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Questions to ask on your first visit to a Martial Arts School

Ready to begin with Martial Arts but don't know what to do? These questions might help you as you enter your first school and guide you to the "right" choice.

Now that you have that figured out, I encourage people to go directly to the school. Talking with an instructor over the phone will only give you some idea of what you want. But until you step into the school and observe things in person, it will be hard to gauge what you like.

Of course, there are probably many Martial Arts school in your area as the arts are spreading. So, in order to narrow down your selections, start by some basics:

Most of these answers you can get online or with a simply phone call. Once that is squared away, narrow down your selection to just a few schools. Expect to spend anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour at the schools talking with the instructors.

Some of the things to talk about once you've gone:

Finally, and perhaps the most important to me:

Hopefully, these questions will help set you on the right path to finding a school right for you.

You may find these articles helpful:
Beginner Martial Arts Questions Answered
Finding a Martial Arts School

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