Frequently Asked Questions

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. Kenpo regularly has students start from adolecense through their 50’s and older. Kenpo is a practical and effective martial art that does not incorporate gymnastics.
What is the difference between Tae Kwon Do and Kendo?
Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art that focuses primarily on kicking techniques. Some Tae Kwon Do schools also teach Olympic style fighting. Kenpo is a practical self defense system which trains the student for modern day self defense encounters. Kenpo students are taught to use their hands and feet with multiple strikes to multiple targets on each attacker, in a multiple attack situation. Our martial arts school also teaches various self defense skills and weapon skills like nunchuck, sticks and swords when they become black belt or red belt.
I am very busy with my work schedule, how much time do I need to devote to kendo classes?
The two 1 hour classes are week are recommended, as is practicing at home. As you progress through the ranks if you want more 1:1 attention we offer 30 minute private lessons which can further help hone your skills.
How long does it take to get a black belt?
In WildTiger martial arts academy, it takes approximately 3 years to reach student black belt.
What sort of things should I consider when choosing a school?
Martial arts not only physical skills but also involves manner and spirit.
We teach student 5 principles of taekwondo, RESPECT / HONESTY / HUMILITY / PERSEVERANCE / SELF-CONTROL. So We have had a lot of positive feedback from parents regarding their children’s behaviour and atitudes at home since taking up Taekwondo.