an amazing program for kids as young as 4 years old

How does Karate build Self-Confidence in kids?

As a child accomplishes new goals like earning their next belt level, his or her confidence level increases. Children become more self confident in karate also because they progress individually at their own pace and are not judged against others.

What are some reasons children do martial arts?

There are many reasons for kids to become involved in the Martial Arts. We have developed a program specifically for kids called Karate for Kids. We have found that the majority of parents have gotten their children started in Karate for one of the following reasons.

Self-Confidence: It doesn’t come naturally for many children, but rather is developed over a period of time. As a child accomplishes new goals, his or her confidence level increases. Children become more self confident in karate because they progress individually at their own pace and are not judged against others.

Self-Defense: Children’s self defense takes many forms. The martial arts teaches children to think instead of panic in potentially serious situations as well as how to appropriately react to threats from other kids and how to handle peer pressure.

Specific Classes for Children: We pride ourselves in offering classes for children only.  As professional martial arts instructors, we realize that children have specific training needs and requirements that can be best be answered in their own classes since they learn differently from teenagers and adults.

Every Child Wins: In karate every kid can be a winner instead of a bench sitter because karate allows children to reach for their own potential rather than directly competing against other kids.

Additional Benefits: Karate offers many other benefits for children such as improved concentration and self-discipline both of which contribute to improved performance in school.

Do you teach self-defence for children?

Yes. We strongly believe a child should develop the skills and ability to defend themselves and understand right from wrong. Students will acquire greater confidence and self-discipline as they learn how to act and react to the world around them.

Are the classes safe?

Yes, safety is a main priority. Our instructors are experts in teaching proper technique and our classes are designed to maximize effort and energy while minimizing risk of injury.

What are your instructor’s qualifications?

All our instructors are fully qualified, graded by top Japanese examiners in Japan. CRB checked, with public liability insurance. We also do background checks on all of our full time qualified instructors

Do I need Martial Arts Experience?

No. We offer instruction for all levels regardless of age or experience. We have Group fitness classes for adults and offer age appropriate classes for children.

I want to become an instructor what do I need to do?

E-mail us at We will contact you about our instructor certification program. Note: we do background checks on all of our full time certified instructors! – Please do not apply if you are concerned about this.

What equipment do I need for class?

This depends on the class we recommend for you. Initially all you need is a beginner uniform. As you progress, depending on the class, you may need other safety gear. All necessary equipment is available at our pro shops.

Where Can I Get A Karate Suit

A specially embroidered Phoenix karate Suit is supplied on completion of membership.

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