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Frequently Asked Questions about Membership

What age can I start attending?
Children’s classes can be attended from age 4.
One of the charms of karate is that everyone from children to those in their 50s can practice at their own pace.

I would like to admit my child (4-5 years old) to the school, but I’m worried that it will interfere with the older children’s practice.
Don’t worry
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If your child is already 4-5 years old, you will find it easier to attend Child/Jaynen Classes A and B; in Class B, the older students, mostly 2nd and 3rd graders, take care of the younger children. Interacting with the little ones helps the older students learn to be more attentive and develop leadership skills. For older children, the little ones are not only a hindrance, but a need.
Younger children imitate their elders, so they will grow up faster if they practice in a group of different ages.

We welcome children who are restless, whiny, or mischievous.
I’d love for my kid to join the club, but he’s too shy to fit in well with the group.
Different children have different personalities and different feelings.
Why don’t parents join in and try physical activity until they get used to it?
Surprisingly, many girls get used to it when their parents are with them.
Is it OK for a beginner?
Don’t worry. Many dojo students join us without karate experience, the same is true for those in their 40s and 50s.
We let the students practice at their own pace and don’t force them to practice too hard. Of course, they are free to take breaks as they see fit. You can observe and try out the class before you join, so please take a look at what we have to offer.
Can I visit the school and have a trial practice?
We can do both, but please contact us in advance first.
Please wear comfortable clothing such as shorts, t-shirts and jerseys if you want to experience this.
For more information, please see the visit and experience page.
I’m busy in the evenings and would like to receive membership information or sign up at another time as I have a baby with me and would like to discuss my child.

The responsible person can adjust the time to accommodate busy parents during the day and on weekends and holidays.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.098-955-7764(Toubaru Japanese Only)

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Question For Kids class

My children may raise their hands to their friends. Doesn’t playing karate make you more violent?
The parents who actually attended the class had similar concerns before they joined. As a result, they learned about their own strength and pain through kumite and mitt practice with an opponent, which led them to believe that they were doing karate and shouldn’t touch it.
It’s hard to say, but it’s true that Karate helps you learn how to use your body and control your strength, and it also helps you learn to be kinder to others by learning the pain of kumite.
Do I need a chaperone during rehearsals?
In principle, you don’t have to be accompanied by a chaperone.
If there is a special concern, we may ask for a chaperone after consultation with the instructor and parent/guardian.
There is a viewing area at the back of the dojo, so parents are free to visit.
However, the kids will work harder if they have a parental visit.
What kind of parental support do you need besides transportation to and from the dojo?
Your instructor will be in charge of your practice time (although you may be asked to help hold a mitt from time to time), and you will be asked to support your child at home.
The best person to encourage and recognize children who work hard is their parents.
We hope that through karate, it will become a new form of communication between parents and children.

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Does it hurt?
Some people think karate is dangerous, but to prevent injuries, we practice with supporters (protective gear) to prevent injuries.
Beginners will learn the basics first, then increase their skills step by step.
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All dojo students are required to have sports insurance in case of emergencies, and we have not had a single serious injury in the ten years since we started the dojo.
How many games do you have a year?
There are about 8 tournaments in Okinawa.
Details of each tournament will be communicated with your registration for the tournament.
Do you have to be at the game?
Winning and losing are not everything, so Winning and losing are not compulsory, and we respect the wishes of the individual and their parents/guardians as to whether or not they want to participate in the game.
However, if you have friends from the same dojo who are going to be at the tournament, please make time to come and support them as their support will help you.

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Question For Adult class

I don’t think I’ll be able to attend every practice because I’m too busy with work
Practice is not compulsory. You are welcome to come at your own pace, although you will learn faster if you come every time.

As I was just going, I said, “Let’s work hard to make it to karate on time! I have heard many dojo students say that I have more energy in my work.

I’m not young, is that ok?
We also have people in their 50’s attending our adult classes. They practice at their own pace and we don’t force them to practice too hard. Of course, they are free to take breaks as they please.

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If you’re willing to challenge yourself to try it, you’ll be fine!

I’m not sure if I should go to the gym or do karate.
It may be the same in terms of exercise, but the biggest difference is that in a karate dojo you have a friend.

The power and the will to never give up, which cannot be achieved alone, can be multiplied a hundredfold with Mates.

We invite you to join us in our adult class catchphrase, “Second Youth, Adult Club Activities”.

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Question For Other

Do you have a parking?
We have a dedicated parking lot. Please refrain from parking at nearby shops.

Please contact us for more information.

I’m busy in the evenings and would like to receive membership information at another time because I have a baby with me, or I would like to sign up, or I would like to discuss my child.

The responsible person can adjust the time to accommodate busy parents during the day and on weekends and holidays.
Please feel free to contact us for more information.098-955-7764(Toubaru Japanese Only)

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