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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Martial Arts Studio

What age can someone start martial arts training?

While martial arts training can start at any age, many of our programs have classes designed for children as young as 3 years old. We also have adult classes, ensuring there's a suitable program for everyone, regardless of age.

Do I need any prior experience to join a class?

No prior experience is necessary! We offer beginner classes for those new to martial arts. As you progress, you can transition to more advanced classes, ensuring a steady and comprehensive learning experience.

What should I wear to my first class?

For your first class, wear comfortable athletic clothing that allows for easy movement. As you continue your training, we recommend purchasing a uniform (often called a gi or dobok), which can be bought directly from our studio or a specialized retailer.

How often should I attend classes to see progress?

We recommend attending classes at least twice a week for consistent progress. However, the frequency can vary based on individual goals, schedules, and the specific martial art discipline.

Is sparring mandatory?

Sparring is an integral part of many martial arts but is not mandatory, especially for beginners. Safety is our top priority, and sparring is typically introduced when a student is ready both physically and mentally. Protective gear is required during these sessions


Dragon Gate is such a fantastic place for children to not only train physically, but to also develop confidence, patience and respect for themselves and others. Our son has learned valuable self defense.

Matt Roswell

My kids have been involved at DG for several years and are closing in on their Black Belts. The instructors have consistently been of high quality and exude an emphasis on both physical and emotional development.

John Callahan

Great place! My son loves it! They keep the kids engaged while teaching a little discipline. What more could you ask for?!?

Anthony Sanseverino

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