A: Typically our adult martial arts clients begin developing some decent skill in the martial arts and begin seeing fitness results between 3-6 weeks.
Q: What would be the benefit in training with Swiftkick over Karate?
A: The answer to this is often more related to what a person wants in their training. Karate usually emphasizes an artistic style of discipline and form. Although we do offer an artistic class we focus mostly on what is called applied, or functional mixed martial arts. In other words we spend most of our time teaching self-defense that works very effectively on the streets in real life situations.
Q: My main priority is to get in shape. Would I be better off joining a fitness club, boxing gym, or MMA studio?
A: In order to maintain a comparable workout in a fitness center you would most likely need a personal coach to drive you or be one focused, disciplined individual. You would need a vigorous cardio exercise program mixed in with strength building exercises. Keep in mind boxers are among the best conditioned athletes in the world. You could get in great shape joining a boxing gym. You will also get in great shape training in martial arts with more of a diversified knowledge of self-defense.
Q: Have you seen improvement with children in their studies from training with Swiftkick?
A: Absolutely! We continually hear great reports from parents of our students. We really emphasize tenants such as courtesy and attentiveness. A student can’t even earn their first belt without parents signing off that their child showed improvement in their behavior. Having a coach to speak into their lives really has great influence.
Q: What is Crazy Monkey Defense?
A: The Crazy Monkey Defense Program has successfully been used to train the military, police departments, champion fighters in the martial arts, and leaders in business and government on a worldwide basis. It utilizes a very functional martial art style that is easy to learn and is very effective in close combat.
Q: How is SwiftKick different?
A: Our unique training approach focuses on building a truly functional fighting style while creating a fun and encouraging environment. We want our students to be prepared for the streets and yet focus on developing the whole person. We blend the best of mixed martial arts and combat self-defense to teach a highly functional and dynamic martial arts system.
Q: What is Applied Martial Arts?
A: Applied Martial Arts teaches skills that can immediately be utilized in real life situations. Various martial arts are taught in a way that can be grasped by even young children. Our training focuses primarily on stand-up, clinch, and ground martial arts in order to give our clients a well-rounded base of effective and practical methods for self-defense. We also teach how to apply martial arts to other areas of our students lives so that they are well rounded, successful individuals.
Q: What is Mixed Martial Arts?
A: Mixed Martial Arts utilizes effective strikes found in several styles of martial arts and boxing in order to give our students a well-rounded base of effective and practical methods for self-defense. We teach Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Tae Kwon Do, etc., so that our students can effectively maneuver in and out of the strike zone. We also teach grappling, wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and military combat so that our students can fight if someone grabs them or throws them on the ground.
Q: If I come for a free trial class will I feel pressured to enroll?
A: Not at all. We want you to get a taste of what training is like and hope you have a positive, fun experience. Part of the reason we offer free classes is to see if it is a fit for you. There really is no pressure.
Q: Is there a studio close by where I live?
A: We currently are operating out of two studios: One in Carlsbad right off Hwy 5 and the other in Rancho Bernardo right off Hwy 15.
Q: How do I cancel my membership with SwiftKick?
A: All cancellations in membership require a 30 day written notice prior to billing date. Tuition billing occurs on the first of each month. If you have further questions about cancelling your membership, contact SwiftKick at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-385-1600.
Q: Can I reinstate my membership with SwiftKick after cancelling?
A: In order to reinstate membership with SwiftKick after cancelling clients are required to re-register and pay the current registration fee. Also, clients are asked to pay the current going rate of tuition. Any previous discounts, promotions, tuition rates will not be reinstated.