Frequently Asked Questions At STREET DEFENSE
How long is your course?
Street Defense views the martial arts as a journey as well as a way of life. We believe that there is no end in a persons martial arts training. Street Defense is a huge source of information. We have had students train for well over 15 years and continue to grow and learn new knowledge.
How long does it take to get your black belt?
The amount of time it takes to get a Street Defense black belt varies from person to person. Unlike most commercial martial arts schools, Street Defense has an incredibly high criteria for it’s black belts. The process is as follows. First a student must become an apprentice instructor (Teishi) for close to six months as well as pass a written certification exam. After that a Teishi may be promoted to an assistant instructor (Kohai). A Kohai must then instruct for close to a year and pass another written certification examination before he/she can be considered to be eligible for promotion to head assistant instructor (Sempai). A Sempai must gain roughly over a years experience as well as pass a third written examination before they are eligible for a Street Defense black belt.
What martial arts do you practice?
Martial Arts University studies the combat attributes of over many styles. These styles include Karate-do, Kali, Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai kickboxing, Judo, Capoeira, Archery, Ju-Jitsu and more. Seminars are periodically offered in which certification with different weapons is made possible. These include Throwing knives, a wide variety of Okinawan weaponry (KoBudo), Samurai sword (Kenjitsu), and fire arms. Seminars teaching First aid, Pressure points, Japanese Language, martial law, and street tactics are offered as well.
What if I hold rank at another school?
Some of the students at Street Defense have had previous martial arts experience. Street Defense respects any previous training, Street Defense will recognize the rank of black belt in any one style. We will evaluate each student individually of kyu kun rank (under black belt rank) and calibrate them accordingly.
How much are classes?
Street Defense offers many programs depending upon the interests of the individual. Due to the diversity of our programs you must contact our program director for further details. Street Defense also interviews individuals for our scholarship program. For more info contact us at 239-772-KICK FREE.
What is the age range of your students?
Street Defense will accept students from the age of 3 to 103.
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