355 Eisenhower Parkway, Livingston, NJ 07039
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FAQ

Kids Martial Arts

No way! In fact, martial arts makes kids calmer and more respectful than ever. Martial arts always has been about peace, and it always will be.
Sometimes. But the truth is, injuries are very, very rare here. We have a lot of measures in place to keep your child perfectly safe. In fact, safety is our #1 concern.
Kids have a blast here. There's smiling and laughter throughout every class. We have our moments of intense concentration and focus... but we always balance things out with fun and games to keep everything alive and light.
Any age! Most kids range from 5 to teenagers, but we have kids who are younger, too. Classes are customized to suit children of different ages. A teenager receives very different treatment than a 6 year old, for example.
Yes! We have a good mix of both girls and boys in our kids martial arts classes! Some people think that the boys are much “stronger and tougher,” but in reality this is not true. In fact, often girls are the stronger ones!
Absolutely. Martial Arts teaches kids to be coordinated, flexible and strong. Kids who don't naturally have these qualities develop them. Kids who do have these qualities grow them even more.
Absolutely. Kids with low self-esteem often come out of their shells. As their skill level increases, they feel more and more confident. Other kids look up to them, just as they look up to other kids who are ahead of them. It builds a sense of confidence, pride, and teamwork.

Adult Martial Arts

You'll get in shape as you go. You don't have to be in great shape to start.

The great thing about martial arts is you can be at any fitness level and do great. That's because there's no rush or pressure to do anything quickly. You can learn at your own pace.

If you have a knack for it, you can speed through techniques. If it's a bit harder for you, take your time. All we care about is that you're having fun, learning and progressing, and staying safe.

No! Because self-defense technique is taught in martial arts, it's often thought of as violent. However, the philosophies behind martial arts revolve around peace and harmony. The moves are more of a way to become connected with your body. We teach diplomacy and friendship. However, if a violent situation ever arises in your life, you'll have powerful tools to defend yourself and your loved ones.
Any sport or form of exercise comes with a risk of injury. However, there are a few things that make our program very safe. It's because of these few things that we barely see any injuries with our program.

Warm Up Exercises: At the beginning of every class, we go through a series of warm up exercises. These exercises get your muscles and joints ready and warmed up for martial arts training.

Supervision: Every class is supervised by trained, certified professionals. We watch carefully to make sure no student is doing anything in a dangerous or unsafe way.

In short, we place a tremendous amount of focus on fun and safety. It's because of this that we feel confident telling you that while there is risk for injury with our program - it's a very small risk.

Jeet Kune Do Kickboxing

Both! Most members opt for group classes, but feel free to ask any of our instructors for more info on private sessions.
You can probably expect about 15-30 people in your class. It's a really great group full of positive people excited about losing weight. You'll fit right in.
Yes, classes are full of people of all experience levels - including total beginners.
Absolutely. Nutrition is KEY to weight loss, and we'll pass along the powerful knowledge we've put together over the years. (By the way, our nutrition program is all about naturally improving your diet - NOT forcing foods on you that you don't like or starving yourself).
No! These classes are very, very different from Cardio Kickboxing. It's hard to describe how much different they are, but once you come in you'll see for yourself ;-)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Any. We have guys and gals who are in incredible shape - and others who aren't. Everyone has a great experience, and gets a killer workout, too.
Probably not. But we advise speaking with your doctor first. He / she will know better than anyone - and may be able to tell us what exercises you can & can't do.
Definitely not! After years of practice and expertise with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we've identified the key factors that lead to injury - and designed our program to counter each of these factors. The result: injuries do happen (as they do with any intense sport), but they're extremely rare.
Not at all. While the classes are mostly filled with men, there are women who participate and get a lot out of our BJJ classes, too. Everyone's focus is on learning BJJ, supporting one another, and having a great time. Gender isn't an issue.
Our classes are a mixture of supportive, fun, serious, focused and goofy. There are moments of intense concentration... moments of fun & games... moments of encouraging one another to keep going, and do your best... and so much more. It's a vibrant blend of fun, focus and passion.
Absolutely! There are just as many competitive BJJ-ers here as there are hobbyists.
Definitely. Our expert instructors will work with you to strengthen any weaknesses you have, exploit your strengths, improve your physical fitness and master your technique. Your opponents won't know what hit' em.

Personal Training

Every workout is always something new and different… so no repeat or routine training days here! We like to change up your workout, which prevents boredom and maximizes your workout goals and results. You can expect “multi-tasking” for your muscles. Stretching, running, obstacle courses, circuit training, jumping jacks, pushups, jump roping, sit-ups, abdominal work, core training and agility drills. Basically, just a lot of good old sweat, which is a great way to detox your body and mind!
People just like you! Our boot camp classes is designed for all fitness levels - all different shapes, sizes and ages. You do not have to be an athlete or physically fit to start. We establish a baseline for you, set achievable goals and monitor your progress. We have a wide range of participants - from those who have never worked out to those who are marathon runners. Everyone has a challenging personalized training program with individual goals and is pushed at their own pace and potential.
Participants that join should be healthy adults. Even if you haven’t exercised for a while, Fitness Boot Camp classes are designed to allow any fitness level to achieve success. Instructors will show different levels of most exercises (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) and participants choose which best suits their fitness level. Participants must be 16 years of age or older.
Bring a water bottle, towel, a smile and a positive attitude. Be sure to dress comfortably – workout pants, t-shirt/tank and athletic shoes.
Every person is different so it really depends on you and your commitment to attending classes regularly and achieving your goals. Generally speaking, you will experience a range of health and fitness benefits such as weight loss, decrease in clothes size, reduction in body fat, increase in strength, fitness and confidence, team building and camaraderie with fellow classmates, perseverance of physical and mental challenges and realization of your goals.
Everyone is different with different types of body frames and constitutions. Some can see improvements in performance in as little time as 1 week. Many see visual improvements in 3 weeks, depending on your effort level and maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle outside of classes. It is very common to see people lose weight and decrease in size when consistently attending boot camp.

We will conduct assessments and fitness tests to gauge fitness improvements. These tests will be recorded to show you how and where you’ve improved, as well as areas to work on to maximize individual results.

You will enjoy the combination of personal attention and social interaction from our boot camp classes. People who exercise regularly are also happier, healthier and live longer. Exercise helps prevent heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, arthritis and cancer. Exercise has also been proven to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and increase energy and stamina. So many good things!
Most people feel some soreness after the first few days. It typically goes away after that, but the trick is to exercise on a regular basis, which helps to prevent soreness.
We will provide modified workouts that are personalized for you as an alternative to strengthen your body and still give you the most intense workout possible.
Yes, there will be yelling involved, but only in a healthy, motivating way. We don't abuse, harass or degrade anyone…ever. We provide positive reinforcement, encouragement, some good jokes and lots of fun.