Have you ever thought about getting your child enrolled into the martial arts classes but have struggled with what kind of school will be good for your child? The selection process is important for the development of your child and for your own reassurance, so today we’re sharing some great tips for selecting the best school for children’s martial arts in Charlotte.
1. Find all the schools in your area. Sometimes it is worth it to drive a little farther if the school is a great fit for you and your child.
2. Review their website. The quality of the schools’ websites will give you an idea of the type of school that you are considering. There should be information regarding the instructor or instructors, styles and class schedules. If you don’t find any of this information on their website, it would be a good idea to call and request this information before you make an appointment to visit the school
3. List the questions you want to ask the instructor. The website should tell you about the instructor, but it would be a good idea to ask them questions in person so you get an idea of who that person is. Ask what teaching method they use and what they are trying to accomplish. Everyone has certain values that they feel are important and it will be an important part of your child’s development, so make sure that those values are consistent or left undisturbed. Don’t be afraid to ask questions to find the best school for children’s martial arts in Charlotte’s!
4. Ask to observe a class and possibly take a trial class. Most schools for children’s martial arts in Charlotte offer some sort of free trial, whether it’s a single class or several classes. This will give you an opportunity to see how the classes are run.
5. Observe how the instructor interacts with the children in a group and on an individual basis. This can certainly improve your level of confidence in the instructor.
6. Assess the instructor by the difference in ability between the different students. The higher-ranking students should look more impressive compared to the lower-ranking students. The instructor should look and be more impressive than any of their students. Your child will only grow as much as the instructor’s knowledge to teach, so that instructor should impress you. Remember that children’s martial arts in Charlotte involve skill and experience and both are required to teach.
7. Ask about their ranking system and how frequently they test. If there are more than 10 ranks from white belt to black belt (or whatever system or ranking that they use from start to top rank), then be careful. That system may be designed to make money rather than teach good martial arts. Schools with anywhere from 6 to 10 ranks will generally be more involved with your child’s goals and achievements.
8. Look around the school to see if it’s clean. The cleanliness of the school for children’s martial arts in Charlotte is a reflection of the effort that the instructors put into their students. It’s also a sanitation issue because your child will be on the ground doing exercises.
9. Ask about all their pricing programs. Some schools will tell you that you have options, but those options may be more beneficial to them than to you.
All of our activities take place at our 10,000 sq. ft. custom-built school that sits on 12 serene wooded acres. It is a peaceful, spacious, state-of-the-art facility operated with family-run friendliness. Call today to schedule a tour of our school for children’s martial arts in Charlotte and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have!