Nippon Karatedo Genwakai FAQ
What is the minimum age for Adult Karate classes?
In some cases, children as young as 14 years old (but no younger) have been accepted based on an instructor's evaluation and in conference with the parents. In general, students 16 years old and above are welcome to train with the Adult class.
What are the class costs for Karate?
Cost is $50 per month for adult karate classes, this will grant you two classes a week and access to many special events held throughout the year. Special pricing for multiple students in the same family is available. Contact licensed instructor Bill Bryant for pricing details or other inquiries.
How much are the Adult Karate uniforms?
A basic Gi (uniform) costs approximately $35 (depending on discounts available, etc.)
Is there anything else I need for the Adult Karate class?
No - there are no other special equipment or uniform requirements.
How do I go about becoming a student of Ohio Budokan?
Each person is allowed one free class. Make arrangements to attend and participate in a free trial class by calling our phone number or showing up 15 minutes before the appropriate class start time.
Does Ohio Budokan use contracts with the students?
No, Ohio Budokan does not believe in commercial contracts. Payments are made on a monthly bases in the form of club dues.
How long does it take to become a black belt?
Approximately 1000 hours of in-class training depending on attendance and ability. A typical student will take 4-7 years depending on amount of training time in and outside of the Dojo.
May I be a student of multiple arts at Ohio Budokan?
New Students are allowed to train in more than one of the arts we practice, if approved by the Sensei (teacher) of each art.
May I attend a class if I do a different martial art?
Yes, in most cases, you will be expected perform to the standards of the class you attend. If you are in town on business, or just visiting, training in your art along with our class may be arranged on a case by case basis by contacting the appropriate instructor. A "mat fee" of $5 dollars per class is required for any visitation.