Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between Karate and Tae Kwon Do?
One of the differences between the two arts is that Karate is a Japanese art and Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Art. Both teach hand and feet techniques and both emphasize self-defense but Karate tends to be a more traditional and disciplined art with a more structured environment. Tae Kwon Do is more of a speed/combat/sport with emphasis on movement.
Why does it take 4-5 years to obtain a black belt?
We are not a belt factory. At JSK, you get your belts the old-fashioned way ...you earn them. It's important to us that each student moves through the ranks properly and effectively and at their own pace.
What are the terms of your agreement, will I be 'locked-in'?
Although members are required to sign a one year agreement, payment is monthly and you may cancel at any time. We simply ask for written notification 15 days prior to your billing date.
Do you charge test fees and belt fees and can I call you to get prices?
Our monthly rate is all-inclusive and you will not pay for any belt or test fees. Tuition rates are happily given over the phone.
How many instructors do you have on the floor, student/teacher ratio?
We strive to keep the student/teacher ratio at 5:1 so that every student receives optimal instruction.
Do you offer a trial class?
It is our recommendation that any student, child or adult, participate in at least one trial class before signing up. On occasion, students require more than one class to feel confident and sure that karate is for them.