At what age can my child start training?
Our Youth karate program starts out at 5 years old. Martial Arts training requires focus and discipline and the ability to follow specific directions. We have found that some children are ready at 5 years old and others would benefit from waiting a year until they are 6 years old.

When can I sign up?
Registration is conducted on a month by month basis. Currently registration is conducted the first week of the month. When registering for the first time we ask that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the class start time to complete the necessary paperwork. All minors are required to have a parent/ legal guardian signature to participate. If you are wanting to come and “Try Out” a class, please feel free to do so at anytime.

What should I wear?
In the beginning we ask that you wear something that is easy to exercise and move in. By the time that you are nearing the end your first month of training, we ask that you purchase the traditional black “Gi” (gee) or uniform. A black workout shirt with the Jukido Kai logo is acceptable to wear under the Gi. Our training area is a completely matted floor and we ask that no shoes are worn on that area. For your convenience, t shirts and uniforms can be purchased at the school.

What equipment is needed?
On sparring nights all students are required to have certain items. During sparring all students must wear a mouthpiece to help protect the teeth from accidental injury. It is also required that students wear protective hand pads and foot pads. There are many styles and varieties of these on the market today many of which are available at the Center For Traditional Martial Arts for purchase. Also required for all males is an athletic cup which may be purchased at your local super store or sports store.

Are parents required to stay on the premesis during classes?
Parents are always welcome to stay and watch, but not required! The Dojo has seating available to accommodate most. Many parents stay and watch and many have ended up joining in the fun! Sparring nights are particularly popular, so come early and get a good seat!


The following articles will help answer some additional questions that may
arise when a students begins training.