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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Questions

Q1: How many classes per week should I attend?
Q2: Will there be other beginners in my class?
Q3: Will Red Dragon USA program make my child overly aggressive?
Q4: Will my classes be safe?
Q5: What about sparring?
Q6: How long will it take me to become reasonably proficient?
Q7: What is the difference between Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Kung Fu?
Q8: Why do martial artists bow?
Q9: Why do martial artists yell?

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Answers

Q1: How many classes per week should I attend?

A1: We recommend 3 classes per week with a minimum of 2, plus a certain amount of practice time in between classes as the perfect level of training. This allows the student time to work on material between classes and become proficient before new concepts are introduced. Unlimited classes are available. Speak to the program director or the receptionist.

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Q2: Will there be other beginners in my class?

A2: Starting your training at Red Dragon Karate USA is easy! We have beginner classes with personalized instruction at your own pace. And when you feel comfortable you will be taught with your age appropriate class. In addition, we will also assign you a "buddy" so you can quickly learn about the school from an experienced student. You will feel at home here in no time at all.

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Q3: Will Red Dragon USA program make my child overly aggressive?

A3: At Red Dragon Karate USA children are taught that the martial arts are not to be used in aggression, but rather to defend oneself in problematic situations. Aggressive behavior is channeled into assertiveness to increase the child's self esteem, self discipline, and build character. Our program also helps a shy child to develop self confidence and become more assertive.

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Q4: Will my classes be safe?

A4: Absolutely. All classes taught at Red Dragon Martial Arts are strictly monitored to ensure complete safety.

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Q5: What about sparring?

A5: If you are interested in sparring, we have Saturday classes just for sparring. In these classes you will learn a safe step-by-step systematic method of gradually learned sparring strategies. In addition, all students are required to wear a complete set of safety equipment (see sparring equipment under products). Consequently, the chance of injury is very small. At Red Dragon Karate USA, sparring is easy to learn and lots of fun. Try a class for free and see for yourself.

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Q6: How long will it take me to become reasonably proficient?

A6: The time it takes to become proficient varies with each individual depending on the effort they put forth. At Red Dragon Karate USA, students are very often amazed by their own ability and accomplishment in as little as six months.

A story my Master once told me:

A young boy came to me and asked: "I wish to be your student and become a great martial artist, how long must I study?" "Ten years at least," the Master answered. "Ten years!", the boy answered. "What if I study twice as hard?" "Twenty years", said the Master. "What if I study day and night!" "Thirty years", said the Master. "How come each time I say I will work harder you add more years?" The Master said, "When one eye is fixed upon your destination, there is only one eye left with which to find the Way".

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Q7: What is the difference between Tae Kwon Do, Karate, and Kung Fu?

A7: Nationality. Tae Kwon Do originated from Korea, Karate is from Japan, and Kung Fu is from China.

Often "hard" and "soft" are terms used to distinguish the differences, yet all have the same common goal to accomplish strength in mind and body, to create confidence and peace.

Example: Climbing to the top of a mountain with the same difficulty but from different directions. The climbers may start with different techniques or knowledge, but sooner or later they will both have similar experiences in order to reach the top of the mountain. Therefore they are similar (those with a deeper understanding of the martial arts understand this principle. Of the three martial arts, Karate and Kung Fu are more often known by name but our style Tae Kwon Do is the most widely practiced martial art today. Tae Kwon Do gives its students the widest variety of techniques with an excellent balance between hard and soft types.

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Q8: Why do martial artists bow?

A8: Bowing demonstrates sincerity and respect along with deep appreciation of oneself and of others. It also teaches us to be humble while training to become strong and confident in both body and mind.

Bowing is simply an Eastern form of the greeting. It is equivalent to the Western handshake.

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Q9: Why do martial artists yell?

A9: Yelling has several purposes:

- Develops physical and mental strength, while gathering energy.
- Breaks an opponent's concentration.
- Is used to communicate with a partner in a group practice.

Yelling comes from the abdomen (dan jun), which we call "energy field". You will notice the spirit of the school by the loud ki-haps (yelling) in the class.

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Red Dragon's

Three Locations


Carbondale


47 North Main Street
Carbondale, PA. 18407
Phone: 570 282-7003

Program Directors Name is Tammy

Open:
Monday 5PM to 8PM      Tuesday to Friday 4PM to 9PM
Sat 10:30AM to 5PM


Clifford


4 Mountain View Plaza
Clifford, PA. (Main Street)
Phone: 570 222-KICK (5425)

Program Directors Name is Linda

Open:
Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday 4PM To 8:30PM


Dickson City

 

330 Main Street

Dickson City

Next to Scranton Orthopedic