FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

 

 

Does karate make you more violent?
...On the contrary,
...Red Sun Academy strongly encourages
...building a strong character
...by developing respect for yourself and for others.
...The more respect an individual has
...towards himself and others,
...the less violent he becomes.
...Statistics show that martial art students
...are not violent people.
...If any Red Sun Academy member
...uses their martial art skills
...in an inappropriate way
...(bullying, getting into fights),
...they are suspended from the academy.

Will I get hurt?
...Safety is a main consideration
...at Red Sun Academy.
...In the 15 years we have been open,
...there have been no major injuries.
...No one is pushed into doing anything
...they don't feel comfortable doing.

What if I'm not in shape?
...No problem.
...That's why you've taken a good first step
...by enrolling at Red Sun Academy.
...Everyone progresses at his own rate,
...and most people joining believe
...that they're not in shape.
...You've got to start somewhere!

Is bowing and meditation anti-Christian?
...Not at all.
...Bowing is simply a means of showing respect
...(not worshiping any flag!),
...and meditation is a means of gaining focus
...(not conjuring up any evil spirits!).
...Your sensei has a very loving
...and personal relationshipwith God.

Am I too old to train?
...Nah! There are martial art students in their sixties.
...I met a 68-year-old lady
...who was loved by the students in her karate school.
...I deeply admired her for training at her age.
...So did everyone else.
...Try our "Martial Arts for Older Adults" class
...that meets on Tuesday evenings.
...It's gentle on joins,
...and the kicks are few and only are knee-high.

I'm scared it's too hard.
...Don't worry.
...New students sign up every month.
...We have a separate class for beginners like you!
...Your teacher and all the upper-ranking students
...are eager to help and to make your martial art journey
...as comfortable as possible.
...Beginners can also attend the regular karate classes.
...During a regular karate class,
...black belts work off to the side with beginners
...during their first few weeks.
...Come to class early or stay late,
...and our advanced students
...are trained to come to you to help you.
...After that, you can always
...make an appointment with Sensei. t