Not all martial arts schools are alike. And if you’ve done any searching on your own, you probably have noticed the number of options available to you. So, how do you go about choosing the right martial arts school?

Here are a few questions to consider during your search:

Choosing-the-Right-Martial-Arts-School-10th-Planet-DowntownWhat programs does the school offer?

Consider the style of martial arts that you’re searching for, as well as the age and experience of the student. If you’re new to martial arts, you might do better at a school that offers a variety of martial arts classes so that you can find the one that fits you best. Also, don’t only look for programs that meet your current level of experience. Look for a school that provides its students with opportunities for growth. Find out the school’s approach to a student’s improvement and how they accommodate this growth.

What are your martial arts goals?

Think about what you’d like to get out of your martial arts training. Is your primary focus on fitness? Do you want to train to learn more about self-defense? Or are you committed to a journey toward earning your black belt? Maybe it’s a little bit of all of these things. Having an idea of what you’d like your martial arts training to look like in a few weeks, months, and even years can help you narrow down the schools that you reach out to and learn more about. Speaking with the instructors at a school can also help you figure out if a school would be the right fit for you and your martial arts goals.

What value does the school provide?

Cost should be a consideration when searching for a martial arts school. However, the price alone shouldn’t be the only factor. Instead, think about what value a school provides for what they are charging. A school that costs a little bit more might offer more value if the instructors are knowledgeable and experienced. Revisit your martial arts schools, and do some research to make sure that a school provides what you need (convenient class times, decent class sizes, engaged instructors, etc.) in the areas that are important to you.

We’re here to help you figure out if 10th Planet is a good fit for you. If you have any questions or want to learn more about our locations and program offerings, contact us today.