The following is a list of frequently asked questions which will help you get started.
How much do classes cost?
O2B Kids offers 160 classes per month, including the beginning and pre-karate classes, for one low price. Please contact an O2B Kids' Fun Counselor at (904) 264-4202 for more information and current membership prices.
Does my child have to be a member of O2B Kids to take karate?
Yes. The beginning and pre-karate classes are one of the several programs that comes with your O2B Kids membership. Adults would pay a separate fee just for karate classes - they do not have to be members.
Do I have to sign a contract?
O2B Kids offers month-to-month memberships as well as pre-paid options. There is never any long term commitments.
Is there a discount for family members?
Yes. O2B Kids offers a sibling discount.
How often are classes offered?
The beginning karate and Pre-Karate classes for students age 4 - Adult are offered twice a week. Students can come as much as they like.
Can I or my child come to try a class?
Yes. If you are interested in trying one of the karate classes, please contact a Fun Counselor at O2B Kids to arrange for your free visit.
Can I or my child start at anytime?
Yes. Students can come to any of the Pre-Karate I, Beginning I, or Adult Beginning classes to try their first class. Kids age 4 and 5 would start in the Pre-Karate I, kids age 6 -13 would start in the Beginning I class, and students 14 and above would start in the Adult beginning. Please check the schedule below for the time and day.
How do I arrange to have myself or my child try-out the class?
Contact O2B Kids at (904) 264-4202 and ask to speak with a Fun Counselor. Your counselor will be able to schedule an appointment with you to provide more information about the karate program and the many other programs O2B Kids offers. The Fun Counselor will be able to set up a time for your child to try the karate class.
What should I or my child wear to try the class?
The best thing to wear is either sweat or jogging pants and a plain t-shirt. Please do not wear jeans, dresses, or any other clothing that is either to loose or to restrictive. Also it is best to remove all jewelry.
I have a child that is under 6, can they start in the Beginning I class instead of Pre-Karate?
No. Most children under the age of 6 have a difficult time with the motor skills and focus required to handle the Beginning I karate class. The Pre-Karate classes are specifically designed to teach techniques at the ability and attention level of 4 and 5 year olds. All kids age 4 and 5 must start in the Pre-Karate I class.
However, there are a few children at 4 and 5 they possess the mental and physical maturity to handle the age 6 and above karate classes. If a Pre-Karate student demonstrates superior technique and mental focus, they may be given permission by a Pre-Karate Instructor to move up to the older karate classes. We usually let kids the are enrolled in kindergarten start in Beginning I.
I have previous martial arts experience from another school, do I need to start over as a white belt?
This depends on the style previously studied and current ability level. Katsu Dojo is a traditional Shito-Ryu karate school with emphasis on quality technique. Students that come from a traditional karate school and demonstrate good technique may be able to transfer into our style at an appropriate belt level.
Unfortunately there are many schools that do not insist on quality technique from their students. Students must be evaluated by one of our instructors to determine their knowledge and ability level. If this is the case for you, it is best to contact Sensei Jason at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your specific situation.
I really enjoyed the class and I want to sign up. What do I need to do?
Once you decide you would like to continue with the karate program at O2B Kids, a Fun Counselor can sign your child up for membership. Please register your child online with Katsu Dojo by clicking the link below. Print out the waiver form, sign the bottom, and bring it to your karate instructor. We have the uniforms for sale from the karate instructor along with the option of a Beginner's Package. Please see your karate instructor for more information.
If you still have questions, you may email Sensei Jason at email@example.com
|Senpai Shawn Bauldree|
|Pre-Karate I||4:00-4:30 pm||*1:00-1:30 pm||4:00-4:30 pm||*1:00-1:30 pm|
|Pre-Karate II||4:30-5:00 pm||*1:00-1:30 pm||4:30-5:00 pm||*1:00-1:30 pm|
|Beginning I||5:00-6:00 pm||5:00-6:00 pm|
|Beginning II||6:00-7:00 pm||6:00-7:00 pm|
|Beginning III||7:00-8:00 pm||7:00-8:00 pm|
|Intermediate I||4:00-5:00 pm||4:00-5:00 pm|
|Intermediate II||5:00-6:00 pm||5:00-6:00 pm|
|Advanced I||6:00-7:00 pm||6:00-7:00 pm|
|Advanced II||7:00-8:00 pm||7:00-8:00 pm|
|*Starting January 2014|
|Pre-Karate I - beginning children aged 4 - 5 years old|
|Pre-Karate II - yellow stripe thru brown stripe|
|Beginning I - all new students six and older and white belts|
|Beginning II - yellow/white belts|
|Beginning III - yellow belts|
|Intermediate I - orange/white - purple belts|
|Intermediate II - blue - green belts|
|Advanced I - green/brown - black belts|
|Advanced II - brown/black - black belts|
|Team - Team members (with permission from an instructor)|