Frequently asked questions
Do I have to register my hands when I become a black belt?
No, that is an urban myth. Martial Artists are not required to register their hands.
Do I have to be in good shape before I start?
No, you will get into shape as you train. We have a series of exercises that you will learn as you progress through the ranking system which will enable you to perform the self defense techniques.
I am 31 years old, am I too old to start martial arts?
No, you are not too old to begin martial arts training. Karate and Jujitsu regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50's and older. OGKK and BJJ are a practical and effective martial art that does not incorporate gymnastics.
I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to kenpo classes?
The two 1.5 hour classes a week are recommended, as is practicing at home.
How long does it take to get a black belt?
In OGKK Style Karate, it takes approximately 15 years to reach black belt.
Do I have to pay for each class?
No! As a member, you are free to come to all our classes, as many times as you want (and this is encouraged!)