How To Choose A Martial Arts School

How To Choose A Martial Arts School

The best way to choose a Martial Arts school is to understand why you want to begin Martial Arts. Like many people, perhaps you are looking to get in a little better shape. What better way to do that than to start taking up martial arts?

Or, are you looking to learn how to defend yourself? If you are looking to begin martial arts for self-defense, you may be interested in these articles. What’s The Best Martial Arts For Self Defense and Learn Self Defense At Home: Surviving Is Winning

There are hundreds of martial arts styles, and you want to make sure that you are getting a good deal on your lessons. Martial arts schools vary in quality, and unless you know what you are doing, it might not get the best school for you. Countless instructors and schools are available, and the quality can be drastically different.


Let’s take a look at three different tips to keep in mind on how to choose a martial arts school that’s right for you.


1. How Long

This might not seem evident at first, but the length of time a martial arts school has been in existence is more important than you would think.


Think of martial arts schools like restaurants. People who open restaurants generally are good cooks and maybe not the best business people. Just because you’re an Olympic athlete doesn’t mean you are great at business . So what if a martial arts school is brand new? The odds of its staying around for a long time are relatively low. But if the martial arts school has been around for a little while.

You might be a lot safer signing a long-term contract with them.

2. Instructor

Who is the instructor? Are they a well-known name? Is it a chain of martial arts schools?

The instructor makes all the difference.

Finding a good instructor is like finding a nugget of gold. The good ones are hard to find, but you should stick to them when you find them. Ask the instructor what their qualifications are and how long they’ve been practicing karate.

A little legwork goes a long way.


3. Location

Is the martial arts school close to your house? Is it easy to access? What are the hours?

Find out all this beforehand. You don’t want to be driving hours to your martial arts school. The odds are, the longer the trip, the less likely you will stay with the routine.

While close is better, if an excellent instructor is a little out-of-the-way, that might be perfect.


Are you currently studying martial arts or thinking of starting?

I’d love to know if you agree with these tips on choosing a martial arts school.


  1. Excellent advice Lee!

    Finding a match to the goal you want to achieve can be hard. It can be miles apart, but getting the best you can afford in the time you have is a win-win situation.

    To stay fit and safe is a wonderful combination, meaning the two in one deal is ideal.

    This is the best sport to learn discipline and to stay focused.

    Thank you for a very good post!

    1. Thank you for reading and I appreciate the insight. I couldn’t agree more with you. Martial arts is a great way to reinforce discipline that will help in all aspects of your life and you can get fit and healthy at the same time!

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