Frequently Asked Questions
This is one of our most common questions for beginners, and we would like to stress that we rarely ever see any injures in our martial arts studio. Of course, any physical activity can lead to injury, and martial arts is no exception, but the safety of our students is our highest priority.
We will teach you how to properly perform every technique so you don’t do them in a way that could harm your body. We will also teach you how to properly stretch beforehand, which reduces the chance of injury even more. And as we have said before, you will go at your own pace so you don’t try and force yourself into something you are not yet capable of doing. Everyone in our classes is valued just the same, no matter how quickly they pick up martial arts.
Yes, it can. However, at ATA Karate Denver, you are not learning just Taekwondo, you are learning elements of Krav Maga, Boxing, Karate and other proven methods of self-defense. You will learn exactly where and how to strike, kick, takedown, submit, and more, to be most effective.
Not at all! Many of our students are people who were never into playing team sports and never considered themselves as being athletic. So if you are not already athletic, you don’t need to worry, as we will help you get there.
After joining, you will become more athletic and flexible, just through the moves, stretches, and workouts that will be part of your martial arts training.
The exercises involved may be a bit difficult at first, but we highly encourage everyone to go at their own pace. We don’t want anyone to hurt themselves by overdoing it and pushing themselves harder than they need to. You will receive lots of support and feedback from our instructors and other members of your class that can help you judge how you are doing.
Martial arts emphasizes peace and open-mindedness. Typically, people who do martial arts are never the ones to start fights and often do everything they can to avoid violent confrontations. Yet if you do find yourself in a fight, you will discover that you have the confidence and techniques to defend yourself and the ability to stop the fight before it gets out of hand.