Frequently Asked Questions

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If this page does not contain your question of interest, then please feel free to contact us at 714-731-4668 or KarateForAll@cox.net

What are your hours of operation?
We are open 7 days a week. Please give us a call at 714-731-4668 or email us at KarateForAll@cox.net to set up an appointment.

 

Where are you located?

We are located at Suite 406 at 3002 Dow Ave in Tustin, California (area code 92780). We are just off the 5 freeway if you exit on Tustin Ranch Road or Jamboree Boulevard.

 

What is Karate?

Karate is a weaponless means of self defense. It consists of many techniques that range from blocks to kicks to punches. It also encompasses evasion and thwarting attacks.

 

What does "Karate" mean?

The word "Karate" is actually a combination of the two words, "Kara" and "te". "Kara" means "empty" and "te" means "hands", hence creating the meaning of empty hands. Since Karate is a weaponless form of self defense, the meaning of "empty hands" is analogous to weaponless.

 

What is the goal of Karate?

The goal of Karate is to strengthen people both mentally and physically through disciplined training. Other indirect goals of Karate include strengthening one's body for better health, learning self defense for the times that it is required, and using it as a tool to build life skills.

 

What type of Karate do we teach?

We teach the Shotokan style of Karate which is the authentic, original Karate from Japan. This style emphasizes self-defense oriented techniques which we teach completely along with techniques from other martial art forms such as Jujitsu and Tae Kwon Do to give a more modern approach to self-defense and personal safety. The founder of the style is Gichin Funakoshi whose pen name was "Shoto". His students named his first dojo, or training hall, the "Shotokan" or "Hall of Shoto".

 

Will Karate benefit my child?

Yes! Karate produces profound health benefits and personal integrity. Karate For All teaches respect, discipline, and confidence for the individual towards him or herself and towards others. We emphasize coordination, fine motor development, and social interaction which is accomplished through Karate and other exercises unique to our program. With Karate, we utilize all the formalities and traditions from the martial art as well as the culture. Respect, tradition, acknowledgement of your peers, eye contact, manners, and more are all important. All of these aspects are emphasized and incorporated into our activities which is why we are confident that Karate will benefit your child.

 

Can anyone learn Karate?

Yes! Women, men, and children can learn Karate. Most places require children to be at least 7 years old but because we emphasize the importance of proper growth and development at early ages, we accept children as young as 3 to 4 depending on their ability to follow directions.

 

How do I know if my child needs therapy?

If you are concerned that your child may need therapy, then please click on the Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and Physical Therapy links under Therapies on the column to the left. Each page will tell you what each therapy accomplishes and the type of characteristics of children and adults who take therapy. If you feel or think that your child exhibits these traits, then feel free to contact us at 714-731-4668 or email us at KarateForAll@cox.net to  receive more information.

If I have a child with a developmental delay and one without, can I still enroll both of them?

Yes! Even if you have a child without a developmental delay and a child with a developmental delay such as autism, you can still enroll both of them into the program. We understand that parents may want both children to be in the same program so that they can benefit from Karate and therapy, so it is perfectly fine to enroll both.

How frequent are the classes?

We have options of one time per week and two times per week, which works out to four times per month or eight times per month respectively. Also. each class is one hour long.

Can I choose which class my child attends?

The class in which your child attends will be determined by Sensei Wayne. The reason for this is because there are various factors that need to be considered for your child. All of our classes differ by the student age, development level, and other factors to ensure that your child interacts with peers at his or her level to will maximize development.