8. Do they practice Real Karate and Martial Arts?
Beware of the glorified baby sitters; the clubs that are happy to take your money and give you or your child lots of exercise routines that will keep you and/or your children very busy and fit, for 30 to 45 minutes, with a few Martial Arts moves thrown in.
Often students of these clubs find that they have trained for 2 or 3 years and still don’t have great knowledge and feel they haven’t progressed very far at all in that time. Or you find the reverse, where they find they have become a Blackbelt after only 1 or 2 years and have incredibly passed every single (expensive) grading without one single hitch!
For some people, this is great training and is exactly what they want. If you want the Real Karate or Real Martial Arts, this kind of thing should not be happening. With real training, you should see consistent progress with real results you know you have worked hard for.