We can’t wait to welcome you to our dojo family!
We know you have a lot of questions, and we’re going to do our best to answer as many as we can right here.
We are currently enrolling ages seven to adult. Our Lil Champions (ages 4-6) will be on hold until school starts back up. We are revamping our program.
Click here for our informational brochure.
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WE CAN’T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR DOJO FAMILY!
HERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK:
Do I have to compete?
No. We offer it as a great way to test your training as well as meet new people and enjoy your martial arts experience even more. We have recommendations regarding competition. Please see an instructor if you are interested.
Do you offer family classes?
As adults and children need different levels of training and skills, we do not offer family classes. Imagine as an adult you attend a kindergarten class at the same time, in the same lesson with kindergarteners, while you are trying to learn Calculus. It would be a disaster and a waste of your time.
Will I get hurt?
Our goal is to create a safe training environment for everyone. When working with a partner, the goal should be for every one of us to improve and grow, not be tested throughout the process. We want to help you enjoy the learning process without fear of someone trying to test your knowledge to where you become injured. At this time, it’s difficult with the safety regulations to work with a partner outside of your family.
Will my child become violent?
Martial arts builds self discipline and respect for yourself and others. In our experience, we have never seen a student become violent. Part of our introductory process is to meet and get to know each student and find out their goals. We do not want to invite students to our dojo family who may be looking to be able to improve their fight game. We do want to invite people who are interested in protecting themselves and their families.
I’m out of shape, should I get in shape before I begin training?
Many people tell us they need to get in shape before they begin. That is crazy. We have had many people get in better shape because of their training. We also always allow our students to adapt their exercises to meet their physical level. Please ask if you need an alternative to an exercise. You know your body better than we do. We will help you set goals to be able to meet your requirements for ranking.
I’m a Black Belt in another system, can I just jump in at my level?
We are really proud of you for setting a goal and completing it. At SCS, we want you to feel confident in what you are working on. If you begin at SCS, you will start as a white belt, but will likely advance quickly through the ranks. This allows you to learn the required curriculum from SCS and be respected and encouraged by the rest of your “dojo family” at SCS. Imagine having a lower rank ask you for help with material and you cannot answer it or help them, would that make you feel confident in your rank?
Who are the instructors?
Here’s an informational brochure that offers our regular pricing, information about our program and instructors, how to tie your belt and so much more. Click Here.
Want to schedule a FREE trial lesson or have one of our instructors contact you? Click Here.
What is the Class Schedule? Click here.
Do you offer classes for 3-5 Year Olds? We’ve just started this new program called Lil Champions Sessions. These sessions are 4 weeks of classes for the 3-5 year olds. You can find out more about them here.
What are your safety procedures in consideration of COVID-19? Click here.
Are you offering any specials currently? Not right now, but we always offer comparable rates that include your basic uniform and testing fees. We’re not into nickel and dining people. You can see our current rates here. Click here.
Are there different types of martial arts styles? What type do you teach? There are several types of martial arts styles. There are Korean styles like, Taekwondo and Tang Soo Do. There are Japanese styles of Karate. There are Chinese styles, like Kung Fu. What we do is a mix of styles, it’s based in American Kenpo Karate, with the kicking of Taekwondo, the self defense of Krav Maga and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, which we offer as a separate class after you have trained with us for a while, our sparring style is Muay Thai Kickboxing. Our system was passed down through many generations of martial artists and adapted to create the well rounded system we teach today. We’d be happy to discuss more when we get together. Our Chief Instructor, Renshi Sam Boyer, has dedicated his life to martial arts with over 35 years of training and teaching. He continues to train in our own system with his instructor, Shihan Jeff Sgarlata, of Syracuse, New York. Renshi will also be receiving his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu this year through Brooklyn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Shihan Gene Dunn and Professor Brian Glick, who he has trained under for many years.
Have a question we didn’t answer?
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