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Starworld Martial Arts Academy FAQ

1.) How much do karate classes cost at Starworld?

Starworld Martial Arts is a very professional school with highly trained instructors, who are dedicated to giving you the best Martial Arts experience possible.

Our prices are very reasonable compared to other Martial Arts schools. We have programs under $100 and over $100 a month. The exact cost depends how often the student attends class in a week.

2.) How many days a week can a student attend class?

It typically depends on the age of the student. We will sit down with you and find a schedule that fits well for you. Starworld recommends, that a student attends class twice a week, to quickly build confidence, physical strength, stamina and improved focus and concentration.

3.) How big are the classes?

Starworld likes to provide a ratio of one Black Belt Instructor to every 6-8 students in our classes. For our younger students, 7 and under, we usually provide one instructor to every 3-5 students. This allows allows students to stay focused and engaged, while providing a safe structured class for all students to thrive.

4.) Can I make up classes that I have missed?

Starworld gives opportunity to make up missed classes. In unusual circumstances of long absentees, we offer private lessons, when the student returns, so that they do not fall behind.

5.) Can I try it out without signing up first?

Yes. We have ways for you to try it out on your first visit. Since the instructors at Starworld have over 30 years of experience training students, they want to make sure you have the opportunity to become your best and gain the benefit you want. Usually after a period of 6 months, a student begins to gain the talent, skill, confidence and discipline to fully understand the meaning of being a Martial Artist. That’s why Starworld also offers its students a 6 or 12 months membership. The ultimate decision is up to each individual student.

6.) What is the real truth about the different types of Martial Arts Schools out there?

“Martial Arts” is a very complex name for several different types and ways of practicing skills and techniques, that originated as forms of self defense and are practiced for different reasons.

There are 4 different types of Martial Arts:
Combative type, which is taught in hardcore training schools or military schools for example, where you learn life protective skills and techniques, which you will need in combat situations to be able to recognize your enemy’s weaknesses and how to incapacitate them as quickly as possible.
Entertainment type, which is often seen in cage fighting for example, where two people fight each other until one of them is unable to continue. We see this entertainment type on TV and in movies as well, where professional Martial Artists also study acting to show their skills..
Sport type, where the main focus is on the sport aspect, such as going to tournaments and winning trophies. The student is taught to become a competitor and focus on getting better than the ones, they are competing against. Like any sport, training is based on learning how to physically beat an opponent following a set of rules that referees monitor to give points scored and warnings.
Traditional type of Martial Arts, which is the hardest one to teach to students, since the focus is not just on teaching the techniques and skills, but also to build Black Belt character, focus, discipline and confidence while learning self defense skills and values of the Martial Art itself.

Our school teaches Traditional Martial Art known as Tang Soo Do, sprinkled with sport, entertainment, and combative karate. Tang Soo Do is a Korean martial arts. It differs from the Korean martial arts of Tae Kwon Do in its philosophy. Tang Soo Do puts Traditional martial arts training and character development over sport training.

One of the four different types will be the foundation of every Martial Art school and influences the way they train their students.

7.) What should I look for when I am trying to find the best Black Belt Instructor for me or my child?

Usually, the best teacher has a combination of knowledge and experience. Instructor training courses are necessary to become accredited to teach. The instructor learns how to implement what he or she has learned and combines it with experience gathered over time to teach each person as an individual. Also, the best Black Belt instructors have certifications that are updated yearly by a governing board.

8.) Don’t all Martial Art schools teach character development along with the talent and skill learned with Martial Arts training?

To some degree, yes, because one does have to develop confidence and responsibility to apply Martial Arts skills correctly, but often, the instructors just scratch the surface of such, without going deep into the subject.

Traditional schools however have additional practices and exercises available, to always remind the student, that character building is crucial to learning and practicing their specific Martial Art.

9.) What is the real truth about all the different colors of karate belts?

Traditionally, most Martial Arts schools start with a white belt, symbolizing purity where the student is beginning to gain knowledge and they end with some type of Black Belt, which then symbolizes knowledge and experience of their specific art.

The different colors in between symbolize the growth of the student and the color of the belt gets darker as one improves and gains knowledge and experience. In a pure adult school, you usually don’t see too many belt colors in between white and black, simple because adults have the patience to wait as they gain rank and focus on their own growth while they are learning the art.

Children on the other hand need constant reminders of their progress to build confidence and stay focused. That’s why many different belt colors are awarded to children as positive reinforcements to make their growth and progress visible.

10.) Do all karate schools teach Bully Defense?

Unfortunately, Bullying has become a giant problem in our society, which makes Bully Defense such a big deal.

A lot of karate schools feel, that teaching the Martial Art itself already is Bully Defense.
However, that is not the case. Bullying is not only done on a physical level, it can be broken down into 4 areas: physical, verbal, cyber and social.

A school offering Bully Defense will address all 4 of those areas and teach the students how to deal with each one in a specific way.

Usually, only a licensed Instructor and certified Bully Expert who has been trained in all 4 areas should claim to truly teach all aspects of Bully Defense. Only a selective few martial arts schools can meet this requirement.